Today we’re taking a peek at several articles from around the web, with some helpful commentary to help you find which ones interest you the most.
From survivopedia.com: 7 Reasons to Take an Air Rifle for a Survival Weapon
This article covers an often neglected part of the survival armory, the air rifles. Although not as powerful as a standard firearm, the author does provide a number of reasons why you should give them a second glance. Although this seems like a smaller “list” article, the author actually does a great job of detailing the hows and whys, as well as detailing the available calibers of ammunition. As such, this makes for a great “intro to air rifles” post, and I definitely recommend you give it a look.
From preparednessadvice.com: Should You Make Powdered Eggs at Home?
Powdered eggs are a definite plus for any prepper owing to their long storage life and nutritional content. However, this article takes an interesting stance on whether you should purchase prepared powdered eggs from suppliers or create them yourself in your kitchen. Although I am personally a major fan of making most things yourself if possible (after all those skills could be useful after a disaster too!) but the author does raise some valid concerns about the longevity of homemade powdered eggs. Look for yourself and tell us what you think.
From activeresponsetraining.net: Shooting Through Walls and Doors
I always love articles that deal with the classic “Hollywood tactics”, and this one is no exception. Rightfully the author points out that there is one major problem with shooting through walls, which is that you can’t possibly see what you’re shooting at! Unless you know what is on the other side and that none of your shots could possibly hurt an innocent person (which is highly unlikely to say the least) you’re basically closing your eyes and pulling the trigger. Not only is that hilariously bad for wasting ammunition, but it could also end terribly for whoever is on the other side…and they may not always be the bad guys you were wanting to eliminate.
From prep-blog.com: Drought Tolerant Crops for the Survival Garden
This article is of interest for multiple reasons. Firstly, it’s important to know that droughts are still continuing even though large areas of the U.S. may be experiencing normal rainfall. For many areas, the drought ended after 2012′s hot weather subsided, which could lull those folks into a false sense of security. After all, drought in major food producing areas like California could drastically increase food prices!
Secondly, the list of crops that require minimal water is great even in areas with large aquifers or other constant sources of water. It doesn’t take long for even vast reservoirs to be severely taxed by the needs of farmers, cities and businesses so being able to grow nutritious crops on minimal water would allow you to preserve stores of water for longer and reap a greater amount of food per gallon of water.
Let us know what you thought of these articles in the comments below!
This article first appeared at Prepared For That: 7 Reasons to Take an Air Rifle for a Survival Weapon: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge