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

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 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

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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…]

10 Best Survival Shovels For Your Bug Out Bag

survival shovels with a bunch of gearHave you ever dug a large hole or trench without a shovel? I hope not because it royally sucks.

Trust me; a stick is no substitute for a shovel.

It doesn’t matter what material you’re digging through – dirt, sand, mud, snow or ice. Plus, if you’re not wearing gloves you destroy your hands. With gashes, scrapes, cuts, blisters, and bruises.

Even worse, you end up wasting valuable hours and spending excess energy. Digging without a shovel is a difficult, tiresome, and even dangerous chore. [Read more…]

34 Best Survival Hacks You Should Learn Right Now

survival hacksSurvival hacks are solutions that break the rules. The best survivalists don’t just blindly follow rulebooks, so we hack when necessary. Sure, there are hundreds of survival guides we learn from but you’re at a huge disadvantage when you rely too heavily on any one resource.

Real survival is a creative endeavor that requires fast thinking and an open mind. Sometimes you have to improvise, adapt, and make it up as you go along. You have to make split-second decisions. You have to work with what you have got.

You have to think like McGyver by survival hacking your way to safety. [Read more…]

How To Make Your Own Arrows – Tips, Techniques and Tricks

how to make your own arrowsThe art of how to make your own arrows is a survival skill worthy of our attention. Why? Because it’s major form of self-reliance. And as survivalists we love self-reliance.

Imagine pairing the power of learning – How To Make Your Own Arrows – with the skill of – How To Make A Longbow – and you’ll never be an unarmed and helpless sap again. No matter how bad our world becomes.

You’ll have the powerful ability, to take natural resources and mold them into a highly useful survival tool. And not only a useful tool but a deadly one.

Regardless of whether your motivation to make your own arrows is focused on self-reliance, as a fun hobby, or to just impress your friends, the following instructions will show you step by step how to do it right. [Read more…]

Gun Suppressors: Remaining Silent When Every Noise Matters

Modern Gun SuppressorGuns are loud. Anytime you detonate a powerful explosive in a small confined space, it’s going to be noisy. And often, that BANG put off by your firearm gives away your position.

That’s why gun suppressors are an excellent survival tool. Nearly everyone understands that suppressors turn ear-splitting explosions, into muffled, discreet THUMP’s. So if you want to be sneaky (for whatever reason), using a gun suppressor is a smart way to avoid unwanted attention.

And in a survival crisis, I  highly recommend you own at least one suppressor or or at least understand the principles to craft one. Because being able to fire off quiet shots will be the difference between being a predator or being prey. And if such a situation arises, you’ll be grateful you took the time to learn how to make a suppressor. [Read more…]

10 Best Gun Safes For Ultimate Access, Safety, and Protection

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What’s the ultimate goal storing your firearms in a gun safe?

Why should you invest your hard earned money in a large metal lockbox?

To figure this out, let’s first take a look at the definition of the word “safe”:

Secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk”.

So a gun safe’s sole purpose is to keep your valuable firearms out of harm’s way.

To keep them safe from:

  • the elements (fire, water)
  • thieves
  • curious kids

SAFE.

While all gun safes have the same goal, not all firearms safes are created equal.

  • There are safes designed for specific types of guns (handguns or rifles).
  • Some safes are made for quick access, while other safes designed for fire or water protection.
  • There are mobile safes and permanently bolted down gun safes.
  • Wall mounted safes and hidden gun safes.
  • There are single gun safes and gun safes designed for an entire arsenal firearms.

So finding the “right” gun safe that serves you well depends on your own individual needs.

With that said, today we are going to cover 10 different types of gun safes. Discussing each safes specific characteristics and provide an example gun safe within each 10 categories that we recommend. [Read more…]

Survival Air Rifle – Our 5 Favorite Models For Survival

survival air rifleFrom A Kids Toy To A Survival Air Rifle

Oh, the classic BB gun.

Beloved by many, especially in our youth. The BB gun was a right of passage and it was the classic Red Ryder Carbin Action 2 On The Shot Range Model Air Rifle every kid wanted. Adios, Bart!

Needless to say, the bb gun is still a popular backyard weapon.

Many of us cut our teeth on a slingshot initially, but soon after upgraded to the real deal; a BB gun. And that glorious day your Dad handed you your very own BB gun was the same day no mouse, rat, bird, or squirrel was safe. [Read more…]