Nick Oetken

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.

Building a Complete Armory for Less Than $1,500

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Say that you want to build a complete survival armory of guns, but only have $1,500 to spend.  Is it really possible to purchase all of the guns you need and higher quality versions of those guns for that amount of money? Definitely.  In fact, it’s perfectly feasible to purchase …

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Top 5 Best Military Surplus Rifles For Those on a Budget

For both the prepper on a budget and the firearms collector, military surplus rifles offer quite the appealing option for a new gun. For those on a budget, old surplus guns tend to be inexpensive, reliable, and built to military standards (even though most are several decades old, they were …

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Top 5 Best Pump Action Shotguns For SHTF

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If you could only have one gun in your SHTF arsenal, what would it be? A pistol? Hunting rifle? Automatic rifle? Muzzleloader? Many would say that the most important gun to have in your arsenal is a shotgun; specifically a pump action model, either in 12 gauge or 20 gauge.  …

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Top 5 Semi-Auto Rifles For SHTF

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Search for any online article that talks about which firearms you need to have in your SHTF survival armory, and almost all of them will note you need to include a military-style, semi-automatic rifle that has a large magazine capacity and can send a lot of lead downrange quickly. There …

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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

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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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