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Is This The Absolute Best Gun For Concealed Carry During Winter?

News flash: There’s been almost a century-long debate on which is the best caliber for CCW. Groundbreaking stuff, right? Well, if I’m going to contribute to the conversation on this one, then here’s my thoughts: There is no single perfect round, in the same way that there’s no single perfect survival knife. If anything, perfection in this case is situationally dependent — meaning that perfection in a CCW round for one person may be the exact opposite to what perfection means for someone else. Additionally, one of the variables in our ongoing search for personal CCW perfection has to do…

The Prepper’s Firearms Checklist of Handguns, Shotguns, and Rifles

Since TN Concealed Carry is as the name implies a concealed carry website/blog I won’t be publishing many prepper type articles here, however, since the subject of prepping for a disaster like an EMP, economic collapse, viral pandemic or other similar event is recommended we will be publishing several articles (approximately five total) on prepping and how-to-do-it correctly. Specific Thoughts and Considerations For Bug Out Bag Firearms For bugging out most people will suggest a .22 caliber rifle, such as the Ruger 10/22 and this is a great choice. A .22 caliber rifle can take small game as well as larger game such…

The DIY Guide to Making Cleaning Products That Won’t Kill You

Sometimes I really enjoy cleaning. I like to remove all the clutter, scrub all the surfaces, and open the windows for a fresh breeze. However, what I don’t love is the expensive, chemical-laden cleaning products from the store. Many of the chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis never leave our bodies, but accumulate in fat and bone marrow.  There’s little oversight and testing on those chemicals.  We’re living in a toxic civilization that seems sparkling clean and sanitary, but is actually poisoning us. Cleaning products are rife with corrosive substances, irritating artificial fragrances, and petrochemicals.  They can…

‘I don’t trust the government to look after me or my dog’: meet the Brexit preppers

Jo Elgarf doesn’t look like you would imagine a prepper to look. She’s not a libertarian, camouflaged and armed to the eyeballs, crawling around the woods in Montana, skinning a squirrel for breakfast and fuelling up for the apocalypse. She lives with her husband and three young children in a sleepy suburb of south-west London. Elgarf is happy to call herself a prepper, though; she is a member – and a moderator – of one of a growing number of prepper groups on social media. Hers – an anti-Brexit Facebook group called 48% Preppers – gets between 100 and 200…

3 Off-Road ‘Bugout Vehicles’ That Will Get You Out Of Dodge … Fast

I’m positive that there are quite a few of us who look upon our plush suburban surroundings and deep down, we know that if things go bad, then we’ve got to roll. I know this, because I’m also in such a situation. While I don’t necessarily live near any major cities per se, I do live in an area that’s going to swell with refugees if the unthinkable were to occur. Of course, the refugees themselves aren’t necessarily the issue. It’s the fact that these droves of refugees will be low on survival resources, coming to an area that will…

7 All-Natural Homemade Cleaners — Straight From The Kitchen

Let’s face it: House cleaning doesn’t usually make the list of favorite past times. And commercial cleaners often bring a whole list of concerns with them, from irritating your skin to concern for children and pets who may come into contact with them. But doing the weekend chores doesn’t have to mean using harsh chemicals. In fact, you probably have many natural cleaning ingredients around your home and may not even realize it. Making your own homemade cleaners is inexpensive and easy – and best of all, you’ll know where all the ingredients came from.  They can be just as…

Why coconut oil should be a part of your survival stockpile

Coconut oil is a staple in any prepper’s pantry. Aside from being a shelf stable product, coconut oil is a nutritious substitute for cooking oil. Additionally, coconut oil has various survival uses. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com.) There are many different types of coconut oil, and two of them include refined or unrefined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is separated by heat. This type of oil, which is more heat-stable, can be used for cooking methods like frying. Refined coconut is flavorless and odorless. Refined coconut oil’s shelf life may vary from 18 months to 2 years. Refined coconut oil may lose some of its nutritional benefits,…

