Tag Archive: Survivalism

Oct 01

An Often Overlooked Prep Resource

By J: As a group, we preppers are always seeking a good source of accurate and useful information.  Unfortunately, locating such a source of information is all too often the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack.  Everyone, it seems, has the inside track on things needed and what will work in a serious …

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Jul 26

3D Printing, Gun Building Parties Are Legal Alternatives For Enthusiasts

By Zach Hunters and other firearms enthusiasts have been anxiously watching federal regulators’ every move when it comes to potential new gun control measures. Though Congress defeated a bill in April that would have required more extensive background checks on all firearms purchases, the debate is far from over. The White House, in early June, …

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Jul 24

Realistic goals when training your family to shoot

I love to shoot and I don’t mind practicing so that I can get better.  I actually went shooting a few days ago and noticed my reloads were not as efficient as they should be.  So before going out to the range again I’ve decided to slightly adjust a few techniques, go through several hundred …

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Jul 22

DIY: Takedown Target Stands

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My reasoning was simple:  I got tired of my cheap little target stands blowing over when the wind picked up over 5 mph.  Sure the landscaping stakes stapled together with foam board in the middle did work, but there had to be something better which was sturdier and easier to transport.  Obviously if you pay …

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Jul 19

SHTF Dental Care: Yea I’ve been through that.

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My buddy Ranger W, who happens to be a frequent guest contributor on this site always mentions dental care when I query him about relevant articles to write.  I’ve been blowing it off for a while so I decided to finally get down to it.  After all the topic is very relevant, you could be …

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Jul 15

Preppers will die?

I’ve seen this expression in one form or another all over the Internet in the past year or two.  Without pointing the finger at any one entity I encourage you to type the phrase “preppers will die” into your favorite search engine to see just how many articles/videos appear.  I’m guessing this particular phrase is …

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Jun 28

The Takedown Dilemma: Henry, Ruger or Marlin?

Henry AR7 US Survival Rifle

By The Maj When it comes to anything labeled “Survival”, the market place has been experiencing a bit of a boom as of late.  When the market place couples “Survival” with “Firearm”, the boom seems to go nuclear in an instant.  Such has been the case with many of the less expensive takedown rifles in …

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Jun 27

Friction Fire (Bow Drill) Considerations

Bow Drill

You’ve all seen it on television, survival shows where the host fashions a bow/drill/fire board and within a few minutes has a nice raging fire to sleep next to.  If it were only that easy.  If you take one thing away from this article it should be this:  There is a reason you should have …

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Jun 26

Exterior Home Maintenance Post SHTF

By The Maj Have you ever visited a home improvement store just before or right after a hurricane or other similar event?  In many cases, you will find they will be packed out like the grocery stores and the only thing left on the shelves will be the wall paper and other home beautification items.  …

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Jun 24

Galco Stow N Go Holster Update

Galco Stow N Go Review 1

Back on 17 April I published an initial review of the Galco Stow N Go Holster.  If you don’t want to go back and read through my initial thoughts concerning the holster I’ll summarize for you here. – I bought the holster as a cheap alternative to the Crossbreed IWB Holster I usually wore. – …

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Jun 17

Severe Weather Preparation Tips

By Home Security Store Severe Weather Preparation Tips The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that this year’s hurricane season may result in twice the number of hurricanes usually experienced in areas near the Atlantic ocean. This news comes just days after a hurricane devastated Moore, Oklahoma where the death toll is still …

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Jun 14

Cycling through your Storage Food

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We preach it all the time in the prepping community, you must store what you plan on eating and actually cycle through that food in order to keep things as fresh as possible.  While not a huge deal for long term freeze dried items with a shelf life of 20-30 years, canned food items with …

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Jun 07

Daily Medication when T-SHTF

By The Maj Do you or someone in your family take a daily medication that is necessary for survival?  If so, what are your plans post SHTF?  Many people have conditions which require daily medication and missing a prescribed dose may be the start of a very bad situation.  Most of these people do not …

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May 30

Prepping: Needs vs Wants

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By The Maj When I started prepping, I went at it like I do most things in life, which is WIDE OPEN.  During that first year, I amassed quite a stockpile of supplies and equipment with little regard to prioritization of true need.  Now, do not get me wrong, I focused on need but the …

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May 28

No Air Conditioning, a small taste of SHTF

Well…this sucks.  It’s been 6 days in my home since our air conditioning unit decided to give up the ghost and call it quits.  Parts had to be shipped, home warranty estimates approved plus a holiday weekend = almost a week with no air conditioning.  Average temps have been low 80’s, not unbearable but not …

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