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Bug-out bag and gear

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday—The Essential Preppers Guide to Packing a Bug-Out Bag

A bug out bag is any bag or container stocked with essential survival items that will see you through any type of emergency or disaster, at least for 24 hours. Usually filled with either water or a way to get safe drinking water, food—like energy bars or MREs—a way to start a fire, copies of important documents and a good knife, but out bag are designed to be a grab and go carry all if you have to evacuate or bug-in at home due to bad weather, power outages or civil unrest. Cheaper Than Dirt! presents its essential guide to packing a bug-out bag. This post highlights the top 10 articles guiding you through prepping for an emergency—earthquakes, storms, flu, zombies, hurricanes and other man-made or natural disasters.

This model is the top seller for Charter Arms

Firearms

Is it Time to Put Away the Pink?

Women make up half of gun owners in America. Does that mean that they only buy pink firearms? Not at all! It’s about time we stop marketing pink to women and level the playing field. Our own, Suzanne Wiley writes a plea to the firearms industry to stop trying to lure women into the shooting sports with pink pistols and revolvers.

Black Noveske-built Gen III AR-15 rifle with many upgrades

Firearms

Ten Top-Rated AR-15 Manufacturers

Though the AR-15 platform has little variety in operation, there is a huge variation in quality, reliability and accuracy in the hundreds of different AR-15 brands available. Many new to the black rifle ask which AR-15s are the best. Usually a list like that would be subjective to fit and feel for the individual shooter; however, in “Ten Top-Rated AR-15 Manufacturers, one Shooter’s Log writer has quantified what makes the best AR-15 and provided you a list of the best of the best.

Picture shows a black pump-action shotgun with synthetic pistol grip stock made by Stevens.

Firearms

Ten Cheap Firearms for Sale

Everyone is going to have an opinion. Some say price reflects quality. Meaning a cheap gun will be a bad gun. But that isn’t necessarily true. This list of ten cheap guns gets a Cheaper Than Dirt! stamp of approval. Read our picks and then tell us about your favorite “cheap” gun.

Mag of Jade Helm 15 military exercise depicting Texas as a "hostile" state

Camping & Survival

Jade Helm 15—What if Martial Law Was a Reality?

Martial Law would be one way President Obama could actually take our guns. Operation Jade Helm 15 began this week in seven states. This massive military training exercise, of the likes the country has never seen before have many speculating on what it is exactly the military is training for. Is Jade Helm preparing the U.S. Military for nationwide Martial Law? Are Blue Bell and Wal-Mart in on it? Read to find out all you need to know about Jade Helm and how to survive Martial Law.

Pink Radians passive shooting earmuffs

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Pretty in Pink: Radians Pink Range Gear

Women who love shooting and gun need gear made sized just for them. These pink Radians shooting glasses and passive earmuffs are comfortable to wear for hours of range time, don’t get in the way of an AR-15 stock and are very affordable to boot! Looking to upgrade your range accessories? Check out this review of Radians women’s shooting glasses and LowSet passive earmuffs.

Taurus curved pistol with integral pocket clip, laser and light sighting system

Concealed Carry

The Top 15 Most Concealable Semi-Automatic Handguns

The NICS reports nearly 900,000 people filled out a background check form to purchase a handgun in June 2015. As more people than ever are choosing to protect themselves, the more questions we receive on what gun is best for concealed carry. Many factors go in to choosing the right gun. This article compares the smallest of the smallest semiautomatic handguns.