Picking out a knife for your EDC is harder than one would expect. There are so many different models in an amazing number of styles and materials and the price range greatly varies from a model to the other. Most of the times, one will choose a blade only if it looks cool, without knowing that looks can be deceiving and the knife he chose might not be the right one for him. You should at least know why the blade is shaped in a particular style and what it is good for.
There are many reasons why you should learn the vital points of the body and you never know when you have to use this knowledge to get out of a nasty situation. Your gun will not always be at hand and you need to know how to protect yourself. You will make use of your hands or improvised weapons to stop your attacker and this information will come in handy when you least expect it. This is the type of information that someday may save your life.
Just as in home defense, the first idea is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By this, one should stay out of trouble, or situations that might lead to trouble. For example, if you are in the middle of a heated argument over a parking space, give it up. How did you get in such an argument in the first place? It’s not worth it. Don’t worry, you’re not less of a man if you step back. If you obey basic rules of prevention, it is relatively unlikely that you will be threatened. However, it is possible that even though you try to stay out of trouble, it might come to you. What then?
If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada or Washington, then chances are you will be hit by an earthquake sooner or later. In fact these five states have the highest number of recorded earthquakes and they keep leading the charts. What if the Big One comes, what then? Should we rely on the authorities to save and protect us or is it better to be prepared and know in advance what should we do if disaster strikes? Everyone should know these guidelines that can make the difference between life and death.
The recent hijacking attempt on board a Boeing 737 makes you really think if we are really safe when flying. The plane, flying from Washington DC’s Dulles Airport to Denver International, was forced to turn back after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions and started showing signs of aggression. People claim he start yelling “Jihad! Jihad!” as he ran down the aisle before being confronted and tackled down by the other passengers. What are we to do in case a hijack situation arises?
The average person can expect to survive without water for three to five days (depending on the climate and what they try to do). Some instances show individuals have perished within hours of becoming lost. You must conserve any water you have, including that already in your body. Water is required to replace fluid that is lost, so by conserving body fluid you require less water intake.
Earth’s north and south extremities are among the most inhospitable places on the planet. Even in summer months, temperatures are near freezing and winds reach up to 200 miles an hour, so you can imagine the cold is the biggest killer here. What would one have to do in order to survive in these unwelcoming places? How would you stay alive if you’re freezing to death?
There is a big debate about what a bug out bag should contain and what would be the best survival gear one can carry. We can find all sorts of recipes for food preparation and storage, and a lot of weapons guides. But what if you need to leave your home in case of crisis? What if you live in an urban area and your only chance of survival is to get out when SHTF. Everything can happen from flooding, urban unrest to viral pandemic or nuclear fallout. What then?
Ever since the dawn of time the ability to make fire has been one of the man’s greatest achievements as fire was a tool that drastically influenced the quality of life. In today’s modern times there are a lot of tools that can help you start a fire, from mechanical to fuel based tools and this may be the reason why we take fire for granted. We are so infatuated by technology that when it comes to simple things like making a fire in a technology free environment, we can only speculate on how one can start a fire, especially in the wild.