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Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

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Survival Blog - 04/22/14 - 12 hours 37 min ago

pdfprintOnly those who have learned well to be earnestly dissatisfied with themselves, and to be confounded with shame at their wretchedness truly understand the Christian gospel. – John Calvin

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Odds ‘n Sods:

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Survival Blog - 04/22/14 - 12 hours 37 min ago

pdfprintYou saw his proof. Now meet BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties. BLM Whistleblower Reveals Financial Motive Behind Bundy Ranch Raid. – J.W. o...

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Letter: I See the Light

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Survival Blog - 04/22/14 - 12 hours 37 min ago

pdfprintHugh, FYI. Sams Club has a 3-pack of TASCO XR5 Tactical Cree LED flashlights for $19.98. They are 250 lumen on high power with a low power setting and a strobe setting. Three AAA batteries are included per flashlight (nine total). It is brighter than my Fenix TK 10 (~$70.00 for one) and...

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Why We Make Certain Decisions, by J

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Survival Blog - 04/22/14 - 12 hours 37 min ago

pdfprintSo, I wanted to chat about something a bit different. Its been really helpful for me, and I hope it will be for you, too. Its about why we do certain things, about why we make certain decisions. Im starting to get a little older now, and for many of you, you are as well. You can look back...

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Letter Re: A Different Look at the Tactical Flashlight

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Survival Blog - 04/22/14 - 1 days ago

Hugh, I enjoyed D. Hacker's article on flashlight use, and I look forward to trying the technique. Here are a couple of additions for the readers from a night shift cop: Hacker hit on it a little bit talking about not cheating from reflective light. One of my favorite light techniques is simply...

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Mountain House Sale at Camping Survival

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Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - 04/21/14 - 1 days ago

Check out the sale here!!!

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Letter Re: United States Economy and Status

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Survival Blog - 04/20/14 - 2 days ago

HJL - I have been a student of economics my entire life. From my early college education in the '70s and '80s to continued research for hobby, and for work I have tried to understand the micro and macro perspectives of the U.S. economy. We are at a place in history that is without precedent....

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Pat's Product Review - Ruger 10/22 Roll-up Cases

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Survival Blog - 04/20/14 - 2 days ago

Innovation! That's what has driven our country. Unfortunately, as of late, so many things are being outsourced, and many products cloned or copied, with and without a license to do so. Some time ago, I reviewed the Ruger 10/22 take-down rifle. It's a huge hit for Ruger www.ruger.com, and they keep...

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Guest Article: How to Set Up a Solar Electric Survival System, by LaMar

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Survival Blog - 04/20/14 - 2 days ago

The majority of the U.S. population lives in a city or suburbs connected to a city and is completely reliant on grid power from coal, hydro, or natural gas power plants. In the event of a national or local disaster, regardless of the cause, the electricity system is the weakest link. Without power...

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Letter Re: Reloading Ammo

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Survival Blog - 04/19/14 - 3 days ago

Hugh: I was a little surprised at your comment "It is tough to reload cheaper than bulk ammo for pistol though" in your reply to CR's letter. As an example, I reload .45ACP under 15 cents a round using 200 grain lead bullets from Missouri Bullet Company. The bullets are under 10 cents each, add...

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RE: "You Win, Andy, I Registered my AR"

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Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - 04/19/14 - 3 days ago

Captains Journal brought this to my attention. A radio personality named Bob Lonsberry who is a syndicated to be honest I've never heard of ultimately decided to register his AR-15 in the closing days of the NY "SAFE Act" registration period. He wrote a blog post about it. The main themes were...

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Letter Re: Ammo Storage and Reloading<

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Survival Blog - 04/18/14 - 4 days ago

Gentlemen; I have a question about storage of reloading supplies in relationship to total ammo storage. On page 236 of “How to Survive The End of World As We Know It”, JWR recommends certain inventories for each weapon category. He goes on in the next paragraph that three times those...

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A Different Look At The Tactical Flashlight, by D. Hacker

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Survival Blog - 04/18/14 - 4 days ago

There are many aspects of survival and many different scenarios you may need to survive. It does little good having three years of food saved up, if you don't survive a gun battle during the first week of TEOTWAWKI. With this article, I hope to give you an additional skill you may use to help you...

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How And What To Grow For Food In A Survival Situation, by T.K.

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Survival Blog - 04/18/14 - 5 days ago

I have lived all my life in rural areas in the mid-south United States. Ever since I was little, gardens, orchards, vineyards, poultry, livestock, beekeeping, hunting, fishing, and trapping have been a way of life for me. Now, that is not to say we are off the grid or don't buy any food from the...

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Two Letters Re: Hyperinflation is Coming: 10 Basic Steps to Surviving an...

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Survival Blog - 04/16/14 - 6 days ago

HJL, In reference to the article "http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/04/hyperinflation-is-coming-10-basic-steps-to-surviving-an-impending-currency-collapse-by-sp-part-2.html", the author speaks about selling on eBay and using PayPal. I must advise your readers that this is indeed a good idea,...

