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Check out this well thought out article from UrbanSurvivalSite. If you have a firearm for home defense, you’re already far better off than the average person. There’s no faster way to scare off a burglar or take down an intruder. But what type of firearm do you plan on using? Most people think any firearm will do, but the truth is that many firearms are not ideal for home defense scenarios.
To defend your family during a home invasion, you need something that is reliable, easy to maneuver in close quarters, doesn’t need to be reloaded very often, won’t penetrate walls and endanger family members, and accurate over long distances (such as down a hallway or from one room to another). Unfortunately, that rules out quite a few firearms. Check this list to see whether you should upgrade to something better.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.