Seriously, imagine how cool it would be to own something that Webster’s Dictionary defines as “a weapon that throws ignited fuel for several yards.” And what raises the already high badass factor associated with these things is that they are now available in a more convenient hand held model called the XM42. This new version of the old-school flamethrower was released for sale to the general public on March 24. This miniature fire-shooter does not require the user to strap a gas… Read More »

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Imagine having a home that is truly yours, with no monthly rent or a mortgage payment. If you’re willing to live like our ancestors did, it can be done! Whether you need to improves a shelter after a disaster, or just want to run away to the wilderness, these primitive houses may be the answer you need. Here you’ll see how people from around the globe have built their own homes throughout history. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tipis  … Read More »

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Before everyone gets their panties in a bunch, this does not apply to everyone. Some of you have great bug out bags. Perfect, in fact. Especially you—yours weighs just three pounds, yet has everything you need for a trip to Guatemala and back. It blends in perfectly in every environment, carries enough ammo to start a revolution, and can magically breeze past the handsy TSA inspectors without a second glance. If that wasn’t enough, you carry it literally 24/7 so… Read More »

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Whether it’s the sound of war drums in the Middle East or another crooked politician running for high office, the idea of getting away from it all for a while gets more appealing with each passing day. You can prep for and plan a weekend camping trip in just a matter of hours, so why not go for it? But remember, when you decide to spend your entire two-week vacation in the mountains or bush, a few extra steps are… Read More »

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When disaster strikes, your shiny American Express card will be useless, your checks won’t be good for much besides tinder, and gold, though valuable, won’t be something most people are interested in. Supplies that can help someone survive, or even make them a little more comfortable, however, will be incredibly valuable. Fortunately, most of the supplies that carry the most value as barter items are relatively small and have a virtually unlimited shelf-life. Here are some supplies you should stock… Read More »

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No matter how thoroughly you prepare, there is always a possibility of running out of supplies, and when you run short on food, things can go south pretty damn quickly. It probably won’t happen bugging in at home, but what happens when your car breaks down on a lonely road in the middle of nowhere and you can’t call for help? Food provides calories, giving you energy to get your ass out of a bad situation, but it also gives you… Read More »

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