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Overview of the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

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Scout rifles are an interesting concept, and greatly adored by a certain segment of rifle enthusiasts. As a concept, scout rifles were first codified by the great Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite and father of the modern technique of the handgun. Cooper laid out a set of design criteria that he believed would result in a handy, light, powerful…

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Economic Collapse

The a to Z Guide to Prepping for an Economic Collapse

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With the state of the world today, one of the things many preppers can agree upon is an economic collapse is likely. With the near collapse of the U.S. economy in Sept 2008, followed by the crises in Greece, Argentina, and Venezuela, it’s becoming harder to deny the likelihood that an economic collapse is inevitable. It’s nearly impossible to predict…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 24 – Dec 9th – Dec 15th 2018

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We are into intellectual prepping and gift-giving prepping this week. Or at least that is what I am dubbing it. The weather outside is frightful, so I am not going to be doing any more outdoor chores than are unnecessary. The newest members of the flock are doing well with their free range training. While the ducks love all the…

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Opinion

Preppers versus Survivalists: What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to the world of prepping and survival, there are a lot of different strategies and concepts to learn. Although often used interchangeably by beginners, this article will primarily discuss preppers versus survivalists: what’s the difference? In order to do that, we’ll first define each term as we see it and provide some examples of each type throughout…

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Homesteading

How Much Land is Enough to Live Off?

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One of the best ways to prepare for an extended crisis is to relocate to a remote property where you can live off the land and be as self-sufficient as possible. If you’ve been a survivalist or a prepper for any amount of time, you’ve probably figured this out and have at least begun to think about how to make…

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Homesteading

How to Build a Potato Box for Almost Free

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One of the staples for many families is potatoes. They can be used to create a variety of different meals and when stored in a cool, dry place, they have a fairly decent shelf life. For long term storage, you can even dehydrate potatoes, so it makes sense to include them as part of your food stockpile. But if you’re…

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EMP

EMP Attack Survival and Preparedness

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Surviving an EMP requires diligent planning. While the basics of survival are all the same no matter what type of disaster you are most concerned about, planning to maintain as much functionality as possible after and EMP, does mandate taking a laundry list of specific precautions. Before you can adequately prepare for an EMP, you must be well-versed in not…

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Survival

5 Options to Get Home from Work When Disaster Strikes

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Bugging out as a concept is very familiar to most in the preparedness world. Less so is “getting home” and I don’t mean heading back after the smoke has cleared, the sirens have gone quiet and the Wi-Fi is, mercifully, back on. Hooray for 4 bars! Getting home contextually refers to heading for home or base if you are caught…

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