How to Use a Knife for Self-Defense

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For many preppers concerned about self-defense, guns take center stage and with good reason. Only firearms can afford a concerned citizen the tremendous combination of standoff capability, lethal power and pinpoint accuracy, and can deliver all the above repeatedly with just the click of a trigger. But there’s another weapon that almost every prepper carries … Read more

How to Survive a Street Fight Like a Man

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A street fight, a real one, has very little to do with a sparring match in the dojo or boxing gym, and almost nothing to do with the theatrical chest beating that accompanies egotistic displays so commonly seen when to aggrieved parties cannot settle their differences with trash-talking alone. Real street fights are unpredictable, fast … Read more

So, Does Bear Spray Actually Work?

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The deep woods and remote forests covering much of the U.S. and an enormous part of Canada are often seen as a sort of “go-to” BOL for preppers, and even in peaceful times are frequently traveled and visited for recreation or practice bug-outs. These forests also contain bears, which can be a significant threat if … Read more

The Best of the Best Self Defense Knives

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All kinds of preppers carry knives and a quite a few of them have probably given some thought to using it for self defense, if they had to. A smaller fraction of those preppers have given the topic much thought, and have sought out both a quality knife suitable for fighting and the skills to … Read more

Freedom – How to Escape Handcuffs

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by Ryan We have all seen it in the movies… the hero has been captured and picks his handcuffs to escape. I recall a time from my youth when I found myself in handcuffs and pulled a staple from a cork board to try and pick the lock. It did not work. Needless to say … Read more

Running out of ammo!

By The Coach, Contributing Editor   My wife and I are fans of the TV show “The Walking Dead” but not because it is a zombie show. We use the show as a teaching tool. As we watch the show, we discuss the situations that the characters encounter. My wife and I do a, what if … Read more

Women….Be Prepared

Women….Be Prepared  by M.B.       Okay so here we go with another “preparedness” type of document, I know, but there is a subject that is not often spoken about specifically when the conversation turns towards preparedness. It is a subject that can affect every female regardless of age, race, etc… I have a several female … Read more

Give Me a Hand Someone

Give Me a Hand Someone by Bret Gould We talked about layering our weapons.  We talked about the rifle, pistol, tomahawk and knife.  What is the foundation for all of the skills?  Where do we go from here.  We go to hand to hand. Consider some great warriors from the past.  The samurai, the spartan, … Read more

Response RE: KNIFEFIGHTING

[This is a response to recent post A few thoughts on knife fighting…. – Rourke]   Rourke,   Shotguns are often touted as first response to home invasion or burglary. I arm myself with a SIG P220 .45acp because a pistol telegraphs less around corners than do long guns. I will have my combat knife as … Read more