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How to Become a Gray Woman

June 4, 2016 Dan Stevens 3

by Megan It’s no secret that in a post-SHTF situation, most women will be at a distinct disadvantage. Men are perceived as stronger, more prone to violence, and naturally more intimidating than women. The only […]

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How to Tie a Handcuff Knot

June 1, 2016 Dan Stevens 1

by Karen Sometimes, when we are in a situation where our survival is at stake we have to deal with people we would rather not have to deal with.  We have food, water, and supplies […]

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On Situational Awareness

March 12, 2016 Dan Stevens 13

by Megan One of the things that is so chaotic about emergencies, including criminal acts like home invasions, riots, and other disasters like tornados, floods, power outages, or even a SHTF event, is that they […]

Left-handed or Right?

June 22, 2015 Rourke 7

I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were. Tonight when I […]

….On testing yourself

January 4, 2015 Rourke 10

  I just came in from playing with the skull gun. On my last string of 5 only 3 rounds got on the`6″X6″ cardboard. It was a good session. How can that be GOOD? When […]

SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

May 23, 2014 Rourke 8

****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.   BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large thesouthwesttactical.com I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL  thinking […]

TEOTWAWKI Bartering (A different look!)

April 9, 2014 Rourke 3

  By “The Coach”             There have been many articles written on “Survival Bartering”. Most are very well written. However, in this article I plan on taking a different look at “Survival Bartering” post TEOTWAWKI.             […]

How to Tie a Two Half Hitch Knot

October 25, 2013 Rourke 3

I have continued my quest to learn how to tie a variety of knots. Last week I covered the Bowline knot which looks to be a very useful one to know. This week I have been […]

Tying a Bowline knot

October 16, 2013 Rourke 10

One skill I have never had has been tying different types of knots. Over the years I have wasted a lot of rope using the wrong knot in different applications. Recently I have been working […]

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Guest Post: Skill sets…….

May 29, 2013 Rourke 1

Skillsets by M.K.   My father was one of those guys that no matter what was needed done he could either do it or figure out how it was done, and I have tried to […]

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Guest Post: FUNDAMENTALS OF SHOOTING

January 9, 2012 Rourke 9

BY:  Concerned Marksman   I have seen numerous posts and websites about prepping and survival and even more posts about shooting and some great pictures of firearms.  However one thing I have yet to see […]

Simple Growing: Zucchinis

April 23, 2011 Rourke 1

For those that have never gardened – getting started can be a daunting task. Getting going in gardening can be accomplished many ways such as using raised beds, containers – and of course in-ground. I highly recommend to get into gardening ASAP if […]

New Survival School opens in South Carolina

March 29, 2011 Rourke 4

My fellow YouTube survival-buddy EastCoastPatriot has recently announced that he has started a Survival School.  Awesome!! The school is located in South Carolina on 600 acres of farm land and offers 2 survival courses. Here […]