Author - Adam Smith

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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5 Surprising Self Defense Tips To Crush Attackers

Nobody is completely attack-proof, but you sure as hell can try to be by learning some self-defense tips. You may not be a concealed carrier or karate kid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be knowledgeable about unconventional self-defense. RELATED: Don’t Be A Victim | 13 Self-Defense Against Rapists Most Unconventional Self-Defense Tips and Items 1. Self...


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Easy to Assemble Emergency Shelters

The places where people can live for a limited time during the period and aftermath of a disaster, or in the time of emergency, are called emergency shelters. RELATED: What is an Emergency Shelter? Easy to Assemble Emergency Shelters Emergency shelters are similar to homeless shelters to some extent but the dissimilarity between the two is that emergency...


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The Fenris Chest Rig – Moving Beyond Average

If you don't look at the Fenris and see the 2021 version of the rig used in the film Heat, you lack imagination. Chest rigs come in all shapes and sizes, well, almost. Until now, most chest rigs oriented your magazines vertically across your chest. The Fenris from Nightfighter does things differently. Instead of running...


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Ways To Use a Pencil Sharpener for Survival

Never underestimate the pencil sharpener. Believe it or not, this ordinary school item could be an awesome survival tool. Check out the rest of this article to find out how. RELATED: 21 Camping Hacks For Beginner Campers Pencil Sharpener as Survival Tool 3 Best Pencil Sharpener Survival Hacks More often than not, the simplest of things could also be...


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How to Set Up Your Rifle for Low-Light (or No-Light) Conditions

Every day, most of us have approximately 12 to 16 hours of sunlight to work with. That means we also have approximately 8 to 12 hours of darkness. If your rifle, handgun, or shotgun aren’t setup for working in the dark, you potentially have a limited-use item — a 12- to 16-hour gun for...


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Book Review: Violence of Mind by Varg Freeborn

One part criticism, one part methodology, Violence of Mind pokes at the soft tissue of how we think of self-defense in order to build a foundation that combines the irreverence of a street fight, with the analytical benefit of systematizing one’s mindset. In this, the book offers two benefits: first and foremost as a...


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Your Bulletproof Family Emergency Plan for Every Disaster

Prepping is sometimes portrayed as an endeavor that you undertake by yourself, for yourself, to ensure you will survive the collapse of society or the outright end of the world. Survival of the fittest, the law of the jungle and the continuity of the competent, all that jazz. However, prepping is so much of the...


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