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How to Determine Compound Bow Draw Weight

How to Determine Your Bow Draw Weight

Archery is both a fun hobby and an important survival skill. Unlike, say, firearms, you can practice archery in your own backyard (provided you have a good backstop!) A bow is also a silent companion in the woods and, with the right arrows and enough practice, you can put down …

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The Best CCW Concealed Carry Holsters

The 12 Best Holsters for All Types of Concealed Carry

As I have talked about before, every person who wants to survive in this world should know self defense. Now, there are many different self-defense tools out there. Not all tools are good for everybody. But one of the most effective methods for defending yourself is to carry a handgun[1]. …

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How to Sharpen a Ceramic Knife

How to Sharpen a Ceramic Knife: 3 Methods

Ceramic knives are nifty tools which have attracted many users. You’ll generally find them in the kitchen but there are some good outdoor ceramic blades, such as the Boker Plus Anti-Grav (which made it onto our list of the best EDC pocket knives!). Ceramic blades are great. Until you need …

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What Are ALICE Packs? (And the Best Mods for Bag and Frame)

What Are ALICE Packs? Plus, the Best Bag and Frame Mods!

You need some sort of gear carrying system if you’re gonna go innawoods. You can fit a good amount of stuff into cargo pockets but good luck carrying everything you’ll need for a week’s wilderness survival in just your pants and jackets! Then there are modern bugout bags. Field expedition …

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Best Boot Knives

The 11 Best Boot Knives of 2019

Knives are, perhaps, the most varied tool used by survivalists. You can get bushcraft knives, fighting knives, EDC knives, and more. Some are specialized blades good for one task and others are jacks-of-all-trades, useful in most situations. But knives have weaknesses. Blades break. You can lose them. It’s always good …

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Why Self Defense is Important for Preppers

Why Self Defense is Important for Preppers

Prepping is all about surviving in emergency situations. Whether it’s dodging a tornado or bleeding to death in the woods, a little bit of knowledge can make the difference between waking up the next morning or never waking up again. Being called to defend yourself against another person definitely qualifies …

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How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

Flashlights are considered must-have items around these parts. I have half a dozen lights floating around my person, EDC bag, and “bugout” truck. So, light is never far away. Some of them are tactical flashlights, such as my Klarus XT11GT and Klarus XT12S (which are both excellent, by the way, …

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How to Choose a Scope Mount for a Rifle

How to Choose a Scope Mount for a Rifle

With the 6.5 Creedmoor becoming one of the hottest cartridges to come down the pike in years, shooters need to understand that this cartridge is not your daddy’s round. It is a completely new bag of worms in ballistics science. We must understand that using budget rings and bases when …

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The Best Gun Belts for IWB and OWB

Best Gun Belts of 2019

Guns are many things to many people. They are protection. They are entertainment. They are a necessary tool to acquire food. But one thing they are not is light[1]. Even a polymer-framed handgun has a heavy metal slide and metal internals. Ammo, with the heavy projectile made of lead and …

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Beginner's Guide to Everyday Carry EDC

Beginner’s Guide to Everyday Carry (EDC)

Every Day Carry (EDC) is something we’re really passionate about, and for good reason! Whether you’re looking ahead to being prepared for a SHTF moment or simply want to be better prepared every day of your life, consciously focusing on EDC can make all the difference. Especially if you ever …

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almost free bug out bag post

The (Almost) Free Bug Out Bag

I’m going to tell you a secret… … come a little closer… … little more… … are you ready? … “Prepping” is a lot easier and cheaper than you think. Being prepared doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a $200 bug out backpack and a Rambo survival knife. …

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Best Tactical Watches

Best Tactical and Military Watches of 2019

The 2019 Military/Tactical Watch Buying Guide Updated: 7/8/19 Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a watch guy. I’m old school and a firm believer that every man everyone should carry a watch. Sure you’ve got a phone that tells the time but what about when your battery dies? Or you …

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 9mm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 9mm

So let’s say TEOTWAWKI has happened and we’re all on our own just trying to survive. Here’s the question: What kind of gun do you carry? Sure the 22 is a great survival rifle. The bullets are cheap (as long as you buy them before SHTF), there is little recoil, and …

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How to Wear a Boot Knife the Right Way

How to Wear a Boot Knife

To many people, the idea of wearing a boot knife brings images of cowboys getting into a bar fight. Or perhaps WWII paratroopers, dropping into battle with M3 trench knives strapped to the outside of their boot. Or even a wanna-be assassin in an action movie who made it past …

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The Best Emergency Tourniquets for Wilderness and Survival

Best Emergency and Wilderness Tourniquets

As much as I love nature, I know she is a potentially cruel mistress. There are many hazards when exploring the woods and deserts of this world which can injure you and leave you bleeding to death surrounded by animals and stars. Of course, the unthinkable could happen at home, …

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