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How to Sharpen a Chainsaw

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Many preppers are happy when they buy a chainsaw thinking it will be of tremendous help in various SHTF situations. But very few remember to plan for sharpening their chainsaw. Using a blunt chainsaw is a waste of time and energy, not to mention a safety hazard. Just like any …

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Your Customized Family Emergency Plan

There’s no doubt that emergency situations are hectic. Add family members to the equation and the amount of chaos can double or even triple. Because of this, a plan of action is not only a good idea but also completely necessary to survive.  To help you prepare your family for …

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How To Make A Safe Room

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Intruders, like anyone else, tend to take the path of least resistance to enter your home. In the case of an intruder, it’s always safest to avoid a confrontation. Your primary goal for home security is to keep intruders out of your home, via passive home defense tactics. Second and …

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The Best Food for Your Bug Out Bag

A lot articles tackle bug out bags and casually mention we should all add food to them. However, all of them fail to talk in depth about this aspect. A Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) is the term we use to describe the bag or kit that contains valuable food and tools necessary for …

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What To Put In Your Car’s Bug Out Bag

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When disaster strikes, you may only have minutes, even seconds get the heck outta there. A good preparedness kit is essential for a quick evacuation and can mean the difference between life and death. Your bug out bag should contain enough supplies to get you through 72 hours, or until …

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Your Long Term Survival Plan

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A lot has been written about what to do when the brown stuff hits the fan. Knowing what to do during those first few critical minutes, whether to bug in or out, having a family plan in advance. These are all important. It’s also been said that, 3 weeks after the initial catastrophe, …

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The First 24 Hours Post-Disaster

You’ve gathered supplies and invested some time to gain knowledge and practice survival skills. Your regular wardrobe includes your EDC and your GHB is never far from reach. Your BOB is stored securely and your BOV is loaded and ready to go. You have prepped and planned for a SHTF …

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The Best Survival Rifles

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No matter how you look at it, a rifle is your best friend in a survival situation. It has range. It has power. It is accurate. All of these things combine to create a machine that adapts to scenarios with the human that holds it in his or her hands. …

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How To Light Your House Post-Shtf

Just over 1 million people, unable to connect to their the electrical grid in their country, count on fuel-based lighting as an alternative way to power their homes. You’ve heard of fuel-based lighting, and maybe even used them on occasion yourself. Kerosene fueled lamps, candles or oil lanterns are common …

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How to Prepare For and Survive Martial Law

Martial Law is by far one of the biggest nightmares we could face, one that’s keeping many preppers awake at night. This is because it can happen in the aftermath of any number of natural or man-made disasters (see list below). In other words, if it’s happening, the country is in so much trouble …

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Planning to Bug Out? Not So Fast…

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We all know the “classic survival scenario”, right? When disaster strikes, everyone will bug out on foot through the woods. I saw a couple of documentaries about bugging out, and to my surprise, they both depicted the bugging out happening on warm, sunny, summer days. The reality is, the actual catastrophe and the ensuing bug …

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Can You Still Enjoy Life While Prepping?

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If you’ve been prepping for a year or more, you probably started to doubt yourself and your efforts, probably on more than one occasion. Is prepping really worth it? Am I a hoarder? Am I going too far with this? Then you visit the online forums and interact with people who’d rather …

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Should You Bug Out Alone or In a Group?

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Bugging out from your home is going to be one of the most dangerous things you will ever do. Once you’ve made it to safety, you’ll be out of immediate danger, but getting to your bug out location or even someplace relatively safe deep within the woods is pretty risky. And when I say …

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Premade Bug Out Bags? No Thanks!

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There are two types of preppers when it comes to the way they spend money on preps. Both of them have a lot in common, though. They both see the mess we’re in, the numerous natural and man-made dangers that can affect us, and both categories want to prepare. The difference is …

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Ways To Save Money While Prepping

Prepping isn’t cheap.You already know that stockpiling extra food on top of your monthly grocery list, getting special gear for your EDC and BOB, buying weapons and making sure your property is secure are additional expenses that can put serious strain on your pocket. Any good prepper knows that money savviness …

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50 Ways To Avoid SHTF Situations

It’s common knowledge that SHTF scenarios are gonna happen and in some cases they are unavoidable. You may have studied about what to do when things get physical, but what about avoiding trouble or getting out of it once it starts? Unless it’s TEOTWAWKI, there are plenty of things you …

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74 Bandana Uses That Will Blow Your Mind

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One of the things I like about prepping is that you get to use and play with survival items that have more than one use. There are in fact, many items with multiple uses, such as bleach, duct tape, tarps, Paracord, and even tin cans. One of these items is …

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Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Effects

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An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is defined as a brief surge of electromagnetic energy and it can be the result of either man-made or natural disturbances. Electronics can be affected and in some cases an EMP can result in physical destruction of things such as structures and vehicles. After a nuclear …

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Which Dog Is Best For Survival?

“A dog is a man’s best friend”– well said, but look out if you are not the friend of a true survival dog. When you are in danger, a well-trained survival dog may be your only hope of survival. Not just any old dog will do. Does your dog need …

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Prepping 101: The Ultimate Zero to Hero Guide to Prepping

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more disasters you should prep for and/or other relevant information. We’ll continue to add more information to it. Whether you’re completely new to prepping or you’ve been doing this for years, this article will help you get prepped to the teeth for whatever …

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