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 [...]

9 Bartering Tips and Tricks

With many people fearing a total dollar collapse, it’s easy to see that if the U.S. will fall down on its knees, all its citizens will go back to a bartering society, meaning trading goods and services with other goods and services. Even if the dollar survives, you can still use the advice I’m going to give you to successfully negotiate monetary [...]

SHTF Mental Preparedness For Beginners

mental preparedness
Unless you’ve been in combat or survived a real disaster, you probably didn’t get a chance to see things blowing up and people dying. You never experienced the feeling of despair or not knowing whether you’re going to make it out alive and see your children. And that fine. Mentally preparing for an SHTF event can be done even if you’ve never [...]

Survivalist Holiday Gift Guide

In the not so distant past we had no internet, shocking but true. Back then, holiday season meant pushing through the mall, hunting for sales and trying not to go insane in the process. Now thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and other pioneers, we get to kick back on the couch and shop deals from around the world. So many deals, it's hard to sort through and [...]