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Why You Should Copy These 4 “Combat Survival” Secrets Of The MS-13 Gang

The notorious MS-13 gang may have as many as 10,000 members in the United States. They are known for their ferocity, summed up in their motto, “kill, steal, rape, control.” They’re EFFECTIVE and BRUTAL… and we can learn a few things from their methods about how to survive in a dangerous world.

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The Tactics From These 3 Legendary Myamoto Musashi Duels Will Make You Virtually Invincible On The Post-Collapse Battlefield

This legendary swordsman has some powerful lessons for you in defending during chaotic times!

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The Inspiring Story Of A 10 Y.O. Lost Boy And His Dad’s Genius “Bag Of Survival Tricks”

Malachi looked up and realized he didn’t know the way back to his family’s camp, and the temperature was dropping! Fortunately, dad taught him these powerful wilderness survival tricks…

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Survival Weapons Showdown: Combat Machete Vs. Multiple Attackers!

Ok, this is going to sound VERY graphic, but it’s best that you face these facts now. As you already know, besides my

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Most People Don’t Know This 5 Step “Grid-Down” Food Response Plan (But YOU Will…)

Everyone’s talking about food shortages these days – but if you don’t follow these 5 steps when a crisis hits, you very well could starve within a week!

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After 2 Failed Attempts To Fight Back, Unarmed Father Sends 3 Armed Home-Invaders Running For Their Lives With The Only Real Weapon He Could Find…

What’s the best home defense weapon to defeat violent home invaders? The one you can get to the fastest – and this one did the trick!

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Photo Evidence The U.S. Government Can Track Your Every Move (And A “Secret Key” To Help Defeat Them)

This picture should scare the bejeesus out of you with how easy it is to track your every step, everywhere, every day…

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Is The Gurkha’s Kukri The Best Survival Fighting Machete Ever? (Maybe NOT…)

The Gurkha’s Kukri machete is often considered the best machete for fighting. But the REAL winner for the best survival machete is revealed!

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Here’s My 10-Point “Bugout Plan Review” Of One Warrior’s Prepping Journey

Joshua and I agree on most things – but here’s where I think he should improve his bugout plan…

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Uh-Oh! I Just Tested My Bugout Plan And Here’s What Worked (And What FAILED!)

I just tested my family’s bugout plan and hoooo-boy did I ever learn a few things on my trip!

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X-Treme Hostage Survival Tactics (Podcast 475)

Could YOU survive being abducted… held captive for days? Weeks? Years? These “military tactics” will show you how!

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Urban Escape & Evasion Tactics From A Former LA Gang Member (Podcast 474)

These are the tactics you’ll need when you’re being hunted in the dark shadows of an urban battle zone!

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How To Make Your Own “Secret Stash Can” To Hide Your Valuables From Criminals… Right In Plain Site!

Oh, this is SUPER sneaky! (And yet oh so easy for even the non-“do-it-yourselfers” out there!)

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How To Develop A “Modern Minuteman Mind-Set” For Self-Reliance And Self-Protection

Here’s how to think, train, and persevere like this patriotic class of “Warriors” from the days of our forefathers!

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“Strike Signals”: How To De-Code An Aggressor’s Silent Warning Signs Of An Attack

Discover Sean Grogan’s insider secrets for how to “read minds” and spot an aggressive individual’s subconscious warning signs that he’s about to attack!

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How To Build Self-Reliance To Survive Almost Anything! [Podcast #469]

When faced with a threat, YOU are the only one you can count on to keep safe. This is the #1 thing you need to be “Warrior-Ready” when crisis strikes!

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How To Grow Your Own “Survival Medicine Cabinet”

When YOU are your family’s own doctor and pharmacist, will you have the right medicine on hand?

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Is Your AR-15 Rifle “Collapse-Ready”? Or Is It Missing This One Feature That Could Save Your Life?

This one controversial AR-15 feature could mean the difference between life and death in a real SHTF firefight…

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Every Survival Medicine Cabinet Needs This One Natural “Wonder Drug” From Mother Nature Herself…

In a world without medical care and prescription meds, this powerful “wonder drug” from Mother Nature could be a life-saver for you…

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7 Key Factors To Develop Your “Combat Mind-Set” For Extreme Survival Scenarios

Do you have what it takes to be “dangerous”? These 7 key factors will mentally prepare you for violence when needed.

