Guns and Ammo

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  • Deciding on Ammunition Storage

    When being prepared, no matter how many tubes of toothpaste, packs of TP, or cases of beef stew you have is going to matter if someone can come and take it away from you. To protect your cache and your family, you need firearms. And those firearms are only as good as long as they are loaded. What to stock up on Ideally, you will be able to store several firearms in your secure location for use. This would include a medium caliber rifle for large game hunting and defense, a handgun for...
  • Practicing Safe Firearm Handling

    With crime seemingly becoming a way of life for some, it is becoming more and more important to think about protecting yourself and your family. There are many ways to do this, such as beefing up home security systems or adding surveillance cameras, but nothing is quite as effective as a firearm. Due to this line of thought, people who have no gun experience are purchasing their first firearm with the intention of defending themselves. This is great as we have the right to bear arms and...
  • Establishing Tactical Firearms Skills

    There has been a lot of talk recently in our society about guns. Some argue that guns are bad and should be banned while others hold tightly to their second amendment rights. No matter which camp you belong to, one thing we can hopefully all agree on is that a gun in the right hands is a valuable self-defense tool. When faced with a threat to yourself or others, being able to quickly and efficiently neutralize it can save lives, and a gun is often the best way to handle such threats. The key...
  • Weapons are Tools

    Almost everyone has seen the TV commercials that show a wonder tool that can fit every nut and bolt, every screw, and allow you to fix every broken part on you car, and still fit in your pocket. As most handymen know, there is no such practical tool. Weapons are tools. Each performs a specific task very well, and other task not so well. In a survival situation there are a couple tools that make life much easier. First is the human body, and the knowledge and wisdom it contains. This tool...
  • Should You Take a CCW Class

    You've seen them advertised in your area and others. Those 'get your firearms license certification' here. Low cost! Well, let us look at this phenomenon, and ask ourselves the big questions here from a prepper angle. What are CCW classes? In every state in the Union, finally, legal concealed carry of a weapon (CCW) is officially on the books. This trend has grown over the past 30-years and is now, at least in theory, possible from coast to coast. Each state of course, sets their own regs...
  1. Establishing Tactical Firearms Skills

    There has been a lot of talk recently in our society about guns. Some argue that guns are bad and should be banned while others hold tightly to their second amendment rights. No matter which camp you belong to, one thing we can hopefully all agree on is that a gun in the right hands is a valuable self-defense tool. When faced with a threat to yourself or others, being able to quickly and efficiently neutralize it can save lives, and a gun is often the best way to handle such threats. The key...
  2. 3 Survival Guns Every Prepper Should Consider

    A significant part of your survival planning should be firepower. How are you going to defend yourself, your possessions, and your turf? What are you going to use to take down large game animals? What if it is small game you are confronted with instead? Can you rely on long range accuracy and successful close up action as well? Is the firearm you put faith in on a regular basis going to be enough to get the job done when called upon in a variety of situations which may present themselves...
  3. Practicing Safe Firearm Handling

    With crime seemingly becoming a way of life for some, it is becoming more and more important to think about protecting yourself and your family. There are many ways to do this, such as beefing up home security systems or adding surveillance cameras, but nothing is quite as effective as a firearm. Due to this line of thought, people who have no gun experience are purchasing their first firearm with the intention of defending themselves. This is great as we have the right to bear arms and...
  4. Just More Basics

    Food: Canned chicken and tuna, trail mix, jerky, and sugar stuff (newtons and wafers). Basically enough to get me three days and then some. Drink: 4L of water, plus my 1.5L water bottle on my belt. First Aid: Basic bandages, gauze, tape, a few OTC pain pills, BC Powder, the like. Tools: AK-47 Bayonet, 2 Ozark Trail Hunting Knives, Hobo Tool, Fishing Kit, fishing twine. Maps and Travel Information: Street Atlas of the Areas I\'m mostly in, including topos of the most likely places I\'ll be,...
  5. The End of the World Gun Parts Stash

    Sure, you have a stock of canned food, shelf-stable this and that, seeds, generators, solar panels and livestock, as well as the firearms and ammo to protect it, but what are you going to do if your gun goes down? Do you have what it takes to make sure that firearm can last you if the stores never reopen? Step 1: Get a supportable platform It is so cool to have that exotic, next level, brand-new gun that no one else has, right? Well what happens when that gee-whiz too-cool-for-school brand...
  6. Should You Take a CCW Class

    You've seen them advertised in your area and others. Those 'get your firearms license certification' here. Low cost! Well, let us look at this phenomenon, and ask ourselves the big questions here from a prepper angle. What are CCW classes? In every state in the Union, finally, legal concealed carry of a weapon (CCW) is officially on the books. This trend has grown over the past 30-years and is now, at least in theory, possible from coast to coast. Each state of course, sets their own regs...
  7. Deciding on Ammunition Storage

    When being prepared, no matter how many tubes of toothpaste, packs of TP, or cases of beef stew you have is going to matter if someone can come and take it away from you. To protect your cache and your family, you need firearms. And those firearms are only as good as long as they are loaded. What to stock up on Ideally, you will be able to store several firearms in your secure location for use. This would include a medium caliber rifle for large game hunting and defense, a handgun for...
  8. Why Mainstream Firearms Training Will Get You Killed

    Why Mainstream Firearms Training Will Get You Killed Thoughts for Prepared Citizens We've all read articles with titles like this, and invariably we feel a little cheated by the time we finish. Sure, we might have learned a minor flaw or area of caution with the status quo, but the article clearly had more bark than bite. Well settle in, because we are going to discuss why mainstream firearms training actually will get you killed. I've been involved in firearms and tactics training for...
  9. Weapons are Tools

    Almost everyone has seen the TV commercials that show a wonder tool that can fit every nut and bolt, every screw, and allow you to fix every broken part on you car, and still fit in your pocket. As most handymen know, there is no such practical tool. Weapons are tools. Each performs a specific task very well, and other task not so well. In a survival situation there are a couple tools that make life much easier. First is the human body, and the knowledge and wisdom it contains. This tool...
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