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 […]
This Land Rover camper-conversion by Alu-Cab (Codename: Icarus) caught our eye, not simply because it looks like it could survive a fall from the top of Mt. Everest, but because it’s the first Land Rover we’ve seen that can comfortably accommodate sleeping humans. If you’re into short wheel base 4×4 vehicles you know just how rare that is… The rooftop tent with a built in bed takes less than 20 seconds to set up or take down. And as you can see, it’s pretty dang spacious for what it is. In addition, it has two built-in (dust-proof) side compartments: One […]
x You’ve heard of the “bug-out bag,” the “go bag,” and the “72-hour bag.” Lately, I’ve noticed an uptick in chatter regarding about something called the “Get Home Bag.” Seriously, how many bags is a guy (or gal) supposed to have? Sheesh. Not to mention, if you’re going to keep weapons in each of these bags, that’s a lot to keep track of… Not to paint with too broad a brush, but I’m guessing that you’re not the type of person with 12 different pair of black dress shoes, one for each nuanced occasion. But that doesn’t mean you should […]
We all know that baking soda keeps your refrigerator smelling fresh, and that it (combined with vinegar) is the driving force behind many a science fair volcano demonstration… But there are literally dozens of other practical applications for this hyper-useful powder beyond baking and science projects. In fact, baking soda is right up there with duct tape and WD40 when it comes to getting you out of a bind. Whether you’re into learning new ways to repurpose household items, or you just prefer to live by the Boy Scout motto, “always be prepared,” here are 12 reasons you should keep a […]
As much fun as it would be to shoot a fully automatic rifle… when you stop to think about ammo prices (not to mention all the legal paperwork), it’s hard to imagine fully enjoying burning through hundreds of dollars in ammunition in 60 seconds flat. Just about the only ammo inexpensive enough to burn up this freely is, drumroll please, the mighty .22lr! RELATED: [VIDEO] Redneck Rocket Launcher Watch as this woman rips through 100 rounds in a matter of seconds. This looks like some serious fun!
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… and you can carry them with you into any store or business in America. One of the most practical and effective of these is an ultra bright tactical flashlight, design to “flash and smash” opponents. In short, a simple flash in the eyes with one of these high-lumens LEDs […]
Remember when the Leatherman multitool emerged… and pretty much redefined what it means for a tool to be “handy,” changing the lives of anyone who enjoys wearing small leather holsters on their belts? Well, Leatherman may be on to something almost as groundbreaking as that famous multitool. This 25-in-one piece of hardware belongs to the next generation of multitool. Instead of wearing it next to your cellphone on your belt, this tool lives on your wrist. It’s a bracelet, yes, but to make it sound more utilitarian/masculine, Leatherman opted to call it “Tread.” What looks like a clunky fashion accessories doubles […]