ATF Ruling Update

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ATF Ruling Update

I recently covered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms rule changes  affecting the purchase of things like sound suppressors, short barreled rifle and shotguns and automatic weapons, also known as National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons along with the possibility of need a Federal Firearms License to sell guns. One of the popular ways of purchasing NFA items has been the use of a trust or corporation. Buying these...

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How to Find New Members to Join Your Survival Retreat Group

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How to Find New Members to Join Your Survival Retreat Group

 So you’ve decided to make plans to leave town and bug out in the event of a SHTF scenario or a societal collapse and either buy/build a retreat or move in with a rural relative.  You have a plan of action and the financial resources to accomplish your plan, yet you are only one person or single family unit.  The list of items to be accomplished in order to provide a safe haven for yourself or your family is endless.  Even if you...

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Biolite

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Biolite

Hot food doesn’t just taste better, it can be a life saver in cold weather. Hot water not only makes coffee better, especially on a nippy day, but the process of heating it can save your life by killing bugs that cause disease.

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9mm or .40 Caliber?

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9mm or .40 Caliber?

The age old argument over the "better round" may come to an end in this article, after the FBI releases some of its information about various calibers. This man was shot with .40 S&W rounds to center mass, was not incapacitated at the scene, and survived the shooting...

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What Does It Mean? It means beware.

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What Does It Mean? It means beware.

... the definition of being in the business of selling firearms is very chilling.

... can we trust this administration to not use any excuse to label as many as possible as having “mental health issues” and ending their right to purchase and own firearms?

... the added cost and complexity aren’t welcome nor is the idea of the vulnerabilities of hacking my gun.

 

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Defeating the Next Carrington Event?

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Defeating the Next Carrington Event?

Geo-magnetic storms are caused by solar activity and recent ones have caused interruptions to power grids, communications systems, satellites and other electronic devices. It is worth noting that we have not experienced an event of the magnitude of Carrington’s in the modern age of...

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TUFFNotes

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TUFFNotes

So what happens to your important notes if they get wet? If you use TUFFNotes  from Bardin & Marsee Publishing, not to worry as long as your ink wasn’t water soluble. I’ve used a number of papers intended to survive a soaking, but these notebooks are the toughest I’ve encountered. The pages can be stretched, but are VERY hard to...

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Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

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Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

“You have to have survival skills! No amount of gear, guns and ammo will help you unless you have skill.”

We read something like this in just about any article out there on the topic but few take into account that most folks prepare with specific scenarios in mind. The thing is, there are dozens and dozens of skills you can learn and a lot of them will be pretty much useless in a disaster situation. Sure, the more you know, the better, but being good at all of them is just too...

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Southern Prepper 1 YouTube Videos

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Southern Prepper 1 YouTube Videos

YouTube is a vast place filled with gems and dreck. I frequently turn to it to solve problems like fixing broken things around the house or to see if some product might actually do what I need. One subject it can help us with is prepping. Southern Prepper 1 (SP 1), who opens his videos with “Hey YouTubers” is one of several prepping instructors I’ve turned to on YouTube when I’ve had questions and...

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Survival Communications for the Prepared Citizen DVD Review

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Survival Communications for the Prepared Citizen DVD Review

To communicate is to transmit and receive information. These days, it is so easy to communicate that important messages and content get lost in the clutter. That once wasn’t so, but we are now so spoiled by the ease we can spew information that we take the ability lightly and forget (or never learned) how hard it once was to reach someone and how we cherished the ability to hear from those...

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Barter

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Barter

Many of us assume that money will lose its value during a crisis. Since bartering could take the place of cash if cash goes bad, having something to barter with along with the skills...

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