Field Survival Category

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 [...]

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 [...]

Urban Survival: The Bug Out Bag

King Solomon is the origin of the proverb stating that "There’s nothing new under the sun". The tried and true Bug Out Bag is no different. Before the term was coined by the media, the Bug Out Bag was the Bail Out Bag, designed for survival in the event of a plane crash. The term "bug out" appeared during the Korean War, when a soldier might need to [...]

Tactical Gear For The Partisan Fighter

Partisan warfare is the long standing tradition of civilian resistance against the de factor powers. In many cases, resistance fighters are out numbered, which creates a policy of diversion, evasion and deception. The guerrilla force is broken into small units, designed for sudden and harassing attacks against personnel, infrastructure and key [...]

INCH Bag: Building The Food Supply

The process of building a reality based food supply takes time, thought and a bit of patience. It's easy to toss some MRE's and beef jerky in your pack and call it a day. That works fine for a bugout kit when you don't expect to be cut off for longer than three days. But when it comes to preparing your INCH bag, one must create an actual menu, [...]

Urban Survival: The EDC Pack

Survival can be about getting through a large scale disaster or it can be about the every day carry gear. In this case we are focusing on the EDC kit and more specifically the EDC pack. Since I work and live in the city, my pack and contents are configured for the urban jungle. In 2013 I picked up my first dedicated EDC pack, the 5.11 Covrt 18. It's [...]