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Category: Survival

How to Choose the Right Survival Knife for YOU!

How to Choose the Right Survival Knife for YOU!

I carry a knife with me almost everywhere I go, and I have a variety of knives that I like. In the military and as an agent I always had a knife with me, sometimes more than one. The Air Force actually issued me the knife shown below.

Get Out Alive: A Guide for Urban Survival by Derek Smith

Get Out Alive: A Guide for Urban Survival by Derek Smith

When it comes to urban survival, there is no one size fits all solution. You must prepare in various ways when it comes to surviving an emergency or crisis situation. Each situation may require a different and possibly unique set of skills to deal with the crisis. Because of this, it’s important for you to Read More

Hellenic Navy SEALs & Combat Breath-Holding Tactics by Mark Hatmaker

Hellenic Navy SEALs & Combat Breath-Holding Tactics by Mark Hatmaker

The Importance of Knowing How To Swim A recent series of water-related tragedies reminds us of, at the very least, the vital importance of the ability to swim, and for the ready-warriors of the world an ability that goes a bit beyond that.

Building a Basic 3 Day Survival Kit by Derek Smith

Building a Basic 3 Day Survival Kit by Derek Smith

Are You Prepared? As a counterintelligence agent living and working in Turkey, I would go on 30-day missions where I was operating alone with absolutely no backup. If the shit hit the fan, there was no one for me to call for help. My team was over 100 miles away and would definitely not get Read More

5 Tips to Surviving in the Urban Jungle

5 Tips to Surviving in the Urban Jungle

Have You Ever Heard This Term Before? In the military (and sometimes in law enforcement) we use the term “combat arms”. Have you ever heard of it? Many have not, but because you are a loyal reader of the Fight Fast blog, you probably have.

Train to Survive Like a Soldier by Derek Smith

Train to Survive Like a Soldier by Derek Smith

The Reality of Training Like a Soldier As many of you probably know, I served in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, so I have had a LOT of military training. While in the army I worked as a counterintelligence Interrogator and an Army Criminal Investigations Special Agent. The aim of any army soldier when Read More