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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. Do a little research to find the best options using gearweare.com and you're well on your way. The big question is how to carry this survival kit. Do you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Quest For Friction Fire – Part 1

When it comes to primitive survival skills, you can't get more technical than fire by friction. Just because our ancient ancestors mastered this art, it doesn't negate from the level of skill one needs to get that ember turned into a blazing fire. In our day, there are more than a few ways to make fire, all depending on how lazy you're feeling at the [...]

Field Repair Kit – Staying Operational

Field Repair Kit Here's the scenario, you and a friend are out in the field for a few days, on a recon mission,  checking out a new training site deep in the mountains.  At the end of day one, you break out the shelter and proceed to setup a small campsite. In the process of shelter setup, you notice a large 4x4 inch rip in your shelter. The rain is [...]

Primitive Bushcraft Shelter – Adding A Raised Bed

Primitive Bushcraft Shelter Early spring in the Smokies can get very wet. The fog hangs low on the mountain tops, making sure the Great Smoky Mountains live up to their name. It's a time for forest to start growing again and I figured it was a great time to make a hike back to my shelter and give it some upgrades. If you've spent any nights in the [...]

Long Term Survival Kit

Survival The human body needs a specific amount of calories and water to survive. We need shelter and warmth to protect against the elements. Roll all this into one kit and you get a long term survival load. The kit that I have put together is based what I've learned from my own training and my memories of long term camping trips with my family. Be [...]

Lone Mountain Round #1 – AAR

Background I've spent the last few months plotting a training exercise. When you have multiple jobs, two kids and a wife, it's hard to get out for more than a few hours of training. In the last year, I've done my fair share of training in the Smokies, so I wanted to check out a new location. After some time on Google Earth, I decided to recon the Lone [...]

Enhance Your Kit – Add Body Armor

  Humans have been using it since the beginning of time to protect themselves for attack on the battlefield. Body armor has come along way since the days of the knights and now is finally a sensible addition to your survival strategy. It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a prepper, survivalist, concerned citizen, etc. We all have the same end [...]

The 5 W’s Of Shelter Building Examined

Survival shelter, it's usually the first thing that comes to mind when people talk about survival. You have to protect yourself from the elements. My favorite survivalist Les les Stround breaks it down into 5 key points. Of course we always have to remember that every survival situation is fluid and dynamic. Depending on the conditions, time of day, [...]