Guest Post: Training Survival: Building Shooting Muscle

Training Survival: Building Shooting Muscle
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Since you carry a gun for self-defense or to save the life of another, then you are concerned with combative firearms skills rather than shooting merely for the experience of shooting.  To reach this goal, you engage in training, mostly in the form of practice on a range.  How close you get to your goal will depend on the effectiveness of your training.  Building shooting muscle is a big part of proper training regimen.

Since you carry a gun for self-defense or to save the life of another, then you are concerned with combative firearms skills rather than shooting merely for the experience of shooting.  To reach this goal, you engage in training, mostly in the form of practice on a range.  How close you get to your goal will depend on the effectiveness of your training.
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Book Review: Practical Pole Building Construction

Book Review: Practical Pole Building Construction
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In Practical Pole Building Construction the author has given the extra dimension of original plans for a lean-to barn, horse barn, hillside house, garage/wood shed, mountain pole cabin, and a coastal house.

Pole building construction saves money, time, labor, and materials because it involves limited grading, no excavation, flexibility on site, and few materials. Continue reading “Book Review: Practical Pole Building Construction”

Book Review: Working Alone

Working Alone
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Working Alone discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews.

Being frugal and doing things yourself are admirable qualities, however, those qualities mean that you will run into problems.

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Book Review: Earthbag Building




Book Review: Earthbag Building
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Over 70 percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials—straw, cob, and earth—for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials.

Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth—or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this “Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique” over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty—in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work.

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