Procuring water in a cold environment | Tips from a Survival Instructor

Procuring water in a cold environment | Tips from a Survival Instructor
People worry about dying of dehydration in the desert and rarely think about dying of thirst when surrounded by frozen water. However getting water efficiently is paramount in an arctic/winter setting. As you dehydrate in the cold your blood becomes thicker and the circulation rate slows leaving you incredibly vulnerable to cold injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite. In this article, I’l[...]

3 Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster

3 Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster
Here you will find Three Things You Need To Survive Any Disaster. In order to prepare a plan to survive a real SHTF catastrophe you need to become aware of just what is needed to survive. The easiest way is to break those needs into categories. I’ll do that for you. The categories of needs in order to survive are the following; 1. Sustenance – Water and Food 2. Clothing – Whether its clothes [...]

The CamelBak Forge: Forged for Adventure

The CamelBak Forge: Forged for Adventure
Vacuum insulated drink wear is the latest and greatest fad to go hit the outdoor market. Calling it a fad is a bit much, as it's not likely to change anytime soon. The Camelbak Forge is from famed hydration pack manufacturer CamelBak. The Forge is a 16-ounce vacuum insulated travel mug designed to add a bit of convenience to your adventuring. The Forge is designed to keep the hots hot and the[...]

CeleGear Survival Dog Tags

CeleGear Survival Dog Tags
A few days ago I was having a discussion with an Army buddy of mine and the title of a book came up that we had both read as children. The book we were talking about is called “The Hatchet” and the basic plot of the tale is a boy who was taking a trip on a plane that never made it to it destination and ended up crashing in the middle of a forest with the boy as the only survivor. Now, before [...]

Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool
Ever since I started venturing out into the woods as a young kid it was always suggested to me that I have some sort of multi-tool with me. After all, why carry a pocket knife when you could carry so much more? The name that immediately comes to mind when I talk about multi-tools is Gerber. So much so in fact, that almost everyone I ran into in the military referred to every multi-tool as a G[...]

The Killing School | Inside The Worlds Deadliest Sniper Program

The Killing School | Inside The Worlds Deadliest Sniper Program
“You could say I had cheated death once again, but I didn’t see it that way. Orpheus may have tricked Hades; Ingmar Bergman may have had Max von Sydow play chess with death; but those are only stories. In real life death isn’t something you cheat or outmaneuver. Death is like the wind: it blows where it wants to blow.” This is an excerpt from the Prologue of Brandon Webb’s newest book, The Ki[...]