How to make your own penicillin… just in case

The discovery of penicillin is considered a landmark moment in modern medicine. Although antibiotic overuse is a very serious problem, there is no denying that there are situations where antibiotics like penicillin can save your life. But what happens when you don’t have the luxury of heading to a hospital to get it? You may be surprised to learn that it is completely possible to make your own penicillin. It’s definitely not the recommended course of action, especially if you have access to a doctor or hospital, but if there’s a collapse situation and you’re facing an infection, it just…

7 Medicines You Should Know How To Make At Home

It seemed like no matter what I went to the doctor for as a child, I received an antibiotic. This happened so regularly to so many people that it changed the way a whole generation, or maybe more, looked at medicine. When it came time to raise our own kids we looked at the doctor cross eyed when they would say things like: “It’s a virus. It will just have to run its course.” Forced to take the suffering child home and manage their fever, we began to realize that doctors didn’t hold the golden key to the medicine cabinet.…

Increase In Violent Crime Among The Dangers Ahead In 2019

The old year has ended, and the new is beginning. For some this is a time of retrospection, looking back on the year they just lived through. For others, it’s a time of looking forward, making plans for getting through the new year. But for those of us who are preppers, it’s time to take out the crystal balls we don’t have and try to figure out what the new year is going to bring. I don’t know about you, but God never issued me one of those crystal balls. Instead, I have to try and figure things out for…

Remote Supply Cache: Why Decentralizing Your Stockpile Is So Important

Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about having a remote supply cache. Yep, I’m constantly trying to increase my knowledge of survival. (It never really ends.) I try to keep up by studying what others are saying, reading books, trying new things and analyzing disasters. It is probably this last area, analyzing disasters, where I learn the most. Each disaster that happens shows us more and more of what we can expect to encounter ourselves, when and if we are faced with a similar situation. Take the recent fires in California. First off, I have zero risk of a…

HODGES: How An EMP Attack Could Turn Into An Extinction Level Event

Given what I learned about the strange events surrounding the Grid Ex II drill and the apparent Chinese takeover of our solar energy, plus the fact that a Chinese solar energy zone is located near the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant, as well as several other power plants, I am a little more than suspicious about the lack of preparation. This skepticism is fueled by the rejection of the previous relentless efforts of former Arizona Congressman Trent Franks and his attempts to bring the to national attention the vulnerability of America’s grid due to a EMP attack. Where the investigation…

Day One: No Internet, No Cell Service, No Electricity – What Do You Do To Make Sure You Are A Survivor Instead Of A Victim?

We have all seen the information on possible SHTF scenarios, from terror attacks of the grid, to solar events, to EMPs, economic collapse, etc…. and many of here joined on comment threads sharing excellent prepping tips and ideas, but after seeing multiple reports from Thursday where Internet outages, cell phone outages and even a transformer blowing, the question occurred to me as to what exactly each of us would do on “day one,” if we woke to no internet, no cell service, and no electricity at all. DAY ONE: DETERMINING IF OUTAGES ARE LOCAL,  STATE-WIDE, OR NATIONWIDE On Friday NBC…

Reports warn of disabling attacks to U.S. power grid that could wipe out “democracy” and the “world order”

A pair of reports released in the past month from two separate federal entities both warn of dire, devastating consequences from the destruction or disabling of a substantial portion of the U.S. power grid. In late November, the Pentagon released an eye-opening analysis of the effects of a potential  electromagnetic pulse (EMP) stemming from the detonation of a sizable nuclear weapon above the United States. The report by the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force at Air Force University noted that, “Based on the totality of available data, an electromagnetic spectrum attack may be a threat to the United States, democracy, and…

2019 Will Be The Year Of The Prepper – With Civil Unrest Events On The Rise And Wars On The Horizon, Surviving A SHTF Event Should Be A Priority For Everyone

Any number of events could force Americans to live without the ability to head to the store and pick up dinner or even basics like toilet paper, from a massive weather system knocking out electricity in your geographical area to a terrorist attack, or even just a natural solar event such as the Carrington Event of 1859, but as we head into 2019, we also note other events that could force Americans into survival mode. One does not have to look at the recent events in France with the Yellow Vest movement, and mass civil unrest that went on for…

Profound Threat: Americans are being urged prepare for the up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money, and healthcare….

