Buyer Beware: The Real Cost of Survival, Prepping, Tactical, and Outdoors Equipment

Would you trust your life to a piece of survival gear that costs less than $8.00 to manufacture, but you paid over $70 to purchase? No, not many people would. But many do on a daily basis, and they simply do not realize it. Authors Note: I wrote this article for two reasons. The first is simple, I am sick and tired of seeing companies price gauge people who purchase

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Land Navigation – Route Cards

Route Cards are a simple yet effective navigational method, which allows you to plan and study your route, as well as allowing you to use a route card along your journey. With the rapid decline of navigational methods and skills, due to the widespread use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), one method that is quickly becoming more obsolete than any other is something called route cards. In short, a route

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Distress/Survival Signals

Distress/Survival Signals are vital to aid rescuers in pinpointing your location in an emergency situation. Cell Phone Coverage in the US – white areas show no cell service in that area. I am continually asked why I still teach survival/distress signals on my Basic Survival and Bushcraft Courses, when most people these days carry cell phones with them venture out into the wilderness. The reason is simple, in survival situations

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The Survival Mindset

The key to surviving is not only having the right skills and knowledge, it is also down to your mindset and how you think. The mind is a powerful thing, and how we think and what decisions we make influences our every action and affects the outcome of the situations we find ourselves in. Like Newton’s third law of motion states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite

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