Tactical Survival Kit: A-TACS MOLLE Belt Rig

Packing essential survival gear is a no brainer when you start planning your next adventure. Having the basics such as a fire starter and canteen just make sense, no matter the mission or situation. The big question is how to carry this survival kit. Do you store it in your pack? Maybe in your cargo pockets? There's a few options, but most tend to toss [...]

Say Goodbye to Winter Weight

If snowy days have kept you comfortably indoors, read on for a few fun and easy tips to wave goodbye to your winter weight. Winter weight gain is a real phenomenon, even if you workout and maintain a healthy diet. Between bunking under the covers and camping out by the fireplace, people are naturally less active between November and the end of [...]

Bug Out Bag Survival Kit: Fishing And Hunting BOSS

Step into the world of survivalist and prepper gear and you'll find a wealth of survival kits for sale. Roadside emergency? There's a kit for that. Need to start a fire? There's a kit for that and any of your survival needs, except for one - acquiring food. To be fair, there are some "fishing and hunting" kits on the market, but it's nothing more than [...]

How to Form the Habit of Fitness in the New Year

New Year, new you. When this statement is made it is generally met with a deep sigh and an eye roll. However, if you can find it within you to take this phrase to heart, perhaps you will gain some personal ground. Implementing fitness goals can be one of the most daunting tasks you will ever take on but it is also the most rewarding. Here’s a few ways [...]

Survival Uses For Dental Floss

One of the things that’s curious about preparedness is that, the smaller the survival item, the more uses it seems to have. Bandanas, socks, paper clips, toothpicks and, of course, floss. And I’m going to prove it to you by showing you all the different ways in which this small and dirt-cheap item can save your life in an emergency or during the long [...]

Urban Survival Tips: How To Establish An Observation Post

Establishing An Observation Post It's a New Year and time to discuss neighborhood defense strategies. When the shit hits the proverbial fan, nefarious elements come out to play. The unprepared become the prey in an unstable, dynamic environment.  Take the time now to evaluate and analyze the neighborhood from a tactical perspective. The first step [...]

Cleaning Guns Like A Pro

Let's face it, cleaning guns isn't exactly fun, but it's a necessary evil. My "cleaning kit" has been a mix of greasy rags, brushes and solvents. Sure it's not the best setup but it works. Invariably, brushes would be missing, my work bench would get dirty and I'd have to do another cleanup. Not the end of the world but annoying as hell. Finally my [...]

INCH Bag Survival Kit: Red Dawn Edition

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the term INCH translates to "I'm Never Coming Home". The focus of the INCH bag is long term survival, without short term resupply. The situation and your skill sets dictate how the bag is packed.  Extended survival in an urban environment is much different than a wilderness setting. The gear you would [...]

Bug Out Vehicle: Survival Food Kit

Survival is always contingent on a plan, unless you prefer to huddle up with the sheep, waiting for Big Brother to save the day. I prefer to have a plan, one for each situation when feasible. It might be hard to imagine, but the possibility of having to leave your home due to an imminent threat is entirely possible. When I first started thinking about [...]

Survival Fitness: Gym Bag by 3V Gear

I'm a firm believer in multi purpose equipment, gear that serves in a variety of roles. The Smuggler duffle bag fits that requirement perfectly, so when I had a chance to pick one up, I jumped on it. Once it arrived, it took all of two seconds to see it would be a great replacement for my aging Nike gym bag. The water-resistant PVC Tarpaulin shell [...]