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Green Beret's No-Nonsense Bug Out

Green Beret’s No-Nonsense Bug Out

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is an important study in human motivation. I find myself referring to this hierarchy on a continual basis when it comes …

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Bug Out Survival Supplemental Kits (B.O.S.S.)

Putting together a kit for emergencies can often be considered “expensive”, especially if you are putting it together with the best components that you can …

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Ultralight Bug Out

Could the GB2 Ultralight Bug Out Bag lose some weight?

The Ultralight Bug Out Bag 2.0 is alive and doing well. It went over 100k views pretty quickly. If you remember, the original had somewhere …

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Urban Supplemental

Urban Supplemental Kit for Bug Out Bags

Many have asked me what I would change to my personal Bug Out bag for an Urban environment. Considering that the majority of the population …

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Ultralight Bug Out Bag 2.0

Green Beret’s Ultralight Bug Out Bag 2.0

I had no idea when I created the original Ultralight Bug Out Bag video two years ago that anyone would ever actually see it. Back …

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Practical EDC

GB2 Practical EDC Recommendations

GB2 Practical EDC Recommendations We have reached the second half of what has been a rather eventful year. A global pandemic complete with government-mandated lockdowns, …

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Ultralight Bugout Bag Setup

As most of you know I have done videos on my light-weight bugout bag recommendations on YouTube. In this blog, I will discuss exactly what …

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Wound Closure

Wound Closure Techniques

Bottom line up front: If you are carrying suture kits in your med. kit, you’re kidding yourself. Read on to find out why I say …

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Grayl Geopress

Self-Reliance

Many have requested that I weigh-in on the current global pandemic. I have been hesitant to do so because I prefer to stay “in my …

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Wilderness Medical Kit

Wilderness Medical Kit If we think about the common causes of emergencies in the back country, we could put injuries very high on that list. …

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Basic Survival Course Packing List

PATHFINDER BASIC COURSE (ADIRONDACKS) EQUIPMENT LIST The following items are REQUIRED and will be used for the completion of the Winter Survival Course. Each student …

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Cold Weather Clothing: Your Primary Shelter

This four-layer clothing system allows me to wear as little or as much as I want depending on the environment, conditions, and my activity level, so that I can stay comfortably cool or comfortably warm no matter what Mother Nature throws at me.

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Knife and Tool Selection

5-Tool Rule  These 5 tools enable you to either do or make the majority of what you need in the field. Knife (and Backup Knife) …

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Gear Discussion and Links: Florida Wetlands Hunter-Gatherer Course

Fire Kit (Belt) My fire kits always start with redundant open flame ignition sources. This is something I rely on for emergency “right now” fires …

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Survival Psychology Joshua Enyart

The Psychology of Survival

What is Survival Psychology? We often hear that survival is “99% mental”, you have to have the “will to live”, the “will to survive”. All …

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