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Guns

Hearing Protection Away From the Range

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No reader here who is a frequent user of guns needs to be lectured on the importance of protective gear when behind a gun. Even those devil-may-care types who eschew eye-pro do not pretend to be so hard as to not need hearing protection, especially when around rifles or at any indoor range. The noise of a gunshot ranges from…

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DIY, Prepping

Taking Care of Dental Emergencies Post-SHTF

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Medical preps are the most difficult aspect of any survival plan – and toothache remedies are not exception. Actually, it is usually a bit more difficult acquire a quality toothache and SHTF oral care and repair kit than it is to buy or assemble an emergency medical kit. Growing your own apothecary should be a top priority for all preppers.…

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Prepping

The Full List of Barter Items for SHTF

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Dictionary.com defines ‘to barter’ as: “to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.” In a true survival situation, money basically loses its value (because the most important of the items it can theoretically buy become so valuable), so bartering is much more use. Even so, there are some easily stockpiled, easily carried supplies, many of…

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The Ultimate Guide to Home Defense

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A strong home defense plan is more than just a willingness to grab a gun or bat and tip-toeing off to investigate some bump in the night. A strong home defense plan will actually include layered, overlapping protective elements and defenses, some active and some passive. Some may eschew anything more than rudimentary preparation but this is a grave mistake;…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 10 – Aug 26th – Sept 1st 2018

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Harvesting and preserving time may be over, but there is still plenty of hot, sweaty, and dirty work going on here on our survival homesteading retreat. Our preps this week were primarily focused on moving downed trees that had been drying, chopping them up, and then splitting them to make firewood. Bobby and I had several “date nights” out enjoying…

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DIY

How to Make an Oven out of a #10 Can

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The only hard part about making an oven out of a #10 can is finding a can actually still made out of metal. Once upon a time you could walk into any grocery store and buy a metal can of coffee, but plastic is king now and those days are gone. Boy Scouts have been making tin can cookers to…

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Guns

Ruger .380 LCP Review

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photo by Cyberstarboy (Personal CameraPreviously published: N/A) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons The Luger LCP (lightweight, compact pistol) is a small lightweight concealed carry pistol that has been around for many years and has gained a large following amongst gun owners. Manufactured by Strum, Ruger & Company and weighing only 9.4 ounces, the LCP is very…

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Guns

The Best Single Point Sling for an AR-15

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You’ve all heard the adage “a sling is to a rifle as a holster is to a handgun.” It seems like a trite piece of range wisdom, right? Spoiler Warning: It’s 100% true. A sling is an absolutely essential piece of equipment for any long gun, especially a rifle. A sling allows you to control the rifle more effectively, gives…

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Guns

Modern Slings: A Guide for Best Results

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For any practical purpose, a sling is an essential piece of kit for your long gun. The analogy is often made that a sling is to a long gun as a holster is to a handgun. I’d say that’s right on. Without a sling, your options for going hands-free are limited to dropping the gun, setting it down, or controlling…

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