How to Use a Pistol Mounted Tactical Flashlight

How To Use Pistol Mounted Tactical Flashlights – Getting Started

One of the basic rules of firearms safety is to identify your target and what lies beyond it. This gets more challenging after dark. Using tactical flashlights mounted to a firearm is one of the simplest ways to improve the nighttime target identification of possible threats and potentially avoid problems. Modern weapon lights have a high enough output to not only light up but temporarily disorient a potential threat. One of the main reasons that...

LAPG TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife

LAPG TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife Review

Picking out the right pocket knife is all about finding the right balance of features for a given price point. These days there are literally hundreds of choices just a website order away. LAPG has been marketing in-house designs for the last few years with the goal of cutting out the middle man to provide a really competitive value to the end-user, as seen with the TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife. It is clear from...

How To Find Fatwood

Three Easy Tricks For How To Find Fatwood

Fatwood is the free firestarter that can be found almost anywhere there is a pine tree. One common question, though is how to find fatwood ? You can order it by the box from L.L Bean, but that doesn’t necessary do you any good when you’re unexpectedly lost in the woods. It doesn’t matter if you call it fatwood, lightwood, heartwood or some other regional variation. The magic behind this old woodsman’s trick lies in...

Make Char Cloth The Easy Way

How To Make Char Cloth, The Easy Way

How to make char cloth is a common survival question. Char cloth is a very traditional fire starter which, according to some, has been around since before the middle ages. It is commonly used as the tinder in spark-based fire starting methods, such as with a ferro rod or flint and steel. Char cloth does not burst into flame, but will easily turn into a red, slow-burning ember with just a spark. This makes it...

Survival Stoves

The Seven Kinds of Survival Stoves That You Can Trust

If you don’t want to start the day by lighting up the BBQ grill in the rain to make your morning coffee, then having a survival stove handy is an excellent idea. We are going to review the seven main survival stove types, based on the fuel they use and then take a look at examples that represent the “best of” each of those groups.

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RealisticPreparedness Is Now On Parler and Gab

After decisions against the freedom of ideas by other platforms, we can now be found at and No social media platform is perfect, but these two seem to be the best options at the moment. They currently offer the most level playing field for sharing information and debating ideas. We hope to see you there soon.

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The Internet was started to share information and grew as a way to give a voice to everyone, even folks that we might disagree with sometimes. There are benefits in discussing ideas that can be unpopular or wrong. We cannot help promote censorship of opinion and will be moving away from Twitter and Facebook due to their recent choices. This includes no longer using our pages with both platforms. We can now be found at...

3d printing gunsmithing tools

3D Printing Gunsmithing Tools

3D printing gunsmithing tools is possible by even a new printer owner. Being able to make parts at home can both save money and allow access to a new tool the same day that it is needed, rather than days later due to shipping. That said, consumer-level 3D printing does have its limits and there are a few things to know before jumping in which can save a lot of frustration. It is not surprising...

Gear Deals of The Week

Here are the current deals and discounts on survival and preparedness related gear that are available. The standouts this week are Aero Precision is running a 10% off of your entire first purchase, Brownells running a free shipping special…

Ultimate 10/22 Build Survival Rifle With Suppressor

Building The 10/22 Into A Custom 22LR Survival Rifle

The Ruger 10/22 has become the standard for 22LR semiautos over the last fifty years. However, Ruger definitely makes this rifle to a specific price point, with some rough edges and room for improvements. Building a 10/22 into a custom 22LR survival rifle takes some picking and choosing, with aftermarket parts available for basically every piece of the gun. But, this is also what makes building a 10/22 the perfect rifle to try your hand...

FAB Defense RAPS Stock Review

FAB Defense RAPS Stock Install Guide and Review

FAB Defense, an Israeli company that supplies the military, recently released the Rapid Adjustable Precision Stock for AR-15 platforms. The RAPS stock uses the “1Latch” pull-down/fold-out style locking mechanism for both the cheek rest and length of pull adjustments. It is designed to be both lightweight, simple to use and comes with adapters for both rifle and carbine length buffer tubes. The length of pull adjustment range is from 14.8 to 16.14 inches, which was...

Ammo Buying Basics

Ammo Buying Basics – What You Need To Know

  Whether you are taking your first stroll down the ammunition aisle at the local gun store or shopping online to stock up, buying ammo can be confusing. In order to make this a little easier, we are going to take a quick look at some of the current options and terminology to help you get a better understanding of what is on the shelf. Let’s take a look at some general terms that show...