Is It True That “People Who Carry Tactical Pens Can’t Fight?”

People Who Carry Tactical Pens "Can't Fight"?

One of the things about reading self-defense information on the Internet is that anybody can say anything.

Recently I stumbled across a YouTube video that was all about how people who carry “kubotans” can't fight.

This caught my attention, because a kubotan, a tactical pen, and a flashlight are all the same thing.

(They're all small, rigid objects that people use as force multipliers in a fight.)

That means the guy in the video was telling a whole lot of people they're not capable of protecting themselves.

So, I gotta ask…

Is It True That People Who Carry Tactical Pens “Can't Fight”?

People Who Carry Tactical Pens "Can't Fight"?
People Who Carry Tactical Pens “Can't Fight”?

There's a short answer to that question, of course.

I mean, people ask inflammatory questions like that because they're trying to drive “clickbait” “hate-views,” you know?

Tell somebody they're stupid, or they can't fight, and they'll fall over themselves to tell you that you're wrong.

But in this case, the answer to that question – is it TRUE that you can't fight if you carry one of these tools – is obviously NO.

But you might be surprised by WHY it's “no.”

People who carry tactical pens, kubotans (sometimes called “yawara”) and small flashlights as striking tools all have different amounts of training.

But anybody carrying one of these tools understands one super-important thing:

These tools all work because PHYSICS says so.

See, when you hold a rigid object like a tactical pen or a kubotan in your hand, the smaller tip of the object AMPLIFIES the force of your blow.

The kubotan or pen hits HARDER than your fist alone, because the force is concentrated.

And because the pen or kubotan can't feel pain and is a lot harder than your knuckles, what you've got is one HELL of a weapon that makes ANYBODY more prepared for a fight.

But people who carry these tools do make 1 important mistake.

They usually limit themselves to just one tool.

  • If you carry a kubotan, all you have is a dowel – which can hit hard, but can't be used for utility.
  • If you carry a tactical pen, you have a kubotan that also writes, which is great – but it isn't a flashlight.
  • If you carry a flashlight, you can light your way in an emergency… but you don't have a pen to write with.

But what if you could carry ALL these things in the same, compact striking weapon and utility tool?

It's called the STRIKEPEN, and you can see more about it here.

The STRIKEPEN is a milled alloy pen with a scientifically tested texture for a great grip.

It writes well, but it ALSO incorporates a bright LED emitter (as you can see in the picture) and a tungsten striker.

(It even includes interchangeable tools, one of which is a blade, the other of which is a wrench and bottle opener.)

This is the “Swiss Army Knife” of tactical pens – a combination pen, kubotan, and flashlight that can still fly “under the radar” while it's protecting you.

It's easily the best tactical pen I've seen yet… but don't wait to get yours.

The website where I buy them has limited inventory, and once these are gone, they're gone.

Get yours – and get protected – today.

And, hey, the fact that you're more than equipped to fight to protect yourself will be our little secret…

…no matter what random guys on the Internet have to say about it.

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[Vehicle Defense] American Streets Are Now A WARZONE

A few days ago, a man named Garrett Foster was killed on the streets of Austin, Texas.

This was especially disturbing to me, because I only just moved from Texas to Florida!

I used to go down there ALL THE TIME, and trust me, most of the time that area – just a few blocks from the State Capitol – is ANYTHING but a warzone.

When Foster brought an AK-47 to a protest, he may have pointed it at the driver of a car that protesters had surrounded.

The driver says that's why he fired several times, hitting Foster and killing him.

I hate that we're at this point in America, but it's time to take stock of what YOU have in your vehicle to protect yourself from this type of potential attack.

That's because, no matter what side of ANY of these political issues you're on, it could happen to YOU, and you might not get ANY warning!

When American Streets Become A WARZONE

One of the things I've noticed in ALL the news articles about drivers being surrounded is that it's the drivers who immediately become suspects!

Whether they're trying to “gun it” and push through protesters (which gets them charged with a crime for targeting protesters with their vehicles)…

…Or they're shooting at perceived threats, like the person who shot Garrett Foster (who might or might not have been justified in doing so)…

…they always seem to come out on the losing end of our legal system.

Now, I'm not saying not to have a gun.

You NEED a firearm to properly defend yourself.

But in situations like this, which are becoming increasingly common, you ALSO need a less-lethal option that can get protesters off you (and out of your windows, if they're reaching in to attack you).

In other words, you need an option that stops short of pumping them full of lead IF you can avoid it, because that is going to make your life a LOT easier later.

I mean, if you could reduce a guy to a quivering lump of flesh (even just for a second) with a push of a button, without killing him, wouldn't you?

Well, these days, you just never know when a previously “safe” neighborhood could erupt into violence, with your car surrounded by a violent mob!

I've actually written before about how great a stun gun is for vehicle defense.

