Most successful survival strategies focus on the basics: food, water, sanitation/hygiene, first aid/medical, self-defense/security, and knowing when to stay put and when to leave. All these things are crucial for the short term, but what about the long term — a disaster that extends for weeks or even months? For S.W.A.T.’s survival guru Richard Duarte, the key for a long-term survival situation is multi-purpose items.
If you carry a gun for self-defense, you should also carry an individual first aid kit (IFAK). One of the leading causes of death is bleeding out, making a tourniquet the most important item in your IFAK. Knowing how to apply the tourniquet is also critical. Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics demonstrates how toWatch Now >>
Guest presenter Steve Aryan of Grey Fox Reviews demonstrates a product that’s useful for rifle shooters who travel and need to break their rifle down into two pieces. You might need to break down a rifle or AR pistol for an airplane flight, or for shorter trips to and from the range when you wantWatch Now >>
For years the preferred back up gun for peace officers and private citizens was a small J-Frame size revolver. In the last few years, however, small subcompact semiautomatic handguns that function just like the primary—and in many cases use the same magazine—have become available and might make more sense for a secondary gun.Watch Now >>
One of the main advantages of the AR-15/M4 platform is it is a light, handy rifle. And while a bipod is great for the range, it adds weight and makes the rifle less manageable in the field. In this video, the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest, such asWatch Now >>
FOR ANY DISASTER
NATURAL OR MANMADE