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Best Tactical Backpacks of 2019

Tactical Backpacks: What Are They and Why Do You Need One? It was not a good day. For the first time in over 15 years we drug our sorry butts back to the trailhead in defeat, with the loss of our gear as evident as the loss of our pride. …

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Build a DIY Hunting Blind

How to Build a Natural Deer Hunting Blind

Quick Navigation Before You Start Choose Your Location Choose Your ToolsBuilding a Deer Blind Ground Deer Hunting Blind Elevated Deer Hunting BlindWrapping It Up Before You Start First of all, let’s begin by defining what a deer hunting blind is. It’s a camouflaged shelter that gives you a good vantage point, …

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DIY Survival Fishing Kit

Build Your Own DIY Fishing Kit

Alright, if you’re checking out this site, chances are you are well aware that you can find guides on building many different handy survival kits and other survival items right here on Know Prepare Survive. Let’s take a moment to speak about a Do-It-Yourself minimalist fishing kit. You can stash this fishing …

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5.11 Rush 72 tactical backpack review

5.11 Rush 72 Backpack Review – Our New Favorite Bug Out Bag?

5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack Features Plenty of space, well organized pockets, hydration bladder compatible, comfortable, and tough as nails Comfort 5.11 checked all the boxes here. Well padded shoulder straps, ventilated back padding, and a sternum strap Price You pay for quality here. Sure, you can get a cheaper …

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10 essential survival items for hunting

10 Essential Survival Items To Pack When Hunting

Whether you're a hunting pro or just a newbie in the game, there's a 90% chance you'll end up forgetting some things that you should've prepared beforehand.But don't fret, because we're here to make sure that you're properly covered and armed for any kind of situation—emergency or not—that can happen …

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suunto core all black military watch review

Suunto Core All Black Military Watch Review

Suunto Core All Black Military Watch Features Let's get it out of the way now, the Core does not have GPS. It does have plenty of other features like a barometer, altimeter, and compass (an "ABC watch") Ease of Use Super simple to use, there's no need to even read …

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secret gun storage ideas

10 Hidden Weapon Storage Ideas

Standard weapon storage can often be bulky and frankly unattractive; this obviously is a huge turn off to anyone looking for gun storage for their home, most people prefer something unobtrusive and attractive.  Regular gun safes also often take up a lot of space, which is not ideal if you …

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best gun for home defense

How to Choose the Best Gun for Home Defense

Quick Navigation What's the Right Home Defense Gun For Me? Research the LawHandguns vs. Long GunsChoosing a HandgunSelecting the CaliberWhat Size Handgun Should You Choose?Pistols vs. RevolversChoosing a Long GunShotgunsRifles Takeaways What's the Right Home Defense Gun For Me?We are fortunate enough to live in a world where the police …

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diy survival gear

Homemade Survival Gear for Long Term Treks

Survival 101: Homemade Survival Gear Quick NavigationFire and Heating ToolsWhat You NeedInstructionsLightShelterDIY Fishing RodWhat You NeedInstructionsDIY Water FiltrationWhat You NeedInstructionsPlanning a long-term trek through one of the many beautiful forests or mountain tops can be a great experience for you and friends. However, it’s important that you bring a survival bag …

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7 Easy Deer Hunting Tips

7 Insanely Simple Deer Hunting Tips

Guest post from Jennifer at BuckWithBow How do you become a great deer hunter and be able to bag every buck that you target in the woods? Consider this scenario: Hunter A goes to a given hunting spot and skillfully clean kills a monster buck; Hunter B goes to the same …

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5 Common Bug Out Bag Mistakes: Don’t Let These Kill You!

A bug out bag is arguably one of the most important items during a SHTF event simply because it’s responsible for supplying the daily necessities that you will need during the bug out period (before reaching your bug out location). Because it’s so important, you really don’t want to be missing …

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J5 Tactical V1 Flashlight Review

J5 Tactical V1 Pro Flashlight Review

J5 Tactical V1 Pro Features While it doesn't have all the fancy features that some flashlights have, it has the ones that count Ease of Use Click to turn it on, click to turn it off, repeat to cycle through modes. Pretty simple Price It's less than $15 and works …

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G Shock Rangeman GW-9400-3CR

Casio G Shock Rangeman GW 9400 Master of G Tactical Watch Review

Casio G-Shock GW-9400-3CR Rangeman Master of G Features Features for days! Altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, sunrise/sunset data, and much more Ease of Use This is something that I felt could use some help. I may be spoiled on the ease of touch screens now but cycling through all the menus is a …

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