An important part of using any piece of quipment effectively is knowing its capabilities and limitations. Fire-arms are no exception. We all know that handguns are close-in defense weapons. However, what exactly are their range limitations? Long-range hand gunning is a skill that takes practice to master, and there are a few shooting fundamentals you need to learn.
Almost all of the survivors who have made it through a collapsed economy ordeal in the inner city have mastered two basic skills. These two skills are foraging (to the maximum extent permitted by law and beyond) and inner city gardening.
How many of us, when we were still infants, cried “doctor!” when sick? I always cried “mom!” The chief cook and budget master is usually the one delegated to be a general practitioner when it comes to home medicine.
A spotting scope and a quality pair of binoculars are mandatory for the serious hunter and tracker. While making a quality purchase is the first step, there are some keys to good optics use in the field. There’s a long way from pulling out your binoculars and spotting your first kill of the day. Lear forward and learn how to use your optics in the field.
Long lasting food is what we are all searching for when stocking up our pantries. As preppers, we have to think long-term and figure out which are the foods suited for us, but most importantly, how much will we be able to depend on them. Today we will look at Matzoh, a biblical food that stood the test of time.
Meat hygiene is not a mere luxury which might be handled lightly, or worse, entirely overlooked. Butchering meat should be given the same thought and preparation as any other important life-sustaining work. No matter if you are butchering domestic or wild animals, you should always be able to establish if the meat is edible or not.
The scope of this article is to give you an introduction to splinting techniques and materials. These guidelines are intended to be used when dealing with fractures of the arms or legs. Since medical aid will not always be available, it is worth learning as much as possible about taking care of yourself in an austere environment.
Each year in the United States more than 3 million people receive some type of burn. The majorities of burn injuries are minor and require little or no treatment. Yet, over 10 percent of the victim do require treatment and some of these, despite advanced medical technology, will die from burn injuries.
Combat and self-defense shooting with the one-handgun falls under the heading of close-quarters battle technique, insofar as proper categorization is concerned. When you think about what that implies, you get a feel for the appropriateness of point firing as the right method of combat shooting.
What a difference $150.000 would make for all the preppers out there. This is an old problem, and there’s not enough time or money to do all the things you want to get done to reach self-sufficiency. Eventually, you have to face the fact that If you’d just do something you’d be better off than if you did nothing.
Do you have any poisons in your pantry? Before you answer “No” so quickly, consider that potatoes, lima beans, and peanuts could all be poisonous under certain conditions. Of course, an excess of such things as common salt may also be harmful. Also poisonous are apple seeds, rhubarb leaves, and more. So, read on.
EMT is perhaps the most valuable skill for the survivalist. It will serve both in everyday use and as they would if called upon in some future emergency. Hunting, gardening, and repair skills come immediately to mind but perhaps none is more likely to find lifesaving application today or down the road than the one that deals with the emergency medical treatment of the sick or injured.
A few steaks, some bags of chips and a case of beer or soda pop will usually get you through an easy weekend overnighter of hunting or target shooting. And this only if the weather’s mild. Long wilderness expeditions to remote usually require proper trail foods. Dehydrated or freeze dried foods that are as light come heavily spiced to overcome the cardboard factor. However, you can make your own tasty trail foods and here are a few recipes.