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  • What Should I Do?
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    Understanding Ammunition

    Understanding bullet types and terminology
    by Aaron M

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:08 PM

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    Ammunition can be a very intimidating subject for those who do not know much about firearms. It can also be a very important decision with strong implications for the performance and safety of your firearm. With lots of opinions, misinformation and geek speak floating around on the topic; it can be overwhelming to the point of exasperation.

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    Selecting a Greenhouse

    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, December 30, 2011, 9:12 PM

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    One of the most important aspects of becoming self-sufficient is the ability to produce your own food. Many people begin small garden spaces in the backyard as a way to start out and then slowly expand their growing space and variety of crops. Growing your own food can become addictive. After one begins to grow their own food, many will then start looking at new and different methods of how to extend their season and at ways to include plants that require a longer growing season (building a cold frame is a good start).

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    Selecting a Firearm

    by Aaron M

    Thursday, November 17, 2011, 5:04 PM

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    [Note: today’s WSID topic has been a long time in coming. Firearms can be a sensitive subject, but worth considering for many when planning for food procurement or home/personal defense in a changing future. We sought an author who could provide an introduction to the subject in as conscientious, fact-oriented, and knowledgeable a manner as possible, and are grateful to community member Aaron Moyer for doing so. Aaron is a longtime active poster on this site, the founder of our Definitive Firearms thread, and an active-duty serviceman in the US armed forces. –Adam] 

    This is one of the more difficult pieces of writing I’ve done to date. There are various reasons why this topic is difficult to start; everyone has a different idea of what they need, their level of commitment, legal concerns, political pre-dispositions and so forth. It’s easy to talk about firearms as a ‘topic’ – you can comment on their particulars, weigh the advantages and disadvantages and wax philosophical about what would be the best choice for a given situation — but that’s not what this edition is about.

    This piece is to help navigate the process that starts once you’ve decided you’d like to purchase a firearm, and leads to the ongoing process of establishing proficiency, maintaining safety and building skill.

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