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Pocket Preps: Brass Knuckles / Knucks

Pocket Preps: Brass Knuckles / Knucks

Call them what you want — brass knuckles, knucks, knuckle dusters, brass paper weights, and so on. You know what they are when you see them. They make [...]
Bag Drop: Hiking the Grand Canyon with an Osprey Kestrel 48

Bag Drop: Hiking the Grand Canyon with an Osprey Kestrel 48

Hiking the Grand Canyon from the south rim to the north rim is a challenging hike that'll test you mentally and physically — perhaps even spiritually [...]
Buyer’s Guide: Perimeter Defense Tools for Home Security

Buyer’s Guide: Perimeter Defense Tools for Home Security

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, every year about 3.7 million burglaries are committed in America. Roughly 28 percent of those burg [...]
Gear Up: New Survival Gear for June 2022

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for June 2022

ACLIM8 Combar FoldaxeNOTESIt’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a nearly indestructible three-in-one folding ax, and potentially the Superman of multi-tools [...]
DIY Disinfectants: How to Fight Diseases with Limited Resources

DIY Disinfectants: How to Fight Diseases with Limited Resources

Maintaining the health of an off-grid community involves suppressing infections and keeping wounds clean. For these, you’ll need antibiotics to destro [...]
Book Review: “The Disaster Diaries” by Sam Sheridan

Book Review: “The Disaster Diaries” by Sam Sheridan

The Premise: From time to time, we find a survival book that is refreshingly different from the multitude of similar manuals that currently exist in t [...]
Cyber Threat Awareness: How to Prepare for a Cyberattack on the Grid

Cyber Threat Awareness: How to Prepare for a Cyberattack on the Grid

Alan Turing, the legendary World War II cryptographer, creator of the conceptual computer, and codebreaker of the infamous Enigma cryptography machine [...]
How Outdated is Your First Aid Kit?

How Outdated is Your First Aid Kit?

If you put together a trauma medical kit or individual first aid kit (IFAK) five to seven years ago, you may need to update your gear. Whether you sta [...]
Bag Drop: Mystery Ranch Shift Plus 900 Modular Backpack

Bag Drop: Mystery Ranch Shift Plus 900 Modular Backpack

For some, a trek through the wilderness means going to a nearby park within the range of cellular data, groomed trails, and posted maps. For others, i [...]
Child Abuse Facts and Myths Every Parent Should Know

Child Abuse Facts and Myths Every Parent Should Know

Editor’s Note: Due to the sensitive nature of child abuse cases and the restrictions of this author’s job in law enforcement, his article has been pub [...]
Pocket Preps: Small Pocket Knives

Pocket Preps: Small Pocket Knives

When most people think of survival knives, images of 1980s action films with muscle-bound heroes sporting massive Bowie knives with serrated spines, h [...]
Ryan Atkinson Interview: International Man of Protection

Ryan Atkinson Interview: International Man of Protection

We’d love to say that all threats to survival could be resolved by starting a fire and building a lean-to. Unfortunately, in today’s world, the threat [...]
A Quick Look at Smartphone Security Apps

A Quick Look at Smartphone Security Apps

Just a few decades ago, being “prepared” meant something quite different from what it means today. Back then, if you focused on the survival essenti [...]
Emergency Applications of Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Emergency Applications of Software Defined Radio (SDR)

In Issue 45, I introduced Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) using the popular RTL-SDR dongle and the open source Gqrx software for receiving a variety [...]
Breaking: Ammo Inc. Offers to Donate 1 Million Rounds to Ukraine

Breaking: Ammo Inc. Offers to Donate 1 Million Rounds to Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine rages on, reports have surfaced that the United States offered to evacuate President Volodymyr Zelensky, but he immediately de [...]
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