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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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WL 336 – “I Survived COVID-19” (How To Prep For It)

One of our long-time readers and listeners, David Webb, found himself in COVID isolation. Wishing he had been more prepared, he is now recovered and agreed to share his experience (and his suggested COVID prep tips) with us.

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Home Remedies For Survival: Lady Saves Her Life With Insane “Fake” Tip

You’ll never believe how this woman saved her life when she didn’t have access to an EpiPen.

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WL 335 – Sneaky CIA Tricks To Stay Armed In “No Gun Zones”

In this week’s podcast, we talk to former CIA operative Jason Hanson to get his input on how to stay armed where you’re not supposed to be.

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Survival Gear: Tiny Survival Gadget BEATS Much Larger Versions

We review a piece of gear that outperforms much larger, more expensive models in this article. Great for your bugout bag and all your survival kits!

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WL 334 – Capitol Riot Lessons

The Capitol Hill riot created some very concerning problems for all of us as we move forward in an increasingly divided country. Here’s what I’m doing to protect myself and my loved ones.

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WL 333 – How Warrior Life Made Me A Better Prepper, Protector, & Survivor

In this week’s podcast, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain how Warrior Life and the “warrior lifestyle” can improve your own well-being and protect your family.

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WL 332 – Low Light Shooting: Tips, Tricks, & Tactics

In this week’s podcast, we interview shooting expert, trainer, and law enforcement officer Rich Nance to get his insights on fighting in low light conditions… and training for the same!

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

Knife Beats Gun: Never bring a knife to a gunfight, we’re told. Well, here are 3 reasons you might do just that (and no, we don’t mean the Tueller Drill or 21 Foot Rule).

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Best Survival Gear Review: Your Fancy "Power Bank" Won’t Help You

In a long-term emergency, the battery pack you’re relying on for your critical communications devices will NOT be enough.

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WL 331 – Top Tactical Tips From 2020

This is our last podcast of 2020, and it’s safe to say… Nobody will be sorry to see this year go! That said,

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The Weird “Pocket Discovery” Of A Lost And Alone Hiker That Saved His Life On The Side Of A Mountain

Yong Kim wondered if this might be “the end” – until he reached into his pocket just one last time…

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

This tiny little piece of plastic is the smallest, lightest survival and self-defense tool you can carry.

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WL 329 – 5 Steps To Prepping On A Budget

You know, you’ll never go broke betting on one thing: Just how MAD people get when they talk about self-defense online.

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Survival “Stocking Stuffers) For Before And After The Holidays

Our list of survival stocking stuffers has become a holiday tradition. Take a look and see the great gift ideas for your family, your friends, and even yourself, both before and after the holidays.

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WL 328 – 10 Commandments Of Self-Defense

You know, you’ll never go broke betting on one thing: Just how MAD people get when they talk about self-defense online.

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Masks For COVID-19 / “Coronavirus” – I tested 17 Of Them

I took a look at some of the masks on the market… and what I discovered may shock you (or it may not).

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CCW Gear And Tactical Flashlights: You NEVER Want To Say, “Oh No! I SHOT My Kid!”

You probably already know you need a tactical light… but a LOT of tactical lights on the market have something very wrong with them if you have to use them in a gunfight!

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WL 327 – Defeating Stress, Anxiety, & Depression

The pandemic has had a profound effect on all of us. As we head into the holiday season, we cover some tips for how to manage stress, anxiety, and depression in this week’s podcast.

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WL 326 – The Good News For Survival In 2020

Believe it or not, there really IS good news in 2020. Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson in this week’s podcast to go over 5 positive takeaways from the past year.

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The WORST Advice For Good Preppers & Survivalists

“Old School” survival can teach us a lot. It’s super important to helping you avoid this major mistake that even experienced preppers are still making…

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Riot Defense: A Sneaky DISGUISE If You Get Caught In A Mob!

There’s a cheap way to leverage gear you’re already carrying to disguise yourself – and escape – in a riot!

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The WORST Advice For Good Preppers & Survivalists

Even good preppers make bad decisions. Here’s why.

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Defeat A Padlock: Quick Survival Tip (Fastest”Lock-Picking” Method EVER!)

The fastest way to pick a lock isn’t a “pick” at all…

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MCS 324 – Early Warning Survival Habits

In this week’s podcast, we talk about some habits you can develop that will give you early warning when it comes to future survival challenges.

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MCS 323 – Combination Survival Tools

Do-it-all survival tools often don’t do many things well. Here’s how to evaluate them.

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

This may be the most underrated piece of survival gear EVER.

