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In part one of the World’s Greatest Survival Vest, you are shown how useful a survival vest can be. In part two,

the use of a survival vest in a urban survival situation will be covered. In part three, we will compare a survival vest to a tactical vest.

A survival vest is part of a system. When implemented with key components on your belt, and in your pockets, the vest will provide you with all the tools you need in a survival situation – especially if you are separated from your backpack. A survival vest is about redundancy, having more than you need and following the philosophy that two is one, and one is none.

The World’s Greatest Survival Vest is made by Allen, and s a tough vest with multiple pockets and compartments. It holds plenty of gear. It is made well out of a material that does not sag and can handle a heavy load.  I overloaded the vest with tons of survival gear for illustration purposes. The gear you see is not exactly what I might carry.  In part two, I have a different load out.

The survival vest (Allen Big Horn fishing vest) can also be utilized with a day pack or a full size backpack or military ruck. The vest rides high and does not interfere with the waist best on a pack.

The World’s Greatest Survival Vest offers another option for survivalists, backpackers, and preppers.

Part two will highlight the survival vest in an urban survival setting. Part three will contrast and compare the survival vest to a tactical vest.

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As a prepper with over

35 years of intensive experience, I enjoy meeting new people and giving them insight into the reality of prepping and how to survive cataclysmic and long-term, protracted disasters.

In recent years, in part due to an incompetent White House administration and a failing economy, there has been a sharp increase in learning how to prepare for many believe will be a SHTF (shit hit the fan) situation.

With this increased interest in prepping has come a plethora of information, and misinformation, regarding the topic of prepping and survival. My job is to help straighten out the mess and give people sound information. I have done this through video, live seminars, training other preppers to become instructors, and private consultations. I am a professional prepper and will work under

legal contractual agreement.

My specialties include designing and building Gen 4 Survival Retreats, retreat security, advanced bug out strategies, long-term food storage, water procurement, energy production, self defense strategies, and more.

I will be speaking and holding seminars across the nation this summer including stops in major cities in Florida. If you want to meet new preppers and survivalists, and learn more about prepping, I recommend that you can join our meetup group.

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The mudjam is a great place to view and inquire about the details of building a bug out vehicle capable of operating effectively off road. There were so many potential bug out vehicle BOV concepts that it boggles the mind. If you are a prepper, you certainly can see the potential capabilities that these vehicles have. You are also aware of the need for a bug out vehicle.

The Saint Lucie Mudjam 2013 is located in Saint Lucie County, Florida. It is a 3 day event held on 500 acres. The event featured mud racing, mud bogs, music, camping, bonfires, and a great time for everyone. The girls cialis est il en vente libre en espagne got a little “wild” at night.

This is a great place to view and inquire about the details of building a bug out vehicle capable of operating effectively off road.

Because I messed up and ran my batteries down, I only video taped part of the races, and a few vehicles in the parking area. I did not shoot the Mud Bogs, music, bonfire and other wild events. Hope you enjoy the vid and hope to see you there next time.

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Smith & Wesson Knife is acknowledged as one of the greatest gun makers in the world. But how do Smith & Wesson knives stack up when compared to other blades? In this in-depth review, Patriot Prepper gives you the low down on S & W knives.

Patriot Prepper owns over 30 Smith and Wesson knives and has used some of them on a daily basis. With the low cost of their knives, it is possible to have multiple blades to place in bug out bags, vehicles, your home, and your retreat.

Smith & Wesson knives are designed for tactical use, but are highly usable in a utility role. In the personal opinion of Patriot Prepper, the quality of S & W knives are not on par with S & W guns. They are very good knives but not exceptional.

The designs are pleasing, the features very good, but consistency

in the quality control leave the knives lacking when it compares to S & W greatness. With a little effort, the blades could be tweaked by S & W into a high end competitive blade. But what the heck, S & W blades are priced RIGHT!

In there niche, S & W seem to own the market, with few competitors competing in their price bracket with all the ruggedness and features of their knives. This of course could be disputed.

All and all, the knives in this review can be rated overall between 6 and 7 points on a 10 scale. They are very good knives.

On a price/value ratio, the knives rate higher, due to their low cost. For value, the knives are rated 9 on average.