Now, I'm NOT saying a stun gun is going to create an impenetrable force field around your vehicle, especially if bullets are flying, but…

…A 4.5 million volt hand-held “taser” will make even the biggest, baddest thug poop his pants and hit the ground twitching.

I keep a little bad boy called the Shockwave (or “Execution Torch”) right on the side of my driver's seat, where I can reach it in a second.

The reason it's so great for vehicle defense is that you don't have a lot of room to move inside your car.

A guy reaches in your open window and tries to grab you?

He's about to hear the zzzt-zzzt-zzzt of a few million volts!

While supplies last, one of the websites I work with is offering a great deal on their Shockwave Torch.

With this weapon, you get a force-multiplying tactical light that is easy to use in close quarters and that puts out a LOT of muscle-spasm-inducing electric POWER with every push of a button.

The only problem is, more and more places are passing laws about these… so if you want one one of these deals, you've got to get it while the site still has them in stock.

They're looking to clear out their inventory to stay ahead of new bans, so the time to click here and take advantage of this deal is now.

Things are more dangerous than EVER right now… and you NEED a weapon like this to protect yourself and your family until society gets closer to something like “normal.”

Get one while they're still available.

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Gatka: Combat-Proven Urban Survival Weapon “Sword Fighting” For Civil Unrest

Urban Survival Weapons

You’ve heard me say this more than once…

The best backup survival weapon – the one I even carried with me into combat in the military – is a machete.

I catch a lot of flack for that statement (especially from “gun guys”), but the fact is, when you run out of bullets… your gun gets confiscated or stolen… or it breaks down, you damn well better have a backup you can depend on.

But like any weapon, the machete is only as effective as the person who wields it, right?

That’s why I started training in “sword fighting”years ago.

And in my search for the ultimate sword-fighting system to train in, all I had to do was look at real world stories to see what would I could truly depend on under the extreme conditions of a collapse in infrastructure… civil unrest… and “mass attacks”…

Gatka: Combat-Proven “Urban Survival Weapon” Sword Fighting During Riots & Civil Unrest

Urban Survival Weapons

Gatka (pronounced gut'-ka) is a fighting system developed by the Indian Sikhs (pronounced ‘seeks’) thousands of years ago.

What’s unique to the techniques within Gatka is its double-blade tactics that are meant to defeat a mass attack – a technique that I teach in the advanced version of our “Combat Machete” DVD’s we talk about in our free survival weapons guide here

The unique spinning moves of this double-blade method create a virtual “human blender force field” around your body that can literally hold off any number of attackers.

This isn’t some fantasy mumbo-jumbo.

It’s been “combat proven” in real attacks – even in recent history…

The 1984 Riots – Amritsar, India

In 1984, the Prime Minister of India was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards who were part of an underground anti-government separatist movement.

In retaliation, the Indian Army tried to storm the Sikh holy site, the Golden Temple, and anti-Sikh mobs all across India roamed the streets attacking any Sikh man, woman, or child they could find.

The death toll during the civil unrest is estimated to be up to 8,000.

But the Sikhs’ Gatka warriors weren’t going to lay over and die without a fight…

At the holy Golden Temple, a single Gatka warrior stood at each of the four entrance doors with their two swords, swinging them using their unique double-blade tactics as the Indian Army tried to gain access.

Not one soldier got within 10 yards of any one of the entrances!

But wait until you hear this…

At the same time, out on the streets of Delhi where rioters were carrying out mass beatings and killings, an 80-year old man was attacked while riding his scooter by an anti-Sikh mob of 3,000 people.

When the police arrived at the scene, the attackers fled.

One of the officers who came upon the attack reported…

… “All I could see was an old man, standing sword in hand, and numerous dead bodies lying around him.”

What does this mean for you?

Well, we’ve already seen how quickly mobs can form and attack in the aftermath of a crisis or collapse, haven't we?

While I’m a firm believer in firearms for survival scenarios, they have their limitations and there are times when they’re actually not the best weapon for the job.

That’s why I trust my machete – essentially an “urban survival sword” – as my primary backup.

Not only does it never jam or run out of bullets… but it’s a supreme deadly weapon in the right hands – especially when I’m armed with both of my machetes and use the “human blender” technique I mastered in my Gatka training.

I can show you how to master the machete and other survival weapons here

Using the system I’ve developed over 2 years (blending Gatka, Haitian, and African fighting systems, as well as my own techniques), I’ve found a way to show ANYONE how to quickly become a complete badass with the machete.

And yes, that includes even more “advanced” methods such as the double-blade technique covered in “Combat Machete 2”.

I highly suggest you start with our free survival weapons guide now and see for yourself how easy my Gatka-based system is to master.

It takes very little practice once you learn the basic principles (I can show you how to master them in only 7 days) and the skills flow so easily that you never seem to lose them at all – they’re always there, ready to defend you and those you love when things get “extreme”.

