Fantasy And Weaponry

A pistol for the bedroom,A shotgun over the door,A 30-06 for reaching out;You don't need any more. If an intruder makes it to your bedroom, shoot him with the pistol. If he's trying to break in, use the shotgun. If he is fifty yards or more away and shooting at you, pick him off with the 30-06. This is the real Survivalist's arsenal; basic, inexpensive, effective. So why all the promotion of rapid-fire weapons? If you aim at a man and don't hit him, he' going to move, and probably shoot you. Banging away in the same general direction is…

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Hunting When It Counts

There is a whole different outlook on hunting where a miss means youdon't have food for the table. As I learned late last year. In the beginning of October the wife and me hit on some toughtimes. We had invested most of our money in trapping supplies and theorders had fallen off. Money was tight. It looks like we had a $100 forfood for the whole month. Well if you have not shopped lately, a $100is a joke for food. So we stocked up with a 50-pound bag of potatoes,onions, carrots, flour and a few other things. I told the…

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Rules For A Gun, Knife, Baseball Bat Or Fist Fight

1. Forget about knives, bats and fists.  Bring a gun.  Preferably, bring at least two guns.  Bring all of your friends who have guns.  Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need. 2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.  Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive.  If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend.  A new wall is cheap - funerals are expensive. 3. Only hits count.  The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss. 4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly. 5.…

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How To Bug Out Of An Area

We all are constantly making improvements to our BOVs, bags and plans. We think about which routes to take, contingencies, repairs and all sorts of other needed info and equipment. What I will attempt to cover in this short article is to break down a Bug-Out into some very basic steps that each of us need to think and plan for. Forgive me if I leave anything too important out :) 1. Something has happened in our AO and we need to get out and get out fast. You've just received word in one way or another about some possible…

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Using Wheat Intro

Store What You Eat - Eat What You Store! Wise advice for anyone who wants to put a little food by for those times when you may need it. Unfortunately, Big Macs don't keep too well. And many times when you may need this food, the power may be out also, and without a good alternative energy system, there goes the fridge and freezer. If the time of year is right, you may be able to live off the garden, if you have one. Or perhaps you have an all-year greenhouse! Or many of you have domesticated livestock that can…

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Sprouting Basics

Sprouting can be an excellent way to supplement that survival diet of grains, beans and rice; in fact, most of these grains can also be sprouted. It's an easy, cheap and relatively headache free way to add some live green food to your diet, especially during periods of stress when you may be in a shelter. What Do You Need? 1. Seeds that will germinate (grow); Some good types to start with are wheat, sunflower, almonds, lentils and mung beans. Store them in bug-proof containers in a cool, dark place. 2. Something to grow them in; this can be as…

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Radiation Protection For The Unprepared

So you've had that thing of Science Fiction happen in your back yard-the dreaded Nuclear Explosion-maybe from an exotic Terrorist Suitcase Nuke-or possibly from something not quite so special, like a dirty-bomb. You remember seeing some of the funny news clips from the 50's during the Cold War, when all of the kids would practice their 'Duck and Cover' Drills. At the time you thought it was pretty funny-you wondered what kind of Paranoia had struck the Country during this quaint period of Mom and Pop grocery stores, kids riding their bikes to school and 'Leave it to Beaver.' Simpler…

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The Jeep Wilderness Rack

A short review on Garvin Industries Jeep Wrangler Bumper and Swing Away Tire System (of whom I am in no way affiliated with). It's nice to be able to carry a few extra things on the BOV, but sometimes you are limited due to the nature of the vehicle and other considerations. A good example is my Jeep Wrangler.  Man, I love that thing.  4-Wheel Drive; large enough to carry the family in, but still small enough to get in and out of the places we sometimes go.  The only disadvantage is its limited storage capacity for extra gear.  A…

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How To Not Panic

So things aren't turning out quite the way you could have hoped for and you know that you are in trouble. You have that cold clammy feeling in the pit of your stomach, your mouth dries up and your mind and body freeze. All of the experts recommend DON'T PANIC!!! Stop, assess your situation, inventory your resources, plan your options and finally take action. Now when you have trouble coming at you from all sides (especially if it is life-threatening and things are happening quickly), this can be easier said than done. It has been said that no one knows…

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Using Silver and Gold as Money

So far, things in your small community are still pretty calm. Comparatively. After the Great Crash of '06, you remember watching the news reports about the looting and burning in the cities and were glad you weren't there.  You remember how martial law was declared and seeing the National Guard patrolling the streets.  You remember how the President came on TV and said it was a time for belt-tightening and self-sacrifice for the good of the Country.  You watched truck after truck pulling into the food distribution centers and the people standing in line to receive their daily rations.  You…

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