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Are You Really Prepared for the Real World?

It’s the kind of thing in between our normal, everyday life and an actual major disaster that just doesn’t get prepared for all that often.

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 4 – AR-15 Upper Parts)

If you have the tooling, settle for the basics and shop wisely, you should be able to bring this in under $50

Prepping by the Numbers

Not only do the masses USUALLY get things right in aggregate, but it can make your life easier in the long run to just go with the crowd.

Prepper Must-Haves – Garden Tools

Even with some small, modest beds, there are a few tools like hooked three-prong hand cultivators or a small spade that come in handy.

Building Your Own Firearm (Part 3 – AR-15 Lower Parts)

We look at what is needed to get the firearm functional. In particular, we will concentrate on the AR-15 style rifles and pistols.

The Capacity Advantage

This isn't an article about which guns to buy, it is merely my personal thoughts on why two weapons have advantages over others.

Introduction to Gunsmithing – Part 2

In part two, after some final thoughts on tools, we'll look at knowledge and skills needed in gunsmithing.

Introduction to Gunsmithing – Part 1

You can do it on your own firearms without any problem, and you might be able to do it for friends and family, especially if you don't get paid for it.

Practical Preparedness – Simplify Your Shopping List

One thing that can help is to simplify the shopping list. In some case it’s about paring it down. In other cases, it’s about finding multi-purpose items.

Why The Rangefinder Binocular Is The New Must-Have Tool For Hunters

Have you ever tried to measure a target’s range and field miserably? If you have, then it might be time to invest in a rangefinder binocular.

16 Best Hobbies for Preppers

These hobbies for preppers will give you skills that you can use in a survival situation but can also enrich your life right now.

Choosing the Best Weapon Light for SHTF

This quick guide highlights a few of the considerations to make when choosing a weapon light to include in your emergency prep kit.

10 Self Defense Tips for Women

Fortunately, there are a number of self-defense tips and techniques that can level that playing field and allow women to protect themselves and those that they are responsible for protecting.

Preppers: Now Is Not the Time to Let Your Guard Down

It seems that so many preppers who were in full swing a year or two ago have relaxed and stopped worrying about the need to prepare. Has this happened to you?

DRY FIRE: The Secret to Better Shooting

Wanna know the secret to becoming a better shooter? Actually, there is no secret, but dry fire, can significantly increase a persons shooting ability.

Stockpiling Ammo for SHTF

There are some good guidelines and tips on stockpiling ammo that will simplify this process for you and make it easier than it sounds on some forums you may have come across.

Tactical Gear List & Considerations for SHTF

The below personal tactical gear list is taken from a proposal I put together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago, this should give you a few hints on kit etc.

Don’t Get Stranded Without a Get Home Bag

You need to make sure if your family is with you can survive for a short time period while getting to your home or to a survivable situation

Preparing for Illness in SHTF

Good health is more valuable than gold but is ignored until it is no longer there.

Countering Snipers

Understanding a little about snipers and methods used in countering snipers is an essential part of your operational planning and preparations.

Methods of Carrying Concealed

This is where you need to have a strategy already worked out for deploying your concealed carry weapon in a hostile situation

Hiding in Plain Sight – Innovative Ways to Discreetly Wear Survival Gear

In this article I list some of the most unique ways that some basic survival gear, weapons, and defensive tools can be disguised in items you already wear every day.

Shotguns for Survival – Part 1

A shotgun is effective for hunting and there is not much which would be better at defending yourself from man or beast at close range.

Route Selection, Ambushes & VCP’s

Selecting good routes is extremely important part of your security planning especially in hostile areas or in times of civil unrest.

Shoot To Kill: Instinctive Shooting

You use a method known as instinctive - or point- shooting. Instinctive shooting is simple- you point the gun and pull the trigger.

Survival Group Selection: Would You Take Yourself?

If many survival groups are mainly made up of people whose only skill set is “providing security” and for some reason you found yourself looking to join a group either now or after a collapse, would you take you?

Prepping After 60

Ever try to answer all the questions that you ask yourself about how you will survive as a single, senior woman living alone with no family, no spouse, no other support other than yourself?

Pocket Illumination: Shedding Light on EDC Flashlights

In fact, flashlights are one of the most useful pieces of prepper gear you can carry on you at all times.

Safe, Effective Concealed Carry Policies in the Workplace

The right to bear arms in America remains strong. But it behooves individual gun owners and employers to keep up with the ongoing legal and political caveats in their respective areas.

Survival Skill: Unarmed Combat

So how do you defend yourself using unarmed combat skills if you get stuck in such an unpleasant situation?