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Eric W. Eichenberger

Eric Eichenberger is an avid outdoorsman, skilled marksman, and former certified range officer and instructor with nearly 40 years experience handling and repairing firearms. A skilled craftsman with a strong love for working with his hands, Eric spent 20 years as a carpenter and custom woodworker in high end homes. As a gold and silversmith he has created hundreds of pieces of jewelry over the years using the lost wax casting method. The grandson of humble country folk, he was raised with the “do it yourself” mentality and so is accustomed to coming up with unique solutions to problems utilizing materials at hand. Later in life Eric went on to earn an AA from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College where he is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society. This was followed by earning his BA/psychology from Western Kentucky University where he was invited to join the Psi Chi honors society. Eric is also an associate member of the KPA (Kentucky Psychological Association). It was during his time as a student of psychology that he discovered his passion for writing. He has 2 gun-related books slated for a summer release.

Improvised Arms and Ammunition, Part 2

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You can read part 1 here. If the time should ever come (hopefully a very long time from now), that society collapses and you are left to your own devices to survive, you may have to do things that you wouldn’t ordinarily even consider a viable option. Making do with …

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How to Make a Water Filter in a Barrel

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Rain is like manna from heaven. All life here on our lovely planet requires water to live, and lots of it. Just like planet earth, our bodies are mostly water, so ya gotta have it. Most people are tapped in to their city water and they are comfortable with that. …

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Improvised Arms and Ammunition, Part 1

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Currently, in many parts of the world if you need something, pretty much anything you can think of, you can just go to the store and get it or order it online. This includes one of my favorite things: guns and ammunition. Okay, well technically that’s two of my favorite …

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Gun Cleaning Tips for Proper Care and Storage

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Proper care and maintenance of your firearms will ensure they are ready to go when you need them. Whether its deer hunting in the cold, target shooting for fun with your friends, or, God forbid, your defense weapon in a dark parking lot (or even worse, your living room), a …

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Diesel Fuel from Vegetable Oil

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Vegetable oil has many uses. It can be used to cook up some awesome delicious fried chicken, potato wedges (or chips I guess, if you’re in England), or other unhealthy yummy goodies. Vegetable oil can be used to oil stuff around the house too, no one likes squeaky hinges. It can …

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How to Make a Simple DIY Canoe

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Typically when I write an article I am writing based on my own experiences. Yes, believe it or not I actually live or have lived the things I write about! My grandparents were sharecroppers that lived eight people in a four room house on a farm with no running water …

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