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DIY Your First Aid Kit (And Learn to Use It, Too!)

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Fractures, bruises, muscle strain, and dislocations, these are just a few of the most common injuries Americans end up in emergency rooms for and the numbers of visits are not small at all. Lots of articles will give you the basics of a first aid kit (FAK for short) or for …

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How To Find Water

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Clean drinking water is high on the survival checklist, second only to shelter.  The fragility of the human body means that it can only survive a day or two, maybe less, without clean water to drink.  Water is necessary to regulate the body’s temperature and allow maximum physical performance. Without …

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SURVIVAL GEAR MUST-HAVES

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With so many choices available for survival gadgets, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. In fact, those who are new prepping can actually spend a ton of money unnecessarily trying to buy every type of supply they will need. It’s actually more important to get the most bang for your …

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Toilet Paper Alternatives for Survival

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article updated by Dan F. Sullivan In a SHTF scenario, one of the most sought after items is going to be traditional toilet paper, because let’s face it, everyone has to go. Not to mention that even before a SHTF scenario, you spend your hard earned dollars on paper that …

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Total Collapse or Slow Decline, What Will Happen?

Before we begin, I just need to make it clear that I’m no political analyst. I’ll try to look at things from a survivalist perspective and do my best to avoid turning this piece from an educational article into a rant. One of the debates the prepping community tries to …

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What to Tell Cashiers When They Ask About Your Preps

OK, so you’re a little annoyed because whenever you buy new preps, the cashiers have clever remarks as to the quantity of food you’re getting. You find yourself in need of some clever answers for the next trip. Not to worry, I’ve got plenty of comebacks for you and I’m …

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Literally Every Way to Start a Fire

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Update: this article has been updated with the weirdest and coolest way to start a fire yet. Scroll down to the very last video. Since one of our biggest fears is having to leave our homes and bug out into the woods in search of our BOLs or even just wander around until the dust settles, we …

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How To Prepare For An Economic Collapse

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The United States currently owes more debt than ever before and economists fear a point of no return. The U.S. won’t be able to repay their debt, the economy will crash. CNN Money reports that more than 3/4 of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Less than fifty percent of all …

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The Best Ways To Hide Your Preps

When prepping, it’s not only important to know how to acquire and store your preps, but to know how to protect them, too. When considering how to safeguard your valuables and food stockpiles, it is important to alert to groups of people who may have an interest in stealing your …

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These Preps Will NOT Make You Look Crazy

We’re all concerned, at some level, about what other people think of us, some of us more than others. After all, we live in a society where we base our actions on the feedback we get from those around us. I could just go ahead and tell you you shouldn’t give …

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Are Preppers Crazy?

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No, we are not crazy! I feel like saying to you right from the get-go of this article. But, as a professional writer/blogger, I can’t do that. Not without giving you my solid down-to-earth reasoning, at least. So bear with me because I’m gonna prove to you that prepping is not …

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8 Hidden Benefits of Rotating Your Food Stockpile

The concept of rotating one’s food stockpile was started with the premise that you might as well eat your food instead of throwing it away. Rotating your stockpile ensures that you’ll always have good, unexpired food to help you through whatever situation comes your way. Few people think about the fact that there …

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What You Can and Cannot Store In a Hot Attic

What You Can and Cannot Store In a Hot Attic

OK, so you have an attic with plenty of space but temperatures inside of it frequently reach three digits during the summer. What are some of the things you can stockpile in your attic that won’t go bad? Well, I want to start by telling you what you CANNOT store, and that is food …

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Is It Illegal to Collect Rainwater?

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You may have heard about a news report, back in 2012, about a man who was sentenced to jail because he collected rainwater on his own property. You may be wondering whether this is something you can or cannot do. Obviously, rainwater is free and since it’s on your own property, you should …

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You Might Be A Prepper If…

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… your buddy who’s in the police calls you up every time he has a question about firearms. … you secretly want SHTF to prove everyone you were right. 🙂 … you get ammo for Christmas. … you panic more when you realize you left home without your folding knife than …

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Can You Predict How It’s All Gonna Go Down?

Can You Predict How Its All Gonna Go Down

There’s a lesson we fail to learn every year, whether we work in the Government, are preppers, or just normal citizens. Disasters will strike. We don’t know when, we don’t know how, but they do happen. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from natural and man-made disasters and the rest of …

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Bug Out Location Basics

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If you’re new to prepping, you probably heard the term bug out location before (BOL, for short). It refers to a place that can host a temporary or a permanent shelter when SHTF. However, most people think about permanent shelters, which is only partially correct. Some think about temporary shelters away from home when …

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These Survival Food and Water Mistakes Could Kill Any Prepper

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I’m sorry I’m being so drastic, I rarely use the word kill but in this case it’s important. Some of these mistakes could be lethal even before SHTF, if part of your stockpile rotation process includes eating some of it now. These aren’t your average food stockpiling mistakes, as you’re about …

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Urban Foraging

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Literally every city is full of free, delicious, edibles that will give you very nutritious meals post-collapse in addition to your stockpile. In fact, you can forage for them pre-collapse as well since a lot of the edibles I’m about to reveal to you are on public property. When Can You (Legally) Pick Fruits …

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The Best 37 Survival Foods to Hoard for Any Disaster

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If you’re looking to build a survival stockpile, you obviously want to know the best survival foods that will last the longest AND you’d be OK eating for the long term. Of course, it’s not just which ones you choose; you also need the right containers, keep them at the right temperature …

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