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Gear

So, How Far Can a Slingshot Shoot?

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The slingshot is an ancient weapon, and one that still sees plenty of use today for hunting, target practice, and even insurgent operations. Shockingly powerful and nearly silent in use, it is easy to see the benefits of this primitive but useful weapon. Any prepper worth their salt should consider himself wise and add a slingshot to their survival repertoire.…

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DIY

Digging Your Own Well the Right Way

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Water is the second most essential element required for human survival, placing second only to air. You can die in minutes without oxygen, and in just a couple of days without any water. Every human being alive instinctively understands and craves water on a deeply primordial level, and rural folks more than most understand how critical it is to account…

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Defense

Big Iron: 10 Tactical Double-Stack 45s

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We are definitely living in an interesting era when it comes to firearms. While you might argue there has not been much in the way of legitimate, real-deal innovation, there has been an almost unbelievable amount of refinement and improvement going on over the past decade. Factory guns are more reliable, more accurate and more durable than they have ever…

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Prepping

6 Spy Skillsets for Preppers

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It’s pretty common to find preppers looking toward intelligence personnel and other government agency operatives for inspiration on the survival skills that they should learn. This is understandable; if your job description means going into harm’s way in the most extreme environments and situations, it makes sense considering they will be taught how to survive no matter what. Maybe if…

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DIY

How Much Would It Cost to Dig My Own Well?

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If you want to be truly self-sufficient living in a location that is far away from civilization, you will need a well. The process of digging a well is simple enough, but far from easy, and typical residential wells often delve deep into the earth, anywhere from 100 to 200 feet down. This will usually require the efforts of a…

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DIY

How Long Does Gasoline Really Last?

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Gasoline is one of those essentials that many preppers will choose to keep on hand as part of their survival stash. Considering it is absolutely essential for powering the vast majority of automobiles, smaller vehicles, generators and power tools this is prudent. Unfortunately, gasoline presents several challenges for the preppers who would store it for the long haul, namely that…

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Prepping

These 15 Pioneer Skills Will Help You Survive

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When we think of pioneers today, chances are you think of trailblazers and inventors in fields of science, engineering or even philosophy. We think of people who are going a different way and expanding the borders of a given discipline, or even our very thoughts about politics, society and culture. The term is a very apt one in that usage,…

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Self-Defense

How to Win a Street Fight

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Chances are you will have had occasion to talk to someone about fighting before in your life. Does it ever strike you as a little bit funny that everyone you talk to is a hardened fighter who knows just what to do, and if they were attacked like that fella was over there or this fella was over here they…

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Prepping

Choosing Members for Your MAG (Mutual Assistance Group)

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MAGs, or “Mutual Assistance Groups” are popular concepts for preppers who don’t already have built-in reserves of manpower or backup in the form of large families full of able-bodied members, or several friends in the area who are of like mind. A MAG is little more than a group of preppers, typically with varying skills, resources and advantages to bring…

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