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Jan 202015
 
More Thoughts on Retreat Vulnerability

We have written before about the problems we have protecting our retreats – see for example ‘How Many Acres Do You Need for Your Retreat – Defense Considerations‘ and our broader category of Retreat Defense in general. A new development, announced at the Consumer Electronic Show in January this year, adds a new factor and concern to the mix. Until now, it has been realistic to assume that in most cases, a ‘reasonable distance’ kept […]

Jul 192014
 
Choosing Rifles For Your Retreat

Rifles are perhaps the least glamorous of the three major categories of firearms (the other two categories being handguns and shotguns). Many people over-inflate the value of both pistols (in terms of range, accuracy and lethality) and shotguns (again in the same three categories) and many people overlook rifles, or consider them too specialized. But, in reality, if you were to have only one firearm at your retreat, it should be a rifle, which is […]

Jul 092012
 
What Calibers of Guns and Ammo Should You Own?

One of the more polarizing aspects of prepping is that of firearms and their use, not just for hunting game but potentially for self-defense as well. Some avid preppers prefer to have no involvement with firearms at all, and concentrate more on eco-sensitive sustainable living.  Others seem to devote most of their attentions to weapons and little to anything else.  We suspect, and gently suggest, that the best approach lies somewhere in the middle between […]

Apr 292012
 
More on Preppers and Guns

We received an interesting response from a reader on the subject of how many guns a prepper should own, and when does it become excessive. Here it is, slightly edited for form. Thanks for your article on why preppers usually include firearms in their preparations. I guess I’m a prepper of sorts myself (is there any definition of who/what a prepper is?) and wanted to share with you why I have more guns than you […]

Apr 202012
 
Why Do Preppers Have Guns?  Why Do They Have So Many?

Being a prepper often attracts unfair negative media attention. Perhaps one of the reasons that the concept of preparing for disasters attracts so much automatic negativity is because non-preppers feel a semi-conscious mix of guilt and envy at seeing other people prudently preparing for emergencies. But rather than admit this truth, non-preppers seek ways to sneer at and denigrate their more prudent fellow citizens, and one thing which they love to attack is the fact […]

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