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Lockpicking for Urban Survival

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This video comes from the Lockpicking 101 guide from my website www.blackscoutsurvival.com. Lockpicking can be an invaluable skill in an urban survival or escape and evasion situation. It can also show just how easily locks can be defeated and how you can apply this to your own security within your home. In this video we will di[…] Continue Reading

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Survival Firearms Part II: The Pump Shotgun

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If the .22 rifle is the first firearm to acquire for survival, the pump shotgun is absolutely a good choice for the second. While the .22 rifle will handle small game hunting and reasonably sized animals, the pump shotgun can address hunting birds in flight and literally every animal on the North American continent. The wide var[…] Continue Reading

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Stay or Go?

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When placed in a survival situation the normal protocol is to stay put. This aids SAR (search and rescue) teams in finding you by conducting grid searches in relation to your last known location. Does this same rule apply to a natural disaster or civil unrest situation? The answer is yes and no. As we say in the military “the si[…] Continue Reading

Smart Use of Light at Night

Smart Use of Light at Night

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Until humans are able to see in the dark, it is a good idea to always have a flashlight with you. Ask any law enforcement officer how quickly a basement can turn daytime to night and you’ll understand why carrying a flashlight is important in your everyday carry. While there are countless options on the market from incandescent […] Continue Reading

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Lost Proofing

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Kevin Estela shows preventive measures the outdoorsman can take to ensure he stays found. Common sense, skills and quality gear help in the field but these should not stop him from stacking every odd in his favor before he heads into the field.