How To Survive A Riot When All Hell Breaks Loose

How To Survive A Riot

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Recent events prove that one of the most likely survival scenarios you may face within modern society is a riot. Do you truly know how to survive a riot? What to do and more importantly what NOT to do?

A riot is a situation in which a large group of people behave in a violent and uncontrolled way​.

A riot can stem from any number civil frustrations; from racial tensions, religious fanatisim, class warfare or government control concerns. Most would agree that each of these frustrations are growing in intensity and heading toward a tipping point.

These frustrations are like a large pile of dry tinder waiting for a single spark to explode into a raging bonfire.

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Why Water Purification Is The Key To Survival

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Water Purification Matters...

Water Purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water.

Why is this so important to survival? Because all living things need water to survive.

We are no different, and it’s been true throughout human history. In fact, if you look at the places where all human societies have grown, developed and prospered, you will see that they all have one thing in common: a permanent and abundant source of clean water.

The search for abundant, clean, reliable, drinking water has been THE driving need for human society since the very beginning of time.

And once such a water source has been found; tribes, towns, and cities have been established. A large group of people living in a single location is not possible without a large natural body of water nearby.

For example...​

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14 Survival Uses For Your FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight

FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight - 14 Real Survival Uses

So What Makes A Tactical Flashlight...Tactical?

A real tactical flashlight should be able to survive the harshest of conditions. Heat, moisture, and high impacts should be a non-issue if its truly tactical.

And also I'd argue that it should have more uses than just simple illumination. If it's going to truly live up to its tactical nameplate; it needs to be designed to help keep you alive. To help you survive.

So what could be more tactical than a flashlight that has 14 real survival uses? So in this article, we'll cover 14 uses for the FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight.

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Top 10 Best Survival Guns To Own and Shoot

Top 10 Best Survival Guns To Own and Shoot
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Best Survival Guns - 44 Magnum Barrel Pointing Back At You

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Top Ten Best Survival Guns (Handguns)

So what are the best survival guns to own? Before we can even attempt to answer that question we need first to understand what the answer to that question is not:

It’s not a randomly assorted laundry list of various makes and models.

Because not all survival situations are the same. For instance:

  • Are we talking about surviving while lost in the wilderness?
  • Dealing with a broken down vehicle in the desert?
  • Post “Captain-Trips” outbreak from Stephen King’s The Stand?
  • How about being stranded afloat on the open ocean after your fishing charter goes down?
  • What about defending your home from armed criminals and intruders?
  • Or are we talking about an all out TEOTWAWKI scenario?

In my accompanying firearm article, Top Ten Survival Rifles, I defined five different roles a good survival rifle must fill. But to be brutally honest, there is only one role for a survival handgun: self-defense. [Read more…]

How To Buy A Quality Gas Mask For Survival

How To Buy A Quality Gas Mask For Survival
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Gas Mask in A Broken WindowThe iconic gas mask.

It’s that one piece of survival gear we always associate with chaos, war, terror, and mass destruction. Just its image alone conjures up thoughts and feelings of spine-chilling events that most of us prefer not to think about. Events where the air we breathe is not safe. Where air is toxic. Where air is deadly and the world as we know it is officially over.

In my opinion, way too many survival articles on the web begin by pointing out that water is the number one survival need. It’s not.

Now, I’m not saying that clean water isn’t crucial for survival (it’s essential), but it’s secondary. Access to clean, abundant, breathable air trumps water every single time. Why? Because while it’s a well-established fact that you can only survive 3 days without water (less time in intense heat), you can only survive a few MINUTES without oxygen (and you’ll go unconscious well before that). I just honestly think most people take clean breathable air for granted…which can be a deadly mistake.

But you might argue that “air won’t just vanish”. And you’re right; unless our entire atmosphere instantly and completely vanishes, we won’t go from air to no air. However, just because air is breathable doesn’t mean it’s not deadly.

So you may not drop dead immediately, but if you breathe highly toxic chemically infused air, even just a couple of small gulps, you’re headed for an early grave. [Read more…]

How To Reload Ammo To Save Money and Improve Accuracy

How To Reload Ammo To Save Money and Improve Accuracy
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How To Reload Ammo Setup

Why You Should Learn How To Reload Ammo

All fellow gun enthusiasts must plan for one major recurring expense. Like vehicles need fuel or survival bows need arrows, guns need ammo.

It’s a cold hard fact, for enthusiasts the initial purchase of your firearm will pale in comparison to your ammunition costs over its lifetime. Assuming, of course, that you actually fire the weapon.

Obviously, you could reduce this cost by just stashing and neglecting your firearms. But since I know you’re serious about your guns, your survival firearms should be fired; early and often.

The main reasons for owning a firearm are simple and few:

  1. Collect them as a hobby
  2. Use them for a utilitarian task (such as hunting)
  3. Use them for self-defense

Two of these three require continual, recurring practice to maintain your skills. And admiring an antique in your gun safe doesn’t require practice, but let’s face it, if you’re a firearm hobbyist you likely enjoy firing them.

This means ammunition purchases are a regular part of your shopping and budget.

Aside from proficiency training, personal recreation, and the hunting, there is one more reason for buying ammo; Preparing. [Read more…]

10 Best Survival Rifles To Protect and Defend Your Family

10 Best Survival Rifles To Protect and Defend Your Family
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Best Survival Rifles - Double Barrel Shot Gun Pointed Straight Back At YouI decided to write an article identifying and singing the praises of the ten best survival rifles to own. And that’s what the title says at the top of this article.

