Eric W. Eichenberger

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.

Black Powder Making for the Survivalist

Stockpiling guns and ammunition for “a rainy day” is something that a lot of people do. Tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition are nice to have tucked away, but let’s be realistic. If you really were to get into some s##t, whether it’s defending your land and homestead from …

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Improvised Batteries

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One thing that we live with in our daily life, so much that we never really even consider, is electricity. We are plugged in, turned on, and lit up. If and when we ever get to a time and place that we can’t just plug in any more, run to …

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Gun Silencers 101

Okay, first and foremost, let’s get this straight. They are suppressors, not “silencers”. They suppress the sound of the weapon being fired. They do NOT silence it (except for in Hollywood movies). Although, technically, the guy that invented them called them silencers, so I guess either/or. A good, quality suppressor …

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How to prepare for TEOTWAWKI

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I remember when I was a teenager and saw the Mad Max movies for the first time. I remember thinking, “Wow, I sure hope that never happens for real”. Then I saw the fall of the Berlin wall, followed shortly after by the fall of communist Russia, where, although I …

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The Humble Stick

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A stick is a stick. You can do almost anything with a stick. A very small stick can get something unstuck from your teeth. A very large stick can be used to make a trap to crush a man or vehicle. You can use sticks in their natural condition to …

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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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