ApparelEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
October 15, 2017

KORE Essentials | EDC Tactical Gun Belt – Trakline

The Tactical Gun Belt from KORE Essentials did not disappoint. I was using their older model leather version but this new nylon one drove it...
weekly sitrep INFOSECTORSitreps
October 15, 2017

Weekly SITREP – Ending The Year Optimized

Time for another SITREP my friends. Sorry it's been a minute. Things have been nuts here around HQ. The consulting job I took on that...
INFOSECTORPodcasts
September 7, 2017

Episode 001 – Ground Zero

Welcome to the first ever Primal Hour Podcast! In this episode we talk about the beginning stages and how we came to be what we...
BushcraftCampingSKILLSECTOR
August 27, 2017

Solo Bushcraft Overnighter w/ One Survival Item

Pushing the perimeter of my comfort zone a little further everyday is my objective. The un-comfort zone is where we learn what we're made of....
Everyday Pack Bags & PacksGEARSECTOR
August 27, 2017

Tactical Assault Gear (TAG) – Everyday Pack

There's just something about this simplistic pack that draws me towards it everyday, and it's not because it's called the Everyday pack either. The Tactical...
weekly sitrep INFOSECTORSitreps
August 26, 2017

Weekly SITREP – Adjusting Fire & Preparing To Assault

Some unplanned obstacles have stepped in the path of our mission here that have required me to make a couple temporary changes, but before we...
weekly sitrep INFOSECTORSitreps
August 14, 2017

Weekly SITREP – Back From The Dead | Situation Reports

What's up guys? It's been a solid month since last put out a SITREP so I wanted to get you up to speed. I try...
Jump Kicks FITSECTORFunctional Strength
July 20, 2017

Jump Kicks For Functional Plyometric Training – HIIT Workout

I'm always looking for ways to be more functional in my training. Doing workouts that translate well into helping me perform better in combatives are...
Power Jump Workout FITSECTORFunctional Strength
July 20, 2017

The Power Jump Workout – High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

When it comes to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), one of my favorite plyometric exercises I like to do is the Power Jump Workout. It's...
Neck Workouts FITSECTORFunctional Strength
July 20, 2017

3 Neck Workouts You Can Do At Home With No Equipment To Build Functional Strength

Neck Workouts are not something the majority of people think about. I personally never really considered it till I started training in Jiu Jitsu back...
gun belt ApparelEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
July 19, 2017

What’s The BEST Gun Belt? – 5 Tips To Help You Pick Your EDC Gun Belt

Besides the holster, picking a quality Gun Belt is one of the most overlooked aspects of concealed carry. I hardly ever see people wearing a...
RFID Wallet Cyber SecurityEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
July 11, 2017

Prevent Card Skimming With This Slim RFID Wallet By KORE Essentials

Theft prevention is a pretty big deal today. As we grow further into the digital world it becomes more important to keep your information secure....
CombativesSKILLSECTOR
June 25, 2017

Self Defense – Arm Triangle Sweep From Guard | Combatives Series

The Arm Triangle choke is a simple and effective submission for competition. Real situations demand real tactics which can be different from competition though. This...
fighting faster CombativesEdged WeaponsFirearmsSKILLSECTORWARSECTOR
June 22, 2017

3 Tactics For Fighting Faster Effectively – Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

"SLOW IS SMOOTH, SMOOTH IS FAST." A saying I learned a long time ago when I joined the infantry. The concept is relatively simple. In...
MindsetSKILLSECTOR
June 17, 2017

Overcome Your Obstacles With A Carefully Crafted Mantra

Over the years i’ve gotten over many immediate obstacles by the recollection of a carefully crafted Mantra. The sweat, the blood, the sacrifices…it’s all worth...
3 day fast FITSECTORNutrition
June 16, 2017

3 Day Fast (72 Hours) Benefits & Tips – Water & Celery Only

I'm always experimenting with things in effort to reach Optimal Performance. Often instead of listening to what people say I like to just simply experience...
Ranger Gun Case Bags & PacksGEARSECTOR
June 15, 2017

Carry Your Range Essentials With The Ranger Gun Case | 3V Gear

The Ranger Gun Case by our alliance partners over at 3V Gear is a solid go to for the budget minded shooter or prepared minded...
steel targets FirearmsGEARSECTORWARSECTOR
June 15, 2017

Reactive Steel Targets | Spartan Armor Systems – Triple Tap

In the Primal Life Vlog Series I've been making an effort to build a gun range with the help of our fans and Tribe members. I...
MindsetSKILLSECTOR
May 15, 2017

The Best Strategy Wins The War

Strategy is a delicate thing. Being able to develop an effective one takes proper recon, and planning for any possible contingencies or outcomes that could...
Fighting Sickness FITSECTORFunctional StrengthMindsetNutrition
May 14, 2017

