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The Best Bushcraft Knife

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Bushcraft generally refers to wilderness survival skills and was initially used to describe the survival skills needed in the Australian bush country or outback. The isolated outback territory meant whatever you took with you when choosing to go on “walkabout” was pretty much all you had. You lived off what …

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How to Make a Water Filter

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Water. It is one of the essentials. As anyone who’s made the mistake of not bringing adequate drinking water with them in the woods can attest to, being prepared to easily filter and purify water is a necessity in any survival scenario. Luckily, filtration is possible with readily available, natural …

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How to Make Pemmican

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“Bugging out” is a term that has gained popularity in recent years but it’s actually not a new concept at all. Native Americans used to change camps several times a year as they followed the animal herds and their scouts spent a lot of time on the trail. Born from …

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How to Make Soap at Home

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In a SHTF scenario when you and your family have to bug out or even in the event you have to bug in for an extended length of time, personal hygiene is going to be more important than you think. After several days of hiking through mud and fighting off …

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20 Urban Survival Mistakes You Need to Stop Making ASAP

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When prepping for a disaster, there are three S’s you need to consider: safety, shelter, and supplies. But, securing these things can be different when living in the city than in the countryside. The circumstances will be different and you need to adapt depending on the location you are in. …

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How Long Does Canned Food Last?

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Canned food in jars or vacuum packed cans is an important part of any solid survival plan. When SHTF and society breaks down, food will become an increasingly difficult commodity to come by. Hunting is an option, but not an overly reliable one because a large amount of people will …

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How to Prep Your Car for When SHTF

In a sudden survival scenario, your car could be the easiest and fastest path to safety. If it’s already loaded up with the proper tools and supplies, you will simply need to move your family to the vehicle and quickly drive them to your bug out area. But what if …

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Survival Skills for Kids

Disaster may strike at any time and any place. Though you will no doubt do all you can to protect your children or grandchildren from harm, you may not always be around to look out for them. Even though they’re still young, they should know some basic survival skills so …

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8 Reasons Why a Flashlight Needs to be in Your EDC

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Your Every Day Carry gear can vary depending on your personal needs and lifestyle as well as surroundings and habitat. Regardless of this, there are a few key gear pieces i.e. multitool and knife, that every prepper should have for a number of everyday life situations such as fixing a …

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How to Use a Compass

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For those who regularly spend time in the woods and mountains, the compass becomes a vital piece of survival equipment. Prior to GPS becoming so popular and accessible, a compass was frequently used for geocaching, a form a treasure hunting for people of all ages. Every compass has at least …

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9 Get Home Bag Essentials

Unexpected events, such as a flat tire or running out of gas are minor issues that can typically be resolved without too much hassle. But there are other types of emergencies to prepare for in this day and age. In a SHTF scenario or even during a natural disaster, communication …

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15+ Survival Apps You Need as a Prepper Right Now

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Updated by Dan F. Sullivan with more apps Your cell phone isn’t necessarily the first thing that pops into your head when you think of tracking your way out of the wilderness, foraging and hunting in the wild or surviving TEOTWAWKI. Think again. Even an experienced prepper or outdoor adventurer …

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Best Non Lethal Self Defense Weapons for your EDC

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updated by Reaper 01/02/2018 The world in which we live can be a scary place. Even now, before any potential collapse of society has happened it can still be scary. Crimes happen every day – muggings, rape, robbery, assault and murder. These crimes can happen at home, on the street, …

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How to Make a Rocket Stove

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When your refrigerator is full but the electricity is out, you’re going to have to find an alternative way to cook your food. In this kind of situation, one of the best alternatives will be to build and use a DIY rocket stove. A rocket stove is a very effective …

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How to Survive a Wildfire

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It is an unfortunate truth that wildfires gobble up thousands of acres of woodland, grassland, and even residential land every year. Depending on where you live, the risk of wildfires can be very real and you need to be prepared for it. These fires can burn at temperatures of 1,000 …

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53 Survival Hacks That Could Save Your Life [VIDEO]

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Every good prepper knows that no matter how you much they’ve done to prepare, there’s no guarantee things will go according to plan. Supplies can run out quicker than expected, tools can break, or food can be stolen. Whatever happens, you have to learn to adapt and improvise so you …

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Why You Should Carry Money In Your EDC Kit

When prepping for emergencies, most people wouldn’t think of including money in their EDC kit. You may have already packed the essential items in your BOB to make it through a disaster, but once it strikes and all you have at the moment is your EDC kit, you are going …

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The Ultimate Prepper Checklist for Beginners

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Those of you who are new to prepping and survival may be intimidated by the amount of information out there. You might come to the conclusion that it’s just too much and might even think about quitting. That’s the last thing I want you to do so wanted to put together …

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How to make a shelter

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In an outdoor survival situation, think clearly and try not to panic. It is a different experience than watching carefully selected highlights of shows like “Survivor” or “Naked and Afraid”. In reality, the best way to survive an unanticipated emergency is to learn what to be ready for and practice …

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