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Ancient Weapons – Sling

One of the most deadly weapons of the ancient world was the sling.  In the right hands a warrior could hurl deadly projectiles such...

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Ancient Weapons – Bolas and boleadoras

In todays world when we think of weapons we think of guns, crossbows, and knives.  And why not, the technology in state of the...

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Back to the basics – rope, wood, stone, and other natural materials

The world has become filled with machines, automation, and advanced manufacturing processes used to create all sorts of high tech gadgets.  This has led...

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Tourniquets and 550 paracord

There have been many mentions in articles and forum posts regarding the potential usefulness of 550 paracord in the making of a tourniquet.  The...

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Disassembling your 550 paracord

In a recent post we talked about how to increase the strength of 550 paracord.  But what if you don’t need 550 lbs of...

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