The Times In Which We Live

I spent the weekend off the grid and of course, we ran the knife edge of nuclear war. Having lived for a time on Oahu, I have a hard time believing it was an 'accident', especially considering the process by which EAS is actually activated. The other side of that coin is also that I've …

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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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Busting the Bugout Myth: Basics of Personnel Recovery for Preppers and Survivalists

In the same vein as the last post on 'bugging out' and a lot of the un-reality that surrounds it, the very real crossover skill of conducting a personnel recovery, or at a minimum, how to link up with friendlies, needs to be taught in lieu of the "look at muh bugout stuff!!!" that frequently …

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