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Anatomy of a Butterfly Knife

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Some people spend years trying to master the skill of flipping butterfly knives, A.K.A. balisong knives. It’s debatable whether it’s more fun to flip a butterfly knife or to watch someone flip— it looks really cool, and it’s practically … [Read more...]

Anatomy of an Out The Front Knife

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Out The Front knives are similar to automatic knives in many ways; they are opened by pushing a thumb slide or pulling a lever, but with an OTF knife the blade always deploys out the front of the handle—not the side, like automatic knives. OTF knives … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Fixed Blade Knife

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Fixed blade knives don’t fold or contract, like other types of knives. Fixed blades are perfect for nearly any use—they are carried by sportsmen, hunters, campers, and more.An infographic by the team at Blade HQ If you liked this post, subscribe … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a Manual / Spring Assisted Folding Knife

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Manual knives are legal in most areas, which means they are extremely common. Often, this type of knife is also recognized as a “pocket knife.” Spring assisted knives are roughly the same as manual knives, but they have a spring inside the handle … [Read more...]

Anatomy of an Automatic Knife

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Automatic knives are designed primarily for Military, Police and EMT duty, these knives are simple to open in an emergency. This is done by pushing a firing button or pulling a lever. Check the laws in your area before purchasing an automatic knife, … [Read more...]

Knife Glossary

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We spent a lot of time, and lost a lot of sleep to bring you this extensive knife glossary. We hope that it is a valuable resource for you! In it you will find definitions for all sorts of things including steel types, blade grinds, and scale … [Read more...]

Blade HQ

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My favourie partial eclipse photos – Brian Micklethwait

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Venezuelan Government Collecting Signatures to Petition President Obama Over National Security Threat Declaration – Hit & Run

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5 ft Area – Militant Libertarian

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Video: The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court – Hit & Run

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Feminist Jazz Hands! – Samizdata

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One Scandalized Illinois Rep. Exits, Another Emerges From Prison, U.S. Assists with Airstrikes in Iraq: P.M. Links – Hit & Run

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You Might Be Sexist If You Call Hillary Clinton ‘Polarizing.’ Or ‘Secretive.’ Or Anything Else Bad. – Hit & Run

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Markets at Work: Following Germanwings Crash, Airlines Voluntarily Implement New Safety Precaution – Hit & Run

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Stalled Senate Sex-Trafficking Bill Should Stay That Way – Hit & Run

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The Clarkson problem – Stumbling and Mumbling

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Breaking: "The Gist" of Rand Paul’s Controversial Defense Budget Amendment 940 – Hit & Run

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An Alternative History of The Nation – Hit & Run

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The Permanent Medicare Doc Fix: A Bipartisan Agreement to Blow Up the Budget – Hit & Run

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Brendan O’Neill on Elton John vs. Dolce & Gabbana – Hit & Run

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National Review Launches Another Attack on ‘Libertarian Constitutionalism’ – Hit & Run

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Terry Michael on the Silver Lining Possible in a Bush-Clinton 2016 Matchup – Hit & Run

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Radical New “Underground Banking System” Is Offering the Ultimate Safe Haven for Growing and Protecting Your Wealth

After 272 years of successful business, Wegelin & Co., a Swiss bank, closed its doors forever. For decades, the historic bank — along with its Swiss competitors — offered wealthy Americans the ultimate safe haven for storing and … [Read more...]

Report: Colombian Sex Parties One of the Job Perks for DEA Agents – Hit & Run

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Chris Christie Says Pot Legalization Is a Gateway to a Slippery Slope – Hit & Run

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Steve Chapman: Ted Cruz and the Born-Again GOP – Hit & Run

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Bomb Iran Now, Work out the Details Later – Hit & Run

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Amazon on the FAA: Slower Than Europe – Hit & Run

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Parents Must Sign Permission Slip Before Kids Can Eat Oreos – Hit & Run

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Not Walker-ing It Back – Unqualified Offerings

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What Do New Yorkers and Utahns Have in Common? Distrust of the Feds. – Hit & Run

