Fire Extinguishers For Your Preps

41wWZX5u0nLGo to any prepper website or blog, and you will find all kinds of ways to start a fire. And some of them are pretty darned creative. But you also need to be able to put a fire out in a hurry if you, or someone else, creates one that is a danger.

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Bug Out Buggy Part 2. Vehicle Survival Kit

2005-2007_Jeep_Liberty_--_08-16-2010In Part 1 we discussed various aspects of selecting an emergency evacuation vehicle (Bug Out Buggy). Once you have selected a vehicle that will evacuate you and your family if you decide to bug out,, there are some additional considerations you need to address.

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Surviving A Haboob (Sand Storm)

Haboob2Unless you have experienced a serious dust storm such as those which occur in desert areas around the world, you have no idea how awesome, and actually dangerous they can be. ‘Haboob” is the Arabic word for these storms, and has been adopted by those living in the Southwest to describe them also. Getting caught in one can be no fun, but there are certain things you need to do to protect yourself if you are.

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Oldie Military Firearms For Prepper Survival

m1doesmytalking_smIf you read the modern prepper press and peruse the current prepper websites, you would be convinced that unless you have a modern tricked out M-4 or a upgraded AK with all the bells and whistles, then you are simply out of luck when it comes to surviving a SHTF situation with WROL or even TEOTWAWKI. Guess what? They are lying to you.

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Snake Filet!

Crotalus_cerastes_mesquite_springs_CAOK, your a hard core prepper that had to bug out when SHTF, and you have been surviving on your MRE’s, Mountain House and other prep foods. But it is starting to look like this situation is going to drag on for a long time and you need to supplement your food intake with what’s available in the wild. In some parts of the country, notably the Southwest, you have an abundant supply of handy nutrition. It’s called Jake the Snake.

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Rifle Scopes for Preppers Part 1Basics

reticle-46-largeIf you are an experienced hunter or long range shooter, the intricacies of rifle scopes are no mystery. But I run into many preppers and shooters who either want to put a telescopic sight on a rifle, or already have one and have difficulty in both zeroing and using it. How telescopic sights work is not rocket science but there are some fundamentals you need to understand to select the right scope, and to effectively use it.

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“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

John_Wayne_-_still_portraitLike many of my generation, I grew up on movies by Marion Robert Morrison (John Wayne, The Duke). Besides being an excellent actor, he was the real deal. You just got to admire anyone whose yacht is a converted WW2 PT boat and has enough macho to bed Marlene Dietrich. He was famous for his pithy and sometimes controversial comments. The one above is one of my favorites. I’m sure many of them were script written for his movies, but only The Duke could say it with the effect it deserves. So what does this have to do with emergency prepping?

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Weapon Cleaning Kits For The Bug Out Bag

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Everyone who is preparing for emergency survival should have a bug out bag with three days essentials for rapid grab and go. And if you plan on being armed, the basic essentials of weapon cleaning need to be packed along in it. Weight is always a consideration for anything you pack in BOB, and your weapon cleaning kit needs to be lightweight as well as functional.

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Martial Arts For Preppers. Is One Right For You?

ArmyMilCombativesChokeholdPrepping for survival in any SHTF situation will have many components. Health, physical fitness, and the ability to defend yourself will be among them. Training in the right martial art could combine these three subjects. Many preppers are already involved in a martial art. But if you are not and are interested in finding one right for you, then there are certain steps you need to take. Not all martial arts are “martial”. So how do you find the right one for your needs?

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Gray Man. Is Yours Orange?

InvisibleThe Gray Man concept has been around for some time and is frequently discussed on prepper boards. But exactly what is it we are talking about here? There is a lot of good information on the web for people preparing to survive life’s disasters, but there is a lot that leaves me scratching my head in wonder. Lets see how to keep your gray man from turning orange.

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Alternative Survival Weapons: The Air Rifle

Benjamin Trail NP 2_The air rifle is a widely used and popular weapon in Europe and other parts of the world that have restrictive firearms laws. It hasn’t been as popular in the U.S. because of our greater availability of center fire and rim fire weapons. There are some serious air rifles being manufactured now that are a far cry from your Daisy Red Ryder BB gun you had as a child. Are they a viable option for your survival preps?

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