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Our single guiding principle is to never, under any circumstance, become a refugee.
So what are your family’s and your plans for WTSHTF?
WTSHTF News Excerpt:
So we all talk about what we are going to do ourselves but is there any reason we can’t set up a plan as to where we can all bug out to and start our SHTF colony? where would be the best area? Maybe multiple areas with comms between different outposts? Thoughts
We prep to save money, among other reasons. It’s simply the practical thing to do!
TEOTWAWKI News Excerpt:
In this day and age of being able to go to a store and get practically anything you would ever need or want, the concept of preparing for a disaster escapes some individuals. The time of “Victory Gardens” and canning your surplus vegetables and fruits have fallen by the way side in our current culture. Our society sees people storing vast amounts of food and supplies as paranoid because they are simply not accustomed with the practice, nor do they see the need. Most people cannot conceive the idea that they can be left without food or water, or that they may need to leave their homes in an emergency for a prolonged time. The need for preparations extends to living day to day so you will be prepared for any situation that may arise. Below I will share two separate instances during my childhood where my family being prepared either saved our lives or made life a lot easier to live.
This article from Art Of Manlliness is truly a great introduction on how to shoot a rifle.
Getting Started Excerpt:
From some men, learning how to properly and safely fire a rifle is a skill they picked up when they were just knee high to a grasshopper. These guys probably got a .22 for their 12th birthday and spent summers in the woods plinking tin cans and squirrels and autumns hunting deer with their dads and grandpas.
Me? I wasn’t one of those guys.
But lately I’ve been wanting to learn how to fire a variety of firearms. I’m sure there are other men out there who, like me, went their entire life not ever shooting a rifle, but now have the desire to learn. It might be because he wants to take up hunting. Maybe he’s interested in home protection. Or perhaps he’s just interested in marksmanship as a hobby in and of itself. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to learn how to fire a rifle, you need to know how to do it safely and correctly.
This a great read and a true story of the excellent work done by military snipers today.
Sniper News Excerpt:
At about 3 a.m. on Aug. 17, four men scrambled from the open door of an armored vehicle, ran to some bushes along the side of an unfinished road, and laid down in the dirt and darkness. The prone figures were still as the drivers idled and then revved the truck engines, resuming the convoy’s northward journey. The sound of the vehicles drifted into a low rumble, and then silence, but the men in the bushes remained motionless. A few minutes later, one man finally gave the signal to move. Only then did the small group quickly, quietly scramble up the side of a mountain, picking their way over jagged rocks toward the summit of a ridge.
The men were members of a US Army sniper team: one commander, one machine gunner, and two snipers. From a “sniper hide” at their destination – one of the innumerable ridges with commanding views of the road – they would conduct the day’s mission: hunting Afghan bomb emplacers.
The Mil-Dot Ballistics software for iOS is a must-have for anyone interested in long-range, precision shooting. The app runs on your iPad or iPhone and provides complete range-finsging and ballistics calculator functions in an easy-to-use format. There are a LOT of features included such as Mil and MOA solutions, moving target solutions, GPS for local weather, ballistic coefficient information and way, way more. This is definitely the best general ballistics software available for smartphones. Also check out there Mil-Dot Rangefinder App for FREE.
This product proves there are still plenty of inventions yet made. The MK-2 “BALS” or Ballistic Adjustment Leveling System combines a highly functional stock pack with a built-in rifle rest. The bean bag stores directly on your stock and is easily deployed, is adjusted in seconds and provides a solid, manipulable rest for precision shooting. We recently ditched our “basic” pack / cheek rest and upgraded to these units with excellent results.
The Exotac nanoSTRIKER is very small, very durable ferrocerium firestarter. In fact it is likely the smallest and most durable firestarter available anywhere. The collapsible device measures only 3.3″ closed but is easily unscrewed and assembled into a highly capable rod with striker. The Exotac website has some excellent diagrams and videos about the nanoSTRIKER. The nanoSTRIKER is an excellent choice for EDC or a Bug-Out-Bag / Evac-Pack but we’ve also found them perfect for a small survival kit in the buttstock of our M1As.