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My 8th fiction book will be available at Amazon.com tomorrow and is called Anthology of Horror.  Here is the book description.  This sinister and scary collection of original horror stories by Roger Abramsky features all manner of chills, thrills and things that go bump in the night.  Whether it’s psychic abilities gone hay wire, or cell phone apps with dire consequences, or murder most foul, these stories will leave you with chills going up and down your spine.  From a surgeons revenge, to a fraternity cemetery hazing, to ghosts that reach out from beyond the grave, to death and decay, to witchcraft, to reanimation of the dearly departed, these stories provide the perfect measure of fear designed to keep you up at night.  So read these stories if you dare and remember to keep the lights on.

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What is a prepper?  An interesting question and I propose the following answer. A prepper is a person who seeks to be prepared for things that life might throw your way.  A person who is self reliant when it comes to survival, preparedness and protection.  A person who understands the fragility of society and who uses effective reasoning and decision making skills to make sure that they thrive and survive.  A person who is respectful of other people and their property and expects the same considerations in return.   So are you a prepper?

The following is a list of fiction books I have written.  You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then feel free to buy.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.   

So The SHTF and the ultimate survival scenario is thrust upon you.  When all is said and done you need to make sure that whatever rifle you consider your primary survival rifle is up to the task.  So ask yourself the following questions to see if your survival rifle is the best choice for your all around needs.

  • Is the rifle accurate enough?
  • Is ammo plentiful and do you have a good method to carry all that additional ammo?
  • Are spare parts available?
  • Do you have enough reliable mags and a good method to carry the mags?
  • Is the rifle durable enough?
  • Do any of the modifications you’ve made make it too fragile for heavy duty use?
  • Is the rifle easily transportable?
  • Can you use a carry strap or sling with the rifle?  They can get heavy when carrying for extended periods of time without one.
  • Is the rifle usable at night and in extreme weather conditions?

Remember having mutiple rifles and being proficient with them is fantastic; but you are basically only going to use and or carry one at a time so make your decisions wisely.

The following is a list of fiction books I have written.  You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then go ahead and make a purchase.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.   

 

If you think another Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy or terrorist activity or a whole host of other disaster scenarios can’t happen again then you are sadly mistaken.  All one has to do is look at history to see that disaster scenarios are re-curring events.  With that said you must be ready when disaster strikes.  It’s nice to think that some government bureaucrat is going to be there to rescue you immediately; but sadly recent history has shown that is often not the case.  You must be prepared to survive whatever disasters confront you and that means having the will and the skill to survive and stay alive.  The following are what I consider the most important considerations to be aware of.

  • Bug Out Bag – Have one ready to go at a moment’s notice and make sure it is packed with all of the essential survival components for a minimum of at least three days.  Know where everything in your bag is located and how to use each and every piece of gear properly.  Make sure you are able to carry your bug out bag.  If you can’t make it to the end of your driveway  because it’s too heavy; then how are you going to carry it for miles if it is necessary to do so.
  • Self Defense – Expect, thugs and criminals to go on a looting, raping, killing, assault and arson rampage.  You must have the will and the skill to defend yourself and your family.  This means you need to be well trained in the use of a variety of handguns, rifles and shotguns and be proficient at clearing any weapons malfunctions that may occur.  You need to get back into the fight if your life or your families lives are on the line.  You must develop hand to hand combat skills and also know how to properly fight with knives and other bladed or blunted weapons as well.
  • Prepping – You should prep when times are good so you are prepared when times are bad.  Prepping is like insurance; you may never need to use it, but if you have it and disaster strikes, then you are way ahead of most of the population.  Prepping is a great hobby but should never be done from fear; but instead from the premise that bad things can happen and one should be as self reliant as possible if and when disaster strikes.

Do not go looking for trouble but if trouble finds you; then you need to handle the situation accordingly.  There are no redo’s when it comes to life and death so you must be prepared mentally, physically and emotionally to do what is necessary to ensure the survival of yourself and those you love.  For those of you who are experienced preppers all of this is nothing new.  For those of you who need help getting started with prepping; feel free to reach out to me at rmactsc.yahoo.com or through the comments section of this blog.  

