First Line Course: Improvised Shelters And Primitive Weapons

Here's a few snapshots from last weekend's First Line Course. In the first day's afternoon, students were instructed on the basics of temporary survival shelters, protecting against thermal loss and constructed their own to live in for the duration of the course: A short primer on off grid cooking and a stew for the class: …

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The First Line Course: An Introduction

Survival means different things to different people. To some, it's a series of preparations for some future cataclysmic event; others, a realization of the unsustainability of many of today's practices or a return to the simpler, more natural ways of life. In that vein, survival includes primitive living skills and bushcrafting. All of these view …

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The Prepper’s Signal Kit: Line of Sight Equipment Suggestions Based on Requests

I get a lot of questions regarding equipment- its a common theme, as a lot of the preppersphere focuses on what to buy. As anyone who's taken the RTO Course knows, the actual equipment itself doesn't matter that much with some solid foundational training. One VHF analog radio, functionality-wise, does the same thing as any …

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Guerrilla Radio: Getting Your Local Station Running

Originally posted over at American Partisan. Come check us out- lots of good liberty-oriented material getting posted daily. Many of the questions I get on a day-to-day basis revolve around what equipment is needed to get a radio station up and running with minimal cost. That’s a tough question and one that’s even tougher when …

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Practical Carbine Accuracy: Off the Bench and In the Field

There's a lot of confusion even among longtime shooters between what a rifle is capable of doing off the bench on a nice controlled square range and what's actually practical for a serviceable combat weapon. The two really aren't the same. While tight groups are definitely a plus and a goal to be attained, having …

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Being Frugal: Strategically and at the Homestead, by Secret Squirrel

Some humble thoughts on the Economics of Prepping, from a well-prepared individual. You don't need a ton of money, but you do need the motivation. Even if you're just now waking up from the normalcy bias, there's a lot you can do in a short amount of time. Preparedness is YOUR responsibility and there's little …

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“Go ahead, skin that smokewagon and see what happens” by Secret Squirrel

As you might've guessed, this is a post about handguns. I asked a very close friend and accomplished handgunner to write a piece specific to it's own and he's what I would consider a subject matter expert. If there's one topic that might be worse than the "whut carbine is bestest" nonsense, it's people squabbling …

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