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You have to have a flexible plan. Be prepared to change and adjust it according to the situation. Your kit levels aid you in maintaining the flexibility and ability to adjust and resupply on the go.

Establishing Roadblocks to Control Post-Disaster Travel

Editor's Note: This article was generously donated by frequent contributor, Rich Bryant. Rich discusses security topics that could need to be employed by preppers in a TEOTWAWKI scenario if controlling access to your location...

Shooting Tactics and Training: Practice Practicality

Static square ranges and competitions are commonly the only firearm practice available to preppers. Sometimes, those square ranges and competitions – and even classes – actively or accidentally build dangerous mindsets, habits, and complacency. Knowing...

Backyard Self-Reliance: Luffa

The desire to be more self-reliant tends to strike all preppers here and there, regardless of location. While some aspects of self-reliance are hugely limited, others can be accomplished even in very small backyards....

What Does the Threatened M855 Ammo Ban Mean to Preppers?

If you own a firearm and spend any amount of time on the internet each day, you have likely seen the headlines declaring “Obama to ban bullets by executive action” or some derivative of...

Why Bother Stocking Up if You Aren’t Prepared to Defend It

The world of Survival and Prepping Bloggers is pretty diverse. There are those who will say that they are only talking intelligently about preparing without any of the fear as if fear somehow makes...

Handgun Holster Construction and Selection: Part I

Editors Note: This is a two part article I found from the guys at the Recoil Magazine website and gives a really thorough introduction into holsters and methods of carry. I will have both...

OMG, Now What?

While we all hope to never have to make the decision to use deadly force to defend ourselves and our loved ones, it happens everyday somewhere and with an opposition party in the USA...

Run-n-Gun: Lights, Camera, Action

Whatever our primary shooting type and needs, there are a few things we can do to make sure we’re a little more ready when we pull the trigger on a real, live target.  This...

Who Do You Absolutely Trust… with Your Life?

What if every stranger you encounter represents a potential or real threat to the safety of your family and/or to your community, whether large or small? If that happens, who can you trust?

Should You Shoot to Wound?

This article was contributed by David Nash of Shepherd School I talk a lot about lethal force, and one concept comes up almost universally. I call this idea the leg shot syndrome. The leg shot...

A Hole in the Dark: Techniques for Maintaining a Dark Camp

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo. Introduction “When the system breaks down, we all break down.” - Sgt. Barnes - Platoon Tactical camping is a great way to develop and sharpen many essential...

The Art of Striking – A Brief Overview

Editors Note: This article is courtesy of Lee Donoghue from Locksonline and in this article, he discusses basic self-defense concepts, namely the art of striking and covers some history of a few of the...

My Gun Can Beat Up Your Gun

Oh boy, another "gun debate". The extension of the "my mommy can beat up your mommy" challenge from our days at recess in Kindergarten. And not to worry, the AR vs the AK has been...

At What Point Do Our Nation’s Heroes Become Their Fellow Citizen’s Enemies

Nations rise and fall as they have done since the beginning of time. Some fear that our nation, the United States of America, is preparing for the final spasm that could literally kick this...

The Survivalist’s Guide to Bullet Proof Vests

What if tomorrow you wake up to a world torn apart by a nuclear war? What if the governments fall and the society you knew goes crazy with neighbors attacking neighbors, looting local stores,...

The Slingshot Channel – Creative Weapon, I mean Toy ideas…

If the creative genius Joerg Sprave lived next door to me I would be making friends with him really quickly. Even more so in a grid down scenario when the world has gone completely...

What I Learned from Baghdad to Chicago (and All Points in Between)

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Kilo 11. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

Improving Home Security in High Crime Areas

Editors Note: This article is courtesy of Lee Donoghue from Locksonline and in this article, he discusses basic security ideas you can implement on your home without going overboard. As I have said before,...

How to Save Money Every Time You Shoot

Going to the range and shooting does different things for different people.  A vast majority of the time (it should be always) we go to the range with the intention of keeping those perishable...

It May Cost You Not to Pay Attention

This article originally appeared on Recoil. Situational awareness is crucial to surviving and prevailing in a critical incident. Several years ago, I was still On The Job as a Detective with the Street Crimes unit....

Incoming Fire Always Has the Right of Way

One of the most underused skills that so many of us who call ourselves Preppers or Survivalists miss out on is real life weapons training. I am not talking about going to the shooting...

How to Find the Best Tree Stand Locations

Editor's Note: Yes, deer season and other large game seasons are way out in the future now, kind of hard to see them when you have to look beyond the rest of Spring and...

7 Lessons Learned From the Second Ft. Hood Shooting

Editors Note:  This article first appeared on the Active Response Training site. In this article, Greg Ellifritz, Active Response Training’s President and Primary Instructor, shares some observations from this latest Ft. Hood Shooting. There...