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5 Outstanding Firearms (+Their Budget-Friendly Alternatives) Firearms, WEAPONS

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5 Outstanding Firearms (+Their Budget-Friendly Alternatives) Firearms, WEAPONS

If you want to get into a lively discussion at your local shooting range, just start talking about some gun being the best there is.

Everyone has their opinion on this subject, and the more they’ve shot, the more likely they are to have very firmly set opinions. Not only that, but they’re sure to be very vocal in making those opinions known.

Each shooter who joins that discussion is going to throw another gun into the pot. While there might be some agreement that certain guns are superior to the majority of what’s sold out there, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever find consensus on one best gun.

Part of that is because each shooter will be thinking about “best” in regards to the kind of shooting they do. One might be thinking about hunting small game, while another is thinking about a self-defense firearm. Each will be right in their own regard, but that won’t make their choice superior to someone else’s in the way that they want to use it.

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Top 12 Cheap Thanksgiving Recipes For Preppers

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No matter when you look at the news these days, there are endless stories about food recalls as well as ones about people that can’t afford a decent meal. Even as Thanksgiving approaches, millions of pounds of turkey may be contaminated with Salmonella. To add insult to injury, if you can’t afford a turkey, it is more than likely you won’t be able to afford getting sick because you consumed something contaminated with Salmonella or some other pathogen. Here are some Thanksgiving options that you may want to consider. Aside from being cheaper, they may be safer than going to...

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How To Build A Wilderness Shelter: A Beginners Guide

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There are many reasons you should know how to build a shelter in the outdoors, whether it’s to keep yourself protected whilst sleeping or from bad weather conditions and animals. This article will show you exactly how to build a shelter in a variety of different ways and using different resources. This is a guide that anyone can follow – we’ve specifically chosen designs of shelter that are easy to construct, no matter the resources you have with you. We do recommend that you always take an essential set of items with you when you set out into the wilderness,...

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How To Make Your Own 3D Printed Gun: Pros And Cons

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How To Make Your Own 3D Printed Gun: Pros And Cons

For most people, the very idea of “printing” either means using inks or some other medium to put words or images on paper, or it can mean the way a gun can be outlined when covered by clothing.

Today, however, printing takes on a whole new meaning because there are affordable machines readily available to consumers that can duplicate 3D objects. Typically, these devices take a 3D model program and use it to replicate an object. This includes guns that supposedly can fire real bullets just as well as a gun produced by more conventional methods.

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5 Things To Consider After Bugging Out

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5 Things To Consider After Bugging Out - Bug Out Plan, PLANNING

We talk a lot about bugging out in the prepping and survival community, but we don’t really go much farther than the actual bug out itself, except to talk about survival retreats.

But, as we all know, not all of us can afford some cabin in the woods to use as a survival retreat. I’ve been taking a fresh look at the idea of bugging out, specifically looking for holes in our planning.

I’m going to start with the assumption that you’ve got a bug out plan in place. That has to include a destination and route to get there. Hopefully you’ve already got some supplies stockpiled in place, or if not in place, at least close by, where you can get to it easily. If you don’t have that, your bug out isn’t likely to succeed; those are just the basic essentials for any bug out.

We all know that we can’t depend on driving in a bug out situation, although we probably have plans on doing just that. However, we recognize the possibility that we might have to abandon our vehicles, due to traffic jams, and head out on foot. So, we’ve planned for that too.

But what I want to deal with now, is what do we do when we get to our survival retreat, wherever that might be? Basically, there are four options for this, if we assume that none of us are willing to put our families in the hands of the government and go to a FEMA camp:

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