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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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Missing Calories in a Bug Out Location

Guest Post by Stefan Mudry of Fincabayano.com Missing Calories in a Bug Out Location Many North-Americans are not aware of the fact, that agricultural outputs would not be enough for almost 400 million people under ’crash conditions’. Only a fraction of the demand for food could be satisfied without pesticides, without chemical fertilizers, and without …

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9 Survival Uses for Cigarettes

Yes, we all know they are bad for your health, but just like alcohol they obtain a certain “value” in a survival situation.  There is a reason, actually nine, according to this article by Zombease.com, that you should have them in your preps.  Check out this article to find out the interesting uses for cigarettes …

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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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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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Drone Cloak Update: Decision Time

Drone Cloak Update: Decision Time Thanks for dropping by.  The success of drones in our myriad of overseas wars has shown how useful a tool they can be when hunting down terrorists.  The next logical step is to use them in our skies to surveil and track criminal activity, yet the definition of “criminal activity” …

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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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