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Opinion

Stand Your Ground Laws in Various States

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Anyone even tangentially interested in guns, gun control and self-defense has likely heard much fevered discussion and clutching of pearls over the “Stand Your Ground Law” that seems to be sweeping the nation. Gun advocates cheer for it, and cite it as the chief defense of citizens’ use of force in response to an attack. Detractors label them “shoot first…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did to Prep This Week – Week 26 – Dec 23rd – Dec 29th 2018

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 Happy almost New Year’s Eve, Pack. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Because of the holiday, we did not do a lot of prepping this week. Having friends and extended family in over the course of three days did give us the opportunity to push more of our self-reliance lifestyle onto them (again, for some of them) as…

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Prepping

What’s YOUR SHTF Plan?

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Everyone has a general plan for any given crisis, the plan, you might call it. This plan will be tailored to fit as many possible SHTF scenarios as possible, improving reaction time and simplifying the response to danger. We’d like to encourage more of our readers to share the nuances of their SHTF plan here on TSB, so in the…

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Survival

How to Bug Out If You Have Children

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When it comes to a SHTF situation, experienced preppers know that bugging out should be a last resort. Yes, there are some preppers out there who believe that they can simply pack a bug out bag and take off to live in the woods or travel hundreds of miles to a bug out location with no problems. And it’s not…

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Guns

Overview of the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

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Scout rifles are an interesting concept, and greatly adored by a certain segment of rifle enthusiasts. As a concept, scout rifles were first codified by the great Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite and father of the modern technique of the handgun. Cooper laid out a set of design criteria that he believed would result in a handy, light, powerful…

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Economic Collapse

The a to Z Guide to Prepping for an Economic Collapse

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With the state of the world today, one of the things many preppers can agree upon is an economic collapse is likely. With the near collapse of the U.S. economy in Sept 2008, followed by the crises in Greece, Argentina, and Venezuela, it’s becoming harder to deny the likelihood that an economic collapse is inevitable. It’s nearly impossible to predict…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 24 – Dec 9th – Dec 15th 2018

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We are into intellectual prepping and gift-giving prepping this week. Or at least that is what I am dubbing it. The weather outside is frightful, so I am not going to be doing any more outdoor chores than are unnecessary. The newest members of the flock are doing well with their free range training. While the ducks love all the…

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Opinion

Preppers versus Survivalists: What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to the world of prepping and survival, there are a lot of different strategies and concepts to learn. Although often used interchangeably by beginners, this article will primarily discuss preppers versus survivalists: what’s the difference? In order to do that, we’ll first define each term as we see it and provide some examples of each type throughout…

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Homesteading

How Much Land is Enough to Live Off?

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One of the best ways to prepare for an extended crisis is to relocate to a remote property where you can live off the land and be as self-sufficient as possible. If you’ve been a survivalist or a prepper for any amount of time, you’ve probably figured this out and have at least begun to think about how to make…

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