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MCS 322 – Step-By-Step Urban Survival Caching

One of the reasons we’re so excited about our upcoming transition to Warrior Life is that we LOVE participation from our readers, listeners,

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Will Off-Body Concealed Carry Get You Killed In A Real Gun-Fight?

A lot of people think off-body carry is a bad idea. They point out that you might not have the gun when you

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Real Street Fight Training: 3 Tips To Punch Faster And Harder!

To defeat an attacker, especially one that’s bigger and stronger than you, you need to know not only the instant destruction points that

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MCS 321 – Permanent Pandemic Prepping

Tired of all this pandemic BS? Wondering where it’s all going and what life is going to look like in the future? You’re

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Gun Rights & Freedom: 3 Ways The Media FOOLED YOU

I’ve written before about how frustrating it is that no celebrities, no big politicians, and none of the people on Jeffrey Epstein’s flight

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MCS 320 – Tactical Prepper ABCs – Always Be Learning!

People use the term “the ABCs” to refer to the basics, the building blocks. But recently, I got to thinking about the scene

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Prepper Survival Tips: Emergency Response Plan For Apartments And Small Homes

https://mcsmag.co/e/shelter-in-place – Need an emergency response plan to shelter in place but live in a small home? Are you a prepper who wants

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Bugging Out With A Bike For SHTF Urban Survival Preppers

https://mcsmag.co/e/bugout-survival-training – Prepping for bugging out with your bug out bag during a disaster, grid down collapse, or other SHTF crisis, doesn’t mean

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Doomsday Survival Board Game From Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy – Modern Combat and Survival

http://SurvivalBoardGame.com is the new role playing survival game for preppers from the renowned survivalists, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy from DoomAndBloom.net. One of

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5 Military Urban Survival Skills Every Tactical Prepper Must Know

https://mcsmag.co/e/survival-training – The best urban survival training comes from military tactical experience of how to survive a disaster, crisis, or attack – but

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Emergency Food Secrets For Survival Kit

http://SurvivalKitBugOutBag.com – Packing emergency food in your survival kit bugout bag requires a lot of thought. In a recent survey, over 75% of

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Survival Food- Emergency Storage: Food4Patriots Review – Modern Combat and Survival

http://PatriotSurvivalFood.com – Emergency survival food is an essential part of any survival plan. Storing canned goods and even MRE’s are good options, but

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(Story) Urban Survival And The Current Pandemic

Don’t end up at the mercy of “power warlords” in an emergency!

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MCS 317 – Survival For Seniors

As we get older, things that were easier get a lot harder. If you’re starting to feel your age, there are some things you can do to compensate while staying as prepared as ever for survival.

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Urban Escape And Evasion Mistakes Even Skilled Preppers Make

A lot of people are teaching escape and evasion these days, and for good reason. But you can’t afford to make these mistakes and get caught when you’re fleeing hostiles!

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Operation Save Our Soldiers Needs Your Help

Freedom isn’t free, as they say – 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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MCS 315 – Combat PTSD: Myths, Misconceptions & A "Cure"

With Patriot Day coming up this week, our podcast explores what YOU can do to help veterans with PTSD… and how we can STOP veteran suicide.

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MCS 312 – 5 “Aha!” Survival Tips From Our Readers

I’m always looking for new survival tips, and our readers never disappoint. Check out these 5 survival tips that changed my own preps… and which may change how YOU approach survival, too.

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Defeat A Padlock: Quick Survival Tip (Fastest”Lock-Picking” Method EVER!)

You may need to defeat a lock during urban escape and evasion (or E&E anywhere else, for that matter). Let’s not make things more complicated than we need to make them, okay?

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Defeat A Padlock: Quick Survival Tip (Fastest"Lock-Picking" Method EVER!)

You may need to defeat a lock during urban escape and evasion (or E&E anywhere else, for that matter). Let’s not make things more complicated than we need to make them, okay?

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MCS 310 – Looking To The Future (And We Need YOUR Help)

Some amazing changes are coming to this site and to our weekly broadcasts… so you absolutely CANNOT miss this week’s podcast. We’re saying good-bye to the MCS brand once and for all… and we want YOU to participate in what’s coming next!

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MCS 309 – Urban Riot Vehicle Defense Tips

In this week’s podcast, Jeff Anderson shares with you 5 sneaky tips to ALMOST “riot-proof” your vehicle. Don’t miss this one!

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Mob Defense: 3 Mistakes Mark & Patricia McCloskey Made

Mark and Patricia McCloskey are now famous. Here’s 1 thing they did right… and 3 things they did wrong when they faced down a mob.

