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Nothing About a SHTF is Routine

Routines can be dangerous when lulled into indifference. You know your daily routines like the back of your hand. Most likely you do 90% of the same things the same exact way every day you get out of bed. I bet you are headed to Starbucks right now for another $5 cup of Jo-Jo with a whip. Or rushing to pack your briefcase or purse to pick the kids up at school so you can jump ahead of the long line of buses? I guess we call that life. Some just call it our routines. By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache Many might call it a rut. We all… [Read More...]

Five Minor Home Problems That Can Become A Disaster During An Emergency

Often, we take note of minor household repairs that need to be done and place them in the back of our mind, never to be fixed. From a small leak to clogged gutters, these seemingly small issues can always wait another day or another week or another month, or so we believe. Yet in emergency situations such as flooding, severe freezing and power outages, minor repairs that we have consistently neglected can lead to major home disasters. LeaksA leak can serve to be nothing more than an irritant in our household. Whether you choose to ignore it or place a pot underneath it, leaks often seem to be a minor issue. Yet during intense rains… [Read More...]

Apocalypse Man full episode

Apocalypse Man Reyes demonstrates various techniques for surviving interesting post-apocalyptic scenarios. In the pilot, Reyes uses a bike pump to siphon diesel fuel to power a hospital’s generator, creates a makeshift grappling-hook to scale over a part-way raised bridge, demonstrates how to create fire with a battery and steel wool, and shows the proper technique to break down a door in a breaching siege. The pilot was filmed in Detroit. The post Apocalypse Man full episode appeared first on SurvivalX.com Guide to wilderness Survival. [Read More...]

Bobcat Track and Sign

Bobcat Track and Sign: Class or Recess? “Got the trail?” I called. “Yup!” another voice rang out, clear in the white stillness of a snowy forest above a stream ravine. It was a chilly Friday morning at Wilderness Awareness School’s high school program, Community School. Four of us—two instructors and two young women—had fallen into … View the full article at NatureSkills.com [Read More...]

From the Desk of John Rourke – March 16th, 2015

Selling off all my airsoft stuff. No time to play and taking up so much room. Need more trigger time – – on real guns. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ If I had the money I would open up a shooting range in my area. There are very few places to go and they all have too many restrictions. No drawing from a holster. No rapid fire shooting(must have two seconds between rounds). One place is pistol only. Another only has one rifle range. It would make a killing. ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ I never served in the military and it is one… [Read More...]

FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS: BLOG SKILL SERIES: Become a Fire Walker – Apache Match

You’ve probably noticed that I’ll often send the guys off on the morning of their solo day with some kind of fire carry method. The ability to carry fire is an important survival skill for a variety of reasons. First, if you can carry fire, you don’t have to recreate your fire start all over again. It typically takes less energy and calories to carry fire than to start all over from scratch. Survival is all about conserving calories. Second, it’s not hard to imagine that you’ve used the last of your fire starting materials. Maybe you only had 1 match? Maybe you’re all out of char cloth? The ability to travel with fire once you’ve created it … [Read More...]

Coping: With the Sugar-Coated Robots

It’s a fine time to be talking about these critters, in part because it is Monday morning, and in part because the onslaught is here, whether you want to see it, or not.If you’re like me, you’d rather stay in bed this morning, sleep until about 10, get up, go shopping, do some puttering around the house, play some video games, put in some gym time, maybe watch a move, and have some perfect meals.Even better, if you could find some way to do all this and still make a living, well, that’d be perfect, wouldn’t it… [Read More...]

Survival Medicine Hour: Whooping Cough, Stab Wounds, Europe

In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss concerns about recent cases of whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, that have hit their hometown, plus a how-to on dealing with stab wounds, as well as some thoughts on European prepping as their trip abroad comes to a close. Also, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy will be at the Self-Reliance Expo in Arlington Texas, the weekend of March 21. To listen to the podcast, click the link below: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/03/15/survival-medicine-hour-whooping-cough-stab-wounds-europe Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad, Joe [Read More...]

