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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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
An overview of tracking and scarring on steep inclines, an ideal location for deception trails and booby traps.
As a Navy SEAL I learned that there is no such thing as good enough and as SEAL Sniper I learned close enough is enough to get someone killed. Everything we did in training and on missions was done with the goal of perfection – anything less and we went back to the drawing board and figured out a way to go from good to great to […] Continue Reading
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
A lot of people have a preconceived idea about the difference between a survivalist and a prepper. Because a lot of you on this site are quite familiar with the idea of what a survivalist is, today I thought I’d start from there and give you an idea of what I think a prepper is. Much of what people think about survivalists[…] Continue Reading
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
Color change in vegetation provides insights into disturbances to the terrain, which is very useful in tracking targets.
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.
Just because you’re “the hunted” doesn’t mean you have to be “the prey”. Here are my top tips to outlast the chase and make it to safety. Have a plan, but be prepared to improvise. Know that you may have to choose between survival and escape. Sometimes escape may mean succumbing to the elements—weigh the balance and […] Continue Reading