Opinion

Should You Trust or Count on the Police Post SHTF?

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It is easy to imagine a post-SHTF scenario entailing a mass of terrorized people fleeing the confines of city and society into the relatively untouched wilderness, turning existence into something between “The Call of the Wild” and “Lord of the Flies.” Man vs. Nature, with the occasional bad guy marauder or mugger to be dealt with. The truth for many…

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Guns, Opinion

Where is Gun Control Heading Next?

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Ah, gun control. If there was ever a beat-the-undead-horse political activism trope, it would definitely be gun control. The apple of their eye pie in the sky cause that unites all the fractious, cannibalistic Leftist rabble-rousers and elites from the poo-caked hills of San Francisco to the gleaming skyscraper turned supervillian lairs of New York City. Thanks to the election…

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Gear

5 Ways to Get Cheap Prepper Gear

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Prepping takes a certain level of investment, in effort, time and resources. Those resources usually take the form of cash. Even minimalist prepping with an emphasis on skills is plenty expensive enough, and full-tilt end-of-the-world readiness can easily equate to an additional mortgage payment every month. But there are no two ways around it: for some things, if you want…

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Survival

Sanitation Concerns and Procedures Post SHTF

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Cleanliness is an essential trait to maintain good health, in good times and bad. Sanitation is the most important precept of cleanliness on a societal level. Poor or absence of sanitation is a major killer worldwide today, and has been throughout recorded history. Improper or absent sewage disposal and unclean drinking water are the two bubonic heralds throughout history, and…

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Bugging Out, Guns

What Are the Best Guns for Your Bug out Bag?

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I and other authors have discussed BOBs and their use, packing and such thoroughly here on The Survivalist Blog and elsewhere. One thing that does not get too much critical analysis is what kind of firearm you should keep in your BOB. Don’t misunderstand: there is plenty of discussion about the guns themselves as they relate to the BOB, like…

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Opinion

Is the Prospect of World War III just a Big Lie?

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World War III. The Big One. The (Presumed) End of Life as We Know It. There is no other prospective event that so captures the imaginations the public at large. The military plans and practices for it. Politicians bloviate about it. Hollywood churns out movies about it. Authors and game designers craft intricate narratives about it, sparing no detail in…

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Guns

Pros and Cons of Shotguns for Home Defense

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Shotguns. Boomsticks. Scatterguns. Gauges. The most ubiquitous, and one of the most versatile guns in the world, equally at home afield putting meat on the table, eliminating pests or digesting rioters and home invaders, the humble shotgun for all its modern trappings has not changed an awful lot since we took to cartridge ammunition. That’s with cause, too, as evidenced…

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Gear

The Full List of Bug out Bag Items

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In this introductory article in my Prepping 101 series, we’ll be exploring the contents of the average BOB in greater detail. The first article in this series was an introduction to bugging out as a tool in the prepper toolbox and examination of how bug-out bags facilitate that endeavor. If you have not read that article yet and you also…

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Survival

The Basics of Bug out Bags and Bugging Out

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If you are just coming around to making personal preparedness a routine part of your lifestyle, or are just tooling around on this site, you are bound to see the same terms pop up repeatedly. Like any other group, skill or lifestyle, preppers use their own lingo and nomenclature to easily and quickly relate common ideas and concepts among like-minded…

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Guns

Read This Before Buying a Rifle Scope

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There is almost no task in which you might use a rifle that cannot be made easier by the addition of an appropriate optical sight. From the earliest primitive telescopes to today’s bomb-proof, technology-packed red-dot sights, the right optic is a huge advantage for any shooter. But just like the rifles themselves, not all optics are created equal, and none…

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