Gun control – No, no, no, no and no.  I hope that makes my position clear.  Here are just some of the reasons why.

  • The 2nd amendment guarantees me the right to keep and bear arms, which I do, as my life and my families lives are important to me and when all is said and done; it is my responsibility to keep them safe.
  • Average time for police to arrive for an intruder 911 call is between 11-18 minutes nationally and a criminal can do a lot of harm to a citizen in that 11-18 minutes before the police arrive.  If you were being attacked could you wait 11-18 minutes for help!!!!!!What if you couldn’t dial 911?  Weapons in properly trained hands are the great equalizer.
  • There are already over 22,000 local, state and federal gun laws on the books which do nothing to stop crime; why, because criminals don’t obey the law.  All gun control does is disarm law abiding citizens.
  • The more law abiding people who legally carry concealed with proper training, the safer we are as a society.  Ever notice why no one goes on a shooting rampage at a gun range, because everyone is armed and any assailant who tried it would be stopped instantly.
  • Amazing how those who want gun control have usually never handled a gun or they desperately want a gun for themselves; but want to prohibit anyone else who is a law abiding citizen from having one. 
  • Think about being unarmed during mass riots or societal breakdown!!!! As they say better to have a gun and not need it then to need one and not have it.
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When it comes to any type of TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it) survival situations, there are some common sense survival things that everyone should know.

  • Survival requires proper planning and good gear.
  • Food, water, guns, ammo and other necessary survival gear should be already stocked before a survival situation occurs.
  • Avoid dehydration and starvation at all costs.
  • Have a secure, well stocked, defendable location available.
  • Firearms and knives for defensive purposes are essential.
  • Avoid strange, dangerous areas and strange, dangerous people.
  • Crowds can quickly turn violent and can get you killed.
  • Light and noise discipline when appropriate is essential.
  • People will fight over scant resources.
  • Thugs will try and take what you have.
  • Martial law is always bad.
  • People who thought you were nuts for prepping when times were good will start showing up on  your doorstep when times are bad. 
  • Never show weakness.
  • You must rely on yourself.
  • A welfare mentality will get you killed.
  • Trust your sixth sense.  If something seems wrong then it is wrong.
  • Bad guys with guns should be avoided.  If you cannot avoid them then you need to be better armed then they are.

The following is a list of fiction books I have written.  You can get a free preview of my first zombie fiction book or my first five post apocalyptic fiction survival books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of this blog post, on my blog page, which will take you to the Amazon.com website. Then you can click on the look inside option which will give you a free preview.  If my zombie or survival fiction books interest you; then go ahead and make a purchase.  Book titles include Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse, American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution, American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution and American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution.   

Just a quick reminder to check out your survival gear before a disaster strikes, not afterwards.  Make sure your Bug Out Bag is well built, properly packed and will withstand harsh environments.  Make sure your rifles are properly zeroed for defensive purposes and you are equally proficient with your shotguns and handguns.  Remember an improperly zeroed weapon will basically mean your point of aim will not equal your point of impact.  Go to any range and watch people consistently miss their targets due to improper zeroing; and you will see exactly what I mean.

Make sure you have a sufficient quantity of food, water, ammo, first aid gear, fuel, clothes, etc.  Make sure your survival location is secure, and that your primary and secondary vehicles are fully fueled and in good working order.  Can you build an emergency shelter or start an emergency fire to keep warm?  Check now and make sure that you can, don’t wait for an impending disaster. 

Know your abilities; learn all the survival related things that you can.  Know your strengths and weaknesses and make sure you have a good survival plan and a good alternate survival plan.  You must be adaptable to ever changing situations.  Now get out there and test that field gear.

When the SHTF, survival will become the primary goal.  Keep the following in mind should any SHTF survival situation ever arise.  Lightly populated areas will be safer then more heavily populated areas.  You will need to do whatever is necessary to avoid the mass exodus of the unprepared who will flee the cities in search of food, water, shelter, etc, and may attempt to take these things by force.

