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How to Make Cowboy Stew with Ground Beef

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Cowboy stew was made on the trail during cattle droves that provides a fairly quick and easy meal after a long day in the saddle. Cowboys working along or in pairs or threes would make it themselves, or if it was a big round up then the cook at the …

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Gear Essentials for a One Day Hike

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Anytime you head into the woods you need to take some gear with you. Not only from a safety and survival standpoint, but also for enjoyment. But what should you take if you’re just going on a day hike? We are going to look at some recommendations and talk about …

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Arizona Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any kind of knife Legal to Carry Concealed Any pocket knife, see discussion below Arizona Knife Law Overview Arizona appears to be one of the least restrictive states in the Union when it comes to the carry of knives, the only question mark being …

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7 Ways to Store Your Potatoes for the Long Term

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Preserving your potato harvest, or store-bought potatoes on a year round basis to ensure you have amassed the stockpile you need for SHTF requires a decent amount of space, but is an otherwise simple survival endeavor. Folks working within some rather intense space constraints, such as apartments, can still put …

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Montana Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Concealed or Openly Any kind of knife; last of prohibitions removed from legislation as of April 2019. Montana Knife Law Overview Montana is one of the friendliest states for knife carry since ongoing revisions of their knife law began in 2017. As of April 2019, …

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29 Ingenious Uses for Sand Bags

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Sandbags should part of your survival stockpile, even if you live nowhere near a flood zone. These durable items have a multitude of uses, perhaps not as many as duct tape, but it would at least be a decent contest. You can use sandbags not just to hold back water, …

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The Top 4 Best Shoulder Holsters

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A shoulder holster is one of the hands-down coolest, most debonair ways to carry a pistol. From James Bond and Dirty Harry Callahan to John Smith and Thomas “Neo” Anderson, plenty of our favorite big screen action heroes have used shoulder holsters to good effect for getting their guns into …

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How to Decorate Your Bunker


Survival bunkers are not typically large structures, so you must use every single inch of space to your best advantage. There are two vital aspects to take into consideration when deciding how to fill your emergency bunker: storage space and morale. Living in a bunker will be a lot like …

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Prepper’s Guide to Building and Repairing

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It is right to prepare for rough times by developing the skills needed to survive the onset, laying in the goods and equipment necessary to sustain yourself in the aftermath and having a plan to endure the time of lack and austerity until things get to back to normal. There …

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Utah Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

The Essentials Legal to Open Carry Any knife Legal to Carry Concealed Any knife except a “dangerous weapon.” See below for details. Utah Knife Law Overview Utah’s knife laws are a complete mess, a quagmire of unclear restrictions of any given knife depending not on any specific design, characteristic, action …

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Kentucky Knife Laws: Here’s What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Concealed with no Permit “ Ordinary pocket knife ” “ Hunting knife” Legal to Carry Openly Any knife Legal to Carry Concealed with Permit Any knife that is not a “ordinary pocket knife” or “hunting knife” with a concealed carry deadly weapons permit.*** (see below) …

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Is Prepping Illegal?

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By any sane and logical standard, personal responsibility and preparation, especially as a hedge against disaster, should be considered morally upright and desirable anywhere. But, the standards of today and the laws that constrain us, implemented by those that govern us, are neither sane nor logical, and right now, in …

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15 Diversion Safes to Welcome Burglars With

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Prepping isn’t all about being ready to grab your goods and run for the hills at a moment’s notice. Readiness and preparation also means protecting your valuables, supplies and gear from thieves both before and after SHTF events; your sweet preps do you no good if they get carted off …

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27 Pioneer Recipes to Survive Any Food Crisis

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It makes sense to perfect pioneer recipes before you really need them. The pioneers learned how to make a little go a long way, what type of food lasted well, and how to combine their precious supplies with fresh produce they could get on the way, or had grown once …

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The Top .30-30 Lever Action Rifles


There is hardly a rifle that is more enshrined in American culture than the lever-action. These are the rifles that helped tame the Wild West. These are the rifles that have been in the hands of guides and trappers and frontiersmen. These rifles for a time were the most common …

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Idaho Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any knife Legal to Carry Concealed Without a Permit Any knife with a blade of four inches or less that is not a: dirk, dagger or bowie knife Legal to Carry Concealed with a Permit Any knife Idaho Knife Law Overview Idaho is another …

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Alaska Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any knife, if 21 years old or older Legal to Carry Concealed Any knife, if 21 years old or older; duty to inform law enforcement, see below Alaska Knife Law Overview Alaska is in so many ways the last of America’s frontiers; a harsh, …

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25 Survival Board and Card Games to Help Pass Time When SHTF

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Preppers are not typically the type of folks who are addicted to “screen time”, but adjusting to an off grid lifestyle during a SHTF event and the long-term disaster days that follows, will still be a massive change. Watching the news every night on television, flipping the channel so the …

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North Dakota Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly: Any kind of knife Legal to Carry Concealed with Permit • Knives including those categorized as “dangerous weapons.” See below. North Dakota Knife Law Overview Compared to its southerly cousin, North Dakota is the weak sister when it comes to carry of knives and …

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60 Campfire Recipes That Are Easy and Delicious

When it comes to camping we all have our favorite recipes that have been tried and tested, but every now and again it’s fun to try some new ones. These make the cut because the ingredients are fairly easy to transport, and most of them only need a cooler for …

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