Author - Adam Smith

Distress Signal Device Buyer’s Guide

There are few situations as despair-inducing as those that leave you removed from other people and unable to help yourself. Bad weather or a blown tire sends you careening off the road, your boat motor craps out and you’re adrift without power, or you’re lost or injured in the wilderness and in need of...


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20 Global Catastrophes To Prepare For NOW

Global catastrophes aren’t limited to earthquakes and hurricanes. The WHO has announced that coronavirus has reached pandemic status. Just a few months ago, no one had ever heard of this virus. Now, store shelves are empty and businesses are shut down. Did you see how quickly that happened? This means that you can never be too prepared. Here’s the...


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New: Bushnell Vault Binocular Chest Rig

The front and center of your torso is an ideal place to store critical gear, whether that consists of spare magazines and an IFAK in a combat situation or a radio and navigational tools while adventuring in the wilderness. Positioning these items on the front of your chest ensures you'll be able to access...


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How To Keep Warm Without Power | 9 Ways to Stay Warm When The Power Goes Out

Knowing how to keep warm without power is an essential tool in the arsenal of any clever survivalist. Here are 9 tips on how you can survive the cold during a power outage. RELATED: Winter Storm Warning | Surviving a Winter Storm Trapped Outside How to Keep Warm Without Power | What You Need to Know 1. Use...


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Plate Carrier Workouts with the 5.11 Tactical TacTec Weighted Vest

Exercising with minimal equipment has certainly become more prevalent over the last year and a half. Amidst a pandemic, more and more people have chosen to stay home and workout. This has given rise to many home-training options like video products, streaming fitness classes, home gyms, and easy-to-use equipment. Among the companies entering this...


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How to Use an Axe | Bushcraft Axe Skills

There are many ways on how to use an axe. You can use one when building shelter, making fires, procuring food, and even finding water. Read on to find out how to use an axe, its history, different kinds of axes, and more. RELATED: Can Your Machete Hack it? How To Use an Axe and Different Types of...


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Reviewing the Internet’s Dumbest Survival Tips

Bushcraft is a term that was largely popularized by legendary Canadian outdoorsman Mors Kochanski, who summed up his survival philosophy with a memorable quote: “The more you know, the less you carry.” This emphasizes the importance of developing a well-rounded set of knowledge and skills that can help you survive in the wilderness. It...


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Hands On: Micro Chest Rigs vs. Heavy Chest Rigs

We’ve spent a lot of time recently talking about body armor and plate carriers. It’s a topic we think is especially relevant as we continue to see pockets of aggressive unrest that include property damage and crimes against persons. Your equipment should be a reflection of your environment, and you should always take steps...


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Public Mass Shooting, Prevent Yourself From Becoming The Victim

The Omaha Nebraska mall mass shooting made me realize that I or a member of my family could have been one of the victims. It has become apparent that mass public shootings are becoming more and more common in American society. We can no longer go about our daily lives with the belief that we...


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Bag Drop: Personal Security Detachment Backpack

Personal Security Detachment (PSD) work isn’t as glamorous as it sounds. The idea that you’re always wearing a black suit with a curly earpiece hanging out of your ear like the Secret Service in the movies isn’t accurate in most cases. The point is to offer close protection of a client or high-value individual....


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