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Ammunition Reloading – For Shotguns

Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:00 Written by
Published in Firearms
When viewed in a self defense / survival role, few can dispute the effectiveness of a shotgun as a short distance “equalizer” or a mid-range hunting arm. A shotgun is capable of firing a single “slug,” projectile, a cluster of small projectiles called “shot,” or a variety of special purpose…

Making Knots

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
You cannot use much rope without fastening it somewhere or somehow. That is why knots are always tied in (pun intended!) articles about rope. As I am sure you are aware, there are several types of knots. Each type of knot has its own particular benefit. Increasing your knot repertoire…

Survival Preparedness - Your Family

Monday, 25 February 2013 05:36 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
Men, listen up. You have a pretty basic decision in front of you. Do you keep your survival knowledge to yourself or do you involve your family? Look at it this way, if you don’t educate them now, you will either have to walk away and leave them to fend…

Ammunition Reloading 101

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Firearms
If you are just now weighing the pros and cons of ammunition reloading as a prepper skill, you could not have picked a more inopportune time. Between the actions of the far left leaning loonies in government, and the many sellers of firearms and related equipment / supplies who are…

Lacerations & Avulsions

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
Skin injuries are frequent and commonly occurring injuries, particularly for those who spend a lot of time outdoors. There are different types of these injuries and varying degrees of severity, as well as treatment. Skin injuries can be minor and superficial, with a linear direction such as your paper cuts,…

Felling a Tree

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
You have decided you are ready to cut down that tree you have had your eye on, but are not entirely sure how to go about doing it. Just because you have a chainsaw ready and raring to go does not mean you are truly ready to start sawing away.…

Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

Monday, 04 February 2013 21:39
Published in Medical
The Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK, has become a “buzz word” of the Preparedness and Survival communities; conduct a simple YouTube search for IFAK to see what I mean. The IFAK is standard issue for every U.S. service member deployed in combat, and given my combat experience as a…

Fire Starters

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
The ability to start a fire can be the difference between a comfortable night in the woods and a survival situation. In first responder parlance, it may be the difference between a rescue and a recovery operation — as in dead body recovery. Knowing how and having the ability to…

Psychoactive Drugs and TEOTWAWKI

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 00:51 Written by
Published in Medical
According to a recent article published in USA Today, one in ten Americans (about 35 million) are prescribed psychoactive medications. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates another 25 million Americans are taking these drugs illegally. An honest question that preppers should be asking is; what happens in…

Garbage Bags: Part of Survival Gear

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 00:00 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
Survival gear is not always what it appears to be. Take for example, a simple trash bag. Although these extraordinarily inexpensive and handy bags are everywhere, most people would not associate them with survival. Garbage bags are indeed a crucial tool that should be in every survival kit.

Survival Training

Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:25 Written by
Published in Dan's Depot Articles
Many people have found the idea of the Law of Threes a valuable bit of information to apply to their own survival plans. However, knowing about an idea and actually putting that plan to work can make a person a little apprehensive. How can you make the concept a reality,…

Introduction to IV Administration (Handout)

Friday, 25 January 2013 00:52 Written by
Published in Medical
In your capacity as the medic for your retreat or Bug Out Location (BOL), or in any situation you may find yourself in, you may have a requirement to use an IV to treat a patient. Intravenous therapy, or IV therapy, is the administration of liquid substances directly into a…

The Big Boys of Cutting Tools: Axes, Mauls, and Hatchets

Friday, 18 January 2013 05:55 Written by
Published in Getting Started
In almost every Prepper, survival, and Bushcraft forum on the web, you’ll find folks talking about this great axe they found for their Bug Out Bag (BOB). And, in almost every single instance that person is actually referring to a hatchet. There seems to be a bit of confusion as…

Firearms Maintenance and Storage

Monday, 21 January 2013 00:43 Written by
Published in Firearms
There are some very serious legal changes headed our way in regards to the ownership of firearms by private citizens. Regardless of the language being used and reported by the lame stream media now, make no mistake that the eventual goal of our current gaggle of far left leaning law…

Effective and Legal Perimeter Defenses

Monday, 07 January 2013 20:58 Written by
Published in Survival
With so many bad things going on in the world and some very serious concerns that the worst may be yet to come, many of us are of a mind to prepare, or harden, our homes and properties to help us fend off undesirables. But how far can we go…
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