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Survival Knots you Should Know

Survival can easily depend on the strength of a knot. A climber, a sailor, a diver with a lifeline, all live and die by their knots. Here is a list of the most useful knots, and some more advanced stuff which will come in handy as you progress through your …

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Foxholes in Tactical Defense

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Foxholes are a simple, yet very effective method of concealing your position, as well as defending it. There are three levels of foxholes which provide their own purpose, as well as protection. The first level is called a “hasty fighting position”, the second level is a standard foxhole, and the …

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Recovering from a Hurricane

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If you’ve never been in the path of a hurricane, it’s hard to imagine what it’s like for its victims. If you are facing the need to recover and rebuild from a hurricane for the first time, this article will help give you an inkling of what to expect. It …

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How to Explain Emergencies, Disasters, and Prepping to Kids

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When it comes to our children, we want to do what’s best for them and protect them from serious harm at all costs. That’s our job as parents, right? To safeguard our kids and teach them to become responsible, functioning adults. But with all that’s happening in the world today, …

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The Best Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) for Preppers

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MREs are extremely nutritious and can be stored at extreme temperatures for long periods of time, making them highly sought after from preppers. In my time as an Infantryman, I’ve eaten my fair share of MREs. Some of them taste pretty good, and some are terrible. Personally, I like to …

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Homeschooling 101 for Preppers

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There’s no denying that public schools in the United States and other places are in a decline. More parents than ever are considering alternatives to public education including online schooling, private or charter schools, homeschooling, and even unschooling. We’ve all dealt with young cashiers unable to calculate your change unless …

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How to Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Identity

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The internet is logging our every search, click and download activity and sucking down data on an unprecedented scale. Some of the data collected can’t even be used yet, but it is being stored anyway for the day it will become useful. Let’s stop feeding it! ‘FREE’ MEANS IT IS …

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How to Plant Fruit Trees Step by Step

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Many homesteaders and preppers want to start their own home orchard as a means of increasing their food self-sufficiency. Fruit trees provide a perennial, low maintenance, and long lasting food source. Plus growing your own fruit can save you a lot of money. You can enjoy fruit fresh or freeze, …

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How to Shoot Like a Sniper

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Snipers are regarded as a mysterious, almost super-human entity of militaries around the world. The ability to hit a target from thousands of yards away is a quality sought out by many people, military and non-military alike. “How do they do it?” you may ask. In this segment, we’ll discuss …

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Camouflage for Preppers

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Camouflaging is an art, it takes a lot of time and patience to be able to successfully blend in with your surrounding environment. Even though it may be a tedious art, camouflaging is well worth it, if you can do it successfully. There are many reasons as to why you …

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9 Things Ladies Can Do To Protect Themselves

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I was at the local market a few weeks ago picking up a few things for the house. As I was walking out to my car I noticed a lady putting her groceries into the trunk of her car. She was just going about her business without a care in …

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Raising Rabbits in an Apartment

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As a prepper, the real question you should be asking yourself is why shouldn’t you raise rabbits? They are a great investment for anybody looking to stockpile large quantities of meat, fur, fiber, or fertilizer. If you live in a small apartment, it can be difficult to raise most livestock …

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How to Survive a Street Fight

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Fighting has been around since the beginning of time, so naturally violence is in our nature. Even the smallest of men (or women) have the natural ability to unleash their inner violence, and defeat much bigger opponents. However, street fighting techniques aren’t all about how to throw a punch, taking …

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The Best Horses for Homesteaders and Preppers

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The survival uses for horses are abundant. After the SHTF and the power grid ultimately fails, the hooved beauties will once again be the primary mode of transportation in the United States of America. Caring for and training a horse is a massive commitment and requires factoring their needs into …

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Wait! Don’t Throw These 11 Things Away…

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As a homesteader or prepper, it’s important to recognize the value in trash. What’s that saying—one man’s trash is another man’s juice jug? Something like that. There are several crucial household items that often—out of laziness or lack of ingenuity—end up in the trash can. While this habit contributes to …

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10 Tips for Staying Warm in Late Season Hunting

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There are two things you should expect from late season deer hunting, increased deer movement and harsh weather. And if there is anything I have learnt from my many years of hunting in below zero temperatures is preparedness is everything. Also that, the extremely cold weather that characterizes the late …

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110 Homesteading Tools You Need to Buy

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When it comes to homesteading, it’s nearly impossible to predict with any certainty all the projects and repairs you will need to do from day to day. Experienced homesteaders will tell you that having the right tool for the job at hand is invaluable to maintaining your sanity and your …

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The Best Firearms to Survive in the Woods

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I like to think of myself as a prepared person. We spend a lot of time and effort here at Rancho De Los Locos gathering preps in the form of storage food, medical and first aid supplies, alternative lighting, heating, energy, and water sources. All the usual prepper stuff. We …

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