Category: Survival

Remembering the Pilot Who Shot Down an Enemy Aircraft with His M1911 Pistol

World War Wings

This is the story of the only pilot to ever take down an enemy aircraft with an M1911 pistol. After Owen J. Baggett was born in 1920 in Graham, Texas, he would become another hardworking citizen and Hardin-Simmons University graduate, setting out to seek his fortune in the United States. Not long after the attack on

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The Guide to Giving Kershaw Knives to Everyone on Your List


Say “Happy holidays” with a thoughtful gift and match a Kershaw knife to the receiver’s personality and style. People always say “It’s the thought that counts” as a way to cover up for a crummy gift. In reality, it means the more effort you put in to finding a gift they’ll actually love, the sweeter

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Nothing Catches Small Game Like the Mojave Scissor Trap

YouTube: Shawn Woods
Mojave Scissor Trap

The Mojave Scissor Trap is a spring-loaded trap that is highly effective for catching small game. In fact, it is Shawn Woods’ new favorite trap. Shawn Woods continues his series of illustrating and using primitive-style traps with the Mojave Scissor Trap. This trap utilizes a dynamic spring mechanism that ensures an almost instantaneous kill and

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Demolition Ranch Tries Shooting Can Negan’s Bat to See If It Can Really Stop a Bullet

YouTube: DemolitionRanch
Negan's Bat

If you’ve kept up with The Walking Dead, you’ll know all about Negan’s bat. Chances are you’ve questioned if it could really stop a bullet; let’s find out. Whether you watch The Walking Dead or not, chances are you’ve at least seen or heard about Negan’s bat “Lucille.” In one of its more famous moments,

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Could This Be a Russian Yeti Caught on a Dash Cam?

YouTube: Вадим Гильманов
Russian yeti

I’m not saying I believe in a Russian yeti, but this is strange.  A very bizarre video is making the rounds right now. What you are about to see is real, to the best of our knowledge. However, you can decide for yourself. In a video that appears to capture something running across a snow-covered

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Watch Diamondback Water Snakes Fight Over a Fishing Hole Like Two Weekend Anglers


diamondback water snake

Diamondback water snakes can catch fish like all good anglers, it’s just that they don’t like sharing their honey hole. The diamondback water snake is a non-venomous serpent that is indigenous to the central United States and northern Mexico, and that’s what these snakes certainly appear to be. It is sometimes misidentified as a cottonmouth

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Texas Anglers Starting Balloon Roundup to Raise Littering Awareness

Pacific Southwest Region USFWS via flickr/Public Domain
Balloon Roundup

Galveston fishing boat captain begins a ‘Balloon Roundup’ that will raise awareness to the dangers of balloon releases. Captain Shane Cantrell and his crew have begun to raise awareness to the common celebration of the balloon release by treating it as the pollution that it is. Cantrell told the Houston Chronicle, “I don’t remember seeing

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