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Is Medical Training Needed For Concealed Carry?

In Health and Fitness by Jesse Mathewson2 Comments

Medical knowledge and medical supplies are used far more frequently than defensive tools in the United States. When I was much younger I had several things occur that helped me understand the benefits of understanding trauma care and remaining current with my training. After watching an individual bleed out in front of me and being able to do nothing, and …

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What Medical Training Should I Get For Concealed Carry?

In Health and Fitness by Jesse Mathewson3 Comments

This article is meant to show you what training you should get for concealed carry. What is included in the article are references, links for additional training and resources and lastly definitions and descriptions. Always remember, make sure you and your family are safe before attempting to offer assistance to anyone. Never do so if it means sacrificing your own …

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Is There a National Concealed Carry License?

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What is the national concealed carry qualification?  In 2004 the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) was enacted in the United States. This law allows to classes of persons, the qualified Law Enforcement officer” and the “qualified retired or separated Law Enforcement officer” to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States or United States Territories, regardless …

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What Are The Best Survival Knives For The Money [2019 Hands-On]

In Knives and Blades by Jesse Mathewson

Written by – Jesse Mathewson One of the most underrated and over marketed essential components of a bug out, survival, bushcrafters kit are the knife, or in my case knives. Since the rollover in 2000 and failure to collapse of anything at that time, the prepper, survival world has blossomed as an entirely new industry. This has led to knife …

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Mountain House Classic Assortment Bucket Review

In Featured, Gear Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Over the last few decades, I have been more invested in long-term supplies for survival and prepping. After all the evidence shows that it is not a matter of if an event will occur but rather when. By event I mean; flooding, wildfire, home fire, windstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and even the dreaded fabled collapse of our current society. ¹ …

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What Is The Best Home Defense Weapon That Isn’t A Gun?

In Security by Jesse Mathewson

  Open-ended questions like these are often answered using personal experience or second-hand chatter. What is often ignored are the actual studies and verified results coming from these studies. For instance in the United States did you know that while Bear Spray (somewhat more elevated approach to pepper spray) works very well on animal encounters while similar products are less …

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Wolfhawk Mercantile Soaps & Sundries: product review

In Gear Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

This review is for an amazing small business Wolfhawk Mercantile Soaps & Sundries made in USA and run by fellow homesteaders based in Montana! Please check out the links on each soap type, it will bring you directly to their page, make sure to let them know I sent you, pricing starts at $5 and goes up based on what …

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Best Solar Powered / Hand Crank Flashlights

In Gear Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

January 2016, a purchase was made of over 20 solar powered, crank powered and alternative powered handheld lights. These flashlights all underwent extensive testing. This testing included the following steps for my personal use. 1. Drop testing (from 4 feet and 6 feet using different angles and surfaces) – I live in the high desert, if they can’t handle being …

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Inexpensive Bows for Hunting, Bushcraft, and Survival

In Archery by Jesse Mathewson

“Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.” Fred Bear “Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.” Fred Bear For thousands of years, archery has been utilized as a tool for hunting, defense and waging war. It is the one tool that has seen the littlest real advancements …

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What’s The Best Multi-Tool to Buy For EDC

In Knives and Blades by Jesse Mathewson

When it comes to multi-tools there are dozens, hundreds of available choices. The best part is, they can all be very useful for a variety of reasons and in a variety of situations. However, for survival, prepping and or simply having, is there one that can work as the go-to, all around best approach? Rome had pocket multi-tools, however, modern …

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Holosun Optic Sight [An Honest Review]

In Gear Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete.” Sun Tzu Budget prepping is a difficult thing to do. After all, there is a difference between budget and cheap, inexpensive and cheap. Cheap by definition does not mean something is necessarily …

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Ferro Rod Review and Usage Guide

In Gear Reviews by Jesse Mathewson

Fire is an essential element of survival, living, and warfare. It has been used for many millennia for heating, cooking, controlling growth, reducing wildfire damage, to promote grazing and conduct defensive and offensive campaigns against enemies. Ferro Rod usage is popular with many people within the prepper community, and yet, from what I have seen personally, there are many who …