When A Warrior Gets Sick – 6 Steps For Fighting Sickness Faster

Fighting sickness is always tough. It's especially tough when you're a warrior. You know... The type of person who is constantly kicking ass and taking...
Bags & PacksEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
April 2, 2017

Comfortably Carry Your EDC W/ The 3V Gear Outlaw Sling Pack

My EDC is always evolving and i'm always testing packs of all types. For the past 3 weeks i've been fielding the Outlaw Sling Pack...
dark side FITSECTORMindsetPREPSECTORSKILLSECTORWARSECTOR
March 14, 2017

My Obsession With The Dark Side

In the Battle of Thermopylae, 300 Spartans gave us all a lesson in what it means to be relentless in life and the standards we hold ourselves...
Arm Triangle CombativesSKILLSECTOR
March 11, 2017

Combatives Series | Quick Arm Triangle Choke Submission From Guard

The Arm Triangle is a super effective high percentage submission and it's also a great tactic for self defense if you're taken to the ground....
Fire BOSS BushcraftGEARSECTORSKILLSECTORSurvival Kits
March 10, 2017

You’re Not A BOSS Unless You Have These Bug Out Survival Supplements

Stanford Outdoor Supply (SOS), one of our new alliance partners recently sent over some awesome stuff for review. One of the items was their Fire BOSS...
ApparelEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
February 24, 2017

SlideBelts – Survival Belt | Carry Less, Adventure More

I'm always trying to optimize the efficiency of my EDC (Every Day Carry), and recently I was on the hunt for a cache belt and...
Bags & PacksFITSECTORGEARSECTOR
February 14, 2017

MMA & Fitness Gear Breakdown – What’s In Primal’s Gym Bag?

Survival and fitness go hand in hand. Fitness is clearly a paramount element but so many people neglect it in the preparedness community. I've  personally...
smuggler Bags & PacksGEARSECTOR
February 9, 2017

3V Gear Smuggler Adventure Duffel Bag

For the longest time I used my old Condor Tactical Mission Pack as my gym bag. It's a great bag but as I got more into...
CombativesFITSECTORFunctional StrengthSKILLSECTOR
January 18, 2017

Technique vs Strength – What’s More Important In A Fight?

A few weeks back on the MASK Tactical free Facebook group, Mastery of Survival, one of the members created a post that caught my attention....
4 season tent GEARSECTORTents & Tarps
January 12, 2017

GEERTOP – 2 Person 4 Season Tent For Backpacking & Camping

I've been on the hunt for some good quality cold weather gear for quite a while now, and recently I came across the good guys...
Hand Forged Knife EDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTORKnives & Axes
October 19, 2016

The “Pipit” – Hand Forged Knife | EDC/Bushcraft – Review

The "Pipit" When it comes to knives a quality Hand Forged Knife is hard to beat. The Pipit from Jinja Ninja Outdoors is a prime...
Lag Posting Cyber SecurityHome DefenseMindsetSKILLSECTOR
October 5, 2016

OPSEC: Combating Violence – Social Media Lag Posting

Recently Kim Kardashian was "held at gunpoint and robbed of over 10 million dollars worth of jewelry". Now I don't know how true the story...
Situational Awareness Escape & EvasionSKILLSECTOR
October 4, 2016

3 Critical Escape & Evasion Tactics To Avoid Detection

Escape & Evasion is all about avoiding capture, and the key to that is to avoid detection in the first place. Living prepared means we...
alpha outpost EDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTORSubscription Boxes
October 3, 2016

Alpha Outpost Subscription Box – The EDC

Today we dive into the Alpha Outpost EDC Box. Sign up to receive your own Alpha Box here if you like it. That choice is...
CampingKnotsSKILLSECTOR
September 4, 2016

Know Your Knots | How To Tie A Taut Line Hitch

Today we kick off our "know your knot" series with the Taut Line Hitch. A great knot with awesome function. Knowing your knots is a...
CampingGEARSECTORSKILLSECTORTents & Tarps
September 4, 2016

Snugpak All Weather Shelter & Considerations For Hostile Environments

Today we take a look at the tarp i've been field testing for the past year, the Snugpak All Weather Shelter. It's a 10x10 ultra...
FITSECTORFunctional Strength
July 22, 2016

Functional Fitness Series | Joint & Ankle Strengthening Exercises

Injury prevention exercises are a huge part of functional fitness that often goes unchecked. Specifically ankle strengthening. In this video we talk about a few...
Fresnel Lens Fire BushcraftSKILLSECTOR
July 19, 2016

How To Start Fire With The Sun Using A Fresnel Lens – Firecraft

The good ole Fresnel Lens. It's a pretty common lens to have. The Fresnel Lens is incredibly small, carries no weight, and can fit just...
Alpha Outpost GEARSECTORSubscription Boxes
July 10, 2016

Alpha Outpost Subscription Box (May 2016) – The “Dopp Kit”

Today we dive into the Alpha Outpost subscription box for the month of May 2016. This box is the "Dopp Kit", which is a hygiene kit...
BushcraftHunting & FishingSKILLSECTOR
July 6, 2016

How To Make The 4 Pronged Primitive Fishing Spear

Today we dive into this weeks #WarriorTribeChallenge. Every week our Warrior Tribe has a brand new challenge revolved around increasing our survivability through skills and...
FITSECTORGEARSECTORPREPSECTORSKILLSECTORWARSECTOR
July 4, 2016

Train To Fight, Prepare To Survive. The Warrior Tribe Is Recruiting.

