Category Archives: Self Defense

The 2016 Best Survival Knife Guide

A survival knife is a reliable, durable, and multi-purpose tool that can be used in a variety of ways to aid in your survival. Either to cut flesh, shape various materials, or pry things open, a quality survival knife can accomplish most tasks. It’s important to note before we delve into the details that there is no “Best Survival knife” as it all depends on your environment and where you’re most likely to find yourself when SHTF. For instance, the air force will issue pilots with an ASEK or “Aircrew Survival Egress Knife” which usually features a saw on the spine of the blade to cut through thin aircraft skin and acrylic glass. The Army on the other hand will issue survival knives with a flat spine for batoning through firewood. If you’re tight on space and require concealment, you may want to consider a folding knife but that comes at the expense of being less durable. As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a survival knife.

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Blade Types and Edges That Every Prepper Should Know

Every blade type has it’s purpose, they all have advantages and disadvantages. It’s important that you become familiar with the blade types so that you can better utilize them when SHTF. For the beginner urban survivalists, blade types aren’t as critical but if you’re planning for the long term and expect society to collapse and never come back…. invest in a variety of quality blades to better deal with the jobs required in an urban survival situation.

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The Second Amendment, Gun Control, and Important Quotes Every Prepper Should Know

 

There is a war on our constitutional rights, and unless you stand and up and fight for our freedoms, we are doomed to slavery. It’s our duty as Americans to protect this country from a tyrannical government.

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Top 5 Self Defense Techniques For Hand To Hand Combat

 
As the coming collapse approaches, violence and crime will skyrocket throughout society, regardless of how affluent your community may be. As people become more and more desperate they’ll go to further lengths to acquire what they need to survive, even if that means hurting others. It’s human nature and there’s not much that can be done to change that. One thing we can do though to better survive in the coming violent world is too become proficient in combat which includes: knife fighting, firearms proficiency, unarmed combat, primitive weapon use and basic squad tactics. This article will cover the most efficient tactics for unarmed combat.
 
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THE SAS+ SECURITY HANDBOOK Review

In the SAS+ SECURITY HANDBOOK the insight and expertise that has made the SAS respected throughout the world has now been applied to every aspect of personal security:

  • SECURITY IN THE HOME
  • SECURITY IN THE STREET
  • SECURITY IN THE CAR
  • SECURITY ABROAD
  • GAP YEAR TRAVEL
  • TERRORISM
  • BUSINESS SECURITY
  • WORKING IN HOSTILE REGIONS

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Home Defense Emergency Survival Kit

When SHTF, people will get desperate! Those caught unprepared will resort to violence, brutality, and theft. We believe in charity but a line needs to be drawn when your own families survival comes at stake. To protect your family/friends from the violent hoards you’ll need to have a plan and the skills to defend your home from intruders. The gear listed below are pricey, but we feel you should never cheap out on gear when it comes to urban survival because the quality of your gear could mean the difference between life and death. Keep in mind that this kit is a work in progress and we would greatly appreciate any input you could give us. If you want to contribute to this site and the prepping community at large, offer your feedback below. Thanks!

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The SAS+ SECURITY HANDBOOK – the ultimate guide to keeping yourself safe at home and overseas

The security tricks and techniques of the SAS are revealed in an essential new book that will help readers to stay safe – wherever and whoever they are. The SAS+ Security Handbook is a must-read, packed with survival advice that is practical, simple to implement and could save your life.

 

Written by renowned ex-SAS security expert Andrew Kain, this 230-page handbook (available as both a paperback and digital download) provides the most reliable, authoritative and respected security information on the market.

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What is the Best SHTF Rifle?

We at the Urban Survival Network have to come to an unanimous decision regarding this question, the best rifle for when SHTF is the Smith & Wesson M&P AR15 Sport. With the average price at about $900 you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck with this rifle. In terms of performance, there are better rifles on the market but we’ve gone with this SHTF rifle for the following 5 reasons:

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