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Car Emergency Kits
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Car Emergency Kits: What You Need and Why!

Car Emergency Kits When you hop in your car, the last thing you expect is that you will find yourself in an emergency, but if you do find yourself in one, having a car emergency kit can make all the difference. By keeping an emergency kit in your car, you are empowering yourself to act

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Best Emergency Window Breakers
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Best Emergency Window Breakers (and How to Use Them)

Best Emergency Window Breakers If you could get a device that costs less than a sandwich but could save you and your family’s lives, wouldn’t you be interested? Emergency window breakers (also called safety hammers, escape tools, or rescue tools) are inexpensive, portable devices designed to prevent people from being trapped inside a car after

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What Is an Emergency Whistle? (What to Look for and How to Use Them)

What Is an Emergency Whistle? Emergency whistles can make the difference between life and death. From wilderness activities to long walks alone, many activities can have unexpected consequences that require assistance from others. What is an emergency whistle? An emergency whistle is a whistle someone carries to call for help if they are in danger.

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Preparedness

10 Ways to Use Your Phone in a Survival Situation

All of the Survival Uses for Your Phone Today, most people have their phones at the ready at all times. They can answer phone calls and texts, send emails, browse social media, and much more. However, cell phones have more uses than you may think. Aside from answering texts or browsing Instagram, your phone has

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First Aid / Medical

First Aid / Medical

How To Make Homemade Toothpaste (With All the Pros and Cons)

How To Make Homemade Toothpaste If you’re a do-it-yourself type of person, making homemade toothpaste is a great skill to add to your repertoire. The most basic recipe is incredibly easy to make, but if you’re looking for more customization, there are also more elaborate methods to try. How do you make homemade toothpaste? You

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First Aid / Medical

5 Wound Healing Plants to Help When SHTF

Wound Healing Plants There may come a time in anyone’s life where you become wounded but do not have immediate access to a hospital or some sort of medical attention. Perhaps you are out hiking and the trail back is long and arduous, maybe a remote rock climbing expedition has gone horribly wrong and help

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Garlic Tincture – Its Recipe, How to Make It, and It’s Uses

Garlic Tincture Modern antibiotics and medicines are one of the most effective ways of curing illnesses and infections, but that wasn’t always the case. For a long time, garlic was one of the main medicinal herbs used by doctors. Today, garlic tincture is still an effective means to get rid of some types of ailments.

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Wild Lettuce – How to Locate and Use This Natural Pain Reliever

Wild Lettuce Wild lettuce is one of the most important plants to understand if you’re in a survival situation. Wild lettuce is a plant that’s used to make various medications. It’s known for its calming, relaxing, and pain-relieving effects. Wild lettuce is also known as Acrid Lettuce, Bitter Lettuce, German Lactucarium, Green Endive, Lactuca virosa,

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Defense / Tactics

Level II vs Level IIIA Body Armor
Defense / Tactics

Level II vs Level IIIA Body Armor – Soft Body Armor Explained

Level II vs Level IIIA Body Armor At first glance, there really doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between most level II armor and level IIIA body armor, and there really isn’t. The main difference comes when you compare the stopping power that each one brings to the table. According to the NIJ,

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Best Body Armor for EMS
Defense / Tactics

Best Body Armor for EMS – What EMS Need and Why

Best Body Armor for EMS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have an important, stressful job that seems to just keep getting more and more dangerous. It’s so dangerous now that it makes sense for them to wear body armor in a lot of big cities and areas that are known for gang and drug-related violence. The

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Level IIA Body Armor – Sub Par Defense

Level IIA Body Armor Level IIA body armor has been around for quite a while. In the body armor world, it’s pretty much not considered to be protective enough to be worth your time or money. According to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), level IIA body armor must be tested to stop a 124

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How Much Ammo Does a Glock 19 Hold?

How Much Ammo Does a Glock 19 Hold? Many years ago when I first started getting into firearms, I used to have questions like this. This one is pretty common, so let’s discuss it a little. The Glock 19 is designed to hold a standard 15 round magazine plus 1 round in the chamber. It

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