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40 Things You Can Cook in Aluminum Foil on Coals

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When the power goes out, whether short-term or for an indefinite amount of time, one of the first things you’ll need to figure out is how to cook without using your stove. If you have a charcoal grill or the ability to build a fire and get it going, there …

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Do You Have an EDC Strategy?

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An EDC strategy should give rise to certain EDC gear, not the other way around. Simply put, an ‘EDC strategy’ is the philosophy, personal circumstances and (most importantly) laws which dictate what you carry around with you, as well as how you carry it. Buying lots of tacticool gear looks …

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Survival Hygiene on the Go

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Why the Hygiene Focus? There are a vast number of processes and systems in place to keep our dirt, trash, waste and debris centralized. Literally, armies of people whose job it is to clean up the mess of humanity. After a collapse those systems will come to a screeching halt. …

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The19 Biggest Stockpiling Mistakes

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Stockpiling is a top method for preparing for natural disasters or other SHTF scenarios. Preparing for a future job loss might encourage you to build a large stockpile. A stockpile allows you to provide for your family for an extended period. However, stockpiling also comes with common mistakes that you …

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Krav Maga for Preppers

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It is an interesting observation that people in modern times live longer than their ancestors, move faster than them, have a larger world, access to more information, yet cannot take the time to sit and fully absorb anything. This is just a fact of life. Short term memories must be …

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How to Build a BOB for Under $500/$750/$1000

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As a prepper, you’ve more than likely heard about what a bug out bag is (and why it’s important). For those of you who are relatively new to prepping, first of all I’d like to extend my gratitude for entrusting your search for advice in me. I can assure you …

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How to Test your Bug Out Bag

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As a prepper, your bug out bag is the most vital piece of equipment you own. It’s your lifeline when SHTF, or in any disaster. This is why it’s very important to know your BOB, and what it’s capable of. A big mistake that many preppers make with their bug …

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Setting up a mutual assistance group

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Being a lone wolf prepper might have a few advantages from an OP/Sec (operational security) aspect, but surviving this way long term just really is not realistic. Forming or joining a mutual assistance groups (MAG) will increase the over all skill set available on the prepper retreat and allow more …

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The Ultimate Survival Packing List for Beginners

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When we talk about packing for a survival situation we normally end up talking about bug out bags, 72 hour kits and possibly also INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) bags, as these things are so ubiquitous let’s start there but we are going to go way beyond just those basic …

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8 Places to Store Batteries for SHTF

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When it comes to a SHTF event, having the batteries you need to power your various devices can mean the difference between being comfortable and being distressed. A SHTF event will be disorienting and confusing enough as it is. The last thing you and your family want to deal with …

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How to Stay Warm in the Wilderness

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No matter if you are lost, camping, trekking, bugging in, bugging out or just trying to survive, a top priority is to stay warm. If you don’t, truly nasty things like hypothermia can set in wrecking a well laid plan. How do you avoid that happening to you? Check this …

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22 Things to Stockpile for the Next Snowstorm

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Winter is on its way, and a majority of the United States will face at least a snowstorm or two. Massive winter storms aren’t uncommon; being prepared should be your goal. The worst time to prepare and stockpile for the next snowstorm is as it approaches. All of the shoppers …

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Can You Operate a Ham Radio Without a License?

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A lot of people shy away from HAM radio because of the license. They either don’t want to take the time and effort to get it, or they simply don’t want the Government tracking them. But is it really true? Can you not use a HAM radio unless you’re licensed? …

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11 Places to Avoid Going When SHTF

11 Places to Avoid Going When SHTF

When it comes to being prepared for a SHTF event, preppers are focused on threats from natural disasters to nuclear wars, EMPs, and devastating cosmic events.  The situations that people can focus on and become obsessed with preparing for and unpredictable and vary widely. There’s no way that one person …

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How to Survive Without a Bug out Bag

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Where are you right now? Sitting on the couch, reading this on your phone? Reading it on your ipad in an airport terminal? Having a sneaky read of it at your desk at work? Wherever you are I bet you don’t have your bug out bag or other preps close …

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Prepping For Arrival Of Loved Ones After SHTF

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Do you have unprepared or under-prepared loved ones who will be journeying to your survival-ready home or compound after the SHTF? I don’t mean all of the friends and co-workers who have relentlessly mocked your prepping habit, but your adult children, teens away at college, or siblings – perhaps even …

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Choosing the Perfect Rifle Scope

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There are dozens of things to consider when choosing a telescopic sight that will be perfect for you, and remember what is perfect for you may not be for everyone else. People in the shooting and hunting industries often have very firmly held opinions about the merits and failings of …

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How to Create a Prepper Compound

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Prepper compounds and survival retreats have become big business – even spawning specialized real estate brokerages to sell doomsday disaster home sites. When I was still pretty active in real estate, I would routinely get phone calls from out-of-the area folks seeking homesteading, hunting, or farmland. But, the first time …

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