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Uses for Dryer Lint

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One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. That’s the best way I can describe dryer lint, which shows up after you’ve done laundry and is composed of tiny bits of fabric accumulated from your clothes. If you want to know more, I’ll leave you with the definition on Wikipedia but today I want …

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How to Fight the 5 Food Storage Enemies

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If you don’t yet know the five 5 food enemies, I’ve made this really cool infographic for you. Share if you like it or, even better, use the code at the end to embed it on your own site. Copy-paste the HTML code below to include the infographic on your website: <img src=”http://www.survivalsullivan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/food_storage_enemies_infographic_660.jpg” …

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23 Survival Knife Uses You Never Thought Of

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Come on, don’t try to deny it, you love your survival knife. If you didn’t need to keep it inside your BOB for emergencies, you’d probably sleep with it under your pillow. Knives have so many uses it’s not even funny. To prove it to you, I’ve listed as many …

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How to Preserve Eggs for the Long-Term

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If we are fortunate enough to have gotten through a bad time and have a secure place to live, then thoughts inevitably turn toward producing and preserving enough food to feed us and our families. Having chickens that can provide us with eggs is one of the most ideal ways …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Knives

Swiss-army knife have always been used as tools. When I was a child, my family always got together for Christmas. With 4 granddaughters in the family, gifts always included that horribly tough, impossible to open, plastic packaging. It wouldn’t be long before my grandfather, my dad, and at least one of …

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How to Make a Survival Bow

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Making a survival bow is a challenge that many preppers and survivalists want to master for the purpose of survival. Not only that, but the actual process is just plain fun! The idea behind making a survival bow is that you will be able to find the right materials in the …

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The Bugging In Or Out Dilemma

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, you basically have two choices: you either stay inside until it’s all over or you take your stuff and get as far away as possible. Though most preppers have a choice in mind, bugging in or bugging out may not, in fact, be up to them. They might …

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How To Make Wine At Home

If society breaks down, a bottle of wine could be one hell of a bargaining chip. Many of us rely on outside companies to create and bottle wine. This dependence on others, however, can be side stepped. Making your own wine is a simpler process than you might think. In …

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How To Climb A Tree

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The ability to climb trees can be nostalgic and enjoyable as a pastime, but also a means of survival as well. If SHTF or if you ever became lost in the woods, knowing of tree’s numerous resources could mean the difference between life and death for you. Not only to …

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Alternative Uses For Honey

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When we speak of honey, the word sweet is usually not far behind. It’s because honey contains different types of sugars such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and maltose. It is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers and stocked up for the long winter season. We, humans, then harvest …

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6 Survival Skills I Learned From My Grandpa

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Sometimes I daydream about the days when I was a kid and I used to live with my grandparents. No technology, no worries, just me and my grandpa doing something different very single day. My grandpa knew a lot about living a simple, sustainable life. He raised cows, pigs, chickens, …

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The Definitive Survival Essentials List

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Everyone knows they need to stock up on food and water for emergency situations. In fact, n a previous article I’ve included a list of the most important 37 foods to hoard for an emergency. Everyone’s heard about bug out bags and how they need to be stocked up with all the survival essentials. …

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Shipping Containers as Bunkers? Not So Fast…

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A recent trend has emerged with shipping containers. Preppers and survivalists have begun burying them to create makeshift bunkers. This may seem like a good idea. After all, the metallic walls of shipping containers are built to take a beating and protect what’s inside right? Well, not so fast. Shipping …

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The Bug Out Bag Essentials Shortlist

In response to a reader who wanted a shortlist of the bug out bag essentials list I made here, I came up with the most important items to consider for your bug out bag. Regardless of your age, sex, location, climate, medical condition, or disasters you have to face, if you’re new to prepping, …

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The Best Survival Lighters

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Some of us don’t leave home without one. Survival lighters, the fuel to your main source of warmth, food and even water. With the volume of choices though, how are you to pick the best? I always have at least a few with me in the outdoors as they’re also …

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How to Get Out of Handcuffs and Other Restraints

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We’ve all seen it in the movies: the hero gets captured by the villain’s henchmen and is either handcuffed or tied up, but somehow finds a way to break free of their bindings, escape, and go on to defeat the bad guys. This type of scenario may be viewed as …

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Bivy Bags

The nylon layer of a tent that lies between you and the outdoors disappears leaving you completely immersed in your surroundings. Starry skies, the sunrise and the breeze on your face are completely open to your view and only enhance the experience with a liberating sensation of what it is …

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How to raise sheep

Sheep would have to rank among the most common grazing animals in the world. They are extremely versatile and adaptable and are raised for wool, meat, skin, and milk. Raising your own sheep is an extremely enjoyable experience, as well as an excellent way to keep the grass down, turn …

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What To Do When You’re Lost

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Being lost is one of those ‘worst nightmare’ situations that can easily happen – even in your own city. Post disaster, when everything around you is dramatically changed or reduced to rubble, you could find yourself swept along in a crowd of panic-stricken people. When you get a moment to …

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Cooking At Your Bug Out Location

Wherever you go in the world, even Mars, I can bet that 99% of the time the best cooks are men. The same theory should apply when cooking at your bug out location, right? Obviously, that’s not the point of today’s article. I mean it’s not a contest of who’s …

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