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The POF-9: Now YOU can own a MP-5

The POF-9: Now YOU can own a MP-5 Now you can own an affordable* version of the Heckler & Koch  MP-5 (more like a HK-94).  This weapon has been used by special forces the world over,  shooting terrorists in the face for decades, and qualifies as my dream gun.  Until now, owning a civilian copy …

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NSA: Metadata Enough to Kill You

NSA: Metadata Enough to Kill You Here at the Tin Hat Ranch we tend to rant a bit about the .gov overstepping bounds in regards to the privacy of the American citizen.  With each stone that is overturned, we find more and more gross abuse of secret power by the three letter agencies.  I ran across …

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Alternatives to Revolution

Alternatives to Revolution. There is an old saying that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world.  The statement rang true for centuries and alluded to abundant natural resources, unrelenting freedom, and opportunity the world had never seen.  With few exceptions, this country offered a life to early immigrants never before …

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How to Hide from Drones/Thermal Imaging

    Thermal imaging is the primary method human detection on the battlefield.  Whether it be a drone, an Apache helicopter, or an individual soldier, thermal imaging is the best tool available for the job.  Thermal imagers work by “seeing” heat.  Everything emits thermal energy, dirt, trees, rocks, humans.  Thermal imaging is so successful at …

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Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak Update

Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak Update A short while ago I posted a teaser photo from a project we are working here at the Tin Hat Ranch, the Drone/Thermal Evasion Cloak.  As you may or may not know, drones use thermal imaging to “see”.  Thermal imaging works in much the same way you can feel heat radiating …

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Budget Bug Out Bag Challenge- The Bag and Shelter

Times are tough, there is no question about it.  I hear this from friends of the Tin Hat Ranch everyday and experience it personally.    In addition to all of the facets of prepping, “bugging out” is one of the categories for which we need to prepare.  I personally feel that this part of preparation …

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5 SHTF Firearms for Preppers

        5 SHTF Firearms for Preppers Guns are tools that are defined by the ammunition which they fire.  To complete a particular job you need the proper tool, guns and ammo are no different.  Sure, you might be able to loosen a bolt with a hammer but wouldn’t a wrench work better?  …

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Trapped! Cut Off From Civilization

Life in northern Minnesota can be tough to begin with, but when you live 30 miles from the nearest electrical outlet on a back road bordering the Boundry Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) things can get downright rough.  Add in a helpless neighbor and the relentless snow this winter and you have a recipe for disaster. …

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Welcome To The Ranch!

What is the Tin Hat Ranch?  Well, we are just a group of average preppers, gambling on living the American Dream.  Today’s times are tough, but as long as we are still free we want to make a go at it.  That is why we are giving away a Polaris Ranger; we want you to …

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The 72 Hour Emergency

This is the second installment of the Survival: Soup to Nuts Series, part I is a video, click here if you missed it. Once the lights go out, whether from an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, power outage, etc., understanding the dynamics of a 72 hour emergency are the first steps towards self-reliance.  Understanding a 72 hour disaster properly …

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