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How to Make an Atlatl [VIDEO]

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Before the bow there was the atlatl, a hunting and survival tool with primitive origins. The atlatl’s simplicity masks its effectiveness, and in a survival situation, this is an item that can save your life by giving you the ability to create a useful hunting and defense tool. Read on …

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Survival and Preparedness Dictionary

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If you are new to the preparedness or survival mindset, you may come across a lot of terminology and acronyms that you aren’t familiar with yet. Don’t be discouraged. The terminology is ever expanding and new acronyms pop up all the time. In some cases, there is actually some debate …

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A List of the Worst Natural Disasters of All Time

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In recent years, natural disasters have been on the rise, and it’s clear that these will continue to happen. We are sixteen years into the twenty-first century and have already experienced some devastating disasters. Let’s take a look back over the past centuries at some of the world’s worst and …

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DIY Glue for Sticky Survival Situations

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There are times when you need glue and you just don’t have any on hand. It’s one thing in our present day society, when we can jump in our car and drive to the nearest supermarket or craft store and buy some, but what about after society collapses? Glue can …

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10 Things That Can Go Wrong in a Get Home Scenario

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One of the basic things that many preppers carry is a GHB or Get Home Bag. The GHB is designed to be within your reach at all times and carries those emergency supplies that you might need if you are at work or otherwise away from home when a natural …

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Here’s How to Survive in the Desert

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Bugging out in the desert is very extreme, so being prepared for the grueling temps and terrain is very important. Before you do it, make sure you’ve researched the location you’re headed well in advance. If you rush headlong into the desert without enough skill and resources, you won’t last …

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How to Build a Faraday Cage at Home

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One of the biggest concerns many preppers have is the threat of an EMP or electromagnetic pulse, which would bring the electrical grid crashing down around us, leaving us in the dark and the dark ages. If you have ever read William Forstchen’s book One Second After, you’ll know why. …

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The Best Urban Survival Gear

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When people read and talk about survival and preparedness, there is a great focus on rural locations, bugging out, and surviving in the wilderness. However, over 80% of the population in the U.S. lives in urban areas and a large majority of those people do not have anywhere to go …

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Baby Steps for Turning Hobbies into Prepping

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So here’s the big question… how do you become a skilled prepper or homesteader without everybody thinking you’re nuts?  Preppers and survivalists are widely regarded as extremists, but there are ways to become prepared without ridicule.  One has to find a way to incorporate these skills into their daily lives. …

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How to Prepare for the Next Wave of Riots

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I’m looking at what’s happening with the migrant crisis these days and can’t believe my eyes. Asylum seekers are breaking into Europe. Many expect to be treated like kings, they complain about everything and molest European women like it’s a national sport. It seems riots have become the norm across …

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THE PREPPER’S PLAN – DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

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Like mom always bellowed at us kids growing up: “There’s no time like the present to get things done”. The best way to begin “prepping” is to just begin. Any one of us can realize that after a calamity happens is not the best time, “for getting your act together”. So …

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How to Protect Yourself from Ebola

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When it comes to prepping, one of the things people prepare for is a pandemic outbreak of disease. There is little doubt that a pandemic of mass proportions will happen at some point in the future – even the experts agree on that. And many authorities don’t believe we are …

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Surplus CBRN/NBC/ “Gas Masks” and Their Effectiveness

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There are many gross misconceptions concerning the effectiveness/ineffectiveness of surplus “gas masks” currently on the marked.  The term gas mask is in itself a misnomer.  What most people call a gas mask is actually a CBRN (formerly known as NBC) Protective Mask or Pro Mask in military terms.  CBRN stands for …

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How to Make and Use Pine Pitch

Nature is really quite miraculous. Despite the fact that we live in a world full of manmade objects, mostly items that provide nothing more than convenience, we can turn to nature for substances that are often just as helpful and are also free and plentiful. Pine pitch is one such …

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40 EDC Essentials that fit in your wallet or your pocket

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Whether preparing for personal emergencies and trauma and natural disasters or planning for a more serious SHTF event that could come up, an EDC kit is essential. Most people don’t have the luxury of walking around town with a backpack full of supplies, so the next best thing is to …

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Getting Started Living off the Land

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Many preppers want to start living a life that will become self-sufficient. There is a dream of living off the land and off the grid. Most want to do it simply because it offers a simpler way of life that is not caught up in the consumer rat race in …

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A Review of William Forstchen’s One Second After

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Dan’s note: this is a life-changing book. It has gotten a tremendous number of people to awake themselves and get into prepping. You can get One Second After on in either hardcover or as eBook. Now, let’s see what all the fuss is about… This fictional story takes place in Black …

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