How to Use a Flashlight in a Tactical Situation

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How to Use a Flashlight in a Tactical Situation

It’s late Friday night and you’re walking to your car after a fun evening with your friends downtown. As you turn the corner down an unlit side street, you see a shadow dart across the wall and hear footsteps. The hairs on your neck stand straight up. You quicken your pace, but the other footsteps speed up as well. You look around trying to make out shapes in the dark, when out of nowhere a fist connects with your cheekbone. The sucker punch takes you to the ground and you can feel your wallet being taken from your back pocket.

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Surviving in the Cold: Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions

Surviving in the Cold Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions

Surviving in the Cold: Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions

Getting a fire started in the rain or up in the mountains after a recent snowfall can be next to impossible. Better have a plan if you want to survive in the cold next to a warm fire.

There is nothing like sitting next to a warm fire on a cold evening and it isn’t simply because it is a source of heat. Many people who have endured survival situations will tell you that there is a certain psychological factor in getting a fire started.

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How to Plant a One-container Vegetable Garden

How to Plant a One-container Vegetable Garden

How to Plant a One-container Vegetable Garden

Like the idea of growing your own vegetables, but think you just don’t have the room for it? Guess what? I actually think you may have the room, at least enough to grow the makings of a few fresh salads anyway. All you need is a spot somewhere that’s sunny, warm, and about the size of a clothes hamper and you’re on the way to your own little vegetable garden. I created mine recently, and now you can start yours too by following the steps below.

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Why To Choose A Remington 870 For Defense

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Why To Choose A Remington 870 For Defense

One of my old weapon instructors used to refer to the pump action shotgun as an instrument of the Lord: it brings truth and understanding to the disbelievers.

That’s a good reason to keep on hand for home defense the pump action shotgun.

You do not have to be an expert marksman to shoot or hit your target; just point and pull the trigger. The sound of the pump action shotgun when chambering a round is like no other sound on Earth.

And from all the pump action shotguns, Remington 870 would be my first choice.

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Harvesting Garlic for Natural Medicine

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Harvesting Garlic for Natural Medicine

Hey there, all of you guys and gals in Ready Nutrition Land!  Are you ready for the second installment of the series on garlic?  Well, ready or not, here it comes!  The last episode we discussed many of the uses of garlic and its component parts that make it a “broad spectrum” herb.  Before entailing the ways it is grown and stored, I wish to touch on a few more facts concerning its uses from a naturopathic standpoint.

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Why Are Exchange-Traded Funds Preparing For A “Liquidity Crisis” And A “Market Meltdown”?

Why Are Exchange-Traded Funds Preparing For A “Liquidity Crisis” And A “Market Meltdown”

Why Are Exchange-Traded Funds Preparing For A “Liquidity Crisis” And A “Market Meltdown”?

Some really weird things are happening in the financial world right now. If you go back to 2008, there was lots of turmoil bubbling just underneath the surface during the months leading up to the great stock market crash in the second half of that year. When Lehman Brothers finally did collapse, it was a total shock to most of the planet, but we later learned that their problems had been growing for a long time. I believe that we are in a similar period right now, and the second half of this year promises to be quite chaotic. Apparently, those that run some of the largest exchange-traded funds in the entire world agree with me, because as you will see below they are quietly preparing for a “liquidity crisis” and a “market meltdown.”  About a month ago, I warned of an emerging “liquidity squeeze“, and now analysts all over the financial industry are talking about it. Could it be possible that the next great financial crisis is right around the corner?

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New Obama Initiative To Ban Guns For Some Social Security Recipients, Veterans, and Disabled

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New Obama Initiative To Ban Guns For Some Social Security Recipients, Veterans, and Disabled

Whenever one thinks the Obama administration’s war on the Second Amendment couldn’t get any more insane, Barack Obama prances onto the stage to prove everyone wrong yet again. This time, it is not merely a carefully planned and orchestrated jig on the graves of mass shooting victims or pathetic whining about “gun crime” and the amount of time he must give regarding the issue. It is a push to ban a large number of Social Security benefits recipients from owning guns.

