Pat Bellew

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I live on a 40 acre homestead in the Missouri Ozarks with my 5 kids. I do the whole homesteading thing, livestock, poultry, fruit trees, big vegetable gardens, and so on. I am also an avid prepper, as well as a Certified firearms instructorm range safety officer, and CCW instructor.

The Best Firearms to Survive in the Woods

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I like to think of myself as a prepared person. We spend a lot of time and effort here at Rancho De Los Locos gathering preps in the form of storage food, medical and first aid supplies, alternative lighting, heating, energy, and water sources. All the usual prepper stuff. We …

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Henry Lever Action .22 Rifle Review

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The Henry Repeating Rifle is one that should be well recognized by any serious Firearms enthusiast. Benjamin Tyler Henry patented his Lever Action Breach Loading Rifle in 1860 after three years worth of design and development. Although it came on the scene in time for the Civil War, it was …

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Revolver vs. Semi Auto in a Crisis Situation

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updated 04/23/2018 by Chad Nabors It has been said that a rifle’s purpose is projecting your will across a distance while a pistol is for controlling your immediate surroundings in unforeseen or only vaguely foreseen situations. In other words, a rifle is a deliberate weapon, chosen when one has forewarning …

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Review of the Ruger Mark I Pistol .22LR

The Perfect Prepper’s Pistol? I’m almost hesitant to use the word Iconic in a discussion of just about anything these days. It’s become one of those vastly over used words that writers want to throw in to lend importance to their work, or to lend power to their opinions. So, …

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