10 Super Badass Outdoor Gifts for 2016 [GIFT GUIDE]

If we know one thing about those diehard members of the self-reliance movement, it’s that they have an awful lot of stuff. That’s a nice way of saying they’re nearly impossible to shop for. You may have friends like this. You may even be one yourself. People with this personality type are the prototypical “guy who has everything.” If you have someone like this on your shopping list, you’re in luck. Why? Because here at The Patriot Caller, we’ve accepted the challenge of sifting through the best of the top gear and coming up with the Top 10 Survival Gifts […]

Top 6 Ideas to Creating Survival Shelters in the Wild

This awesome post was written by our friend Alex Park at AuthorizedBoots, Inc. For more awesome survival content like this, visit his great site here.  Survival experts have long known about an idea called the Rule of Threes. It says that humans will die after 3 minutes with no air, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks of going without food. At least, those are the most commonly known rules. Many people forget that you can die in three hours without shelter, as long as the environment is harsh enough. You may not think the weather in your area is harsh enough to kill […]

How to Carve a Pumpkin with an AK-47! [VIDEO]

Now THIS is our idea of a good DIY Halloween project! Carving Jack-O’-Lantern the old fashioned way, with a big old honkin’ bowie knife,is a good way to spend some time with loved ones, sure. But why settle for a good time, when you can have a great one? RELATED: POP QUIZ: Can Bulletproof Glass Stop a Shotgun Slug? That’s the idea behind carving this year’s pumping with a firearm. No, you may not get the detail and precision you might with a scalpel, but you’ll have a whole lot more fun. And yes, you can even make it a competitive sport. Just […]

How to Build an Emergency Survival Shelter

Getting lost or stranded in winter storm conditions can happen to anyone. You could be hiking in the backcountry, or you could simply be driving to a family Thanksgiving. A serious winter storm, complete with “white out” blizzard conditions, can leave anyone in a bad situation. RELATED: How to Build a Winter Emergency Car Kit [STEP-BY-STEP] The rule of thumb is that a human can survive around 3 hours in extreme weather conditions without shelter. So even if you don’t plan to go hiking this winter, it’s very important that you’ll need to know how to build an effective survival shelter, and quickly. […]

15 Surprising “TSA-Friendly” Preparedness Items

Since the creation of the TSA, packing your bags and heading to the airport has become a continuing source of confusion and anxiety for the American traveler. What’s allowed? What’s banned? Do I have anything in my backpack that could land me in a TSA interrogation room for the next 10 hours? This has made traveling a nightmare scenario for preppers seeking to stay prepared for anything while traveling; many important survival items won’t be allowed in your carry-on. Fortunately, there are actually several surprisingly useful items that the TSA is currently allowing people to bring on board — or […]

Top 10 Survival Myths That Are Actually True!

If you’re a regular here at The Patriot Caller, you know that we just love to call BS on the so-called “advice” that frequently gets passed around the campfire, water cooler, or often the inbox. So much of what we think we know about survival — classics such as sucking out snake venom, cauterizing wounds, and drinking water from a cactus — are basically completely bogus or worse. Much of this survival folklore is actually dangerous. Well, what about the survival tips that only sound unbelievable, yet they in fact incredibly useful? There are almost as many of these hard to […]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Talks Hunting, Smoking Brisket

From Silicon Valley to the woods? Surprisingly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke out about his appreciation for hunting and hunters (scroll down for video). The fact that he did so while livestreaming from a backyard BBQ makes his comments seem much more believable, and we have to admit that we’re as impressed as we are surprised. After all, we would have never been able to imagine Zuckerberg disconnected from technology and sitting in a tree blind. You might be wondering if Zuckerberg actually hunts or is merely content to sit back and let others do it for him. According […]

How to Sight in Your Deer Rifle in 5 Steps [SUPER SIMPLE]

Getting your hunting rifle perfectly zeroed in can be frustrating for shooters of any experience level, particularly when you’re working with an unfamiliar, newly mounted scope. In the old days, it could take lot of wasted time and ammo to get your rifle hitting paper, much less the bullseye. The process could get fairly expensive, not to mention frustrating. In certain environments such as a public shooting range, your options and shooting distances are limited, restricted in fact. If your scope is off in a major way, you could be in for a long afternoon as you try to determine where your bullets are […]

10 Survival Myths That Will Get You Killed in an Emergency

If you’re a prepper, then the name of the game is survival. But what happens when the “survival” tactics you’ve been taught turn out to be a pack of lies? Unfortunately, there’s a TON of misinformation swirling around the survivalism movement. Some of it simply doesn’t work at all, putting your plans in serious danger of failure or collapse. Some of these myths will straight up put you in danger or make a dangerous situation much much worse. Society doesn’t need to fall apart in order for these myths to do you harm, either. Bad advice is as bad today as […]

UPDATE: One of These 7 Guns is the Next “Official Sidearm of the US Military”

As you may know, the US Armed Forces is on the hunt for the next official Joint Combat Pistol for the entire US Military. Yes, it’s kind of a big deal… In the 1980s, the Beretta M9A1 was chosen to replace the iconic M1911A1. RELATED: Top 11 Semiauto Handguns on a Budget Many veterans and 1911 fans never forgave the Department of Defense for what they considered a huge blunder. Not to mention, they gave an Italian firearms company the most coveted sidearms contract on the planet… Fast forward to 2017, where a fresh clash of the titans is underway to decide which […]