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SHTF Gun: The Under-appreciated Rossi Trifecta

The Rossi Trifecta: Introduction Looking for a SHTF gun?  Recently, I read a very good article that was been re-posted around the web entitled “Building A Survival Arsenal On A Budget“. It gave some very practical advice on which SHTF gun, pistols, rifles and shotguns, would fit in to a survival...

Choosing a Flashlight For Night Fighting

I was very fortunate to attend one of the Strategoes Low Light Instructor courses while I was employed as a police officer.  That particular Strategoes course was a week long course that trained me to become my department’s trainer and subject matter expert on low light engagements…in other...

How to Field Strip A MRE (Meal Ready To Eat)

Many survivalists, hunters, preppers and outdoor enthusiasts buy commercial Meals, Ready to Eat (MRE’s).  These commercial MRE’s are very similar to the military MRE’s that the Department of Defense (DOD) provides to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines for field use (for some reason...

Top 10 Preparedness Uses of Diatomaceous Earth

What is Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is the fossilized remains of waterborne diatoms and algae.  DE is mined product…wonder if the job description is “fossil miner?”  DE has the consistency of and looks like an off-white version of baby or talcum powder.  DE is non-toxic and...

Fan of the Ammo Can – Top 10 Uses

Even as a child I was a big fan of the ammo can.  The military issue ammo cans are sturdy metal boxes with latched lids that can be used for a number purposes besides their original.  They come in a variety of sizes and shapes but all are designed to be air and water tight thanks to the a rubber gasket and...

Survival Food Test

Rachel was cleaning out the kitchen cabinets today and came across a half used #10 can of Augason Farms Taco Flavored Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP).  TVP is a high fiber, high protein meat substitute made primarily from soy that stores very well for long periods.  I keep some of my storage food in these...

Best Emergency Dressing – The Israeli Battle Dressing

Yesterday’s video on the Jackson Family’s First Aid Kit elicited a number of questions.  Most of the questions were about the Israeli Battle Dressing I mentioned as ‘the best’ battlefield dressing or first aid dressing but it really wasn’t shown in the video (it was inside a First Aid Pouch).  I was...

Product Review of The Ultimate Preparedness Library

It’s good to take your own advice on occasion… this past week I did something that was WAY overdue…I copied my digital preparedness library onto USB Flash Drives. Even though I’ve been collecting information for several years I still find something new every now and then so I decided...

Product Review: NiteIze L.E.D. Upgrade Combo II… AKA: Mini Maglite® Hack

While waiting in the checkout line at a local Big Box hardware store something on the impulse trap aisle caught my eye.  It was a little  Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) conversion kit for that AA Mini Maglite® that I abandoned to a drawer years ago.  I stopped using my Mini because it went through batteries...

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