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Cybersecurity and Travel

The world has slowly returned to some semblance of normalcy after COVID, and with it comes an increasing desire to travel. Technology has made travel significantly easier, but this convenience also brings new risks. When I began traveling full-time over 10 years ago, travel safety was merely a matter of personal physical safety. Never leave...


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Michael Rozin: Leave Nothing to Chance

For nearly 20 years, Michael Rozin has focused on terrorism prevention and security. As the president and a founding partner at Rozin Security, he’s skilled in proactive protection against terrorists and other highly motivated perpetrators of violence. Rozin began his career in the Israel Defense Forces as a sergeant in the specialized combat unit known...


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Rescue Whistles: Pocket Preps

Whistles have developed a bad rap among survivalists, so we’d like to set the record straight. Some claim that only wimps carry these devices, since a truly prepared individual will be able to self-rescue in any scenario. Frankly, this is an ignorant viewpoint, and it seems most common among those who naïvely believe they’re...


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Steganography: More than Meets the Eye

The digital spaces that society has become virtually dependent upon over the last 10 to 15 years are increasingly becoming nonpermissive. Big Tech censorship, intelligence organizations, and law-enforcement agencies continue to push against the First Amendment rights of Americans in ways that were previously only encountered by those living in overtly authoritarian regimes such...


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The Tactical and Survival Application of Body Armor

On its face, the concept of body armor seems rather self-explanatory: better to have it and not need it, than the opposite. Having said that, body armor is a specific tool designed for a specific purpose and, more importantly, a certain environment. Let’s take a look at the concept of Body Armor in the...


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Tactical Shorts Buyer’s Guide – Summer 2021

Those of us who carry concealed firearms often adhere to the “dress around the gun” philosophy. In other words, we wear clothing that makes it easy to conceal the firearm, rather than excessively tight, form-fitting apparel that might make the weapon more visible. However, it's possible to take this concept too far — you'll...


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What If You’re the Victim of Internet Doxing and Your Privacy has been Compromised?

I used to take a lackadaisical approach to my internet and phone habits. I kept my location services on 24/7, connected Google to everything, and handed out my personal data and contact information to any account that needed it. After all, I had nothing to hide. In fact, I figured if something were to...


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Invisible Preparedness: A Letter from the Editor

Preparedness has traditionally been a physical endeavor, highly focused on concrete tangibles: food, water, ammunition, medical supplies, and so on. But the information age is here to stay, and we feel there still exists a large dead space in current discussions about preparedness, and media representation of it. Communications security, known in military parlance as...


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Judgement Day: Guardian Training and Consulting

Knowing how to shoot has obvious value. If your fundamentals are solid, you’ll be able to quickly and reliably put rounds where they need to go. But that’s only one piece of the puzzle — it’s also critical to know when to shoot. Missing a shot might have serious consequences, but shooting someone without...


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SB Tactical SB22 as a Survival 10/22 Chassis: Backpack Game Changer

The Ruger 10/22 is a decades-old, highly proven design that belongs in the safe of every red-blooded American. The 22LR cartridge has been used to take a wide variety of game and provides a reliable, lightweight, sometimes inexpensive plinking round that can be carried by the hundreds. The 10/22 is supported by an immense...


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