September 2012

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Entry-Level Carbine: Mossberg Modern Rifle Tactical

Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons is America’s oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer, as well as one of its most successful. Probably best known for its slide-action shotguns—most notably the 500/590 series—Mossberg also produces semiautomatic shotguns, semi-auto .22 rifles, lever-action rifles chambered in .30-30 Winchester, and bolt-action rifles chambered in .308 Winchester. Mossberg has also…

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Living off the Grid: Plan B: Cost-Effective Hideaways

I have previously written about living off the grid, looking at the high-end permanent home/cabin situation (OFF THE GRID FULL TIME: Self-Sufficiency Without Tears, May 2012 S.W.A.T.). That was the ideal situation, but beyond the reach or desires of many. Now we’ll take a look at what the average person can do with a limited…

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