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Best Self Defense Weapons (That Are Legal!)

9 of the Best Self Defense Weapons (That Are Legal!)

In a perfect world, no human would enact violence upon another person. But we do not live in a perfect world and violence is common. I’ve witnessed violent attacks with my own eyes. No matter how many precautions you take to avoid getting into a bad situation, trouble may still …

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Home Remedies for an Infected Tooth

Home Remedies for an Infected Tooth

Your mouth is awash in bacteria. Normally this is not a bad thing. But sometimes, the wrong bacteria can get in the wrong spot. Then you take a bit of food and instead of that delicious food you caught yourself, you feel pain. Ouch! You have an infected tooth! What …

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Wound Infection Signs and Symptoms

Wound Infection Signs and Symptoms

If you’re like me, you like exploring the wilderness. I can spend days in the field, enjoying nature. But nature is not a sterile lab. There are sharp things everywhere, and they harbor bacteria. Some of that bacteria is harmful, pathogenic. I’ve accidentally cut myself in the woods and I’m …

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KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife Review

Ka-Bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife

  Ka-Bar was the knife used by the United States Marine Corps in WWII. That excellent fighting knife was just the first to be made by Ka-Bar Knives. The TDI Law Enforcement knife is one of their more modern offerings. Designed in collaboration with John Benner from the Tactical Defense …

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5 Ways to Sharpen Your Knife in the Wild

5 Ways to Sharpen Your Knife in the Wild

It’s day three into your camping trip. The sun is setting and it will be dark soon. You pull out your knife, again, and start to whittle another feather stick so you can easily start the fire. However, the knife isn’t cooperating. You have to use more force to cut …

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How to Use a Knife for Self Defense

How to Use a Knife for Self Defense

We live in a dangerous world in which you may be called to defend yourself against a violent attacker. A gun remains the gold standard self-defense weapon but you may not always have a gun available. Not everyone should own a gun, carrying a gun may not be legal where …

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SOG Seal Pup Elite Review

SOG SEAL Pup Elite Review

  SOG stands for “Studies and Observations Group.” This does not sound fearsome until you learn that they were an elite group of operatives during the Vietnam War, who designed their own fighting knife. It was designed by Benjamin Baker, Deputy Chief of the US Counterinsurgency Support Office, and was …

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Best Self Defense Knives

Best Self Defense Knives of 2018

As news of violence in our nation and around the world reaches our ears, many of us are filled with a desire for protection. For us, our families, and our communities. Guns are the first self-defense method many of us think of at first. But they’re not always the best …

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Benjamin Marauder Air Rifle Review

Benjamin Marauder Air Rifle Review

  Years ago, Crosman was a big name in the air gun market. So was Benjamin, to a lesser extent. Crosman eventually bought out Benjamin but they kept on the name. Now, Crosman is still a big name in air guns, but they produce the Benjamin line of air guns …

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How to Tie a Bowline Knot

Bowline Knots: Uses, Variations, and How to Tie One

There are a lot of different knots out there in the world. You could spend years learning them all and still come across new variations. However, only a few have withstood the test of time to become one of the four basic maritime knots. One of those is known as …

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How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood

I have spent a lot of time in the woods of Southeast Alaska. If you don’t know, Southeast Alaska is part of the Tongass National Forest, which is actually a temperate rain forest. If you wanted to start a campfire there you couldn’t just wait for a sunny day. That …

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