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The Lost Ways – A Truly Amazing Prepper Book

Learn how to build a self-feeding campfire. How to use herbs to heal a wound. How to forage for food, navigate by nature, and make your own knives. How to cook a survival staple that will keep for years. How to build a shelter and cook over open flame. Preserve food and water. Make homemade soap and toothpaste. If the world as we know it came to an end tomorrow, would your family be able to survive? The Lost Ways is a book that could help you thrive. I'd like to tell you about the book The Lost Ways. I [...]

2016 Stocking Stuffers For Preppers

As the gift-giving part of the Christmas holiday gets closer, it is time to freak out a little. Have you bought your favorite prepper enough? If not, check out these five great products and add to their 2016 stocking stuffers! First the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System This little bad boy can filter up to 100,000 gallons and removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, completely out performing the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. The Sawyer Mini vs Lifestraw battle continues. The size, convenience, and performance of the Sawyer Mini filter make it perfect for bug-out-bag, vehicle or home. For under $20, this [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|Christmas, Holiday|1 Comment

Building Your Suburban Outdoor Archery Range

Several years ago, when we first bought our house, we did a Google search for "Houston archery range." The local archery range list was long but included nothing close to our home--yet another downside to living in a big city. The nearest was a Gander Mountain archery range about 12 miles away. It was a nice indoor range, with knowledgeable people working there. It was rarely busy, but there were often customers there with little to no experience in archery, which (with the strict archery range rules) resulted in an exhaustively slow shooting environment. After a year or so of [...]

By |December 9th, 2016|Archery|8 Comments

Consider Adding a Pellet Rifle to Your Arsenal

When I was a child, my uncle bought me a Crossman 760 BB and pellet rifle. After my father and I added a little 3x scope to it, there wasn't an aluminum can (or sparrow) anywhere near me that was safe. I spent as much time as possible hunting in the woods close to my home. Honestly, I wasn't any good at it. I made way too much noise and had too little patience. But I did have a lot of fun. Then, when I was a teenager, my father bought me a Ruger 10/22 and my pellet rifle was [...]

By |November 28th, 2016|Guns, Pellet Rifle|6 Comments

Q&A with F-1 Firearms

Let me give you a little bit of background information before we get to the F-1 Firearms Q&A. I really want a nice AR-15. So I started shopping. But with three kids and higher priorities in life, my philosophy on firearm purchases has always been "quality over quantity." My wife and I agree on this, thankfully. So when I told her I would like to buy a high-end AR-15 starting at around $2000, she didn't blink an eye. Just told me to do my research and find a good one. I did a lot of research when I built the [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|AR-15, Guns|3 Comments

Cooking Great Food From Scratch

With the holidays just around the corner, we are entering baking season.  Most of us have memories of mothers and grandmothers baking cookies and pies and other wonderful treats on chilly fall and winter days; or big family dinners with steaming bowls and platters crowded on the table.  Despite the popularity of the Food Network and Gordon Ramsay, cooking and baking from scratch are actually rare.  I hope this trend changes for so many reasons. Before I start, I want to say that I don't mean to "shame" anyone who doesn’t cook for whatever reason.  It’s no one’s business why [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Cooking|0 Comments

Survival Shovel – Product Review

Recently I made an alliance with Survival Hax. They sent me a survival shovel to review. Honestly this is the first time anyone has sent me a product to review. Of course I asked very nicely in both the AR-15 and Archery link list for manufacturers to send me products to review. But none of them have contacted me yet. So let's concentrate on the survival shovel. First off, as I picked up the box that it came in, I noticed that it was really light. In the box was a nice bag that held the shovel. Opening the bag, [...]

By |November 11th, 2016|Bug Out Bag, Product Review|1 Comment

Snaring is More Productive Than Hunting

I've always thought that snaring is something that you do after you run out of bullets and can't hunt anymore. But recently I read the Grid Down Reality Bites series of books by Bruce "Buckshot" Hemming and Sara Freeman and I realized I was wrong. I enjoy hunting. These days it's mainly a productive form of bonding and recreation with family and friends, since most of our meat is raised, slaughtered, butchered, and packaged neatly for our selection at the local butcher, or grocery store. But if we someday find ourselves in a TEOTWAWKI situation where the supply chain is [...]

By |November 5th, 2016|Outdoor Skills, Snaring|4 Comments