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5 Urban Survival “Knife/Machete Sharpening” Hacks. . .

Let me ask you a weird question…

Have you ever tried shaving with a razor that’s like waaaaaaaay past the point you SHOULD have replaced it with a fresh one?

Now if you’re one of those tactical dudes who's been sporting a “military contractor beard” since you were 11, then probably not.

But for the REST of us, it brings back painful memories of that common, “ACK!” response and spending the next 37 minutes staring into the bathroom mirror armed with a giant roll of toilet paper, desperately trying to stop that tiny nick's never-ending “blood-fest” in time to get to work.

Bottom line… a blade (ANY blade) is only as effective as it is SHARP, right?

And when it comes to survival tools and weapons (like your knife and machete), keeping it’s edge “mission-ready” can be a real challenge if you’re in an extreme survival scenario where your blade is getting a lot of use, but resources are scarce and there’s no handy-dandy professional sharpening service down the block.

Right? So…

Here Are 5 Knife- And Machete-Sharpening Hacks For Extreme Survival Scenarios…

Machete And Knife Sharpening Tips For Field Use
Machete And Survival Knife Sharpening Hacks

#1 – Use A Car Window

The untreated edge of a car window can do a great job of sharpening the blade of your machete.

The top of the car window isn't coated.

All you need to do is place the blade against the window edge while tilting it to match the window edge angle.

Then make at least three passes along the length of the blade.

(Flip it over and do the other side as well.)

Even if you don't have a car, in an urban survival situation, finding a vehicle to sharpen your machete shouldn't be a problem.

#2 – Use The Bottom Of A Ceramic Coffee Mug

There are knife sharpeners made of ceramic.

Simply turn the ceramic coffee mug over on a firm, flat surface.

Draw the blade across the unfinished edge of the bottom of the mug and sharpen like in the instructions above.

#3 – Use A Smooth Stone

Yep, gonna go all Conan the Barbarian on this one.

(This one is better if you're near a water source such as a river since it works best with a really smooth stone.)

A smooth stone can work just like a sharpening stone.

#4 – Use An Emery Board

Sure, it's not something most guys carry around.

But if you plan ahead, it's light and hardly takes up any space.

Simply place the emery board on a flat, surface and use the technique mentioned above.

It probably works better on a knife, but for a machete it can work in a pinch.

Desperate times, right?

#5 – Use A Knife

Being the prepared survivalist that you are, you'll have another knife handy.

Simply draw the machete blade across the back spine of the knife.

Repeat this on both sides of the machete blade.

But let's face it… you won't always have these sharpening options handy.

I mean, who carries a coffee mug into an urban survival situation anyway, right? (Other than someone with a serious caffeine addiction, that is. 🙂

The Ultimate Way To Keep All Your
Survival Blades Super Sharp…

When it all comes down to it, the words of my old Drill Sergeant rings true…

… you can't polish a turd!

In other words, the main factor in having a sharp blade is to make sure you buy a machete designed for holding an edge.

That's why – when I designed our Guardian “urban survival machete”, I tested out all the popular types of steel to use for the blade.

I hate to brag, but it really is the toughest machete on the planet and all you have to do is watch our “machete torture test” video here, to see for yourself…

When I think about the actual experience I had in desert, jungle, arctic, and urban environments —  including in COMBAT — a knife wouldn't even come CLOSE to doing what I needed it to do.

I think you'll agree, but you should check it out for yourself.

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Machete Fighting: A Reader “Mind Tricks” A ROAD RAGER

Machete Fight Jedi Mind Trick

“All I could think, Jeff,” a reader said to me, “was what if it didn't work?”

That was the amazing opening line of an email I received not long ago from a reader who has trained in our Combat Machete program.

He lives in a state where he can't easily get a handgun… so his machete is his go-to defensive tool, and he carries it in his car.

Well, when a road-raging driver followed him into a parking lot, he knew that machete was the only thing that stood between him and getting beaten or even murdered.

But, knowing that a deadly fight might land him in jail, he tried one, desperate “Jedi mind trick” move first…

How To Avoid A Machete Fight… With MIND CONTROL?

How To Avoid A Machete Fight… With MIND CONTROL?

Machete Fight Jedi Mind Trick
Machete Fight Jedi Mind Trick
Now, I'm a big fan of defusing a fight before it happens, if you can.

I mean, that just makes common sense, right?

But my reader, Bill – who has followed MCS for a long time – also believes in being prepared for any threat.

That's why he had one of our MCS Guardian machetes in his car, and that's why he's trained to use it.

But he knows – just like you and I do – that if you do have to use potentially lethal force, you may have to go to court to prove that what you did was justified.

That's just a fact of our legal system.

