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How to Keep Your Preps Safe

You worked long and hard to build your stockpile. You spent money, made mistakes, and you rely on it to keep yourself and your family well fed and protected after a crisis or natural disaster hits. Even though today no one’s gonna take a shot at your stockpile, its value is …

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Prepping Mistakes (All of Them are Here)

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more prepping mistakes. We’ll continue to add more information to it. Quick question: how prepared are you really for what’s about to come? The reason I’m asking is because I’ve seen a A LOT of prepping mistakes over the years. And you know …

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Schooling in a Post-SHTF World

It is the goal of many of us is to prepare not only for the collapse of society as we know it, but to prepare to rebuild and move on after that collapse has run its course. We have ensured we have enough tools, food, and weaponry to make it …

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How to Prep If You’re a Teenager

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Preparing for a potential disaster is important for anybody. Even it you’re too young or think you’re too young, prepping is important. It’s not just for old people who are concerned with government or the way things are going in their country. Many teenagers face challenges adults don’t face in …

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3 Hours Until S.H.T.F. What You Need to Buy

One of the most exciting things about prepping is that we get to give our brain a good work-out by imagining in detail how things will go down. Based on what’s happening to other people around the world every day, we’re trying to determine when and how things will go down for …

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21 Things You Can Do to Prep That Are 100% Free

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Do you know what happens when newbies get into prepping and survival? They buy stuff. And it’s usually gear they regret buying 6 months later when they know better. Little do they know there’s an entire list of things they can do to increase their chances of survival, things that are 100% free. …

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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 and 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 …

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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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