Of all the countless bug out bag lists I’ve seen on the Internet, I’ve only come across a couple that include a gun. This is strange considering how important guns are for hunting and self-defense.
The question is: What are the best guns to take along? No, not the best guns to have in your survival armory, but the best guns to take with you if you have to bug out. It’s an important distinction.
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If you’re going to bug out on foot, obviously you’re only going to be able to take one or two guns with you, and three at the most. On the other hand, if you’re going to bug out in your car, you could bring multiple guns with you, assuming your vehicle is large enough to carry everything you need.
Either way, you’re still going to be very limited with the guns you can bring. While a Browning .50 caliber machine gun may be great to defend your homestead with, is that really a gun that you’re going to bring with you if you have to bug out?
And to get even more serious, you have to be very strategic about which guns you bring with you. Take, for instance, the .22 rifle. There’s no question that a .22 rifle like a Ruger 10/22 is a highly versatile and practical firearm that belongs in virtually any firearms collection, and would be a great choice to have in an SHTF arsenal.
But if you have to bug out, is a .22 rifle really a gun that you should bring with you? You could if you wanted to, but in all honesty, there are better options out there for you to consider, and that’s what we’re going to talk about.
Here are the best general types of guns to take with you when bugging out:
Easily the single most important gun for you to bring with you, bar none, is a pistol of some kind. This is probably the one firearm that is non-negotiable: you simply HAVE to bring a pistol with you when you bug out.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ll be bugging out to a cabin in the woods, to a friend or relative’s house in another city, or wherever. A handgun is a must-have.
Why the handgun? The answer is pretty simple: it’s concealable, and this is something that will be very important during any disaster scenario.
Packing heat out in the open, whether it’s a pistol on your hip or a rifle or shotgun slung over your shoulder, is going to attract a lot of attention, the kind you really don’t want.
Whether it’s from other people who will perceive you as a threat or law enforcement officers who you don’t want to mess with, keeping firearms out for everyone to see is not a smart thing to do.
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Instead, conceal carry, and keep all other firearms you have hidden. Invest in a high-quality holster that covers the trigger guard of the weapon, and never simply jam the pistol into your waistband as this will be very unsafe. You’ll also want to carry at least one or two spare magazines or speed loaders on your person at all times, too.
A specific example of a make and model of pistol that would be great to carry is a Glock 19 in 9mm. Why? Because it’s reliable, large enough to fight with, small enough to conceal carry on your person, and it carries 15+1 rounds that make it a good choice for defending yourself against multiple attackers if need be. You can also carry a 17-round extended magazine (designed for a Glock 17) or a 33 round extended magazine as well.
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Now obviously, a Glock 19 will not be the only good pistol you can carry, but you get the idea. You want a mid-sized pistol that has the following features:
- Good for concealment.
- Good for fighting.
- Common caliber.
- Large magazine capacity.
And remember, keep that pistol concealed on you at all times.
The term ‘versatile rifle’ naturally implies a rifle that is, well, highly versatile. In other words, it’s a rifle that you can use for multiple different purposes such as defense and hunting.
There are many good options here. One example, perhaps unsurprisingly, would be an AR-15. With a 20 round to 30 round magazine, it’s a great option for defending yourself against multiple attackers.
Ammunition and spare magazines are widely available. The 5.56 round is also a great choice for defense and can be used to bring down certain sized game such as deer, boar, or pronghorn.
Recoil is also very minimal on the AR-15, and range is superior (far superior, at that) to both a handgun or a shotgun.
Another option to an AR-15 is the Ruger Mini-14, chambered for the same 5.56 or .223 round. Another choice would be the AK-47, chambered for the 7.62x39mm round with ballistics very similar to the .30-30 Winchester, and which would also be suitable for bringing down deer sized game.
But at the same time, you may want a firearm that can tap out to even longer distances than the 5.56x45mm NATO or 7.62x39mm can, while also having more power to bring down bigger game such as elk. In this case, you’ll want to upgrade to the 7.62x51mm NATO or .308 Winchester round.
And if you get a semi-automatic rifle in those calibers, it will still be a suitable choice for defense. If you have the money to spend, you can certainly get a high-quality firearm in the form of the DSL Arms FN FAL, Springfield M1A, or an AR-10 from a reputable manufacturer.
If you’re on a more serious budget, for around half the price of an M1A you can buy a Century Arms C308, modeled after the HK G3 while being a little bit more crudely made (but you get what you pay for).