Patriot Prepper loves S & W knives and believe they could fulfill the needs of a prepper who is on a budget. They are rugged, durable, and will perform when needed.

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In practically every survival or prepping forum there is a post asking questions like what is your favorite survival items, or in this case what are your “Top Three Items for Survival?” I recently answered a similar question in a forum, this is essentially what I wrote.

Hope I never get stuck with only three items. But if I did, they would be as follows.

1. A quality knife. I have many so different survival knives, it would be hard to pick just one. At all times, I have multiple knives on my person and BOB. 

A knife is my number one choice survival tool. It can be used for self defense, shelter building, as well as skinning and cleaning fish and game. (Illustrated above is the Cold Steel Recon Scout. The Recon Scout is a basic survival knife of acceptable quality and price value.)

2. Metal water carrier. I would need something to carry water and to boil it for drinking. Without water we don’t get do far!!!

This is a Guyot Designs Stainless Steel Water Bottle – The Backpacker. It is heavy duty and once the top is removed can be used to boil and carry water. 

3. Fire starter. I carry about 4 or 5 different types of fire starting methods and materials. A blast match or quality magnesium stick would work fine. Fire is what distinguishes us from the monkeys (almost). Nice to have fire!!!!

The Blast Match from Ultimate Survival Technologies only weighs a few ounces.

Some of the features include:

  • Revolutionary one handed design – an advantage when injured
  • Sparks three times hotter than a standard match
  • Spring loaded rotating flint bar
  • Thousands of strikes
  • Use in all weather conditions, great for backpackers hunters snowmobilers and off road vehicles

The simple tools listed above could save a life. With them you have the potential to survive.

That obviously is a quick little post. But if you think about it, those three little items really could save your life. Of course you would also have to have the number one survival tool of all time. Hope you know what that is. Yes, it’s a well trained brain. 

A well trained and disciplined survivalist or prepper could take the 3 simple items listed above and save their life. They could survive!

Now many preppers are not survivalists in the sense of practicing primitive survival skills. In many ways, preppers actually attempt to prepare for events so that they do not have to rely on primitive survival skills. But what if you become separated from your retreat location, or you can’t reach your BOB – bug out bag?  I believe you would be wishing  you had practiced some of those primitive skills that you may have neglected. 

I also realize that in our modern nanny state, passive society, even carrying a medium or small survival knife, a metal water carrier, and a fire starter is not an easy task. Yet, if we are to survive long enough to get to our cache or retreat, we just may need to find ways to carry some of the basic necessities without carrying a full blown BOB. 

I personally carry almost everything I need to get myself to where I need to be if the SHTF should happen, including a firearm. It’s not always easy, but in time you will develop the means and creative measures needed to insure your preparedness and safety. Whether a Maxpedition Verispak, small student backpack, or simply carrying the items on your body, you should have with you the tools you need in order to get to another location. 

Along with have the tools you need to survive, you also need the skills. Don’t be a list maker with out buying the tools. In the same vein, don’t just buy the tools you need without learning how to use them. Be prepared, be safe!

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“Proof that the NEW WORLD ORDER has been planned by the elite. Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society, predicted today’s problems with uncanny accuracy back in 1958 and prescribed solutions in 1974 that are very similar to Ron Paul’s positions today. This is proof that there are plans in place by the elite to systemically disassemble US sovereignty.”

Robert Welch’s words as far back as 1958 are prophetic and descriptive of what is happening today. The elite international bankers have been busy. Their New World Order plans are marching ahead and are fast becoming a reality.

I have been tracking and doing battle with the New World Order for over 30 years. Year by year, we seem to lose ground and the international bankers gain more control over humanity. They have planned and orchestrated every boom and bust in the economy, stock market, and real estate since the inception of this country. Today they are busy manipulating countries around the world. Their plan is unfolding, just as Robert Welch predicted. 

If they succeed, America will lose its sovereignty, our Constitution, and our liberty. We will become global citizens, or more accurately: Global Slaves.

If you are a patriot, it is time to start fighting for liberty – time to put an end to the global tyranny these evil people are planning. It is time to stand up and take back our nation. 

Keep on Prepping,
Patriot Prepper