Many survivalists realize the importance of firearms in their planning. Unfortunately, many do not completely realize the role that the firearms should assume in prepping. I would like to provide some advice based on my experience. I have instructed thousands of students in the use of handguns, rifles, shotguns, and machine guns since 1986. My experience with various types of firearms over the years includes owning everything from a silenced .22LR caliber handgun to a Browning .50 caliber belt-fed machine gun.
Many writers emphasize the role of a long gun in hunting to provide food during a survival scenario, with self-defense being a secondary consideration. Let’s turn that concept around and discuss what I consider to be the primary importance of firearms; defending your family, group, property, and food.
A survivalist owns these three plus “ALL” the goodies you see on the internet survival sites such as this one. This survivalist also owns two Schutzhund trained Level III German Shepherds. His home is his bunker.He lives beyond the Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” since it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. One day the TV and radio announces the warning he has prepared for. His semi rural home site is at least 38 miles from any suburban or urban area. He is prepared.
Questions and Answers With the Wolf Pack – Building an Ice House From B It’s the right time of year to build an ice house – but not yet time to fill it. In the old days, the sleigh was pulled by horses down to the creek or the lake, blocks of ice were cut […]
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Dear M.D. and the Wolf Pack – I would like to move my family to a rural area, but the one problem with rural areas is the lack of jobs and the fact the what jobs they are available there are given to locals. So it’s hard for new folks moving to the area to […]
If you’re reading this blog you feel the need to prepare to take care of yourself in case of disaster. And you should! Because the state and federal governments will not be coming to your rescue in the case of a national emergency. A small local emergency, yes. A national emergency, no. I see three levels of survival emergencies.
A disruption is one where the services we take for granted are temporarily disrupted. A survivalist can get through this by being prepared to survive with no outside support “until help arrives”. Allowing for government screw ups, he prepares for two weeks. The second level I call a disaster.
That may be where a large area is affected, or the event is so traumatic it overwhelms (or destroys) the emergency response system, or maybe civil disorder occurs so help cannot reach you. If you live in the mountains, an avalanche that takes out the only road to your home would be a disaster in my book.
Obama, the divider – “Wasn’t it already obvious to most people – since he’s been in office he has been fostering the division of the country by skin color, religious beliefs, and wealth. He shines a new light on the democrat “donkey” and proves that it’s really a jackass…” Poor Americans carry a record level […]
Economic collapse has happened and government forces are seizing all resources and searching the country for all nonconformists. You lead a well hidden and prepared group of about forty. About a month ago, the group added a small family of four and now that family wants to return to town, which is a government controlled area. This may compromise the groups safety, location, and possibly their lives. How would you deal with this situation? And how?
I was going through some of our older articles (and some not so old) and thought that it would be a good idea to mention those here again with a link for all of our new readers and subscribers, so that they can read those for themselves. I hope that you find them useful. Preppers […]
America isn’t just a spot of dirt with some people living on it, it’s a concept and a way of life that was laid out in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and anyone taking away or altering those sacred rights is threatening America just as surely as they would be if attacking militarily. M.D. […]
Like many others out there, at the beginning of my prepping journey, I felt the pressure to bug out at the first sign of trouble. Since then my prepping has evolved into a bug in philosophy, however, I still employ get home bags. The plan for my family is to become self-reliant and not depend much on the general economy.
We have been working on our skills, we camp every summer, we grow our own food on a small scale (we are still looking for a bigger home with more property), and acquiring the tools and supplies we need. So what does all this has to do with bugging out? That’s a good question, allow me to explain.
So many people own a dog but have done little or nothing in regards to training. Most dogs sit or give there paw. Most will bark at noises outside or at strangers but this is instinctive and in regards to protecting ” their territory” as well as the owners.
Outright dedication to training must be first and foremost for anyone considering a dog for security and preparedness .This means you will give more attention to your dog than you did to your own children. Failure to give 200 percent fails the dog as well as you. It is not something you start then quit halfway through.
What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola : I’ve been telling people about the potential of Ebola going airborne, and a lot people said; that I was a crazy, fear-monger – well now that the New York Times is now saying what I was saying over a month ago, maybe people will pay attention… Looks […]
Well here we are again, with another week of prepping under our belts – I hope that everyone has done at least one this week, no matter how small, to be better prepared for the awful events that are getting ready to happen. It isn’t going to be fun, as some seem to think and […]
Just a heads up – I’m not sure what happened but a couple of days ago, I was going to look at my Facebook page for this blog (no I don’t like Facebook or promote it – I just use it to reach potential readers), when my anti-spyware software, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro popped up a […]
“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”
You may find other survival blogs and prepper websites giving the impression that you need fancy freeze-dried foods, a massive gun collection, a Hummer equipped with a gun turret and a 50 acre retreat secluded in some remote mountain top of Idaho. Although this may seem attractive on some level, it is not possible for the average Joe (or the average Jane). More importantly, you don’t need a six-figure income to help your family become better prepared. We show you how...