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Using Proper Ammunition

Using Proper Ammunition

The type of ammo you choose to use, whether for practice or self-defense, can and will vary depending on the situation and your budget. For many of us who shoot a great deal, the ideal solution is reloading our ammo ...

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Keeping Your Online Experience Safe and Secure

Keeping Your Online Experience Safe and Secure

If your computer is connected in any way to the outside world, you are a candidate for an Internet attack of some kind. That doesn’t just apply to your home computer either. Any Internet-connected device you have needs protection: PCs, ...

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Fire for Survival, Part 3: Fire Safety and Survival Usage

Fire for Survival, Part 3: Fire Safety and Survival Usage

Using fire in a survival situation might seem like a simple and straightforward thing, but fire is such a versatile and multifaceted thing that it does require some attention to detail and understanding to maximize its effectiveness, especially in a survival situation. Fire is as deadly as it can be lifesaving in just about any situation; it's important to understand how to use it safely and effectively: to remove yourself from a survival situation.

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To Pasteurize or Not to Pasteurize: How to Prepare and Store Fresh Milk

To Pasteurize or Not to Pasteurize: How to Prepare and Store Fresh Milk

Pasteurizing milk is essentially sterilizing it to get rid of any bacteria present. There is a great deal of debate over whether milk is safe to drink “raw,” as in unpasteurized, and many self-sufficiency advocate drinking raw milk because they say it is healthier than pasteurized milk. In fact, the two are nearly identical, and pasteurized milk also tends to last longer because the reason milk spoils is due to a buildup of bacteria.

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Which Tornado Myths Do You Believe?

Which Tornado Myths Do You Believe?

After the tornadoes that whipped through the South and Northeast, tornado tips and myths have been flying around the Internet. Some are harmless, some are based in truth, but others can get you killed if you believe them. Which ones ...

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Safe or Sorry Part 1: Testing Your Water Supply

Safe or Sorry Part 1: Testing Your Water Supply

Storing water is a good first step to ensuring your hydration and cleaning needs are met in the event of a disaster. But eventually your stores may run out - in which case you will need a back-up. Finding water is the first challenge, but then making sure it is safe to drink and cook with is the next step. If you water looks bad, smells bad, or tastes bad, it probably is. This seems obvious, but when you are thirsty, these may be easy to overlook...

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