In a new report that warns that the electric grid is the “prime target” of terrorists, Americans are being urged prepare for the up to six months without electricity, transportation, fuel, money, and healthcare. “People no longer keep enough essentials within their homes, reducing their ability to sustain themselves during an extended, prolonged outage. We need to improve individual preparedness,” said a just-published report to President Trump. “There needs to be more individual accountability for preparedness,” adds the report, “Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage,” from the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council and published by the Department of Homeland Security. t…

25 Basic Life Skills That Should Be Taught in School….But Aren’t

Editor’s Note: I know lots of you are homeschool parents. But please accept before reading this article that many kids are sent to public schools for a wide variety of reasons. Please do not turn this into an argument about homeschooling vs. public schooling or an insult festival toward parents who send their kids to school. That’s not productive. Let’s talk about what is taught vs. what is missing. And also, keep in mind that school is the only chance that some children have to learn new ideas because their parents are either disinterested or close-minded. While most of us…

What’s the difference between a satellite phone and a smartphone?

For better or worse, and it may be worse given the health risks from radiation, smartphones are a staple of everyday life, and cell phone communications are pretty reliable in a day-to-day scenario. In a man-made or natural disaster, or another kind of emergency or civil unrest situation, your cell phone service may get knocked out cold, however. Cell phone towers are particularly vulnerable to disruption, thereby taking down a network. Even if a network is functional, calls can overload the system in a crisis situation. Separately, if you find yourself in a remote area in ordinary circumstances, you may be unable to get a signal.…

Warning for humanity: The madness is spreading by design as the masses are deliberately poisoned with toxic pharmaceuticals, pesticides, 5G wireless, hormone disruptors and toxic vaccines

“Walking along a street in any crumbling urban area in this country you see miserable faces staring blankly as they trudge through their lives on the road to nowhere or wasting time absorbed by trivialities and bullshit emanating from their iGadgets,” writes Jim Quinn in an especially prescient post on The Burning Platform Blog: The lives of so many are a meaningless march of misery and mindless repetition of daily chores. There is an overwhelming cloud of sadness permeating the lives of the masses as our repulsive culture, built on fulfilling desires, consumerism, selfishness and greed, ultimately results in delusional,…

Hodges: The Seven Stages of Surviving the Conquering and Occupation of America

I was actually preparing to write on a different topic, when I could not shake the feeling that I needed to stimulate a level of self-examination with regard to personal preparation for what is about to unfold in America. That feeling hit me when I was speaking with one of my best sources and he told me the real action will not occur on the border. The fight will be taken to our cities where there are embedded paramilitary forces along with terrorists designed to paralyze this country when trouble starts. My source said the trouble will not encroach, it…

Self-Defense wisdom: Why I switched from Glock to Sig for personal protection and concealed carry

Protecting your health isn’t merely about nutrition and superfoods. Sometimes you need to protect your health from violent, physical attacks directed at your body. With our society seemingly collapsing into escalating violence and incivility, it’s important to use the best legally-available tools to defend yourself and your family members against senseless violence. Millions of Americans carry concealed weapons for precisely that purpose, and the number of women who are purchasing and carrying pistols is rapidly rising. For women in particular, guns are the great equalizer, because no matter how strong or physically large an assailant might be, he can’t dodge…

