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Guns

Read This Before Buying a Rifle Scope

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There is almost no task in which you might use a rifle that cannot be made easier by the addition of an appropriate optical sight. From the earliest primitive telescopes to today’s bomb-proof, technology-packed red-dot sights, the right optic is a huge advantage for any shooter. But just like the rifles themselves, not all optics are created equal, and none…

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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 16 – Oct 7th – 13th 2018

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Hello, Pack. I hope everyone has had a productive and safe week of prepping. We have had a rare week around our survival homesteading retreat – nothing broke! The amphibious vehicle engine rebuild is still a work in progress, but all of the SUVs, trucks, ATVs, tractors, and machinery are all in full working order. Yes, I did just knock…

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Gear

Maglites: Are they Worth It?

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Maglite (or Mag-Lite, if you are a pedant) is one of the most recognized names in flashlights. Around since  1979, their flagship light was and remains a gigantic multi D-cell monster that was a standard tool on the belts of cops, tradesmen and other blue-collar professionals from the 80’s all the way through the 1990’s and early 2000’s.  Many homeowners…

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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 15 – Sep 30th – Oct 6th 2018

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Hello fellow preppers. I has been a busy and surprisingly productive week here on our survival homesteading retreat. The surprise along the productivity front stems from tasks accomplished even though we got some rain – that of course generated even more mud, and had trouble with the tractor battery….again. Our wood shed is now not only completely full, we have…

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Prepping

How to Make a Faraday Cage for less than $5

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Hey everyone, With all this talk about EMPs and how some or all electronics can be fried in an instant when it happens, it’s time to see what we can actually do to protect our devices. The most popular solution you will find to survive an EMP (apart from learning to actually live without electricity) is to make a Faraday…

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Opinion

The New American Dream

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The American Dream. That one fixed point on the horizon of possibility that all Americans, native-born and immigrant could believe in, and strive for. Though it looks a little different for all of us, you’ll see the same threads for everyone that yearns for it- soil, family, peace, plenty. For those of us who value self-sufficiency and privacy, we often…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 14 – SEP 23rd – 29th 2018

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It has been a week of rinse and repeat here on our survival homesteading retreat. I didn’t really focus on how long it takes to get the hay and firewood in each year until I started writing about it to share here with the pack. Weather and equipment issues (rinse and repeat…again) plagued some of our efforts, but 90 percent…

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Homesteading

The Mittleider Gardening Method

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Simply put, the Mittleider System is the result of ‘Nearly six decades… of almost constant study, research, and field application on food production problems in many parts of the world’ by Jacob Mittleider, which produced ‘a synthesis of the best features of several major methods of gardening’ (quoting Mittleider Soil Bed Gardening). In practical terms, it is a regenerative system…

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