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Our signature products invented by READYMAN Jeff Kirkham, a 28 year Special Forces Veteran.  He is the brains behind our inventions here and his ingenuity shines through in every design.  The Survival Cards are created for a variety of scenarios based on your lifestyle.  From Wilderness Survival Card for the outdoors enthusiast to the Hostage Escape Card for the savvy Urban dweller, we have a Survival Card for your lifestyle.






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Rat Killers—100 Things You Forgot

March 15, 2016

Rats have a horrible reputation throughout history and for good reason.  They are incredible survivors that can live off of feces and carrion.  They are one of nature’s ultimate survivors but it comes with a price.  Rats are massive vectors for disease and are responsible for millions of deaths throughout history. The “Black Death” or bubonic plague is probably one of the most horrific examples of how rats can spread massive disease and cause the death of millions of people.  It is for good reason that rats are vilified and calling someone a “rat” was, at one time in history, a deep insult. Later explorers and traders transported those same rodents to the shores of the New World where they...

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Friction Zip Tie Escape

March 15, 2016

Wait! It's that easy?  There are a few moments when people's jaws drop during Jeff Kirkham's Hostage Escape course. The friction zip tie escape is always one of those moments.  If your hands were to be zip tied with a smaller zip tie you would break out of the bounds the same way that you would break out of duct tape. (video at end of article) Breaking out of heavy zip ties, or ones with multiple cinching devices requires a bit more innovation.   Step 1: Find some string (your shoelaces will do) and tie an overhand knot on both ends of the string. Step 2: Make slipknot and insert through zip ties.  Step 3: Attach loops around your feet...

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