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Bug Out Bicycling

If all the stars align I hope to follow up the Budget Bug Out Gear Challenge with a “Bug Out Bike Challenge” by the end of the summer.  I want to find the best biking gear and take it on a 300 mile simulated bug out (first we have to finish the videos for the …

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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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How Does the No Name $15 “Outdoor Waterproof 1600LM” Headlamp Perform?

How Does the No Name $15 “Outdoor Waterproof 1600LM” Headlamp Perform? The qualifications for a piece of inexpensive gear usually go in this order- Does it work at all? If so, how long will it work? How well does it perform its intended task? The first two are not usually qualifications for name brand, high …

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Schrade SCH402L- The Knife that Can Get You Arrested

Schrade SCH402L- The Knife that Can Get You Arrested If you’ve been following the Tin Hat Ranch for any length of time you will know that I have two things within reach at all times, a pocket knife and a flashlight.  There are various other tools that I usually keep with me but for one …

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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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Budget Cutting Tools- Chainmate Pocket Chainsaw, Schrade SCAXE2, and Schrade SCHF26

Here is part 3 of the Budget Bug Out Gear Challenge; Budget Cutting Tools- Chainmate Pocket Chainsaw, Schrade SCAXE2, and Schrade SCHF26.  Check back soon as we would like to expand on the reviews of each item: Chainmate Pocket Chainsaw Schrade SCAXE2 Schrade SCHF26

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Best Budget Bug Out Bag / Hiking Backpack?

  Teton Sports Outfitter 4600: Best Budget Bug Out Bag / Hiking Backpack? Welcome to part 2 of the Budget Bug Out Gear Challenge.  We test the budget bug out bag of our choice, the Teton Sports Outfitter 4600.  We needed a bag that would not only comfortably carry the 48 pounds that we lugged …

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Earthquakes in Rural Alaska – I Thought I Was Safe!

I used to think I was safe from most natural disasters living here in Southeast Alaska. We are not prone to floods because it pretty much all drains into the sea and on average get about 13 feet (yes, feet) of rain a year. We are used to it. That also negates regular threats of …

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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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Budget Bug Out Gear Challenge, Part 1 (VIDEO)

The Budget Bug Out Gear Challenge, Part 1 Well, you asked for a series, here is part one of the Budget Bug Out Gear Challenge: STAY TUNED!  You voted, so the challenge will be doled out in parts.  If you don’t know what the Challenge is, click here. Here is a complete (well, almost complete..I …

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