Jan 30

DIY: Hidden Under Bed Gun Storage Drawer For $60

Look, if I had the cheddar I’d go for a super sweet under bed gun storage unit.  Maybe the $700 system offered at the Glock Store or the $6k safe offered elsewhere.  The reality of the situation is that I feel the need to have some firepower close (other than my main safe) as you …

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Jan 30

Shotgun or Revolver for Home Defense? Think Again….

Mossberg pump, Taurus Judge or S&W .357.  Good options for home defense in most cases, but not if you are this guy… Neighbors who live in the Lakewood Grove subdivision in Tomball are on edge after a violent home invasion in the community overnight on Monday. The homeowner and suspects fired back and forth more …

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Jan 28

Theory is one thing, REALITY is another…

Many moons ago on my first deployment overseas I saw a grown man curl up in ball and cry.  This was something I had not anticipated, he seemed like a strong and knowledgeable combat arms non-commissioned officer and leader of men.  It only took 2 months in the spring of 2003 in Iraq to break …

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Jan 26

Life Is Good: Make Like A Squirrel

Life is good right now if you live in America, relatively speaking and according to most mainstream media outlets.  The DOW keeps punching through all time highs, gas prices are low, jobs are being added while unemployment is dropping.  Inflation is low and optimism is high, credit is once again plentiful and you too can …

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Jan 21

After Action Review (AAR): Break In Shooting (Video)

The story and follow up from Local 8 News in Idaho. Cvengros had a camera rolling to document the commotion after seeing glass flying from the upstairs apartment onto the cars parked below. He said once he heard unusually concerning noises coming from the apartment upstairs, he started documenting the commotion using his digital camera, …

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Jan 15

You Might Reconsider Those Freeze Dried Meals In Your BugOut Bag

My wife and I like to go hiking and do some occasional backpacking.  I freely admit that I like to spend more time in the woods than she does so I consider it a bonus when she tags along.  Last fall we spent a few days in a remote part of a National Forest doing …

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Jan 14

Complacency + Gun Shopping = This Video

Everyone should be aware of the 4 rules of gun safety, of which I’ll paraphrase here: 1- Treat every weapon as if it were loaded 2- Never point a weapon at something you do not intend to destroy 3- Never place your finger on the trigger until you are ready to engage 4- Know your …

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Jan 10

Quiz: How Well Do You KNOW Your House?

Pop Quiz sucker.  You and the wife are coming home from a nice elegant dinner at Waffle House, after all it was your anniversary so spare no expense.  You pull into your driveway and see that all of the lights are off (didn’t you leave a few on?) and the side door to your garage …

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Jan 07

France Shooting, Terrorists, Gun Control and Concealed Carry

By now you’ve probably read about it and seen it on the news.  Today in Paris three gunman killed 12 in a deliberate attack on a French magazine.  Not only did they kill people inside the building they also shot people while exchanging fire outside in the street.  If you missed it, here is the …

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Jan 05

5 Examples of Diligent Prepping

Buying stuff online from Amazon.com is easy.  You buy it, wait until it arrives at your door and shuttle it down to the basement until SHTF happens (or not).  Printing checklists out from your work computer (does your boss know you are using company paper?) is easy.  You print off the good stuff with the …

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Jan 02

Sock Choices: Kirkland, Smartwool, Fox River, Military Issue

Good socks are a key component to keeping one’s feet in good working order, thus maintaining both comfort and morale.  If your feet fail you misery soon follows, I’ve seen many a strong body crippled by a few quarter sized blisters.  In a practical sense if you want to be that prepper who is able …

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Dec 31

2015: More Of The Same.

I’d like to be able to sit here and make 50 predictions, some bold and some bland with the hopes that a certain percentage actually occur.  After all doesn’t a blind squirrel find a nut every now and then?  It would be especially helpful if some of the predictions centered around high risk events which …

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Dec 29

Guns Staged / Hidden Around The House?

I recently had a conversation with a good friend who just purchased a shotgun for home defense.  On my recommendation he bought a Mossberg 500 with full stock and full length shell tube for around $300 from Dick’s Sporting Goods.  I have this particular shotgun and although I have modified mine quite a bit, I …

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Dec 26

TEACHING Prepper Skills, Passing Along Knowledge.

Teaching, it’s harder than one might think.  So YOU can shoot and are sexy when doing it (sick reloads for the win!), but can you take someone who has never held a gun before and actually help to make them a proficient shooter?  Can you not only get someone to follow your lead but show …

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Dec 25

EDC Knife: Benchmade Mini-Barrage vs Cold Steel Code 4

I’ll just come right out and state it: An Everyday Carry (EDC) knife is a more useful tool than a sidearm.  If I had the choice to ONLY carry one or the other I concede it would definitely be the sidearm, I don’t see myself fairing too well against a bad guy (or two) at …

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