"This article is focused on combat reloading a pump action or even a semi-automatic shotgun. As is in all cases it is up to the shooter to decide based on their comfort level and other considerations. A shotgun combat reloading is sometimes called a tactical reload. However, some consider a combat reload as a top off while a tactical reload is reloading when your weapon has been fired empty. In years past the military, and most law enforcement agencies trained shooters to fire dry and then reload under cover or do a tactical reload while still maintaining target discipline. In some cases, a tactical reload means discarding a partially full magazine for a full one to ensure the firearm is always fully loaded. One hand is ejecting the partially loaded magazine while the other reaches for a full magazine then slaps it into place. The muzzle is always pointed at the target during this process. A combat reload when it comes to shotguns usually means to load a shell as one is fired to maintain full capacity. This takes a conscious effort until it becomes a habit and once it does, you will find your hands are moving to perform the task even when your mind and eyes are engaged on the target, here is one example below."
"It’s known to pop up as a persistent weed in gardens, on lawns and even in driveway cracks. But plantain is one of the most medicinally powerful “nuisance” plants that you probably aren’t taking advantage of for your health, perhaps to your own detriment. Those bushy green leaves and small, stalk-like buds bear unique nutritive potential that could help you overcome difficult menstrual cycles, clear up skin acne and even treat painful arthritis. For hundreds of years, plantain has been used as one of nature’s most powerful medicines, and for very good reason."
"Most people are just not thinking big enough or refusing to see how the citizens of our nation have been, and continue to be psychologically manipulated and carefully programmed into a planned state of chaos, followed by order through more centralized oppression. Americans are about to be caught in a perfect storm created by the global power brokers. The formation of this man-made storm began long ago."
"My close friend and colleague “David A” (real name withheld for security reasons) is a former Israeli Special Forces Operative, who now runs a world-renowned Executive Protection Agency. David and I have collaborated on several “projects” and he has written several books on Urban Self Defense. He recommends the following when confronted by a gang or mob bent on violence. First and foremost as you have heard over and over again in this chapter – Survival often means NOT fighting, if you see an escape route — take it now. David also says see if you can talk your way out of the situation. This may not be as hard as it sounds, but it does take a certain amount of finesse, confidence, and a very clear head. Here are some tips:"
"Every year around this time, it just isn’t the holiday season if you don’t end up stuck in a long line of traffic going through a mandatory DUI checkpoint. The cops are looking for people drinking and driving, and this unconstitutional search has been upheld by the Supreme Court. And every year around this time, when I say it is a violation of my rights, someone chimes in: “If you aren’t doing anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.” It’s entirely possible that if I hear this argument one more time this year, I’m going to have something to worry about, because there’s going to be the body in my trunk. I was involved in a conversation on a thread online about these checkpoints and I was deeply saddened by the dozens of people who think having their rights violated is a wonderful thing. They simply can’t wrap their heads around how very wrong this is, what a slippery slope that we are stepping onto, and how this is an entry into the police state in all its glory."
"Among preppers there is a common argument between those who buy gold and those who don’t. On the one hand, gold has been used as money for thousands of years. It wouldn’t be a stretch of logic to assume that if our current monetary system falls apart, something like gold might pick up the slack. But on the other hand, gold by itself can’t help you survive. “You can’t eat gold” is a common saying on the other side of the debate, and I can’t disagree. I would argue though, that it depends on how severe the collapse is. If we’re talking about an economic collapse, I believe gold will become very valuable. After the Greek economy contracted several years ago, gold was being sold on the streets of Athens for more than double its spot price. However, if we’re facing a truly devastating event, something that may kill millions and take decades recover from like a nuclear war or an EMP strike, then things like gold may go on the back burner for a while. It’ll still have some value, but when survival consumes your every thought, your priorities tend to change. So if you want an idea of what items may be used as currency when the grid goes down, it would be wise to look into history to see what our ancestors used for bartering. These people lived their entire lives with a standard of living that was far lower than ours, and the commodities they prized were essential to their survival. If you want to call yourself “rich” after the collapse, here’s what you can look forward to accumulating."
"One thing that makes the U.S. great: no two states are the same. That diversity leads to distinct strengths and weaknesses, but how can you know what makes North Dakota different from South Dakota, besides a made-up line separating them? Well, in the interest of showing that every state sucks in some way, we picked out one key area where each is most deficient. This is what every state is the worst at."
"It seems like there is a plan to get everyone’s blood in a database for God knows what reason. Just take a look at who is on the board of this company…"
"The Illuminati move another step toward trying to take our guns with another pathetic mind control video that you’ll see below. If you look closely at the end, you can see they didn’t even use a real gun in the video, they used a toy gun. I guess they didn’t feel “Safe” with a real gun being used in the making of this video."
