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7 Hotel Security Tips

Most survival tips are designed to help make your home more secure, like some kind of armageddon-proof fortress. And that’s a great thing…<p>What many …

Survival Skills: Make A Bug Out Plan

Owning a Bug Out Bag can certainly provide us with a greater sense of security in dangerous places and uncertain times. This carefully chosen gear is …

How To Stay Warm When It's Cold Outside

I'm constantly shocked by how many people don't know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren't equipped with the …

Survival Skills: Build a 3-Layered Bug Out System

What if your bug out bag is lost, confiscated, stolen, or you have to drop it? If you've taken a layered approach to your bug-out gear, all hope is …

Learn How to Climb a Rope like a Navy SEAL with This Video

Whether you're training, looking for a good workout, or just like to be prepared, knowing how to climb a rope while using as little energy as …

Things to Keep in the Car | The Art of Manliness

When I was growing up, I noticed that my dad kept his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment was for his job busting poachers as a …

Survival Skills: How To Escape from a Sinking Vehicle

When I remember my dreams, it’s usually because they’re nightmares. Last night’s series of scary dreams was no doubt brought on by the topic that I …

Things To Keep In Your Car Kit

What’s in your car kit?<p>If you are like most other people, you probably spend a fair amount of time driving in your car. While it may seem like you …

Sneaky Leatherman multitool disguises itself as a bracelet

There's a certain sense of readiness and satisfaction that comes from carrying a multitool. It doesn't matter if the world throws an Amazon box, a beer bottle or a loose screw at you. You're ready. You can take it on with the help of your trusty gadget. But multitools aren't welcomed everywhere and …

Have You Ever Done Home Invasion Drills?

Advertisement<p>As many of you have already figured out, we don’t just cover concealed carry. We often post articles of a good guy successfully stopping …

How to Cure Common Shooting Mistakes

Assuming your handgun is properly zeroed, sight alignment issues will show up quickly on target—as in these examples. At far left, proper sight …

Five rules for quick shots on target with a handgun

Getting off quick, successive shots on target with a pistol is all about recoil management. Here are five things that will help all shooters conquer …

Self Defense

How to Grip a Handgun - Tips to Find a Proper Grip

A few of years ago, I read a short blog post by Todd Green entitled “Feelings”. It was about how it’s easy to trick ourselves into believing that one …

Great Home Workout Programs

Despite Mother Nature’s best laid plans to keep winter in full swing, spring and summer are on their way. Dropping some extra winter weight (we’re …

How to Cure a Flinch When Shooting Firearms

Recoil anticipation. Pre-ignition push. Heeling. It goes by lots of names.<p>If you want to improve your handgun shooting, at some point you’re going to …

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Survival

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Tourniquet Best Practices: How to Prep, Store and Apply a TQ

10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life

British adventurer Bear Grylls climbed Mount Everest 18 months after breaking his back in a free-fall parachute landing. During televised adventures …

Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …

Back from IWA, Germany, with a couple of interesting new contacts with different units from all over the world...

Survival

Our tips, tricks, tactics and tales will help you get out of whatever it is you've gotten yourself into.

How to use a Watch as a Compass

Northern Hemisphere<p>A surprisingly simple and easy way to use your watch as a compass only requires having enough sunlight to cast a shadow from a …

How to Jump Start Your Car: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× How to Jump Start Car 1. Pull jumper car next to car with dead battery. Make sure both cars are turned off and pop their hoods. 2. Connect one end …

Survivalist gear reveals individual nature of fear

[avocado-gallery ids=”279364,279365,279366,279367,279370,279372,279373″]<p>Everybody packs differently for the apocalypse.<p>Photographer Allison Stewart reveals the fears and foresight of survivalists in her photographs of bug-out bags, the emergency preparedness kits put together by individuals ready …

Survivalism

How to Make a DIY Field Expedient Pace Counter Using Only Paracord

No beads are required to make this pace counter. With just a 7 foot length of paracord, you can create a field expedient device that will enable to …

7 Reasons Why a Machete is the Only Multitool You Really Need

<i>Photo by Gorman Studio</i><p>If I could have only one tool, it’d be a machete. People around the world have long relied on the machete, kukri (shown here), …

Standardized Hand Signals

<b>Standardized hand signals are a part of military training.</b> For civilian training applications this may be too much to manage. In your opinion, what …

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Mystery Ranch - IFAK & VLAK Available

The Mystery Ranch IFAK is a compact, expandable individual first aid kit that offers PALS – style connectors to attach to the assault vest/body …