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Why You Need A Tactical Vest (And Why You May Not)

Image source: ebay Tactical vests are a popular item among many survivalists and preppers. No doubt, some buy one because it looks “cool,” but others are interested in the true value that a tactical vest can deliver. Most tactical vests are fully … [Read more...]

Wilderness of Canada – Survival Skills and Bushcraft

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Martial Arts: The Truth Behind the Myths!: (The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know!)

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The #1 Martial Arts Download - Grab Your Copy Now!Unlock the hidden secrets of Martial Arts and Self Defense... Do you know the best martial art for 'real' street self-defense?Or how board breaking really works - and how you can do it?Uncover the one … [Read more...]

Emergency Plan for Pets

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Today as I was looking through a few news sites online I ran across an interesting article from CNN about making sure you have an emergency plan set up for your pets. I was mostly surprised by how similar the suggestions for pet emergency kits were … [Read more...]

DIY Trash Can Rocket Stove

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Make your own efficient wood burning stove using some vent pipe and a simple tin trash can. Cook your own food or boil water in just minutes with this simple design using only a few pieces of wood as fuel. It’s a great build with an easy to … [Read more...]

Build a Grab ‘N’ Go Pistol Bag for less than $500

A long while ago (almost two years now!) I wrote an article on SHTFblog.com asking people for advice and thoughts on keeping weapons in your Bug Out Bag (BOB). At the time, I had kind of an entry-level setup, with a Home Depot Husky tool bag loaded … [Read more...]

Alternative Transportation: Bug Out Vehicle

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Looking for a great Bug out Vehicle idea? To go along with our post on last mile transportation vehicles, we wanted to share a DIY Bug out vehicle that our customer Kevin White created. If you are interested in using alternative transportation in … [Read more...]

Sleep When the Wind Blows

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A farmer needed an extra hand to help on his farm. One young man came to interview for the job. "What are your qualifications?" the farmer asked. "I can sleep when the wind blows," the young man said. This simple reply confused the farmer, but he was … [Read more...]

Spices Add Variety to Life (and to Your Food Storage)

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The old saying that "variety is the spice of life" can be turned around to express the truth that spices give variety to our lives by making our cooking more interesting and tasty. Herbs and spices allow us to use many of the same basic ingredients, … [Read more...]

Alternative Transportation: Last Mile Transport Vehicles

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Getting stuck in traffic during an emergency evacuation can potentially become a life or death situation (if anyone has seen the movie, Deep Impact, visualize that congested highway scene at the very end . . .). So, when you plan your emergency … [Read more...]

The Wisdom of Food Storage

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America is the land of plenty; a place of security and shelter for its citizens. Would we ever really need to use food storage here? This is a thought-provoking question. Research has shown that the average American household has less than a week’s … [Read more...]

Sunburn Rescue by BurnFree

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Have no fear! Sunburn Rescue is here! The amazing, quick-action relief of BurnFree is coming to a sunburn near (or on) you. For nearly 20 years, BurnFree has been a leading first-aid burn care product used by militaries, EMTs, and medical … [Read more...]

Preparing the Family Pet for an Emergency

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Getting your family prepared for emergencies should be your first preparedness concern, but what about the family pet? Once you are sure that your family is prepared for any disaster that may occur in your area, turn to the task of preparing your … [Read more...]

Emergency Essentials’ DIY Laundry Detergent

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Back in the good ol’ days when DIY was just the way we all lived, people made soap with lye and ash and pig fat. Well, thankfully, DIYing has transitioned into something a little less time consuming, still as satisfying, and probably more effective. … [Read more...]

Water Restrictions Making you Blue?

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On Friday, June 28th, Lindon, Utah, a town of about 10,348 inhabitants, issued a drinking water restriction for its residents because an E. coli outbreak was discovered in the city’s water system. Since Emergency Essentials headquarters is located in … [Read more...]

Today Show Takes Action

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After its bouts with big storms, disaster prep in New York City is going mainstream. The TODAY Show is doing its part to get people thinking about preparedness; several months ago they partnered with the Ad Council to create a series of public … [Read more...]

