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This Kit Could Help You Survive The First 24h After Society Collapses

Look, we’re going to try to avoid making any sort of political commentary, but it’s also naive to ignore the reality that a huge number of people genuinely believe that a certain elected official in the USA could very well trigger the end of times. Somehow. And while it’s unlikely, if it does happen, you might want to try and be prepared. The First 24 Kit from Taurus International packs a bunch of essential tools that would give you an edge over less prepared neighbours. It contains the following:

– Revolver Taurus Judge (2-4410039T) Customized by Aim Pro Tactical® 1
– Knife Columbia River Knife & Tool Sting® Survival Knife 1
– Flashlight Brite Strike EPLI Flashlight (220 Lumens) 1
– Emergency Signal Brite Strike APALS (White, Green and Red) 3
– Fire Starter Kit Zippo Outdoors Emergency Fire Starter Kit (Orange) 1
– Battery Caddy Power Pax Slim Line Caddie (fits 6 AA Batteries ) 1
– Batteries Energizer E92 AA Batteries 6
– Compass 20 mm Spherical Survival Compass 1
– Paracord 550 Survival Paracord Bundle 1
– Case SKB Waterproof/Drop-Proof Survival Case (1209-4 Tan) 1

Of course, the company is hoping their product will never be put through its intended use, considering they’re charging $1,500 for the thing. What’s the point of money when society breaks down?

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Office Warfare: Q-Tip Crossbow


You’ve been wanting to get back at Tim from accounting ever since he covered your seat in Scotch Tape, but unsure how? The Q-Tip Crossbow is just the right type of weapon for this job. Just crank it, place a Q-Tip and pull the trigger cord. You’ll hit your target up to 20ft away, and Tim will never be able to get upset at you because, well, it’s paper and cotton for crying out loud. Some assembly is required and it comes with 25 Q-Tips, but it’s not like you can’t buy 1,000 for $5 at Costco or anything. It’s $10 from Thinkgeek.


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Here’s A Marshmallow Crossbow


How badly do you want to be able to shoot marshmallows 60 feet across? Would you pay $90 for a crossbow designed specifically for that purpose? No? Well, that’s how much the folks at Litchfield are asking for the item you see above. There’s no information on build materials or, or anything other than price and function, really. But there you have it, a $90 Marshmallow Crossbow that shoots the delicious doughy cylinders as far as 60 feet away.

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Double-Barelled Pistol Disguises As A Smartphone


Looking at the top picture, you’d think you’re seeing a regular smartphone with a rugged case. But then you look at the bottom picture and you realize that, yes, this could in fact be a pistol just like the headlines says. It’s a project by a company called Ideal Conceal, and it takes the concept of “conceal carry” a couple of steps further. To be honest, we’re not sure how to feel about it. Sure, you can make the case that you might want to be able to walk around with the stopping power of a Double Barrel .380 in your pocket without alarming the whole neighbourhood, but the idea just seems ripe for abuse. And in any case, we’re not even sure it’s real, despite the website claiming they’ll charge $395 for it when it becomes available mid-2016. We’ll keep an eye on the space and update you.


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Earrings Made From Fired Bullet Casings


Look, there are a lot of bullets being fired at any given time in America. All these casings have to go somewhere, so we think it’s a great idea that Enreverie has repurposed at least some of them. They’re earrings called Little Black Gun, and feature casings from all kinds of bullets, from Winchester to Smith & Wesson, to which Swarovski crystals have been affixed. The crystals come in different colors, and a pair will set you back only $20. We imagine that aside from adorning your ears, you’re also making some kind of statement when you wear them, but what exactly that is, we’re not sure.


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The AirBow Kicks Bow Hunting Up A Few Notches

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We’ll leave the debate about whether hunting at all is cool for another day. The fact remains that many people do hunt, and many choose to do it with crossbows or even plain old bow and arrows. That’s cool, we can see the appeal, although it’s a little too old-fanised for our tastes. Now, without going to the world of firearms, the Pioneer AirBow by Crosman does seem to let you crank up your arrow game a few levels. Powered by 3,000psi of compressed air, the weapon is able to shoot 8 arrows at 450fps in the time it would take a regular bow to fire off 3, and they’re all consistent thanks to a pressure regulator. You can refill the compressed air canister with a High Pressure Hand Pump or a 4500 PSI Charging System. And the entire setup will cost you $849.

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Survival Slingshot Isn’t Your Usual Backyard Toy


We don’t really live in an age where a slingshot is considered an appropriate toy, but not 25 years ago it kind of was. We’re a little sad about that, but it’s not like the Survival Slingshot pictured above would have ever really fit the bill anyway. The 25 lbs elastic band can propel those steel balls fast enough to put out a lot more than an eye. As a matter of fact, this slingshot means really serious business:

Handle contains two 2.875 by .875 inch clear tubes with fishing hooks, line, swivels, weights, striker & matches, thread, needles, pin, steel slingshot ammo. Also included is 1.25″ split ring and bands for archery capability. Fully expandable with innovative dual rail system to attach weaver mount bases and accessories. Optional bracket allows attachment of whisker biscuits such as Trophy Ridge, True Glow, Octane or Hijack for even greater accuracy shooting arrows.

As you can see, the idea behind this item is that it’ll let you catch your own food in a survival situation. For $50 a piece, it doesn’t look like a bad investment.

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German Slingshot Guy Creates Awesome Throwing Knife Crossbow Gun Thing

By David Ponce

Jöerg Sprave is a German dude with a very successful YouTube channel called The Slingshot Channel. He shows us how to make fluffy dolls… No, no, we’re kidding, he makes slingshots, obviously. And his newer creations always seem to one-up his older ones. One of his latest project is a crossbow-like contraption that’s specially made to shoot throwing knives at high speed with deadly accuracy. The knife’s flight is stable within 10 meters (33 ft.) or so, and will pierce a 1 inch wooden board without too much trouble. The trigger-actuated gun has a front-loading barrel that consists of a wood-flanked metal rail which cradles the knife for the length of the elastic’s unwinding, keeping it pointing forward and stabilizing it for the release.

It’s pretty awesome, and yes, you should watch the video for some slo-mo action.

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Credit Card Sized Jackknife

By David Ponce

We’re not going to get into the debate over concealed weapons and the need for their existence. The short and the long of it is, they exist, for better or worse. So there will be those of you who see the benefit in carrying something like a jackknife, be it for your own protection (hopefully) or for unfortunate shenanigans. The above Credit Card Knife is 2 3/4″ folded and is made out of titanium. It might be too thick to actually fit inside your wallet, unless you’ve decided to opt for a George Costanza-style paper pouch.

You’ll be pleased to know that its price is as diminutive as its size: $30.

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