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Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Six Visual Distress Signals

The slightest slips in judgment have found many experienced and inexperienced hikers in jeopardy. Even the most practiced outdoorsmen can be lost or injured in the field. Are you prepared to spend a night, or even a few days in the wilderness when you least expect to? To help search and rescue find you if you happen to get lost during an outdoor adventure, pack essential survival items, learn how to use a compass and know the international distress signals for help.

SunJack 14W +8000mAh Battery

Boating and Water Sports

Quick Prepper Tip: Solar Power When and Where You Need it

It does not matter whether you are a prepper, survivalist, hunter, student, commuter, boater, or parent. The world we live in depends on power. Recently, I discovered a product that has finally matured to point that it is worthy of cracking open your wallet and parting with a few hard-earned greenbacks. Portable solar panels and battery packs, have finally progressed to level of durability, size, and most importantly, longevity that make them a must-have item.

Tornado in Oklahoma

Camping & Survival

Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 5-11 2017

March 1-7 is NOAA’s National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. We are used to National Severe Weather Awareness Week, but the change in language reflects what NOAA, FEMA and Ready.gov plan for this year. They are encouraging all Americans to not only be knowledgeable about what weather events to expect in their area, but fully prepare for weather disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornados. The Shooter’s Log has written plenty of articles to help prepare you for any natural disaster than could hit. This week, read these top eight severe weather preparedness posts and learn how to help your family weather the storms.

Crossbreed Resistor Ark bag

Camping & Survival

The Ultimate Protection from an EMP for $20 — The Resistor ARK

The Ark Resister Bag offers superior electronics protection that significantly exceeds all military requirements for EMP and static discharge resistance including the stringent standards of MIL-PRF-81705. Previously available only to the military to protect high value guided weapon systems, the Ark Resister Bag is reusable by design with 20 years of proven field use, the Resister Bag can also be used to line a case and serve as a Faraday Cage for sensitive and valuable electronic devices.

Man oneone knees shooting an arrow from a Survival Slingshot

Camping & Survival

Slingshots for Survival

When I venture into the backcountry, I almost always carry a folded slingshot. I do this for several reasons. First, it is a source of entertainment around an evening campfire or after game has been harvested (in the summertime or non-hunting situations, perhaps just for fun.) I also carry it because it does not weigh much, and I now realize it gives me a more effective tool for use in a survival situation then simply throwing rocks.

Terrorist attacks

Camping & Survival

Terrorism on American Soil—Are You Prepared?

The Islamic State posted a video on Nov. 16 promising an attack on Washington D.C. In the video, a man identified as Al Ghareeb said, “I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before.” Terrorists will strike anywhere, at anytime. We know that ISIS will strike again. Are you prepared? Read the full story and weigh in with your tips or predictions.

AK-47 pistol

Firearms

It Ain’t a Party ‘Till the Trunk Guns Come Out: Top 10 Choices

Trunk guns don’t have to be expensive. They just have to work. Besides your daily carry, you should consider investing in a trunk—sometimes called a truck or beater gun—for those unexpected times you might need back-up or have to bug-out. Here is our top 10 list of the best truck guns.