Top 3 B.O.B. Guns

Recently, I had a friend ask me, “what’s the best gun for my bug-out bag?” It’s a question that I’ve answered more than a few of times over the years, but my answer has always been the same. I answer with another question: Do you consider yourself a firearms enthusiast? Now, I don’t ask this to be condescending. I’m always happy to talk about firearms until I’m blue in the face… but the answer to this question helps me give a much more helpful answer. The reason is that I need to determine the person’s level of familiarity with firearms […]

Fire Extinguisher Self-Defense [VIDEO]

In the hierarchy of everyday self-defense weapons, a concealed firearm is clearly near the top of the pyramid. Of course, concealed handguns are also bulky, heavy, and illegal many situations. But it’s not what’s at the top of the list that I’m interested in for the purpose of this article. Instead, I want to draw attention to an everyday object that’s a lot higher on the pyramid than most people think. Yes, I’m talking about the fire extinguisher. About 95% of the preppers I know carry a locking blade pocketknife. Many of them seem to think their knife puts them […]

How to Spot a Concealed Weapon

With the popularity of concealed carry growing, more Americans are lawfully carrying firearms than ever before… and that’s a good thing. Still, the vast majority of concealed weapons AREN’T carried by law-abiding citizens. If you doubt that, well, you’re living in fantasy land. The truth is that the vast majority of all burglars, muggers, petty thieves, drug dealers (even petty dealers), etc. know that they’re in a dangerous line of  work… one in which a weapon will eventually be required if they want to live another day. So my question to you is, wouldn’t you carry a weapon if you […]

Top 5 Shotguns for Home Defense (Under $350)

In most movies with climactic home defense scenes, the hero usually carries a semi-auto pistol or a Dirty Harry style .44 Mag revolver. There are two reasons for this: 1.) Hollywood movie producers know next to nothing about guns. 2.) These shootout scenes wouldn’t last nearly as long if the hero was armed with a pump shotgun. To drag a shootout scene out for maximum cinematic effect, many shots must be fired… and the vast majority of them need to be misses. If you know much about firearms, you can probably guess where we’re headed… Why the 12-Gauge Pump is […]

How To Survive a Bear Attack

There are several natural events that, for whatever reason, engage our survival instincts at a primal level. Tornadoes, poisonous snakes, and, yes, bear attacks all just seem to get something going in our prepper brains. I don’t know about you, but I have dreams about dealing with these things… I wouldn’t really call them nightmares, because they’re so fascinating and primal. To put things into perspective, you’ll most likely never have to deal with an angry bear in your lifetime. Even if you live in “bear country,” the chances that you’ll be attacked are slim to none… RELATED: Will a […]

9 Minutes of Expert Tactical Firearms Training for FREE

When it comes to learning new skills, it’s really hard to beat YouTube. Often times, when I’m doing some automotive work on my truck, I’ll find an instructional video that details exactly how to replace the failing part. It’s amazing. However, the problem with YouTube is determining the credibility of the so-called “expert” in the video… especially when you’re dealing with serious topics like firearms and home defense. That’s why I was so excited to find these 3 short videos from tactical shooting instructor Clint Smith from the Thunder Ranch (Clint’s tactical shooting school in Oregon). In these 3 videos, Clint […]

5 Internet Privacy Tips

For years, those of us who dared to talk about NSA domestic spying were labeled complete “kooks” by the mainstream media. A few months ago, however, we learned that the NSA is listening in on nearly everything we do online, and had been for years! And they’re by no means the only ones working night and day to breech your privacy… The most clear and present danger to most of us isn’t the FBI, NSA, or even the KGB… it’s fraudsters, hackers, and identity thieves. But here’s the good news, you can protect against all threats at the same time, […]

Top 5 Guard Dog Breeds

Security systems have proven to be effective… when it comes to making people feel safer. But will they really help protect your family in an emergency situation? The answer is up for debate… The problem with traditional security systems is twofold: Yard signs, motion sensor lights, and cameras attract attention to your home, especially among experienced criminals. They rely on external systems that may fail in a crisis, such as the electric grid and police response times. In a true crisis situation, the best security systems is the one your ancestors have been relying on for thousands of years. Yes, […]

Two Self-Defense Moves Every Patriot Should Know [VIDEO]

The vast majority of Americans have had absolutely ZERO training in hand-to-hand combat. In fact, many grown men have never been in a fist fight, at least not since high school. That’s not a bad thing, necessarily. It means that we live in a peaceful nation where violence is rare and self-defense is necessary only infrequently. It also means the that a very small amount of training and practice can go a long way. Because the bar is very low, meaning few adults in our society have and any training or experience, knowing only a couple of good, high-percentage striking […]