Articles by Paul Helinski

The point of this series is to get you going with a clear picture for yourself surviving a collapse of our support systems. Like this squash seed, saved from a Walmart squash, even slow growth eventually leads to an actual squash.

Prepping 101: Sowing Seeds for Survival

My big concern with this gun was accuracy, but it came in at about the same accuracy at 25 yards that I can shoot with a handgun. The top groups is where it came zeroed from the factory, I adjusted it down to zero at 25 yards.
The Truglo TFX is their new tritium night sight. They are glass capsules filled with a glowing radioactive isotope of hydrogen, and they don't need to be charged up by a light source first. They last about 12 years before starting to dim.

Tritium Night Sights for My XD-S – $127?

I don't suggest that anyone bring a crossbow to a gunfight, but as a survival tool for hunting, killing animals you may have trapped, and possibly taking out intruders under the cover of not a lot of noise, a crossbow is an effective tool.

Prepping 101: The Silent Kill – But NOT a Silencer!

Charts like this aren't going to tell you how long you can wait before you begin planning for either a major war or a financial collapse, or some kind of black swan event like being invaded by little green men from mars.  But there are some people who you can  follow who will at least get your head into the games that are being played on the world stage, and it is worth your time.

Prepping 101: Timing the Collapse

This is a famous picture of Ernest Hemingway that graces the cover of the book "Hemingway's Guns."  As an avid African game hunting, Hemingway always used his Springfield with express V notch sights.

Build a Mosin-Nagant Express Rifle

Then, for diesel or home heating oil, you throw in a lit piece of paper and push it to the bottom. For gasoline or jet fuel you stand back and throw in a match.
The light gathering ability of the 56mm lens is super HD even at far distances.
Where I grew in New Hampshire dandelions were a constant lawn pest, but I haven't seen one since moving to Florida. The USDA database has dandelion varieties all over the US, but the Florida website only has part of the state covered.