So when he was on the highway, driving to his “essential job,” he wasn't looking for trouble with the driver who was speeding and pacing him.

When that road-raging driver followed Bill off the highway and into a parking lot, Bill knew he was in trouble – and he had forgotten his phone when he left the house, so he couldn't dial 911.

“I knew I shouldn't get out of the car,” he wrote to me. “If I did, he might do so too, and then I might need my machete if I thought he was really trying to hurt or kill me. I could see from his shoulders he was a lot bigger than me, a real ‘roided up monster. So I was stuck between a rock and a hard place.”

Bill tried to leave, only to have the driver cut him off.

That's when a moment of inspiration struck him:

“I rolled down my window and he rolled down his. He opened his mouth to say something angry… and I shot him a thumbs up and a HUGE grin, and shouted, ‘GREAT RACE!'

Bill said the look on the other guy's face was priceless.

The rager shouted, “What?” and Bill again, with even more cheerfulness, said, “GREAT RACE!”

“You… you didn't want to fight?” he said the road-rager asked.

Bill laughed like that was the most absurd thing he had ever heard, shook his head, and told the rager that he was a great driver and his car (a Dodge Charger) was super-hot.

“He actually looked confused,” Bill said, finishing his story. “He drove off without saying anything else… and thank goodness he did, because the whole time, I had my other hand out of sight on the grip of my machete, just in case he came at me.”

I had a really good laugh at Bill's story, although it's a pretty serious one.

He understood that in a fight against someone who is genuinely trying to hurt or kill you, when you've done everything you can to avoid it, a weapon might be your only option… and there isn't one much better than a machete if you can't have a gun.

But he ALSO understood that there might be a way to short-circuit this road-rager's train of thought… and by some stroke of luck, it totally worked.

And, finally, Bill knew that if it didn't work, he was going to have to be able to protect himself… which is why he took the time to get trained to use his blade.

He told me, in a follow-up email, that he also has “The Club,” one of those steering wheel lock bars, in his car, and he knew he could use the same techniques to wield that weapon like… well, a club.

That's exactly why I created my combat machete training DVD.

The next time some rage-fiend is trying to get in your face to hurt you or even kill you, waving your hand and telling him “These aren't the droids you're looking for” probably ISN'T an option.

When that's the case, you need these fighting principles – principles of “big blade and club” combat (which anyone can master in just 7 days).

Once you develop them, those skills will ALWAYS be there, ready to defend you with whatever weapon you have in your hands – from a machete, to a tire iron, to a stick… ANYTHING.

Just watch the DVD and you'll see what I mean.

But, hey, if you CAN use The Force, who am I to say otherwise?

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Home Invasion Defense: 11. Y.O. With Combat Machete Defeats Home Invader!

“If they come in the door, you let 'em have it!”

Those words from 11 y.o. Braydon Smith's father had to echo through his head as he sat in the dark – stuffed in a bedroom closet by a gang of home invaders.

Alone… afraid… outsized… outnumbered… and with no police “back-up” on the way…

Braydon took his dad's words to heart and, in the pitch black darkness of the closet, plotted to grab the closest “weapon” his little hands could find, and…

Here's How This 11 y.o. Single-Handedly Defeated A Gang Of Low-Life Home Invaders…

Home Invasion Defense - Braydon Smith
Home Invasion Defense – Braydon Smith

It was 11:00 am on a sunny June morning when young Braydon – alone at home – heard a knock on the family's front door as he was talking with his mother on the phone.

Peering out his front window, he saw a strange woman on the front porch.

Braydon knew something wasn't quite right, when suddenly…


… he heard his bedroom window shatter behind him!

Jataveon Dashawn Hall

In mere seconds, Braydon found himself staring face-to-chest with Jataveon Dashawn Hall, a hardened gang member who used his partner's front-door distraction to invade their home and ambush the youngster when he wasn't looking.

Braydon fought back with everything he had.

But he was no match for the bigger, stronger Jataveon Hall, who grabbed a pellet gun and forced Braydon into the bedroom closet so he and his gang could loot his home without interference.

They seriously underestimated the 11 y.o…

Braydon remembered the weapon that was hidden nearby after a previous burglary…

It wasn't a pistol… it wasn't a rifle… it wasn't a shotgun…

… it was a machete!

Bursting through the closet door, Braydon – a “star baseball player” in his hometown of Mebane, North Carolina – quickly grabbed the machete and started swinging like he was going for a home run, surprising the unaware Hall with a hit to the back of his head.

The fight was on!

Hall turned around and kicked Braydon in the stomach.

The boy came back – swinging the machete again – but missed.

Hall then kicked Braydon in the head, sending him sprawling to the ground – out of the fight – as he continued his looting of the home while his cohorts waited outside.

That's when he felt it…

… the wet, warm sensation on the back of his neck.

