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Guns

How to Buy Your First Gun

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For seasoned gun owners and enthusiasts, there is scarcely a better feeling than that trip to the gun shop to pick up a new addition to the family. Everyone there knows your name, you can fill out the background check form upside down and backwards and you coordinated delivery of the latest object of your affection yourself to ensure you…

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Recipes

Homemade Salsa Recipe

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Salsa is super easy to make and allows you to use of the odds and ends from your garden in quite a delicious way. There are many different types of salsa recipes floating around in cookbooks and on the internet, but this is my very favorite. Our prepping tribe member Matty came up with this concoction, and is is incredible…

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Guns

What Makes a Quality AR Rifle?

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There is little doubt today that the AR-15 is the most ubiquitous of rifles in the U.S., and is the gold-standard that all other semi-automatics are measured against. Due to its overwhelming efficiency popularity, flexibility and suitability to shooters of all statures AR-pattern rifles are produced by dozens of manufacturers, from proud American institutions to small, boutique assemblers. The AR…

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Homesteading

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

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Chickens are a perfect survival livestock, no matter where you live or how much land you own. They provide both meat and eggs, while helping rid your garden area of bugs that can destroy your crops. Most cities and small towns allow chickens to be kept, but may place restrictions on the number of birds, breed types, and the possibility…

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Guns

How to Shoot a Pistol to Save Your Life

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If you own a handgun for self-defense, you probably put in a fair amount of time at the range burning up ammo and shooting groups. You have perhaps even taken a class or two, funds allowing. Basic marksmanship is certainly an essential part of running a gun well enough to save your life, but alone hardly considered proficiency in gun…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 4

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It has been a very sad week on our survival homesteading retreat. We suddenly, and without warning, tragically lost a member of our tribe – a man everyone would probably agree was the most valuable member. My husband’s childhood buddy Mark, although everyone called him Matty (and I never really grasped why) or Mad Dog, collapsed at the local pharmacy…

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Prepping

59 Baking Soda Uses You’ve Never Thought Of

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Are you stockpiling baking soda? If not, you should be. The incredibly inexpensive little boxes of sodium bicarbonate compound boasts copious amounts of medical, household, and outdoor uses. Baking soda contains nahcolite (a mineral) and is recovered from dissolved mineral springs. It consists primarily of organic oils and crystalline grains. Getting rid of refrigerator odors and stirring it into baking…

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