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Outdoor Cooking for Survival and Camping

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OK, so you stockpiled enough food to last you at least a year. Now what? In an SHTF situation (like after Katrina), there are going to be water and energy shortages that will prevent you from cooking it. Things like rice and beans and pasta, the pillars of a long-term …

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Lightweight versus Heavily-Packed Bug-Out Bags

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Though I’m not, by any means, trying to bring any prepping debate to an end (and there are quite a few of them), I do want to weigh in on the “lightweight versus ultra-packed bug-out bags” issue. Spoiler alert: there is no clear winner, it’s up to you to figure …

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The Greatest Threats to America

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A lot of non-preppers, are laughing at the fact that we’re a little too concerned with the future of the United States… and the world for that matter. You know what they say, right: disaster is always 6 months away. Well, I don’t mean to sound paranoid, but the number of threats (both …

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154 Bug Out Bag Essentials List

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Lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and ready to fulfill all your survival needs. That’s what your bug out bag should be like. But we all know packing a BOB is a balancing act: there are items that are crucial and there are others that are more or less important, depending on your location, climate, age, your …

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The Ultimate Get Home Bag

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more info and fixes based on our loyal reader’s feedback. Everything you need to know about get home bags is right here on this page. What is a get home bag, you may ask? The short answer is that it’s a small bag designed …

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How to Catch Fish

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OK, you made it. You bugged out to the wilderness or to your super-secret bug-out location. Now you need a continual food source for the long term, regardless of how big your stockpile is. One of the most touted ways pertaining to wilderness survival food is, otrf course, fishing. There’s absolutely no …

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Killer Urban Survival Tips

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more urban tips for your survival. Since most prepping advice is focused on wilderness survival (due to the large amount of people living in the countryside who are interested), city dwellers are a little left out when it comes to no-fluff urban advice. This is exactly why I wrote this …

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24 Urban Survival Skills You Need to Master

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more urban survival skills you should learn. After writing a pretty long article about all the survival skills you could possibly learn, I decided to make a similar one just for urban scenarios. I’m doing this for several reasons, the biggest one being that city dwellers generally don’t …

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The Need for Emergency Communications

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Scenario 1: You are having an average commute on the way into work when….BAM…you get a flat tire…and wouldn’t you know it?   Your spare is flat too! Scenario 2: You are alerted that a severe storm watch has been issued for your area, and you can see in the distance …

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120+ Survival Tips That May One Day Save Your Life

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When my assistant and I came up with the idea for this article, we didn’t exactly have a goal in mind BUT we knew what we wouldn’t be able to do, Gather all the survival and preparedness knowledge in a single post. That’s just impossible since the knowledge about survival and …

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40 Ways To Kill Time after Doomsday

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To be honest, the thought of not having Internet and a working cell-phone post disaster (whatever that may be), is frightening to me. Even though we humans lived for millions of years without blogs, Facebook, and Google, it’s going to be tough for most of us to kill time when …

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The Best Bug Out Vehicle for YOU! (PHOTOS)

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OK, I’m not going to say that there’s a perfect vehicle out there waiting for you. Instead, I’m going to give you the most important things to look at when considering one (or more!) bug out vehicle and let you figure out which one is right for, whether it’s a …

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Hurricane Preparedness 101

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It’s very sad that a destructive event such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was responsible for reminding people that they need to prepare. The vast majority of them weren’t prepared at all and the ones that made it out alive regret being unprepared to this day. Shocking Hurricane Stats the …

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Home Defense Guns

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This is one of those articles I’m really happy to write because it has direct application and benefits to your life right now. In other words, you don’t have to wait for the end of the world to reap its rewards. Reason? Home invasions happen all the time. If you …

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Police Brutality Cases, Stats, Videos and More

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I think we can all agree that police brutality is at an all-time high. It’s already part of the American way of life. But this isn’t how the American way of life is supposed to be, is it? There was once a revolution and I feel another one is coming… …

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Alternative Survival Weapons

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I kind of hate to talk about alternative survival guns because the first image that comes to mind is a SWAT team breaking down your door and confiscating all your firearms. Nevertheless, as I like to say, we need to have plans B and C for everything. Besides, you never know …

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How (and Where) to Hide Your Guns (Shhh!)

About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010, according to a report released today by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). This number represents an estimated average of 232,400 firearms stolen each year— about 172,000 …

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Improvise or Perish…

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You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water …

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Escaping a Bear Hug Using Simple Self-Defense

The bear hug technique is extremely dangerous simply because it’s so widely used by attackers everywhere. Reason? It assumes they grab you from behind when you least expect it, with minimal chance of you seeing them. This gives your attacker the element of surprise. Now… you’ve probably seen plenty of …

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