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Why Doesn’t Anyone Live on the Moon Yet?
March 30, 2020

Why Doesn’t Anyone Live on the Moon Yet?

Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.

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How Fear Affects Your Body
March 25, 2020

How Fear Affects Your Body

Fright in the flesh.

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How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19
March 19, 2020

How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19

Viruses love us. That’s a fact.

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The Stormtrooper Corps Kinda Sucks
March 03, 2020

The Stormtrooper Corps Kinda Sucks

As you probably already know, The Stormtrooper Corps kind of sucks and on multiple levels too: from weapons, tactics, armor and even leadership, the Stormtrooper Corps just plain awful.

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How to Survive an Elephant Attack
February 12, 2020

How to Survive an Elephant Attack

I met Buzz Charlton in 1992, on a safari in Zimbabwe when he was a 19-year-old apprentice PH. Buzz’s father was a professional hunter in Kenya, and Buzz has hunted since he was a boy.

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9 Wild Facts About the Bald Eagle
January 30, 2020

9 Wild Facts About the Bald Eagle

Here are a few more reasons to admire this iconic bird

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How to Fight off a Bear, Lion, and Wolfpack with a Knife
January 22, 2020

How to Fight off a Bear, Lion, and Wolfpack with a Knife

If a wild animal—or even a pack of wild animals—attacks you, a knife might be your only defense. Here's how to fight back

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Lessons I learned with the M240 Machine Gun
January 16, 2020

Lessons I learned with the M240 Machine Gun

From weight to myths. The Cannae SMG leans into his experience as a 0331 in the USMC with the M240 medium machine gun.

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10 of the Most Venomous Snakes in the World
January 08, 2020

10 of the Most Venomous Snakes in the World

From rattlers to sea serpents, these snakes deliver a seriously potent—and toxic—cocktail of venom, bite for bite

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A Wilderness Called Target
December 31, 2019

A Wilderness Called Target

You can learn a lot about people by wandering around big-box stores

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The Art of Packing a Load
December 16, 2019

The Art of Packing a Load

Two great inventions make hauling stuff in the outdoors infinitely easier: the pack basket and the pack frame.

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Whiz-Bang Military Gear of Yesteryear
December 04, 2019

Whiz-Bang Military Gear of Yesteryear

All-purpose soap, jungle boots, and both a hammock and sleeping bag ideal for being stabbed in

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How to Make A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast
November 15, 2019

How to Make A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast

Folks headed to the backcountry for Thanksgiving can feast on turkey and all the trimmings.

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The Prehistoric Sportsman: How to Hunt a T-Rex
November 01, 2019

The Prehistoric Sportsman: How to Hunt a T-Rex

Behold—the Prehistoric Sportsman! This is a new, just-for-fun series we’ll be running from time to time in which we ask our experts to channel their inner-caveman and explain how they’d go about hunting, or fishing for, critters that’ve been long gone

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Courage Past Vs. Courage Present in the Armed Forces
October 15, 2019

Courage Past Vs. Courage Present in the Armed Forces

The Civil War demanded of soldiers a level of bravery and fortitude we can scarcely imagine today

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The Army’s Mysterious New 6.8mm Cartridge
September 15, 2019

The Army’s Mysterious New 6.8mm Cartridge

Soldiers will get a new rifle and round, but the Army’s small-arms acquisition record is hit and miss

I wish the Army well. Looking back on its small-arms acquisition program, I think they could use some luck. Or competence. Let’s look at the record.

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The desert surrounding Zion National Park features lots of opportunity for adventure, such as riding ATVs.
August 15, 2019

7 Unique and Exhilarating Ways to Experience the Red Rock Desert around Zion National Park

Take your pick of exciting and exhilarating outdoor activities in the region around Zion National Park, from flights over the canyons to back country safaris. Whether you want adventure or a quiet appreciation of the natural beauty, you can find it here.

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PART 4 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME
July 15, 2019

PART 4 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME

As Crassus became incredibly wealthy in Rome; his political aspirations never came to fruition. However, when he personally financed the force that put down a massive slave rebellion, he believed his time of glory had arrived.
 
He was wrong. His one-time friend, but eventual rival Pompey was given the credit and Triumph. Crassus had had

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PART 3 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME
June 15, 2019

PART 3 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME

Spartacus isn't taken seriously...At first... Until he starts defeating Roman armies, two of them to be exact. Rome turns from apathy to full on panic and Crassus begins to make moves to have the whole situation play out in his favor.

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PART 2 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME
May 15, 2019

PART 2 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME

With Sulla firmly in charge of Rome, Crassus sought to build his fortune. To do this, Crassus used a simple principal of investment that is still utilized today: buy low - sell high

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Crassus
April 15, 2019

PART 1 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME

The once sacred aurora of nonviolent politics was now over, infighting was throughout Rome. Roman's fighting Romans for power, was now accepted as common place. The shift in power was slowly but surely going from the Roman senate, to those who could raise an army.

Follow the beginnings of Ancient Rome's richest citizen. In this article we explore the aftermath of Sulla's civil war and who actually came out on top of the entire ordeal. 

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