Introduction to Slings

Carrying a long gun can be a bit of a hassle.  The solution is often a sling.

 

Part 1 (History and Technology):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/05/12/choosing-best-rifle-sling/

Part 2 (How to choose a sling):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/05/17/choosing-the-best-rifle-sling-part-2/

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Introduction to Gunsmithing

If you have guns, it is wise to have some basic gunsmithing knowledge and tools.  At the very least, you want to be able to maintain your firearms; it would be even better if you could make minor modifications and basic repairs without having to run to a possibly expensive or overworked professional.

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/13/introduction-to-gunsmithing-part-1/

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/17/introduction-to-gunsmithing-part-2/

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Build your own firearm?

The big thing these days seems to be building your own firearm.  Can you do this?

Yes (most places in the U.S.), and its not particularly hard.  But there are some caveats.  My series on this, using the AR-15 as an example, has been submitted for publication, and I will update this with the links when available.

Part 1 (Laws):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/04/building-your-own-firearms-part-1-the-laws

Part 2 (Methods):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/10/building-your-own-firearms-part-2-the-methods/

Part 3 (Lower parts):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/04/27/building-firearm-part-3-ar-15-lower-parts/

Part 4 (Upper parts):  http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/05/08/building-firearm-part-4-ar-15-upper-parts/

Part 5 (“Manufacturing” the receiver):

Part 6 (Assembly  and Results):

 

My recommendation for your first build is to get a complete upper pre-built.  I have written another article on how to build an upper for “advanced” builders, but don’t know where it will be published yet.

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Water Treatment for Survival

Water is a critical component for life, but if you can find it, it may not be “potable” (drinkable without adverse effects).  Here is my two part series on ways to improve water quality:

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/02/15/how-to-ensure-water-safe/

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2017/02/20/safe-water-if-the-grid-goes-down-pt-2/

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Shotguns for Survival

For a short term, personal catastrophe, firearms are not always of great benefit.  For a more widespread, longer term, catastrophe, replenishing your food stocks and defending yourself from those who have snipped the threads holding them to humanity become of significant importance.  And in some of these cases, there is not much which is more effective than the appropriate firearm.

In this two part article, I take a look at perhaps the most versatile firearm choice, the ubiquitous shotgun.

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/12/27/shotguns-for-survival-part-1/

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/12/29/introduction-to-shotguns-for-survival-part-2/

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Introduction to building a shed

You might not think it, but a shed can be of value to your prepping.  Here is an introduction to why and how to get one:

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/11/28/introduction-to-building-a-storage-shed-part-1/

 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/12/03/introduction-to-building-a-storage-shed-part-2/

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Backpacks and BOBs

Here is an article on choosing a backpack for a Bug Out Bag (BOB) and a two part review of a reasonably priced candidate:

 

Introduction Article

 

Local Lion Olympus III part 1

Local Lion Olympus III part 2

 

If you’d like to get one of these packs, or some other outdoors products from GearBest, they have a 15% off coupon by using code  OUT15OFF

 

 

 

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