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How To Make Your Own “Concealed Shoulder Sheath” For Your Self-Defense Survival Knife

Any big fixed blade, up to and including a MACHETE (the best weapon for urban survival), can be slung in a shoulder harness this way. Learn how in this post.

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Real Street Fights: Self-Defense Training Is A WASTE Of Time!

I’ve taken more than a dozen martial arts over my lifetime. From Kung Fu to Karate to Mixed Martial Arts, to Krav Maga

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Gatka: Combat-Proven Urban Survival Weapon “Sword Fighting” For Civil Unrest

If you run out of ammo – especially with the gun stores picked clean – you’ll need a weapon that can do serious damage if you’re going to defend against the riots and looting out there…

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Antifa, Political Protests, And Political Violence: What 70’s Cops Taught Us

Political protests are nothing new. Cops from the 1970’s learned how to deal with street fighting and domestic terrorists. Learn from them to deal with today’s political Antifa threat, among others.

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5 Steps To Prep For A N. Korea “Nuke Attack”

Like me, many of you can still remember it… …the monthly drills in school where we were instructed to hide under our desk

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MCS 303 – Weird (But Effective) Tactical Training Tips From A Navy SEAL

You might not even think of these as “tactical” tips at all… but they can make you a more prepared protector and patriot. We talk to retired Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog in this week’s podcast.

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Most People Don’t Know This 5 Step “Grid-Down” Food Response Plan

Everyone’s talking about food shortages these days. It’s valuable to take a look at a basic food survival plan…

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MCS 302 – How To Stop Veteran Suicide

Learn what you can do to help save our soldiers from PTSD and suicide in this week’s podcast.

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Urban Escape & Evasion Driving Tips: Father Attacked By Gang In Car!

The disturbing incident with the FedEx driver dragging a protester makes defensive driving – and escape and evasion – even more relevant now.

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Shameless Looters! What They Did In This 89 Year Old Woman’s Home Will P*ss You Off…

Given all the rioting and looting we’re seeing these days, this old story about a poor, 89-y.o. looting victim is more relevant than ever.

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MCS 301 – 10 Riot Escape & Evasion Tips

The country is on FIRE… and a lot of riot defense advice out there is the OPPOSITE of what you should be doing. In this week’s podcast, Jeff Anderson runs down 10 tips for riot escape and evasion that you need to know.

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5 Weird Urban Survival “Knife/Machete Sharpening” Hacks!

Survival knives. Survival Machetes. In urban survival environments, a machete or survival knife isn’t much good if it’s not sharp. Here are 5 urban survival knife and machete sharpening tips for all your survival blades.

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MCS 300 – Buck’s Favorite Military Stories (And Operation SOS)

Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to tell some of his favorite stories from the MCS Blog this week… and we learn about Operation Save Our Soldiers, which is helping veterans with PTSD.

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3 Weird Wilderness Survival Fire-Starting Tips Under Extreme Conditions

One of the most basic survival skills everyone (whether you’re a “prepper” or not) absolutely MUST know is how to start a fire

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Home Invasion Defense: 11. Y.O. With Combat Machete Defeats Home Invader!

Braydon Smith was home alone when a gang of THUGS came calling. But they didn’t realize that Braydon was more than ready for them…

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Survival Food/Survival Stores Advice: Eating Pets & Bugs? Ugh!

There’s been a lot of talk about food shortages in the news recently. Well, what a lot of people have forgotten is that

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MCS 299 – 5 Reasons To Carry Cheap Knives

How afraid are you to lose or break the knife you carry? You might be surprised why we argue in favor of carrying a cheap knife in this week’s podcast.

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Rally Your Family In An Emergency: Survive An “Instant Disaster”

Rally your family in an “instant disaster” to survive an emergency that occurs when you least expect it. Here are our tips for surviving sudden WROL and SHTF scenarios!

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3 Everyday Carry Gear (EDC) “Back-Up Weapons” Every Survivalist Should Carry!

Right now, it’s a good idea to get “back to basics.” If life ever gets back to normal again (and especially if it doesn’t), you want to make sure you have some good back-up weapons on you.

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Car Survival: 3 Tips For When You’re On Your Own, MAD MAX Style

Whenever you’re in your car, you could end up on your own and stranded. Follow these basic tips to be much safer when you’re behind the wheel.

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MCS 298 – The #1 Threat To Your Survival

The TRUE threat to your survival in ANY emergency, including an attack, a crisis, or a disaster… ISN’T what you think. Find out why in this week’s podcast.

