Tom Marlowe

Tom Marlowe
Tom Marlowe practically grew up with a gun in his hand, and has held all kinds of jobs in the gun industry: range safety, sales, instruction and consulting, Tom has the experience to help civilian shooters figure out what will work best for them.

Alabama Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Understanding trespassing laws is essential for preppers. If you have a big or a small parcel somewhere you are using as a bug-out location, are living in the middle of a large expanse to keep away from people or planning on travelling cross-country “just in case” you need to know …

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Does Bottled Water Ever Expire?

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Bottled water is just about as simple a prep as can be had. Water is essential to life and hygiene, and most folks properly begin their journey to emergency preparedness with the first baby step of stashing an extra case of bottled water. Over time, one case becomes two, then …

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Exactly How Strong is Paracord?

Unite States Army Standard Parachute Cord

Paracord is one item that all preppers love, being rightly renowned for its great flexibility, resistance to rot, versatility and of course its great strength-to-diameter ratio. You can use paracord for all kinds of rigging, construction and repairs, and used very carefully in a pinch you can even use it …

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Michigan Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any Knife Illegal to Carry Concealed, including in vehicle Fixed blade knivesDaggersDirksStilettosOut-the-Front (OTF) double-edged automatics/switchblades Michigan Knife Law Overview Michigan is a fairly permissible state for knife owners, hampered only by a few odd discretionary laws restricting the concealed carry of the entire category …

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The Best Ear Protection for Shooting

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If you are a shooter, even one who practices infrequently, you must have ear protection. It’s that simple! You may think you are some kind of hardcore type who can deal with the noise, or that your ears will “harden up” but that just isn’t the case; what is the …

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Maine Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Illegal to Carry Concealed Bowie knifeDirkStiletto Legal to Carry Openly Potentially any knife, some concern over statutory language, see below. Maine Knife Law Overview Despite some recent advances in cleaning up their legislation of spurious and outdated knife laws, as well as legalizing switchblade knives wholesale, Maine is …

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10 Critical Survival Lessons From the Homeless

The homeless people around the world may be a poor and pitiable lot, but they have a lot to teach us about survival. At first glance you might not think the people surviving in the middle of urban and suburban centers are in “real” survival situations, but you’d be wrong. …

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How Many Doomsday Preppers are There?

As a prepper, I have often wondered to myself and aloud to my associates and friends just how many of “us” are out there. How many citizens are taking the task of preparing for the inevitable Big Boom and resulting hard times, or the slow slide into the post-empire phase …

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