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Gear Up: New Survival Gear for May 2021

Tyrant Designs | S&W Shield Extended Magazine Release COLORS: Various, including Blue, Gold, and Red MSRP: Starting at $25 URL: tyrantcnc.com In a life-and-death situation, having a second magazine full of ammo won’t do you any good if you can’t eject the first empty magazine efficiently from your firearm. That’s why Tyrant Designs has come out with this...

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NODs and Night Vision Tubes: Evaluating what Counts

Throughout human history, our species has always looked for advantages in both technology and tactics. The rock became the club, which became the spear, which became the arrow, and finally the firearm. The sword was always more important than the shield, and offensive technology was always forward-thinking and progressive. Regardless of time, culture, race,...

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Sionyx Aurora Pro: Not Just Night Vision

A long time ago, on an Army base far away, I began my military career training to be a Cavalry Scout. This reconnaissance-oriented occupation was all about observing the battlefield undetected, whether we were in a vehicle or traveling on foot. Of all the tactics we were taught, none were as important as leveraging every...

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GBRS Group: Shadows that Bite

Photography by Josh Munger. An old maxim of creativity is to take two things that aren’t normally seen together and combine them in a way that brings out new qualities in both. In regard to survival, when not under the stress of an immediate threat, this has led to the development of tools, gear, and...

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Covert Escape Tools: Pocket Preps

Human traffickers, process predators, narco-terrorists, hostage-takers — these are just a few groups within the criminal element that employ unlawful custody. These types of criminals are generally very experienced at their craft, and understand that eliminating all means of escape from their victims is a top priority. During any form of abduction, there’s always an...

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What If You’re Caught in an Indefinite Blackout?

As world leaders continue to scratch their heads about the best way forward and activists demand immediate solutions to very complex societal issues, we can easily expect more knee-jerk political responses to future disasters. The collateral damage caused by legislation that’s lacking in forethought and scientific evidence only serves to complicate and aggravate an...

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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...

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for May 2021

Tyrant Designs | S&W Shield Extended Magazine Release COLORS: Various, including Blue, Gold, and Red MSRP: Starting at $25 URL: tyrantcnc.com In a life-and-death situation, having a second magazine full of ammo won’t do you any good if you can’t eject the first empty magazine efficiently from your firearm. That’s why Tyrant Designs has come out with this...


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NODs and Night Vision Tubes: Evaluating what Counts

Throughout human history, our species has always looked for advantages in both technology and tactics. The rock became the club, which became the spear, which became the arrow, and finally the firearm. The sword was always more important than the shield, and offensive technology was always forward-thinking and progressive. Regardless of time, culture, race,...


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DIY Bow and Arrow | Follow These Simple Steps

In the absence of guns, a DIY bow and arrow could be the meal ticket to your, well, next meal. You’ll also be surprised to know how easy it is to build one. On your next hunting trip, you would be literally killing it like Hawkeye. Here’s the detailed six-step guide: RELATED: How to Build a Hunting...


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Shock – When There Is No Doctor

A person who has suffered severe injury is at risk of developing shock – a steadily worsening condition that can be described as a “running down of life forces”. First aid can minimize the development of shock if the possibility is recognized well in time. In fully developed shock, minimal first aid is possible, but...


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Kid Preppers – How to Influence Your Child to Prepare

For any preppers who have kids, you naturally want them to become capable, competent adults when they grow up. I don’t know of any good parent that does not want that for their child. But while they are small, it is only natural that you, as their parent, will spend an inordinate amount of time...


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Sionyx Aurora Pro: Not Just Night Vision

A long time ago, on an Army base far away, I began my military career training to be a Cavalry Scout. This reconnaissance-oriented occupation was all about observing the battlefield undetected, whether we were in a vehicle or traveling on foot. Of all the tactics we were taught, none were as important as leveraging every...


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How to Make Your Own Coconut Rope

Learning how to make a coconut rope from scratch means having a backup plan should anything happen to your store-bought survival ropes. Learn with us how to make one in five simple steps RELATED: Out of Rope? Make Your Own Cordage Making a Coconut Rope from Scratch in Five Simple Steps Click here to jump to the instructographic. Things You’ll...


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GBRS Group: Shadows that Bite

Photography by Josh Munger. An old maxim of creativity is to take two things that aren’t normally seen together and combine them in a way that brings out new qualities in both. In regard to survival, when not under the stress of an immediate threat, this has led to the development of tools, gear, and...


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