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Home Security and Defense

11 Things for Your Home Security Before SHTF

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Checklists are great for any procedural operation, especially when the task is high-stakes. Pilots, astronauts, submariners and your author all use checklists to ensure nothing of importance is forgotten before commencing operations. Where even the keenest mind may forget, paper remembers even in a stressful situation. Checklists have much utility for your average prepper, from tracking your needed acquisitions of…

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Guns

Review of the North American Arms Mini-Revolvers

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In a perfect world, one where we always get our way, events do not conspire against us and our dreams unfurl before us like a plush rug, we will always be able to carry the gun we want for self-defense. We would never have to compromise. We would never have to part with our favored pistol. We would never be…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 29 Jan 13th – 19th 2019

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It has been an awesome week of prepping here on our survival homesteading retreat, and I barely had to lift a finger. Bobby and I spent several hours mapping out our spring, summer, and fall improvement plans – and it was an incredibly productive blast! As I have noted before during my weekly prepping updates, we have been talking about…

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Guns

Top 10 Places to Find Ammo Cans

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Ammo cans and prepping go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like cheese and crackers. Like, well, you see where I am going. There is hardly a shooter or prepper alive that does not have at least a couple of these sturdy, reliable green cans around, packed with ammunition or loaded magazines. Ammo cans are rugged, highly water resistant and…

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Survival

The Single Most Probable SHTF Event

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Most preppers are preparing for some specific crisis event. Just ask them and they’ll tell you. Most of the explanations you’ll get will feature some natural or man-made disaster of nation- or world-ending severity. You’ll be regaled with tales of EMP strikes, massive solar flares and other cosmic mayhem, a global Ice Age, economic collapse, nuclear world war, zombie outbreaks,…

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Outdoors, Survival

How to Wipe Your Butt Post-SHTF

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Good sanitary practices and procedures are a big part of what makes modern life in advanced societies so nice. Without sanitation, germs wreak their deadly havoc with frightening ease and the ensuing epidemics can decimate entire populations. You can imagine how quickly any smaller group of people living in close proximity to one another could be waylaid by an outbreak…

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Guns

Best Guns to Have for SHTF

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A major disaster, the kind that means life as you know it grinds to a halt and the lights will be a long time in coming back on if they come back at all, will upset the modern order of things. You will not be able to count on the police and other government forces to keep you safe from…

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Self-Defense

When You Can and Cannot Use Lethal Force

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The subject of lethal force by civilians in a defensive context is absolutely riddled with hearsay, falsehood and outright idiotic opinion. There is little excuse for this among serious students of self-defense in light of the internet and the unfettered access to expert opinion, state statutes and legal precedent it provides. There is more than one phase to a defensive…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did to Prep This Week – Week 27 – Dec 30th 2018 – Jan 5th 2019

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Hello Pack! We have been busy working on spring and summer planning preps, getting some more indoor crop going underway, and working on our road…again. I am thrilled we are not getting ridiculously cold winter temperatures yet, but consistent rain has kept us living in a mud bog. I welcomed a few chilly days because it allowed the ground to…

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