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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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week: October 18th 2020 – October 24th 2020

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Hello Pack. Once again I hope you all have had a productive and informative week of prepping. We had three new additions to our survival homestead this week: the Guernsey bull calf shown in the feature photo above, and a breeding pair of mini donkeys. Guernseys are an excellent dairy cow breed. Chevy, as my daughter named him (I would…

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Homesteading

31 Unusual Plants for Your Survival Garden

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The whole idea of a survival garden is that it contains plants to enable you and your family to eat well when there may be no access to shops, that it is hidden from sight to discourage theft of food, and for food security it should include some plants that the average person would not easily be able to identify…

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Survival Food

Rice Storage: How to Store Large Amounts

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As the saying goes… Rice is nice! The world uses rice. The world needs rice. In some parts of the world, the majority of a person’s calories come from rice. This is their main food and they use extensively. Or it’s their only food. In times of need, rice is the first food brought by aid workers. They do this…

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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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Frugality

23 Uses for Old Tires around the Homestead

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Finding old tires to use for prepper projects is easy – people discard them all over the place. Left lying around they can become a health hazard, retaining water, and allowing mosquitoes to breed. Making them into something useful takes a bit of expertise, but there are many things they can be used for by preppers, saving money by re-purposing…

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Recipes, Survival

Delicious Sweet Potato Soup – Try It!

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Sweet potato soup is equally as delicious as butternut soup, which has become a go-to favorite for many people. Once you have dug up a great crop of sweet potatoes, this is a good way to use them. The color of the soup may vary depending on whether you use the orange sweet potatoes or the white ones that tend…

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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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