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Pioneer Cornmeal Pancakes Survival Recipe

Delicious cornmeal pancake

When the wagons rolled west they were supplied with basics that would last for months like cornmeal, flour, and baking soda from which various meals were concocted to go with whatever the pioneers could hunt. Sometimes it was deer, sometimes a rabbit or some squirrels, and they foraged for various …

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How to Survive a Thunderstorm While Hiking

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If you spend much time outdoors hiking and camping, it is inevitable that you will become trapped in a thunderstorm regardless of how well you keep track of the weather. Being outdoors during a storm can be dangerous, and there are certain things you need to do to stay safe. …

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The 10 Best Pistol Weapon Mounted Lights

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Light is an essential commodity in most defensive shootings. Regrettably, it is also one that is likely to be in short supply or absent when we need it; the majority of stateside shootings occur in times or areas of low light. That means the savvy defender will need to provide …

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15 Best Quality Camping Cots for the Whole Family

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I have camped a lot – often twice a month to out of the way places where there are no shops to buy something else if your mattress doesn’t provide a good sleep. And I have slept on/in everything from a blanket on the ground next to the fire (that …

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Face Off: Mossberg 590 vs. Remington 870

Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870

Two titans of American firearm manufacturing, Mossberg and Remington, producers of two of the prolific, rugged and reliable shotguns that the world has ever seen. They are of course Mossberg’s 500 and 590 families and Remington’s 870. Between them, these two shotguns have been cranked out in numbers totaling tens …

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The Top 8 Portable Stoves for Bugging Out

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During a SHTF situation you must have a heat source that functions on readily available fuel to boil water for purification, cook, stay warm, and perhaps even to cauterize a wound. Quality survival stoves must be three things: lightweight, portable, and quick lighting. You might think that all lightweight emergency …

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How Many Magazines are Enough?

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For preppers that rely on guns for defense and game-getting purposes, magazines are second only to ammo in importance when stocking must-have supplies to keep ‘em firing (at least for guns that use detachable magazines). It is not uncommon to see preppers have dozens, even hundreds of magazines stashed ready …

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Route Planning for Bugging Out

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One potential response to a crisis you might choose to employ is bugging out. Evacuating, fleeing, getting the hell out of Dodge, whatever you want to call it, your success or failure will be predicated on knowing where you are going and just as importantly how’ll get there. Travelling during …

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Best of the Best Red Dot Sights

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Red dot sights are one of the single biggest performance upgrades a shooter can install on a firearm. Their combination of acquisition speed and dead-simple sight picture make them virtually unbeatable by other sighting systems at close to medium range. Among modern models, their ruggedness and long battery life make …

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Full Review of the Smith and Wesson M&P9

S&W M&P 9c

The striker-fired pistol category was not always so flush with choices, something that may be taken for granted by newer entrants into the gun world. From the late 1980s through the mid 1990s, polymer striker-fired guns as a category were still comparatively nascent. Glock was the out-in-front choice, but then …

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How to Stop Being Scared and Start Prepping

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Everyone started somewhere. No matter how seasoned an expert appears to be, or how masterful a practitioner of any skill, they were once a beginner, a novice, a greenhorn. Prepping is no different. But to many would-be preppers, prepping can seem unapproachable. Maybe because it is perceived as a highly …

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The Best of the Best Double Stack 45s

CZ 97B

The 9mm may be the current “ideal” cartridge for self-defense, but that fact counts for very little with a contingent of American shooters. For them, the premier cartridge the reigning champ and undisputed king of calibers for semi-auto pistols is the venerable, legendary .45 ACP. If there is one quintessentially …

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Wild Lettuce – A Prepper’s Treasure

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If you are looking to add to your medicinal stockpile for a survival or SHTF situation, there are a number of plants that simply grow wild throughout the United States and around the world. One of these you may have already heard of is wild lettuce or Opium lettuce. Similar …

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How Prepping Can Help You Get Ready For Retirement

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Wondering if you can even afford retirement is a questions millions of 40 or 50 something Americans ponder every year. Prepping will prepare you not just to survive a SHTF scenario, but equip you to both survive and thrive during your retirement years. Middle age preppers might feel forced between …

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The Best Headlamps for Survival

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Anyone who is serious about personal readiness knows how important lighting is to your game plan. There are countless scenarios where having on demand lighting will make the difference between success and failure. Perhaps the power is out, or maybe you are venturing through remote places where the only on-demand …

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Manure Management 101

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If you raise animals, no matter how large or small your farm or homestead, there’s one thing that you must deal with, manure. Different animals produce varying amounts of waste, anywhere from 50 lbs a day per horse to about 11 lbs per day for pigs and just under 5 …

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Here Are All The Bags Preppers Have

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When you bring up the topic of prepping and especially bugging out, one of the first things that comes to mind is an image of a guy (or gal), hiking off into the wilderness with a huge exterior frame backpack stuffed to the gills. Thanks to shows like Doomsday Preppers …

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Home Security: Properly Securing Entryways

Defending your home against invasion is more than just having a gun or club set handily about and being willing to use it when something goes bump in the night. With home invasions occurring all the time all across the country, proper planning and preparation is key to thwarting these …

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