Jul 16

Why I went from TACTICAL to PRACTICAL on my Home Defense Shotgun

Over a year ago I tossed some tasty modifications on my home defense shotgun, which started out as a standard Mossberg 500 persuader (with the “hog leg”). Granted if this is all you have near the bed at night and it’s loaded with 00 Buck or slugs you are definitely sitting pretty, can’t argue with …

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Jul 12

The One Thing I Spare NO Expense For

The old saying “you get what you pay for” does not apply unilaterally to every situation and circumstance, after all I’ve had a $15 steak that was just as delicious than a $50 steak occasionally (external factors at play beyond the quality of the cut of meat).  Yet it often rings true that if you …

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Jul 08

New To Prepping? Be VERY Careful. (Please share!)

It’s a tough time to be a prepper and an even tougher time to be a new prepper.  For those of you who have been in the game for a while think back to when it all started to click for you.  Your eyes were opened to a new reality, you felt like you had …

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Jul 07

Sheeple: “My instinct was to stay put and try to become as small as possible”

Imagine this, you are on a moving Metro Train and some crazed maniac starts stabbing someone in the middle of the car.  While this person is being stabbed to death, you and other passengers cower in fear on either side of the train simply hoping to shrink into a small enough space not to be …

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Jul 05

3AM Outside: Underwear, Flip Flops, Shotgun

Just like the title describes that was me two nights ago when I thought I might have had some evil doers outside my home.  Home defense now and especially post SHTF is always a popular topic so I thought to share my experience and some things which I might do differently next time.  Before you …

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Jul 01

Stockpiling Cash? Silver? If You Can’t TOUCH It, You Don’t OWN It!

Your 401k statement says you have a $50,000 balance as of July 1st.  Do you really have $50,000, or do you have a white piece of paper with some print on it which is virtually worthless?  I will concede in a perfect world you probably do have a nest egg somewhere which will supposedly grow …

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Jun 25

Sheeple Question and Answer

Here’s how this goes. I’m not quite free from the system but am working toward it every single day. Soon…very soon. Person 1: “I hate my job.  I sit in traffic every day, commuting to a cubicle which might as well be a prison cell.” Person 2: “Why do you do that?” Person 1: “I …

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Jun 21

Infidel Body Armor Review: With Bellator Plate Carrier

Infidel Body Armor is based out of Dallas, TX and is owned by a USAF and LEO Veteran.  They were kind enough to offer me some body armor to review and I willingly accepted.  I have what I consider to be extensive experience with the IBA and IOTV variety of Milspec body armor and also …

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Jun 19

Kuhl Revolvr vs Carhartt Force: Prepper Pants

I like comfortable pants and as a contractor of various types, prefer those which are functional, durable and heck somewhat stylish.  Over the years I’ve worn almost every variety including Wrangler, Sonoma, 5.11 and more.  Yet recently I had the opportunity to wear and test two other brands: Kuhl and Carhartt.  I should note that …

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Jun 14

Prepper Convention / Expo: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

A while back I was traveling for work and managed to stumble across an announcement that a prepper convention was taking place in my area, I figured why not check it out so that I could report my findings here.  I had nothing better going on and slipping into the convention for a couple hours …

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Jun 10

EDV: Every Day Vehicle Kit Options

One could probably fill a bookshelf with the amount of information written on bugout bags and everyday carry (EDC) items, and that’s just the content published in the last year.  Yet what about EDV or everyday vehicle items?  These are standalone items that help you to be more prepared that may or may not fit …

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May 31

Gasoline Shelf Life and Lesson’s Learned

My hands still smell like gasoline even though I’ve washed them twice, I suppose it’s always been that way.  I just completed my gasoline rotation routine, having dumped three 5 gallon cans in one vehicle and then taking those cans to the gas station in order to refill them with fresh gas.  I might have …

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May 26

Nightmare: Shots Fired Into Your Vehicle At 70 MPH

Picture this, you are cruising along after a long day at work while jamming out to some tunes when your back and side window explodes, glass shatters into your vehicle and complete chaos erupts.  If it sounds like something out of a war zone (ambush) it’s not, as a matter of fact it just happened …

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May 20

What I Just Learned About My “Backup” Landline

Like many of you I try to have redundancy built into many of my systems / preps.  Take communication for example, my primary unit would be my cell phone with the alternate course of action being the land line.  The thought process behind this being that if cell towers were out due to an outage …

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May 11

Eating Expired Food: Best By August 2013

I called my wife on the way home from work today and as any man should, inquired about dinner prospects.  She mentioned that we had some meat set out but were out of sauce for spaghetti.  Now I should insert a disclaimer here, if you fancy yourself a chef and make your sauce from scratch …

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