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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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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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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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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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Podcast: Six Prepper Books Worth Reading (& One That Sorta Isn’t)

I’m starting my book review series with some suggestions of some of the best prepper fiction to read, and there’s a good chance you haven’t even heard of his favorite series of the bunch.  Book one in the article is… Continue Reading

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Food Rotation: Using Pantry Organizers Keeps Survival Larder Fresh

One of the most important parts of having an affordable “deep larder” is keeping food on hand that A) you like eating and B) that stays fresh enough to not have a bunch of waste. This is a big subject,… Continue Reading

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Book Review: How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It – Rawles

Will James Wesley Rawles’ book “How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It” actually do what the title claims? In as much as any book could help in such a dire situation, yes. Does that make… Continue Reading

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Review: Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Power Pack

I mentioned this item before, as part of a ‘prepared car’.  Since I’ve had reason to use it lately, perhaps you might like to hear how it actually works. The idea is beautiful.  This power pack will jump start a… Continue Reading

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Review: Peep sight for 91/30 Mosin Nagant rifles by Anacortes Prototypes

One of the biggest challenges for preppers who own Mosin Nagant rifles is their optics, or lack thereof. Mosins are notoriously difficult and expensive to put optics on, especially if one wishes to keep the historical value of the gun… Continue Reading

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Podcast: EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Sight Impresses

  Here’s the manufacturer’s blurb about the optic: “The “E” is for “Extreme.” The EXPS3 offers true 2-eyes-open shooting and a 7 mm raised base that still allows for iron sight access. It features easy-to-adjust side buttons and an adjustable,… Continue Reading

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Review: Windham Weaponry SCR AR M4 flattop

Today’s review is the Windham Weaponry SCR AR M4 flattop. Philosophy Of use: Primary defense weapon for tactical situations. There’s really no need to expound up on the .223/5.56 NATO MF AR platform’s philosophy of use, you either know what… Continue Reading

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Book Review: Island of the Lost

Island of the Lost:  Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World, by Joan Druett The story is so improbable I’d have thought it a pretty heavy-handed morality tale … except it’s true.   Two ships, with two very different crews… Continue Reading

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Three Prepper Fails To Learn From

Experience is the best teacher … but is she really anyone’s favorite?  Here’s your chance to learn from my mistakes.  Also, if you’re generous in the comments, to wring more good out of your own fails by letting someone else… Continue Reading

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Review: Cobra ACXT1035R GMRS-FRS waterproof floating walkie talkies

Cobra ACXT1035R FLT handheld transceiver

There’s probably no bigger “bogus” claims in all of advertising right now than the “range” claims of handheld GMRS/FRS “walkie talkie” radios (BTW I hate the name “walkie talkie”, it’s so very junior-high, isn’t it?). I’m sure we’ve all seen… Continue Reading

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Review: “Ye Ole Smoke Pole” single shot 12 gauge shotgun

"Ye Ole Smoke Pole"

Today’s review is of the “The Ole Smoke Pole” This review is going to be completely different, because I am not talking about one gun, I am talking about one TYPE of gun, a gun you probably already own, a… Continue Reading