Tag Archives: Getting Started

Jewish Preppers: Review: Tactical Tool Roll by CountyComm.com

The Jewish Preppers blog has an excellent review of the Tactical Tool Roll from CountyComm.

Prepper News Excerpt:

The Tactical Tool Roll was designed to carry your necessary tools to your jobsite and then be laid out with everything visible and easy to get at. It can even be hung up over a door knob using it’s carry handle.

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The Tactical Tool Roll is available only from CountyComm for $24.50 plus shipping

Preppers and dating

Legit discussion of a rarely shared issue – how do we find and share with others?

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I know that not all women are like this, but hell, where are the intelligent girls that work out, know how to grow their own food, and would rather do something constructive toward the future, rather than self-medicate with consumer culture?

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Family Camping Checklist or Super-Comfort SHTF List

Above Top Secret offers a take on Getting Started with an exhaustive shopping list.

WTSHTF News Excerpt:

This list is for pleasure camping… with the family… which means your not packing light… in fact you might want to rent a U Haul to take it all… but here is yet another check list… trust me… if you have all this stuff… you’ll never go without in a SHTF sit x… you’ll be styling in comfort..

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The Survival Food Pyramid

Survival Cache has an excellent article on their “Survival Food Pyramid.”

The Survival Food Pyramid

The Concept

The top of the pyramid is for stocking the smallest amount of food for the shortest amount of time. The idea being that someone who is completely new to prepping can start with a cheap and easy goal and build (downward) from there.

They break it down into four (4) stages or levels:
1. Immediate
2. Extended
3. Long Term
4. Perpetual

We like this organizational concept very much and find this captures our approach both at a global level as well as the individual level. For example, we try to apply the same concept to a Bug-Out-Bag, though on a smaller scale. Same goes for a Vehicle Kit along with our Retreat in general.

Read the full article here.

Only Criminals Would Have Guns

Our thoughts go out to Jackie and Ronald Bracey, both for the situation caused by criminals and the hours they worried about their dog Buddy. We’d feel the same way if any of our dogs were lost but happily Buddy has returned home! This story is an example of why you need to have the skills, tools and mindset to protect yourself, your family, your property and your dog.

Buddy, the dog, took off during a violent home invasion.

Four men are accused of holding Jackie Bracey at gunpoint. But Ronald Bracey didn’t hesitate to protect his wife.

He grabbed his gun, firing eight rounds at the intruders – hitting one in the shoulder – and chased them off. Three of the men were caught and arrested.

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And yes, he did the absolute right thing!

Assault Rifle And Hunting Rifle vs Battle Rifle

Discussion from Practical Preparedness about assault, hunting and battle rifles:

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I keep coming back to this argument in my head so I figured I should post it up for.those of you more like minded than the average gun board. I keep going from an ar15 and a r700 rifle in 308 as a pair to a m14 battle rifle. I’ve actually done this swap a couple times already and am back to the pair and am contemplating another trade. In my family, it is just my wife and I. She doesn’t shoot much but does occasionally. My uses for my rifle are self defense as well as medium game hunting, mostly whitetails. I like the ar15 mostly because of my 10th years of military training with it. I know what its capable of but find it lacking in the power class for my liking. I prefer 308 in my bolt guns also because I’m familiar with it from my military training. I also appreciate the precision of it but am realistic enough to know 1-2moa is good enough for my intended purposes.

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Our opinion is that .308 is the only rifle caliber for a battle rifle. And there are plenty of .308 rifle options that can be made suitable for a female or infrequent shooter – but training is the best solution. With proper training anyone can be a competent and comfortable .308 shooter.

Haley Strategic Shows “What’s In Your Bag?”

Visit Haley Strategic for some excellent training drills, videos and targets!

Yankeeprepper Gets You Started On a Budget

Yankeeprepper walks you through some prep plans on a budget:

Sniper | Flickr

The US Army has a wicked Flickr stream…

US Army Flickr Stream

Getting Started: Gun Works On Reloading

Planning to get into reloading? Watch these videos:

Visit Down East Gun Works for more information on their reloading products.

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