What is the motivation for the surge in firearms purchases in recent years? Some of it is motivated by fear, mostly due to politicians threatening to restrict civil rights like the Second Amendment. Another aspect though is the realization that an armed representative of The State will not be around to protect you. After all, bad things happen…especially when guys like this show up.

robbery

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Being able to ignite a fire is an essential part of both everyday life and during emergencies. That’s why it is critical to have multiple methods of starting fires, all the fuel in the world doesn’t do you any good if you can’t burn it. I have matches, magnesium ingots, and sparking devices in my inventory. But there is one tool that every household should also have on-hand to start fires. Which brings us to lighters, here are the models I currently own.

Lighters

I also have a Scripto long-necked lighter but it is almost out of butane and it can’t be refilled so it won’t be in my inventory for much longer.

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Over the last few months, I have obtained some new items that should enable me to become better prepared. None of these are exotic or exceptional by themselves, but they were selected because they add a capability to my overall state of readiness. Preparation is an ongoing process after all, meaning that tools and skills will change over time.

coming attractions

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