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Gun Vault: Tips For Long Term Gun Storage

The first thing you need to do is ensure you have a safe and reliable storage area. A Gun Vault is a great storage option that will protect and secure your firearms. Here are storage tips to avoid and actions to take.

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Firearms

Review: Kel-Tec RFB — The Ultimate Big Bore Bugout Bullpup

Did you ever notice that looking at a gun is like morphologically analyzing a family member? Perhaps that is why most tactical weapons come from recognized families. Master Stoner or Comrade Kalashnikov beget the lion’s share of them. Those left over hearken from John Moses Browning or one of half a dozen lesser minds. The point is, most modern weapons simply evolved from something simpler. That is just not the case with the Kel-Tec RFB.

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Camping & Survival

Prepping: EMP Strike While You’re at Work — Are You Ready?

If you were at work when an EMP hit, would you be ready? How would you get home? Do you have an office, work in the field, or travel for work? This article examines the difficulties you could face if an EMP hit while you were at work, and covers some of the basic SHTF supplies you should have with you or stashed at work.

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Camping & Survival

SHTF Survival: The Government and You

Who can you count on during a SHTF scenario? That depends on the scenario, but when doing your planning there are two at least forces you need to consider. Even in a SHTF scenario, the government will respond, maybe not as quickly as you would like, but it will be there. Second, you will be there.

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Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Keeping Your Powder Dry—How to Store Ammunition Using a FoodSaver

A big part of prepping is stocking up self-defense supplies—not only to protect your life-saving food and water, but to barter and trade for other goods and services. In addition, a huge part of prepping is OPSPEC—not letting others know what you have. Stockpiling guns and ammo isn’t exactly easy. Where to put it all without others finding out? Using a FoodSaver vacuum sealer, I have started packing my ammo in various sized packages for a more organized and orderly storage of my long-term preps.

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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.

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Camping & Survival

Shrimp of the Land: A Quick Guide to Eating Cicadas

All cicadas are nutritious and tasty. With the emergence of Brood II magicicadas, there will millions of tasty critters ready to be harvest and cooked. Here are some tips for people who have never eaten cicada before. Being able to live off the land is a valuable skill no matter what your situation. When you’re out all day working the fields or stalking dinner through the woods, a couple of fresh cicadas will give you the protein boost that you need to keep on keeping on. And if dinner doesn’t come easy, those cicadas might be your best bet for a decent meal, so you should start trying recipes today in preparation for the future.

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Camping & Survival

Prepping Skills 101: Bartering and Trading

Throughout history, people have returned to the barter system when money has become scarce or lost its value. During the Great Depression and a long recession during the 1980s, Americans returned to a system in which people traded goods and services without the exchange of currency. Many Americans are losing faith in the American dollar and believe economic collapse is inevitable. Only time will tell if that will happen, but David A. Stockman, former Republican Congressman and President Ronald Reagan’s budget director has said, “The future is bleak.” If our paper money becomes meaningless do you know how and what to barter?

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Camping & Survival

101 Survival Uses for a Plastic Bucket

When supplies are limited, it will be imperative for you to think outside the box and think of alternative uses for the gear you have. Many preppers already utilize food-grade plastic buckets for their food supply; however, these five-gallon buckets provide a lot more uses than just food storage. Here is 101 ways to use a plastic bucket in a survival situations.

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Ammunition

Survival Ammunition: How Much Ammo do you Really Need for SHTF?

How much is the right amount of ammo to stash for SHTF? Should you follow the motto, “Buy it cheap, stack it deep?” Or should you keep in mind all the other equipment you will be carrying during a bug-out situation? There is a happy middle between stashing away hundreds of thousands of rounds and none. But what is it? Read “Survival Ammunition: How Much Ammo do you Really Need for SHTF” to find out.