Company Develops New Rifle Straight Out of Blade Runner – Near 100% Kill Rate – Gun Control & Animal Rights Activists Are Furious

With what appears to be straight out of a science fiction movie, a company called TrackingPoint has developed what they call the “Precision Guided Firearm” or PGF. Available in three high-caliber semi-automatic rifle models (5.56, 7.62 & .300) and one bolt action rifle model (.338), the PGF boasts accuracy of up to three-quarters of a mile on a target traveling at up to twenty miles per hour.

The PGF uses the same tracking and fire control technology in fighter planes and the company’s website states that shooters of any skill can now shoot more accurately than the best shooters that ever lived. Here is a video of a 12 year old girl hitting a target at 1,000 yards with the PGF.

By combining an optical tagging system with a trigger control, the PGF allows the shooter to tag the desired impact point, then while squeezing the trigger, the firing control mechanism that contains three gyroscopes and three accelerometers fires at the precise moment that the target is centered in the crosshairs virtually eliminating operator error. tracking-illustration-large-reskin

Additionally, the system constantly maintains a sighted-in rifle with the built-in Barrel Reference System, meaning that the weapon is always sighted-in.

This dynamic firing mechanism allows for jaw-dropping shots made while both the shooter and the target are moving, and with the use of a wearable technology similar to Google Glass called ReconJet and using an application they developed called ShotGlass, shooters can make shots while remaining safely behind some form of cover.

The military applications for this weapon system are obvious, and the US Army has already purchased 16 of the weapons. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has completed its own tests of the FGS and restricted export of the weapon – banning sales to unfriendly nations.

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Starting at nearly $7,500 and topping out at over $24k for the longest range model, the PGF will be out of reach for most, but as production increases, prices will likely go down and make this video game-style weapon more within reach for the average hunter, gun enthusiast, or prepper. This video shows how the system works and what it can do. Almost makes it too easy, right?

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Friday Freebies – Free Prepper Resources

We’re back this week with another edition of free prepper resources. These ebooks are available for free download from Amazon as of this writing. Go grab them!

Wilderness and Travel Medicine: A Complete Wilderness Medicine and Travel Medicine Handbook (Survival, Escape and Evasion)Wilderness and Travel Medicine: A Complete Wilderness Medicine and Travel Medicine Handbook (Survival, Escape and Evasion)

A Minimalist Approach to Wilderness Medicine, Travel Medicine, Survival Medicine and Home Remedies

Whether it is first aid, wilderness medicine, travel medicine, survival medicine or home remedies, different scenarios call for different treatments, and Wilderness and Travel Medicine: : A Complete Wilderness Medicine and Travel Medicine Handbook will prepare you for all of them.

Note: Although this book has a minimalist approach, there is A LOT of information covering a VERY wide range of ailments.

 

Prepper's Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Prepper's Handbook for Long-Term Survival and Self-Sufficient Living (Practical Preppers)Prepper’s Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Prepper’s Handbook for Long-Term Survival and Self-Sufficient Living (Practical Preppers)

Would you be able to survive for any length of time without modern amenities? If so, how would you do it? What tools and skills are required and how do you put it all together into a working survival plan? From Hollywood dramatizations to real-life catastrophes that seem to occur on a daily basis, there is no shortage of potential emergencies that could leave society in shambles.

Maybe it’s a blizzard that shuts down roads, supply routes and electricity for a week. Or maybe zombies really do take over the world – leaving a select few humans to rebuild society without modern amenities (just kidding – well, then again…). Whether or not you believe that “World War Z” could happen isn’t the point of this book. Rather, I want to make sure you are prepared for any potential threat should it occur.

 

Wilderness. Alone In The Wild. Outdoor Survival Skills: (survival guide, wilderness survival for dummies, finding your way without map or compass, navigation ... pantry, prepper book, Prepping Book 1)Wilderness. Alone In The Wild. Outdoor Survival Skills: (survival guide, wilderness survival for dummies, finding your way without map or compass, navigation … pantry, prepper book, Prepping Book 1)

The wilderness is something many people take for granted nowadays. However, at any time, you may find yourself in the wilderness, unable to call for help. What do you need to do in order to survive? How can you find your way out? What should you do if animals attack? Can you use the sky as a map? How do you know what you can or cannot eat?

