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 Easily Dig a Well on Your Property

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Just about everyone can agree water is a top priority in a disaster/SHTF scenario. That’s why it is highly recommended that you stock up on as much water as you can. Specifically, you should stock enough so that every person in your group has at least one half gallon of …

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Survival Stories Too Harrowing to Be True

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When you’re out in the wilderness, the warm weather, beautiful scenery, and the distance between yourself and the stress of daily life in town may seem perfect. But if you become lost, or if something happens that severely inhibits your ability to walk out, that fine day of hiking can …

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How to Build a Bug-Out Bag in 16 Easy Steps

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Despite being one of the most popular and well known aspects of prepping, most bug out bags are still very poorly put together.  Many times this is because the bags have been pre-made by stores, and are thrown together using items that are low quality and don’t take into account …

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How to Use Oxygen Absorbers

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While oxygen absorbers are relatively simple to use, there is a lot of misinformation and confusion out there. If you use the absorbers incorrectly, your food will be ruined when you need it the most. This can be fatal to you and your family in a long term disaster and …

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How to Pick a Lock

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updated Apr. 21st 2017 with diagrams by Dyann Joyce A lot of you reading this might be asking yourselves, “why would I even want to learn how to pick a lock, unless I plan on breaking into someone else’s house?” That’s a great question. We lock our doors at night …

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How to Build a Solar Generator

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To many people, the idea of solar power being produced from a generator is futuristic. We know the technology exists and we may even know a few individuals and families that live completely off the grid using self-produced solar power. Solar generators seem more of a thing of the future …

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How to Make a Rocket Stove

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When your refrigerator is full but the electricity is out, you’re going to have to find an alternative way to cook your food. In this kind of situation, one of the best alternatives will be to build and use a DIY rocket stove. A rocket stove is a very effective …

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