S&W Airweight Review – A Badass Little Revolver For Conceal Carry

S&W Airweight Review – A Badass Little Revolver For Conceal Carry
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S&W Airweight ReviewSo you’re on the lookout for a new conceal carry weapon (CCW). One that’s small, light reliable, and accurate while still packing a punch.

Maybe you currently carry a popular semi-auto CCW (such as a Glock 26, S&W M&P Shield, Ruger LCP) but are looking for something even lighter and smaller.

Or perhaps you’ve heard about the reliability of the revolver over a semi-auto and are reconsidering your options.

Or you’re looking for a solid conceal carry firearm for someone new to carrying. Something reliable, simple and not intimidating.

Well, then I may have just the right gun for you. [Read more…]

How To Throw Knives For Survival

How To Throw Knives For Survival
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How To Throw KnivesWatching a skilled knife thrower in action is an incredible thing to behold.

But if you’ve never tried it yourself, you may not realize “the experts make it look easy”. Accurately throwing knives takes a lot of practice (and some guidance doesn’t hurt either).

Why You Should Learn To Throw Knives

But first, why would you want to throw a knife in the first place?

Well, perhaps you want to know the skill as a “last resort” self-defense tactic. Maybe you’d like to hunt small game silently and discreetly. Or perhaps you dream of joining a circus to dazzle crowds with your bladed accuracy.

Or maybe you just think throwing knives is badass. Which it is indeed!

Regardless of why you want to throw a knife, learning the skill takes guidance. So this article will serve as detailed instruction on how to throwing knives. [Read more…]

Bushcraft Gear – 7 Of The Best Bushcraft Tools For Survival

Bushcraft Gear – 7 Of The Best Bushcraft Tools For Survival
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Bushcraft Gear For The Serious Survivalist

The ability to invent, create and use tools are one of the major ways humans differ from animals. Bushcraft gear is the group of tools we first invented as a species. The gear we first crafted from sticks, stones, and bones found in nature. In order to make knives, arrows, spears, fire, shelters, etc.

The best bushcraft gear is the tools that give the ability to make a large array of other tools. For example, having a bushcraft knife opens up a world of possibilities to build hundreds of other useful tools and items.

Before humans became advanced engineers and scientists, we played by the rules of nature. If you go back far enough in history, survival was an everyday endeavor; it was the only lifestyle we knew.

There was no comfortable couch waiting for us at home, or steamy hot shower either. There were no grocery stores and no prepackaged food to meet our hunger pains.

And worse yet, no indoor plumbing so when “nature called”, we were already there because the wild was our home.

Living in those circumstances required a very particular set of tools and skills. What we today call bushcraft. [Read more…]

How To Design A Rainwater Collection System For Survival

How To Design A Rainwater Collection System For Survival
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Rainwater Collection SystemShould you install a rainwater collection system? The simple answer is yes. Because water is vital.

Hopefully, that’s not news to you. It’s the only resource on Earth that’s guaranteed to hold (or increase) in value during a crisis. Oil, gas and even gold all pale in comparison to the real value of fresh drinking water in a survival situation.

It’s the stuff of all living things. It’s so essential, in fact, that astronomers search for water on other planets more than other chemicals for signs of life.

We wouldn’t exist without our best friend, H2O. Without water, human beings would shrivel up like raisins. We’d die like a plant in a severe drought.

So learning how to collect a sustainable source of drinking water is a vital survival skill. [Read more…]

Cold Weather Tents – Analyzing 5 Of The Best For Survival

Cold Weather Tents – Analyzing 5 Of The Best For Survival
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Cold Weather TentsThere are only two reasons why anyone would sleep outside in the dead of winter. You’re either a hard-core adventurist or a survivalist (or both).

When the winter months coming along camping changes for the colder. For every inch of snow and for every degree colder it gets, sleeping outside becomes more dangerous.

That’s why winter camping requires special gear.

And the most critical peice of winter equipment to invest in is a high-quality cold weather tent. Because your super-lightweight summer tent won’t cut it. [Read more…]

Analyzing 4 Of The Best Military Surplus Rifles For Survival

Analyzing 4 Of The Best Military Surplus Rifles For Survival
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Military Surplus RiflesWould a time tested, durable, dependable, reliable, reasonably accurate firearm at a low price interest you? A firearm also tinged with historical significance? Then I’ve got news for you: You’re looking for a military surplus rifle. [Read more…]

Best Survival Belts And How To Use Them To Secure Your Future

Best Survival Belts And How To Use Them To Secure Your Future
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Survival belts have come a long way…

When thinking about belts, I bet the last thing that comes to mind is versatility. Because the primary function of a belt is to hold up your pants (or discipline children).

And since the latter is frowned upon, we’re left with the basic task of holding up one’s trousers. Beyond that, they are of limited use on a day to day basis, right? That’s what most people think.

But belts are surprisingly useful. A belt can be one of the most functional accessories you wear. A good solid belt is durable, designed to cinch and bind, and can secure things in place.

They can also work as a makeshift self-defense tool. When you really stop to think about it, the survival uses for a good belt are nearly endless.

And more recently belts have become available specifically for survival. [Read more…]

6 Best Survival Playing Cards That Are Worth The Weight

6 Best Survival Playing Cards That Are Worth The Weight
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6 best survival playing cardsHow much does your bug out bag weigh?

I’m an ultralight backpacker. Which means I make difficult choices about what to bring and what to leave behind. I take the same weight-conscious approach when constructing a bug out bag because (all things being equal) lighter is better.

However, I always have a bit of room for a deck of cards. [Read more…]