 

Mason Jar Prepper's Pantry: How to Use Mason Jars to Store Meals and Prepare for Emergency Situations (Practical Preppers)Mason Jar Prepper’s Pantry: How to Use Mason Jars to Store Meals and Prepare for Emergency Situations (Practical Preppers)

Are you already an experienced prepper wanting to increase your knowledge and skill set? Or maybe you have no previous prepping experience but have become concerned with world events to the point that you want to take any steps possible to secure the safety of your family in an uncertain future?
Either way, this book is for you. We are going to discuss one of the most important supplies that you probably haven’t given a whole lot of thought to in the past. Mason jars. Yup, those glass jars we often associate with canning and other preservation techniques. Believe it or not, mason jars have tons of uses in the context of survival and the goal of this book is to cover all of them — well, at least as many as possible.

Whether you want to preserve food for long periods of time, need a unique way to store necessary items or any of the other uses described in the pages to follow, my hope is that you learn just how useful mason jars are when preparing for the worst.

Survival Box Set: 79 Lessons to Live an Independent and Stress Free Life off the Grid + 15 Outstanding House Ideas. 33+ Items You Will Need to Stay Alive ... preppers survival guide, survival kits)Survival Box Set: 79 Lessons to Live an Independent and Stress Free Life off the Grid + 15 Outstanding House Ideas. 33+ Items You Will Need to Stay Alive … preppers survival guide, survival kits)

BOOK #1: Off Grid Living: 23 Techniques With Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Live Off-the-Grid and Survive in the Wild

BOOK #2: The SHTF Stockpile: 33 Items You Will Need to Stay Alive When Disaster Strikes

BOOK #3: The SHTF Stockpile: Items Every Bug Out Bag Needs for Survival in the Wild

BOOK #4: Living off the Grid: 15 Outstanding House Ideas For Living off the Grid

BOOK #5: Off Grid Living: 23 Tips to Re-Assemble Your Life and Disappear Living off The Grid

BOOK #6: Off Grid Living: 33 Lessons on How to Live an Independent and Stress Free Life off the Grid

Concealed Carry for Beginners: Fundamentals for Every Citizen Carrying a Concealed Weapon for Self-Defense (Prepper's Self Defense)Concealed Carry for Beginners: Fundamentals for Every Citizen Carrying a Concealed Weapon for Self-Defense (Prepper’s Self Defense)

It is every person’s duty and obligation to protect the lives of his family and himself. With mass shootings becoming more commonplace in the media, and high risk of danger in the most populated cities across the nation, having the ability to defend yourself is a no-brainer—but understand how to defend yourself legally can be difficult.

In this book, I seek to set the record straight on why carrying a gun on your body at all times isn’t just a right, but a necessity. I’ll show you how concealed carry laws have saved lives, and what lessons can be drawn from those examples.

Acquiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon varies from state to state—I’ll show you the most common obstacles you’ll find in acquiring your permit, as well as take a look at the most forgiving (and most strict) states where carrying a firearm is concerned.

Survival SOS Pantry: Useful Ideas for Keeping Food and Surviving in Immensely Hot Climates (survival guide, survival tips, bug out bag) Survival SOS Pantry: Useful Ideas for Keeping Food and Surviving in Immensely Hot Climates (survival guide, survival tips, bug out bag)

Survival SOS Pantry is a book designed to bring the reader new and innovative solutions to the problems of keeping food and sustaining life under extreme heat and the most difficult of circumstances. While there are many books on survival, there are very few such as this one wherein the problems are very specific, and unique to certain geographical influences.

 

The Death Of Money: The Prepper's Guide To Surviving Economic Collapse, The Loss Of Paper Assets And How To Prepare When Money Is Worthless (Barter,Dollar, ... Fiat, Grid) (SHTF Survival Book 2) The Death Of Money: The Prepper’s Guide To Surviving Economic Collapse, The Loss Of Paper Assets And How To Prepare When Money Is Worthless (Barter,Dollar, … Fiat, Grid) (SHTF Survival Book 2)

Surviving an economic collapse requires that you be prepared. This small guide will enable you to formulate a plan, allowing you to be proactive instead of reactive to a catastrophic financial crisis. In four chapters, you will gain invaluable knowledge and insight into what it takes to ensure you and your family have the tools necessary to survive the devastating impact of the loss of paper assets. Discover the skills you need to withstand the perils of a vulnerable financial system.

