The BIGGEST Mistake Preppers Make (And How to Fix It)

While you’re taking some time to review your preparedness plans this season, it’s crucial that you don’t make the #1 prepper mistake of all-time. It’s a very easy oversight to make, especially for survivalists… In fact, I think it may be a natural byproduct of the preparedness mindset. What is it? Most of us dream of a remote cabin retreat, a “safe house” of sorts, where we can escape all the madness and civil unrest in the event of an extended crisis. We can almost smell the timber, the campfire… we can almost taste the fresh well water. We tend […]

What Happens When You Shoot Guns Under Water [VIDEO GALLERY]

When it comes to real world firearms testing, sometimes it’s the oddball “what-ifs” that captivate our attention, rather than the boring old ballistics tests that are more likely to be relevant in a self-defense scenarios. With that said, it’s time that we tackle one of the burning questions that has perplexed thousands of us for years, especially those of us with a penchant for action movies: What happens when I shoot my (fill-in-the-blank gun) under water? Ok, so that’s probably not the most critical self-defense question, unless you need to defend yourself against a school of hungry piranhas or rampaging […]

How to Tell if Someone is Lying (and Why it Matters MOST in the Apocalypse)

Desperate times make desperate people more desperate. And even those who would regularly be true to their word may feel like they have no choice but to deceive others in order to survive. But you don’t need to be in a SHTF scenario to find yourself surrounded by people who will use deception to conceal their nefarious intentions. And while mother nature didn’t include a growing pinocchio nose to signal that a lie is taking place, human body language does include many signs that a person is hiding something, or trying to at least. In fact, these signals are as easy to spot […]

If Your Password is on This List, Your Identity is NOT Safe

When it comes to protecting your right to privacy, bit by bit, it’s become crystal clear that you are on your own. The State Department doesn’t know what a secure server is, the NSA is actively trying to hack your accounts, and the IRS is too busy damaging incriminating hard drives. Even the retailers we shop with everyday like Home Depot and Target cannot and/or will not do what it takes to truly protect your most vital information. One of the easiest ways to boost your online financial security is to take the time to upgrade your passwords, not just your […]

3 Key Survival Skills From ‘The Revenant’

Who says that movies are just entertainment? “The Revenant” is much more than just the movie that might enable Leonardo DiCaprio to finally win an Academy Award. In fact, this blockbuster film offers important insights into what the world used to be like before we had modern conveniences such as the Internet, electricity and easy access to supermarkets and building supplies. In other words, preppers can learn a lot by paying attention to the horrific situations that the character Hugh Glass endures. Don’t worry if you aren’t in a rush to see “The Revenant,” though, because we have compiled a few […]

Amazing! Here’s How to Fish without a Rod [VIDEO]

Fishing is a fundamental outdoor survival skill. But like most other outdoor pursuits, we tend to get overly dependent on our gear.  It’s understandable; we spent lots of money on that rod and reel and want to use it. There are shortcomings with this approach however. Here’s a question: Can you catch fish without a rod or even a net? Whether you just want to challenge yourself, learn an awesome survival skill, or you want to impress your buddies, you need to learn about a curious little DIY device known as a “fishing button.” The beauty of this “fishing button,” as […]

The Very Best Rimfire Guns for Less than $250

Plinksters at all skill levels can appreciate the beauty of the rimfire cartridge. Whether it’s the light recoil, inexpensive ammo, or the less-than-earsplitting volume (usually) that wins you over to the wonderful world of rimfire, there’s just something about these guns that helps many shooters rediscover the joy of shooting. Rimfire guns may not boast the muzzle velocity or range that their larger cousins do, but that doesn’t diminish the passion that many have for the .22LR and the .17HMR, which converts more and more devotees by the day. There are a wide variety of styles and price points available, […]

How to Make Your Own Easy SHTF Candles in 35 Minutes [VIDEO]

Sure, you could pick up a reasonably priced 6-pack of vanilla scented candles at Walmart, but where’s the fun in that? If you’re like us, it’s not about the money, it’s about the skills. It’s about knowing how to make important items yourself, from the ground up. Plus, you’re not the type to leave a resource as important as this one up to your local big box store, are you? Anyone who lives in a hurricane prone region knows that candles are among the first thing to go missing on store shelves in an emergency. So, not only will this […]

5 Biggest Mistakes Most Shooters Make

Often times, when diagnosing grouping issues at the shooting range, we find ourselves in a struggle with what we think we’re doing, versus what’s happening on the target. Too often, we can’t seem to figure out why “our gun keeps hitting low and left.” Even after we’ve made adjustments, we’re getting the wrong results. A realization that we must force ourselves to accept is that the bullet is telling the truth. The gun is right and it’s us who are not shooting straight. It’s frustrating that we can’t often blame our weapon, but with modern firearms and ammunition, the issues overwhelmingly lie […]