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How To Stockpile Ammunition For Training & Long-Term Survival On A Budget (Podcast 465)

Does your “mountain” of ammo look more like a “mole hill”? Discover the insider secrets to stockpiling ammunition for training and long-term survival!

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Secrets Of Long-Range Rifle Shooting For Beginners (Podcast 463)

Getting started in long-range precision rifle shooting is MUCH easier than you think! Here’s how to get started even if you’re a total beginner…

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Survival Food Game Plan: Prepping Your Pantry For A Crisis Of Any Size (Podcast 460)

Lisa Bedford AKA “The Survival Mom” shares some of her top secrets about how to prep for a food emergency.

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Top 10 “Military-Grade” Tactics For Surviving A 100-Mile Bugout Hike

It doesn’t matter how tough you are… if you don’t know these 10 “military grade” bugout secrets you’re going to be toast on a 100-mile march.

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11 “Battle-Tested” Bug-Out Items For A 100-Mile Evac (Podcast 456)

Your bugout bag is only as good as what’s inside it… it needs these 11 essential items if you want to have any chance to make it to safety.

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The Clever Way This Girl Tricked Her Abductor… And The 5 Military “Silent Signals” Every Prepared Citizen Should Know To Survive A Crisis!

“If you try to run, I’ll kill all your animals… your pet dog… and then myself – right in front of your eyes!”

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My “Top 10” Essential Features To Look For In A Bug-Out Bag (Podcast 455)

Your bugout bag is your most essential piece of gear… but if it doesn’t have these 10 essential features, your journey can be a nightmare.

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Make Sure You Have At Least ONE Of These Weapons In Your Vehicle (At ALL Times!)

3 “equalizers” that everyone should have in their car or truck for personal defense… none of which are a gun or a knife!

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Podcast 454: 7 “Less Lethal” Personal Defense Weapons

Carrying a gun is NOT enough. Maybe you can’t carry some places or maybe you just can’t get to your gun. You need a “less lethal” backup!

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The Great “Get Home Bag” Debate: Responding To Listener Feedback

Most of the conventional wisdom about survival is TOTALLY WRONG and won’t work in a real-life survival situation. Here’s what to do instead.

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Collapse Q&A: The Biggest Mistakes Every Prepper Makes

Most of the conventional wisdom about survival is TOTALLY WRONG and won’t work in a real-life survival situation. Here’s what to do instead.

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Surviving SHTF: Navigating Martial Law, Gangs And Warlords After Total Collapse

Real world lessons from war zones, refugee camps and other “collapse” scenarios to help you start prepping TODAY.

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Spec Ops Badass, Joe Teti, Shares His Simple Ways To Take Your “Warrior Mindset” To The Next Level…

Dual Survival’s Joe Teti provides detailed tips on how to cultivate the “warrior mindset” in your daily life.

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The TRUTH About “Get Home Bags” In Your Survival Gear Plan

Your “get home bag” can make the difference between life and death. Here’s the TRUTH about what you need… and what you don’t.

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4 Food Scams That Are Secretly Ripping You Off At Your Local Grocery Store

4 ways that Big Food is ripping you off without you even knowing… and how to fight back, save money and eat BETTER!

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What PRISON Can Teach Us About SHTF Preparedness

Just how desperate will the struggle between life and death be after the grid goes down?

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What To Expect (And How to SURVIVE !) After the Grid Goes Down

Just how desperate will the struggle between life and death be after the grid goes down?

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Does This New Military Study Reveal EXACTLY How Many Pounds To Get Out Of Your Bug-Out Bag?

A new military study reveals exactly how much gear is “too much” for your bugout bag – and how deadly these mistakes can be!

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My “Top 5” Threat Predictions For 2023 & What I’m Doing RIGHT NOW To Prepare!

These are the 5 things I’m most worried about in 2023 and the steps I’m taking to prepare my family now for what’s ahead!

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My Drill Sergeant Showed Me How To Make Improvised Perimeter Alarms To Avoid Detection In Remote & Urban Areas. Now I’m Showing You…

When crisis strikes and resources are low, the unprepared “zombies” of society will target you for your gear! Here’s how to avoid an ambush – even when you sleep!

