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Gear Review: 5.11 Hard Time Gloves

Gear Review: 5.11 Hard Time Gloves

For the longest time I was not one to wear gloves. I hated the loss of touch, dexterity and the sizing of most gloves. Despite being educated, throughout college and law school I worked construction and landscaping jobs and spent a fair amount of time in the gym. As a result my hands are thicker than normal for their size and fit poorly in many gloves. However,

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Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope

Gear Review: Millet Designated Marksman Scope

by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large



18 MOA donut Illuminated reticle 1 MOA dot 1-4x magnification 24mm Objective diameter 30mm tube Waterproof to 3 ft. (tubes are completely waterproof, but not electronics) Fogproof -40F-140F 18 oz. ~$225

While it has been quite a while since I have had the privilege to contribute to MSO, rest assured I have been quite busy with rounding out my preps. Much

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Body Armor for Dummies……….

Body Armor for Dummies

by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large


No doubt, the vast majority of you are aware of the fact that our federal government seems intent on violating our inalienable right to self-defense, among others. It is entirely possible that we will cross the line where “from my cold, dead hands” ceases to be a metaphor. Body armor is a necessity for those who wish to initiate or survive being a

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Jesse James bugs out……….

BOB Trip

For those waiting with bated breath, here it is. It’s not exactly Man v. Wild, but then again I didn’t have any support staff helping me out (last Grylls dig…I promise). I apologize for not getting more videos, as the batteries went out MUCH sooner than I anticipated. The backpack I used is a Lafuma Mont Blanc 60L. I did not do an exhaustive inventory of everything in my bag, but if enough

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The Necessity of Developing your Own Familial Compact

by Jesse James



noun |ˈkämˌpakt|

a formal agreement or contract between two or more parties.

verb |kəmˈpakt; käm-; ˈkämˌpakt| [ trans. ]

make or enter into (a formal agreement) with another party or parties

I’m sitting here writing this half-listening to the talking heads on TV shout over each other “debating” (I use the word loosely) the inane minutia of the presidential debates and the latest political attack

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A message from Jesse James……

MSO Readers,

I have exciting things to tell you! No, the US isn’t solvent again…c’mon I’m not a miracle worker here. However, in the coming weeks you will be the privileged few who will have the opportunity to view my woodland exploits. I anticipate a mixture between Mr. Magoo and Bear Grylls, with a little Steve McQueen (2nd coolest actor EVER) sprinkled in. I have a four day weekend and am going to

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MSOnline Editor-at-Large Jesse James…….

All –

I would like to introduce Jesse James, Editor-at-Large for ModernSurvivalOnline. He has already published a couple of articles here and has some very interesting and exciting stuff planned. I am really looking forward to seeing more from him.

Also – please keep in mind the definition of a “classical liberal” – A political philosophy that places high value on individual freedom based on a belief in natural rights that exist independent of

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Hunt Now…For Later

by Jesse James

ModernSurvivalOnline Patriot and Editor-at-Large

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services estimates that about 5% of the population over 16 hunts during any given year. The study was done in 2006 and if the trend for the last 20 years is any indication, it is likely a few points lower this year. Hunting is a rather Sisyphean pursuit for me, in fact Wile E. outsmarted me again

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