In the absence of law and order it will not take long for people to revert to their base, savage instincts; so show restraint but if the situation warrants be prepared to use force in a defensive manner.  If the power fails for an extended period of time and food and water distribution is disrupted, expect to see fires, looting, escalating violent crime and massive migrations out of the cities and into the suburbs and rural areas.  Looters will look for easily accessible areas and will bypass areas that can offer strong resistance.

When the SHTF law and order is generally the first casualty.  Be prepared to defend yourself.  If you look and act like a victim you will in all probability become a victim.  Consider your home to be your well stocked survival outpost as the last thing you want is to become a fleeing refugee.

Avoid being caught unprepared.  Prepare properly when times are good so you will be well prepared when times are bad.  Even when society is in complete anarchy people will organize into groups; some good and some bad.  The bad groups are likely to be aggressive and violent so be prepared, be vigilant, and take responsibility for your own survival.

Stay safe my friends and remember the old sayings there are only 9 meals standing between people and complete anarchy and if someone is cold enough, wet enough or hungry enough they may resort to violent behaviors that they might never have considered before.

Here’s the method I use to zero the iron sights on an AR-15 rifle.  The purpose of zeroing your sights is so that your point of aim equals your point of impact.  So here’s the method I use on the AR-15.  Feel free to ask any questions if any of this needs clarification 🙂

  1. Set your elevation knob to 8/3 low or if you are using the carry handle which is what I do, to 6/3 low.  The elevation knob will be located just below the peep sight.
  2. Flip the aperture to the long range sight (small peephole) although as you get older you may find the short range aperture (large peephole marked 0-2) easier to use and if that is the case then use the short range sight.
  3. From a steady position aim at the center bulls eye of your paper target, which should be set out at 25 meters which is equal to approximately 27.34 yards and fire a 6 round grouping.
  4. If your grouping has hit the bulls eye then there is no further adjustments needed.
  5. If the grouping has not hit the bulls eye then calculate how far away you are from the bulls eye both vertically and horizontally and adjust as follows.
  6. Calculate your clicks of windage (left to right) required to move the impact point towards the center of the bulls eye.  On an AR-15 using .223 ammunition at 27.34 yards, each click equals 3/8 of an inch.  Then adjust by rotating the windage knob located on the right side of the carry handle.
  7. Calculate clicks of front sight elevation (up and down) required to move the impact point towards the center of the bulls eye.  On an AR-15 at the previous referenced distance; elevation equals 3/8 of an inch for each click.
  8. Using a $7.00 or so front sight adjustment tool (much easier to use then a nail) depress the front sight plunger and turn the required number of clicks to move your point of impact towards the bulls eye.  Clockwise lowers the sight but raises the point of impact.  Counter clock wise raises the sight but lowers the point of impact.
  9. Fire another 6 rounds at the bulls eye.  If your grouping hits the bulls eye your adjustments are done.  If not, repeat steps 5 through 9 until your point of aim finally equals your point of impact.

As a law abiding citizen I’m glad to still see that the second amendment (and my pistol permit) allow me to carry a firearm legally as I’ve done for a good many years.  Here are some important reasons why being armed in the event your life is in danger is so critically important.

  • Criminals attack when the police are not present and when there are no police in sight.  This leaves you alone to fend for yourself if attacked.  You must have the will and the skill to be able to defend your life.
  • Criminals target individuals they believe they can overpower; so when an intended victim draws a gun in a defensive manner the criminal quickly realizes that their intended target has the potential to stop them immediately and end the confrontation.
  • Are criminals afraid of law abiding citizens with guns?  Absolutely.
  • When you are attacked, it is your right and responsibility to defend yourself.
  • Police rarely stop crime from taking place but instead investigate violent offenses after they have ocurred.
  • Violent death at the hands of a criminal is one thing you cannot do over.
  • Better to have a gun and not need it then need a gun and not have it.
  • If you are about to become the victim of a violent crime ask yourself the following.  Do I have time to reach a phone and dial 911 before being attacked?  If I reach the police how long will it take the police to arrive if an attack is imminent?  The anwers are why it is so important to be properly armed and properly trained.

It is essential that law abiding citizens need to make sure that their rights to legally own firearms are not usurped.  As I’ve stated in previous posts firearms training and proper practice at a gun range is essential for anyone who carries on a regular basis.  Stay safe out there.

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