Learn the Figure-4 Deadfall From a TR...

Learn the Figure-4 Deadfall From a TRUE Expert (video)

When you say the term “survival expert” there are a few names who immediately come to mind (if those names are cast members from the hit TV show “Naked & Afraid”, you need to get out more). One name that most other experts and long-time enthusiasts mention right off the bat is Ron Hood. You […]

Which Firearm is Best for Home Defens...

Which Firearm is Best for Home Defense?

This topic can easily ignite fevered debate. Everyone has their own preference, as what works for one person may not work for another.  In the end, all one can do is gain the insight and knowledge to make informed decisions about their choice for a home defense firearm. As the NRA says here in their […]

Dispatch and Process a Rabbit (video)

Dispatch and Process a Rabbit (video)

The other night, I was out hiking with a friend and we noticed several rabbits along the way. Since we were only looking to get some miles in for a good workout, and test out a new pack, the rabbits were safe. Lucky them. However, I could not help but think of how delicious rabbit […]

Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

Gear Review: The Schrade® SCHBOLO

There are a lot of ways to chop wood and clear brush. Not too many blades do both relatively well. The Schrade SCHBOLO does. Let me preface this article by saying that there are other “machete” type blades by Schrade out there. I don’t like them. I’ve literally seen them break or come apart at […]

Hunt. Catch. Cook. Common Sense Sugge...

…there are a few things you should know about processing and cooking wild game to avoid disease or sickness.

How to Choose a Survival Knife

How to Choose a Survival Knife

When I was a kid, I thought “Rambo” knives were SO cool…

Surviving Hypothermia in the Wilderne...

Surviving Hypothermia in the Wilderness

Hypothermia can kill you. Let’s get that out of the way. It’s not something to take lightly or brush off, so let’s discuss ways to prevent it, and treat it in a wilderness survival scenario. There are several ways to prevent hypothermia, the first is quite simple; start with a general knowledge of what it […]

GEAR REVIEW: the GORUCK GR1 rucksack

GEAR REVIEW: the GORUCK GR1 rucksack

Somewhere in between the Osprey’s and Gregory type packs meant for through hiking, and the Mystery Ranch/5.11/Condor packs that have a more “tactical” look & feel, there lies an area reserved for packs that don’t quite define one as a “hiker”, or as a “military” type, but appeals to both demographics. It’s an area for […]

GEAR REVIEW: The Bubba 20oz HERO Tumb...

GEAR REVIEW: The Bubba 20oz HERO Tumbler

I have been on an arduous journey for quite some time. The mission: to find an insulated coffee mug that would NOT leak. I know, I get excited over weird stuff. But we’ve all had that thermos or mug we had high hopes for leak in our pack, or our car, right? Or the one […]

Essential Knots and Bends

Essential Knots and Bends

One thing I get asked about a LOT are knots and bends. It’s a skill, as you were, it’s an ART that once seemed to be fading into obscurity, practiced only by those rare breeds like First Responders/High Angle Rescue, Special Forces, Sailors, mountain climbers, cowboys and of course the proud Eagle Scout. Recently, there’s […]

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