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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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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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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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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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The American Middle Class No Longer the World’s Richest

A feeling of dread washed over me as sat on my front porch in the fall of 2008.  Everyone who considers themselves a prepper expects a single “event” to take place that launches all of their preps into action.  I was no different.  But the realization I had that evening was something different, a new …

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