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Staying safe in an unstable enviroment

By David Simpson

Holt wood would lead us to believe that spies and armed personnel have a sixth sense that alerts them when threats lurk around the corner. The bad guys dressed as janitors always reveal their earpieces at the last second, and the hit man’s pistol suddenly materializes just in time for the protagonist to react and […]

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Potable Water Is A Survival Essential

By David Simpson

Without water, life on this planet would not be possible. But the vast majority of the water on the planet is not potable; only 3 percent is drinkable. Most of that is in underground aquifers or trapped in snow and ice where it’s not readily accessible to humans. The rest is saltwater, which might as […]

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Bell + Howell 1176 Taclight High-Powered Tactical Flashlight Review

By David Simpson

Even though they are often used by military, police, rescue teams, and hunters, tactical flashlights have today become so popular in normal day usage. These types of flashlights are powerful and are a good choice for safety. Compared to regular flashlights, tactical flashlights are considered as the best and most effective devices for self-defense and […]

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Heat illness symptoms and prevention

By David Simpson

A good sunny day can be a great day for the beach or getting things done around the house, but we often don’t realize how deadly heat can be and how quickly it can affect you. We usually call it heat stroke, but that’s not entirely accurate. Heat stroke is just one of several threats […]

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How to avoid shark attacks

By David Simpson

Rodney Fox had been diving for hours when he decided to swim farther offshore into deeper water. It was december 8, 1963, and fox was competing in the south australian spearfishing championships as the defending champion. After he speared a couple of fish some 40-to-50-feet Underwater, Fox saw a dusky morwong, a fish that would […]

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What happens when you drown

By David Simpson

It is one of our most primitive but visceral fears; thrashing in the deep, far below the water’s surface, lungs burning for oxygen, arms straining toward the ever darkening light above. Human beings are not well adapted to live in the water. We are poor swimmers compared to other mammals, and we lack the body […]

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How to make your own bullets and ammo

By David Simpson

Reloading metallic cartridges is a useful and economic hobby for an enormous number of shooters. In many instances, reloading is done to save money or to have available ammunition for firearms for which factory ammunition is not available. In others it is done to obtain the greatest accuracy for a particular firearm. In a worst-case […]

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Hiding in plain sight and how to hide things in plain sight

By David Simpson

On an unusually cold autumn day, with the sun barely able to breach a low bank of clouds that seemed to hug the skyscrapers downtown, there was an unexpected strangeness in the air, a detached apprehension. Perhaps it was just part of your mission or maybe the unsettling way things were left between you and […]

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How do you get rid of a dead body after a catastrophe

By David Simpson

It’s the fourth month of the epidemic. The news from your shortwave radio announces that the death toll around the world has reached one billion people. You, your family, some neighbors, and close friends have escaped the worst of it by bugging out to a compound of remote cabins deep in the woods. Besides the […]

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How to survive being homeless

By David Simpson

Crawling up the cold, slanted slab of cement has already gotten old, but this is now home. The crawl space just below the underpass is as good as it gets until you get your feet back on the ground. You push the flap to your tent aside, take a quick glimpse back at the dry […]

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