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Guns

Smith and Wesson Model 10 Overview

For any wheelgun aficionado, especially an admirer of Smith & Wesson’s, there is one revolver that blazed the path for millions of others. One that codified both performance and design for over a century to follow. That revolver is the legendary Smith and Wesson Model 10, progenitor of the iconic and loved K-frame, and ancestor of all its descendants. It…

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Homesteading

20 Herbal Teas Every Homesteader Should Grow and Use

Is it tea time on your survival homestead? If you haven’t started growing, foraging, and drinking herbal teas on your homestead, you are really missing out. Herbal teas have unique flavors, and many of them are delicious. Some herbal teas are reputed to have medicinal properties, too.  The majority of these teas are easy to grow or forage, and preparing…

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Prepping

Essential Pieces of Gear to Have In Every Emergency Survival Kit

Discussions or guides that offer recommendations about what supplies and items you should have in what quantities in to order to survive a given type of disaster are common. No two crises and climates are alike, and so this format has merit. Differing climates and situations mandate different approaches. I myself might have written more than a few paragraphs just…

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Proactive Prepper Training

For all the research, study and acquisition preppers put into their crisis survival planning, it seems to me many put off actual practice, save for a few specific skills. Sure, plenty of us will get in camping, hunting, hiking and trigger time whenever we can. Those skills are very enjoyable and certainly count as hobbies all on their own. Those…

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Should You Bug Out or Hunker Down to Deal With Disaster?

Probably the most common question prepared people ask of each other, and experts, when detailing their personal strategy for coping with a major disruptive event is “Bugging in, or hunkering down?” Stay or go? Run or hide? It is certainly a good question, as both approaches have intrinsic merit depending on the situation. But where more than a few people…

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Gear, Self-Defense

Pepper Sprays for Preppers: What You Need to Know

Pepper spray is an excellent and under-utilized tool for self-defense in a prepper’s bag of tricks. It is also one of the only true intermediate or less-lethal force options that are easy to carry and generally effective. Pepper spray may seem like a no-brainer, point-and-squirt implement, but like everything else we as preppers are concerned with the devil is in…

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Hunting and Fishing

Important Hunting Gear for Preppers

What do you carry when going big game hunting? Different people carry different tools; some carry compound bows while others carry rifles. Regardless, there are certain essential items that you simply cannot go without. With this in mind, let us look at some of these essential items that are must carry for any prepper or wild game forager. Quality optics…

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Accuracy Potential of AK Rifles

The AK family of rifles, among them the AKM and AK-74, are among the world’s most prolific and effective, popular with military, police and civilian shooters everywhere. In the U.S., the Kalashnikov has not always been popular, but since around 2010 has been enjoying a sharp increase in popularity thanks to the efforts of high quality commercial manufactures and dedicated…

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The Best 9mm Ammo for Self-Defense

As of 2018, thanks to continuing research in wound ballistics and ongoing advancements in the fields of projectile science and manufacturing, the 9mm Parabellum is currently viewed by many professionals as the best all-purpose defense or service handgun cartridge for most applications. The 9mm’s combination of low recoil, good terminal performance and greater capacity in the same size handguns than…

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