Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Here is something that has potential to be a good Prepping Firearm. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. I think that the insert should be longer to give the bullet more accuracy. But one gun, that can shoot all of these different calibers…Priceless.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Post SHTF, one of the main means of acquiring what you need will be bartering. Two things that I buy for bartering purposes are booze and spaghetti. Booze is good for obvious reasons. People do NOT give up there vices, even after SHTF. I buy the pint sized Vodka of at least 70 proof. The reason for that is that 70 to 80 proof is a good sterilizer for medical emergencies (scalpels, needles..etc.) Anything 100 proof and over will NOT sterilize effectively as well as 70 to 90 proof.
Spaghetti is a good bartering item because you can get the 1lb boxes for $1.00 to $1.50. Once you sterilize a 2 liter soda bottle, you can store 4 to 6 boxes inside. This keeps them good for an additional 2 years. Good trading stock.
Other bartering items….lighters, can openers, ammo, reading glasses, magnifying lenses, tools, nails, screws,…etc. Comment on what you think are some good bartering items.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Lets discuss the next thing the “Powers that be” will try to restrict. Body Armor. Body Armor is broken down in to several different classes. Cheaper Than Dirt describes them like this…
The most important thing to understand is that there is no such thing as a "Bulletproof" vest.
There are varying levels of bullet-resistance as standardized by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
NIJ BODY ARMOR CLASSIFICATION
Personal body armor covered by this standard is classified into five types (IIA, II, IIIA, III, and IV) by level of ballistic performance.
Soft armor vests stop pistol and fragmentation threats, but it takes a hard armor plate to stop a rifle bullet.
· SOFT ARMOR
Level IIA Stops 9 mm and 40 S&W
Level II Stops .357 Magnum
Level IIIA Stops .357 SIG and .44 Magnum
· HARD ARMOR
Level III Stops Most Rifle calibers, including .308 FMJ (Will not stop .223 or 5.56mm)
Level IV Stops Armor Piercing Rifle, including Armor Piercing .30-06.
Most hard armor plates are meant only to be used in conjunction with soft armor underneath. (I.e. A level III plate over level IIIA soft armor.)
Here is a good site for researching and purchasing body armor…