Hunting shotguns on haystack while halt during sunrise, soft focus on shutgun butt. Main focus is on breech block
18 May 2018

Ammunition for your Home Defense / Survival Shotgun

Many preppers who aren’t “gun people” have a gun or two for home protection or for the inevitable time when the SHTF.

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Kukri knife from the author's collection. Nóż kukri z kolekcji autora.
13 Apr 2018

What’s the Benefit of a Kukri Knife?

The kukri (pronounced koo-kree) is an intimidating curved blade knife/weapon that originates in Nepal. Shown below is a photo of a a traditional kukri, along with a secondary knife commonly carried along with the kukri, and a sharpening tool. The kukri’s main feature is the curved blade that resembles a

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CRKT Tecpatl
03 Mar 2017

CRKT Adds New Knives to Forged By War Program

Columbia River Knife and Tool has a reputation for taking designs from custom knife makers and manufacturing them at affordable prices while still maintaining a high level of quality. Their blades are used the world over by outdoorsmen, first responders and members of the military. We wrote about two of

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10 Reasons to Give a Tactical Pen as a Gift
02 Dec 2016

Top 10 Reasons to Give a Tactical Pen as a Gift

There are a lot of reasons to love the invention of tactical pens. If you’re trying to figure out a good gift or stocking stuffer for someone in your life, consider a tactical pen. We got to test one out from UZI recently, the UZI Tactical Glassbreaker Pen ($22) and

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Send Someone a Crate of Doom
04 Nov 2016

Gear for Gifts: Send Someone a Crate of Doom

We’d love to give an Acme Crate of Doom as a Gift. Better yet, we’d love to GET one as a gift! Check out the amazing stuff in this thing. The crate contains 12 weapons spanning human cultural and social history. Seriously. you can get this crate delivered with a

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Lynx Credit Card Knife
02 Nov 2016

Gear for Gifts: Lynx Card Blade Knife by JHO

We became impressed with JHO’s Nug Knife and wrote about it a short while ago. That knife ended up selling our fairly quickly, but JHO now has a different model, the Lynx Knife, that would be a great gift. The Lynx Knife is $90 and is available in either satin or

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Essential Items for Wilderness Survival
05 Jul 2016

Go Beyond the Survival Essentials

Having some basic survival essential items with you when you’re outdoors is a must and the key to outdoor success. The items you have with you should provide for your basic needs while out and about, both while things are going according to plan and when things get hairy. But

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axe on stump
26 Oct 2015

Axe vs. Large Survival Knife: The Battle of Big Blades

I’m a big fan of fixed blade knives. I carry one hiking (a Gerber Prodigy in case you’re wondering) and it’s an essential part of my SAR mission kit. They’re handy for anything from prying to cutting rope and webbing. They also serve well for survival tasks such as shelter

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gun and leather bag
14 Sep 2015

How to Carry a Handgun in the Backcountry

Whether you’re fighting for your life, camping, or hiking with the family, you might find yourself in remote areas, often alone and probably fatigued. You need to protect yourself in every scenario. Many outdoor enthusiasts choose to carry a concealed handgun for protection. There are just a few things to

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19 Nov 2014

The Essential Survival Weapon You Probably Don’t Own

Throwing knives are often overlooked as a tool for survival. Just like any other weapon, it takes time and practice to perfect. Using throwing knives successfully requires concentration and excellent technique. There are a few blade types to test out and a few throwing styles that can fit various levels

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