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Make Fitness Happen

I’ve taken a few firearms training classes over the years and loved every single one of them. A common theme that I was often told was, “you’re a good shooter but you just need to get in better shape.” We often hear that gunfights last only seconds and think that no matter what shape...


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Reader’s Bag Drop: Winter Survival Pack Loadouts

Editor's Note: In Issue 34 of our magazine, we introduced the new Bag Drop column. In each edition of the column, our staff and contributors share survival pack loadouts and explain the logic behind the items they contain. No two people will carry the exact same gear or have the same needs, so Bag...


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Infographic: How Animals Survive the Winter

Surviving in extremely cold weather is a serious challenge, and one that requires careful preparation. This is true for both humans and other members of the animal kingdom. While man has adapted to start fires and don layers of warm clothes, animals have developed other ways of staying alive during the cold season. By studying these adaptations, we...


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Plate Carrier Types: Stronger than a Speeding Bullet

When it comes to the protection of self, family, and home, we spend a lot of time talking about guns — not only our own, but also those a potential adversary may be using. But there’s a second leg to that conversation that often doesn’t receive due consideration: body armor. The proliferation of commercially...


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Byron Rodgers: Experience is the Teacher of All Things

Estimates have put the number of new gun owners in 2020 to be somewhere over 5 million. In a time of growing threats to public safety and stigmatization of law enforcement, it’s finally dawned on many that protecting themselves and their family has never been more important. By the time you read this, the...


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Rapid Emergency Networks: Porch Vikings Amidst the Minneapolis Riots

As Americans living in 2020, we each are searching on our own for a defining moment. We all do this to some degree, either actively in the pursuit of grand goals, or passively, waiting for life to bestow some sense of meaning. We do this with events too, attempting to put into perspective what...


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The Viral Truth

The United States has seen its share of tragedy in the 21st century and since then, the nation that we call “home” has changed dramatically. Public health officials have been cautioning Americans since 2001 that a horrific pandemic has been lurking at our doorsteps to infect every world citizen. In fact, public health agencies...


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Surviving an Economic Collapse

Everyone longs for financial stability in their life; however, despite your best efforts, circumstances outside your control might cause the value of your assets to hit rock bottom in a matter of days, if not hours. What if such a catastrophe affected hundreds of thousands, millions, or tens of millions of people all at...


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How To Set Up A Plate Carrier

A plate carrier, a modular handgun, and an AR-15 go hand in hand for more than one reason. First of all, they belong in the hands of military, law enforcement, and civilians. Second, each carries a sense of urgency and personal responsibility. Finally, each takes a shape of its own depending on how the...


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Varusteleka Terävä Jääkäripuukko Review

As someone who has spent countless hours in the Great Outdoors and served in the military conducting combat reconnaissance missions, I have come across my fair share of knives.  Eventually, you start to learn that no two knives are created equal and begin to develop a taste for what features in a blade really...


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