But don’t think that you’re only limited to semi-automatics for a rifle that can be used for both hunting and defense. For example, you can go with a lever action rifle like the Winchester 1894 or Marlin 336 in .30-30 Winchester.
Lever action rifles have a much faster rate of fire than bolt actions and usually carry more bullets, so they can be used defensively if need be. And since the .30-30 round has probably killed more deer than any other caliber in history, at least in the United States, you know it will be fine for hunting.
Yet another option for you is the ‘Scout rifle.’ The Scout rifle is a .308 caliber bolt action carbine with a forward mounting optic. The idea is the rifle is big enough to hunt with but it small and light enough for close quarters use, such as in the brush.
One of the most popular Scout rifles today is the Ruger GSR, which stands for Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. This rifle is chambered in .308 Winchester, as well as in other calibers like .450 Bushmaster and 5.56x45mm NATO. It’s based on the proven Ruger M77 action and comes standard with a 10 round magazine.
While you may not think that a Scout rifle as described above would be a good choice for self-defense, the truth is that with proper training, it can prove to be an excellent choice for defense. In fact, one of the best training schools for using a Scout rifle defensively is the Gunsite Training Academy in Arizona.
In short, the best rifle to bug out with is a rifle that can be used for long-distance shooting, self-defense, and big game hunting. It will be a more practical option than either a shotgun or a rimfire .22 rifle.
Just try to keep the rifle hidden as best you can for the reasons we discussed above. If you’re bugging out via car, this will be easy. If you’re bugging out on foot, this will be much more difficult, but it can be done if you get creative enough.
If this topic really interests you, I highly recommend checking out the book, Bug Out Bag Guns.
It was written by Jason Hanson, a former CIA officer, and it is his treatise on the types of guns you need to survive while bugging out. He also talks about the gear that intelligence operatives and special forces soldiers use in the harshest of environments.
As of this writing, he is giving away his book for free to anyone who signs up for his newsletter (all you pay is shipping and handling), so get it while you still can.
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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages
When it comes to your food supply, you just can’t risk not having enough. These no cook meals will be a great addition to your food supply planning. Check out the recipes below!
No Cook Meals to Help You Through the Pandemic
As of the writing of this article, there are 20 meat processing plants that have been shut down due to COVID-19 infections. We have been worrying about these types of effects on our food supply for months now, and this is the first real sign of how infections can affect the food supply.
When you walk into a supermarket, you might not see all the choices you had in the past. An empty meat case is a humbling thing for your eyes to fall upon. It’s the shocking realization that the seemingly infinite supply of chickens, pigs, and cows that are butchered for us has begun to run dry!
To deal with this issue, we are going to present four no cook meals that will help you create dinners at home that will feed your family without worrying so much about what’s available, or unavailable, in the meat case.
1. Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches
As preppers we get beans. There are a bunch of ways to use beans and this a great example of how you can pack a sandwich with great nutrition and protein.
Serving: Makes 4 sandwiches
- Can of White Beans
- Olive Oil
- 1 Avocado
- 8 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
- 8 Slices of Salted Pork (Prosciutto, Ham, Virginia Ham)
- Begin by draining your beans in a colander then smashing them up in a bowl add a few glugs of olive oil, salt, pepper. This little mix is delicious. If you add some minced rosemary, you can even turn this into a delicious dip.
- Pit your avocado and cut it in half and then quarters lengthwise. Leave the skin on.
- Lay the bread out on a clean work surface for assembling the sandwiches.
- Spread your mashed bean mix onto one side of the bread.
- Peel your avocados and slice 1 quarter for each sandwich. Spread slices over the bean spread.
- Add a few slices of your pork to over the top of the avocado.
- You can finish this sandwich with some lettuces, fresh sprouts, or just eat it as is.
2. Delicious Crab Salad
Canned crab is a protein option that will likely be around through much of this meat crisis. It does have to be kept in refrigeration, but it’s delicious and this chipotle mayo salad is great in the spring and summer.
- 1 Can of Crab Meat
- 1 Bunch of Asparagus
- Chipotle Mayo
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- Drain your crab in a colander and set it in the sink.
- Slice your asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Throw them into a bowl.
- Thinly slice your onions and your cilantro and throw that into the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss in the crab meat.
- Squirt on enough Chipotle mayo to coat everything and toss gently not to break up the crab meat.
- Chill in the fridge and serve.
