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Don’t Tread on Me – What It Means Today

In This, That, and The Other by Jesse Mathewson

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 …

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Best Survival Knife for Under $100

In Knives and Related Topics by Jesse Mathewson

Best, this word always brings to mind the 80’s ninjitsu and various karate/TKD/dance kick-boxing martial arts superstars. Best is at subjective and a useless measurement of anything. This said, I and many others, have done enough recorded testing to be able to give you a short list of good survival knives. In fact, I believe quite strongly that as long …

CRKT Folding Knives – Kommer Free Range Folding Knife Review

In Knives and Related Topics by Jesse Mathewson

From the many manuals I have collected over the years, a truly solid hunting knife/ skinning knife is many things. Here are a few quotes from some of my favorites. “Use a knife with a blade at least four inches long, a guard, and a large handle. A small knife can turn sideways in your hand when it hits bone. …

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What Are The Best Survival Knives For The Money

In Knives and Related Topics by Jesse Mathewson

Written by – Jesse Mathewson One of the most underrated and over marketed essential components of a bug out, survival, bushcrafters kit are the knife, or in my case knives. Since the rollover in 2000 and failure to collapse of anything at that time, the prepper, survival world has blossomed as an entirely new industry. This has led to knife …

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Morakniv Companion Review – It’s A Great Knife For A Great Price!

In Knives and Related Topics by Jesse Mathewson

Choosing a knife for purposes of survival, bushcrafting or simple camping is a bit of a chore. The Morakniv Companion is an amazing choice regardless of your location on this ball of dirt and water which we live. It comes in stainless steel and carbon steel versions, this review and article are using the carbon steel version! (Disclaimer, I do use the HD (heavy-duty) …

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Palmetto State Armory (PSA) AR-15 Review

In This, That, and The Other by Jesse Mathewson

Palmetto State Armory firearms are a “MADE entirely IN America” firearms manufacturer that has created a stand out product within an industry full of products. There have been dozens even hundreds of AR15 manufacturers within the United States, among these, there are few that hold up to the full expectations of what an AR15 can be. Modern AR15s can be extremely reliable, accurate, and …

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How Many Rounds Of Ammo Does A Prepper Need?

In Prepping and Survivalism by Jesse Mathewson

There is an economic concept, the law of diminishing returns, that can be applied to your life. The law of diminishing returns refers to a point at which the benefits are less than the amount of effort invested. This applies directly to ammunition stored for personal use and firearms as well as general prepping supplies. I should add that I …

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Best Folding Knives For Self-Defense

In Knives and Related Topics by Jesse Mathewson

Using a knife for self-defense is difficult at best and deadly to the wielder in the worse case. Training is essential, and not your friendly TKO/Americanized karate instructor either. I firmly recommend if you decide to carry a knife for self-defense get training from someone who has experience using one. Personally, the recommendation for bladed defense will always be the …

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Top 20 Firearms Priced Under $1000 With Most Under $500

In Home Security and Self-Defense by Jesse Mathewson

“According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.” Sun Tsu (For the sake of continuity all facts pertaining to ballistics are listed as links at the end of the article, and not within the article. I have not submitted my own testing results, simply because from experience, I have found people ignore my results if they go against what …