Fighting Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?


When you discuss knives – especially tactical and/or survival knives – there is always the possibility that the subject of self-defense will come up. When it does come up, it often seems like the people having the discussion don’t really distinguish between survival knives and combat/fighting knives. What’s the difference between a survival knife and … Read more

Tactical Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

It seems like the terms ‘tactical’, and ‘survival’ have become interchangeable when it comes to the knives. If you’re looking to get into knives, whether it’s to collect or carry them, you may have heard people talking about tactical and survival knives; and usually average Joes don’t know the difference between the two. What’s the … Read more

Cheap vs. Expensive Knives – Does It Matter?

I have a question for you, dear readers, does it matter what you spend on a knife? Do you prefer cheap ones or expensive ones? I’m sure we’ve all been there; you see knife that you like but the price point makes your poor wallet cry. Likewise, we’ve all seen cheap knives that look like … Read more

So, How Far Can a Slingshot Shoot?

The slingshot is an ancient weapon, and one that still sees plenty of use today for hunting, target practice, and even insurgent operations. Shockingly powerful and nearly silent in use, it is easy to see the benefits of this primitive but useful weapon. Any prepper worth their salt should consider himself wise and add a … Read more

The 14 Types of Bows and Which Is Right for You

boy shooting a bow

Learning how to shoot a bow should be one of the top priorities on your survival plan. For some reason, picking up a bow often tends to intimitate folks far more than learning how to shoot a gun. Maybe it’s because aiming and shooting a firearm seems like a less complicated process than figuring out … Read more

Best of the Best Survival Gloves

work gloves

Sometimes the most practical and important items receive the least amount of consideration in our plans. Among these things gloves might certainly be a contender for the crown as they are vitally important pieces of personal protective equipment that will see more or less constant use in the aftermath of a major disaster. Our hands … Read more

10 Ways to Improve Your Bug-Out Bag

Paladin Bag

You might think if you have been prepping long enough that you have your bug-out bag and its load out completely perfect. Down pat. Ideal. Maybe you do, and will end up proving me wrong, but I will still go on and assert that there is always something you can do to improve your BOB … Read more

The Differences Between a Bug Out Bag and a Get Home Bag

ghb and bob side by side

If you have spent any amount of time looking around general survival and prepping websites, forums and in other readiness-centric communities I have no doubt you will have seen several terms tossed around on the subject of luggage, specifically terms like the ubiquitous BOB, or bug-out bag, and GHB, or Get-Home Bag. Oftentimes, these terms … Read more

How to Make Your Own First Aid Kit

first aid kit items

Whether it’s a small scrape, a heart attack, or a broken bone, the last thing you want in a SHTF scenario is to deal with a medical emergency without a quality first aid kit. Long considered an essential piece of gear, a first aid kit is something that no prepper should ever be without. However, … Read more