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Warrior Fit: How To Be “Hard To Kill” When Danger Strikes [#431]

Getting in shape has never been easier – or more fun and practical – as these “warrior fitness tips” from Dan John will prove!

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Fat Soldiers Are Dead Soldiers! 15 Simple Tips To Be “Warrior Ready” [#430]

Fat soldiers are dead soldiers! What does this recent Pentagon report say about are youth… and YOU?!

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5 Survival Clothing Principles (& Big Mistakes!) From The U.S. Military [#429]

It’s time to pack up your bugout bag with the most advanced “doomsday duds”, using lessons I’ve learned from hard time in extreme environments!

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10 SHTF Urban Survival Weapons Hacks – DIY Projects From Your Garage [#428]

Armed for the apocalypse? These 10 urban survival weapons tips will help get you there!

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Real-World Survival Lessons From Hurricane Fiona! [WL 426]

A “boots-on-the-ground” look at what it REALLY takes to survive an attack from Mother Nature!

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WL 424 – Prepping For WWIII: “Nuclear Armageddon”

Just how close ARE we to a nuclear conflict with Russia? And if we were attacked, how screwed would you and your family be if you saw a mushroom cloud off in the distance? Let’s find out…

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WL 423 – 5 Personal Survival Lessons I Learned From Hurricane Ian

Oh boy… did I ever learn my lessons from this monster of a storm!

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WL 421 – 10 Fun Ways To Challenge Your Survival Skills

Think you have what it takes to survive an SHTF event? Well, let’s find out…

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WL 420 – How To Survive The Most Dangerous 5-Minutes Of Your Life

Are YOU prepared for the most dangerous 5-minutes of your life? Wendell Whitmore thought he was. He was wrong.

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WL 419 – Defeating SHTF “Survival Supervillains”

Do your family or your friends have “supervillain origin stories?” They might in an emergency… and here are 7 factors that could turn them against you when SHTF!

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WL 411 – “Kill Or Be Killed” Survival Tactics

Active shootings aren’t things that just happen to “someone else.” They could happen to YOU and YOUR family no matter where you are. Here are 10 tips that could help you save your loved one’s lives, and your own life, in a shooting.

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WL 410 – Actions On Contact: Extreme Active Shooter Response

Active shootings aren’t things that just happen to “someone else.” They could happen to YOU and YOUR family no matter where you are. Here are 10 tips that could help you save your loved one’s lives, and your own life, in a shooting.

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WL 409 – Extreme Improvised Weapons: 3 Steps To Arm Yourself Anywhere, Anytime!

There are weapons all around you. You NEVER have to be unarmed no matter where you happen to be. Here’s how to make it work for you.

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WL 407 – 5 Ways To Keep The Unprepared Off Your Doorstep In A SHTF Disaster

You don’t want to be the place where everyone turns up in a disaster… so here’s how to avoid that problem and keep your family safe (and prepared).

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WL 403 – Level-Up Your “Household” Survival Gear

We all grew up with “survival gear” around the house, even if we didn’t look at it that way. Here’s how to upgrade those items simply and cheaply to get more “survival bang” for your “prepper buck.”

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(Home Invasion) How Jackie’s Traumatic Story Could Keep You Alive And 3 Things You Must Know To Survive

This woman’s horrible story could actually help keep you alive… once you hear what she experienced.

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6 Simple Steps To Disarm A Gunman

When you’re staring down the barrel of a gun, you’ve got to know what to do… FAST!

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WL 396 – The Survival Lessons You Learn When You Stab Yourself

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain the survival lessons he learned the hard way — by stabbing himself accidentally.

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WL 394 – Dumb Things All Humans Do That Work Against Survival

Buck Greene has a story to tell this week… and it all started with one high school kid’s classic weapon.

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WL 393 – 5 Bugout Bag Items You Should NEVER Pack (But Everyone Does Anyway)

This week, I want to tell you a story about a loudmouth soldier I knew in the Army… and why one of his big screw-ups is something a lot of preppers are still doing today.

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WL 392 – How To Tell People You’re A Prepper (Without Telling Them)

We’re not supposed to tell anyone about our preparations, for some very good reasons… but what if you have to? Learn how and why to break this important rule in this week’s podcast.

