First, we here certainly do not condone the violations of any laws. You may not like the laws, they may seem or may actually be unfair on the face of it, and even be stupid laws in some cases, but the law is the law, and violations of the law can cause you to lose your Concealed Carry Permit, possible forfeiture of your firearm, fines and/or prison sentences in some cases.
Most rational gun owners realize that gun free zones in most cases, do not save lives or curb gun violence, and gun free zones may even entice mass shooters to target those areas.Read Full Article
You have, of course, heard the expression about putting all of your eggs in one basket. Carry that thinking over to your bug-out-vehicle, your BOV if you will. If you pin all of your hopes on your vehicle during a crisis, you may be putting your survival at risk in some cases.
Imagine your BOV is packed top to bottom with your emergency essentials, and you can only get a few miles down the road. A vehicle packed with much more than you could ever possibly carry in a pack, and at this point caching your supplies is out of the question as well. What do you do if you can’t drive?Read Full Article
Reconnaissance or Recon patrols are typically sent out to gather information such as enemy numbers, and in the case of a Prepper group, they would also be used to locate resources, and generally keep track of the comings and goings of others that may or may not pose a threat. The patrols would normally range beyond any security patrols. In fact, they may cover many miles in and around a city in a single day.
Security patrols are usually sent out to detect threats that may be directed at the base camp or Command and Control Center. A security patrol would be the first to know of an attack directed at the base camp and they would need the means to provide advanced warning to the camp so they can prepare.Read Full Article
A foreword about UA
Kevin Plank went a long way from UA’s humble beginnings in his grandmother’s basement to owning a brand generating around 4 billion per annum.
It all started with an intention of making a “better” T-shirt that’ll get rid of the body sweat rather than absorbing it. He was a college football team captain at the time, after failing private school and working countless jobs ranging from selling flowers to parking cars.Read Full Article
We have stated in previous articles that survival training should be conducted in a controlled environment where mistakes become a learning tool and not a death sentence. You can learn from your mistakes, but you must first survive those mistakes.
Training is important, and the only way to become proficient in anything is through hours of training. Then you apply the knowledge, and skills learned in practice sessions, and what better place to practice survival skills than while on a camping expedition.Read Full Article
How much thought have you given to how you might act, dress, or move during a period of civil unrest? Are you going to project the appearance of a victim? Are you going to be wearing tactical pants, Oakley’s, and combat boots? There are many out there that feel that not being noticed at all will be the ticket to survival. We are talking about the “Gray Man”.Read Full Article
Your firearm is a tool that requires considerable training to master. The only thing that makes you a skilled shooter is hundreds of hours of practice where you put thousands of rounds downrange. A firearm is an inanimate object. It cannot load its own magazines or cylinder, it cannot rack the slide to chamber a round or cock its own hammer, and it certainly cannot pull its own trigger. The fact you have a firearm on you, or in your home will do nothing to guarantee your safety unless you know how to use it. The fact you have one does not make you bulletproof.Read Full Article
Most of the meats that reach your table today are raised commercially. Big operations where cattle, chickens and turkeys, are kept confined, and fed special diets, given shots for health then slaughtered, processed and shipped to stores, to be purchased by you.
What would happen to the animals if the SHTF and the human component of the operations ceased? Naturally, Preppers would consider the farms to be a source of food, but others would as well and a wholesale slaughter of these animals may happen quickly, because for the most part the animals raised commercially are not allowed to roam free and graze. They are penned up; fish in a barrel if you will, and even inexperienced hunters could manage to kill a few dairy cows and some beef cattle.Read Full Article
One of the most important parts of preparedness and survival (or surviving emergencies) and one of the major keys to keeping yourself safe is Situational Awareness. For those of you that don’t already know, Situational Awareness is when you are observant of your surroundings and are aware of what’s going on around you at all times.
Developing your situational awareness skill set will not only bring you better insights in the present moment, but will also help you assess resources and hazards in your everyday surroundings and community.Read Full Article
Now this list is in no particular order, but all of these are fantastic reads. All of them will certainly get your mind working, when it comes to what would happen if SHTF…
This book follows John, a retired Army Colonel and history professor, during the aftermath of an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse). Extremely well written, Forstchen touches on some very real problems one would face during such an event. This book was so well received and thought provoking that it was actually referred to, during a meeting with congress, about the threat of an EMP attack on the United States.Read Full Article