The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Four – A New Home in Store

TweetIn The Duck Chronicles Episode Thirty Four – A New Home in Store, we see how much the “babies” have grown since I went to California. The reality is these girls are now teenagers. No more peeping, all quacking now, … Continue reading → [Read More...]

There Is No Way Around It: “The Manner In Which We Live Today Is About To Drastically Change”

Editor’s Note: The following article from Brandon Smith of Alt Market is a continuation of his series One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes (Part 1). As Brandon points out, the economic data being disseminated to the public is full of lies and half truths, and any meaningful information is often obfuscated from the general public. While claims of 5.5% unemployment are met with cheers on both Wall Street and Main Street, the reality of the situation is that our economic system is collapsing in its entirety because fully one-third of our available workforce is producing absolutely nothing. This, coupled with massive personal debt for everything from homes to student loans, is the reason behind the collapse within… [Read More...]

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Tactical Equipment

Tactical Assault Pack – Combat Rucksack – 17″ Military MOLLE Backpack 27L

This tactical pack is built to exacting standards using heavy-duty nylon material, reinforced double-stitched nylon seaming, molded nylon buckles, and heavy duty coil zippers. [Read More...]

Padded Deluxe Tactical Range and Gear Bag – Rangemaster Gear Bag

This perfectly sized bag is large enough to hold all the necessary range and duty items and compact enough that it can easily be used in the field, on duty or stored in a vehicle as a go-bag. [Read More...]

Small Tactical MOLLE Sling Pack

The
TravTac MOLLE Tactical Shoulder Pack is the Perfect Compact Solution for Organizing and Carrying your gear when Hiking, Camping, Hunting, attending Sports Events, School, or working Outdoors. [Read More...]

Explorer Large Padded Deluxe Tactical Range Bag – Rangemaster Gear Bag

This is the ultimate in design for carrying multiple pistols to the range with all the necessary accessories and tools. This Tactical Range Bag really put our heads together to give you the ultimate in a range bag. [Read More...]

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Personal Protection

Mace Pepper Gun – Mat Blk W/Strobe Led

-The most accurate non-lethal pepper spray device is now equipped with a disorienting LED strobe light. -Pull the trigger once to activate the steady LED flashlight feature. -Pull the trigger a second time and the pulsating strobe light is engaged. -Pull all the way back and fire 10% Pepper up to 20 feet at your traget PLUS mark them with UV Dye. [Read More...]

SABRE RED Police Strength Pepper Spray – Family, Home & Property Defense Fogger with Wall Mount Bracket & 25 Foot Range

Making Grown Men Cry Since 1975″, SABRE is the number one pepper spray used worldwide by both police and general public for personal safety. Protect your largest investment with a 13. 0 oz fogger unit. This small fire extinguisher pepper spray delivers a strong blast covering an entire doorway. Offering extremely practical protection, [Read More...]

Streetwise Security Products Streetwise Barbarian 9,000,000-volt Stun Baton, Flashlight

In ancient times barbarians were known for being uncivilized, brutal, and fierce warriors. Their superior weapons caused them to be feared by their enemies. “The Barbarian” is the perfect name for our newest stun baton. If Conan the Barbarian lived in modern times we are sure this would be his weapon of choice. [Read More...]

VIPERTEK VTS-193 – 38,000,000 V Heavy Duty Stun Gun – Rechargeable with LED Tactical Flashlight, Black

The VIPERTEK VTS-193 stun gun really packs a punch! Just test firing this unit into the air is often enough to stop an attacker. As the bright electric current pulsates between the test prongs and creates an intimidating electrical sound, an attacker with any sense at all will be stopped in his tracks. [Read More...]

Buying Your Own Protective Gear for a Pandemic

When a pandemic breaks out, it’s important that you have protective gear on hand. Once the pandemic happens, it will be very difficult to get what you actually need – so it’s crucial that you’re prepared ahead of time. There are many different items that can help protect you, depending on the type of illness that’s spreading. […]

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