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Amendment protection at Silver Bullet Firearms and Training Center. Rent a Smith & Wesson 629 .44Mag to practice in the 12-lane indoor shooting Range. “One of our niches we have here in West Michigan is our NRA ‘First Steps’ classes that are


designed to take someone who has never handled a firearm and bring them all the way through the basic elements of firearm safety,” said Owner Rick Hansen. Silver Bullet is now a Class 3 weapons dealer,


which means you can buy that 5.56mm Belt-Fed Stoner LMG to slaughter the, ahem, zombies.


Silver Bullet Firearms and Training Center 5121 S. Division Ave., Wyoming silverbulletfirearms.com, (616) 249-1911


DRINK


Even survivalists need a break from their musty bunker and distilled water.


Weak and pale, but with a kick, Busch Light is like every survivalist skulking in the woods.


A great place to grab a 24 oz. Big Boy Can is Cowboy Up, a country and western bar in Mendon south of Kalamazoo. Many a can of the liquid courage is drained before the survivalists line dance with the witless Commies, govern- ment stooges and hot chicks.


Cowboy Up 22046 M 60, Mendon thecowboyup.com, (269) 816-8884


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Gourmet survivalists will want to get their dried meats from Jerkies Jerky Factory in Neway-


go. “Our jerky is fresh, moist and tender, not like the over processed stuff you get in the gas station


Lonely, hairy and living underground, survivalists are the meerkats of the conspiracy theorists. Preferring to be called


preppers, as in preparing for the end of the world, survival- ists stockpile food and weapons for a chaotic world that will happen sometime soon after a massive natural disaster, economic collapse, civil war or the next Kardashian wedding. BY S T EVE N G. DE POLO


that has a year shelf life,” said Owner Carrie Sekach. “It’s a healthier, better way.” Sekach is the head hooker, which refers to putting the slabs of meat on hooks in the smoker, you perv. She runs the factory started by her uncle, who called himself the Head Jerk. Jerkies has fun, but they are serious about their hand-cut slices of smoked turkey, beef, chicken and venison.


Jerkies Jerky Factory 48 State Rd., Newaygo (231) 652-8008


LISTEN


Stolen Horses plays traditional country music, with a dash of rockabilly. Founded by D.J.


Smith, the four-piece band plays county fairs and festivals and opens for national acts like the Zac Brown Band and Randy Houser. When survival- ists are waiting for the end of the world, they should listen to the band’s song “Live Myself To Death.”


Stolen Horses thestolenhorsesband.com


WATCH


The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan scares the bejeebus out of survivalists.


The council was founded in 1949 to educate West Michigan about international topics and American foreign policy to combat the isolationism World War II. With recent talks such as “Needed: A New World Order,” the World Affairs Council provides survivalists with much fodder for their anony- mous comments on MLive.


Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Feb. 6, 2012 worldmi.org


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