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Fig tree

If you were going to pick one type of fruit tree to plant at the bug out location, urban backyard, guerilla gardening… etc, what is the one type of fruit tree you would plant? For example, would you plant: Pear Pecan Mulberry Peach Apple Fig Orange or something else? A lot of the answers Read More…

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Some people just don’t get it. When I heard my neighbor was going to cut down a twenty year old oak tree in his front yard, I was astonished. I talked to him about his plan and his reasoning for cutting the huge tree was, well, ridiculous. His wife did not like sweeping up all[.....]

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Why exactly do you mount an optical sight on your hunting rifle, target rifle, or other firearm? So we can see better, of course (and to hopefully shoot more accurately). But is your scope set up to maximize the optical clarity of its expensive coated lenses? You might be amazed at how many scopes Read More…

Vaughan Bear Claw nail puller & pry bar. (Photo: Vaughan Tools)

The fetish of collecting things to survive on regularly crosses over into the world of everyday-use stuff.  One item I have always liked to keep in my carry gear was a Cat’s Paw, also known as a Japanese Nail Puller. Japanese woodworkers are very familiar with this tool because it is often Read More…

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Reloading… is it something you should get into — and if so, where do you start? Should you go single-stage, manual progressive, or maybe full-blown progressive? These are questions that many shooters end up asking themselves. And when a political scare happens, ammo goes up in price and Read More…

Seed stockpile

Preppers, do you have a seed stockpile? If so, do you check seed germination rates? Just because you have a bunch of seeds in the freezer, that does not mean they are viable. How do you check to see if seeds are viable? Take some from the stockpile and germinate them. What is seed Read More…