Get The Best Tactical Pen And Learn How To Use It

Get The Best Tactical Pen And Learn How To Use It
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Best Tactical PensA tactical pen is a deadly survival weapon in the right set of hands.

In the wrong set of hands, it’s a harmless writing utensil. The distinction is important, and that’s what today’s article is all about; The Tactical Pen.

Here’s an overview of what this article is going to cover:

  • Quick History Of The Tactical Pen  – Kubotan
  • What Is A Tactical Pen
  • Why Carry A Tactical Pen
  • Tactical Pen Uses
  • Tactical Pen Techniques
  • The Do’s And Don’ts Of Tactical Pens
  • More Tactical Pen Advice
  • Best Tactical Pen
  • Your Simple Tactical Pen Action Plan

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Surviving The Great Depression: 12 History Lessons For Survival

Surviving The Great Depression: 12 History Lessons For Survival
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Survival Lessons From The Great DepressionStarting in the year 1929, the United States fell and fell hard. This event in history was infamously coined “The Great Depression”.

It became known as the worst US economic disaster of modern times. With the full burden of it landing squarely on the shoulders of the American working class who struggled to survive the great depression.

In fact, some didn’t survive. Many died.

But everyone suffered. And every American life touched by this tragedy was never quite the same.

The Great Depression brought the prosperous American empire to its knees. Money and industry dried up almost overnight, along with the nation’s food resources.

It was the worst of times to be an American. [Read more…]

Free 104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist: Not Just What But Why

Free 104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist: Not Just What But Why
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Bug Out Bag ChecklistThis article is Skilled Survival’s Ultimate 104 Item Bug Out Bag Checklist. A free bug out bag checklist that not only tells you what to add to your pack but why.

Before we jump in, make sure to bookmark this page right now so you can come back to this free bug out bag checklist to build out your bag over time. Go ahead, before you forget.

Want a Downloadable and Printable Version Of This Bug Out Bag Checklist? Click Here To Get Your FREE Copy Of It.

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How To Survive A Riot When All Hell Breaks Loose

How To Survive A Riot When All Hell Breaks Loose
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How To Survive A RiotRecent events prove that riots are real and dangerous.

In fact, it’s one of the more likely survival scenarios you may face in modern times. But do you know how to survive a riot?

What to do and more importantly what NOT to do?

A riot is an event in which a large group of people acts in a violent and uncontrolled way.

Riots stem from any number civil frustrations; racial tensions, religious fanaticism, class warfare or government controls. And each of these frustrations is growing in frequency and intensity. We are heading for a tipping point.

These frustrations are like a large pile of dry firewood waiting for a single spark to explode into a raging bonfire. [Read more…]

Water Purification Is The Key To Your Survival

Water Purification Is The Key To Your Survival
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Water PurificationWater Purification Matters, Here’s Why

The CDC claims; 2,200 children are dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases, and 88% of these diarrheal deaths are due to unsanitary water conditions.

That’s 1,936 children deaths PER DAY related to lack of water purification.

Now most of these deaths are outside the US but these statistics are still staggering. [Read more…]

14 Improvised Survival Uses For Your FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight

14 Improvised Survival Uses For Your FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight
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14 Improvised FireHawk Uses

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

And I’d also argue that it should have more uses than just 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 survival uses? So in this article, we’ll cover 14 improvised uses for the FireHawk LED Tactical Flashlight. [Read more…]

10 Best Survival Guns To Own When Civilization Collapses

10 Best Survival Guns To Own When Civilization Collapses
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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 random laundry list of various makes and models.

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

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 Find The Best Survival Gas Mask For SHTF

How To Find The Best Survival Gas Mask For SHTF
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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. [Read more…]

How To Reload Ammo: A Skill Every Survivalist Should Master

How To Reload Ammo: A Skill Every Survivalist Should Master
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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 five 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, just not when acceleration is the goal.

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 break down 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.

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