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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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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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 8 – Aug 12th – 19th 2018

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This has been an exciting week on our survival homesteading retreat. At first, it looked like Murphy’s Law was going to stick around, but thankfully it did not. At the beginning of the week, Harley suddenly began suffering from the same right leg – shoulder trouble as Ruby. It is just so strange. I doctored Harley, also a high-strung mare,…

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Smith and Wesson Model 10 Overview

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For any wheelgun aficionado, especially an admirer of Smith & Wesson’s, there is one revolver that blazed the path for millions of others. One that codified both performance and design for over a century to follow. That revolver is the legendary Smith and Wesson Model 10, progenitor of the iconic and loved K-frame, and ancestor of all its descendants. It…

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The Best Firearms for Everyday Carry

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A significant portion of Americans choose to keep a firearm on or about their person as they go about their day to day routine. Certainly many of them are believers in self-reliance, and especially when it comes to personal security. After all, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. To accomplish the task of toting a gun around…

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Homesteading

20 Herbal Teas Every Homesteader Should Grow and Use

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Is it tea time on your survival homestead? If you haven’t started growing, foraging, and drinking herbal teas on your homestead, you are really missing out. Herbal teas have unique flavors, and many of them are delicious. Some herbal teas are reputed to have medicinal properties, too.  The majority of these teas are easy to grow or forage, and preparing…

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Should You Barter Ammo Post-SHTF?

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When stocking up on goods, equipment and provision for sustainment after a long term crisis, it is a good idea to stash more than you think you’ll need. Aside from being simply good policy, this ensures you will have a buffer against loss, spoilage or breakage. Having extra beyond your projected requirements also means you’ll have enough to hand out…

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Is Keeping Chickens in My Backyard Feasible?

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If you’re new to prepping or if you’re a prepper who has been exploring ways to become more self-sufficient for an extended SHTF event, you may have wondered is keeping backyard chickens feasible?  The truth is that backyard chickens are a great way to get more prepared for a SHTF event and when managed correctly, could provide you with more…

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