Stormproof Matches

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In an emergency situation I am the type of person who would lose all my matches in the black hole of my emergency kit. After digging around in my pack I would find that one glorious match! I’d light it and watch in amazement as it blazes and flickers … [Read more...]

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

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“Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes”—The American Red Cross June 23rd to 29th is Lightning Safety Awareness week. Throughout the week, the American Red Cross will issue a series of … [Read more...]

Practicing Your Family Evacuation Plan

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We’ve all heard the saying, “practice makes perfect.” If you want to get better at fishing, playing the violin, knitting, or emergency preparedness . . . you need to practice. If you have a Family Evacuation and Emergency Plan, you’re ahead of the … [Read more...]

Dutch Oven Basics Part One: Picking Your Oven

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Summer is a great time to experiment with alternative cooking methods, so we’re highlighting Dutch ovens in a week-long series of posts. Dutch ovens produce some of the tastiest meals by using a constant heat maintained over a longer duration. This … [Read more...]

The Shelf-Life of Strawberries

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Here is some interesting information about how long strawberries last provided by Food Insurance If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

One is None: Don’t Ignore the Importance of Redundancy

Isn’t it funny how we will sometimes stock dozens of cans of beans but only one can opener, or we keep dozens of bandages but only a single scissors to cut them with? Don’t make this common mistake. Have a lot of redundancy built into your emergency … [Read more...]

Knife Rights’ Oklahoma Knife Law Preemption Bill Signed by Governor Fallin

Oklahoma State Capitol Building KnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ -(Ammoland.com)- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed Knife Rights’ Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460, after passage by the House 81-4. The new preemption law becomes effective … [Read more...]

Knife Rights Update on the Freddie Gray Knife Arrest

Freddie Gray Falsely Arrested on Illegal Knife Charge. Freddie Gray KnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- In the case of the arrest on a knife charge and subsequent death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Baltimore State’s Attorney … [Read more...]

What Assata Taught Me

By Michelle Malkin Assata Michelle Malkin Los Angeles, CA – -(Ammoland.com)- “What Assata taught me” is the new “Hands up, don’t shoot.” For $35, you, too, can sport a politically correct black hoodie emblazoned … [Read more...]

DIY: Make a Large Solar Panel from Yard Solar Lights

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One great thing about the prepping community is that we find ourselves to be resourceful and if we aren’t, we learn from others that are resourceful. It’s learning to make things out of nothing, much like MacGyver but on a realistic level. This DIY … [Read more...]

From the Desk of John Rourke – May 6th, 2015

I just watched the movie America: Imagine the World Without Her again. This was the 5th time and was still excellent. It does an great job suggesting how the world would be a much different place without America. The movie also displays several myths … [Read more...]

Killer Cops or Malicious Prosecutor?

Pat Buchanan USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Who killed Freddie Gray? According to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, Freddie was murdered in a conspiracy of six cops who imprisoned him in a police van and there assaulted and killed him. The killer was … [Read more...]

Gorilla Ammunition Raises $25,000 for the National Navy SEAL Museum

Gorilla Ammunition with Quail Valley River Club hosted a dinner and auction to raise money for the National Navy SEAL Museum National Navy SEAL Museum Gorilla Ammunition Vero Beach, FL -(Ammoland.com)- Gorilla Ammunition, a manufacturer of high … [Read more...]

Smith & Wesson Offers Free Caldwell AR-15 Mag Charger With Purchase Of M&P15 Rifle

Promotion Available Until August 31, 2015 – (Offer Excludes M&P15 Sport) Smith & Wesson Offers Free Caldwell AR-15 Mag Charger With Purchase Of M&P15 Rifle Smith & Wesson Springfield, MA -(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson Corp. … [Read more...]

And we have a winner……

Tuesday night I closed out comments on the Kelly Kettle Giveaway posts. I had a total of 84 entries via comments plus 6 entries via social media sharing. I made a list of every single entry. I used an order that went list this: Entries 1-42 from … [Read more...]

