550 Cord EDC? Meet QUIKCORD

There you are, in the team room with the unit. As the new guy, you stand, while others sit. You wait for your team leader to give you instructions. Keeping to yourself, you read your Ranger Handbook for the 12th time since you stood on that parade field receiving the...

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for January 2021

Arc’teryx Mantis 32 CAPACITY: 32 Liters (1,963 Cubic Inches) MSRP: $169 URL: www.arcteryx.com We’re fond of gear that looks commonplace in an urban setting but also excels in the backwoods or when SHTF. The Mantis 32 is one such pack. It works great as a commuter bag....

Best AK47 for Prepared Citizens

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-unsubstantial following...

What If 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 angels. When behind the...

Reconnaissance: Training with Guerrilla Mentor

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 training and feedback...

Review: Pro Eagle Jack (Off Road)

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, and more efficient...

How To Melt Snow For Survival | 5 Ways

Don’t have enough drinking water to last your entire winter trip? Learning how to melt snow is an effective life hack you need to survive! Here are five ways you can turn that ice into a last minute beverage. Ice to Water: 5 Easy Ways on How to Melt Snow 1. Hot Water...

CPR Mask: Pocket Preps

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 be “somebody...

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 shooter to more than...

How To Build A Quinzee

Out for a snowy adventure but don’t have a place to sleep in during the cold winter evenings? A quinzee is the icy shelter you need to keep you warm all throughout the night. Here are some tips to help you build your cozy camping cave! Everything You Need To Know...

Keeping Your Finances Afloat Above Covid

Americans face challenging financial times as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy. The definition of how society and the economy works is changing as companies shift to increased reliance on telecommuting. A significant fraction of the...

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for December 2020

Walls Outdoor Goods | Angus Worn-In Stretch Light Work Jacket SIZING: Medium through XXL MSRP: $90 URL: www.walls.com With the temperature dropping in most of the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to keep an outer layer nearby. Aside from its unnecessarily long and...