Practical Advice

Ryan’s Long Distance Survival Challenge

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Thus far the survival challenges that I have attempted have been focused around the idea that remaining stationary is often the fastest route to rescue. I have hunkered down toughed out blizzard conditions with temperatures below zero, thunderstorms producing hail and winds as high as 40 mph, and the scorching …

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Real Life Survival Scenarios You Should Practice

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Preparing for a disaster or emergency situation is impossible without actually doing drills. I know it’s comfortable to buy stuff, but the thing that makes the difference is how you react to the disaster once it hits. Practicing the drills below on a regular basis willensure your reaction times are …

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Creative Uses for Coffee Filters When SHTF

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The primary issue when prepping for a natural disaster, economic collapse, or any other grid down event is worrying about having enough supplies. Every prepper thinks about it frequently, no matter how well stocked they may be at any given time. Whether the grid is down for three days or …

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What It’s Like to Live Without Electricity

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In this day and age, almost everything is done using electricity. It has become such a constant and integral part in our lives that we use it without a second thought. But what if one day, something happens of catastrophic proportions that we lose power for good? How would that …

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How to Pick a Lock

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updated Apr. 21st 2017 with diagrams by Dyann Joyce A lot of you reading this might be asking yourselves, “why would I even want to learn how to pick a lock, unless I plan on breaking into someone else’s house?” That’s a great question. We lock our doors at night …

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Alternative Uses For Honey

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When we speak of honey, the word sweet is usually not far behind. It’s because honey contains different types of sugars such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and maltose. It is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers and stocked up for the long winter season. We, humans, then harvest …

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Should You Bug Out Alone or In a Group?

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Bugging out from your home is going to be one of the most dangerous things you will ever do. Once you’ve made it to safety, you’ll be out of immediate danger, but getting to your bug out location or even someplace relatively safe deep within the woods is pretty risky. And when I say …

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