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The 5 Basic Survival Needs

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Although many preppers have specific events in mind that they are preparing for, there really is no way to predict with any certainty what a post-SHTF world will turn into. But there are five basic survival needs that, if met, should help you stay alive longer than anyone else. Obviously there …

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How to Build a Root Cellar for Your Stockpile

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If you’re a prepper planning to have your own survival garden or food forest to sustain you following a SHTF event, then you will likely need a good way to store harvested food without refrigeration. Even if with solar or hydro powered refrigeration, you will have to use a smaller …

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How to Make a Zeer Pot (“Fridge” Without Electricity)

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photo credits: AIDG written by Megan Stewart and Dyann Joyce Most preppers know that a natural disaster or severe storm typically means the power will go out at least for a short period of time and many have prepared ways to live without refrigeration for several days until power is …

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Survival Stories Too Harrowing to Be True

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When you’re out in the wilderness, the warm weather, beautiful scenery, and the distance between yourself and the stress of daily life in town may seem perfect. But if you become lost, or if something happens that severely inhibits your ability to walk out, that fine day of hiking can …

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11 Types of Rope for Survival

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Before heading off to the store to get yourself kitted out with rope for your camping trip or stocking up your survival gear it’s best to know the inherent qualities of various types of ropes and their uses before parting with your cash. Bear in mind that ropes last around …

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Making a DIY Outhouse

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An outhouse is a small building, usually separate from the main house, that is used for privacy to cover a dry toilet (uses no water) or pit latrine. An outhouse is typically used in locations where water is limited, expensive, or even unavailable. These are more common now in third …

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How to Select Fire Tinder and Kindling

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Starting a fire is one of the most important survival skills anyone can learn.  A fire means the difference between freezing and being warm.  It means the difference between eating a cold meal and a hot meal.  It means being able to cook the meat you kill and the fish …

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May’s Steals and Deals from GearBest

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Here’s How to Survive in the Wilderness

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We’re going to assume here that things have gone sideways, for you and everyone else in a 300 mile radius, and you aren’t expecting a righting of the ship anytime in the near future.  Maybe a solar storm or EMP took out the grid, or the dollar finally took a …

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How to Protect Loved Ones Who Won’t Prepare

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We all have them loved ones, be they family or close friends, who just don’t get prepping.  They are reliant on the system and the infrastructure that is in place and they simply do not believe that any of it is vulnerable, that any of it could fail.  If you …

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26 Survival Uses for Wood Ash

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If you’ve had any experience with outdoor campfires, wildfires, or a fireplace, you are familiar with wood ash. Wood ash is the fine powdery material that is produced when any type of wood is completely burned up. Wood ash contains potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Most people never think twice about …

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Stockpiling for Preppers with Allergies

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Disclaimer: The author of this article is NOT a doctor. The content of this article does not substitute sound medical advice. Neither the author nor SurvivalSullivan.com are responsible for any negative effects resulting from applying the information in this article. Stockpiling food is a big part of survival planning for most preppers. …

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How to Prepare for Hail and Prevent Hail Damage

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Part of being prepared includes being prepared for any kind of natural disaster or storm such as a hail storm. There are things you can do before and during a storm to prevent hail damage to your property and house. Hail is most frequently seen during severe thunderstorms and tornadoes …

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Preppers on the Run. Chapter 1: The Escape

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This chapter is part of the Preppers on the Run Series. You can read the rest of the chapters here: Chapter 1:The Escape  [currently reading] Chapter 2: The Journey Begins — “Jump!” “What?” “Jump!” “I can’t! It’s too high. And not so loud, they’ll hear you…” “Yes you can.” Robbie was at the …

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Shhhh! OPSEC and COMSEC are Critical for Survival

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OPSEC is critical for survival, and not just in a post-SHTF scenario, it’s critical even now. Operational Security or OPSEC is a term that actually originated with the military and it refers to procedures for safeguarding important information and activities that are necessary for successful execution of military missions. So …

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Shoo! How to Survive a Dog Attack

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The CDC documents just under 5 million dog bites annually in the United States. Over 800,000 of dog bite victims annually will require medical attention, nearly 400,000 of those victims are children. Up to as many as 34 people have died annually as a result of a dog bite. Even …

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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When preppers talk about how to survive the zombie apocalypse, they are not talking about the undead. They are talking about those people who didn’t prepare at all or didn’t prepare well enough for a SHTF event or economic collapse. These unprepared people will quickly run out of food and …

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