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.

How to Survive a Terrorist Attack

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updated by reaper 12/04/2017 There are many types of disasters, ranging from natural disasters, 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 …

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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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How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

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Most preppers agree that hand sanitizer is an excellent personal hygiene product to have in a survival situation.  It’s convenient to store and use, and it’s a fast and efficient way to kill bacteria and germs on your hands. The strong alcoholic content of hand sanitizer also means it is …

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Hygiene Items for Your Bug Out Bag

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A huge mistake that many preppers make in regards to packing a bug out bag is neglecting personal hygiene products.  It’s perfectly understandable why someone would focus on items that seem more pressing, such as weapons, water and food.  Those are all obviously critical to survival, but personal hygiene is …

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The Best Budget AR-15

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updated by Chad Nabors on Apr 23rd 2018 The AR-15 is currently the best-selling rifle in America, and for good reason.  It’s practical both for hunting and defense. Its modular nature allows it to be configured for a variety of roles, and its light weight and excellent ergonomics make it …

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How to Pick the Right Survival Weapon

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updated by Reaper 01/08/2018 Having a survival weapon is an absolute necessity for camping, hiking, bushcraft, or if you’re just lost in the wilderness.  Not only do you need a weapon to protect yourself from any animals or people who threaten you, you also need it to be able to …

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How to Inspect Your Survival Stockpile

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Being prepared for disaster is an ongoing process.  It’s not something you just do one time and then forget about until disaster strikes.  This means that once you’ve collected your stockpile and written down plans for each and every disaster scenario that could hit your way, you don’t just leave …

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How and Where to Store Your Ammo Stockpile

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update by Reaper 01/08/2018 When your gun doesn’t have the ammunition required to fire it, it’s little more than a poor club.  While firearms provide any person with the best means of self-defense and security in a survival situation, they’re borderline useless without working a huge impact on how well …

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AK-47 vs Ak-74. What’s the Difference?

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updated by Reaper 01/08/2018 The Kalashnikov or AK series of rifles is currently one of the most popular weapons on the face of the planet, and because of that they have also become one of the most popular options as a primary fighting rifles for preppers.  In fact, the AK …

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