 

 

 

Source: Friday Freebies – Free Prepper Resources by Mark Taylor via Ready Tribe – Don't Just Survive, Thrive!.

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How To Use A Tactical Pen For Self Defense

Why do you need a tactical pen? While nearly everything can be a weapon of some kind, it’s reassuring to have the security of knowing that you’re carrying a tactical pen that can also save your life in a self defense situation. I like dual purpose items like these pens because they’re easy to carry and since you need a pen nearly every day, they’re easy to remember to bring with you.  If you’ve ever wondered how effective a weapon this would be if you needed to defend yourself, the folks at Uzi Tactical Pens have created this video to demonstrate some techniques you can use.

Breaking Safety Glass With A Tactical Pen

The top of the tactical pen that is being used in the video has a carbide steel tip which allows you to break safety glass if you or someone else is trapped in a vehicle. Aim for the corner of the window that has the safety glass decal on the inside to break the glass safely.

breaking safety glass with a tactical pen

Using the DNA collector on a tactical pen

Many tactical pens have a crown-shaped end piece that can be used to scrape at an assailant skin and collect flesh in the indentation, which may be useful for identifying the assailant later on. Indentations left by the pen in a wood block can be seen in this image.

DNA Catcher

Striking an assailant with a tactical pen

The primary self-defense benefit of the tactical pen is it’s use as a striking or slashing weapon. The narrator shows three potential slashing motions that you could use against an attacker.

three possible slashing motions with a tactical pen

Using a tactical pen against an assailant who has a weapon

The following sequence of images shows how you can effectively combat an attacker who has a knife by immobilizing the assailant’s hand that is holding the knife and then striking with the tactical pen until the attacker is subdued.

Blocking the knife-holding hand

Blocking the knife-holding hand

securing the assailant's arm

Immobilizing the attacker’s arm

slashing with the tactical pen

slashing with the tactical pen



The video demonstrates the Uzi brand of pen and they have eight different models to choose from. You can check out those options as well as some other excellent ones here. It’s a pretty small price to pay for the peace of mind that a tactical pen can offer to you or a family member.


And, here’s the full-length video. Be sure to share it with a family member or loved one. This information could save a life.


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Source: How To Use A Tactical Pen For Self Defense by Mark Taylor via Ready Tribe – Don't Just Survive, Thrive!.

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Cool DIY Video: Free Gasoline from Wood, Plastic or Trash

We’ve all probably thought about finding ways to get gasoline more cheaply. For me, it was the last time I filled up my car. But what is your plan for fuel when SHTF? Does your bug-out location have an underground fuel tank to meet your needs long-term? Probably not, right?

Of course, depending upon the type of disaster, many roads may be impassible, yet having gasoline or other fuels on hand for running a generator, a chain saw or other equipment would be part of a well thought out plan. But what if there is no gasoline available? In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey were still rationing gasoline for weeks afterward. What if I told you that you could generate an ongoing free supply of gasoline from wood or other organic materials or even from plastic?

The process is called gasification and involves applying high heat to a fuel source while minimizing the oxygen available and a clean burning fuel gas called syngas or synthetic gas is generated (think natural gas or propane rather than gasoline). In this case, a useful byproduct of the gasification process is fuel oil that can be substituted for gasoline.

Incredibly, there have been several times through history that vehicles have operated using wood burning gasification process burning the syngas. Wood-powered vehicles were used heavily during World War II when fuel rationing was common and are still manufactured to this day in German, China and Korea. Among the benefits of “wood gas” are that it provides a nearly limitless supply of fuel and the fact that it burns more efficiently than petroleum fuel. Additionally, both the gas (syngas) that is generated and the liquid fuel can be used to power internal combustion engines.

In this video, Mr. Teslonian demonstrates how to create bio fuel through a gasification process whereby the fuel (wood in this case) is converted into high grade gasoline using inexpensive items that you could easily assemble to generate your own free gasoline. While the one demonstrated is a stationary gasification unit, you could also convert your vehicle to run on syngas using a vehicle-mounted unit. He also has a DIY video series on how to do that. If you’d like to learn more about wood gasification and how to generate syngas, you can find more information as well as free plans here.

