EDC Paracord Survival Kit – XCountry Pro

Paracord has come a long way since it's first use in World War II. People figured out quickly that paracord has tons of practical applications, from replacing boot laces to lashing wood for shelters. As a result an industry was born to fill the need. We started to see wearable paracord in the form of bracelets. Then somebody got the bright idea to [...]

How To Organize Your Bugout Gear

Managing Your Bugout Kit Gear is an essential part of any bugout strategy. The typical discussion of bugout gear revolves around the pack and related contents. Everyone has an opinion on what goes in the pack, but invariably everyone wants to bring the same items - weapons, food, water, clothes, etc. The only problem is keeping all this gear organized [...]

Dark Energy Poseidon: Torture Tested & Proven

Modern technology gives us the ability to document our lives in a way that nobody could have envisioned. Cameras, tablets, cellphones and other devices make things just a bit more interesting but come with a high price. The insatiable need for power. At some point, usually at the worst time, the last bit of power runs out and your expensive gadget [...]

The Art Of Camouflage And Concealment

Effective use of camouflage can be the game changer in a hostile situation. In the simplest terms, camouflage is deception. It is the attempt to create a false reality in the mind of the enemy. Sun Tzu wrote that "the history of warfare is the history of deception". There are many ways to deceive the enemy, one of the most famous being the use of the [...]

Gear Review – 3V Gear Ranger Gun Case

Let's kick off this review with a confession, a bit of brutal honesty. It's like this, I have severely neglected my range gear over the years. Maybe because I don't get out to shoot much or possibly because my money goes to different investments. Either way, I've been using a pair of Walmart special hearing protection and a rifle case that dates back [...]

Survival Preps – Divorce And Joint Custody

Survival Preps - Divorce And Joint Custody
Survival of your family unit in a SHTF situation is a top priority. Packing up the family and getting them to safety is a common topic of discussion. Even if you are prepared, the logistics and actual evacuation can be a tricky operation, full of stress, concern and potential danger. Now let's throw in a huge variable - divorce. Consider a situation [...]

The Russian Gorka – BDU For All Seasons

Russian Gorka
If you've spent anytime on our blog or Facebook page, you know I'm a huge fan of Russian gear. After a great experience with the Partizan - M camouflage suit, I felt it best to check out what else the Russians had to offer. This is when I stumbled on a truly classic uniform, the Russian Gorka. The word Gorka translates to Mountain and it is designed [...]

Personal Fire Starting Kit

If you are even halfway serious about your survival, you have a fire kit stashed away on your person or your gear, ready for use. Everyone has a slightly different take on what goes in a kit,  but generally speaking any basic fire kit has a fire starter and some type of tinder. From this point, a personal fire starting kit tends to evolve based on [...]

Packaging A Survival Cache

I remember my first caching operation like it was yesterday. I was just a kid, Slick Willy was President and the bloody aftermaths of Waco and Ruby Ridge were driving anti government sentiment through the roof. Sitting in my room reading the latest edition of American Survival Guide, I ran across an article on caching. All the ins and outs, how to [...]

Pros and Cons of Freeze-Dried Food

If you ask preppers around what type of food they have on hand and what preservation techniques they use, you're gonna a get a lot of answers. MREs, canned food, dehydrated food, freeze-dried... these are all proven to stand the test of time as long as the foods in question are stored in good conditions (which usually means in cold, dark places). But [...]