The Big 5 Stressors Leading to Death During Survival and Preparedness

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Knowledge is power right?  Getting yourself and those that you care about in a better position, mentally and physically, before a preparedness event is what we are all about.  In this blog post we wanted to discuss the things that cause us stress during these types of events.   Stress can kill.  Mainly because it puts a person in a …

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Can you kill someone?

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Before I start this post I want to warn you that I am going to hurt the feelings of a bunch of armchair, forum loving, survivalists.  You may actually be one yourself.   You know who I am talking about, the guys and gals who sit on facebook, twitter, and forums throughout the day and share their EDC.  I regularly …

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How to use a chainsaw

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Surprisingly (to me atleast) one our most watched videos on youtube is how to use a chainsaw.  I made this video nearly two years ago.  I got a lot of people commenting on it that I did not have the proper safety equipment and….I must admit they were right.  So in this blog, lets talk about some things that I …

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What a shirt :)

by  c.caudill on September 18th, 2014
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

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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 …

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