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There’s more to staying alive than your concealed weapon. We’ll help you learn the survival skills you need to keep yourself and your family safe.  From first aid to threat assessment, it’s all here.

10 Items You Need To Be Able To Grab At Any Given Moment

10 Items You Need To Be Able To Grab At Any Given Moment

When the unthinkable occurs, you already know you have your concealed carry handgun on you. That's a bit of a consolation in truly bad times. However, in this article, we'll talk about ten other items we think every concealed carrier should have in or near him or her. These items can all fit comfortably inside…

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Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

Terrorism and Concealed Carry: Some Thoughts

I woke up yesterday morning to the news: Terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium have left dozens dead and scores more injured. I’ve watched the story evolve since it happened; it seems that the Islamic State/Daesh has taken credit. These are the latest in a string of suicide bombings, mass shootings, and other forms of ideologically…

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Protecting Yourself In Private Sales: Concealed Carry And Face-to-Face Sales Tips

If you've ever watched the news, you'll know Craigslist users are increasingly dealing with a sketchier and sketchier world. A recent "prank" video pulled from YouTube features two "social experimenters" kidnapping two people looking to sell their iPhones via Craigslist. Ethan and Moe Bradberry targeted two different people, hired three thugs to chase them down…

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Some Considerations about First Aid and CCW

Some Considerations about First Aid and CCW

A Quick Note: I'm not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice—just a list of considerations and ideas. Please use them as such. When reading and researching personal protection, it's easy to get caught up in guns, knives, holsters, and similar items. They're both important and—let's face it, fun. Many of us started as recreational shooters…

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5 Items You Should Carry Other Than Your Gun

5 Items You Should Carry Other Than Your Gun

If you've been following the #digtherig trend, you'll tend to see a variety of objects people pull out of their pockets alongside their inside the waistband concealed carry holster and everyday carry gun.  Items can range from knives to cell phones to keys to card clips.  What's the best combination? In this article, we'll go…

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4 Ways to Deter and Prevent Active Shooter Situations

4 Ways to Deter and Prevent Active Shooter Situations

By James England – Republished with Permission from Concealed Nation. Places that advertise “gun free” and don’t have clear signs of surveillance are at heavy risk.  Most of the mass shootings and active shooters that make the news attack vulnerable or soft targets. The easiest way to plan for an active shooter is to make your…

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How to be Prepared When Flying

How to be Prepared When Flying

Today’s article answers a good and important question asked by Robert S. of Texas. Below is Robert’s question regarding travel... I travel quite a bit, and while I’m at the airport or sitting on the plane, I spend quite a bit of time thinking about how well I am prepared if something goes south while…

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4 Weapons for When the Ammo Runs Out

These days, there are several entertaining shows on TV where people have to survive a zombie apocalypse or a blackout or some other crazy situation that causes a total collapse of society. In the beginning of these shows, the characters typically use guns to defend themselves, but they eventually run out of bullets and have…

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30-page Terrorist Attack Manual from Uncle Sam

30-page Terrorist Attack Manual from Uncle Sam

About two weeks ago, a Congressman from North Carolina released a 30-page manual called, “Preparing Your Home, Family, and Business For Terrorist Attacks.” The manual covers how to deal with possible attacks such as chemical threats, an electromagnetic pulse, and a nuclear blast. It also includes a list of supplies that are recommended for every…

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5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

5 Items For When The Lights Go Out

Like many parts of the country, my hometown has been slammed with snow lately. In the past week alone, we’ve had about three feet and it’s still snowing as I write this. Thankfully, we’ve only lost power for a short period of time and haven’t had to go days without power yet as we have…

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