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Posted On August 24, 2016By J.D. WilliamsIn Products, Self Defense, Spotlights

What’s In Your Bedside Drawer?

By James C. Jones We spend about one-third of our lives in bed so there is a thirty-percent chance that the life or death emergency will strike while you are in bed. In that moment everything will depend on what you can reach right now. Think about it. You wake up in the dark and the house is shaking from an earthquake, a bomb blast or a tornado. You wake up in the dark and smell smoke or noxious fumes from a chemical incident. You wake up in the darkRead More
Senior Airman Shealyn Storm, 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron, attempts to disarm Capt. Daniel Dittrich, 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, using a long-gun takeaway technique she learned during a Krav Maga class. The class, once only offered to the members of the 352nd SOSS, is now open to all members of the 352nd Special Operations Group. The class is taught by trained instructors assigned to the 352nd SOG's security forces flight.

Posted On August 1, 2016By J.D. WilliamsIn Self Defense

Krav Maga Self Defense Training for Women

By Amy Aumick Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the 1930s and 1940s by martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld. He was a boxer and wrestler who, after immigrating to Israel, began to provide lessons on combat training to soldiers there. Eventually, these soldiers formed the IDF and Lichtenfeld’s system of combat became formally known as Krav Maga. The name in Hebrew can be translated as “contact combat.” The root word krav means “combat” and maga means “contact.” Krav Maga is not classified asRead More
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Posted On July 18, 2016By Raina KuptzIn Outdoors

Survival Food

By Mark Kaz For most people, picking and choosing meals is easy. They may have packed a freezer with everything from alphabet soup to zucchini. While daily life usually doesn’t bear the reality of it all being changed any time soon, that mindset is sure to be wrong sooner than later. When the change does come, many people just didn’t prepare. As a survivalist one question I’m asked most is what the best food prep is and why. For someone who’s just starting out on the preparedness and survival journeyRead More

Posted On July 6, 2016By Raina KuptzIn News

Check out Summer BOM!

Take a look at our Summer 2016 Issue of BugOut MAG! Learn how to forage for meals! Prepare for blackouts! And learn what happens in a water crisis. BOM Summer 2016 – Print – $8.95 BOM Summer 2016 – Kindle Edition – $5.00Read More

Posted On June 29, 2016By Raina KuptzIn News

GLEPE is Coming to Flint, MI!

Are you in the Great Lakes region? Are you a prepper, survivalist, or just someone interested in being more prepared for emergencies or unforeseen circumstances? The Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo is coming to the Dort Event Center in Flint this October, and it’s a show you don’t want to miss! The Great Lakes Preparedness Expo is for newcomers and established preppers alike. Here you will find all different areas of survival and preparedness: food and storage and preparation, water safety and filtration, hunting and outdoor gear, emergency preparedness, governmentRead More

Posted On June 8, 2016By J.D. WilliamsIn Outdoors, Wilderness Survival

Fire: Nature’s Multitool

By Mark Kaz When it comes to building a bug out bag (BOB), having the right gear will make surviving the crisis at hand much easier. The acquisition of individual tools and gear can become challenging in building your BOB, not only in price, but weight and space too. One answer to this challenge is a multi-tool, a must-have for your BOB. These tools combine all the attributes mentioned above into one very useful product. Well-manufactured multi-tools are sturdy and come with a multitude of applications. Did you know thatRead More

Posted On May 27, 2016By J.D. WilliamsIn Outdoors, Wilderness Survival

Camping in Bad Weather

Here is a great article from our sister publication, Surplus Today, on weather preparedness when camping. Be sure to check Surplus Today out at! By Ellie Matama According to, 45.07 million people in the USA– 14% of the general population – went camping in the spring of 2015. It goes without saying that camping is one of the best recreational activities that you can do outdoors – on your own or with other people. So, why not join the crowd? Oh, wait! You will need to have allRead More

Posted On April 6, 2016By J.D. WilliamsIn Products, Self Defense

Pick The Perfect Pepper Spray

by Anthony Yeary Many people would regard the handgun as the best defensive option. However, there are many reasons why you may decide not to carry one in case of emergency whether it is for legal or personal reasons. When firearms are not an option, chemical sprays can be a suitable alternative. If you do carry a handgun, chemical sprays can be a good complement to your firearm because they are a great force multiplier. To those out there who have considered carrying chemical sprays for defense, here is aRead More

Posted On March 9, 2016By Raina KuptzIn Outdoors, Wilderness Survival

Kaz vs. Wild Recaps GLEPE Birch Run

Kaz of Kas Vs. Wild has done a recap on Great Lakes Preparedness Expo in Birch Run from last October – check out his video!Read More
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Posted On March 7, 2016By J.D. WilliamsIn Practical Skills

Sewing to Survive

by Shanta Hayes Knit 1, Purl 2, Slip, Slip, Yarn Over, Run What is this crazy combination of words? It’s a combination of stitches from various needle arts: knitting, crochet and basic sewing. They represent a set of skills that may be useful in a variety of situations at any given time in life. For example, when a friend asks, “Can you fix a zipper?” or “Oh my gosh, that scarf is so pretty. Where’d you get it?” You can answer: “I make these things myself, would you like toRead More