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Reducing your EDC by recognizing and employing soft skills

Reducing your EDC by recognizing and employing soft skills

When I started out this whole EDC thing I watched an endless amount of YouTube videos and read a lot of articles attempting to wrap my arms around what gear to get and why. In order to determine what gear I needed, that required me to purchase several knives, lights and other items over a […]

Self Defense Basics: 5 Easy Tips

How does self defense start? Recently, I received an email from a woman about concealed carry from a female perspective. This woman, we’ll call her Lucy, was seeking my advice because she had experienced a self defense scare of her own and wanted to take steps to protect herself and her children. Lucy hadn’t previously […]

6 survival knots you should know how to tie

6 survival knots you should know how to tie

Here at SOFREP.com we delve into myriad issues beyond news and information on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and intelligence agencies.  The topics covered range from everyday carry (EDC) to how to survive a mass shooting.  We touch on nearly everything in between, as well, from personal security and weapons to everyday tactical thinking. We want you, the readers, […]

How to Select Firewood in the Forest and Cut it Without an Axe or Saw

How to Select Firewood in the Forest and Cut it Without an Axe or Saw

The Russian Style of Survival is a part of the large complicated system of the Russian (Soviet) hand-to-hand fighting, which includes hand-to-hand fighting itself, knife fighting, shooting, healing practices, fitness exercises, self-development and finally, survival. The Russian Style of Survival has two characteristic traits, which makes it different from any other approach. Survival skills are […]

Watch: Man Hacks | Jungle Survival

Watch: Man Hacks | Jungle Survival

Make a Fire in the Jungle No match, no problem. What you’ll need: A machete or sharp knife; bamboo; char cloth; rock; flint; steel Jungle Chair Pop a squat in the woods. Directions: Cut two sticks at the same length. Sharpen one end on both sticks. Stab the sticks into the ground, a little more […]

Make a Campfire Last All Night

Watch: Make a Campfire Last All Night

Learning to start a fire in the woods is a skill everyone should learn. Fire can keep you warm, cook your food, purify your water, and keep predators at bay. However getting a fire started is only the beginning. It is harder than you think to keep a campfire going all night. Traditionally you will […]

Fire Building with Damp Wood | 100 Deadly Skills Survival Edition

Fire Building with Damp Wood | 100 Deadly Skills Survival Edition

Getting a sustainable fire started may be a matter of life and death in certain situations. Knowing how to get that fire started in all conditions is a must. To increases your chances of survivability you need to prepare ahead of time when going into the woods hiking, backpacking or hunting. I have covered some […]