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Threat Journal

I’ve been following Threat Journal on their various outlets for a couple years now, and I’ve been pretty impressed with their coverage. If you’re not familiar with Threat Journal, it’s a newsletter, website and podcast that covers only “the bad stuff” – terrorism, nuclear disasters, war, etc, and should definitely be on your radar if you like […]

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Cold Weather Preparedness

For most of you reading this, winter is here and in full swing. If you look at a temperature map of the United States, it’s just plain cold outside, and with the cold comes snow. Mix in some wind to the equation and you have stranded motorists, people stuck in their homes without power, etc. […]

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Why Prepare?

I’m asked this question from time to time, and it never ceases to amaze me. A guy asked me this a few days ago in fact, a bit unexpectedly. I turned and looked at him with a mixture of incredulity and amazement, and asked if he was kidding. Sadly, he was not.

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What Now?

Another election passes. Many of you are angry about the outcome. I am too. But truthfully, I’ve been angry with the direction our government is heading for quite some time now. The Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), our country’s insurmountable debt, the list goes on. Last night was but another reminder that […]

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Post-Election Preparedness

Another divisive election is coming to a close today in America. Well maybe. Let’s hope so anyways. No matter how you voted, I think we can all agree that a long, drawn out political mess with thousands of lawyers arguing over votes is not in our country’s best interest. Whatever the outcome, it’s clear to those […]

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Self-Made Mess

Photo from myfoxny.com. [framed_box] Today we are joined by Frank Sharpe, Jr. from Fortress Defense Consultants to discuss some of the lessons that can be learned from Hurricane Sandy. Frank has been a firearms instructor for over 10 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI), he has trained thousands of citizens, police, and […]

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Stockpiling and Panic Buying

Yesterday Ebbs from Haus of Guns posted an article called The Problem with Panic Buying. In it Ebbs highlighted an article with the same title by Rob Tackett from TacStrike Targets talking about the problems with panic buying and the stockpiling of weapons and ammunition. It’s a great article and well worth your time to read. The […]

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BioLite CampStove

Today we introduce Ben, a new gear reviewer for Monderno. Ben has been teaching in the outdoors for more than six years, primarily for Summit Adventure. He has led mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, and backpacking trips throughout the US, Ecuador, and Mexico. – Brandon Having been an Outdoor Instructor and Mountain Guide for the past […]

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Building a Fire Kit

Whether for a bug out bag, an EDC Kit, hunting/scout bag, etc, having the ability to make fire is essential. In this post we will show how to build a fire kit that you can take with you virtually anywhere. Why a Fire Kit? Why not just a box of matches? Well, mostly because matches […]

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