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How much ammo do you need to buy? At what cost can you afford to add to your stores? First, consider what type of shooter you are and at what level your shooting demands are. It might make a huge difference on the effect the ammo market has on your purchases if you are a[.....]

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Henry AR7 survival rifle has been covered extensively, but I would like to add my own observations to the article pile. Produced first by Armalite and Charter Arms, AR7 had a reputation for indifferent reliability. I am happy to report that the Henry variant proved very reliable with a variety of Read More…

Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease’ : A good followup to this post on population and doomsday scenarios. Behold: We were surprised that a five-year WW3 scenario, mimicking the same proportion of people killed in the first and second world wars combined, barely Read More…

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Yeah, this is a serious question. No fooling around. As a long time outdoors/gun writer, I watch all the trends in the firearms industry. This includes guns and ammo popularity reflected in national sales, new gun models coming on the market, as well as new ammunition. The last decade or more has Read More…

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My first real exposure to the world of prepping came in 2008, when I became a new father and we moved to San Francisco, an earthquake zone. A lot of people in the Bay Area keep stockpiles of food and water on-hand for when The Big One hits, and since my wife was super nervous about[.....]

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If you are feeling confident in your sanity, go read some of the forum threads on the Mora Knives. For some they are the symbol of the true outdoorsman—basic and capable. For others, they are junk whose reputation is buoyed by phonies, hipsters, and other folks that don’t know better. I am not Read More…