Firearms come in a very wide variety. Beyond personal preference and cosmetic factors, they are designed to fulfill a variety of roles, in much the same way a set of tool facilitates home repairs. For the individual who is already comfortable with firearms and versed in firearm safety, identifying the jobs you need to perform is the first step in selecting which firearms you require. While you CAN drive a nail with a heavy wrench, obviously a hammer is a much better choice. With that in mind there are four types of firearms that apply to the homestead or backwoods setting; Light Rifle, Shotgun, Defensive Handgun, and a High-Powered Rifle.
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Tracking, or “reading sign”, is an ancient skill. Tracking involves looking for deviation in the way things are supposed to look. If you see something that looks out of place, stop and examine it further. Try to determine what occurred. Not all sign is caused by humans or animals. Look for spoor that is unlikely to be caused by nature (when Tracking).
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This document is specifically designed to help you develop your own general threat analysis. This threat analysis will describe for you the things that you are most concerned about happening to you. Threats are different to each person or group, and they change with time, the environment and your level of preparedness. For example, in the 1960′s and 1970′s in Southern California your primary concerns might have been earthquakes, global nuclear war and economic collapse. In the current era living in the North East United States, climate change, economic collapse and terrorism might be your current primary threats.
Your threats and concerns will be different and will change over time, and personal threat analysis will of course be different. You might live in areas that don’t have too many earthquakes, but are subject to hurricanes, or severe winter snows, or something else. You may be better resources and skills than the average person. And, you may be willing or unwilling to take some of the steps necessary to address the most feasible threats.
DISCLAIMER: Use at your own risk.