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What it is they say on radio, “Time to take a break for a crass commercial message?” Well, this is not really that. For nearly two years now or about that, this author has been writing material for AllOutdoor.com, its readership and audiences. The topics of all those pieces have covered a big Read More…

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We had just gotten into our bug out camp for a weekend of trials, gun shooting, patrol practice, and camp duty. As we arrived, a light rain was falling, nothing huge, but everything was wet and getting wetter. We hurriedly unpacked to settle in. The month was November, so you know what that means Read More…

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The deer hunting marketplace is crowded with deer attracting blocks. These come in many sizes, colors, types, and compositions. Most of them are some combination of minerals, grains, salt, sweets, molasses, or other materials not all necessarily nutrients. Are they effective? Regardless of the Read More…

Half bushel of potatoes

There is an eye opening write up on The Guardian about our food chain – The supermarket food gamble may be up. The article discusses how developed nations all over the world depend on cheap labor and dwindling resources to maintain grocery store shelves. In 2002, food writer Joanna Blythman Read More…

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One of the most popular television shows on the Discovery Channel is the program The Last Alaskans. Talk about the ultimate in real life survivalism, these people live it every day. The program depicts the everyday exploits of four families in their fight for sheer existence in one of the most Read More…

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It won’t be very before you can look into the objective lens of a riflescope or binoculars and not know if that lens is glass or a new form of plastic. Nano engineered plastics are coming, and it won’t be that long. Some hint new introductions at the 2018 SHOT Show. Time will tell. So,[.....]

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Perhaps the most prolific battle rifle of all time, the Russian AK-47 has almost a cult following. It is the sort of weapon that shooters and preppers either love or hate. Like anything mechanical and man-made it has its own unique quirks and complications, but alas a production of 75 million rifles Read More…

Evacuation items and plans

When disaster hits and the evacuation order is given, what are some items people overlook?   When it comes to prepping, the same items are talked about so much we start to overlook other stuff. I call forgetting about other important items, “the can opener effect.”  We get so focused Read More…

California flooding

California is facing a weather pattern that historically has caused widespread flooding.  According to the NWS, the wettest storm of the season is about to hit. Combined with up to 5 feet of snow in the Sierras, people in California are advised to be ready to leave their homes with just a 15 minute Read More…