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The Top 6 Tactical Flashlights! Which One Is Right for You?

Remaining safe both in your home and while on the go doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the right self-defense tools, you can effectively remain safe at all times of day. Continue reading

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8 Practical Self-Defense Tactics for Senior Citizens

Unsurprisingly, senior citizens are among the most vulnerable targets for predators. According to a recent report from the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, despite the fact that over 10 percent of older adults experienced some form of elder abuse in the past year, crimes against senior citizens are highly underestimated and underreported. Those with cognitive disabilities and degenerative diseases, including dementia, are at particularly high risk of violent crime and scams. Continue reading

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Practicing Survival Skills When You Live in an Urban Setting

Survival skills have always played an important role in staying prepared for the worst-case scenarios of life. While over the last several centuries our species has migrated toward city living and urban spaces, the focus on the tools needed to overcome and recover from disaster hasn’t really made the trip with us. Indeed, survival training is still usually undertaken with a trip out into the wilderness.    Yet, the dangers that occur in the depths of the woods don’t necessarily reflect how most people are likely to experience a fight for survival. Recent studies have revealed that natural disasters are on … Continue reading

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Why It’s Critical to Have an Escape Plan in Any Environment or Location

Evasion and escape are critical components of any self-defense plan. Confrontation should be your last choice no matter where the assault takes place. You could likely get seriously injured or possibly killed. There are very few things you can control when it comes to preparing for personal defense. However, you can control your actions and how prepared you are to defend yourself anywhere. There are two common places where it’s critical to have an escape plan. Those two locations are your home and in public. Let’s discuss each in a little more detail. The Necessary Components of a Strategy to Escape … Continue reading

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Homemade Gunpowder: A Step-By-Step Guide

Guest post by Richard Douglas Editor’s Note: The study of basic chemistry can be an amazing look into how our world works. However, it can also be very dangerous. This article is for informational purposes only. You’ve just finished up at the range, set your rifle back in its case and cleaned your long range optic. But you’re left with a lot of empty brass. Some would ignore the opportunity and leave, but there’s another option. Whether you’re a prepper with a stockpile of ammunition or are starting from scratch, bullets are a limited resource. This is why it can … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Against Negative Animal Interactions

It’s a wild world out there. Especially in the current landscape of global pandemic, constant vigilance is key to staying safe. And as you work to protect yourself from everyday circumstances and unpredictable events alike, don’t overlook the animal kingdom. The unfortunate reality is that animal attacks occur more than most like to imagine. Whether you’re at home, at a park, or in the wilderness, there’s always a possibility that Mother Nature could bite back. Animal attacks can happen anywhere, even in major metropolitan areas.  For instance, in a story that at first glance sounds fictional, a string of squirrel … Continue reading

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A Quick Checklist for New Preppers

Guest post by Bryan Borris The pandemic has changed the mindset of people as it has shown that you can never be too prepared for an unexpected disaster. Even the ones who weren’t enthusiastic about prepping a year ago are now ardent preppers by choice. While you prepare to face a situation like the current one, you will have an added advantage. Prepping gets you one step ahead of a crisis, whether it comes in the form of a car accident, a sudden layoff, a riot or violent incident or a long-term economic downturn. However, contemporary prepping needs to have … Continue reading

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Do You Need Back-Up Iron Sites on Your AR?

Guest post by Jay Chambers Whether you’re interested in building or buying your own AR-15, there’s one common question among AR enthusiasts. Do you really need back up iron sites for your rifle? This question applies to those who are already running optics. If you don’t have any optics at all, then yes, you do need sights. However, if you already have iron sights, do you need a backup, or can you get by without them? It’s a very personal question that may have a unique answer. Many times, it comes down to you, what you shoot, and which gear … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Family Safe and Prepared

If there is one lesson to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the importance of preparedness. Think back to when the virus first struck. Many people flocked to stores to hoard masks, disinfectants, and for some reason, massive amounts of toilet paper. Those in need of the same precious supplies ultimately had to pay a hefty price or go without.  When it comes to keeping your family safe and well-equipped to handle life’s curveballs, it’s important to discuss current and future steps you can take to protect yourselves, especially in cases of emergencies. This can look like taking the … Continue reading

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The Preppers’ Guide to Securing Your Home for the Next Disaster

If the coronavirus showed us one thing, it was that the U.S. — and the world, for that matter — was underprepared for a worldwide catastrophe. As the pandemic disrupted supply chains, shuttered businesses, and shut down economies, everyone scrambled to pull together what they needed for the ensuing months in quarantine. The results? Everyone stocked up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer. While it’s nice to both have a solid stock of soft, double-ply and be able to wash your hands in a pinch, the truth is, no one really knew what the heck they needed to be ready … Continue reading

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