Surviving is a matter of preparation. This is why survivalists are often (sometimes derogatorily) called ‘preppers’. Of course, mental fortitude, survival skills and good health are all key—but these should all be a matter of preparation as well. It’s a very wide-ranging word that encompasses the various ideas necessary for survival. Being well-trained, well-stocked, and well-defended is key. However, far too few people realize that an important part of this is applying that diligence to body armor, for a number… Read More »

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I’m confident that most of you have plenty of food stocked away. Many of you have at least a small vegetable garden, and some of you even have livestock of some sort. That’s great, but what happens during an extended disaster or a total collapse of society? Eventually, your freeze-dried food and canned goods will run out. You’ll have a tough time getting all the essential amino acids your body needs from plant-based protein sources alone. It’s not impossible, but… Read More »

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Hunters and anglers spend $76 billion a year on gear, excise taxes and various permits and licenses, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Firearms, tree stands/ground blinds and a good all-purpose knife are the essentials for a day trip into the wild. But those going on an extended getaway, such as a 10-day Dall sheep hunt in remote Canada or a Rocky Mountain adventure in the States, need to account for both the known and the unknown. Preparation is… Read More »

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(If you missed part 1 of this series, you can check it out here.) Now that you’ve done your due diligence and hopefully been able to go around to a few local groups and see what they have going on it’s time to start laying down the groundwork for your first meeting. Putting on a successful first event is vital as it will set the tone for the rest of events you organize as well as helping generate vital momentum…. Read More »

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Whether an extinction-level asteroid strikes planet Earth or the U.S. morphs into a full-fledged police state, pre-disaster due diligence is key to ensuring your liberty and freedom. You don’t have to be a prepper or conspiracy theorist to at least have a vehicle that can get you out of harm’s way if and when it becomes necessary. These four additions can instantly turn any car into a bug-out vehicle. All-terrain tires One of the best bug-out locations in the continental… Read More »

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