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10 Lost Pioneer Skills for SHTF

August 10, 2020 Tim Makay 1

The term “pioneer” evokes a gritty, somewhat romantic image; the first people in a new land or frontier to start carving out civilization from the wild and sometimes hostile bounty of nature all around them. […]

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22 Clever Uses for Sandbags

July 9, 2020 Tara Dodrill 1

Sandbags are excellent at keeping back flood water, and deserve a spot on every homesteader’s supply list – even if they live far away from the floodplain. They’re really cheap to buy, and have almost […]

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The Right Way to Bury Money

July 2, 2020 Tim Makay 0

If you are like me you have probably long hoped that you would come across some buried money in your excavations. It is a pleasant thought, but you likely have not given much serious thought […]

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Scavenging for Supplies Post-SHTF

January 2, 2019 Charles 5

by Charles The image of a rugged and ragged survivor picking their way through the charred, ashen corpse of society after some pivotal and epoch changing catastrophe is an enduring one in apocalyptic fiction of […]

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How to Become a Gray Woman

June 4, 2016 Megan Stewart 3

It’s no secret that in a post-SHTF situation, most women will be at a distinct disadvantage. Men are perceived as stronger, more prone to violence, and naturally more intimidating than women. The only thing women […]

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How to Tie a Handcuff Knot

June 1, 2016 Dan Stevens 1

by Karen Sometimes, when we are in a situation where our survival is at stake we have to deal with people we would rather not have to deal with.  We have food, water, and supplies […]

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On Situational Awareness

March 12, 2016 Megan Stewart 13

One of the things that is so chaotic about emergencies, including criminal acts like home invasions, riots, and other disasters like tornadoes, floods, power outages, or even a SHTF event, is that they are unpredictable. […]

Left-handed or Right?

June 22, 2015 Rourke 7

I am left handed for most things that I do. Just recently I began doing common everyday tasks using my right hand – and was amazed at how difficult some things were. Tonight when I […]

….On testing yourself

January 4, 2015 Rourke 10

  I just came in from playing with the skull gun. On my last string of 5 only 3 rounds got on the`6″X6″ cardboard. It was a good session. How can that be GOOD? When […]

SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

May 23, 2014 Rourke 8

****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.   BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large thesouthwesttactical.com I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL  thinking […]