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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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When the dead eventually walk the face of the earth, your weapon of choice may be the deciding factor as to whether you live or die. Guns are useless once you run out of ammo, the crossbow or compound bow are clumsy and inefficient, and a bludgeoning tool requires a ton of muscle to fully destroy the brain. And don’t even think about using your fists.

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As I wrote last week, weapons like that savage Cyclone spiral knife are designed with a very specific function in mind: to intimidate. But despite the effectiveness of say, the threat of a getting brained with a spiked pommel or filleted with stainless steel, it’s often inappropriate to wander the sleepy streets of your hometown with a deadly weapon swinging from your hip. So how do you protect yourself without scaring the bejesus out of innocent bystanders at the same time?

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Photo by Green Beetle/YouTube

If you aren’t already familiar with Green Beetle, you’re in for a treat. While the Tulsa, Arizona-based hunting and sporting goods store offers up a fine selection of outdoor equipment, the real appeal of Green Beetle comes from its YouTube channel, where 125,000 subscribers eagerly await mind-blowing, knife-making tutorials, uploaded every few weeks, that “explore the science and art of bladesmithing.”

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