MidwayUSA Releases Larry’s Short Stories #108 – Running Toms

MidwayUSA Releases Larry’s Short Stories #108 – Running Toms MidwayUSA Columbia, MO -(Ammoland.com)- MidwayUSA is excited to announce the release of “Running Toms” a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of … [Read more...]

HunterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com: The Importance of Being Heard

Hunter & Angler Survey Southwick Associates Fernandina Beach, FL -(Ammoland.com)- It’s more important than ever for today’s hunters and anglers to band together and be heard by the people and agencies that make decisions about our … [Read more...]

LaserMax to Debut Product Portfolio at Upcoming Exhibit at SOFIC

LaserMax will display its products to the Special Operations community at SOFIC (Booth #1444) LaserMax Rochester, NY -(Ammoland.com)- As a demonstration of the company’s ongoing commitment to improving the effectiveness of our nation’s … [Read more...]

Holding the Voters in Contempt

By Alan Caruba The latest poll regarding Hillary Clinton. It says a lot about why she and the leaders of the Democratic Party must surely hold its core members in contempt… Column by Alan Caruba New Jersey –-(Ammoland.com)- Today’s lead … [Read more...]

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Partners w/ Seek Outside to Reward New Lifetime Members

New BHA lifetime members are eligible for a Seek Outside tipi and stove to enhance the backcountry experience Seek Outside Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Missoula, MT -(Ammoland.com)- Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is pleased to announce a new … [Read more...]

South Carolina Permitless Carry Passes House 90-18

By Dean Weingarten Dean Weingarten Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Constitutional carry is gaining momentum in the states.  Kansas recently passed legislation making it the sixth state to have constitutional carry (where people who may legally own … [Read more...]

WWII Vet Beats Would-Be Robber with Cane, Says Next Time He’ll Bring Gun

By AWR Hawkins Arthur Kamberis AmmoLand Gun News Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On May 2 2015 World War II veteran Arthur Kamberis walked out of a Walgreens’ store and was confronted by an alleged robber who tried to take his wallet. Kamberis … [Read more...]

Have Breakfast at BLADE Show With Sheriff Clarke – ‘The People’s Sheriff’

Sheriff David Clarke KnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Have breakfast with Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., “The People’s Sheriff,” at Knife Rights’ Sharper Future Awards Breakfast on Saturday, … [Read more...]

Safe At Home

Cover all your "bases" and you’ll find you can be "safe at home"! Your home can be a sanctuary, a safe refuge from the storms of life. But, should the real storms or natural disasters hit, is your home truly as safe as you think? If you follow these … [Read more...]

8 All-Natural Ways To Rid Your Home Of Roaches

Image source: mymomsylvia.com Of all the insects in the world, the one that creeps people out the most may be the lowly cockroach. In fact, Americans shell out more than $1.5 million each year to get rid of them. In addition to their gruesome, … [Read more...]

History Channel Casting Military & Law Enforcement Marksmen/Snipers

History Channel Casting Military & Law Enforcement Marksmen/Snipers History Channel USA – -(Ammoland.com)- History Channel and the producers of “Top Shot” are looking for military, police, sheriff, SWAT and other agency marksmen and snipers … [Read more...]

ZEISS Partners with Kimber Manufacturing on Rifle Package Offering

ZEISS Partners with Kimber Manufacturing on Rifle Package Offering Zeiss Sports Optics NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA. –  -(Ammoland.com)- Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to … [Read more...]

Daniel Defense Launches Guns & Gear Sweepstakes

Daniel Defense Guns & Gear Sweepstakes Daniel Defense Black Creek, GA –-(Ammoland.com)- Daniel Defense announced today it will give away a Guns & Gear Prize Package valued over $3400 to one lucky grand prize winner. The second annual … [Read more...]

Armalite Introduces New Handguards to Accessory Line

Armalite Handguards ArmaLite Geneseo, IL – -(Ammoland.com)- In a year full of exciting new product introductions, Armalite has added three new handguards to the list of stand-alone accessories. From the makers of the original AR, these new … [Read more...]

TN Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting State Cooperation with Fed Gun Control Laws

By AWR Hawkins Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam AmmoLand Gun News Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On April 30 2015, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed Senate Bill 1110—a bill which bars state cooperation with federal gun control … [Read more...]

