Monthly Archive: August 2018

Home Defense Tips & Fortification For SHTF

Knowing how to defend your home from home invasion and attack is an important survival skill and one that you should master so you can protect yourself, your family and perhaps, your community from the roving bands of the unprepared after TSHTF (the shit hits the fan). This his article is meant to be a crash course in home defense tips for preppers however the information is also vital for anyone living in rural areas...

Skills Every Young Man Should Know

“What the Young Man Should Know” From Harper’s Magazine 1933

By Robert Littell, 1933 Glancing out of the window, I can see the subject–and eventual victim–of this inquiry, dangerously perched in the crotch of an old chestnut tree, about fifteen feet above the ground. Should I rush out and tell him to get down? Or should I let him be, hoping that he won’t climb any higher, or, if he does climb any higher, hoping that he will not fall? It is probably all right,...

how to build a camp fire

How To Start A Campfire With Wet Wood

Survival is all about being prepared for any scenario that comes your way. You should have protections against wildlife; you should have the necessary equipment for building a shelter; you should have extensive knowledge in hunting, trapping, and fishing and many more important elements to stay alive. But, if you are the especially motivated survivor, you will have prepared yourself for every possible climate, which not only includes acquiring appropriate clothing and footwear but learning...

Self-reliant prepper workshop

What did you do to prep this week

Good morning (or evening, or whenever you’re reading this), I hope that you all have had a great week and used the time for good instead of evil, I say that because, well no doubt at least a couple of you are probably planning on taking over the world and enslaving the human population or something like that… Anyway, all joking aside I hope that everyone got something done this week and yes, even small things...

How To Trap A Cat and Havahart Trap Review

By JD I don’t like cats. Okay, maybe that’s an understatement. I hate cats. Especially the “free range” variety that you so often find in suburban America. We lived in an area where they were becoming a real problem that animal control wasn’t able to keep up with. I’d wake up in the middle of the night to cats fighting in the street, find cat crap in my garden and see them just about everywhere...

What’s The Difference Between Military and Civilian Firearms?

The more it changes, the more it is the same thing. Alphonse Karr 1849 Arguments against civilian ownership of firearms have been debated as far back as the innovation of firearms. I am certain at some point a Roman Cesar or Egyptian Pharaoh also launched campaigns against the evils of the civilian owned swords or spears as well. There is a reason “civilized” nations tend to want no non-government employee ownership of firearms. It is...

chickens for self-reliance

What Animals Should I Keep On A Small Homestead?

Have you always dreamed about starting your morning with farm fresh eggs and fresh milk from your own cow or goat? Even on a small homestead, you can make that a reality. And you will be happy you did. Raising animals will not only provide a source of food and milk for your family, it will provide you with a sense of independence as well as life experiences you can pass down to your children....

Homesteading and prepping open discussion forum

Well, folks, it’s pouring the rain here as I write this but I’m not complaining because, well, I like the rain. It’s relaxing and most of the time it has a positive effect on my allergies. So it’s a win for me… well until I have to mow my grass which grows faster after it rains and the grass messes with my allergies… I just can’t win… Anyways, I’ve read a few comments (on another site)...

Top 20 Firearms Priced Under $1000 With Most Under $500

“According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.” Sun Tsu (For the sake of continuity all facts pertaining to ballistics are listed as links at the end of the article, and not within the article. I have not submitted my own testing results, simply because from experience, I have found people ignore my results if they go against what they believe. When it comes from someone else, eg., the FBI or some other organization,...

Homesteading and Prepping Progress For The Week August 11, 2018

Well, folks, here we are again! I hope that everyone has had a great week and have gotten stuff done… Before we get started with this weeks segment I’d to let you know about my other site TN Concealed Carry a tell you about a few of the most recent articles there – check those out by clicking on the links below… Is The Smith and Wesson 642 Good For Concealed Carry? Mastering The Concealed Carry...