It's no secret that violence is quickly consuming our world. Here in America especially. We know a lot of you guys who follow us are...
MindsetSKILLSECTOR
June 15, 2016

Will You Be Able To Rise To the Occasion?

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, you never rise to the occasion, you fall to your level of training. I believe this sends the wrong...
FITSECTORFunctional Strength
June 11, 2016

Functional Fitness Series – Tire & Sledgehammer Workout | HIIT

This series is designed to provide you with high quality functional workouts that you can sample to build your very own HIIT (High Intensity Interval...
FITSECTORFunctional Strength
June 8, 2016

Functional Fitness Series | Extreme Tire Workout – Burpees + Jumps

Everyone loves a good tire workout. This functional tire workout will absolutely destroy you. It combines burpees with front, back, and lateral jumps This is...
INFOSECTORSitreps
June 4, 2016

Mission Briefings | The Warrior Tribe, Training Programs, & Trash

Mission Briefings are video segments we shoot to let you guys know what's on our radar and generally what's "Going on" with our operation. Today...
Alternative PowerEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTORLightingPREPSECTOR
May 26, 2016

Dark Energy – Poseidon | The Indestructible Battery Bank – Portable Charger & Light

When it comes to battery banks there's no shortage of options on the market. However, most of them are terrible quality. They either don't hold...
EDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
May 26, 2016

Camera Gear For YouTube Creating – My Filming Equipment Setup

I often find myself getting asked a lot of questions about the things I do. Some of the most frequently asked questions are "What do...
Bags & PacksBOB (Bug Out Bag)GEARSECTORPREPSECTOR
May 8, 2016

The Ultimate Survival Pack – Triple Aught Design | FAST Pack EDC

Around a month ago I did a Complete Breakdown of My Hybrid Survival Pack. In that review we took a look at the basics of...
GEARSECTORSubscription Boxes
May 7, 2016

The Alpha Outpost Subscription Box – BBQ & Chill

Alpha Outpost brings a quality box to the subscription box industry. They provide a variety of themes centered around the Alpha lifestyle. This month (March...
BushcraftCampingSKILLSECTOR
April 10, 2016

Building A Primitive Campsite – Raised Bed Lean-to w/No Cordage

This weeks #WarriorTribeChallenge was to build a primitive campsite or shelter. I took to this challenge and gave my self the mission of constructing this...
BushcraftGEARSECTORSKILLSECTOR
March 28, 2016

Fire Making With 4 Directions Bushcraft Fire Supplies

In a search for quality fire making gear I came to a realization... And that is that good tinder can sometimes become a pain in the...
Bags & PacksBOB (Bug Out Bag)GEARSECTORPREPSECTOR
March 28, 2016

Hybrid Combat Survival Pack (Bug Out Bag) – 2016 Progress Report

Recently I set course on a quest to create the most functional, and efficient survival pack that I could create. The goal was to build...
FITSECTORFunctional StrengthHikingRunning
March 10, 2016

Functional Fitness – How To Tie Your Running Shoes To Prevent Blisters

When it comes to running it's vital that you have a quality pair of Running Shoes. But equally important to the shoe is how you...
Bug Out VehicleGEARSECTORPREPSECTOR
March 9, 2016

Bug Out Jeep Progress Report – Trunk Gear & Storage Tips

The good ole B.O.V. (Bug Out Vehicle). A must have for any serious survivalist/prepared person. For me, my BOV doubles as my daily driver. As...
Fundamentals CombativesMindsetSKILLSECTOR
February 26, 2016

Focus on Your Fundamentals

When it comes to being successful in any subject, it is vital to have a solid grasp of the fundamentals. It does not matter if...
Annoying Neighbor CombativesHome DefenseMindsetPREPSECTORSKILLSECTOR
February 16, 2016

What I Learned From Punching My Annoying Neighbor In The Face

Full disclosure here....the image above is not an actual photo of this event with my annoying neighbor. Although, I wish I had actual video footage....
Bags & PacksEDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
January 13, 2016

SOG Bandit Sling Pack – Tactical Baby Bag – Gear Review

After a lot of experience with sling packs I made the decision to downsize. I was in the market for a small pack to serve...
EDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTORKnives & Axes
January 13, 2016

Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool – Gear Review

Multi-Tools are a must have for any modern day prepared person. I've personally carried the Gerber Suspension for over 5 years now without failure. The Gerber...
FirearmsGEARSECTORWARSECTOR
December 20, 2015

SturdiGuns Guns – Real Toys For Real Boys

Growing up as a kid I used to love going out into the woods using sticks shaped like guns and swords playing war games with...
CombativesEscape & EvasionFirearmsMindsetSKILLSECTORTradecraftWARSECTOR
November 28, 2015

Urban Survival Series Part 2 – Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness is the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening with regards to the mission. More...
Tactical Pants ApparelGEARSECTOR
November 16, 2015

Gear Review – Tru-Spec Nylon Tactical Pants

I'm a big fan of versatile apparel. I like to wear tactical pants when i'm out in the field training, and during my regular day...
Char Cloth BushcraftDIY (Do It Yourself)PREPSECTORSKILLSECTOR
November 16, 2015

How To Make Char Cloth

When it comes to making fire, especially in a survival situation. It can be tough without the right skills and knowledge. It looks simple on...
URBAN SURVIVAL Escape & EvasionMindsetSKILLSECTOR
August 20, 2015

Urban Survival Series Part 1- Strategic Pre-Collapse Planning

As most people in the world think they're just going to grab their B.O.B. (Bug Out Bag) and head straight for the woods when the collapse comes....
Fleece Jacket ApparelGEARSECTOR
August 17, 2015

Gear Review – Condor Tactical Alpha Micro Fleece Jacket

I don't know about you guys, but i'd much rather be hot than cold. When it's jacket/hoodie weather I like to rock my Condor Tactical...
Camo Face Paint CamouflageConcealmentGEARSECTORSKILLSECTOR
August 17, 2015

How To Apply Camo Face Paint – Ghost Face – Starfish Method

The purpose of camouflage is to conceal something or someone. The idea of camo is to blend in to your surroundings, to become one with...
LifeStraw BushcraftCampingFood & WaterGEARSECTORPREPSECTORSKILLSECTOR
August 16, 2015

Gear Review – Vestergaard LifeStraw Water Filtration System

When it comes to survival. Your life falls under the rule of 3's. Statistically most humans can go 3 weeks without food, 3 minutes without...
Situational Awareness Tactics Escape & EvasionHome DefenseMindsetPREPSECTORSKILLSECTORTradecraft
August 5, 2015

3 Key Situational Awareness Tactics That Can Save Your Life

Situational Awareness Tactics are one of the biggest, if not THE biggest skill set to have when it comes to taking preventative measures against acts of...
Bug Out Jeep DIY Storage Bug Out VehicleDIY (Do It Yourself)PREPSECTOR
August 4, 2015

Bug Out Jeep – DIY Storage – B.O.V. Preparedness

If you have a Bug Out Vehicle chances are you have a lot of gear to go inside it. I personally drive a Bug Out...
EDC Organizer EDC (Every Day Carry)GEARSECTOR
August 4, 2015

EDC Organizer – The Maxpedition Mini – (Every Day Carry)

When it comes to EDC (Every Day Carry), I tend to have a lot of things. I typically carry an EDC Bag everywhere I go. I personally...
Molle Visor Bug Out VehicleGEARSECTORPREPSECTOR
July 31, 2015

Gear Review – Molle Visor Panels By King’s Arsenal

In todays gear review I break down the Kings Arsenal Molle Visor Panel. This model is the Kryptek Typhon camo. For $55 on King's website...
CombativesFITSECTORFunctional StrengthMindsetSKILLSECTOR
May 6, 2015

Why You Should Incorporate MMA Into Your Survival Training

In effort to become the baddest survival machine on the block it means you have to have skills that go beyond the realm of firearms...
CombativesFITSECTORFunctional StrengthSKILLSECTOR
May 4, 2015

How Active Is Your Training? You Better Step It Up.

How Much Are You Actually Training? Training, and physical conditioning is the most vital part of survival. Learning things from the internet is probably the...
Stormproof Matches BushcraftGEARSECTORSKILLSECTOR
March 16, 2015

How To Properly Strike A Match – Stormproof Matches

Lighting a match has been done wrong for a long time by most people. The last thing you want to do is come down to...
BushcraftEscape & EvasionSKILLSECTORWARSECTOR
February 18, 2015

3 Crucial Steps To Survive Any Situation

As we go throughout our day to day lives we are normally (most of us) living from a planned prospective. Meaning most of us generally...
BUG OUT BAG BOB (Bug Out Bag)GEARSECTORPREPSECTOR
February 18, 2015

How To Build A Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) – A Complete Guide

Bug Out Bags! They are one of the hottest topics of discussion now-a-days, but are people making them right? Is your bug out bag really...