Hunting and Fishing

SHTF Armorer: DIY Cold Bluing

Like anything else in this world that gets used, guns wear over time. Stick a gun with even the toughest coating on it in a holster and drawing it back out will slowly erode coatings and finishes.  Salt in sweat, salt and humidity in the air, repeated use, metal dragging/bearing against metal as it moves… Read More

The Original Dot Sight

    What if I told you that there was a dot sight that existed and worked extremely well for 100 years before the first Aimpoint ever clicked on? True story. It was (and still is) a fast, easy-to-pick-up zero-magnification sighting system that served to annihilate herds of buffalo hundreds of yards from the shooter… Read More

GEAR REVIEW: TRU-BORE 12 GAUGE CHAMBER ADAPTER

    There is little doubt in anyone's mind that when it comes to the one-gun prepper arsenal, the shotgun reigns supreme. King of the hill, my boomstick, baby! We here at SHTFblog.com have written about many a time – you can find our musings about the ultimate in firearms versatility here, here, and here… Read More

A while ago, one of our readers wrote in and asked for advice for a good SHTF shotgun. I helped him out with the knowledge I had, and I guess it was OK, because he wrote back on a slightly different topic. He asked, Dear SHTFblog, You guys gave me great shotgun advice reciently. I'm… Read More

Range time!

Well, everyone, I know much of the country is experiencing spring already, but up here in the Northeast, the temps are finally rising above 50 degrees semi-regularly. The plowed-up snowbanks in my front yard have gone from 6 feet high to knee-high, and we finally have bare patches in the yard. Spring is here! That… Read More

Advertiser Spotlight: CampingSurvival.com

I'd like to start periodically having a "spotlight" on our advertisers, so you can get to know them a little bit better. Our advertisers are the reason you guys can come here every weekday and read something new, something fresh, and learn just a little bit more (plus contribute your ideas!) to keep you and… Read More

Military surplus guns for when SHTF

Yeah, they're ugly. Yeah, they're generally old. Yeah, they're sometimes pretty beat up. But the fact is that the military surplus and law-enforcement trade-in market is a great place to source badass SHTF guns. (Relatively) cheap, reliable, and useful, military and LE guns are available in huge quantity, and they're not super-sexy to most people… Read More

Taking Time For Yourself

Happy Wednesday, everybody!   In last week's post, I'd hoped to get a few five-gallon bucket build ideas, but we've only had a couple submissions...so I'm going to stretch that out another week in the hopes we might get a couple more. On top of that, I've been bedridden sick with a nasty stomach virus… Read More

The SHTFblog 5-Gallon Bucket Survival Kit Build-off

  So a few days ago, a friend sent me a link via Facebook, showing me some survival kits that were stored inside of 5-gallon buckets. I don't know why the concept never occurred to me; it's a brilliant way to create a survival kit.  5-gallon buckets have a TON of utility built right in… Read More

Getting started reloading ammunition, Part One: The very beginning

Happy 2014, everybody! May your new year be a cornucopia if happiness, knowledge, and good times...and though we stay prepared, let's hope we don't have to use those SHTF preps anytime this year! Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year's Eve!   Is one of your New Year's resolutions to learn how to… Read More

Going the distance…with a bullet

First of all, Merry Christmas to all of you from us at SHTFblog.com. Even if you're amongst the cadre who doesn't celebrate, be sure to take the day off and enjoy yourself, with family, friends, pets, or someone meaningful if you can. Have some eggnog too. It's good for the soul. ;)   Onto the… Read More

SHTF guns on a budget

A few days ago, a guy at work came up to me and asked me for a bit of firearms help. He told me he'd saved about $1000, and was looking to get a handgun and a long gun plus a few accessories to set himself up for a SHTF type situation. He didn't want… Read More