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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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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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How to Measure Your Bow Draw Length

How to Measure Your Draw Length

Bows may not be as fancy as modern firearms, but they are an effective choice in many situations. You can use one bow to hunt animals from rabbits to bear. And releasing an arrow is quieter, even with the loud “THWACK!” of a recurve, than any firearm. This makes them …

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The Complete Guide to Knife Blade Shapes

The Complete Guide to Knife Shapes: Blades, Edges, and Points

There are about as many different knife blade styles as there are knifemakers. I’d say that there are more, but for every innovative knifemaker, there are a dozen knifemakers who have no creativity! However, whether a blade is handmade or mass produced, it is made in a certain style. You …

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How to Stop Bleeding in the Wild

How to Stop Bleeding in the Wild

One of my favorite activities is to walk the woods. I especially like to explore off the trail. I have some rock climbing experience, so I can be more daring than some people I know. But those rocks can be sharp and all it would take is one slip to …

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How to Choose the Best Bug Out Bag Backpack

The Bug Out Bag Backpack Ultimate Guide Updated 7/1/19 Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the meat of the subject, picking the best bug out bag backpack for you. You might see me refer to it as a GOOD bag (Get Out Of Dodge), bail out …

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Axes vs Hatchets

Axes vs Hatchets

If you call a hand axe a hatchet, most people will know what you’re talking about. A few grognard-types will grumble about it though, much as if you called a gun’s magazine a clip, Interesting note: There is such a thing as a clipazine! But there is a real difference …

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Types of Axes

Types of Axes

There are all sorts of axes in the world. From pickaxes to forest axes, these tools come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But they aren’t necessarily compatible. You won’t want to cut down a tree with an ice axe or hew a log with a fireman’s axe. Interested …

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How to Catch Wild Rabbits

How to Catch Wild Rabbits

Hunting is one of man’s oldest pastimes. When you’re out in the wild, few things sate your hunger like game meat you hunted yourself. There’s also a measure of satisfaction from outwitting a wild animal. Plus, it’s a good skill to know if you’re ever in a survival situation. Rabbits …

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Best Bushcraft Axe

Best Bushcraft Axes

If you live in a woody region, such most of the United States, then your outdoor trips will greatly benefit from carrying an axe. Usable for more than cutting down trees and splitting firewood, a good and well-sharpened axe can be used to assemble shelter or procure food. However, there …

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How to Sharpen an Axe

How to Sharpen an Axe

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” We often think of axes as a brutal tool, powering through the wood to smash the tree apart. Knives are the tool of finesse, delicately …

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