10 Survival superfoods you need to stock up on now

When it comes to prepping, it’s always best to prepare food items that will help you get through and keep you healthy for both small and large-scale crisis. Here are 10 survival superfoods you need to stock up on that are both inexpensive and easy to make: (h/t to BioPrepper.com) Cauliflower bread: Cauliflower bread is one of the most important survival superfoods you’ll need. It has many variations and is highly adaptable. You only need to replace at least half of the flour you would normally use to make bread with cauliflower, then use other ingredients you’d like, such as…

Do you know what to do during a power outage? Here are 5 essential things you need

A power outage can occur so sudden at times, leaving most people unprepared. On average, a power outage may last for up to five hours, which may disrupt your daily habits. However, extreme weather conditions can cause power outages for months, and it would require a complete lifestyle change because it could be dangerous. Here are five essential things you will need in case a power outage occurs. (h/t to ModernSelf-Reliance.com.) A plan: Having a plan is probably the most important thing you need during a power outage. Planning beforehand can save time and stress during a power outage. This…

Here’s a Look Inside the First Aid Kit of an Army Medic

Note from Daisy: What’s in the “perfect” first aid kit? There are so many different kits out there all claiming to be there claiming to be the very best that it can get a little confusing. So I asked my good friend, Chuck Hudson, to share some lists with us. Chuck is a former Army Medic and Scout leader, and he loves to share his wisdom. Below you can find two very comprehensive lists to help you create your own “perfect kit.” Me, I’m an old medic. I played with the Infantry for years. One thing my beloved grunts taught…

How to Stay Safe When All Hell Breaks Loose in America….

Tensions are incredibly high in the United States right now. I realized that over the past three years, I’ve written that they’re “at an all-time high” far too many times. So, I’ll just say, they’re high enough that all hell could break loose at any moment given the right (wrong) application of fuel to the flame. The number one thing you can do for this situation to keep your family safe is to be prepared for lockdown. Pretending that it isn’t happening or hoping to hug it out is not a rational response to the chaos that is coming.  I know…

Aftermath Of An EMP: What It Will Take To Survive

Of all the possible disasters we face today, an EMP or major solar storm are two of the scariest. Few truly understand how devastating they would be to our way of life. We depend on electricity and electrical devices so much that life would be set back about 100 years, technologically speaking. Aftermath Of An EMP An EMP occurs when a nuclear bomb is detonated high above the atmosphere. Since there is nothing to absorb the explosion and convert the energy into blast energy, it all goes out in its original form, as electromagnetic energy. Hitting the atmosphere, that energy…

8 Obvious-But-Overlooked Ways Our Grandparents Survived Tough Times

Hard times are nothing new. They have come and gone throughout the centuries, and people have dealt with difficulties as best they can. Amid catastrophic weather, crop failures, job loss and personal injuries—all of which often lead to economic disaster—our grandparents made it through some of the worst of times. Here are a few money-saving tips our grandparents might give us for getting through hard times. 1. Work harder It might seem laughably obvious at first glance, but hard work really is the answer to a lot of struggles. If you have a job, ramp up your efforts. If you…

4 Reasons Why Preppers Need Shotshells in Their Long-Term Survival Supplies

Ready Nutrition guys and gals, this piece is going to explain the many merits of shotshells. This is not the same as shotgun shells, although they work upon the same general principle: a cartridge for a pistol either “tamped” at the end or with an extension containing pellets to fire. These “pellets” are shot: not the type of play-toy pellets fired from a kid’s plastic toy gun (if that’s even allowed anymore). These shotshells come in practically all of the calibers, from .22 on up to your larger magnum handguns, such as .44 magnums. The principal is the same as…

Cracking open a 1970 spam can of ammo (VIDEO)

Something a little different in this video. We open up a pretty grungy spam can from 1970. What will the rounds look like after 48 years? It’s kind of like opening a time-capsule. This is from the “golden age” (of my lifetime) of mil-surp when this stuff was being flooded into the country and was very inexpensive. I wish I had more disposable income back then- I could only afford to buy so much.