Krav Maga for Self-Defense — The Basics

Krav Maga is a hand-to-hand, reality-based combat system. It is gaining popularity as a non-competitive self-defense training system. The practice involves a mix of jiu-jitsu, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, plus various survival, grappling, and fighting techniques. There are no rituals involved: The practice is built around instinctive moves and simple principles. Given that, Krav Maga […]

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If You’re in the Market for a Battle Rifle (And You Should Be), You Cannot Beat the SKS As a Marriage of Dependability, Utility, and Affordability

I’ve never been a huge advocate of amassing a monstrous arsenal of firearms, but I want the ones I do have to be sufficiently versatile to keep me alive if the need arises. You can’t always rely on being able to hide. I see so much of this philosophy in Prepper and Survivalism circles – […]

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Can Civilians Buy Body Armor?

Over the last few years body armor has grown in popularity just about everywhere in the world! Nowadays people in a range of job sectors are protecting their bodies from potential harm and risk while working. But it doesn’t stop there! One question that’s asked a lot in this industry is:“Can Civilians buy Body Armor in […]

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Organizing your Shelter

In the survivalist community everyone knows the value of having a shelter prepared for extreme cases and natural disasters. Having a well-stocked, well-protected room underground (preferably) is not an easy thing to do since for most people collecting that many supplies in one spot and building something like that requires a significant investment. One thing […]

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The 5 Ws of Survival

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time here in the mountains, but now it’s back to the grind stone and, for us, that means talking about emergency preparedness and survival. The focus of this blog is obviously more geared toward surviving with the benefit of a retreat or stronghold, […]

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The Best Camping Air Beds

There are as many kinds of air beds as there are camping styles. These range from simply throwing a mattress into the back of your pickup truck at the end of a long day, all the way up to a lightweight yet supportive auto-inflating wonder designed for hikers. Retailers like Amazon are flooded with options, […]

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