Charles Yor

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Charles Yor is an advocate of low-profile preparation, readiness as a virtue and avoiding trouble before it starts. He has enjoyed a long career in personal security implementation throughout the lower 48 of the United States.

The Best of the Best Double Stack 45s

CZ 97B

The 9mm may be the current “ideal” cartridge for self-defense, but that fact counts for very little with a contingent of American shooters. For them, the premier cartridge the reigning champ and undisputed king of calibers for semi-auto pistols is the venerable, legendary .45 ACP. If there is one quintessentially …

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The Best Headlamps for Survival

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Anyone who is serious about personal readiness knows how important lighting is to your game plan. There are countless scenarios where having on demand lighting will make the difference between success and failure. Perhaps the power is out, or maybe you are venturing through remote places where the only on-demand …

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Home Security: Properly Securing Entryways

Defending your home against invasion is more than just having a gun or club set handily about and being willing to use it when something goes bump in the night. With home invasions occurring all the time all across the country, proper planning and preparation is key to thwarting these …

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How to Survive Killer Bees

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Everyone is familiar with the wary sensation that crawls up our backs when we are confronted with a cloud of swarming bees near their hive. While honeybees are a vitally important part of our ecosystem and are typically gentle and mild mannered, killer bees should be taken seriously. A few …

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The Best Walther Pistols

walther ppq

Walther is an arms maker that needs no introduction for most people. Even the gun-averse can name their most iconic product, the Walther PPK, legendary handgun of Bond, James Bond. But Walther has been more than a one-trick supplier of compact pistols to fictional English secret agents. The firm of …

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The 10 Best EDC Flashlights of 2019

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If you could carry one single, solitary piece of equipment for survival or self-defense, what would it be? I’d argue it should be a flashlight. Not a pistol, not even a knife, but a good, reliable and bright flashlight. Light is so essential for success in any instance of low …

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Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink for Survival?

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If you are dehydrated, clean water is clean water, but a common question I have seen popping up is concerning distilled water in a long-term survival situation, specifically consuming a lot of it over time or as a primary water source. Distillation of water is a technology that has been …

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