The purpose of a “bug-out bag” (AKA “72-hour bags” or “go bags”) as you’ve probably guessed, is to allow you to evacuate, or “bug-out,” at a moment’s notice… no packing required. In theory, if it’s not in your bag when a crisis strikes… you’ll have to go without it for at least a while. Building a truly personalized “bug-out bag” requires gathering a long list of supplies, ranging from basic medication to a flashlight. However, before you can begin putting supplies away, you need to locate a durable bug out bag that has a lot of room and will fit comfortably […]
During a recent appearance on the Tonight Show, celebrity Morgan Freeman discussed how he had picked up the hobby of beekeeping with host, Jimmy Fallon. In the interview, Freeman told Fallon that he had devoted his 126-acre Mississippi ranch to house honeybees that he had imported to his grounds from Arkadelphia. Morgan Freeman Becomes “One” with the Bees Morgan Freeman may have just celebrated his 78th birthday on June 1st, but it is apparent from the interview that the actor doesn’t appear to be slowing down. During a light hearted and often hilarious exchange between Freeman and Fallon, the conversation […]
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 […]
Whether you are camping, hiking or dealing with a natural disaster, there are many scenarios during which survivalists will find themselves roughing it. Obviously you will want to have basic survival gear such as a tent, hiking backpack, utility knife and flashlight on hand, but what about technology that can help you while you are roughing it? There are many options that probably come to mind, but only some of them will be truly beneficial when you are far away from the rest of society. To help you determine what deserves a spot in your bug out bag, we have […]
Father’s Day is the third Sunday of every June, which means it falls on June 21 this year… Don’t Forget! Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, which is why they typically get a bunch of boring subpar crap, like ties and matching socks. Don’t do boring this year. Celebrate his lifestyle by getting him something he can really put to good use. The following list contains ideas for the type of father who enjoys DIY projects and being in the great outdoors, along with taking care of his personal needs.
Whether you are a hunter, hiker, or you simply love to bushwhack your way through some pretty rough country every now and then, it’s vital to have a good pair of hiking boots. After all, this can make it easier to deal with everything from slippery terrain to avoiding the pain and possible poison that can be affiliated with bites from bugs and snakes. Unfortunately, many of the top rated hiking boots are ridiculously expensive, and this can make preppers feel like it is impossible to fulfill this basic survival need. However, there are some bargains available that will still […]
Every hunter, prepper, and tactical shooting enthusiast needs to have a high-quality flashlight in his arsenal. Heck, it’s a good rule of thumb to keep at least two good light sources you can depend on charged and ready at all times. You never know when you are going to need a good light source, and being able to quickly illuminate the area could save your life. Although you could go to a dollar store and pick up a cheap flashlight, this isn’t the one you want to take into the backcountry. Instead, you will want to invest in a high quality flashlight that […]
The study of entomology can be fascinating, but the last thing that you want to deal with in your home or garden is a bug problem. However, using pesticides can be dangerous, and recent studies have linked the dwindling bee population to the presence of neonicotinoids. To help avoid these issues, you can take advantage of numerous natural solutions that can repel or even kill the pests that strive to destroy your gardening and food storage efforts.
Honey is delicious, and many people love adding it to their tea and certain types of food. However, the process of collecting honey is not one that should be taken lightly. Even if you are a beekeeper, it can be dangerous to extract honey from a honeycomb. This process becomes even more complicated if you choose to go after a bee hive that you find in the wild. The reality is that this could eventually become your best resource for obtaining honey, so it is imperative to understand the best way to undertake this task without risking your safety. Please […]
The longest recorded sniper kill was shot from a distance of 2,706 yards by Corporal Craig Harrison in November 2009, but this feat was accomplished by an active soldier with modern technology on his side. Meanwhile, when 86-year-old veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper during WWII, records were not even being kept yet in order to determine how far of a range these expert marksman had. Gundy saw action during WWII at the Battle of the Bulge and many other campaigns, so it is no wonder that he was recently honored by the United States Army Markmanship Unit with […]