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Dual Purpose EDC Self Defense Tools (video)

If you don’t (or can’t) carry real self defense tools then consider these potential dual purpose items. Although I enjoyed the introduction you can skip to about the 5:10 mark to get to the heart of the video. I should point out that a few of the ideas (like the change in sock idea) are getting a bit far-fetched for real-life use but most of them are spot-on, a few of which I’d never considered before…

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Krav Maga Tactical Survival Book Review

I was sent this book, by Gershon Ben Keren, a few months ago in exchange for an honest review…

Normally I avoid book reviews these days. I’m not sure if it’s that I don’t have time to read them or that I feel like “I’ve seen it all” but when I was asked to review this book I said “yes” and I’m quite glad I did.

The first thing I noticed was how sturdy and well put together the book was as they sure didn’t skimp on the cost to put it together, that’s for sure. Though paperback, the pages are thick, the illustrations are numerous and in color, and I’m positive this book will last a long time… I’ve already been through it twice and there’s no sign of wear whatsoever.

Anyway, when I got the book I dove right in. Separated into five distinct parts, I was a bit surprised that the author got straight to the point and started discussing various striking techniques right from the start. That said, I

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The Tsunami App: An Innovative Safety Solution You Can Help With

Want to do something good for the world today? Great! Here’s how..

Back The Tsunami App Kickstarter. Developed by Alexander Artyukhin, this smartphone app is aimed at warning people the moment tsunami conditions are triggered and even providing safe routes to help people get away as fast as possible, likely saving countless lives.

Here, watch the video:

Pretty neat, right?

You can learn more at their website and also back the project on Kickstarter here.

And the press release:

Revolutionary app could save thousands of lives during the next natural disaster

Austin, TX: With each passing year, tsunamis and floods pose increasing threats to populations around the globe. Working with experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we have created an app designed to protect vulnerable residents and visitors from the next catastrophe. On February 15, we will launch a Kickstarter campaign to collect the remaining funds required to put the app into action.

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Escaping Dogs In SHTF (video)

What if you had to escape and evade dogs during a SHTF situation? Here’s some thoughts…

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Sand Bag Uses For Preppers (video)

He discusses a few ways to use sand bags around the house in a SHTF situation and even during a bug out, which is a use I hadn’t considered before. You can if you like…

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Surviving A House Fire (video)

House fires can get out of control quick and I’m positive they will be a big problem during any SHTF event. The first few minutes of the video talks about surviving fires in places like concerts and so you can skip to about the 2:50 mark to get to the heart of the video for surviving house fires, if you like…

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Should You Carry “Hot” Or Not? (video)

This topic gets a lot of opinion from both sides, what do you think? Here’s a few good reason to consider carrying with one in the chamber…

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Booby Traps For SHTF Protection (link)

Have you ever thought about adding booby traps to your preps? I have, particularly where SHTF is concerned. Obviously, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to employing such devices since they can be quite devastating and even deadly; there’s something to be said for NOT wanting them to be used against people they shouldn’t be, such as neighbors and friendlies. In fact, there’s the whole liability thing too. That said, you should have some clue about how to employ traps in a post-SHTF world…

“Booby traps are devices set up with the intent to surprise, harm, or even kill a unknowing victim. They are triggered by the presence or unwitting actions of another.

Booby traps have been used since ancient times. Cave drawings indicate even prehistoric humans used them as a means of capturing prey, such as in “pit falls” where a large hole is dug and spikes placed inside. The hole is then covered.

Historically speaking, booby traps do not win wars. They

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Whip Palm Strike for Self Defense (video)

I think this only works for tall people which excludes me, lol. Turns out this may not be a great self defense option but Coach David suggests how it could be useful in some instances. Also, there are some video clips of people fighting (not very well, mind you) but just be aware if there are young kids around…

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Instinctive Shooting: No Sights Required (link)

How often do you shoot your firearm without looking down the sights? How about… NEVER! Maybe that’s not always the best plan, at least, according to this article, plus you’ll get some good tips on how to employ instinctive shooting in your training…

“In close quarters, defensive shooting, you do not aim as such using your handguns sights, because you usually you do not have time for this. You use a method known as instinctive – or point shooting. Instinctive shooting is simple you point the gun and pull the trigger. You need to ensure you have a good grip on your handgun, your wrist is locked and the forearm of your gun hand is in line with your handgun.

For instinctive or point shooting at ranges of about 3 to 10 yards, you should bring the handgun up with stretched arms at chest or chin level, with both eyes looking at your target area. Point the handgun at the target area (i.e. head or chest); when the target is aligned, you fire. There is no need to

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