Category | Miscellaneous

Glock 17 vs. Beretta 96FS-C; Decisions, Decisions…

Posted on 18 April 2014

I hope, by now, true handgun students have realized that the debate will never be settled. What is “best” is a purely subjective choice that combines caliber, weapon make and model, shooter competence, comfort and more.

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Standardize Age of Majority

Posted on 11 April 2014

The challenge we face in our country is that the “age of full responsibility” varies from state to state and by topic. For example, the age of full responsibility where military service is concerned is 18.

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Define Camping: Tents, Pop-Ups, Pull-Behinds and RVs

Posted on 11 April 2014

Obviously the answer is different for everyone. While I HAVE slept on the cold wet ground in a sleeping bag not rated for the temperatures experienced, I’ve also “camped” in a Recreational Vehicle (motor home) at scuba diving sites. I’ve camped in locations where everything I had was carried in on my back and I’ve camped in areas where I drove up to the campsite and opened up the hatch on my Jeep to unload gear.

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Only One Handgun & Long Gun

Posted on 10 April 2014

If you could only take one long gun and one handgun with you out in a survival situation, what would those guns be?

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Communication Isn’t Just Talking

Posted on 09 April 2014

If you have a weakness, whether it’s in your vocabulary or your ability to read body language or whatever, the good news is that you can learn what you need to improve that specific area and minimize, reduce or erase that weakness.

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Best Apocalypse Movies For Survivalists?

Posted on 08 April 2014

No matter which type we are talking about, there is always a hero (or collection thereof) and man’ heroic struggle to survive or overcome. The ones that offer us any insight, and probably the best entertainment, are the ones about individuals or small groups; not those that focus on government solutions.

Have You Seen Anti-Rights Campaigns?

Posted on 04 April 2014

The law was given a nice simple name, picked by a team of politicians, I’m sure, to make it easily identifiable, short and somehow emotionally catching. But a law about “universal background checks” will no more be only about background checks than “Obamacare” (see? Just one word) is ONLY about extending health insurance to those too poor (or lazy) to afford it.

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Combat or Survival Load Out? BOTH!

Posted on 04 April 2014

Let’s recognize that, thanks to the popular movies and television shows, most of us consider survival as having a combat/defense component. Sometimes it’s against a hoard of shuffling zombies and sometimes it’s against a well-organized pack of cannibals. Either way, and for all the variations in between, I don’t know a single survivalist / prepper who doesn’t include weapons in his (or her) planning and preparations.

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Borelli’s Rules

Posted on 02 April 2014

If you’re not familiar with “Gibbs’ Rules” I invite you to do a Google search and you’ll find several reference sites with them. In the Borelli household we have a set of rules as well, but never before had I tried to actually list them. I could cite them, but they weren’t numbered like Gibbs’. SO… it was suggested to me that I do precisely that.

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Diversify Your Survival Portfolio

Posted on 02 April 2014

I have a supply of ammo and I regularly grow it. I have a supply of long-term storable food and I regularly grow it. I have skills I can certainly trade, not the least of which is a broad general knowledge base and a strong back mixed with a willingness to work hard. So, what am I missing?

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