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WL 389 – Bad Habits That Break Your Survival Gear (And How To Avoid Them)

We all have some “bad habits” that lead us to break or damage our critical survival gear. Here’s how to avoid them.

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If You Carry A Folding Knife, Make Sure It Has THIS Feature. . .

Do you carry a folding knife, either as a backup or as your primary weapon? Then you better make sure it has THIS…

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The Invisible Survival Weapon (From Ancient Times)

There is a survival weapon from ancient times that makes the perfect hide-in-plain-sight tool, making it a functional (and invisible) way to protect yourself (while it also makes you safer as you bug out).

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WL 386 – 10 Vehicle Bugout Gear Items (You Probably Haven’t Thought Of Yet)

Bugging out isn’t as simple as telling your spouse to grab their bugout bag and get in the Family Truckster. There are threats that could stop you from even getting ON the road, and then the ones you’ll face while traveling. Here are 10 pieces of gear you should consider adding to your bugout vehicle (and why).

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WL 384 – Bugout Planning Reality Check

It’s one of the SEXIEST topics in survival magazines, online forums, and survival blogs… but it’s also the topic that most people get WRONG, even experienced preppers and survivalists. The problem is, getting this wrong can also be DANGEROUS… if not DEADLY!

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WL 383 – 5 Moments That Make You A Warrior

In every person’s life, there are a few moments that put them on the path of Warrior Life. We’d like to know what YOUR moments were, and in this week’s podcast, Warrior Life’s Buck Greene shares 5 of his (that he bets you’ll be able to relate to!)

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This Hidden “SAK” Tool Could Be In YOUR Pocket Already

Imagine carrying a tool around for 25 years and never realizing it had a hidden feature. Well, that happened to one of Warrior Life’s staff members… and you could be carrying the same tool right now!

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WL 382 – 5 Life-Or-Death IFAK Mistakes

Without a doubt, the IFAK, or Individual First Aid Kit, is one of the MOST overlooked pieces of survival kit. In this week’s podcast, we talk to Brian McLaughlin from Mountain Man Medical about 5 critical mistakes survivalists, preppers, and gun people are making with their IFAKs.

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[News] Pasty Pencil-Pushers BRAWLED in Atlantic City! (3 Tips For If YOU Get Caught In A Brawl)

A bizarre brawl among pencil-pushing mortgage brokers in Atlantic City caught my eye because of something specific the “non-combatants’ did to escape.

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Pocket Loadout: What’s Your Bare-Minimum EDC?

I’m genuinely curious: How does your pocket load-out compare? I’d love it if you told me what you carry every day, in the comments on this post.

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WL 380 – “5 Things My Dad Got WRONG About EDC” (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Warrior Life’s Buck Greene learned a lot about everyday carry and survival from his father… but it turns out, some of it was just WRONG. Learn why (and what to do about it) in this week’s podcast.

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WL 379 – The #1 Prepping Killer (And How To Fix It Now)

Through all the survivalists I’ve talked to, trained, coached, and worked with over the years, there was ONE thing that turned out to be the WORST killer of everyone’s preps. But the good news is, I think I can fix it… right now!

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WL 378 – Military Lessons For Preppers From A Forward Observer

10 years in the Army, it turns out, is a LOT of survival information… and here’s how today’s preppers and survivalists can apply these principles to their own survival and self-defense plans!

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WL 376 – Stop Thanking Our Veterans For Their Service

For Veterans Day, I get real when it comes to what people THINK war is like… and what it’s really like for those who’ve served.

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How The Dark Side Of The Force Can Help You Survive An Injury

The bad guys in Star Wars, the evil Sith, had a rule that is actually important when it comes to treating life-threatening injuries in survival situations.

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WL 375 – 5 Old School Survivalist Lessons

If you died, would your loved ones have learned survival and self-reliance from you? That’s a question one of our staff asked himself recently.

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WL 374 – Combat Knife Throwing (Yeah, It’s A Thing!)

Why would you EVER throwing your knife in a fight? I don’t just have one good reason… I have TEN!

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How “Good” CCWers OUT Themselves (And 5 Tricks For Covert EDC)

Even an experienced armed citizen who keeps his hardware out of sight might be “outing” himself as a “tactical person” with his other EDC accessories. Here’s how, plus 5 tips for covert EDC.

