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Body Armor for Preppers: Yay or Nay?

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You’re sitting at home, then all the sudden you see a news broadcast saying the economy has collapsed. You’re shocked, not quite sure what exactly is about to take place. Then, you change the channel and see mass panic in cities. There’s riots in the streets, people looting to get …

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7 Ways to Keep Your Soil Fertile

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The fertility of your land doesn’t remain constant, especially if you deplete the soil by growing vegetables and fruit. Just like anything else, your land must be nourished and properly cared for to continue growing food to supply your family. Keeping your land fertile first requires that you used that …

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How to Clear a Room Tactically

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Imagine you’ve spent hours (or even days) traveling to your bug out location after SHTF, and you find that your BOL has already been occupied by looters. Without knowing how to clear a room properly, you could find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly situation. It also gives …

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How to Dehydrate Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

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When it comes to dehydration, there are few better options when it comes to preserving in-season produce. Dehydrated foods, if properly stored, last for months. If dehydrated food is stored properly, some homesteaders even claim that dehydrated food can last up to a year!  Unlike canned and frozen foods, the …

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How to Heat Your House with Wood

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No matter if you want to save on bills to use that money to prep or if you are working on your retreat, you will need to heat your home with wood. Within this, you will learn how to do that, along with learning what common mistakes to avoid. Where you …

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How to Safely Bug Out from the City

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There are different types of disasters that could destroy life as you know it in a city (natural causes, or caused by mankind). The worst thing you can do as a prepper, is not have a plan for the worst-case scenario. If a disaster strikes the city you live in, …

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Uses for Salt Besides Putting It in Your Food

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When it comes to sprucing up a bland dinner or adding flavor to homemade pickles, there are few ingredients that can compare with good ol’ fashioned salt. Salt allows food molecules to be released into the air and gives the food a distinct aroma and flavor. It highlights and suppresses …

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The Best Firearm Attachments

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Attachments can help make the use of your firearms a lot easier. From distracting strobe lights, to pinpoint accurate lasers, they help give preppers a “peace of mind” with their weapons. You might be thinking “why spend the extra money on accessories?”. You don’t need a car to get from …

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24 Things to Stockpile for the Next Hurricane

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Hurricane season is upon us. So far, it is looking to be one of the worst in the books, with Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria destroying various parts of the United States. If you happen to live in an area with a hurricane risk, now is the time to consider …

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Survival Altoids Kits: Yay or Nay?

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The Altoid brand of breath mints was created in the late 1700’s by Smith & Company, a London based company. The mints, which are today one of the most popular brand of breath mints, were initially created as peppermint lozenges to alleviate stomach aches and discomfort. The brand changed hands …

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Advanced Shooting Techniques for Preppers

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In a real-world SHTF scenario, odds are you’re not going to be shooting from one position the entire time you’re in a firefight. This is where advanced marksmanship comes into play, practicing this may very well save your life one day. In this article, I’ll go over different shooting techniques …

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Bug-Out Van: Living In a Van When SHTF

What happens when all hell breaks loose? We spend time preparing our bug-out-bags and survival gear, but a lot of preppers neglect their vehicle. Not only does a van help you get to your bug out location – it can be your bug out location! In this post you’ll learn what …

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The Domino Effect of Disasters

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When the SHTF, it is going to get messy…very, very messy. The domino effect sparked by either a natural or man-made disaster will be at least as dangerous and life-threatening as the originating event in almost every case. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey clearly illustrated that we …

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How to Combat Stress in Short and Long-Term Emergencies

A catastrophic event can be extremely hard on the body; mentally and physically. Since not all emergencies are the same, it is important to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal stress. Everyone’s body is made differently, so are our minds. In this article, we will go over how to …

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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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