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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...

What’s the Difference Between Preppers and Survivalists?

If you are a proponent of self-sufficiency and personal readiness, you have no doubt heard the terms prepper and survivalist bandied about in conversations both on and offline. Whether they were used in a positive context or not chances are they were being employed as labels, as shorthand to easily inform the listener of...


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Prepping for and Surviving Civil War

Quite a few preppers have based all of their training, accumulation of provisions and other material or intangible preparations on plausible, society-toppling events like a second civil war. The way things are going, a civil war is no longer purely theoretical. A never widening chasm between the Haves and the Have-Nots, increasing cultural balkanization and...


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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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