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Black Powder in the Modern World

Guest post by Richard Douglas It’s important to realize the dangers associated with using black power and smokeless powder. Please seek the appropriate training and knowledge before attempting to use either. The below is for informational purposes only. Right now you can go to the store and buy boxes of rounds already packed with primer and gunpowder, but let’s say you found yourself in a different situation. Maybe you’re a historian or a curator at a museum. Maybe you’re in an apocalyptic event and fired the last round you had looking down the scope of your rifle. Whatever the reason, you … Continue reading

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Why It’s Critical to Have an Escape Plan in Any Environment or Location

Evasion and escape are critical components of any self-defense plan. Confrontation should be your last choice no matter where the assault takes place. You could likely get seriously injured or possibly killed. There are very few things you can control when it comes to preparing for personal defense. However, you can control your actions and how prepared you are to defend yourself anywhere. There are two common places where it’s critical to have an escape plan. Those two locations are your home and in public. Let’s discuss each in a little more detail. The Necessary Components of a Strategy to Escape … Continue reading

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How To Prevent The Most Common Injuries You Can Get In The Woods

Guest post by Natasha Ramirez More people than ever are flocking to the woods for a quick hike after a long day at work, for a fun weekend getaway, or to get some exercise. But the woods can be a dangerous place for the unprepared – especially if you need to spend an extended length of time in them. Unexpected weather, dangerous animals, and new terrain can make living in these conditions particularly hard. Preppers know that if disaster strikes, the woods may become an important place to be able to survive in long-term.  As a testament to the danger of … Continue reading

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Homemade Gunpowder: A Step-By-Step Guide

Guest post by Richard Douglas Editor’s Note: The study of basic chemistry can be an amazing look into how our world works. However, it can also be very dangerous. This article is for informational purposes only. You’ve just finished up at the range, set your rifle back in its case and cleaned your long range optic. But you’re left with a lot of empty brass. Some would ignore the opportunity and leave, but there’s another option. Whether you’re a prepper with a stockpile of ammunition or are starting from scratch, bullets are a limited resource. This is why it can … Continue reading

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Digital Night Vision Monocular: A Game-Changer for Hunting and Prepping

Guest post by Kalman of expertnightvision.com. As a night hunter and peeper, you must need the right viewing device to detect your prey. Night vision monoculars have gained popularity for their compact size and optical performance in this regard. They can be used for different night viewing activities such as camping, hunting, wildlife observation, and other nocturnal purposes. Digital night vision monoculars are a newcomer in the market compared to traditional devices. The invention of digital NV monocular made today’s night hunting easier than the previous time. They are available with different budgets and one device can be used for multi-tasks. … Continue reading

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How To Prepare Your Apartment For A Disaster

Guest post by Natasha Ramirez. If 2020 hasn’t made you take a long, hard look at your disaster preparedness plan, you probably haven’t been watching the news. There are some events like the “murder hornets”, for example, that took over the internet that shouldn’t worry you too much. But wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have become a reality for people across the country, and if there was ever a time to fine-tune your preparedness plan, that time is now.  When you rent an apartment, most repairs are the landlord’s responsibility. But when natural disasters strike, those rules go out the … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Financially for Any Disaster

When you think of financial preparedness, do you immediately think about your emergency savings fund? While having emergency savings is absolutely essential, that’s just one small part of what’s required to make sure your money is truly prepared for a disaster. For example, are you prepared: for what happens if you can’t access a physical bank? to exit your home quickly with all of your medical, insurance, and personal paperwork? to provide documentation of everything in your home as part of an insurance claim? to avoid damage to your credit if you can’t pay your bills following a disaster? Another … Continue reading

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A Quick Checklist for New Preppers

Guest post by Bryan Borris The pandemic has changed the mindset of people as it has shown that you can never be too prepared for an unexpected disaster. Even the ones who weren’t enthusiastic about prepping a year ago are now ardent preppers by choice. While you prepare to face a situation like the current one, you will have an added advantage. Prepping gets you one step ahead of a crisis, whether it comes in the form of a car accident, a sudden layoff, a riot or violent incident or a long-term economic downturn. However, contemporary prepping needs to have … Continue reading

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Survival Spearfishing

Guest post by Coty Perry It’s said that spearfishing became popular in the early 1930s as a method of underwater hunting. Today, it’s an afterthought for many, but preppers understand that spearfishing is a great way to catch fish without requiring extensive gear that can break or get lost.  The more methods you have for gathering food, the better, and spearfishing may be a skill that comes in handy someday.  What Spearfishing Gear Do You Need?  First, we need to talk about gear. Part of what makes spearfishing desirable for survival fishing is the fact that it doesn’t require much. Depending … Continue reading

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Do You Need Back-Up Iron Sites on Your AR?

Guest post by Jay Chambers Whether you’re interested in building or buying your own AR-15, there’s one common question among AR enthusiasts. Do you really need back up iron sites for your rifle? This question applies to those who are already running optics. If you don’t have any optics at all, then yes, you do need sights. However, if you already have iron sights, do you need a backup, or can you get by without them? It’s a very personal question that may have a unique answer. Many times, it comes down to you, what you shoot, and which gear … Continue reading

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