"As the wasteful, immoral war on drugs continues in police states around the world, authorities are always looking for ways to track the use of “illicit” drugs. It’s the intelligence aspect of their war, and some of the methods literally reek. Introducing “sewage epidemiology,” coming soon to a community near you. Sewage epidemiology is a rapidly expanding field that can provide information on illicit drug usage in communities, based on the measured concentrations in samples from wastewater treatment plants."
"Attkisson told Howard Kurtz on Media Buzz that the CDC is hiding suspected cases from the American public. Infectious disease experts remain very concerned about the disease… A lot of the media coverage has gone from overtime to almost nothing since the administration has appointed an Ebola czar. And I don’t think that’s any accident. That’s a strategy… I called CDC not long ago and said, “How many active cases are being monitored in the United States of Ebola?” And they said, “1,400.” And I said, “Where is that on your website, these updates?” And they said, “We’re not putting it on the web.” So I think there’s an effort to control the message and tamp it down. This is public information we have a right to and I think the media should not hype it but cover it."
"The holidays are here and unless you’re traveling, you may have some free time on your hands. Why not spend it watching prepper and survivalist shows? Netflix has several great TV shows to choose from. There many great movies and documentaries I could have included as well, but the list would have been too long. Keep in mind that most of this is “edutainment.” While you can learn a lot, you should always double check what you learn from these shows because some of them–cough! man-vs-wild! cough!–have been known to give very bad advice. Others are pure fiction (such as The Walking Dead), but are still the kind of shows preppers might enjoy. Unfortunately, most of these shows are only available on DVD so assume that is the case unless otherwise noted. Also, I was going to link directly to the Netflix pages, but then I realized that if you don’t have Netflix the links just take you to a page asking you to sign up. So instead I linked to the Wikipedia entries. Now on to the list."
"I wrote this article for senior citizens who are just getting started in prepping. This article is NOT written for someone who has been prepping for years. However, you may pick up some useful information. There are many articles written about all of the aspects of prepping. However, there are very few articles written with the senior prepper in mind. I am sixty-four (64) years young and know the problems and concerns that most senior preppers have. The senior prepper that reads this article my not like what I have to say because I am going to be brutally factual in what I have to say. This article can also be used by preppers that are not in good health yet want to prepare for whatever you deem necessary."
"A disaster can occur anywhere at any time day or night. Most of us have somewhere to be five days a week, eight hours a day. This place is called a job. Now days, most jobs take us away from our homes for up to 12 hours a day when you count travel time to and from your place of employment. Most of us also work in an urban environment. In offices, stores or factories that are near or in a center of population. Some of us have recognized these facts and have stashed a Get Home Bag (GHB) in our vehicles that will provide us the tools we need to make it back to homes and families. However, not everything you may need for the trek home may be in your GHB. You may have to pick up supplies along the way. Let’s take a moment to review the “Rules of 3’s” as it pertains to a survival situation."
"Here is a step by step tutorial of how to make a bushcraft tripod water filter using natural materials in the wilderness. Water purification in the wilderness is life saving when dirty water is unsafe for consumption due to dangerous parasites. This method will get rid of a lot of the parasites but will likely not remove giardia, or cryptosporidium so you will need to boil the water for five minutes AFTER running water through the tripod filter."
"Many people donate to their church or to charities year round to support a cause or help those less fortunate. Have you ever considered combining your prepping activities with charitable giving?"
"Winter is a time when many people semi-hibernate, spending much less time outdoors than in the summer. I’m not sure why, as I love experiencing all the seasons. I know many readers of this blog feel the same way. There’s nothing quite like a walk in the woods or across the fields on a cold, crisp winter’s day, where every breath hangs visibly in the air. There are plenty of bushcraft and survival skills you can be practising during the winter months too. Here’s 10 suggestions to get you started…"
"As terrifying as a diagnosis of cancer can be, stories of individuals taking their health into their own hands, and defeating so-called ‘terminal’ illness through natural methods are common. Whether using a strict raw vegan or traditional vegetarian diet, Gerson therapy or macrobiotics, these former cancer patients beat the odds and are living vibrant, healthy lives."
"Many souls around the world today are still living much of their lives and consciousness in the state of fear. It’s sad thing to see but it’s a reality that can been seen all around us. Many systems (various social, political, religious, and others) within society perpetuate the energy of fear, and such systems will continue as long as the consciousness of courage does not exist within us. By having courage, we are able to stop experiencing the fear being perpetuated by those systems and take off the illusory shackles imposed by them."
"Most holidays in first world countries are about having fun, and most involve explosives. Maybe this is the extreme stimulation we need to feel excited. Our holidays largely lack spiritual context and meaning, save for expressing our love to one another and sharing good times. Religious holidays that literalize religious myths don’t fare much better in terms of helping us deal with reality. We are missing the sacred in our celebrations, which would honor the things and experiences for which we are truly grateful, that truly fulfill us and give us life, as if we were truly grateful... which collectively we may really not be. Our Earth-honoring rituals have all but disappeared in the modern world and visits to the natural world for many are akin to going to Disneyland. How might we make a shift?"