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Prepping can be an expensive venture. Sure, it can be done on the cheap(er), but even essential supplies, gear, equipment, guns, ammo, and goods cost money. The subject often comes up about ideas for generating extra funds for prepping activities. It is a general subject that comes up when any Read More…

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Preppers and survivalists have a need to tie together a lot of gear items or lash them together for hanging, storage, or transportation. Where we used to tie stuff together with random pieces of string or rope or tape, now there are much better devices and hardware supplies to easily handle these Read More…

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Should preppers and survivalists make any particular overt efforts to connect with local law enforcement? You’ve seen the bumper stickers giving support to various law enforcement agencies, programs, youth clubs, events, etc. It is often assumed this is a form of an unofficial bribe should the Read More…

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On a typical nature hike, I have several devices that require USB chargers: a camera, a camcorder, a cell phone, a flashlight, some red dot sights, a tablet…some of them can last numerous days without a recharge, others only a few hours. Sunjack battery and charger combo will keep most such Read More…

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Spring time is almost here and backyard farmers are starting to buy seeds, plants and fertilizer.  When you look at a bag of fertilizer there are three sets of numbers with a dash between them. Each set of numbers is important for growing a certain types of crop.  Too much of one number may Read More…

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Finally, a how-to video that’s professionally made and offers good info, delivered in a reasonable way. In just a shade above 4 minutes, this one tells us how to transform strike-anywhere matches into waterproof matches that will burn for one heck of a long time after you strike one. I’m Read More…

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A couple months after bagging my first black bear, my memory of the grueling task of dragging it out of the woods was still fresh in my mind… so when I found the Deer Dragger at the SHOT Show, I was instantly interested. Not long afterward, I became the proud owner of a Deer Dragger.[.....]