3. Simple Greek Salad
The combination of simple summer ingredients makes for an incredible quick salad that you could add other proteins, too, if you wanted. These could be canned meats.
- 2 Large Tomatoes
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Red Onion
- ¼ Cup of Feta Cheese
- A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
- ½ Cup of Kalamata Olives
- Balsamic Dressing
- I like to cut the tomatoes in large chunks and have them kind of be the main course in this salad. Peel and slice your cucumber in half. Remove the seeds and either dice or slice in half-moons.
- Peel and slice your red onion in half. Julienne your, or thinly slice, your half onion.
- Add all these ingredients to a bowl. Finely slice your mint.
- Add your olives, crumbled feta, and mint to the bowl and add enough dressing to coat everything.
- Stir it up and allow this to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to really blend.
4. Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Using some similar ingredients and adding a protein like tuna, you can create some delicious lettuce wraps. The key to a good lettuce wrap is to have most of the items around the same size. So, consider that when you are preparing this dish.
- Iceberg or Butter Lettuce
- Canned Artichokes
- Canned roasted Red peppers
- Fresh Cucumber
- Feta Cheese
- Minced Olives ¼ Cup
- 2 Cans of Tuna
- Green Onions
- Start by peeling all the full leaves from your lettuce. Set them on a plate either cover them with a wet paper towel or put them back into the fridge.
- Dice the peppers, artichokes, and cucumbers into cubes. Go no larger than ½ an inch.
- Thinly slice your green onions and basil and add them to a bowl with your diced vegetables. Add your loves to this bowl and mix them thoroughly.
- Crumble your feta cheese over the mixture.
- Drain your tuna thoroughly and then add that to the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss this mixture. Try not to break up the tuna and the cheese too much but incorporate it thoroughly.
- If you want, you can add some olive oil to the mix or a few glugs of balsamic vinegar. It’s also delicious just how it is.
- Scoop a few tablespoons into a lettuce leaf, wrap it up and eat up!
These no cook meals should help lessen the stress you feel when thinking of what to feed your family. If you don’t have the specific ingredients, use your creativity, and use what you have. You might discover a new recipe while you’re at it!
What’s your favorite no cook meal recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section!
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Billionaire Whistle Blower: Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Is Over 50,000
- Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000.
A Chinese billionaire and whistleblower who lives in U.S. exile says Wuhan crematoriums have burned 50,000 coronavirus victims. | Credit: Chinatopix via AP
- The official coronavirus death toll in China is a little over 800. But an exiled Chinese businessman says crematoriums are leaking the real figure.
- A billionaire whistleblower alleges Wuhan has crematoriums working 24/7. He claims they’ve cremated some 50,000 coronavirus victims.
- Guo Wengui is a Chinese billionaire living in exile in the United States.
The official coronavirus death toll is some 800 people in China. The current official death toll worldwide, outside of China, is 774. But a Chinese billionaire with a history of blowing the whistle on his former government says the real figure is much higher.
Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000. Wengui made the bombshell allegations in an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Whistleblower: 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan
He also claims to have inside information that there are 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in China. Wengui is emphatic that these are not merely quarantined or “under observation” but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection:
China has struggled to contain the coronavirus. But it has also struggled to contain public outcry against censorship and tight control of information. Dr. Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm about the disease, succumbed to an infection and died this week. The Chinese government arrested him for blowing the whistle.
Then officials tried to suppress news of his death. Afterwards, millions of Chinese citizens saw the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech on Mandarin language social media. But the Chinese government censored that too.
Are Wengui’s Crematorium Claims Credible?
Watch VICE’s 2017 profile on Guo Wengui. At the time, he published bombshell documents alleging corruption in the Chinese government. He got the attention of the media and reportedly the U.S. State Department.
5 Types Of Ammunition To Stockpile For A Collapse
Every prepper knows it’s a great idea to stockpile ammunition when preparing for a major disaster.
You can use it for hunting, self-defense, or barter.
But which types of ammo should you stockpile?
If you plan on bartering, then you don’t want a bunch of calibers that nobody wants. And that’s just one consideration.
In this video, Reality Survival & Prepping talks about what he thinks are the 5 best types of ammunition to stockpile for a collapse.
Here are his picks:
- .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
- 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
- 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
- .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
- 12 Gauge – You can do a lot with it — hunt, defend yourself, etc.
In the video below he makes a much more detailed case for each caliber. What do you think of this list?
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