Archive | Survival Tactics

The One-Day Emergency Prep Plan

I know tons of people who haven’t prepped because they have big plans and just can’t seem to get started. If you’re one of those people, this plan is for you. Follow these 10 easy steps to get ready for an ice storm, a blackout, or an economic meltdown. Just a few hours’ work can make the difference between life and death.

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The Double Becket Hitch

Tying and Using the Double Becket Bend

The Double Becket Bend is one of the most useful and important knots you’ll use in a wide variety of survival or emergency situations. It is considered so essential that the Ashley Book of Knots lists it as number 1. It is easy to learn, and it applies in many situations. Best of all, it has that most important characteristic of all good knots — it is easy to untie.

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Cold Weather Survival Tips

Tips for cold weather While working on the next installment of emergency shelter articles (Intro and Basics), I decided to bring you these cold weather survival tips. In cold weather you face the danger of hypothermia, which is when your core temperature drops too low for normal metabolic function. But one way to freeze is […]

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Life Skills for Kids

It’s a fundamental principle of economics that you get more of whatever you subsidize. If you subsidize corn production, you’ll get more corn. If you subsidize unemployment, you’ll get more unemployment. And if you subsidize non-productive, irresponsible, dependent, accident-prone children, that’s what you’ll get. All I have to do is say “government schools” to prove my point.

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Tactical Thinking Part 3 — Decide

Part three of a four-part series on tactical thinking by martial arts expert Kenny Jezek. The third part of “O.O.D.A.” is Decide.  Simply put, in a crisis situation you must make a decision as to what you are going to do.  Sounds simple enough, but by far this is the slowest process out of all […]

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