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For the sake of discussion, lets say that some kind of SHTF / TEOTWAWKI event has happened. What essential survival skills may you and your family need to know in order to ensure their long-term survival? Survivalists should know the basics, such as beans, bullets, band-aids, shooting skills, water Read More…

Sprinter-XT35

Platypus is extremely well known for their water bladders and bottles. I use and love their PlatyBottle and Big Zip SL, and now they’ve branched into a new market with their line of hydration packs that greatly vary in size. Given that Platypus’s parent company, Cascade Designs, also Read More…

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In any discussion of centerfire rifle cartridges, you can expect the 30-06 Springfield to make an appearance. Whether the topic is military or sporting use, the old ought-six usually has a part to play — and with good reason. It’s a fine cartridge with a rich history, and it’s Read More…

Hunting with the AR-15

While the AR-15 platform is an outstanding choice for self-defense, most people don’t give it a second thought as a hunting gun. That’s too bad, because the AR, in its many guises, can be had in a variety of configurations that are fantastic for hunting different types of game, from Read More…

Ammo Pic

I’ve been a gun writer for more than 20-years now, and during that time I’ve developed some excellent contacts in the firearms and ammo industries. Recently, I talked to some of these folks and asked them about the ongoing ammo shortage that’s still keeping avid shooters and Read More…

WY Dream buck

The hum of tires on pavement lulled me to sleep as my friend, Ron Wagner, drove our rental van out of the Denver airport and north on I-25. I had been snoozing for a while when I suddenly felt a tap on my shoulder. “Andy, look.” Ron said. “Antelope!” Seeing my first antelope Read More…