28 Jun 2015

How To Make Paracord Bootlaces

Cordage is one the most ancient, valuable survival tools in existence. Versatile and functional, cordage, especially 550 paracord, can be a difference-maker UNLESS YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY ON YOU! Some choose to wear paracord bracelets or necklaces, though many consider them to be bulky. Survival Common Sense may have an answer

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28 Jun 2015

MicroMax 19-in-1 Pocket Multi-tool

Do you like to carry items on your keychain? If so, the MicroMax 19-in-1 Pocket Multi-tool may be a dream come true for you! This little tool could certainly beef up your Every Day Carry (EDC.) From the manufacturer: This solid stainless steel tool set, with its patented, quick-release and

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27 Jun 2015

AK47 Rifle Mud Test: Ultimate Survival Gun

SensiblePrepper and his friend Mookie, a former Navy Seal, decided to conduct a few mud tests on these AK47s. In general, M4’s are considered to be “precision-built” and accurate, while AK’s are thought to be “reliable but inaccurate.” Mookie says that the new Century Arms C39v2 may be reliable, precision-built, and

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27 Jun 2015

Pull Tab – Ingenious Improvised Guy-Line Tensioner!

Repurposed items, in this case, a pull tab, are often inexpensive and make common tasks easier. This ingenious improvised guy-line tensioner can install and remain part of a line kit for a myriad of uses. Check out how it works for this tarp shelter! Video from IntenseAngler – truly one of the

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27 Jun 2015

Ultimate Survival Rifle? – Mossberg MVP Patrol in .308 & 5.56

The Mossberg MVP Patrol is a bolt-action rifle that accepts AR-10, M1A1. or AR-15 magazines, depending on the caliber configuration. For less than $1,000, one can purchase this reliable bolt gun and gain the ability to shoot popular military calibers for the duration. Is this the Ultimate Survival Rifle?

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27 Jun 2015

7 Survival Life Hacks

Many of these survival hacks from HouseholdHacker are helpful in the woods as well as at home. Children love these as well and I plan to share this list with my son. Enjoy! 1. Need some light in a pinch and a candle alone won’t cut it? Grab a soda can and

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26 Jun 2015

Making Sewing Materials/Sutures From Agave | Dr Bones

Please enjoy this teaching video on how to make needles and suture/sewing material from agave plants. Agave is effective whether suturing an injury or sewing clothes.

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26 Jun 2015

Bear Spray vs Pepper Spray: What’s the Difference?

H/t to Self-defenseNinja Pepper Spray: An effective self defense against humans Pepper spray is chemical, non-lethal, self defense weapons available for civilian use. The active ingredient in pepper spray is oleoresin capsicum — the same chemical in chili peppers that gives them their sting and irritating effects. When pepper spray is sprayed on the eyes

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26 Jun 2015

Paracordist: Monkey’s Fist Self Defense Lanyard – How To Tie A Manrope Knot And 4 Strand Round Braid

This particular Monkey’s Fist lanyard is designed for self-defense. With training, it can certainly work as a striking tool, and the uses for the 4 Strand Round Braid and Manrope Knot are countless. I would practice striking with this tool on a heavy bag to learn how it handles. What will

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25 Jun 2015

Video | Bears Attack Car At Yellowstone

If faced with a similar scenario with bears attacking my car, I would likely sound like the child in the backseat! I agree, little one. Fortunately, the bears were just exercising curiosity. Bear spray is a good idea, just in case! The following is excerpted from YellowStonePark.com: Should I be afraid

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