Shooting Accessories: 10 Cool New Things for the Bench and Range

From cleaning stuff to gun cases and devices to make our guns shoot better, one thing all of these new shooting accessories will do is make your time at the range in 2015 one helluva lot more fun. The post Shooting Accessories: 10 Cool New Things for … [Read more...]

Secrecy Defines Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal as Opponents Decry Threat to Jobs

By Aaron DykesCritics are mounting in Congress and across the country over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), making a major issue out of stopping President Obama’s attempt to fast track the secretive trade agreement.Grassroots opponents have … [Read more...]

Mountain House® Product Review

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We want to take this opportunity to share with you why we like Mountain House’s products so much. Here are some advantages of Mountain House foods: Trusted name – Mountain House's reputation has been growing for nearly 40 years. It is no wonder they … [Read more...]

Whooping Cough ‘Invades’ the Vaccinated

SourceBy Catherine J. FrompovichHerd immunity! Where have I heard that idiomatic, epidemiologic term before? Oh yes! It’s the U.S. CDC and FDA’s Raison de’ Être for vaccines. Recent demographics for pertussis, or whooping cough, coming out of … [Read more...]

Transhumanism: An Attempt To Use Technology To Turn Men Into Gods

By Michael SnyderDid you know that the word “transhuman” literally means “beyond human”?  All over the world, scientists and intellectuals are joining the transhumanism movement.  Those that adhere to this philosophy believe that the … [Read more...]

Donetsk Republic Nationalizes Banks, Draws Ire Of NATO and World Banking Cartel

SourceBy Brandon Turbeville In a tiny corner of Eastern Europe, a fledgling Republic struggling with the day-to-day hurdles of warfare and shaky ceasefires, has succeeded in doing what has long been overdue in the most powerful nation on the face of … [Read more...]

Heartbreaking "Police Kill Dog" Story is Breaking the Internet Too

By Amanda WarrenA tragic story of police showing up at the wrong house and blasting away another beloved pet was just passed on the Internet - across the world - like a torch. The embers are still glowing hot and are threatening to bring the whole … [Read more...]

FNH’s M249S Ready for Civilian Market

FNH’s M249S gives everyday shooters the opportunity to own a semiautomatic version of the iconic belt-fed military firearm. The post FNH’s M249S Ready for Civilian Market appeared first on Gun Digest. … [Read more...]

Concealed Carry Failure, Gun Stolen During Robbery

By Dean Weingarten Dean Weingarten Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Over the past decade, there have been two reports of open carriers being attacked.   In one case, the attacker tried to grab the openly carried pistol; in the other case, the reason … [Read more...]

Experts Are Warning That The 76 Trillion Dollar Global Bond Bubble Is About To Explode

By Michael SnyderWarren Buffett believes “that bonds are very overvalued“, and a recent survey of fund managers found that 80 percent of them are convinced that bonds have become “badly overvalued“.  The most famous bond expert on the planet, … [Read more...]

A Furry Crown: What is Velvet?

(AmmoLand.com) Antlers. They have fascinated man since the beginning. Going back thousands of years, one can see man’s love for animals with antlers etched and painted on the walls of caves. Antlers were a trophy in a different way before they were … [Read more...]

Vaccines and National Security

By Ulson GunnarOne can easily see in the emerging information and cyber war that a nation having its own IT infrastructure, its own hardware, and its own versions of social media platforms is quickly becoming a matter of national security. Without … [Read more...]

New Browning 4-in-1 Survival Pen

  (AmmoLand.com) Browning’s new 4-in-1 Survival Pen features an innovative combination of flashlight, cap light, writing pen and a tactical glass breaker with hardened tungsten carbide point. The body of the 4-in-1 Survival Pen made from rugged … [Read more...]

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Soars

Apex Predator Sportsman Channel New Berlin, Wis. –(Ammoland.com)- With eyesight estimated to be eight times greater than a human’s, and a wingspan up to seven and a half feet wide, it is no wonder Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s … [Read more...]