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Guns

Why Are Gun Sales Up in the U.S.?

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Ask any gun shop owner what they like least about the business of selling shooting irons, boomsticks and related gear and they’ll probably give you an answer with something to do about the feast or famine nature of it. The gun market goes through phases like any other, with periods of steady, even frenzied purchasing being punctuated by precipitous drops…

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Homesteading

How to Store Your Harvest

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There is nothing as depressing as taking the time to grow enough food for the winter, only to find it spoiled just a short while afterwards. From apples and pears to potatoes and squash, this guide will teach you exactly how to store and manage the dozens of crops from your harvest, to have a steady food supply throughout the…

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Homesteading

Is Treated Lumber Safe for Raised Beds?

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Over the years there has been a lot of talk about pressure treated lumber and its use in gardening, and specifically for raised beds. Like most things, the more people talk about a particular topic the more the truth gets diluted, and the myths and incorrect facts get shared as truths. In this article we are going to look at…

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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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Prepping

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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