Survivalist

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Danger Close: Coming Under Artillery Fire With The Canadian Forces

This is a story from my time spent as an embedded reporter with the Canadian Forces. I participated in the war games Western Defender and Total Ram of Suffield Alberta back in May 2009.

It was hands down the best fun I have ever had.

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Playing With Fire: Flares

Generally light is one of the better inventions of the human race. Taking control of fire was a pretty big step for us. Now we’ve packaged it into all kinds of different shapes and sizes. Flares in particular. Hand held or launchable, parachute or marine, they’re all a source of light that can be taken into the harshest conditions and activated at a moments notice.

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Skeet Shooters Hate Me

The gun culture is not a united front. There are all kinds of different sub-communities: big game hunters, cowboy action, mall ninjas, sportsmen, tactical shooters, duck hunters, home defense enthusiasts, antique collectors and skeet shooters.

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Gun Upgrades: Games Versus Reality

In most video games, upgrading your weapon is a radicalizing affair. Over the course of the game you move from your basic rifle to a monstrosity of lasers and gadgets that is hell itself in your hand. I’m looking at the Call of Duty multiplayer right now and am simply astounded by the weird gun upgrades that are available to the players.

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Unboxing Nightvision

There is no running that can hide you, because now he can see in the dark. The resident survivalist unboxes and plays with his first ever set of night vision goggles.

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Looking Back At Chernobyl: My Saga With Stalker

Stalker is the kind of game where a quest is as likely to lead to an ambush as it is to lead to loot. Where vodka is an effective cure for radiation poisoning. Where ammo is precious and making the choice between slug rounds or buckshot is one of real consequence. I played them all with a devotion I’d dare to label as cultish.

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Wild Gunmen Go Shooting

We live in a big province. In fact, we live in a big country. That gives us a lot of natural space to explore. Some people like to hike, birdwatch, fish or hunt. In summer time, I can’t resist the urge to shoot shit out in the forest.
So last week our editor, and my knife [...]

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The End Is Nigh!

The five ways I sincerely hope the world ends.

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Emergency Preparedness From Your Gas Company

Atco Gas has your back in the case of a chemical disaster? Not the company you’d expect, but they do have a book of emergency advice. Some good, some bad.

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The Fallout Fan Film: Desert Story

We spoke with the writer, director, and veteran of the wasteland Tim Pape about his fan film Desert Story and whats next for the post-apocalyptic wanderings of the Stranger.

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