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WILDERNESS HYGIENE

Staying Clean in the Wild: The Natural Way

10 Natural Hacks for Camping Hygiene So you’ve decided you want to live like our ancestors who used to chase down wild deer, swim deep to catch fish, and sleep in caves or in a tent built out of trees far out in the wilderness. This type of lifestyle is …

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Open Carry vs Concealed Carry: What's the Difference?

Open Carry vs Concealed Carry: What’s the Difference?

Carrying a gun with you is one of the most effective ways to defend yourself. It’s also one of the highest-responsibility self-defense methods, so you need to know everything about how and (arguably more importantly) when to use your pistol, often from a concealed carry class. But concealed carry is …

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Best Concealed Carry Backpacks for EDC

2020’s 7 Best Concealed Carry Backpacks for Everyday Carry

So, you want to carry a concealed handgun. You have your gun. You’ve taken the concealed carry course and received your license. But, for whatever reason, you want to carry the gun off your body. There are legitimate reasons for off-body carry, which I’ll cover later. Just like carrying your …

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Lobo Loco Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife Review

“Lobo Loco” Victorinox Huntsman Swiss Army Knife Review

  Just about everybody knows about Swiss Army knives. If you describe the concept of an everyday carry knife to somebody who doesn’t know anything more wild than a coffee shop open until 9 pm they’ll say, “Oh, like a Swiss Army knife?” Various Victorinox Swiss Army knife (SAK) models …

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Concealed Carry Class: What to Know

Concealed Carry Class: What to Know

CHL. CCL. CWL. LTC. Whichever acronym your state uses[1], these all refer to a permit that allows you to conceal a handgun on your person in public. Knowing how to defend yourself or your family when attacked is an important skill to have, even if you never want to have …

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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

2020’s 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

2020’s 11 Best Boot Knives for EDC, Self-Defense, and Survival

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

2020’s Best Gun Belts for CCW and Open Carry

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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