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Dank Robber Chest Rig Review: Unobtanium Gear

The arc of development, for skillsets and equipment, eventually reaches a point where, instead of adding more features, the process starts trimming down to the minimum necessary elements to complete the task. The phrase, “everything you need, nothing you don't” has travelled through more than one special operations unit, and it differs from the...

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Bullet Proof Vest versus Plate Carrier

The concept of body armor, has for years generated ideas of two different types of people. On the one hand, you have the knight-in-shining-armor-to-tactical-operator historical timeline, where the person and the equipment are almost synonymous. Take, for example, the idea of the Samurai, where both the gear, and the persona come to mind. On...

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Emergency Lights and Versatile Illumination

Whether it’s a power outage, a natural or man-made disaster, or something as common as a roadside breakdown, emergency lights and power will often play a critical role in any recovery effort. Even the most basic tasks become vastly more difficult when you can’t see what you’re doing. For emergency lighting, a battery-operated flashlight or...

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Handheld and Weapon Mounted Light Techniques

Why do things go bump in the night? Why do werewolves change at the full moon? Why are vampires allergic to sunlight? The short answer is it’s easier to do evil deeds after nightfall. By the time the sun is completely down, most people are tired, relaxed, full-bellied from dinner, and getting ready for...

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Arbor Arms Minuteman Plate Carrier: For the Athletic Professional

It's strange to describe a plate carrier as athletic. For the most part, designs trend towards the tactical, like the Crye Precision JPC, or the load-bearing, like their APC system. In another direction, minimalist plate carriers sought to go light and sleek in order to fit under clothing unnoticed. Modularity demanded so much of...

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Money Clip: Pocket Preps

When we asked survivalist Les Stroud (see Issue 21) what his most important everyday-carry (EDC) item was, we were shocked to learn it wasn’t something sexy like a folding knife, but rather it was cash and credit cards. His reasoning is that you’re more likely to use what’s in your wallet or money clip...

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Surviving a Carjacking

“Carjacking” is a term first coined in 1991 by writers of The Detroit News to describe an epidemic of auto thefts at gunpoint that plagued their city. The crime first became prevalent in the 1980s, when anti-theft alarm systems made old-school car theft more challenging for criminals. Unlike an ordinary car thief, who wants...

The 5 Most Basic Types of Campfires and What They’re For

Learning to build a campfire from scratch is a feat. But knowing the right type of fire to build for your needs is equally important. The type of fire you need to build depends on how much wood you have and what you’re going to use it for. There are certain types best for cooking,...


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Dank Robber Chest Rig Review: Unobtanium Gear

The arc of development, for skillsets and equipment, eventually reaches a point where, instead of adding more features, the process starts trimming down to the minimum necessary elements to complete the task. The phrase, “everything you need, nothing you don't” has travelled through more than one special operations unit, and it differs from the...


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How to Build A Campfire

A survivalist worth his salt should know how to build a campfire from scratch. It’s a basic skill that every prepper must possess. This article will guide you about everything you need to know about building campfires. RELATED: Campfire Infographic | How To Build The Perfect Campfire Building A Campfire is Easy As 1-2-3 Get Everything Ready First...


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21 Savory Campfire Recipes For Delicious Meals Outdoors

These easy campfire recipes are guaranteed to amp up your next camping trip! RELATED: 11 Camping Snacks Recipes Campfire Recipes to Give the Outdoors the Feel of Home 1. Bacon Baked Beans Want some bacon and baked means? We’re in! Here’s a classic campfire dish that will surely be a crowd-pleaser. This is one of those slow-cooker recipes where...


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SHTF Survival in the Mountains: What You Need to Know

Bugging out is a core tenant of prepping, and integral to the concept of bugging out is having in mind one or more bug out locations, places where you and your loved ones can head to in times of trouble so that you can better ride out whatever the problem is in safety, or...


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5 Things You Need To Know When Camping Without Electricity

In this day and age, camping has become more convenient. Most campsites offer electricity and other types of convenience. While this is ideal for families or beginners, plenty of people still want to experience the old-school style – camping with no electricity. If you’re planning for this kind of trip alone or with some buddies, there...


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Bullet Proof Vest versus Plate Carrier

The concept of body armor, has for years generated ideas of two different types of people. On the one hand, you have the knight-in-shining-armor-to-tactical-operator historical timeline, where the person and the equipment are almost synonymous. Take, for example, the idea of the Samurai, where both the gear, and the persona come to mind. On...


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Emergency Lights and Versatile Illumination

Whether it’s a power outage, a natural or man-made disaster, or something as common as a roadside breakdown, emergency lights and power will often play a critical role in any recovery effort. Even the most basic tasks become vastly more difficult when you can’t see what you’re doing. For emergency lighting, a battery-operated flashlight or...


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