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The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

The key to the human race’s future may be right beneath our feet. It sounds bizarre, but fungi better known as mushrooms can help solve many of …

The Box O' Truth #5 - The Locks O' Truth - The Box O' Truth

My friend DVDTracker, sent me an IM on AR15.com and asked, “OP, I wonder how difficult it is to shoot a lock off? I’ve seen it done on TV and in …

1975 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has been going strong since the days of WWII, and even now in 2015, it’s still a sought after machine for many. Problem is …

How Robots Are Stealing a March on the Military

The robots of the future could take the weight off a soldier's shoulders.<p>That's the idea driving the team at work on Lockheed Martin's Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) -- a large, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that can navigate without human control.<p>"The goal of the machine is to carry all the …

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The NSA Collects 200 Million Random Texts A Day

wtf so random<p>According to a report just released by <i>The Guardian</i>, the National Security Agency has been collecting and storing 200 million text messages a day--at random, according to leaked documents--in the hopes of tracking down undesireables.<p>Sinister PowerPoint? Yes, sinister PowerPoint! This …

Zombie Hammer Survival Weapons

Posted in Gear<p>People come in all shapes and sizes — tall, short, fat, skinny, trapezoidal, etc. — so why wouldn’t zombies? The folks at Zombie Hammer …

Step-By-Step Reloading: Part 5 Case Lubricants | Top Rated Supplier of Firearm Reloading Equipment, Supplies, and Tools - Colt

In pursuit of the most precise, accurate handloads you can possibly make, you've followed all the steps thus far - <b>case selection</b>, <b>primer pocket</b> …

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That $1,200 Machine for Making Untraceable Guns Just Sold Out in 36 Hours

Americans want guns without serial numbers. And apparently, they want to make them at home.<p>On Wednesday, Cody Wilson's libertarian non-profit Defense …

TOPS Fireman’s Backup Axe

Posted in Gear<p>When it comes to surviving in the wild, most guys will be well served with a high quality fixed blade knife. But firemen aren’t most …

Cyntur JumperPack Mini

Posted in Tech<p>Few things can ruin your day quite like a dead car battery. And while a dead smartphone battery might not be quite as dreadful, it’s …

Animal Head Key Holders

Posted in Gear<p>Big game hunting is the kind of thing that seemed reasonable in the earlier parts of the 20th century, but you can’t really justify …

Rolling Homes: The 7 Best Rooftop Camping Tents

Tepui Tents Ayer<p><b>Pro:</b> Inexpensive<b><br>Con:</b> Not very tall when deployed<p><b>Entry Level:</b> By and large you want to avoid rooftop tents that come in under the …

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Exo-Top For Jeep Wranglers

Posted in Gear<p>Jeep Wrangler owners are nothing if not adventurers. They enjoy the open air, the off-roading, and the rugged versatility of their …

INSIDE THE SEAL TEAMS – Navy SEAL Sniper School (Part 2)

INSIDE THE SEAL TEAMS – Navy SEAL Sniper School (Part 2) At the same time that we started working with scopes on the .308, we also started working in …

Wet Totes: The 8 Best Waterproof Backpacks

On the road, whether just riding your commuter bike to work, or heading up the side of Mount McKinley, your gear is your life. When the snow flies or …

Discussion on Gear Evolution - Battle Belts, flexibility and plans

Last week, MVT posted up a video talking through his current fighting gear / load bearing equipment, which includes a new chest rig made to his …

Self Defense

Chili Colorado Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Chili Colorado is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. Recipe developer Rick Martinez's mom's chili Colorado, to be</i> …

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Wild Game Recipe: Venison Posole

Still have a deer roast in your freezer from last season? Here’s a delicious reason to thaw it.<p>Posole (pronounced poh-SOH-lay) is a Mexican stew that …

Recipes

The Black Workshop

How Unheralded Wood Stoves Could Save the World

The law favors solar panels, rewarding them with hefty tax credits. But when it comes to helping the planet, wood stoves may be a better bet.<p><b>Imagine two homeowners: One is a wealthy</b> investor building a vacation house near Lake Tahoe in California. The other owns a middle-class home outside …

Don't Get Too Comfortable—Nationwide License Plate Tracking Will Be Back

After a news leak and a public outcry, the federal government backed off a proposal for a nationwide system to track our license plates. But don't expect the feds to give up that easily, says PopMech contributor and Instapundit blogger Glenn Harlan Reynolds.<p><b>Last week, a firestorm of protest broke</b> …

Surveillance

How boiling water just got faster, and why it's really important

A basic survival skill is if you're not sure about water, boil it. So it's a bit of a surprise that an American scientist has found the process of …

Episode 200 - "American Blackout" from a Real Prepper's Perspective

Here are some thoughts and opinions on NetGeo’s TV show, “American Blackout.” Though it had a lot of implausibilities, it still made for a good …

Meet a Water Trail: Oregon’s Willamette River

<b>Words by Rhonda Ostertag | Photos by George Ostertag</b><p>Interstate 5 may be the most common way to get to know Oregon's Willamette Valley, but it's not …

10 Tips for Dealing with Fear on the Water

Fear is a peculiar thing that affects paddlers of all skill levels. It can be rational or irrational, and it’s often unpredictable, grabbing you with …

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