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February Fishing Fails Will Foil Your Fun

Even if you’ve never gone fishing in your entire life – and never plan to – please don’t ignore this.  You may find yourself in a position someday where if you don’t catch a fish, you don’t eat. And if...

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gear , survival

Are Your Pets Prepared for Winter’s Second Half?

So far, many parts of the country have experienced a relatively mild winter. Temperatures in most areas have been a little above average and snowfall has been slightly less than normal.  Of course, that’s what occurred through the first half...

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food , gear , survival

Warehouse Full of Unused Aid Found in Puerto Rico... Heads Are Rolling

A verbal battle is going on in Puerto Rico. It's between former Housing Secretary Fernando Gil Ensenat and Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced. So far, Vazquez seems to be leading. After all, she fired Ensenat last weekend. But he's not going...

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food , survival

My love/hate relationship with the M.R.E.

MRE: Three letters that will evoke a range of emotions to any service member and veteran. Meal, Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the "MRE" – is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the United States Department of...

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Why Should I Prepare for an Emergency That Might Not Happen?

There are many people out there telling us we need to prepare for an emergency. 4Patriots is among them. In fact, we’ve been doing this for well over 10 years now. But there are plenty of others. Including the U.S....

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food , gear , power , survival

Extreme Weather Events Aren't New... But They Are Getting Worse

If you look at a list of average temperatures for various areas across the country, they seem pretty... well, average. Same with average amounts of rainfall and snowfall. And ditto with typical wind speeds. The "average" day everywhere in the...

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gear , power , survival

Tactical vs. Regular Flashlights

I’m guessing that just about everyone over the age of 5 has used a standard flashlight at one time or another. Basic flashlights have been around longer than when many of us were kids. And they have not really changed...

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Caucuses to Start February 3... Will This Be Their Last Year?

Caucus. It’s a word we’re starting to hear frequently again. But not quite as often as we used to. I’ll explain why in a moment. What is a caucus? This might be a good time for a review. A caucus...

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food , gear , power , survival

How to cook when "roughing it"

I look back on my time in the SEALs with great pride. Not just for the things we accomplished, but the lessons I learned that have now become second nature. Things I’ll never forget, that are important no matter what...

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