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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 »

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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. (ads­by­google = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Storing the wrong food One of… Read More »

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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 pants… Read More »

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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 it,… Read More »

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