Reaching back, Hall discovered that the boy's first blow had hit its target and sliced a good sized gash in the back of his head that was bleeding severely.

In a panic, he dropped the electronics and rushed out the door to flee the area with his two other partners in crime, leaving a trail of blood (and DNA evidence!) behind him.

11 y.o. Braydon – 3
Gang Members – 0

When interviewed later, Braydon said he “hesitated a little,” but he was determined to defend his family's home from this violent invader.

“You shouldn't have done what you've done,” Braydon said of the thug who attacked him.

(Wise words from a little boy, eh?)

Law enforcement praised his quick-thinking in defending himself and defending his family's home.

But who KNOWS what Jataveon Hall might have done if Braydon hadn't gotten to that big blade in time, right?

We all know that home invaders prey on those they consider “weak” – children, the elderly, the handicapped, women – and will use violence to gain power over their victims with no regard for human life.

That's why I'm such a huge advocate of owning a gun for home defense – and there have been numerous stories about young kids who've defended their homes with firearms.

But Braydon didn't HAVE a gun!

And it's very unlikely that any OTHER weapon (like a baseball bat, or even a knife) would have allowed him to fight off Jataveon Hall.

Hall was bigger, stronger, and more aggressive.

Only a BIG blade like a machete had the power to put him down…

…and Braydon's story shows just how effective a machete can be for personal defense – EVEN in the hands of an 11-year-old!

And you can imagine why…

The machete is so simple to use at a “basic” level, that even a small boy can use it against a larger, stronger attacker — and win!

And with more “advanced machete fighting tactics”, it's downright deadly – as a home defense “back-up” to a firearm, or even as a primary weapon if no gun is available.

In fact, its simplicity is just one of the reasons why I say the machete is the “ultimate survival weapon”, whether you're facing a horde of face-eating zombies (kidding!) or a brutal home invader in your living room with no regard for human life.

Take a few lessons from young Braydon…

Think “beyond the gun” and consider what other weapons you can use around your home if you were forced to defend yourself in a home invasion ambush.

Not only that, I suggest you even go one step further and actually HIDE “back-up weapons” in strategic locations around your home – like a machete…

And to young Braydon… “Nice job my man!” 🙂

… AND (of course) know how to USE them in a real attack!

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Combat Training Equipment: 3 Problems With The Cheapest Training Tool Ever

I know a lot of “martial arts guys and gals,” and a lot of people who study other self-defense methods.

One thing almost all of them have in common is a duffel bag full of training gear.

(I have piles of training gizmos, dummy knives, and other gear like that, honestly.)

A tool that a LOT of those folks have plenty of is one of the cheapest martial arts and self-defense training items ever:

It's a stick.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't worry – I'll explain.

No matter what you think about sticks as training tools, though, I have some “bad news,” and that is that there are…

3 Problems With The CHEAPEST Training Tool Available Everywhere

Combat Training Tools: Arnis/Escrima/FMA Stick Training Problems

Training sticks, or escrima, are used throughout the martial arts and self-defense world, both for solo and partner training.

(Now more than ever, solo training tools are super important, right?)

They're usually made of rattan, and that's because rattan frays instead of chipping (which prevents pieces of wood from flying into people's eyes).

Most of the time they're about two feet long, which is about the same size as a machete or other sword-sized blade.

That makes them seem, to a lot of people, PERFECT for learning how to wield a big, sharp weapon.

Arnis/Escrima/FMA Stick Training

It makes sense, because most people don't want to risk training with a “live” blade – a sharp machete or sword – so the stick is more safe for learning how to use a weapon.

Plus, sticks are super-inexpensive and available everywhere that there are, well, trees.

(Even though I don't have any idea where you'd find a “rattan tree”).

Everyone who works with a rattan training stick should keep in mind the three problems it has, though:

1. It Isn't Durable

The thing that makes rattan safer for training also makes it weak.

The more you hit rattan sticks together (like in the drills martial arts folks do when they practice “sword fighting” with escrima), the more they fray.

A lot of martial arts schools repair their escrima with duct tape, which means after a while, the school's bag of sticks is more silver tape than it is wood!

(Nothing like listening to a drill where sticks “thud” together instead of “cracking” through the air, right?)

What that means is that, even though escrima are cheap, you'll end up buying a LOT of them over your training sessions, because you'll keep wearing them out.

Over time, that adds up.

2. It Weighs Too Little

Another problem with most training sticks is that they're too light.

The ancient Romans trained their soldiers to use the gladius, or Roman short sword, by giving them an extra heavy blunt training sword to work with.

(They knew that this would help build the soldiers' muscles.)

Escrima are just the opposite, because they're lighter than the weapons they're meant to represent.

Students who train with sticks most of the time will be surprised by how much heavier the “real” blade is, and they'll be slower and clumsier when trying to use live weapons.

