Tag Archive: Tactical thinking

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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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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Guerrilla Communications War

Guerrilla Communications War Broadcast TV, Cable, Satellite,  the Internet, and Radio; those who control it, control the populace.  On November 22nd, 1987, a broadcast hacker broke into a commercial TV broadcast signal in Chicago, not once, but twice, on two different stations in the same night.  Donning a “Max Headroom” mask, the hacker made two …

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Evacuation Checklist

By Effective Tactics, this article originally appeared on their blog.  Head over to their Facebook page and give them a like! EVACUATION Step 1 Get out of Dodge The faster you can get out, the better your chances of making it. Roads will quickly become congested. Decide how much time you have to get rolling …

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How to See Without Glasses in an Emergency

This is an amazing “why didn’t I think of that” trick.  Anyone who is a photographer might say “well, duh?”, but I doubt they thought to apply this method to fixing broken vision.  If all else fails and you find yourself with broken glasses or lost contacts in SHTF, this might be your only option. …

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EMP: Sensible Preparation

EMP’s pose a serious threat to continuity of life, estimates vary, but some opinions feel that just one nuclear weapon detonated high above the central plains of the US can knock out the electrical grid for the entire country.  Fortunately there are some simple, sensible ways for you to prepare.  Check out this article from …

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