What a shirt :)

by  c.caudill on September 18th, 2014

I really hope you like my shirt.  If you are not aware of who “The Legend” is, you probably should be (it is not me).  If you care to watch the video I will detail how the shirt is one small way of giving back to military veterans and their families.   Dan’s Depot supports very directly military veterans and …

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Large Cutting Tool – Tomahawks


Follow my blogs or come to my classes for very long and you will understand how important I believe have two cutting tools is.  I believe it is imperative that you have an incredibly strong and trustworthy knife.  In addition to that you need to have a large cutting tool.  A large cutting tool comes in various forms; bag axe, …

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Always remember, never forget – innocence is not lost

by  c.caudill on September 11th, 2014

NOTE FROM AUTHOR:  Sometimes I use Dan’s Depot blog space to express personal beliefs that relate to survival, but sometimes stray away from it directly.  This is one of those times.  These are certainly the opinions of myself and not necessarily the views of the owners and community of survivalists that call Dan’s Depot home. – Craig Caudill The events …

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When a staph infection is a good thing for survival/preparedness

by  c.caudill on September 1st, 2014

Sorry, I must admit that I wrote that title to get your attention.  We all know that a staph infection is a bad thing, actually it is a really bad thing in those circumstances.  However as I write this blog post, I do have a staph infection and I have learned some very valuable lessons in this process.  Which I …

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The “Lone Wolf” mentality will get you killed

by  c.caudill on August 20th, 2014

Arm chair warriors are a dime-a-dozen.  For many years I have seen this in martial arts discussions, tactical shooting discussions and now in survival discussions.  It seems that there is a relatively low percentage of the population that thinks that if the ship-hits-the-sand so to speak, that they are going to go-it alone and survive off the land. Forgive me …

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Best Place to get truckloads of survival information for free!

by  c.caudill on August 18th, 2014

FREE is a good right?  You know it is, I know it is.  This information being free does not make it the best reason to go for it though.  Team work and family mindset are a couple of other good reasons to check it out. I am talking about the Dan’s Depot Forums.  I spend a great deal of time …

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What the heck is stress inoculation training and why is it important?


Self-defense situations, natural disasters, survival needs and such do not occur very often on sunny, cool, wonderful days.  They occur on ugly, terrible weather, stressed out and other adverse conditions.  This is why anyone who is worth their salt in these activities practices under stress.  A technical term would be stress inoculation. Stress inoculation training occurs when during a training …

c.caudillWhat the heck is stress inoculation training and why is it important?

Great training for realistic self-defense

by  c.caudill on August 13th, 2014

I don’t write about it often and to be quite frank that is problem I need to correct.  What I am talking about is the need to have self-defense training in your “survival toolbox”.  As many of our regular followers know, I have been practicing and teaching martial arts for nearly 25 years as well.  For me personally, martial arts …

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I have a question for you

by  c.caudill on August 11th, 2014

We are always doing what we can to make strong attempts at educating as many people as possible in skills that will help them become more self-reliant.  Our intention is to not do this for the purpose of developing mindless followers but to rather help create groups of people that can rely on one another when times are difficult.  In …

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Survival Rifle: Marlin Papoose

by  c.caudill on August 8th, 2014

One of the most often discussed kit items for survival and preparedness needs is weapons.  This is for very good reason.  There are several things to consider when determining if you should have a weapon in a survival/preparedness event.  Here are a few that come to mind: Self-Defense – can the weapon be used for self-defense in a ship-hits-the-sand situation? …

c.caudillSurvival Rifle: Marlin Papoose