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 Hornady Rapid Safe -A Real Boombox

The Hornady Rapid Safe -A Real Boombox
I own guns for several reasons, hunting, sport, and defense of my family and myself. If you asked me the most important reason I own a gun I’d clearly pick self-defense. As a father and husband, it’s my job to keep my family safe. I own a gun, I train with it, and I store it responsibly when it's not in my control. Storing a firearm can be a difficult compromise between accessibility and safe[...]

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[...]

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting

Video: Survive Like a Marine | Fire Starting
Learning the proper way to start a fire is a critical survival skill. The Marine Corps teaches this valuable skill to Marines attending both the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA and the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa Japan (I was lucky enough to attend both). Fire as you probably know is not very ‘tactical’ for military operations. I remember being out on a field [...]

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 [...]