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Evolution Of The Handgun – Infographic

By Matt

  This infographic from GunVault charts the development of the handgun from simple black powder load and pray lead throwers, to the modern high-powered and deadly accurate weapons that we use today. The Colt M1911 is undoubtedly the most influential auto of all time, with most modern semi-automatics tracing their development from the original John […]

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How to Make the Best Beef Jerky in the World

By Matt

The best beef jerky in the world? Oh yes… Homemade Beef Jerky is a favourite snack and ours tastes way-way better than any of the shop bought stuff we can buy locally. We get to choose the best cuts of meat from our local butcher and season just as we like it. Have you seen […]

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How To Make A Survival Knife From An Old File

By Matt

Cold Steel… The best survival knife it’s said, is the one you have on you at the time of need. It’s a basic necessity of any personal survival kit and whilst there are many handmade survival knives about, good ones command (and rightly so) a premium price. So why not make your own? I found […]

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Building A Yurt As An Easily Transportable Home

By Matt

The Mongolian people have been living in Yurts (or Gers) since before the time of Gengis Khan where they are still the main type of home to some three quarters of the population. In Western Europe and the USA, yurt construction is gaining in popularity as alternative dwellings and I reckon, could be a viable […]

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – The Silent Killer

By Matt

Gas poisoning You don’t have to wait until its winter to be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning although the use of some heaters indoors does increase the risk at that time of the year. During the warmer months, you are probably much more likely to have windows and doors open, with increased ventilation so […]

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