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AR-15

One of the popular debates in the prepping community is the AR-15 vs AK-47 discussion. Both have their good points and bad points. It only took one thing for me to go with the AR over the AK, and that was my daughter. Over the course of several years I would take my children shooting. We Read More…

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Trust me, there actually is another whole world out there beyond the AR-15 rifle and assorted semi-auto clones. Preppers and survivalists are typically AR crazed and that is entirely understandable. But, there are other options for very practical reasons beyond these magazine fed rifles. One of the Read More…

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It has been in vogue for several years for gun manufacturer’s to make special, limited edition production runs of certain firearm models. Ruger does this all the time with limited models sold through special exclusive outlets like Gallery of Guns, Lipsey’s and others. Accordingly these models Read More…

New Wood N' Stream Boots with 3M Thinsulate Platinum

Several years ago someone asked about my choice of footwear and why I never wore slip on shoes in public, such as crocs and flip-flops.  The answer was simple, “I want to be able to run if I need to.”  Even at home I rarely wear slip on shoes. The person looked at me with[.....]

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…

Onions squash and eggs

As some of my regular readers know, I am a big history fan.  Everything I read is non-fiction ranging from modern, all the way to Neanderthals.  I recently started a new book, “The Little Ice Age – How Climate Made History, by Brian Fagan”. On page 29 the author states, Read More…

Smoker

After Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike were running on generator back-up.  Since we had a limited supply of fuel, we were cooking all the meat.  Everyone who bugged out to my house brought meat from their freezers.  For the first week after the hurricane we ate steaks, brisket, pork chops, pork Read More…

Books for reading material

Something I have tried to do over the past few decades is make sure the bug out location has an assortment of reading material.  This has mostly been various magazines, but I also have a range of books in my personal library. The magazines at the bug out location are to keep minds occupied, Read More…