Source: Cool DIY Video: Free Gasoline from Wood, Plastic or Trash by Mark Taylor via Ready Tribe – Don't Just Survive, Thrive!.

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How To Select A Tactical Backpack

If you’ve spent much time thinking about preparedness, you know that the bag you choose for bugging out or getting home is the first thing that you must consider. In this article, we’ll go over the primary considerations for choosing a tactical backpack so that you can rest comfortably knowing that your choice meets your needs.

Material

Tactical backpacks are usually made from either nylon or polyester. While both are synthetic fibers, nylon is stronger. However, polyester is also strong and may be suitable for your purposes depending upon how the backpack has been constructed. One way that the strength of the material is improved is through rip-stop weaving. This type of weaving creates small diamond shapes in the finished fabric and makes the material resistant to tearing. Additionally, the denier, or thickness of the material is also an indicator of strength, signified by a capital “D.” So, a 600D poly pack is not as strong as a 1000D poly pack. However, denier cannot be compared from one material to another, i.e. a 1000D poly pack vs a 600D nylon one.

This 30L capacity tactical backpack has plenty of internal compartments for your bug-out gear

This 30L capacity tactical backpack has plenty of internal compartments for your bug-out gear

Capacity

The capacity of backpacks is measured in volume. A 30 liter backpack will likely meet your needs if you’re packing a 72-hour bug-out bag. If you have specialized equipment needs or are packing a bag intended for yourself and other family members, you may want a larger tactical backpack.

Design

The design of the backpack is an important consideration. Do you want it to blend in as might be the case for a get home bag, or are you more interested in functionality? Some tactical bags look like the same ones used by our soldiers while could be confused for a college student’s backpack. Whether the bag loads from the top or the back, whether it is short or tall, has an internal frame or is soft are also design considerations when choosing that can affect your comfort and the bag’s overall usability.

Straps

The straps on a bag largely determine how heavy a pack you can comfortably haul. Look for padded shoulder straps, a chest strap to help stabilize the load, as well as hip straps to help to distribute some of the weight to your hips and off your shoulders. Your upper back and neck will thank you.

Waterproofing

Both polyester and nylon will absorb water, so waterproofing these backpacks is usually accomplished by lining the packs with some other waterproof material. If you will be traveling in areas where your bag could get wet, be sure to choose a bag that is designated as waterproof. A corollary to this ensuring that the pack has drainage holes to allow any water that gets into the pack to drain back out.

tactical backpack with covered zippers

This tactical backpack has covered zippers to improve water resistance and MOLLE strapping to allow the attachment of additional items to the pack as needed

Fasteners

Most tactical backpacks use a combination of zippers (which are sometimes designed with covers for added water protection) and plastic buckles. Some may also use Velcro on internal compartments. Choosing backpacks with highly rated zippers is important if you plan on stuffing your pack very full.

MOLLE

M.O.L.L.E. is an acronym borrowed from the United States Military and stands for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. In most cases, it looks like horizontal straps sown on the outside of a pack such as the image to the left which allow addition items to be secured by attaching them to the loops that are created by the spacing of stitching on the straps or webbing. If you anticipate needing additional carrying capacity and adding items to the outside of your pack, you’ll want to make sure that you tactical backpack has MOLLE straps.

pack with hydration bladderHydration

Some tactical bags have a designated water holding compartment designed to hold a specialized plastic or vinyl pouch for hauling water. These bags often have a hole in the compartment to allow a drinking tube to extend from the compartment for ease of use. If you will be traveling in arid conditions, this might be a useful feature.

tactical pack with removable pouchesFeatures inside the tactical backpack

Some packs feature padded internal pockets that can provide added protection to fragile contents such as cell phones or other electronic devices. Some also have breakaway or tear-out pouches that can be used for a first aid kit or other items that might be needed in a hurry. Concealed compartments can hold items that you want to keep hidden such as money, identification or valuable documents.

Now that you are armed with this information, you should be better able to choose the tactical backpack that’s right for you. Once you purchase your bag, you should check out this post about what to put inside of it.

Source: How To Select A Tactical Backpack by Mark Taylor via Ready Tribe – Don't Just Survive, Thrive!.

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