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Letter from the Editor: Adapt and Overcome

I’ve discussed in past editor’s letters that we sometimes struggle to keep up with current events due to the lag time that’s inherent to a print production cycle. For example, by the time you see this, we’ll be about two months into Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Given that the situation is changing literally...

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The O.G. – Tom Marshall’s Do-All Survival SBR

It’s been said before that “the most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.” While I wasn’t a Marine, I’d like to think that a capable rifleman and his rifle are a force to be reckoned with, Marine or otherwise. As such, a well-tuned and highly capable carbine is an...

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New: Kitanica Vespid 30L Backpack

A trusty every-day carry backpack is essential, whether you're using it to carry a laptop, survival gear, or anything in between. We've lost track of the number of times we've turned to the contents of our EDC packs for a Band-Aid, sunscreen, a spare flashlight battery, or a pen and paper to jot down...

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Midland MXT575 GMRS Mobile Radio Review & DIY Installation

I recently picked up a new 2022 Toyota 4Runner with the intention of adding a few modifications to make it a more fun daily-driver and more capable overland vehicle. Communications were near the top of my list, since I often venture into parts of Arizona where cell signal is spotty or nonexistent. It's valuable...

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Infographic: “Fight the Bite” & Deter Mosquito Breeding

Mosquitoes suck, no pun intended. Nobody likes these obnoxious blood-suckers buzzing around during the warmer months, much less biting and leaving itchy welts. Worst of all, they can pose serious health risks due to their ability to spread diseases like malaria, dengue, zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Sadly, there is no way to miraculously...

Book Review – “Sustainable Food Gardens: Myths & Solutions”

The Premise: If you camped out for a week in a bookstore and read as much literature as possible about gardening, you’d end up with a lot of ideas — a fat percentage of which have no foundation in science. It’s the equivalent to asking friends and neighbors for gardening tips. In many circumstances,...


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Letter from the Editor: Adapt and Overcome

I’ve discussed in past editor’s letters that we sometimes struggle to keep up with current events due to the lag time that’s inherent to a print production cycle. For example, by the time you see this, we’ll be about two months into Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Given that the situation is changing literally...


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The O.G. – Tom Marshall’s Do-All Survival SBR

It’s been said before that “the most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.” While I wasn’t a Marine, I’d like to think that a capable rifleman and his rifle are a force to be reckoned with, Marine or otherwise. As such, a well-tuned and highly capable carbine is an...


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New: Kitanica Vespid 30L Backpack

A trusty every-day carry backpack is essential, whether you're using it to carry a laptop, survival gear, or anything in between. We've lost track of the number of times we've turned to the contents of our EDC packs for a Band-Aid, sunscreen, a spare flashlight battery, or a pen and paper to jot down...


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Midland MXT575 GMRS Mobile Radio Review & DIY Installation

I recently picked up a new 2022 Toyota 4Runner with the intention of adding a few modifications to make it a more fun daily-driver and more capable overland vehicle. Communications were near the top of my list, since I often venture into parts of Arizona where cell signal is spotty or nonexistent. It's valuable...


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Infographic: “Fight the Bite” & Deter Mosquito Breeding

Mosquitoes suck, no pun intended. Nobody likes these obnoxious blood-suckers buzzing around during the warmer months, much less biting and leaving itchy welts. Worst of all, they can pose serious health risks due to their ability to spread diseases like malaria, dengue, zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Sadly, there is no way to miraculously...


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New: SOG Recondo FX Fixed Blade Knife

A sturdy fixed blade makes a valuable addition to any survival kit, whether it's in the trunk of your car, your EDC backpack, or your plate carrier. Folding knives are great for many everyday tasks, but a fixed blade will hold up to heavy-duty uses such as batoning wood. SOG has announced a new...


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Drought Survival Tips: How to Survive a Drought

The drought affects everyone in California, and it looks like it will be sticking around for a while. It can be tough news for homeowners and farmers trying to keep their property alive. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! This blog post will go over 11 drought survival tips to help you get through...


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