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Survival vs. Homesteading

Posted on 23 April 2014

Whether you are surviving or homesteading, either way, you’re relying on yourself – and maybe members of your family or trusted friends – to provide for all your needs. The DIFFERENCE between the two is simply comfort. Allow me to explain what I mean.

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What’s In Your Carried Survival Tool Kit?

Posted on 23 April 2014

Virtually every item listed in this blog falls into the category of “I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” so what will your excuse be when you find yourself in need but not properly prepared?

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Become A Renaissance Survivalist

Posted on 23 April 2014

Centuries ago our forefathers considered it part of being a successful human being to master more than one given area of study. We refer to them today as “renaissance men” because they mastered knowledge and the accompanying practical skills in an area of academics, an area of philosophy/spiritualism, and a physical undertaking (sport or discipline). I submit to you that today’s survivalist must strive to be a “renaissance survivalist.”

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Perfect Survival Knife?

Posted on 22 April 2014

Fixed blade knives, folding knives, “survival” knives, combat knives… all kinds of knives. For all that I have yet to find what, in my egotistical mind, is the perfect survival knife; that is, the knife I’d consider optimal if it was the ONLY knife I could have.

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Survival One-Hit Wonder Bag

Posted on 22 April 2014

Survival is an action or series of acts. It is just staying alive. It’s, at its most basic, the ability to preserve your own life by answering the most basic needs of food, shelter, water, defense and first-aid needs. Preparedness is more of a lifestyle. It’s living in a self-reliant fashion. It’s minimizing your dependence on contemporary conveniences and/or being able to recreate them yourself.

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Gun Control: Education vs. Legislation

Posted on 22 April 2014

In this article I’m going to attempt to address my personal beliefs about the 2nd Amendment, but I’m going to do so from a particularly odd angle: I’m going to pretend that the 2nd Amendment never existed.

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Is Camping or Backpacking Prepper Practice?

Posted on 22 April 2014

HOW you go about your camping and/or backpacking trips determines the depth to which you are practicing being prepared for an emergency situation. I know folks who “camp” in their fifth-wheel trailer with satellite TV. I know “ultra-light” backpackers who carry far less than I do when they go camping.

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A Call to Arms!

Posted on 21 April 2014

I’ve had enough. It’s time that we get off our butts and do something about this mess in Washington.

Are There “Gun-Grabber Safe” Firearms?

Posted on 21 April 2014

To this day there are jokes about President Obama being the world’s greatest gun salesman. I’m not too sure that’s actually a joke but I am sure that the concern over gun-grabbers trying to restrict firearms isn’t going away any time soon. With that in mind, I had to wonder if there are some weapons that are less likely to be seized?

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What Are You Prepping For?

Posted on 21 April 2014

I submit to you that if you are planning for only one type of emergency then you aren’t planning completely. “No plan survives first contact with the enemy,” is an old military axiom and in this case “the enemy” is any emergency that comes along. Examine your situation. Consider possibilities. Maybe it’s worth preparing in more than one layer.

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