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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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Crazy Knife-Fighting Lessons From A Russian Spec-Ops Soldier

Yes, combat knife throwing is a thing. Here’s how to do it the way the Russian special forces do.

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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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(Video) Hiding Survival Weapons To Save Your Life

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…

Each year in the 10th Mountain Division, I walked over 100 miles with my rucksack (equivalent to a bugout bag), and let me

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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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Reddit User Cracks “Gun Laser” Secret?

I was looking at comments on Reddit late the other night and found one guy who’s definitely “cracked the code” when it comes to gun lasers (although he made one small mistake).

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Former CIA Officer Says, “Don’t Use This In A Home Invasion”

Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson had some interesting advice on a piece of home defense gear that, while popular and a fine idea in other cases, is NOT a good idea in a home invasion.

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

I’ve warned you about this before – but now there’s more proof… A new finding from the November Capital Riot should scare the

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WL 353 – “Warrior Life Hacks” From My Combat Veteran Retreat

I just got back from our latest Warrior Retreat, and I can’t wait to share my takeaways from it… as well as explain how YOU made it happen!

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Operation Save Our Soldiers Needs Your Help

On Memorial Day, we honor those who have died for this country – and there’s something you can do to help those who are still alive, but struggling with what they’ve experienced.

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[Toolbox Tuesday] A “Do Nothing” Blackout / EMP Gadget (Review)

I don’t often get excited about a new product, but this gadget prepares you for blackouts (from EMP, storms, or our failing power grid) without requiring you to do ANYTHING other than put it in your house! That’s why it’s the subject of our Toolbox Tuesday review this week.

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Survival Skills For Children: 3 Things To Teach Kids About Bugging Out And Preparedness

You’ve got to take the time to teach your kids some fundamental survival skills. The more they know, the less scared they will be. But children are not little adults and you can’t look at them or teach them that way. We have to look at what we can expect from them, realistically, in the wilderness and when surviving.

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WL 351 – Should We NUKE The Aliens?

No, I’m not out getting fitted for a tinfoil hat. The reality is that the threat of “space invaders” is more realistic than you might think… and it can teach us a lot about more “down to Earth” threats. Hear it in this week’s super-quick podcast.

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An Urgent Message About “Survival Food”

“Preppers” have know this forever – but now nearly EVERYONE seems to be awake now, which is why people I know in our industry who supply things like “survival food” have been sold-out month after month…

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3 Tips For Staying Safe While Scavenging For Survival!

Survival scavenging can really help bolster your supplies in a long-term crisis… but you have to be careful to watch your back while you’re doing it. Here are several tips from survival expert Jake Sepulveda.

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Q: “Should I Build A SHTF Survival Team For A Collapse?”

In a SHTF event, are you safer as part of a “survival team” or facing the aftermath of a disaster or collapse by

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WL 350 – 8 Survival Lessons From The “Soldiers Of The Future”

The military is always engaged in research and development, and I should know, because I was part of that with the 10th Mountain Division. Here are 8 tips inspired by the “soldiers of the future” that you can implement in your own survival plans right now!

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A Fast, Simple Test For Your “Mental Toughness” & Discipline

I’ve been talking with a buddy of mine, Mike Gillette, about mental toughness and discipline — and he gave me this fast, simple test to measure my current “toughness levels” and progress as I work on things.

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3 DUMB Myths About “Survival Caching”

Over and over again, I’ve seen the same dumb myths about “survival caching.” Here are the top 3 (and why you need to stop believing them).

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Bugout Response Killer Solved: An Evacuation Survival Gear Tip From Rick

I LOVE getting tips from our subscribers and this one from Rick D. covers a must-have piece of “survival gear” for your bugout

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Survival Q&A: “Should I Build A Bugout Bag Or Buy One?”

QUESTION: “Is it better to buy an already made bug-out bag, or is it better to build my own?” – Patrick F. Let’s

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WL 347 – Mob Defense: A RANT

In this week’s podcast, we do something just a little different, and dive headfirst into a rant that is sure to ruffle some feathers.

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Riot Survival Tips: 3 Ways To Establish Your Own “13 Hours” Escape Plan!

It’s one of the most infamous terrorist attacks in modern history – and there’s a LOT we can learn from it.

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Is “war” coming to your streets? I say. . .

I made a LOT of people angry this week when I sent an email about the upcoming riots… and now, I’m going to let you know just what ELSE to expect as the Derek Chauvin trial goes to the jury!

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My “Top 5” Best Bugout Guns

If you were literally forced out of your home due to a major disaster… wide-scale grid-down blackout… or other catastrophic event… which gun would you bring with you? I think you’ll be REALLY surprised at my number 1 pick…

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5 Best Survival Guns For Prepping Your SHTF Bug Out Bag

Forget all the Doomsday Prepper fantasy B.S. when it comes to bug-out guns. Walking around like you’re in the apocalyptic wasteland, adorned in

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WL 346 – Survival Driving (Pt. 3 Of 3): Escape & Evasion Driving Tactics

In our third in a three-part podcast series on survival driving, we cover some escape and evasion driving tactics worthy of James Bond himself.