That being said, listing the 10 “best survival rifles” requires real compromises. It’s a cold hard fact that a single perfect survival rifle doesn’t exist. There are too many unique survival scenarios to consider.

Plus, owning ten survival rifles won’t do you much good, unless you have a very large family or a caddy to carry all your guns. So I decided to fight conventional wisdom and focus primarily on the top five (or what I consider the best of each survival category) and then give you 5 runner ups.

But again, let me be crystal clear. One weapon can’t do it all and ten options leave a lot of room for less than stellar performance in various roles. It’s sort of like expecting a dump truck to accelerate from zero to 60 MPH in 4 seconds. In the right application, a dump truck is extremely useful, but not when acceleration is needed.

The bottom line is survival situations vary, as well as the tasks required of your survival firearms. So what are the roles we expect out survival rifles to play?

I like to breakdown the main survival tasks into 5 broad categories:

  1. Hunting Small game
  2. Hunting Large game
  3. Perimeter-defense beyond 200 yards
  4. Self-defense inside 200 yards
  5. Self-defense in close quarters

So let’s take a look at each task and the best survival rifles to accomplish them. [Read more…]

Survival Cache: How To Protect It and Where To Hide It

Survival Cache: How To Protect It and Where To Hide It
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Survival Cache - Shovel and Bear BinYour Survival Cache Guide

Real quick, for those new to preparing and survival, a Survival Cache is a well-hidden stockpile of survival supplies. It’s a collection of extra supplies you want to keep hidden and in reserve just in case.

There are many reasons why survival caches useful. Here are a few of the most common ones:

  • To prevent all your survival supplies being in one single location. By spreading our your supplies in unique hidden locations, if one site becomes compromised, you don’t lose everything.
  • To support a bug out. A strategically located survival cache can provide extra supplies along your bug out route. This helps keep your pack weight down but allows you to restock on critical supplies (food, water, ammo, etc.)
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  • For those who plan to bug in, you want to avoid the Feds from confiscating all their guns (should that day ever come to pass).
  • Maybe you have a remote survival retreat in the woods somewhere and want to hide some extra supplies when your not there. Stocking your retreat without hiding those supplies properly puts them at risk. Without caches, you will probably lose your entire survival stash if someone stumbles on that location while you’re away.

So as you can see, there are lots of reasons to develop survival caches. However, behind all these reasons, there nearly as many survival cache options.

Options such as:

  • The best and worst type of containers to protect your survival supplies from the elements
  • The best and worst supplies to add to your survival caches
  • The best and worst locations to keep your survival cache hidden for the long term
  • The best and worst methods on how to hide or bury your survival cache
  • The amount of survival supplies you should add to your survival caches

One of the major factors in making the right decisions for your survival cache is adapting to your geographic location. Different environments have unique survival cache best practices.

Swamp Caches vs. Desert Caches vs. Mountain Caches, etc.

Each environment has its own unique survival cache challenges you must be aware of and overcome to achieve long-term success.

In this article, I will provide you with my favorite survival cache ideas and also give you the most common survival cache mistakes. That way, you’ll get to learn from others mistakes and get it right the first time.

So let’s get started. [Read more…]

Pandemic Preparedness: The World Is Not Ready, Are You?

Pandemic Preparedness: The World Is Not Ready, Are You?
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Pandemic Preparedness - Man In A White Suit and Gas MaskPandemic Preparedness Guide For Communities and Individuals

The stench of death hung heavy in the air as bodies were routinely piled onto carts and hauled away for incineration. Doctors in long spooky masks and flowing black robes visited homes, but could do little to prevent infection.

Friends, family and neighbors all died horrible deaths at the hands of this disease, and it was only a matter of time before the Black Death got you too.

It was the same with everyone: painful bumps and tumors would spread quickly from groins and armpits, black and purple splotches then appeared on limbs as they got sicker and sicker until finally blood started gushing uncontrollably from their noses – Black Death’s final symptom.

And as if all of this was not bad enough, the social order of the world collapsed violently in the wake of the pandemic.

Looters ran rampant, and lawlessness spread as families and human decency abandoned each other in terrible panic.

Death was on the streets and in the air.

The Black Death took hundreds of millions of lives when it spread across Europe in the years between 1346 and 1353. Thankfully, the world has yet to experience anything quite like it since. But that could change in an instant. [Read more…]

Slingshot Hunting: A Simple But Badass Survival Weapon

Slingshot Hunting: A Simple But Badass Survival Weapon
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The good ol’ reliable slingshot has gone by many names in its day: “bean shooter”, “flip”, “kattie”, “ging” “wrist rocket” and “hand-catapult” to name a few.

In modern times, the handheld slingshot has become associated with mischief and youth vandalism. But this stealthy projectile-flinger has an extremely wide variety of useful survival applications.

This weapon depends upon strong elastic materials to operate and so it was invented around the same time as vulcanized rubber – which puts the sling in slingshot – and patented in 1844. That makes this tool about 172 years old, but the basic concepts behind the slingshot are actually thousands of years old.

The “Sling” was one of the most widely used projectile weapons used for both hunting and combat since the Stone Age. Slings were mentioned by homer in The Illiad and Troy, used by the Romans, and of course, was the weapon David used to defeat Goliath in the Valley of Elah.

A slingshot is virtually the same thing – just more accurate and simpler to use.

A slingshot makes for a perfect do-it-yourself survival tool, but there are also many advanced modern models available for purchase today.

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