3. It Makes You Sloppy

The third problem with stick training is that training sticks are completely round.

That means there is no edge.

In practice, students tend to get sloppy, moving their “weapons” in a way that would have them cutting with the flat or even the spine of the “blade” if they were using a real machete.

(One way to compensate for this is to use the knuckles of your hands as a reference point, but a lot of students forget to do it.)

So, am I saying you shouldn't train with escrima?

No, but I AM saying that training with a more realistic weapon would help you a lot more.

In fact, in my Combat Machete DVD , I show you how to use a real machete SAFELY for training.

I feel so strongly about this that I had a custom designed metal training machete made, too.

It's only available to those people who get them for our training DVD, and we use them in our Combat Machete camps like the session you see here:

MCS Combat Machete Training Camp

The training machete was designed specially to replicate the exact look and feel of our Guardian machete.

(And, I'm excited to say, I'm introducing a new and improved version of our badass Guardian in the New Year!)

There is NOTHING like the feel of metal on metal when you're training.

The offer for the training machete comes up after you pick up the beginner DVD, which is priced to get it into everybody's hands.

In that DVD, I show you the basic principles of “big blade” combat (which anyone can master in just 7 days).

Once you develop them, those skills will ALWAYS be there, ready to defend you with whatever weapon you have in your hands.

Just watch the DVD, pick up one of our custom training machetes, and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

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Urban Survival Tips: “Crocodile Dundee” Was Right!

Ok, I know it's just a movie, but that scene from Crocodile Dundee is always going to be one of my favorites.

Dundee, a tough guy from the Australian wilderness, is visiting New York City when a mugger pulls a switchblade on him.

“He's got a knife!” says his smoking hot lady friend.

“That's not a knoif,” Dundee says.THAT'S a knoif.”

Then he pulls out a HUGE knife that he's carrying across his back, under his jacket.

The knife is so big that the switchblade-wielding punk fills his pants and takes off running… but not before dropping his puny weapon first!

Well, “Crocodile” had the right idea about surviving in the urban jungle of Manhattan – and the reasons why all have to do with…

7+ Urban Survival Uses For The Machete

Best Urban Survival Machete: The Guardian

Now, I'm not saying you should carry a giant knife or machete around with you as an “everyday carry” blade.

But for survival purposes – especially in urban areas – you may want to consider something much bigger than your pocket knife.

And I realize that when most people think of “urban” tools and weapons, they don't really think of the machete.

That's because the machete has always been more of a wilderness survival tool – or at least, most people think of it that way.

That's a mistake!

If you treat it like it's only for when you're out in the woods, you're missing out on a great tool for survival and self-defense in ANY environment, including urban and suburban places.

Even if you're miles away from the nearest blade of grass, the machete can do TONS of things for you:

You can use the blade for leverage, making the machete a crowbar and even a breaching tool (to bust open locks that might be between you and safety).

You can use it as an emergency extraction tool, for cutting your way through seat belts, smashing your way through glass, and even cutting holes in sheet metal to rescue somebody in a car accident.

In a short-term collapse or “WROL/SHTF” sort of situation, you can use it as an urban and suburban foraging tool – to do everything from chop wood from suburban trees, to digging latrines when the plumbing stops working (too bad about that public park, but you gotta do what you gotta do).

It also makes a great general purpose utility, escape, and evasion tool, which you can use to smash open doors while searching for supplies in abandoned buildings, cut sections of tarp, or lengths of rope, and much more.

And yes, just like “Crocodile Dundee” did, you can use the machete as a kind of “urban sword,” as a powerful and intimidating self-defense weapon!

There's just one problem…

Not all machetes are created equal.

That doesn't stop some manufacturers from trying, of course.

Recently, for example, Wal-Mart upgraded their cheap, piece-of-junk “camping” machete…

…to a slightly better cheap, piece-of-junk “camping” machete.

That's not the kind of “weapon” you want to trust your life to!

My guardian machete, though, is one badass piece of hardware.

It's heavier than all the other machetes on the market (on purpose) because of the special steel we use that's so much stronger than what other companies – even the ‘”big boys” – try to pass off for field use.

It's a knife that even Crocodile Dundee would look at and say, “Now that's a knoif,” and you can check it out for yourself here.

Frankly, there is no better machete on the market.

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Civil Unrest: Sneakiest Escape And Evasion “Riot Defense Trick” EVER!

Riots / Civil Unrest Escape & Evasion Trick
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

I'm about to show you what could possibly be the sneakiest escape and evasion trick for riot defense you've ever seen.

As you've seen on the news time after time, whenever there's a breakdown in rule of law, people go absolutely bat-sh*t crazy.

Looting… setting cars on fire… throwing rocks… shooting in the air… and even attacking innocent civilians.

They realize that when the police are overwhelmed and there's no one to stop them and it's a free-for-all “anarchy party”.

