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Defense / Security / Safety

Air Guns For Self Defense?

The title got my attention. It’s an interesting thought experiment but clearly no substitute to a firearm for self defense as the experiments he conducts show. There’s just not enough stopping power in most air guns, especially handgun-style options. Plus, there’s the very real concern that many of these pellet guns look exactly like their […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Power Tools Every Prepper Needs

When considering tools, preppers often tend to gravitate towards manual or hand-powered tools due to their ease of use. The number one question that always arises when considering power tools for prepping is, “what if the grid goes down?” While that is a valid question, there may be some events where the grid is still […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness

Work Evacuation Kit

Interesting take on a city-specific evacuation kit. Although I would still be more interested in having my get home bag in most cases, I can see how something like the kit he’s put together could be significantly more useful if you live or work in a major city. Beyond that, simply using a suitcase instead […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Skills / Knowledge

7 DIY Survival Traps to Know

Animal trapping includes the use of devices to capture animals for various purposes like food, fur trade, hunting, pest control, and wildlife management. But, most importantly, animal trapping is an essential part of survival in the wild. In a survival situation, one burns calories very quickly, and physically chasing your food is not always the […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies

Urban Bug Out Bag for 2020

What’s with my (and most other preppers) seemingly endless fascination with bug out bags? I’ve got my own ideas, made plenty of variations over the years, and still I always enjoy watching or reading about what other people have done. Maybe I like to see gear that I haven’t seen before. Or, perhaps it’s because […]

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Disaster Planning

Stock Up On These 7 Supplies Now, Before It’s Too Late

It feels to me like the lull before the storm. And, while I can’t say what’s going to happen for sure, if we have another round of COVID-19 and/or quarantines as a result this coming winter then it would be a good idea to ensure you have the following essentials. Think of whatever it is […]

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DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

DIY Fireproofing Material

I’d heard about similar DIY fireproof “inventions” elsewhere but I’ve never seen anyone try to make one before, especially something so easy. Made from nothing more than flour, baking soda, corn starch, powdered sugar, and water, it’s quite an interesting idea. Substituting borax for baking soda appears to have some additional benefits, including being mold […]

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Lighting / Communications

The Best EDC Self-Defense Tool, Carry Anywhere

I recently watched the following video about this WOWTAC BSS V4 Tactical Flashlight and I’m actually quite impressed with what they’ve come up with. Specifically, they’ve adjusted the design to avoid accidental turn on’s or having to cycle through modes, it has an aggressive bezel for striking that can be removed for TSA requirements, made […]

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Defense / Security / Safety

Reality Check: Your SHTF Security Sucks

When I posted this video last week on ditching your bug out–which I still think is generally a bad idea–I noticed that John Lovell made some good points about how easy it would be for people like him (he’s a former Army Ranger) to simply storm your property and take everything you’ve managed to stockpile. […]

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Equipment / Supplies

21 Items Every Prepper Needs for Survival

Popular media portrays survival preppers as the crazy families hiding out in the woods. They’re hoarding supplies and waiting for the end of the world or the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. In reality, these families are creating caches of supplies so they’re ready for anything. And at the beginning of 2020, during the great […]