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Smith & Wesson is Changing its Name! Why? It’s Not What Someone Would Think!

Smith & Wesson is Changing its Name! Why? It’s Not What Someone Would Think!

When you hear Smith & Wesson (S&W) undoubtedly, a very particular image is conjured. If you hunt or shoot, chances are very good one of your first firearms was a S&W. Most of us over the age of 40 remember Dirty Harry’s S&W Model 29, a six shot, double action revolver chambered for a 44


Dead Wrong: 13 Survival Myths That Can Kill a Person

About the only survival topics more persistent than wild “what I would do” supposition about Zombie Apocalypses are myths regarding actual survival in scenarios that actually can happen. Many of these myths are decades old and were initiated in Hollywood by guys whose idea of “survival” was having to stay in a three-star hotel and


Why Sailing is Great for Emergency Preparedness

There are many ways of learning survival skills. For most, trying new skills in a controlled element like a weekend camping trip is the best approach while for others, taking classes that teach survival skills is the go-to alternative. One approach, covered in the article on the next page, is to take up sailing or


What is an Earthbag and What are its Benefits?

Most of us cannot slap down hundreds of thousands of dollars on a second home or survival shelter without putting ourselves behind the financial eight-ball, at least for a time. If you are in that boat, carefully considering alternative construction methods is one way of getting what you need at a relatively low cost without


Properly Using Epinephrine in Vials

Standard Warning: As with anything medical that involves something that can kill you, please check with medical professionals before moving ahead with the advice in this article. As always, use common sense, get needed training if necessary and do all you can to avoid becoming a statistic. If you or a loved one suffers from


What to Do When a Home Gets Invaded…

Whether we like it or not, a home invasion is a possibility, no matter where you live. Urban, suburban, rural, even wilderness, it does not matter. If someone is desperate enough or is a criminal, invading your home is a possibility. This is particularly true in tough economic times or if you live in an


How to Silently Hunt After a Collapse

A grim reality of a long-term survival scenario is the need to secure food and the only realistic way of doing that if all infrastructure has collapsed is through hunting. While hunting silently is always preferable, in a survival situation, where desperate folks might be looking to “poach” a meal, silence is paramount. Not only


The Best States to Head to When All Hell Breaks Loose

Just about every survivalist has a “bug-out” plan, a strategy for what to do when a survival crisis hits and it becomes necessary to move to a safer locale (or even to “bug-in”). Less considered is where to go beyond “the camp” or some other predesignated safe space. Is your bug-out location optimal for long-term