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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.

mylar space blanket and accessories

19 Uses for a Mylar Space Blanket

A space blanket is one of the most common items found in a survival or emergency kit. We wanted to take some time to revisit this item and discuss 19 different uses you should be aware of. It’s more than just a way to keep warm.

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Travel Planning – Satellite Phone Restrictions

If you plan on traveling to an international destination, you should always be putting in the legwork ahead of time to make sure your trip goes smoothly. This is especially relevant when it pertains to issues that may jam you up. If you plan on doing any travel with a satellite phone, you make want to take the time to do your homework.

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How to prepare for severe weather – Tornado emergency kit checklist

If you live in Tornado Alley, which encompasses the southern plains of the central United States, it’s good practice to have a heightened awareness of these events.

Despite the random and often unpredictable nature of tornadoes, there are things we can do to prepare for such a devastating event. What should you have ready for Tornado season this Spring? Let’s look at the contents of an emergency weather kit or tornado kit.

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Active Killer Events – What to do in a Mass Shooting

What do we do? How do we react in the event of an active shooter or mass shooting? Unfortunately, these are questions we find ourselves asking after tragedy strikes. It is incumbent upon responsible individuals to be prepared to the best of our ability for horrific situations such as these. This planning needs to happen beforehand!

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EDC: What to carry when running

We spend a lot of time discussing our EDC in terms of what we carry when we are working or out and about in town. How about when we are getting in a run? We’ll talk about the gear you should have with you, but more importantly, the Mental EDC you should also be carrying. How do you take your God-given gut feeling and instincts and gain the knowledge to know what to do next?

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How to survive a riot or protest – Gray man tactics

What happens when we find ourselves in the middle of a spontaneous protest or riot? How should we react, what should we do, what options do we have, and how can gray man tactics apply? Let’s take a little bit of time to discuss these issues and look at some of the tips and tactics we can use.

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Macro versus micro events: How to prepare

There are different types of events that disrupt an average, normal day. This can be anything from spilling coffee on your shirt, witnessing a bad car accident, or finding yourself in a deadly force situation. Being prepared for these unknown events is an important part of EDC. Learn about how we’ve categorized them to help you better prepare for the large and small disruptions in your every day.

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Gray Man Tactics: 15 tips to avoid bribes while traveling

Bribery is a form of corruption (illegal in a lot of places) and plagues societies at every level. Many people use bribery as a way to push agendas, manipulate established practices, and coerce folks into doing things they wouldn’t normally do. Money is the driving force. Factor in things such as a third world location, impoverished living conditions, and societal breakdown, and you have a situation ripe for bribery. Let’s take a look at 15 tips you can use to avoid or get out of paying a bribe.

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