Top 5 TSA-Friendly Tactical Flashlights for “Everyday Carry”

When push comes to shove, it’s nice to be well armed… For many of us, however, carrying a firearm 24/7 is simply not realistic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be armed and dangerous as you go about your day. Many so-called “non-lethal” weapons can take down an attacker very effectively…  they can even be deadly. Plus, you can carry them with you into any store, office building, or business in America. One of the most practical and effective of these options is an ultra bright tactical flashlight, design to be used as a blinding, weighted, super-strong blunt force weapon. […]

7 Highly Effective Self-Defense Tools That Don’t Go BANG

When it comes to self-defense, there’s a reason that the police, secret service, military police and FBI all carry sidearms. Firearms are the overwhelming favorite among security professionals as well they should be. Unfortunately, civilians aren’t always offered the same access to self-defense tools that government officials are given. Even with the Second Amendment enshrined in the US Constitution, some cities virtually prohibit the possession of firearms within their jurisdiction. Likewise, many states have laws the oppose carrying firearms. If you happen to live in one of these cities or states (often both), you may need to be innovative in […]

7 Highly Effective Self-Defense Weapons That Don’t Go BANG

When it comes to self-defense, there’s a reason that the police, secret service, military police and FBI all carry sidearms. Firearms are the overwhelming favorite among security professionals as well they should be. Unfortunately, civilians aren’t always offered the same access to self-defense tools that government officials are given. Even with the Second Amendment enshrined in the US Constitution, some cities virtually prohibit the possession of firearms within their jurisdiction. Likewise, many states have laws the oppose carrying firearms. If you happen to live in one of these cities or states (often both), you may need to be innovative in […]

How Would You Get This Family of Black Bears Out of Your Pool? [VIDEO]

We’ve discuss the proper ways to handle a bear encounter on Patriot Caller at length, but those tactics mostly apply to bears encounter “in the wild.” The situation featured in this crazy video is much, much different. This bear encounter involves an entire family of bears and one above ground pool. Yes, the description reads like instant YouTube gold… RELATED: How to Survive a Bear Attack Even though these bears are invading a backyard swimming pool, several key “bear survival” tactics clearly apply here. First and foremost, it’s important to note that this is a momma bear and her cubs. […]

Top 7 Pocket Knives for Wilderness Survival

A rock solid, razor sharp pocketknife is something that goes beyond simple survival kits. It’s a daily tool that goes with you everywhere and has your back throughout an endless barrage of unpredictable tasks. After all, a good pocketknife can serve a long list of functions ranging from cutting a rope to preparing a meal. Not to mention, one of the most important reasons to keep a sharp knife in your pocket at all times is for reasons of self-defense. You never know when you might have to defend yourself against an attacker or extricate yourself or a loved one […]

Bang for Your Buck: 11 Best Semiautomatics on a Budget

When it comes to self-defense, the vast majority of military and tactical experts choose to carry a sidearm, rather than a shotgun or rifle. Semi-automatic pistols, in specific, are hands down winner when you put it to vote. And the reasons are simple. Semi-auto pistols offer a great deal of tactical advantages over other firearms. They’re lighter, more compact, and they hold plenty of ammo. For these reasons, they make a much more practical “everyday carry” than a pump shotgun or even a Colt revolver. Plus, there’s just something really nice about squeezing off a few rounds through a semi-auto. […]

3 Devastating Weapons Hiding in Plain Sight

It goes without saying that most members of the self-reliance community prefer to be armed with some type of weapon when they go outside the home. Many members in the community carry concealed firearms for this purpose, when and where the law allows. Concealed carry is not available to all people in all areas, however, as state and local laws differ greatly throughout the nation. The vast majority of survivalists I’ve observed prefer the convenience of a pocketknife. Question: How confident do you really feel about your knife fighting skills? Unless you’ve been trained in martial arts, the answer should […]

Why You Need a Tactical Pen (Don’t Laugh)

A while back, I was birthday shopping for a friend who had a wish list saved on Amazon. One item on his list made me laugh out loud… It was a “tactical pen.” Now I’ve heard of some really esoteric survival concepts, but the idea of a “tactical pen!?” I just could fathom it. Less than a year later, I’ve fully changed my mind. I am a tactical pen convert, and there’s a very simple reason for this: Tactical pens are allowed in secured areas where knives, guns, and even credit card knives are prohibited. Tactical Pen 101 If you’re […]

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 […]

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 […]