Tag Archive: AR-15

Why OPSEC is Bullshit


There’s a lot of talk within the prepper community about OPSEC and how it’s critical to your survival. I think this is largely a matter of semantics. Some believe that OPSEC means keeping all aspects of your prepper lifestyle a secret. I disagree; in fact, I believe we should all make a focused effort to educate more people about the lifestyle. OPSEC does have its place though; for example I don’t think it’s wise to tell someone where your food… Read More »

November 21, 2013 by | 12 Comments

Do You Make These Common Prepping Mistakes?

Prepping Mistakes

Those new to the prepping/self-reliance community often make the same common mistakes, but even a surprising number of experienced folks—including me—have made many of these same mistakes. Some continue to do so. Even worse, many of the so-called “experts” actually recommend many of these mistakes. Avoiding them (the mistakes, not the people—well, maybe some of the people) is critical to quickly becoming self-sufficient at the lowest cost possible. Storing the wrong food One of the first things people do… Read More »

September 24, 2013 by | 1 Comment

What is the Best Home Defense Weapon?

Home Defense

The age-old question: “What is the best home defense weapon?” is a good question, but also, one that has no definitive answer. The best weapon is the one you have in your hand when the SHTF. For some people, that may mean nothing more than grabbing a 7 iron when someone kicks in their door, while more prepared people have ready access to firearm. Personally, I home carry, which means my sidearm is holstered on my body anytime I have… Read More »

August 4, 2013 by | Be the first to comment »

AR-15 vs. AK-47

AR15 vs. AK47

Because both the AR-15 and the AK-47 are excellent weapons, you’re going to find plenty of die-hard fans of each one. Usually, there isn’t much overlap; you either love the AR or you love the AK. As a veteran Marine, I’ve put more rounds downrange through the M16 (the military version of the AR-15) than most people will ever shoot in their lifetime. I’ve carried it through swamps, deserts, jungles, mountains, and even cities, so I’m very comfortable operating with… Read More »

November 15, 2012 by | 9 Comments