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How Not To Get Beat, Tazed, or Tear Gassed By The Police

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How Not To Get Beat, Tazed, or Tear Gassed By The Police

Not too long ago I wrote a post questioning if we lived in a police state.  This generated a lot of comments on the blog both for and against the ideas I presented, which is good because it shows that people are paying attention.

Some said that I was anti-police in the post, which isn’t the message I wanted to send; however, I won’t get into it here.  You can read it yourself and make your own decision.

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EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT: ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU NEED IN CASE OF FORCED EVACUATION

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EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KIT: ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU NEED IN CASE OF FORCED EVACUATION

Your survival plan needs to be well thought out and it needs to be flexible in case you will be forced to evacuate or you will be “trapped” in your home . Some disasters need short-term survival tactics, others may need long-term.Let’s say that SHTF right in the middle of a normal day and you need to evacuate your home in that moment.

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How to grow mushrooms at home

How to grow mushrooms

How to grow mushrooms at home

These tasty chameleons of the food world are fat-free, low in calories, and filled with vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients.

Choosing a type of mushroom to grow is a matter of taste. You should grow the type you most want to eat.

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99 Domestic Uses For The Common Vinegar

99 Domestic Uses For The Common Vinegar

99 Domestic Uses For The Common Vinegar

It’s the most common mild acid. It’s greatly used in industrial, medical and household purposes. It’s not only a cooking ingredient, but also an efficient household cleanser. It is found in liquid state, and it’s composed of acetic acid (CH3COOH) and water. It the result of either fast or slow fermentation. The slower the fermentation, the less toxic the end product is, because long processes allow the accumulation of acetic acid bacteria, which are nontoxic.

If you plan on using it, know that all forms of vinegar are fine, except the Brown vinegar (cider), which stains porous surfaces. But if used responsibly and cautiously, it can be very efficient. So let us take a look at what it can do!

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HOW TO USE A COMPASS: A LIFESAVING SKILL IN THE WILDERNESS

HOW TO USE A COMPASS: A LIFESAVING SKILL IN THE WILDERNESS

HOW TO USE A COMPASS: A LIFESAVING SKILL IN THE WILDERNESS

A compass is a Go Bag essential, but it won’t do you squat if you don’t know how to use it, and chances are – you don’t.

Forget more completed orienteering type “map” compasses, they are too complicated for the average user, and are designed for sophisticated navigation.

You just don’t want to get lost. A good simple camping style pocket compass can be your best friend in a survival situation, and requires no special skills to use

Here’s how to use a basic compass.

  • Hold the compass flat in the palm of your hand at chest level;
  • Move your body around until the Red end of the needle, usually marked with an “N” lines up with the “N” on the face of the compass, now you know which way is North.

So long as you keep the red magnetic needle lined up with the “N” on the compass – you will always be able to get your bearings and know how to travel in any direction you wish. Some simple compasses also have a rotating clear bevel on top with a clear Lucite arrow. These are a good idea if you have never used a compass.

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Eggs: One of the Perfect Survival Foods

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One of the basic criteria for perfection in the prepping world is multipurpose utility. For foodstuff, the product also needs to keep well, be nutritious and be easy to acquire or stockpile.

Very few fresh items meet these criteria, but one most certainly does: the egg. Having a source of eggs for survival is just an example of good preparation if you can manage it. In addition to being extremely nutritious, eggs purportedly have more than 100 uses. We tend to think that’s a lowball estimate.

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Top 30 Medicinal Plants To Learn For Survival

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When SHTF, it won’t be long before modern medicines are hard to come by, so you need a back-up plan. That’s OK though because there’s a form of medicine that can be just as effective and has been in use for millennia: herbs and plants.

That’s right. Eastern medicine, as well as Native Americans and many other cultures, used natural cures long before Western medicine even thought about a pill.

Here’s a list of medicinal plants to learn for survival.

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10 Questions Every Prepper Should Ask BEFORE Going off the Grid

Have you ever considered going off the grid? It’s one of those questions people who are serious about prepping. I’m pretty sure the bears would eat me on day 7, but it never hurts to make a plan in case you have to flee your home in a hurry.

Survival Life, one of the most popular and informative survival websites, joins us today to discuss this. Here are 10 questions they recommend everyone consider before making the leap to live off the grid!

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All bets are off when you venture outside the city limits…

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