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Gun Review: Chiappa Little Badger Survival Rifle

I am posting short gun reviews for “survival guns” that I own and use, from my own personal perspective. The views expressed are my own, and I will pull no punches… these are guns I own and shoot, and I… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Guns for Smaller People

The man charged straight at me. He was huge, nearly three hundred pounds and over six and a half feet of nothing but muscle and violent intent, and he was unbelievably fast. I backpedaled rapidly but coolly as I shot… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Safety First, Safety Always

Before we go too far into this PrepperGuns 101 series, I want talk about something critically important to everybody, firearms safety. First, let’s just start with the four laws of firearms safety. RULE I: All guns are always loaded RULE… Continue Reading

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Salty’s Gun Review: North American Arms .22 Magnum Convertible w/Holster Grip  

NNA .22MAG revovler

Welcome to another edition of Salty’s Gun Review. The views expressed are my own, and I will pull no punches… these are guns I own and shoot, and I will address them from a “prepping/survival perspective”. I am reviewing one… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Magazines & Clips – Firearms Information For Beginner Preppers

Welcome to the debut of our new PrepperGuns 101: Firearms Information For Beginning Preppers Today’s installment is about “magazines and clips”. What exactly are they? What kinds are there? What is the difference between a magazine and a clip? These… Continue Reading

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Four Reasons Why Bolt & Lever Action .22’s Are A Better Survival Choice

Ask any group of preppers what the number 1 prepper survival long gun on the planet is, and doubtless some version or other of the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 semi-auto rifle will be at or near the top of the list. … Continue Reading

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My Take On 5 Guns To Own When Ammo Is Scarce

Let’s say that for whatever reason, the ammo supply has dried up. We’ve seen it happen several times in recent years for various reasons and it’s likely to happen again one of these days. What are the five guns I… Continue Reading

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10 Survival Things I Learned in the Amazon Jungle

Several years ago, I had the privilege to go to the Amazon jungle. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I have no desire to go back. The experience taught me much that directly relates to prepping. ALWAYS Have… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: Building An AR-10 Clone

Lots of folks have built AR-15s and the YouTube library is full of videos on how to do it.  (Okay, “assemble” for the purists.)  I wanted to build an AR-10, so I could fend off bears, which looked like pretty… Continue Reading

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Air ambulance membership as a prep? Really?

The first things most preppers think about, concentrate on, are large-scale breakdown low-probability SHTF situations. From large-scale grid-down TEOTWAWKI situations, nuclear attack, terrorist bombings, you name it… the sorts of events that invade the preppers dreams at night. Often, people… Continue Reading

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Gun sales are down, but so are prices… NOW is the time to buy!

The oldest axiom on how to make money on Wall Street is to “buy low, sell high”. It should come as a surprise to nobody that gun sales are off following the 2016 elections. We don’t talk politics, even a… Continue Reading

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Are Mosin-Nagants Still A Good Prepper Option?

Welcome to my take on “the most famous prepper gun”, the Mosin-Nagant. Not long ago, the Mosin-Nagant (in it’s various forms) was considered to be the “classic” prepper gun, a high powered rifle that sold for under $100 and a… Continue Reading

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Avoid This One Critical Mistake I Made When Buying Ammo As A Prep

Here’s a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks. Sometimes buying ammo is a mistake… or at least buying the particular ammo that you put in your shopping cart is.  I’ve made a lot of prepping mistakes over the years,… Continue Reading

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Prepping Guns: 4 Lessons To Learn From My Expensive Mistakes

My Sig Sauer 556XIR, Folded

It’s a hard thing to do, admit that you made a mistake… especially to do so in public. I’ve made a lot of them over the years, as have we all… and some of those mistakes have been quite expensive. … Continue Reading

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5 Ways To Fight Your Inner Mall-Ninja

We here at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You are, by policy, anti-Mall Ninja. What is a Mall Ninja?  There are several definitions, but in prepper terms it’s somebody who puts an emphasis on piling up really cool looking tactical gear… Continue Reading