If you and your family are suddenly caught in the rampage – either because you were out and about when an instant “flash mob” riot breaks out or if roving bands of looters come to your front yard, then…

Here's A Sneaky “Escape And Evasion” Trick To Protect Yourself In A Riot

Riots / Civil Unrest Escape & Evasion Trick
Riots / Civil Unrest Escape & Evasion Trick

Now first I have to warn you…

The “trick” I'm going to teach you is something you'd ONLY do if you were facing serious violence and being targeted by looters, gangs, or adrenaline-junkie rock-throwers during a breakdown.

You see, the thing about thugs like these is that they know that the stakes are much higher if they attack a police officer than it is to attack a regular citizen.

They know…

… cops remember what they see…

…they never stop tracking someone who's harmed them…

…and they're trained, ARMED and deadly!

So let's say you're caught up in a flash mob attack during a post-disaster crime spree and you're cornered by a gang of scumbags as you try to escape to safety.

Now you “could” try to fight your way out of the attack… maybe even pull out a concealed pistol?

But this could make you even more of a target for an ambush later on – either for revenge or to steal your weapon (a hot post-disaster commodity)

Here's what I would do…

Reach behind me on my belt and pull off my shiny gold “badge”… stick it out forcefully in front of me… and yell…

BACK OFF! Just go your way and I'll go mine and neither of us need to make this an issue. Got it?”

Then you just back out to safety as you assume their agreement while they're gathering from the shock of not knowing what to do.

Now, let me be clear…

…I'm NOT saying to impersonate an officer!

But, assuming that police aren't the target of the attacks, having a badge that “looks” like an officer's badge could ward off attackers who wouldn't think twice about victimizing a defenseless citizen… but will go look for an easier mark if they think they're facing a seasoned cop.

You can order these types of badges online and choose any version that's NOT a real law enforcement badge, like…

  • A “concealed carry” badge
  • Private Investigator badge
  • Even a Security Guard badge

THESE are the type of “sneaky tricks” you need to know for scenarios like mob attacks… demonstrations gone wild… food-shortage overthrows… and post-disaster looting sprees.

That's why I want you to pick up a copy of the “Social Chaos Escape & Evasion” package.

It's like having your very own “little black book of magic tricks” to get you and your family to safety in a breakdown in civil order.

You can pick up the entire package here…

In case you haven't seen the news lately… it's a pretty dangerous place out there.

So NOW is the time to prepare, right?

Our Social Chaos Escape & Evasion package will be your favorite guide in your library as soon as you start reading!

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MCS 289 – Pikal Fruit Knife Facts

Would you be surprised to learn…

…that the latest and greatest “tactical knife” is a paring knife?

“Tactical fruit knives” are all the rage these days.

It's basically a paring knife.

But how you use it makes it incredibly effective.

If you haven't heard of “tactical paring knives,” I'm not kidding.

And if you have, well, the secret is out.

More and more people are becoming aware of this “tactical fad.”

And that might mean it's here to stay.

In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Buck Greene explains the what, when, why, how, and where of pikal fruit knives as self-defense tools.

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Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode:

  • WHAT this unusual “hobo-tactical” trend is all about.
  • WHEN you might choose a paring knife for self-defense.
  • WHY these knives are popular right now.
  • HOW the “pikal fruit knife” is used.
  • WHERE you can get your tactical fruit knives and accessories.

Only time will tell if this type of minimalist solution stays part of the “knife landscape.”

Whether it does or doesn't, it's super popular right now – which means YOU need to know about it!

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Machete Combat: When Guns Are Banned, These Are The Weapon Of Choice

machete combat for SHTF / WROL

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

The machete is a weapon of mass destruction.

It's a weapon of genocide.

It has been used to kill and maim thousands of people.

And that's why you need to train with it.

Wait, what?

No, I haven't lost my mind… and I'm not trying to be dramatic.

But the fact is, the machete is a much bigger deal, as a weapon, than you might think it is…

Why The Machete Is The Go-To Weapon Of Collapse And Social Chaos

machete combat for SHTF / WROL
machete combat for SHTF / WROL

You may not realize it, but the machete has been used to take countless lives – notably, in massacres like the Rwandan genocide.

(This was dramatized in an unspecified African nation in the movie Beasts Of No Nation, where the image above comes from.)

There are 3 reasons it's so popular as a primary weapon, not a backup, in third world nations – places where the “rule of law” is nonexistent and the strongest, most violent people rule:

  • It's simple – with no moving parts – which means even third-world child soldiers, not to mention roving death squads, can use it and keep using it.
  • It's powerful, with the leverage necessary to sever limbs and remove heads.
  • It's terrifying, striking fear in the hearts of those who see gangs equipped with machetes.

