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Steals and Deals

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Hello everyone, Starting today I am pleased to announce the new sponsor of Survival Sullivan, GearBest.com. They will be offering giveaways and discounts periodically, so make sure you follow our blog so you don’t miss them. Today’s deals are…   1. MecArmy SGN3 CREE XP – G2 Keychain LED Flashlight Coupon: GBLED2016 …

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Copy That! Here’s How to Use CB Radio for Survival

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The Citizens Band Radio Service, commonly referred to as CB, is a form of radio communication that can be used for both business and consumer purposes. It has become a popular option for civilians in particular because it is incredibly easy to use and no license is required to operate …

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How to Make Sunscreen at Home

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There are so many practical things you can make by yourself and homemade sunscreen is one of them.  Sunscreen is important whenever you are outside, working in the garden, camping and fishing, or bugging out.  You need to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun when exposed …

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9 Ways Preppers Could Face Fines or Jail Time

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A prepper plans ahead for events that pose a threat to the life or safety of himself or loved ones, but did you ever think your actions could potentially cause an issue? The amount of prepping each of us chooses to do can vary widely and is really a matter …

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Tips on How to Disappear Without a Trace When SHTF

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Any good prepper must be prepared for any imaginable situation. In a post-SHTF scenario or, God forbid, in the event of martial law, you may find it necessary to lie low. When anarchy ensues, you cannot turn to the authorities for protection and will have to rely on yourself. Guilty …

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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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The Ultimate Inch Bag

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Bug out bags, get home bags, everyday carry kits… why do we need another survival bag? Because each bag has its own purpose and you do NOT need to own all of them. Think of “inch bags” as oversized bug out bags because their purpose is to keep you alive …

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28 Survival Uses for Paper Clips

The ability to use everyday objects for practical uses other than what they were originally intended for is part of being a good prepper. Believe it or not, there are a lot of household items lying around can be transformed. Paper clips are one example of an office supply that …

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How to Hand Wash Clothes

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In a SHTF scenario, electricity may no longer be available. Just one of the comforts that will disappear is having clothes laundered. Even if you are lucky enough to own lots of clothes, you will eventually run out of clean ones. Good hygiene will be important in a post-collapse world. …

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How to Dry Herbs for Your Survival Stockpile

Believe it or not, learning how to dry herbs is one of the tasks you must cross off your list in becoming the ultimate prepper. Dried herbs can be used a variety of ways including as a first aid alternative, to treat illnesses and infections, to create tea as a …

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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 Use Oxygen Absorbers

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While oxygen absorbers are relatively simple to use, there is a lot of misinformation and confusion out there. If you use the absorbers incorrectly, your food will be ruined when you need it the most. This can be fatal to you and your family in a long term disaster and …

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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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How to Bug In

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You are preparing for TEOTWAWKI and you have, for whatever reason decided that when times get tough, you will bug in. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, this means that you plan to stay where you are, in your current home, whether you are in the city or …

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The Amazing Swedish Fire Torch

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The Swedish Fire Torch is a great addition to any base camp or bug-out area. The fire it generates feeds itself, and the contraption is easy to use and build. The technique has been used for many years in Scandinavian countries. For those who are unfamiliar, a Swedish Fire Torch …

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Basic yet Critical Bushcraft Skills

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Nature contains all the resources that we need in order to survive, but the trick is knowing what to do with them. When hiking, camping, or bugging out to the wilderness, you need to know what you’re doing. This set of skills is called bushcraft, a group of interrelated skills that …

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How to Safely Camp in the Rain

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Whether you are camping for a weekend or a week or surviving in the bush, you will run into rainy days and nights. There is no avoiding the rain. You can’t put an order in with Mother Nature for sunny days. So how do you handle rainy weather when camping? …

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31 Uses for Water Bottles

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by Steven Melson and Eric W Eichenberger Every year people around the world throw away SIXTY MILLION water bottles PER DAY! That’s 22 BILLION water bottles annually. Only about 20 percent (1/5) of water bottles are recycled. The rest find their way into landfills, ditches, creeks, ponds, lakes, rivers, and finally, …

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Making Fire Using the Bow-Drill Method

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There is one thing you can be certain of in our world today. Disasters are unexpected. You may get a bit of warning for weather disasters like flooding, but not always. In many cases, the key to survival is to keep everyone warm and dry. Knowing how to use the …

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