Monthly Archive: September 2018

Don’t Tread on Me – What It Means Today

Of the many slogans that have been socially adopted by some as a banner, and others as the new evil to kill, the line, “Don’t tread on me” is easily among the top ten over the past few years. To find out what it means today we need to look at where it came from, and why. It is a flag, as well as a slogan, and I hope to help you understand it better....

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How To Be A Prepper With A Disability

by W. D. Sultemeier – The Wheelchair Prepper When MD asked for readers’ help I responded with a suggestion for an article about and for the prepper who finds himself in a handicapped situation. I really meant the suggestion for MD to take the ball and run with it but he turned the table and challenged me to prepare a guest post. I was diagnosed with a syrinx on my thoracic spinal cord in 1996....

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Colorado Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Colorado conjures images of the Rocky Mountains, snow-capped ski slopes and wide-open space. Colorado is not the most restrictive state in terms of knife laws, but it is certainly not the most relaxed either. As a state that falls in the middle of being knife friendly and knife-restrictive, it is important to understand which knives are legal to own and carry, whether open or concealed. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on...

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Maryland Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Maryland’s knife laws have been under scrutiny lately. The Chesapeake State is not only in close proximity to the Washington, D.C., but it is the home to one of the most violent cities in America, Baltimore, which reported 98.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in 2018.[i] However, it is not just a surge in violent crimes that have brought Maryland’s knife laws back into focus. It is the prohibition on the possession of switchblade knives,...

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Knife Laws in Maine – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Maine has some of the most picturesque landscapes in the United States. It only makes sense that the state most known for lobster would allow permit possession of most types of knives. Indeed, it is legal to own all types of knives in the Pine Tree State including switchblades and automatic knives. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here...

California knife laws

California Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Knives laws in the Golden State are not as complicated as they initially seem. California is a big state and there is no state law preemption. Surprisingly, however, California is relatively relaxed in terms of ownership.  Broadly speaking, carrying knives whether open or concealed is legal in California. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here to see what it is on...

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Indiana Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

It is not surprising that Indiana is touted as one of the best states for knife enthusiasts to live. Unlike most states, switchblades are legal to own and carry in the Hoosier State. However, like many states, Indiana recently overturned a knife ban that began in the 1950s. The historic ban on switchblades arguably began in 1954 when Representative James Delaney of New York authored the first bill submitted to Congress banning the sale of...

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New York State Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Just like life in New York, with its skyscrapers, crowds and around-the-clock access to almost anything imaginable, knife laws in the Empire State are relatively confusing.  New York, like many states, outlaws ownership of knives that are adapted for use as a weapon. Additionally, ballistic knives, metal knuckle knives, cane swords, and throwing stars are also illegal to own. Much discussion about knives in New York revolves around switchblades and the distinction between a folding...

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Hawaii Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Hawaii is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The Aloha State is known for many things, including blue waters, volcanoes, and hibiscus flowers. As a tourist haven, one can expect that Hawaii would not be the most knife-friendly. However, open carry is legal in Hawaii. Additionally, there are relatively few restrictions on knife ownership compared to other mainland states. As an example, one cannot own balisongs, butterfly knives or switchblades – a...

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New Hampshire Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

New Hampshire is one of the original thirteen colonies. Only three years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the first settlers inhabited present-day Portsmouth. When New Hampshire adopted its own constitution in January of 1776, that founding history of leadership and independence was underscored. While the state motto of “Live Free or Die” was not officially adopted until 1945, it is arguably the most well-known state motto and undoubtedly rings true – particularly as it...