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November 23, 2015

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While the main election everyone thinks about is the November popular election, there are still primaries being campaigned on and the battle for the future of our country depends on all the levels these elections are being held for.  With all the recent state and local...

8 May 2020

Subject:  Opposition to Proposed Gun Control and All Gun Control

Dear Gun Control Supporters, those Who are Indifferent, and the “As long as I have my hunting guns” crowd

I understand the sway of emotions, but please remember others’ rights do not end where your emotions...

I saw a great reminder the other day that many folks do not carry knives. It was from a ranch owner who was stating he would pay extra per hour to the man who carried a knife, it showed preparation, and initiative over the one who did not.

There are tons of types of kni...

Your survival needs will be the same between Bugging-In or Bugging-Out.  The benefit of Bugging-In is that you can store more items, weight is not a factor, so we will focus more on Bugging-Out.  Remember you can use these concepts for Bugging-In, and even if Bugging-I...

The current pandemic spread across the globe and consuming our daily lives with most staying home and the media coverage being almost exclusively about COVID-19.  Many are currently practicing a form of Bug-In.  Bug-In means staying home and safe during an emergency....

First off, if you don’t have all the guns, ammo and other necessary supplies, now is not the time to go get them. People panic and don’t do their research. Buying a gun and ammo last minute also makes you susceptible to paying more than you should.  The same goes for a...

If you are someone who concealed carries, then you believe in preparation. Many folks don’t think they need a flashlight since they only go out in the day. Wrong! Ensure that your preparation includes a flashlight.

If you only go out in the day, when it's light out…. Do...

If you carry a gun, you most likely put the gun in a holster and attach the holster in some manner to your person.  In most cases that manner is a belt.  Carry concealed, open carry, or an external gun belt  [duty belt, battle belt, war belt, or whatever you wish to ca...

To start off I would like to make the disclaimer that this is my opinion and should be viewed as

only that. I am aware there are many that prefer Direct Impingement (D.I.) and that is their preference. I would suggest trying a gas piston set up before discounting my opi...

Sounds crazy right? Who would park a $200K vehicle in a lean-to of sticks? We can all see that this could lead to damage to the car, inability to get the car out of the lean-to if it collapsed, and a host of other problems.


Yet we see people putting a thousand dollar g...

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