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3 Concealed Carry Tips For Beginners And Experts Alike

3 Concealed Carry Tips For Beginners And Experts Alike

By Amy Bremner February 12, 2018 | | 0 comments

For some Americans, survival gear consists of a hefty rope and emergency kit. For others, survival gear consists of a hefty rope and a firearm. Whichever you prefer as an asset to your survival skills, it's important to know the basics of concealed carry when carrying a handgun or other...

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How Knot To Die In The Wild: 3 Survival Knots Everyone Should Learn

How Knot To Die In The Wild: 3 Survival Knots Everyone Should Learn

By Amy Bremner February 09, 2018 | | 0 comments

  One of the biggest mistakes a person can make when they find themselves in a survival situation is relying too heavily on their survival gear. Survival gear is essential, yes, but in order to properly make use of it, you need to know how actually to use it. Not...

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Extended Family - The Myth of the Lone Wolf

Extended Family - The Myth of the Lone Wolf

By Desiree Jones January 04, 2018 | | 0 comments

After Hurricane Katrina, I realized that I was holding onto an inaccurate belief. I believed that in a horrible disaster I would be able to rely on family to help me through it. The problem was that I was in Northern California, while my sister was trapped in Texas. During...

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Basic Survival Gear Needs

Basic Survival Gear Needs

By Amy Bremner January 03, 2018 | | 0 comments

Let’s be honest. A person could spend days trying to find the “perfect” survival knife, combing through articles, reviews, reading expert opinions, etc. But in truth, any full-tang knife capable of fine carving tasks could probably serve you well. In this article, we get back to the basics and look...

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The Survival Starter Checklist

The Survival Starter Checklist

By Desiree Jones December 30, 2017 | | 0 comments

So you’d like to become prepared for the end of civilization, or at the very least a serious disaster? Don’t worry. We’ll help you to organize the must-have pieces of equipment and supplies you need to withstand even the most treacherous situations for 72 hours. Every survival starter checklist will...

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Get your Survival Gear Ready for the New Year!

Get your Survival Gear Ready for the New Year!

By Desiree Jones December 29, 2017 | Survival Gear | 0 comments

If your New Year’s Resolution is to be more prepared in the coming year, good for you! As we all know, the trick to a successful New Year’s Resolution is developing a plan to follow through. It’s not enough to say “I will have a 72-hour kit available for every...

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The First Standing Order for Disasters

The First Standing Order for Disasters

By Amy Bremner December 28, 2017 | | 0 comments

By Bernie Kelley In order to plan for any disaster you need a plan that is flexible, scalable and places the power to make life saving decisions into your hands. A thick manual of plans for every situation conceivable is not practical. Rather, a simple standing order for disasters that...

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The Top 5 Resources You Need in a Disaster - An Interview with survival expert Mykel Hawke

The Top 5 Resources You Need in a Disaster - An Interview with survival expert Mykel Hawke

By Amy Bremner December 28, 2017 | how to survive a disaster mykel hawke survival tips | 0 comments

This week we were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with influential survival expert Mykel Hawke and ask him all the questions we wanted to know about choosing gear. We discussed resources to manage in a disaster, the right mindset for survival, and common misconceptions about surviving in...

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The Second Standing Order for Disasters

The Second Standing Order for Disasters

By Amy Bremner November 29, 2017 | Survival | 0 comments

By Bernie KelleyThe California State Militia has Four Standing Orders that direct an individual, a family, or a militia unit for making decisions in disasters. These can be as small as a drowning incident, medium like a school shooting, or as large as a forest fire. In this article, we’ll...

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The Third Standing Order for Disasters

The Third Standing Order for Disasters

By Amy Bremner November 29, 2017 | | 0 comments

By Bernie Kelley When disaster strikes there is no time to plan for how to act. The difference between a survivor and a victim - other than blind luck - depends on how you respond in the first moments.  The California State Militia empowered members with Four Standing Orders: Secure,...

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Four Standing Orders for Disasters in California

Four Standing Orders for Disasters in California

By Adam Astleford November 16, 2017 | | 0 comments

By Bernie Kelley As the Command Sergeant Major for the California State Militia (CSM), arguably the largest militia in number of members and area covered, I frequently have been asked my opinion regarding all manner of preparation for natural and man made disasters in California. Essentially, there are four standing...

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