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Bugging Out: Where To Plan Your Survival Retreat In A Forced Evacuation

There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to evacuating and bugging out. You have to have somewhere to go TO… and the time to figure out where that is has to be BEFORE an emergency occurs.

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Looters / Home Invaders: The Social Chaos Threat In Your Driveway

There’s a threat that you may not have thought about that makes YOUR home a target during times of looting and social chaos.

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MCS 297 – Supply Chain Survival

We’re all dealing with product shortages because, in the words of one executive, “The supply chain is breaking down.” In this week’s podcast, Buck Greene of MCS sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain 5 things you can do to deal with product shortages.

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Bugging Out: Is Your Bugout Survival Vehicle Missing These 4 Critical Items?

If you’re going to rely on a Bugout Vehicle, or BOV, you need to make sure you have critical survival gear in place. It’s a rolling Bugout Survival Kit, so treat it accordingly.

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(Story) Urban Survival And The Current Pandemic

Back at the beginning of the year, I made some predictions about the need for more “practical prepping.” Then 2020 turned around and

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

What do you teach young people when it comes to survival? We look into some options.

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MCS 296 – Pandemic Prepping Update #6

Are you sick and tired of the pandemic yet? It has certainly upended all our lives. The fact is, though, while it’s easy

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Pandemic Scams: How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off

We’re all shopping online these days while riding out the COVID-19 pandemic… and we’ve seen a surge in online sales scams as a result. Here are 3 tips for avoiding these rip-offs.

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Survival Scavenging For WROL/SHTF: 2 Rules

Survival expert Jake Sepulveda explains the two guidelines you should follow whenever you are scavenging for supplies in a WROL/SHTF scenario.

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SHTF / WROL Survival Evacuation Tips: The “Domino Effect” Proven In CA

The recent wildfires in California illustrate the deadly “domino effect” — a survival threat that is literally KILLING families. Learn more inside.

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Kerambit? Karambit? 3 Reasons People Hate It For “Knife Fighting”

The kerambit was a fad when it first hit the market, but it’s here to stay now. Here are 3 reasons people hate it (and why you might still choose to carry it anyway).

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MCS 295 – Pandemic Prepping Update #5

The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with unprecedented challenges (at least for our generation)… but also with some opportunities. We explore what comes next in this week’s podcast.

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3 Critical Steps To Take NOW To Survive A Grid-Down Blackout Collapse!

Want to know how to survive a grid-down blackout? These survival prepping tips from Jonathan Hollerman reveal 3 steps to take that would have prepared us for the pandemic, too.

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MCS 294 – The 5 Stages Of Pandemic Grief

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on our collective mental state… and we are all in one or more stages of “pandemic grief.” Learn the details in this week’s podcast… as well as why it matters to your family’s survival.

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Survival Medicine: 4 Deadly Diseases Unleashed In A Disaster… And How To Treat Them!

It was the deadliest disaster since 1928… Hurricane Katrina hit an area of approximately 90,000 square miles and resulted in the displacement of

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2020 Elections: Trump, Riots, Civil Unrest, Violent Protests, And How To Survive

Look, this isn’t pretty, but you need to hear it: Say you’re out walking with your family. You’ve got your wife with you,

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MCS 293 – Pandemic Prepping Update #3

In this week’s podcast, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to talk about the new guidelines on wearing face masks when in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sheltering In Place (Quarantine/Lockdown): 3 Tips For Fortifying Your Property!

Pat Henry offers his expertise on the topic of fortifying a suburban home, especially in a WROL/SHTF type of collapse or crisis.

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Civil Unrest: Sneakiest Escape And Evasion “Riot Defense Trick” EVER!

The threat of riots is worse than ever. Any political protest could turn into one. Here’s a sneaky trick to extricate yourself from a situation like that…

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Sneaky Ways To Hide Your Survival Food During Collapse!

Food is one of those things everybody needs… and a whole lot of us got a crash course on food storage when the grocery stores turned up empty last month…

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Bugout Tip (From Gov’t) For WROL And SHTF Disasters: ARM YOURSELF!

If even your government is telling you to arm yourself for WROL and SHTF, it’s time to look at what you’re doing to prepare for a natural disaster or other emergency. Learn the harsh truths inside.

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MCS 292 – Pandemic Prepping Update #2

In this week’s MCS podcast, we give you the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, including Jeff Anderson’s insights on what you can do (and what you SHOULD be getting ready for).

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SHTF & WROL Survival Bartering: The 3 Biggest Myths

There are three big misconceptions about trading for survival in a long-term collapse. Expert Pat Henry runs them down for us in this thought-provoking post.

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