Charles Yor

Charles Yor
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.

What’s in My EDC and Go-Bag?

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I and other authors talk about EDC procedures, tips and gear plenty here on Survival Sullivan. Keeping with the idea that you are your own first responder, smartly chosen EDC gear forms your first line of equipment to help you beat back disaster or deal with an emergency. Sure, there …

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Intermediate Force and Conflict Avoidance

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Look around the gun sphere next time you are out and about on the internet. When you watch all the cool videos of various drills and training evolutions, does anything strike you as strange? When discussing a “what would you do?” scenario with friends or colleagues, does it seem like …

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10 Preps Your Should Not Cheap Out On

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Prepping entails a significant amount of physical and material preparation, and with the latter making ready entails significant expense. Most of us are not made of money, and even for those of us who are financially secure, there is always good cause to spend thriftily and steward your resources. Unfortunately …

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10 Crucial Urban Preps for City Dwellers

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While a majority of the most basic material preps will cover you no matter what kind of disaster you are facing and where, certain situations and locales will require additional or completely different approaches. There are few places where this will become more readily apparent than the concrete jungles of …

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The Best of the Best Spyderco Knives

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Spyderco is not the oldest, but they are definitely on the most respected of the major American knife makers. From the humblest of beginnings with their founder and chief salesman motoring to conventions and trades shows to the multi-million dollar high-tech manufacturer we love today, Spyderco has been on the …

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First 12 Things You Should Get as a Newbie Prepper

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Starting out as a novice prepper or making the lifestyle change to one of self-reliance can be stressful, even overwhelming. Seasoned preppers can all too easily forget that for all the info out here on the internet it takes a certain amount of experience to sift the good and relevant …

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Bear Attack – What to Do If You See a Bear

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Bears are among the largest and most plentiful mammalian predators on Earth, gifted with excellent senses and also quite a bit of curiosity. While bear attacks are rare, bears can be surprisingly common depending on your locale. The overwhelming majority of bear encounters end with the bear scooting off to …

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Carrying Shotgun Shells for Efficient Loading

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Shotguns are popular and effective weapons for solving close range conflicts with gory efficiency. It is this tremendous efficacy at close range that leads to plenty of shooters choosing them over handguns and carbines for their home defense or general readiness long gun. This is interesting because, as I and …

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