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Nick Oetken

Nick Oetken is a prepper, outdoor enthusiast but, most of all, he is our in-house firearms expert. Look out for his articles on guns to find out which ones you need for your survival.

The Single Most Important Gun to Own and Why

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If you could only own one gun, which one would you choose?  A handgun?  A shotgun?  A defensive rifle?  A hunting rifle? Obviously, it only makes sense to want to purchase the most important gun to own first. You never know when a grid down disaster will happen, so disaster may …

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How to Build a Complete Survival Armory for Less Than $500

Survival Armory for Less Than 500

Any wise prepper knows that security is one of the biggest priorities in regards to disaster preparedness and that having a basic armory of guns for survival is necessary for that security plan. That being said, prepping is not cheap, and guns are certainly no exception. If you’re currently in …

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Top 5 Best Revolvers for SHTF

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While some people may consider the revolver to be outdated, no one can deny that they’re still popular. Simple, powerful, and reliable, there are many who continue to prefer revolvers over semi-automatics. Even in the 21st Century, revolvers still have their place, and there’s nothing wrong with having one in …

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The Top 5 Most Important Guns in an SHTF Armory

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There are many potential ways that disaster could strike: economic collapse, natural disaster, EMP attack, terrorist attack, and so on. But regardless of the specific disaster that comes your way, what’s important is that you be appropriately armed to handle any security threats that could result from that disaster. While …

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Top 5 Best Calibers For SHTF

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A gun is only as good as the bullets it fires, and those bullets are of paramount importance when defending your loves ones from disasters.  Choosing the actual makes and models of your SHTF guns is only half the part of choosing; the other half is choosing the calibers that …

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How to Prepare for and Survive a Nuclear Fallout

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A nuclear blast is any massive explosion from a nuclear device or weapon that results in intense heat and blinding light, followed by prevalent radioactivity across the ground, water, and air for miles. Such a blast will devastate anything and everything within its general vicinity. The radiation will leave the …

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Herbal Remedies for Common Pains

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If you’ve been relying on over-the-counter medications to treat your pain for some time now, you may believe that you’re out of luck if you’re in a survival situation with seemingly no way to treat your pain. In reality, nature provides dozens if not hundreds of perfectly natural remedies for …

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How to Survive a Terrorist Attack

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There are many types of disasters, ranging from natural disasters to pandemics, to an economic collapse, which people can prepare for in advance. Perhaps one of the more terrifying types of disasters to prepare for is a terrorist attack. Preparing to survive a terrorist attack is a terrifying thing because …

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Slingshots for Survival. Because when SHTF, You’ll Be David

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We’re all familiar with slingshots: Y-shaped weapons and a rubber strips attached to both points which launch projectiles.  While some see them as a toy rather than useful survival tools, the truth is that the slingshot can be one of the most versatile and effective weapons in your arsenal if you …

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How to Make an Emergency Evacuation Plan

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It’s important that you make an emergency evacuation, because you and your family may not be together in one place when a disaster or chaos strikes, and a LOT of things can and will go wrong.  Planning is among the most important stages of prepping.  If you haven’t created a …

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