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Survival Cache Podcast Episode 10: The AR-15 Part I

What survivalist podcast would be complete without a discussion of the AR rifle platform? Doc Montana and Drew discuss America’s favorite rifle and its attributes. Though they intended to cover the whole rifle, front to back – birdcage to buttstock – they got caught in the trappings of platform enthusiasm and only got as far… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 27-Round Glock Magazine

The Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 is Magpul’s seventh Glock-specific magazine offering. While there have been a few magazine hiccups for Glock in the past, it is not something that anyone points at a laughs as they do to some other unnamed companies. So what warrants an aftermarket magazine for what is arguably the world’s most… Read More

When Preppers Fly – How to Get Your Pilot License

When I was first looking into my private pilot license (PPL), I met a diesel mechanic who built his own plane and flew it to Alaska. He told me sometimes he would take off from the pasture at his house, land on a hill, call in some coyotes, and fly home. That was all I… Read More

5 Dollar Preps: Wine Cork Fishing Kit

Here in my home state of Maine, water and its associated lifeforms are in abundant supply. As such, I can – and do – absolutely plan on catching fish to accentuate my diet in case of emergency. Fortunately, fish are (relatively) easy to catch, and as long as you have just a smattering of moderately… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Henry .410 Lever Action Shotgun

Sometimes, especially in the prepper/survivalist equipment world, one can tell upon cursory visual inspection or review of specifications that an item or piece of gear has value; but until you actually put the piece to work with your own bare hands, the level of utility and the piece’s place in the universe is often difficult… Read More

Fortifying Your Home

If a burglar, kidnapper, or home invasion robbing crew targeted your home, it would be good if your home were a hard target, like a castle for fortress of the ancient days, but the reasonableness of your security measures must take into account the likelihood and severity of the risks you might face. Let’s go… Read More

Five Emergency Toothache Remedies From Wild Plants

The crippling pain of a toothache can occur at inconvenient times – perhaps when far from your dentist or even your emergency first aid kit.  Because of the potentially intense pain and potentially critical health concerns associated with a tooth infection, wild herbs to treat toothache is an important category of medicinals to become familiar… Read More

Deadly Poisons, Wild Edibles, and Magic Medicinals of The Carrot Family

Apiaceae, is known as the Carrot Family, the Hemlock Family, and the Umbel Family (after the old name “Umbelliferae”).  It is one of the most important botanical families for the survivalist to become familiar with.  Its diversity and importance are implied with common names for the family ranging from one of the world’s most important… Read More

Survival Gear Review: LaCrosse NOAA Weather Radio

There are pieces of emergency gear that preppers and survivalists simply have to have.  A multi-functional, multi-powered weather radio is one of them.  One of these radios should be extremely high on your “to buy” list if you do not have one now.  It needs to be kept easy to access and ready to go… Read More

Bushcraft Mushrooms: 5 Uses of Polypores and Other Mushrooms

Mushrooms were among the earliest survival essentials of man.  Otzi, the Ice Man, had two mushrooms with him.  One, the Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius), used for firestarting and the other, the Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus), was quite possibly being carried for medicinal reasons.  The fire-starting and fire-carrying properties of Tinder Polypore and others like Chaga… Read More