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Gearup
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Survival Medicine Meets Bedside Manner
Premise: How can we heal our own bodies and those of others when we have no one to rely on? This problem is a basic tenet for survivalists. How can we make something out of nothing, or prepare so that we’ll have the right things when we need them? Wh
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Cpr Masks
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is now being taught in schools and offered readily in even the most rural areas. Most people don’t have an issue doing chest compressions; however, when it came to mouth-to-mouth breathing, that was always going to
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You Become a Target of Road Rage?
James Madison once sagely conveyed, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Had Madison ever driven a car on a gridlocked freeway he’d likely have concluded the same about the necessity of this article. Neither men nor women are angel
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Experience Is The Teacher Of All Things
Estimates have put the number of new gun owners in 2020 to be somewhere over 5 million. In a time of growing threats to public safety and stigmatization of law enforcement, it’s finally dawned on many that protecting themselves and their family has n
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Evolution Of The Combat Optic
Over the course of 26-plus years of service, I’ve witnessed a lot of changes to the main sighting system of the issued long-gun. The rifle has been the primary weapon for the military since the Pennsylvania Rifle (some say Kentucky, but I was born an
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Bullets, Beans, And Binkies
On the other end of the phone, my buddy Tom — your archetypically squared-away retired Recon Marine — was validating my decision to bug out of Los Angeles due to the COVID-19 situation. As we discussed the sense of panic that was still brewing in the
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Going Old School
There are a nearly infinite number of opinions on what makes the best weapon for the worst-case scenario. While it could be argued that the AR is one of the most common weapons owned by citizens in the United States, the AK platform has a not-unsubst
RECOIL OFFGRID6 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Protecting Yourself On Paper
BANG, CRASH, BOOM! You live in a gated community in, let’s say, St. Louis, Missouri. You’re outside enjoying a Sunday family barbecue in the late afternoon, early evening. The crash is followed by a chant of sorts: “No justice, no peace!” This mantra
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Train Like An Athlete
From the time I was a young soldier, I was determined to master my craft — especially shooting. I spent countless hours of my own time shooting, dry-firing, and researching in my quest to get better. And I did get better. I became a good enough shoot
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Criminal Profiling, Part 1
Studying serial killers is frightening because it’s not just a hypothetical exercise — they are real. They are the ultimate bogeymen, the monsters of your worst nightmares, ready to kill, mutilate, and destroy the innocent. They come from all walks o
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Watch And Learn
Many of you will recognize this timeless quote. Its lesson is simple and profound: Every prepared individual should be acutely aware of his or her own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of opponents. Self-awareness can be earned through train
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Bug-out Blaster
Violence is never something we relish, but it’s certainly something we prepare for. When the time comes to defend yourself with lethal force, it should be immediate and overwhelming until the instant the threat has ceased — a “light switch” moment, a
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Highway Hazards
Late one night, you’re traveling along a lonely stretch of road when you notice a car ahead of you drift off the road and cartwheel into a ditch, finally coming to rest upside down in the middle of the road. As you quickly come to a halt behind the w
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Jack Of All Trades
In my job as a firefighter and rescue technician, there are times when I need to venture off the beaten path to suppress forest fires or rescue injured hikers. While my crew and I can certainly hike, carrying loads of 50 pounds, it’s faster, safer, a
RECOIL OFFGRID2 min de lectureCrime & Violence
Chumming The Waters
I don’t know if any of us have been more ready for a year to be over than we are now. Unfortunately, all signs seem to indicate that the ripple effects of 2020’s various crises will spill over into at least the first quarter of next year. As I’ve sai
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Bag Drop
Active shooters, terrorists, and other mass-murderers have no uniform code of conduct. They carry out vicious attacks on a variety of targets, with little to no warning and a goal of generating carnage as quickly as possible. They select the most eff
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AmTac Shooting AK Course
“The AK is so prolific throughout our world,” said Bill Rapier. “After many years, most of you are proficient with your AR. Why not spend a day with a different platform, to train at the highest level, to break your own misconceptions?” Rapier, owner
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The Lone-wolf Fallacy
Walking cautiously down the seemingly abandoned city streets, a solitary man peers suspiciously at his surroundings. A flicker of motion in the periphery of his vision brings his travel to an abrupt halt. He shifts the weight of his survival pack on
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Winning The Germ War
Pick your favorite (or least favorite) disaster scenario and ask what your top priorities following that disaster will be. Are a clean body and living space on your list? They should be. Sanitation and hygiene are fundamental forms of preventative me
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Surviving A Carjacking
“Carjacking” is a term first coined in 1991 by writers of The Detroit News to describe an epidemic of auto thefts at gunpoint that plagued their city. The crime first became prevalent in the 1980s, when anti-theft alarm systems made old-school car th
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Carjacking Countermeasures
If you happen to drive a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and your last name is Bond, your solution to carjacking is simple: a hidden button that fires a passenger ejector seat, as immortalized in the classic film Goldfinger. While that may seem crazy, technolo
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Vehicle Gunfighting
Countering a carjacking attempt with a gun is certainly a viable option, but it isn’t as easy as it may seem. If you have a CCW permit and carry regularly, you know that as soon as you get behind the wheel and buckle up, your standard draw-and-shoot
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More Than Meets The Eye
What do you think of when you hear the term “concealed carry?” Your first thought might be the legal definition of carrying a concealed gun or knife, and the accompanying guidelines in your home state and city. Perhaps you think of skills you’ve prac
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On The Cover
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Not Your Grandpa’s Lever Gun
Today, we live in a world of rapid innovation and obsolescence. Tools and technology that are common now are likely to be forgotten in a decade, if not much sooner. You’re probably not using a typewriter or telegraph to communicate in this era of lap
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The Low-intensity Disaster
The necessities of our print production cycle sometimes act as a speed bump for us when we want to address current events as they relate to survival. Unfortunately, seven months past our “two weeks to flatten the curve” and five months past the death
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7.62x39mm - A Comrade in Arms
In addition to the unique pros and cons of lever guns against more modern alternatives, we also took a look at the ballistic potential of the .30-30 cartridge itself, with an eye toward performance against light barriers in an urban environment (thin
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