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Gear Up: New Survival Gear for May 2021

Tyrant Designs | S&W Shield Extended Magazine Release COLORS: Various, including Blue, Gold, and Red MSRP: Starting at $25 URL: tyrantcnc.com In a life-and-death situation, having a second magazine full of ammo won’t do you any good if you can’t eject the first empty magazine efficiently from your firearm. That’s why Tyrant Designs has come out with this...

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NODs and Night Vision Tubes: Evaluating what Counts

Throughout human history, our species has always looked for advantages in both technology and tactics. The rock became the club, which became the spear, which became the arrow, and finally the firearm. The sword was always more important than the shield, and offensive technology was always forward-thinking and progressive. Regardless of time, culture, race,...

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Sionyx Aurora Pro: Not Just Night Vision

A long time ago, on an Army base far away, I began my military career training to be a Cavalry Scout. This reconnaissance-oriented occupation was all about observing the battlefield undetected, whether we were in a vehicle or traveling on foot. Of all the tactics we were taught, none were as important as leveraging every...

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GBRS Group: Shadows that Bite

Photography by Josh Munger. An old maxim of creativity is to take two things that aren’t normally seen together and combine them in a way that brings out new qualities in both. In regard to survival, when not under the stress of an immediate threat, this has led to the development of tools, gear, and...

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Covert Escape Tools: Pocket Preps

Human traffickers, process predators, narco-terrorists, hostage-takers — these are just a few groups within the criminal element that employ unlawful custody. These types of criminals are generally very experienced at their craft, and understand that eliminating all means of escape from their victims is a top priority. During any form of abduction, there’s always an...

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What If You’re Caught in an Indefinite Blackout?

As world leaders continue to scratch their heads about the best way forward and activists demand immediate solutions to very complex societal issues, we can easily expect more knee-jerk political responses to future disasters. The collateral damage caused by legislation that’s lacking in forethought and scientific evidence only serves to complicate and aggravate an...

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Surviving a Carjacking

“Carjacking” is a term first coined in 1991 by writers of The Detroit News to describe an epidemic of auto thefts at gunpoint that plagued their city. The crime first became prevalent in the 1980s, when anti-theft alarm systems made old-school car theft more challenging for criminals. Unlike an ordinary car thief, who wants...

Packing the Right Survival Bag

A survival bag is simply a kit of survival supplies and essentials ready to be used as an aid for survival in an emergency. These emergency kits have become increasingly popular. Lifeboats, military and civil aircraft, and other spaceships are now equipped with survival bags. The survival bag is also becoming popular for everyday...


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4 Things You Need to Know About the Wilderness Survival Skills

A wilderness survival guide is a tool that can make your life better when the unexpected happens. There are many benefits to having a wilderness survival guide on hand. From preparing food to building shelter to making sure that your family is prepared for emergencies, wilderness survival techniques will increase your chances of surviving...


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Survival in a City

Living in an urban environment will help you leave your comfort zone–or at least be exposed to it. Sitting next to strangers on the bus or learning the finer points of survival in an urban city will raise your consciousness in more ways than one. The good news about large cities is that they...


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How to Avoid and Survive a Kidnapping

Abduction and kidnapping has ever been a fixture of human violence. Be it done for purposes of ransom, as a psychological or emotional weapon or just to quench the sadism and bloodlust of the kidnapper, being the victim of such is certainly one of the most harrowing and most dangerous things that can possibly...


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How to Set-Up a Mutual Assistance Group

For preppers who lack the built-in survival group of a family made up of well-prepared people, like-minded friends or just a loose coalition of associates who they can turn to in times of trouble, the solution to the “lone wolf” prepping problem might be a mutual assistance group. A mutual assistance group, or MAG, is...


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Surviving SHTF in Your Car

Bugging out is a central idea in prepping, and serious preppers are constantly refining, inventing and debating which procedures are best suited for keeping themselves and their families alive when the time comes to hit the road during a major disaster or some other crisis. For many preppers, making use of a motor vehicle’s speed...


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How to Designate and Fortify a Safe Room

When most people think of a safe room, they envision a completely enclosed, hardened vault-like room within an existing structure that is completely safe against any threat, against any form of attack or natural disaster. While these popular conceptions certainly do qualify as safe rooms, and very good ones at that, this typical imagining is...


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