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Car Theft Warning: The Criminal Use of Apple AirTags

Car thieves come in various categories. Most of them are opportunistic criminals who use brute-force tactics to steal older vehicles, or simply search for victims who are foolish enough to leave their keys in the car. However, some car thieves have learned to use modern technology to track and steal vehicles — usually high-end...


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Encrypted Messaging Apps Ranked by the FBI

We've all heard the tired argument, “if you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide!” It simply doesn't hold water. There are many reasons ordinary people take steps to safeguard their privacy, and government surveillance is near the top of that list. That's one reason why encrypted messaging apps such as Signal,...


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The Guerrilla Mentor: Timothy Lacy

Guerrilla is a Spanish word that roughly translates to “little war.” Its indication of diminutive scale doesn’t apply to the size of the battle, but rather to the size of the fighting force — a small unit up against a large opposition. In modern context, this type of imbalance is often referred to as...


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Haley Strategic Thorax Plate Carrier: First Look

Haley Strategic is known for thoughtfully-designed products, with a focus on functionality, modularity, and efficiency. They've played in the tactical nylon world for a while now, with packs and bags such as their Flatpack system as well as chest rigs with their D3CR line, with small to large modular load carrying options. They've finally...


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Dark Angel Medical Training: If It Bleeds, We Can Stop It

Fans of ’80s action flicks should recognize the title of this article as a twist on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic line from Predator: “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” Many of you reading this have spent years practicing defensive shooting and hand-to-hand skills. In other words, you know how to make a bad guy...


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PAMAX Tactical LION: Civilian Flashbang Candidate

When looking at the continuum of force options available to civilians, as opposed to those used by armed professionals in law enforcement and military service, there’s a small but glaring gap in available technology. They’re known by a slew of monikers like flashbangs, NFDDs (Noise and Flash Distraction Devices), concussion grenades, stun grenades, crashers,...


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Could It Happen Here? Civil War Survivors Recount Lessons Learned

Over my years as a war reporter and war crimes investigator, I am often left in awe of the individuals I meet who have survived the most unfathomable things humans do to each other. I’ve sat with people who’ve had their body parts surgically removed by aggressors, women who have been raped until they...


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Gun Maintenance Multi Tool: Pocket Preps

Most firearm malfunctions are caused by a lack of proper maintenance. Like any other machine, firearms experience wear and tear after prolonged use. Dirt, rust, carbon buildup, and worn-out or broken parts can cause stoppages or even catastrophic failure. Regular cleaning, lubrication, and inspection of a firearm is necessary to keep it operating smoothly...


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Stop The Bleeding: A Guide to Hemostatic Agent Choices

One of the most important skills for the family medic to master is the ability to rapidly stop bleeding (also known as “achieving hemostasis”). In survival scenarios, bleeding can occur from various sources, from a fall on uneven terrain to a hostile encounter with another group. Failure to properly treat bleeding wounds can lead...


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Bucky Pratt: A Combat Veteran’s Journey and His Mission to Share Lessons Learned

Few people ever experience actual combat in a war. And of those who do, fewer still turn that experience into something positive. Bucky Pratt is one of these rare individuals who has faced and grappled with his inner demons instead of avoiding them or letting them consume his life. After much introspection, he has...


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