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Amazon's Mechanical Turk– A Real, Honest, Stay-at-home Job, by LAT

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Survival Blog - 04/16/14 - 6 days ago

This article is not about practical survival skills; it's quite the opposite. It is a pre-collapse idea only and will disappear post-SHTF. Why this is useful information is that it's an idea that may let you make the leap to living at your retreat full-time sooner and help you make ends meet while...

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Magnified Optics on Fighting Rifles

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Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - 04/16/14 - 7 days ago

Saw this video and found it to be interesting. As a general rule I like 1 magnification red dot type optics for CQB type stuff. They are the fastest thing out there. The downside is they are not great at long range. In fairness you can HIT at fairly long ranges with them (say 300-400m) but the...

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Emergency Comms On The Road - What Works, And Doesn't Work

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Canadian Preppers Network - 04/16/14 - 7 days ago

Every so often I hop in the car and head out to a place I call "Down Home".  Down Home is a good three to three and a half hours away, depending on traffic, so I always make sure I have as many communications possibilities with me when I go.  I took this trip just about 2 weeks ago, and...

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Letter Re: Island Retreats-Confirmation of a Bad Idea

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Survival Blog - 04/15/14 - 7 days ago

JWR, I would like to start by saying how much I truly appreciate what you have brought to the Preparedness community. Your insights through your blog, books, and on-air advice have been a godsend! Here is my dilemma: My wife has recently come to the realization that a strategic relocation is...

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Hyperinflation is Coming: 10 Basic Steps to Surviving an Impending...

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Survival Blog - 04/15/14 - 8 days ago

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana Back in late June of 2010, I stumbled upon Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Blog for the very first time. Well, after browsing the archive section, I found myself reading and subsequently re-reading his May 11th post...

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Two Letters Re: Waterproofing Matches

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Survival Blog - 04/15/14 - 8 days ago

Hugh, I've been doing this for years but not all nail polish works, it all keeps the matches waterproof but some polish puts the flame out. If you can try to get the polish that says HIGHLY FLAMMABLE on the back - this is getting a lot harder to find. Cover half way down 3 matches and when dry...

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Pat's Product Review - Cold Steel Recon Scout

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Survival Blog - 04/13/14 - 9 days ago

Over the years, I've tested quite a few knives from Cold Steel, and I've yet to be disappointed in any of them. We're going to take a closer look at the Cold Steel Recon Scout. This is one brute of a fixed blade knife, which is made In Taiwan, for those who ask. I've known Lynn Thompson, who owns...

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How To Be Fully Prepared By Taking Charge of Your Health, Our Story, by...

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Survival Blog - 04/13/14 - 9 days ago

We began our quest to take charge of our health just prior to the end of 2011. Here is our story! This article is for the purpose of sharing how two individuals (referred to as Person #1 and Person #2) with differing health issues took it upon themselves to learn about their health, deal with...

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Letter Re: Banksters

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Survival Blog - 04/12/14 - 10 days ago

. Jim, Just wanted to share with you the experience I just had with the Banksters a few minutes ago. I am currently living in a military town (after retiring from the military) but had to go to Virginia to handle some business for my elderly mother. I took her to the bank to cash a personal check ...

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My Two Cents, by G.H.

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Survival Blog - 04/12/14 - 10 days ago

. I read with interest the after action reports for Sandy and the ice storm in the South, and I wanted to let people know what I have learned after three natural disasters, two ice storms, and a microburst. They all came on with little notice. The ice storm in January wasn't supposed to be much of...

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Speech by a friend of Cliven Bundy

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Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - 04/12/14 - 10 days ago

Speech by a friend of Cliven Bundy:http://m.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/171841/Moapa_Valley_Town_Board__Meeting_regarding_Cliven_Bundy_40914/#DTVI haven't been following this whole thing in Nevada too close. That being said I hope it does not get stupid.

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Letter Re: Clark County Nevada Cattle Situation

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Survival Blog - 04/11/14 - 11 days ago

Hugh, I have been a long time reader of this site and find it informative and useful. I think it would be prudent of you to do a bit more research into the accusations that Mr. Bundy is making regarding his cattle. I am not an investigator or a lawyer and do not want you to take what I am saying...

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RE: 5.56 Duty Ammo

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Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - 04/11/14 - 11 days ago

Prairie Patriot asked"Do you consider green tip to be your stash for a SHTF scenario or do you look at it as quality training ammo? I've been stashing away green tip for a while, but I also keep an eye out for Hornady TAP (usually the barrier blind variety) when there's a good deal on sale. I've...

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Golden Nuggets from Prepping's Past

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Canadian Preppers Network - 04/11/14 - 11 days ago

Recently I found some golden nuggets in the form of old civil defense pamphlets put out by the US government in the 50's. They are archived online and links are below. I will disclaim that though some of the information in these forms has been proven inaccurate in modern studies, the general...

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RE: Ammo Now, Savage Hog Hunter in a bit or Visa Versa

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Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - 04/10/14 - 12 days ago

I asked about this and you all chimed in. After digesting it all I decided to go with the ammo. After some consideration I decided to go with the excellent deal on M855 62 grain 5.56 ammo. The rifle isn't going anywhere and I can use the spare time to figure out how to set it up right, research my...

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