Transportation

Why I Prefer a Map and Compass over a GPS

Call me old fashioned.  Call me a Luddite.  But don't call me lost, because I know how to read a map and compass.  When I served my country years ago they decided that a fine young Marine like myself should know how to read a map and compass, so that if I went behind enemy… Read More

Knee Deep in Bug Out Vehicles

Moab, Utah was once again the host of the famous Jeep Safari which is the largest four-wheel drive event in the world, or so I’ve read. Basically, that meant that the town of Moab was awash in potential Bug Out Vehicles. While its easy to conjure up interesting bug out scenarios that would make almost any… Read More

Civil Asset Forfeiture – Policing for Profit

On the way home one night you get pulled over by the police.  As far as you know you haven’t done anything wrong and the cop seems civil enough.  He pulled you over because he saw your car swerve and wanted to make sure you weren’t driving drunk.  You prove you haven’t been drinking and… Read More

8 Tips For Flying With A Firearm

There is a misconception out there that traveling with a firearm is difficult or a pain in the ass.  In my opinion this could not be further from the truth.  Recent changes by the TSA have made it even easier then it was before.  With just a little bit of pre-trip planning, you can provide… Read More

Preparing Your Daily Driver for SHTF

This past weekend, I finally sat down and took care of an item on my wife's SUV that had been plaguing her for quite some time: A piece of debris (in this case, a nail) had punctured the tread of her tire, creating a slow leak that had her filling her tire with air every… Read More

Warrantless Searches

Folks, kiss all privacy good bye. Warrantless searches are now the normal. Apparently we're supposed to give up every last freedom we thought we had the right to.  Protesting of course has been illegal for some time now, one must get permits and permit to being corralled into "Freedom Zones." Filming the militarized police in… Read More

What Happens When You’re 1000 Miles Away And TSHTF?

Hello Everybody.  A reader just sent me this question: ArmyVet here again; I am an over-the-road trucker, Mrs. Army is a housewife. My SHTF concerns should be obvious, what if I am 1,000 + miles from home when IT hit the fan. I have my ruck and 1st aid bag on the truck always, my… Read More

Your Best Defense

When you think about your best defense in times of hardship, what sorts of things come to mind? For most of you, I would bet you are thinking of your guns, or your body armor, or perhaps the hardening on your bug out cabin. Let me toss something else into the ring for consideration. Mobility… Read More

Guest Post: Armored Vehicles

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by a representative for The Armored Group, LLC, asking if we'd like a guest post on something a bit different - armored vehicles. The Armor Group specializes in selling new and used armored vehicles: everything from strengthened limos and sedans all the way up to ex-SWAT vehicles, money… Read More

Survival Scenario – Hypothermia

It's late October, and you've been invited up to Northern Maine to a friend's camp for an awesome and much-needed week of hiking, fishing, and camping out. You've been driving your rental car north from the Portland airport for several hours, down dirt roads, rut-ridden by logging trucks and hunters scouting for the upcoming moose… Read More

Don’t Leave Home Without It!

We're Americans. We travel. A lot. Whether it's commuting to your job, going to the movies with a buddy or family, to the beach with the family, or any other locations life brings us. You want to be prepared in case of an emergency or disaster of sorts always, but let's face it, there are… Read More

Firearms and BOBs

Hey everyone! For today's article, I was hoping some of you could help share some ideas on the concept of weaponizing Bug-Out-Bags. I have a system of doing this (which I will share) but it's kind of klunky, and some thoughts to streamline it would be appreciated. Maybe some of you will see my system… Read More

Bug Out Ready Baby

A brand new life, it's a bit responsibility. It's also a bit of a hassle to stay mobile with one of the milk-suckers hanging on you all day.  Heaven forbid you have a litter.  Can you imagine the Octo-mom trying to bug out? Ha! One of the main reasons I limit our family size is… Read More