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Sanitation With A Twist

My wife and I have been looking for some rural property, and most of them are on private wells and septic.  Having been a “city boy” my whole life, I’m trying to get a grip on life without all of the normal city amenities, and the “rules” you’ve got to follow. No fat in the septic, […]

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Monitoring Emergency Communications

In the middle of any kind of emergency or disaster, keeping in touch with “the outside world” – anything outside of your home – can literally mean the difference between life and death.  Communications devices can be the key to your survival. Most people have some sort of battery-powered radio in their homes. People who […]

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Use Of Deadly Force Exceptions

Every gun owner I know or have had contact with understands that deadly force is only used when your life, or the life of another, is in mortal danger. The gun grabbers would have the general population believe that we gun owners have, “itchy trigger fingers” just looking to pop a cap in the ass […]

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Buying Your First Handgun

I had an introductory gun class a while back, and one of the couples attending had borrowed guns from a LEO buddy. The husband was using a Glock 22 (full-sized .40 cal) and the wife was using a Glock 27 (sub-compact .40 cal). He’d been to the range one time in the past, and this […]

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Defensive Weapons Training

Personal protections skills, like almost all skills, are perishable. If you don’t keep them sharp, they degrade quickly – “Use ’em or lose ’em” as the saying goes! Whenever possible, you want to train as realistically as the situations in which you may find yourself. Let’s look at some of the different defensive tools, and […]

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Dehydrating Beans

Beans are obviously one of the main staples people store in their preps. They are very nutritious and very inexpensive, and they store forever. Their main drawback  is the amount of time and resources they take to prepare. While this isn’t generally an issue if you have access to water from the tap, and gas or […]

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First Aid and Personal Safety

We tend to focus on personal safety as simply recognizing, acting upon and reacting to threatening situations. And those ARE the primary forces involved. But we have to recognize that the “big picture” is about saving lives and reducing the damage when emergencies occur. Learning first aid and other forms of emergency assistance are well […]

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Defensive Tactics

  In almost any endeavor in life, whether we think about it or not, we use strategies and tactics. Once we have a goal, we use strategies to develop a plan. We then employ tactics to carry out the plan and achieve those goals. Strategies and tactics go hand-in-hand. Our Personal Safety goal might be, […]

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Be Careful Buying “Treasure Assets”

I saw an interesting article on how many wealthy folks are looking to diversify their portfolios by investing in, “treasure assets”. These are works of art, antiques, rare cars and other collectibles. More and more, they’re buying numismatic (collectible) coins. “In the environment that exists right now, where the Dow is very high … most […]

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