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WL 370 – A Live Warrior Life Rant On Walkers Vs. Talkers

I’m not going to lie; I’m old, grumpy, and not going to take it anymore! This is a rant, but a really important one…

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WL 369 – Survival Clowns (And The Preppers Who Dress Like Them)

Don’t paint a target on your face like clown makeup. Learn how to avoid dressing and acting like a “survival clown” in this week’s podcast.

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Surprise Way To DIE In The Woods (+1 Solution)

Outdoor survival – “wilderness” survival – is something we all think about… but have you considered this one, simple, “surprise” way to get killed out there?

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WL 368 – So You’ve ABANDONED Your Family…

In an emergency, anything that can go wrong, will… and if you’re separated from your family, you need these 7 “communication hacks” so you don’t abandon them to the crisis!

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WL 367 – Why Survivalists DIE

Survivalists and preppers are SUPPOSED to be the most ready to survive emergencies… but here are 5 categories of mistakes even experienced warriors make that get them KILLED in survival situations.

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Fun “video quiz” tests your gun tactics!

Only a little more than 20 PERCENT of gun owners pass this quiz. Test yourself now!

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[Toolsday] Media Want You To Fear The “Saturday Night Special” Of Knives

A knife first popularized among South African criminals because it was cheap remains strangely popular among some “knife people” today. In our Toolsday gear review, we talk about this knife and the type of knives it represents.

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Sneaky Tricks To Hide Your Guns And Other Survival Weapons When Forced To Evacuate In A Disaster

I want to tell you a story about the super-cool knife that was stolen (or “borrowed”) from me in 1988… and what this means for when YOU are bugging out with your own survival weapons.

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Hiding Weapons Is Hurting Our Gun Rights?

I’d genuinely like to know how you would answer this question about weapons for restricted areas.

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(Video) Easy Solutions To SHTF Freakouts

Under stress, you’re going to make poor decisions. That means in any SHTF scenario, you need some simple tricks for stress relief, even when bugging out. Our latest Warrior Life TV video tells you the least you need to know to reduce stress during SHTF.

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WL 361 – 10 Suckiest Bugout Bag Fails

I review a LOT of gear… but in this week’s podcast, I tell you the WORST fails I’ve seen, even in some EXPENSIVE bugout bags and packs on the market.

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Taco Tuesday: We Review The Glock e-Trainer (In 59 Seconds)

We’re trying something new in this week’s Taco Toolsday… and I want to know if you like this new “less than a minute” video format! Leave your comment and let us know.

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Toolsday Review: Ed Calderon’s “Motel Armorer” Improvised Weapons Online Course

There’s a disturbing trend when it comes to gun rights, one unique to the “post-pandemic” world… and we need to talk about it before it’s too late.

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The “Combat Knife” I Carry (And Why)

Do you carry a knife for personal defense? There’s a specific feature you should consider if your knife doesn’t already have it…

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Remote Bug-Out? This 1 Tiny, Cheap Item Let’s You Sleep Easier

Tired of losing sleep, with those pesky skeeters trying to make a withdrawal from your blood bank? A fellow Warrior, Jacob from Louisiana,

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Pioneer Woman: The Knife That “Broke The Internet”

One of my favorite things to monitor on the Internet is “tactical fads.” These are trends and things that become popular in the

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I Walked 100 MILES With My Bugout Bag. . .

Each year in the 10th Mountain Division, I walked over 100 miles with my rucksack. In our most recent Warrior Life TV episode, I explain 8 ways you can apply what I learned.

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I Walked 100 Miles With My “Bugout Bag”. Here’s What I Learned…

Imagine you’ve got to hoof it more than 100 miles to safety, with nothing but your bugout bag strapped to your back. Sounds

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Why VETERANS think we’re LYING to them…

The hardest part about helping our veterans suffering from PTSD isn’t actually getting them help – it’s THIS…

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Prime Day: Shop On Amazon And Help Veterans With PTSD

You can help veterans with PTSD when you shop with Amazon (such as for Prime Day today and tomorrow). Just take a few seconds to set up AmazonSmile on your account. We’ve done a short video to show you how easy it is.

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Classic “Thug’s Weapon” Rediscovered By Online Tactical People

A classic weapon of the “criminal class” from years ago is now popping up in EDC posts on social media. We take a look at why.

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