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The Quick Draw

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Sayoc Kali practitioners work to develop their quick draw skills as this technique with the blade is applicable in multiple scenarios. This ability to access the blade and present it quickly within a fight is an important attribute in winning, not just surviving this exchange. The quickdraw can happen at anytime, and understand […] Continue Reading

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Map, Compass, and Land Navigation

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Getting lost leads to rushing, to panic and problems. Avoid trouble by learning how to navigate using map and compass in this free handout by Kevin Estela. Find out what can be done with just a compass, with just a map and what can be done when both tools are used together. Learn how to gauge distance, how to triangulate locatio[…] Continue Reading

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Rope Manipulations for Self-rescue

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Rope and line is used for self-rescue but would you know how to manipulate it to save your life? In this video, Kevin Estela demonstrates the technique to tie a one-handed bowline to loop around the body as well as how to use a prussik knot for hauling, ascending and as an emergency brake. He demonstrates how to use a flashlight[…] Continue Reading

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Emergency Communications

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When a British Special Air Service (SAS) patrol became isolated and compromised deep behind enemy lines in Iraq during the Gulf War of 1991, it wasn’t for want of trying that they failed to make contact with friendly forces and arrange an emergency evacuation. A brief but vicious firefight had seen the destruction of their[…] Continue Reading

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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