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Walking By Moonlight: Know Your Home

September 8, 2011

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Moving through your house by moonlight

I had a thought tonight.  As I stood in the mostly darkened kitchen, I reached into the cabinet to get a cup for water.  I realized I knew by feel which cup I had picked up and that I’d rather get one vs another.  From there, I got to thinking about the skill of knowing […]

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What’s The Difference In A Carbine And A Rifle?

September 8, 2011

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What’s the difference between a carbine and a rifle? Or is there really a difference at all? Is this simply a case of To-may-to or To-mah-to? This question is the source of a confusion for many people. And with good reason. Over the years, the term carbine has been used inconsistently by weapon manufacturers and their […]

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A New Security Measure, part 2

August 23, 2011

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How We Chose Our Guard Dog I have been researching dogs for defense for a while now.  The reason I began looking was to protect our livestock, especially poultry, which disappear at an annoyingly regular rate. I began with “livestock guardian dogs” which typically are Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherds in our area, with the […]

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The Importance of the Road Less Traveled

August 19, 2011

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The words “road less traveled” (paraphrased from Robert Frost’s poem) may conjure up a bucolic image of a crooked dirt road leading off into the wooded countryside on a pleasant sunny day.  And that would be a nice mind-picture to dwell on. I could wax philosophical and pull out phrases like “stopping to smell the […]

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A New Security Measure, Part 1

August 9, 2011

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Security has taken a more and more prominent position in my mind lately.  Our town publishes the sheriff’s report of crimes and arrests each Saturday and I always scan it to keep tabs on what is going on. When we first moved out here, I remember one of the most noteworthy crimes involved the theft […]

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Book Review: Patriots by James Wesley Rawles

July 28, 2011

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America’s spending habits have grown increasingly worrisome to many in recent years. Voices of concern have continually risen from individuals within the United States and from governments around the world. Unfortunately these concerns have fallen on the collective deaf ears of Congress who, seeking re-election, focus on short-term successes rather than longer term fiscal responsibility. […]

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Pre And Post TEOTWAWKI Handgun Decisions

May 6, 2011

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The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) will, of course, bring with it many now unfathomable changes in our daily lives. Cellphones, computers, and other items currently considered necessities may have little value in the world to come. Conversely, other items now considered trivial may become prominent and indispensable tools for survival. […]

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The Zombie Apocalypse

April 29, 2011

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What will be the most pressing issue for people after the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI)? The search for food to ease the hunger pangs in your stomach? Finding shelter for warmth and dryness during a bitterly cold night? The relentless pursuit of clean, potable water to rehydrate yourself? For people […]

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