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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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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 the time comes to bug out, you probably won’t have much control over the timing. This means there is a good chance you’ll either find yourself traveling at night, or at the least, out of your home at night, perhaps camped in the woods or an abandoned building. During times like these, your survival may depend on the ability to safely operate in the dark, and that’s why packing a few sources of light in your bug out bag… Read More »

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A sleeping bag is an important purchase since it can keep you warm in subzero temperatures and protect you from the elements. Weight, form, heat rating and reliability are all factors to consider when purchasing a bag. Understanding the basic features and getting a feel for how sleeping bag ratings work can help you select the right bag for your needs and keep you warm in the process. Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating The temperature rating determines the lowest temperature that… Read More »

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