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Critical Survival Info to Keep on your Phone

April 1, 2020 Tim Makay 0

Preppers have always been divided on the use of advanced electronics in emergency preparations. The preppers in the “Nay” camp claim that advanced electronics are too frail, too dependent upon incredibly intricate and complex infrastructure […]

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How Much Range Can You Get From a Ham Radio?

February 29, 2020 Tim Makay 0

The expected effective range of ham radio is a subject that is constantly talked about but poorly understood among many preppers not specialized in radio communication skills. For all but the shortest-ranged line-of-sight broadcasts there […]

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Emergency Communications from A to Z

February 8, 2020 Tim Makay 6

Having an emergency communications plan is an essential part of being prepared for short and long-term disasters. The ability to network and transmit information about changing situations and new threats is invaluable. Establishing and maintaining […]

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So, Does Bear Spray Actually Work?

February 5, 2020 Tim Makay 0

The deep woods and remote forests covering much of the U.S. and an enormous part of Canada are often seen as a sort of “go-to” BOL for preppers, and even in peaceful times are frequently […]

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The 5 Best Budget Pump Shotguns

January 22, 2020 Tim Makay 2

Among all the vintage actions that remain popular and more or less viable today, the pump action shotgun is overwhelmingly the most popular among shooters, and one of the most viable for defense and general […]

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The Best 9mm Luger Ammo

January 6, 2020 Tim Makay 3

“Best” is an adjective that starts fights faster than quick. No sooner than you declare something the best you have a dozen folks ready to refute you with master-crafted rebuttals, Powerpoint presentations or name calling. […]

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Just What Constitutes SHTF?

December 27, 2019 Tim Makay 18

“SHTF” is a time-worn and borderline cliché prepper acronym we have all heard, seen and continue to hear and see daily in prepping circles. What will you do when the SHTF? Where will you go […]