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Are Throwing Knives Useful for Survival?

The short answer: not even close! But we had fun throwing them. You see, a few months ago my younger son convinced me to buy a set of these Smith & Wesson 8″ Stainless Steel Throwing Knives which, after reading various reviews of these and other knife sets, seemed to be one of the better […]

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Tactical Driving Techniques for SHTF

I haven’t really thought much about tactical driving techniques for SHTF scenarios, but I found the advice in the following video interesting enough to watch it all as I could imagine possibly needing to know these techniques at some point. In the video a pro driver demonstrates how to perform several different maneuvers, including J-turns […]

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The Ultimate Packable Survival Gun?

And here I thought the Henry AR-7 was compact! Clearly, the Chiappa Little Badger is even more so weighing in at a mere 2.9 pounds and, when folded, only 17″ long. If you’re looking for a solid, yet inexpensive, single-shot rifle for any number of reasons, the Little Badger may be just what you’re looking […]

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Defense / Security / Safety DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

Winter Boot Hack (to avoid slips and falls on ice)

Winter is coming and that means icy roadways and driveways, both of which could wind you up in the hospital if you’re not careful. Worse, if it’s SHTF and there are NO doctors to help then you could be out of luck for weeks or longer. Don’t let that happen to you! Here’s a nifty […]

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Tired of Replacing Your Smoke Alarm Batteries? Do This Instead…

Changing smoke alarm batteries has been a part of my preparedness “ritual” for many years now. And every year, I would purchase more 9-volt batteries because it seems that every alarm I had (except one or two) uses them. But it got to a point where I realized I was spending a good twenty dollars […]

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10 Creative Ways to Protect Your Own Home

For most of us, protecting our home is common sense. We lock our doors and windows when we leave, set the security alarm and trust that everything we own will be waiting for us when we get back. If there’s a problem, we’re counting on the alarm company to let us and the appropriate authorities […]

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The “Instant Genghis Khan” Bow!

I’m not into bows, but this is a really neat idea! Can’t believe I’ve never seen this guy’s channel before. Anyway, you can skip to about the 4:50 mark to get to the “Instant Ghengis Khan” bow idea he talks about…

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The Ultimate Backpacking Survival Rifle Build

Looking for the “ultimate” survival rifle? Well, look no further than this Ruger 10/22 rifle (featuring the Gemtech Mist-22 silencer) with Magpul X-22 BackPacker stock (holds 3 ten-round mags), and Primary Arms Advanced Micro Dot sight mounted on a Magpul optics mount. All together you’re probably looking at around $1,000 to put this survival rifle […]

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Defense / Security / Safety DIY Projects

DIY $30 Bullet Resistant Armor?

This DIY armor was hit with 9mm as well as various shotgun loads, including birdshot, buckshot, and a slug… and the DIY armor stayed intact! Unsurprisingly, it didn’t survive any 5.56 rounds, but if it did then THAT would’ve been a miracle and he should be patenting the process right now. In any case, they […]

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Survival Shotguns: How to Choose the Right One for You

The shotgun is one of the most valuable survival firearm one can own instead of a rifle or pistol. It possesses a great force of firepower compared to shots fired from a pistol. Therefore, owning the right to say that “no one really wants to be hit by one” when it is draw out. The […]