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Prepping

14+ Survival Materials to Download Today

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If you’ve been reading The Survivalist Blog for some time, you’re probably aware of the plethora of information that’s available here and in other places. In fact, there’s so much information that we: …feel overwhelmed …feel confused because the information isn’t presented in an organized manner, so there’s still some research involved …end up reading conflicting advice …and obviously make…

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Guns

Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40

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If you are relatively new to the gun scene, specifically to pistols, you’d be forgiven for thinking there was always a wide selection of viable choices for reliable, accurate, feature-rich striker-fired handguns. This was not always the case. Through the late 1980’s all the way through the 1990’s, there was really only one de facto choice for hard running striker…

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DIY

3 Homemade Mosquito Traps That Are Dirt-Cheap

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Summer is my favorite time of the year, but I (like all of you, I imagine) could do without all the dang mosquitoes that come along with it. Trying to pull weeds in your survival garden while getting the blood sucked out of your legs and arms by those vile insects, is absolutely no fun at all. You could dig…

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Homesteading

Food Preservation Done Right

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You work tirelessly for weeks and months to create a bountiful harvest and cultivating livestock. You spend countless hours hunting in the woods and at your favorite fishing hole, to ensure the family will have enough food to get through the winter and to stockpile for emergencies. All of those efforts will be for nothing if the food grown, raised,…

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Guns

Accuracy Potential of AK Rifles

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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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Guns

Tips and Procedures for Self Defense with a Firearm

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Proper use of a firearm for self-defense is more than propping a gun up next to a nightstand, strapping on a holster or dropping a pistol into the glovebox of the family car and calling it good. Truly incorporating a gun into your day-to-day to ensure it is always at hand is a lifestyle change, and there are many things…

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Opinion

My Story of How I Became a Prepper

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My journey to become a prepper started in 2011. Until one fateful day in July, I had mocked my beloved husband’s survivalistic tendencies. I would roll my eyes when I walked into the root cellar substitute room in our basement to grab something and had to maneuver around his buckets of long-term storage food and other preparedness gear. My Bobby…

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Homesteading

Watchdogs and Guard Dogs for Survival

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No survival homesteading retreat or bugin home regardless of location, would be complete without a dog. Not just any dog will do. To protect your home/retreat, family, or livestock, requires specific breeds of dogs that are trained to enhance their natural watchdog, livestock guardian dog, or herding tendencies. During a SHTF scenario, keeping what you have will be a 24/7…

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Guns

The Best 9mm Ammo for Self-Defense

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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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