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[Toolbox Tuesday] Do NOT Carry This Escape & Evasion Tool

This common escape & evasion tool is also the preferred tool of thieves who target cars, so carrying it could get you arrested. There’s a better alternative!

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Post-Pandemic Survival: “Weird” 2021 Items To Add To Your Bugout Bag

Your bugout bag is not a “one and done” survival kit. What was best for last year may not be what’s best for this year. In this week’s YouTube video, we cover some items you may want to add to your BOB post-pandemic.

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WL 345 – Survival Driving (Pt. 2 Of 3): 10 Tips To “James Bond” Your Car

In the second in our series on survival driving, we give you 10 tips to “James Bond” your car (including a “Home Depot” trick that is more dangerous than you might think). A must-listen as we head into this violent summer of protests!

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Bugout Bag Essentials – Combat Veteran’s 16 lb Ultralight Go-Bag Survival Gear List

I’m just going to say it… A lot of people are putting together their bugout bags ALL WRONG! Here’s my 16-pound ultralight list, based on my combat experience.

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Bugout Bag Essentials – Combat Veteran’s 16 lb Ultralight Go-Bag Survival Gear List

“Travel light, freeze at night” – That was our packing plan in the infantry. Same goes with your bugout bag for that SHTF

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WL 344 – Survival Driving (Pt. 1 of 3): 10 “Prep Steps” Vs. A Riot

I hate to say it, but my “spidey senses” are tingling as we head into summer and the trial for the police officer in the George Floyd case gets underway…

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Ammo Crisis 2021: 4 ways to stock up NOW

Well, here we go again. There’s yet ANOTHER ammo shortage to deal with… and I give you 4 tips you can act on RIGHT NOW to stock up without going broke.

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WL 343: 5 Stranger Than Fiction TEOTWAWKI Events

In this week’s podcast episode, I cover 5 “stranger than fiction” scenarios that really COULD end the human race. Don’t listen to this if you suffer from anxiety!

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WL 342 – Real-Life Stories For Why You Need Extra Ammo

Everybody says to carry extra ammo… except the people who don’t. In this week’s podcast, I have two very real stories that show why there’s more reason than ever to carry more, not less!

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Reader Feedback Request: “Should I Get The COVID Vaccine?”

Are YOU getting the COVID vaccine? Should I? I could use your help with this…

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WL 341 – Survival Caching – Myths & Mistakes

No, “survival caching” is NOT just for “doomsday preppers.” But I know many of you have probably never considered this as part of

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A warning if you EVER give to “veteran charities”. . .

If you ever give to veterans’ charities, I have to warn you – this is about as low as it gets.

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WL 340 – 5 Survival Scenarios – 5 Survival Guns

Different survival firearms are better for different survival scenarios. In this week’s podcast, Jeff looks at 5 different situations and the best guns for each of them.

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TACT Bivvy Survival Gear Review: 3 Ways This "Body Bag" Can Save Your Life!

A sleeping bag is the biggest waste of space in your BOB. Here’s a better option…

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Sniper Training For Survivalists: Why Every Prepper Needs Long Range Shooting Training

Sniper Training For Survivalists: Every prepper needs it, both for bugging out and for bugging in. Learn why you need a “sniper rifle” and the training to use it.

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WL 339 – Military Secrets For Extreme Cold Weather Survival

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll run down some of the biggest takeaways from this winter’s terrible “Polar Vortex” event… including how what I learned in the military can help us all through extreme weather events.

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Survival Gear: Tiny Survival Gadget BEATS Much Larger Versions

This critical piece of survival gear doesn’t just beat much larger, more expensive versions that do the same thing… it does the job BETTER…

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Best Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Tips For Self-Defense!

It’s been going through a skyrocketing resurgence in both the military and law enforcement, as a tactical tool as well as a weapon.

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WL 338 – How To Survive A SHTF Ammo Crisis

Think it’s hard to buy ammo NOW? You ain’t seen nothing yet! In a “real” collapse, some trigger event could cause ammo to become even MORE scarce. Here’s what to do about it.

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AR15 “Assault Rifle” Tip: Should You Make Your AR More “Tactical”?

Have you customized your AR15 to make it more “tactical”? It’s tempting to change out all kinds of accessories and parts. The market

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WL 337 – 10 Commandments Of Concealed Carry

Everybody’s got strong opinions about concealed carry. In this week’s podcast episode, Jeff offers his ten must-follow rules for CCW holders.

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Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A KNIFE To A GUNFIGHT

I’m sure you’ve probably heard the term, “never bring a knife to a gunfight, right? I mean, who in their right mind would

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CCW Tactics For Concealed Carry Pistols: Are You Dirty Harry? Do You NEED To Be?

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to “stopping power” and what you carry for self-defense.

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The smallest, lightest survival and SD tool there is. . .

A survival tool doesn’t have to be large (or expensive) to be incredibly useful!

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