Category: Preparedness

When someone mentions preparedness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it prepping, the end of the world, the apocalypse…or, does it simply mean being in a state of readiness for whatever life throws at you? We believe preparedness is having the knowledge, skills, ability, and gear to handle life in a way that builds confidence and peace of mind. This isn’t about doom and gloom, it’s about getting out and living life to the fullest.

vertx backpack with bulletproof insert

Bulletproof Backpack

Have you ever considered buying or putting together a bulletproof backpack? Do you think it’s crazy or do you think it’s a good idea? Let’s take a look at those questions and more.

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OSINT Basics – What is Open Source Intelligence

This article is not meant to be a step-by-step guide on open-source intelligence. It is basically a primer to get you introduced and interested in the subject. We are going to discuss the definition of OSINT and why you would use it. Let’s take a look.

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Urban Survival Rifle – Ruger 10/22

What is the best urban survival rifle? I’m not talking about self-defense applications, that is another topic. I’m talking about all-around, best bang for your buck type of gun. Join me as I discuss my choice and why I picked it.

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Grayl ultralight water purifer bottle

GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier Bottle: How to Use

Having clean water is paramount, but is something most of us take for granted. What happens when you are in a situation where the water you have access to is not safe to drink? GRAYL offers a solution that provides you a way to purify water in a simple package. Let’s take a look at the specifications, how it performs, and how to use it.

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bug out trailer

Bug Out Trailer – Is it worth it?

What is a bugout trailer and why would anyone need one? Some people see it as a complete waste of money. What if you could use it for a lot more than a worst-case scenario? Would that change your mind?

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urban wildfire

Bug Out Bag Essentials – 95 items to pack

A Bug Out Bag is a bag containing enough food, water, and other essential gear to typically support one person for 72 hours. Do you have a bug out bag, and if so, how deliberate were you in choosing the contents? Let’s look at what I consider the essentials of my bug out bag.

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