Steve Hilko

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Indestructible Camping Gear to Tame the Outdoors

Don't rough it on a tenderfoot's equipment. Pack these 12 outdoorsy gadgetsincluding tents, knives, cookware, and indestructible camerasto toughen up your next camping trip.

National Parks

SteriPEN Ultra Water Purifier

What kind of solar charger do you need to recharge the battery in situations without power? <p>Asked by: Nicole<p>Smaller recharging devices are …

Creating and printing a custom mapset with TOPO!

By onJanuary 24, 2012 in Trip Planning 47<p>Are you planning a trip that is not addressed specifically and perfectly by an existing guidebook or mapset? …

Camping at Joshua Tree

<b>There’s no place in California quite like Joshua Tree National Park. Trees reminiscent of Dr. Suess’ truffula trees, rock formations perfect for</b> …

National Parks

Nine skills that will allow you to go lighter

By onMarch 29, 2012 in Skills 72<p>Lost Cost, Alaska. By setting up my camp in this Sitka spruce forest, I was able to safely carry less: a plush …

Mike Clelland's Tiny Manifesto of Ultralight Backpacking Tips

<b>The first ten tips—The Manifesto—are a proclamation of intent. Everything else in this book can be derived from these very simple ingredients.</b>The …

A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2

Reduction, not total elimination<p>Dribbles and Drops - Cross Contamination<p>American Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)<p>Pesticides<p>Purifiers<p>Practical …

Water

The Top 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves during an Emergency

By Tom Sciacca<p>Have you ever noticed how, whenever a big storm is predicted, people start rushing to stores to clean them out of ever food item and …

Tubb's Tips: Serious Dry Firing

Everyone dry-fires, or at least knows they should, but how sincerely do you treat this exercise?<p>Everyone dry-fires, or at least knows they should, …

Mobile Warriors: How to Defend Yourself in Your Vehicle - Handguns

Americans are fairly predictable people. Our lifestyle requires a certainly level of predictability in that we travel back and forth between work and …

The "Shelf Gun" for Home Defense

I don’t know if I’m coining a new term or not when I talk about what I have decided to call a “Shelf Gun”. This is the pistol you put on a shelf …

Safe at Home

Pursuant to the recession, more and more people have been shifting to tangible investments like precious metals. And the FBI has acknowledged a rise …

The Tactical Pen

The pen doubling as a weapon is not new concept. Makeshift stabbing instruments have been around since the first penal institutions were formed and …

Concealed Carry Sling Bag

by Tactical Tailor<p>Your Price: From $145.75 to $160.33<p>Part Number:<p>Color:<p>Quantity:<p>The Concealed Carry Sling Bag provides you with a covert carry option …

Self Defense

7 Simple Home Invasion Self-Defense Tactics

Self-Defense has a lot to do with self-reliance and preparedness. You must take action before your time of need. There is no time to prepare when …

Self-Defense Tactics For An Enraged Attacker - Handguns

Think this handgun can stop an assault from an enraged attacker? If you expect it will, you've got another thing coming.<p>I spent some time last week …

Concealed Carry Drills Test

by<p>Concealed Carry Drills Test<p>If you read a lot of gun magazines like I do, then you know there are a million and one drills that a person can …

Concealed Carry

The 1-2-3-4 Shooting Process and Trigger Control

by<p>The 1-2-3-4 Shooting Process and Trigger Control<p>One of the most challenging things for experienced and inexperienced shooters alike is to remember …

Basic "5 and 50" Practice Drill To Conserve Ammo and Lower Costs

by<p>Basic “5 and 50” Practice Drill To Conserve Ammo and Lower Costs<p>Given the high cost and low availability of ammo and the increased shipping costs …

Self Defense

Pocket-Pistol Lessons

Establishing a bond with a pocket pistol is similar to marriage—in one way: You have to be willing to accept compromise. To make any compromise worth …

Self Defense

Guns and Gear

By Scott W. Wagner<p>I’m always on the lookout for tactical lighting products I think our readers will find beneficial and useful to up… Read More ><p>By …

10 Need-to-Know Gun Control Myths- Guns & Ammo

Those who favor a society without gun rights seem to be prone to spreading false information. At best, anti-gun leaders unknowingly spread baseless …

Defensive Fundamentals

<i>1/3/2013</i><p>Violent confrontations are usually sudden, dynamic and unpredictable. Avoidance and escape are always at the top of our list of responses, …

Self Defense

Preparing For Home Defense

<i>12/3/2012</i><p>The saying goes like this: A man’s home is his castle. If you're a regular reader of firearm publications, then you already know there's no …

Self Defense

Night Bag

A few weeks ago, my security system went off around midnight. My home-defense plan worked smoothly, as I quickly obtained my home gun, along with a …

Self Defense

Basic Flashlight Techniques

<i>11/26/2012</i><p>Responsible armed citizens should never shoot at targets they can’t see and identify, which is why a good flashlight is so important. There …

Self Defense