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Safety and Training

Throwback Thursday: The Four Second Assessment

These quick assessments we have learned from years in the executive protection industry remarkably apply to you as well. It is estimated that people make a judgment about you in four seconds. If you are a celebrity, executive, or a regular person going about your life, in four seconds you judge and are judged regardless of what you want to believe.

Box of waterproof matches from Coleman.

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: What’s in Your Bug-Out Bag?

What makes a good emergency kit, survival kit or bug-out bag? Well, that depends on who you ask. Some believe all you need is a knife, a firearm and some matches, while others pack almost everything but the kitchen sink. These seven Shooter’s Log readers reveal what they keep in case of emergencies. Do their lists match yours?

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Camping & Survival

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me, a Case of MREs

For a fast and convenient complete meal ready-to-eat, there is no comparison to a basic, made-for-civilian MRE. Made with quality ingredients, a case of MREs, which includes 12 full meals, is the perfect gift for the prepper, non-prepper, camper or hunter in your life. When bad weather knocks the power out you need food that does not require any of the utilities to prepare. In the case are 12 complete meals—more complete than freeze-dried or cans can give you.

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Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: 50 Survival Uses for Ammo Cans

The first and obvious use for these metal and plastic new and surplus ammo cans are to keep your ammunition in. However, there are limitless uses for ammo cans whether in a survival situation or not. Ammo cans are perfect for the garage, workshop, camp, hunting, boating, cache, the shooting range, a 72-hour bug out kit, and as extra storage in your vehicle. I have seen people make space heaters, barbeque grills, mailboxes, and even radios out of ammo cans. The gasket lids and o-ring seals create a water-resistant seal and are perfect for caching valuable items. The plastic ammo cans offer durability, the same water-resistant seal and are undetectable to metal detectors. Bury them along a fence line, as most treasure hunters won’t search there. Items in metal ammo cans can rust, so throw in a desiccant or store your gear in a waterproof bag first to prevent moisture damage to the contents.

New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Hurricane Katrina — Learning the Lessons of the Past

Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top articles on preparing and surviving hurricanes and floods that we have written over the years.

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Keep Your Stash Out of the Trash

Prepping for the future is not overly difficult especially if you have the right tools for the job. Regardless of whether you are wishing to freeze corn on the cob, protect your wild game harvest while still in the field, or even keep important documents safe from the elements, the uses for the FoodSaver are endless.

Green clay container with the words Survival Skills on the outside

Camping & Survival

SHTF Survival: The Government and You

Who can you count on during a SHTF scenario? That depends on the scenario, but when doing your planning there are two at least forces you need to consider. Even in a SHTF scenario, the government will respond, maybe not as quickly as you would like, but it will be there. Second, you will be there.

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Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Keeping Your Powder Dry—How to Store Ammunition Using a FoodSaver

A big part of prepping is stocking up self-defense supplies—not only to protect your life-saving food and water, but to barter and trade for other goods and services. In addition, a huge part of prepping is OPSPEC—not letting others know what you have. Stockpiling guns and ammo isn’t exactly easy. Where to put it all without others finding out? Using a FoodSaver vacuum sealer, I have started packing my ammo in various sized packages for a more organized and orderly storage of my long-term preps.

Satellite picture of a hurricane

Camping & Survival

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist: Katrina—Years Later

Nine years ago today, the third worst hurricane in Untied States history displaced hundreds of thousands, killed 2,000 and did billions in dollars worth of damage. That hurricane was Hurricane Katrina and it changed the city of New Orleans and its people forever. We are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season and on the even of National Preparedness Month. On this ninth anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, as we take a moment to reflect, I hope that you vow to yourself to prepare your family and your neighbors for any disaster. This hurricane preparedness guide provides a preparedness checklist of everything you need to add to your disaster kit.

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Ammunition

Reloading: Loads for the Bunker

With an ammunition shortage coming and good quality ammunition at a premium now is the time to get the loading press cranked up and rolling. Here is one plan to keep shooting.