Category: Preparedness

When someone mentions preparedness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it prepping, the end of the world, the apocalypse…or, does it simply mean being in a state of readiness for whatever life throws at you? We believe preparedness is having the knowledge, skills, ability, and gear to handle life in a way that builds confidence and peace of mind. This isn’t about doom and gloom, it’s about getting out and living life to the fullest.

What Is the Best Go Bag (Bug Out Bag) Knife?

A ‘Go Bag’ or ‘Bug Out Bag’ is an emergency-preparedness bag packed in advance to help in emergencies that occur unexpectedly and on short notice. And to boost your survival chances, it’s crucial to have the right set of gear and tools. One of the tools at the top of this list being a bug-out bag knife. But with numerous knives to choose from, which is the best option for your go-bag?

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Is a .380 Good Enough for Concealed Carry?

When it comes to choosing the right concealed self-defense weapon, a pocket-sized .380 ACP pistol is often brought up. They are relatively easy to carry around, don’t cost too much money, and generally deter attackers. But is it good enough for everyday concealed carry?

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Are Ten Rounds of Ammo Enough for Concealed Carry?

Preparing to purchase and carry your first weapon can be overwhelming the first time around. There are so many options to choose from, and many emphasize different characteristics such as compactness, caliber, size, etc. However, some of these decisions will have an impact on capacity and the number of rounds you can carry.

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Urban Escape and Evasion Techniques

When it comes to urban escape and evasion, there are several factors that can determine the success or the failure of our objective. Moving from an urban context to being off-grid requires a specific mindset paired with relevant skills.

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How to EDC Duct Tape

There are only a handful of problems duct tape can’t fix, so given its versatility, how do we carry it effectively? Let’s look at three methods to integrate duct tape into your EDC.

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Chest Rigs vs. Plate Carriers

Plate carriers and chest rigs may not be essential gear for every civilian, but they have their purpose. Option Gray compares and contrasts the two so you can make an informed decision on your next purchase.

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Urban Escape and Evasion…are you ready?

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