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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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Survival Kits for Every Emergency

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Preppers are really good at lots of things, and making “lists” is chief among them. Getting prepared and remaining prepared requires organization – that takes the making of lists, as well as with lists of lists – got to keep all of those lists recorded and updated, too! You absolutely …

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How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

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Taking a little effort now will ensure a bountiful growing season next spring. You will want to do a few things to get your beds ready and waiting for planting. After the rush in summer and fall in the kitchen to prepare, can, dry and use everything you’ve grown, it’s …

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The Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Seniors

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Prepping with senior citizens poses some challenges, and may benefits as well. An elderly person may no longer be able to physically contribute heavily to the manual labor required on a sustainable prepper retreat, but her or she possess decades of knowledge and skills that can help guide the physical, …

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How to Take Your Bob from 72 hours to 7 Days

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Turning your 72-hour bag into a 7-day survival kit is more than feasible, but doing so in an organized manner is essential if you want to make sure the bag won’t be too heavy to carry. Before you begin making a checklist of items to go into the expanded 72-hour …

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The Megalist of Survival and Prepping Gift Ideas

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Whether you’re looking for a birthday present or one for the holidays, a prepping gift should definitely be on your list, whether or not the person receiving it preps or not. Much better to give them something useful than something they’ll throw in the back of the closet and never …

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What Rural Folks Should Have in Their EDC

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There are copious amounts of articles and videos published about creating the ultimate EDC (everyday carry) bag and gear. While many of them offer great tips and advice, most forget one very important aspect about surviving the immediate aftermath of a SHTF disaster…where you lives matters – a lot. The …

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Sorry, Non-preppers. Here’s Why You’re Dead Wrong about Us

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Non-preppers, or as my self-reliant pals like to call them, “sheeple” are 100 percent wrong about the five million or so Americans who choose to prepare for looming disaster and live a self-reliant lifestyle. Six years ago I was functioning under the misconception that I was a non-prepper married to …

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How to Survive Extreme Cold Away from Home

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As a prepper, your goal is to prepare for the worst-case scenario. You could have all the gear in the world, but if you can’t survive in cold climates, you’ll quickly find yourself up shit creek without a paddle. Even if you live in a warmer climate, you’re still at …

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The Best Fuel Types for SHTF

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The stockpiling of fuel is one of the most essential aspects of preparing for a long-term doomsday disaster. Unfortunately, so many preppers are doing it wrong – or at least not quite right based upon a lack of complete and accurate information. There are six primary types of fuel all …

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How to Protect Farm Animals from Freezing Temperatures

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Even though most farm animals can keep themselves warm in cold weather, it is still important to take extra care of them in extreme temperatures. Animals that are wet and left outside in very cold weather can get frostbite, causing them to lose ears, tails, they will most likely get …

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12 Types of Knives You Need for Survival

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There is no more iconic piece of warrior equipment than the naked blade. Mankind has been hunting, warring, and killing for thousands of years. Though technology may advance, materials get better, new techniques are developed, the human remains the same. He still requires food, clothing, shelter, and protection from harm. …

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