Just a few years ago, in fact, “scores” of people were hacked to death by men using machetes, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hundreds of civilians were killed during that particular burst of violence in 2016.

“But Jeff,” you may be thinking, “that's happening in the Third World. It's not like that here.”

Well, no – not yet, it isn't.

But in the UK, an industrialized nation that is very similar to the United States in a lot of respects, they're seeing multiple machete attacks every single day.

Their street gangs have embraced the machete as the weapon of choice.

“But Jeff,” you may also be thinking. “That's because guns are banned in the UK.”

Well, sure – but here in the States, the violent gang MS-13 has ALSO embraced the machete as their favored weapon, specifically because the level of brutality it involves helps the gang spread terror.

See, we all think we live in the industrialized “First World,” but we're all only a few days of power outage away from riots in the streets – and the type of WROL (Without Rule Of Law), s–t hits the fan collapse that turns those streets into a bloody nightmare.

Whether they ban guns or not, you can bet that gangs and street criminals with machetes are going to come out of the woodwork in a “collapse” scenario, with police and medical personnel stretched too thin to patrol the streets.

The street criminals know their machetes don't depend on ammo – so even if authorities suspend ammo sales during a crisis, the gangs won't be affected.

And while more and more cities have those fancy gunshot detectors to bring police to areas where firearms go off, machetes are silent – and even deadlier than firearms within arms' reach.

That means that if there's even a temporary collapse of order here in North America, it could be only a matter of days before thugs with machetes are roaming freely, preying on the weak.

Can you imagine your family hiding in fear behind you, while you face just 2, 3, 4, or more machete-wielding predators?

The ONLY thing that would save you be a technique that I teach in my Advanced Combat Machete course.

It's a method that can be used (and has been used) to fight off multiple attackers… and it's EASY to learn.

I can show you how to master the machete and other survival weapons here

Using these techniques, you could literally take on a dozen or more armed attackers – and it's one of the most fun lesson we go over in our annual “Combat Machete Camps”.

It's all in there, so unless you want to be helpless when the s— hits the fan, the rule of law collapses, and big blades rule the streets… well, it just might be time for you to get trained up with your OWN machete.

It WILL be your preferred weapon in a collapse, something you can rely on even when your ammo runs out (or your guns are banned).

Don't wait until things get that bad, though – learn to protect your family NOW.

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Tactical Flashlights: 3 Reasons They Stink (For Utility)

tactical lights / utility lights

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Don't get me wrong – I LOVE tactical flashlights.

Like a lot of our readers, I have enough to fill a shoe box, and probably then some.

But tactical lights don't always make the best utility lights.

If you're not clearing your house or beating a mugger with the sharp teeth of your light's bezel, you might find the super-tactical models aren't convenient for daily chores.

Don't believe me?

Here are…

3 Reasons Tactical Flashlights Aren't Great For Utility

tactical lights / utility lights
tactical lights / utility lights

1. Just A LITTLE Too Bright…

Let's be honest: the thought of using your tactical light to, say, check your watch in a dark movie theater, causes you to squint in pain.

That's because a lot of tactical lights are very bright, making them less suited for basic utility chores (like discreetly looking for something on your bedroom dresser while your partner is asleep).

That means that for your basic utility tasks, the latest 6-bazillion lumen tactical torch probably isn't the best choice.

You're much better off with a smaller utility light, or even a pen light, in situations like that.

2. Just A Little Too Expensive

The prices for tactical lights have really come down in recent years.

The problem is, too many of us are still in the habit of spending close to a hundred bucks (or more) for the latest whiz-bang tactical light.

The thing is, there are “non-tactical” flashlights on the market that are very bright, but cost a tiny fraction of that.

One of my employees owns several “Energizer” lights that offer 300 lumens, are ruggedized and water resistant, and last for several hours on standard AA batteries — all for less than 15 bucks.

In other words, for day to day utility, a much cheaper “normal” flashlight can offer you just as much power at a lower price, because the light isn't expected to be a weapon light (or to serve you in a “tactical” situation.

3. Not Hands Free

The most annoying thing about trying to use a tactical flashlight for utility, to me, is that you have to shove it in your mouth.

I don't know what you think about yours, but the butt of my tactical flashlight doesn't taste great.

If I want to go hands-free with it, though, that's really my only choice.

Now, headlamps are great for hands-free utility lighting, and you look wherever you need the light to go…

…but they're not very comfortable.

Another option is one of those clip-on cap lights that you can add to any baseball cap (or any hat with a brim).

That lets you light the way for utility purposes, put the light wherever you look, AND blend in when you're not using it.

In other words, it's the best of both worlds.

Now, I'm not saying you don't need a tactical light.

You should still be carrying one, especially if you carry a gun.

But you should also have a small, inexpensive utility light or cap light as part of your EDC.

It just makes good sense — and makes you more prepared.

That's what it's all about, right?

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