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Free Trade: Are There Really Losers Over Appropriately Considered Spans of Time? – Cafe Hayek – Article Feed

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UPDATED WITH STATEMENT FROM PAUL’S OFFICE! Rand Paul Goes Hawkish, Proposes Massive Defense Increases, Becomes Less Interesting – Hit & Run

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Sheldon Richman: Making Voting Mandatory Is Absurd – Hit & Run

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Cops Choke Man, Hit Him on the Head 16 Times, Tased Him 3 Times, After He Allegedly Rolled Through a Stop Sign – Hit & Run

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New Playground Safety Requirements Are Absurd – Hit & Run

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Choosing the Best Survival Knife

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Durable, well-built and multi-purpose use define the best survival knives. Any serious survivalist or adventurer always carries a knife. Whether you are out and about or traveling to a destination, you should always possess one. Knives are difficult … [Read more...]

House Passes Budget, Saudi Arabia Bombs Yemen, Shape-Shifting Frog Discovered: A.M. Links – Hit & Run

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Veronique de Rugy on Regulatory Robophobia – Hit & Run

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Congressional Testimony – Michelle Minton on the Restoration of America’s Wire Act – Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Pop Goes the Weasel – Captain Capitalism

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Please tell me this is a joke… – Samizdata

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Andrew Napolitano: Government Spying Is the New Normal – Hit & Run

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"Gun control" compromise, part 2 – Kent’s "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog

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Yet another reason to look forward to pilotless civil aviation – Samizdata

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Some Links – Cafe Hayek – Article Feed

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Brickbat: Hooligans – Hit & Run

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The City of Whitewater Digester Clarification That Could Use a Clarification – Free Whitewater

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Daily Bread for 3.26.15 – Free Whitewater

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Quotation of the Day… – Cafe Hayek – Article Feed

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Free 12×8 Shed Plan

We were provided a free PDF by MyShedPlans in making your own 12x8 shed. It has all of the directions, illustrations, and blueprints. Click Here To Download The Free 12x8 Shed Plan … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Keep the Unprepared Away when SHTF

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When the SHTF, being compassionate will most likely HTF as well. Outside of your family and close friends that called you crazy or ridiculous for taking necessary precautions that no one else could see, everyone else should be considered armed and … [Read more...]

Resist Water & Wind with Uber Matches

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Water and wind can sometimes be a factor when trying to ignite a fire. Even with lighters and magnesium it can be a challenge, let alone primitive techniques. It’s important to have multiple ways to getting a fire going in your backpack. The Uber … [Read more...]

Getting Your Family Prepared & Evaluating Threat Assessment

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Whether you realize it or not, we all are preppers to a certain extent. You do small things every evening before bed to prepare for the next day. You may carry spare pocket change in your car in the event you forget your wallet or having insurance in … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Move Towards a Prepping Lifestyle

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It’s difficult to start transitioning your life into one based around preps in today’s convenient society. Running to the grocery store and flipping on a light switch are second nature to most of us. Finding ways to become independent of such … [Read more...]

What are the Best Kinds of Chickens for Yielding Eggs?

Question: “What are the best kind of chickens for yielding eggs and how many do I need to produce a fair amount?” Answers: I like Rhode Island Reds. Large brown eggs and they also make good broilers. Hens will usually lay around 200 … [Read more...]

Should I Vac Pac Toilet Paper?

Question: “I’m pretty new at this other than having a real good stockpile of ammo. I have it dated and vac most of it packed and rotate as I use it. On a very limited budget like most so just go a little at a time. Is it ok to vac pac the … [Read more...]

How and Should I Buy Gold? Read This First

Question: “I am looking for information on how to get into gold for trade. How do I get denominations and or bars. How much on average is a denomination? I know it depends on market share but are there like 10 or 20 dollar bars out there? I … [Read more...]

DIY Shake Electromagnetic Flashlight

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It’s true that flashlights can operate without a battery. Instead they use a small circuit that charges a small capacitor by the motion you provide when shaking the light canister. A cylinder is wrapped with magnet wire and a magnet is dropped … [Read more...]