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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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Prepping: A SWOT Analysis

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If you’re not sure prepping is for you or if you think people are going to think you’re crazy for doing it, and you don’t prep for either of these reasons, then you’re putting yourself in a pretty vulnerable position. Let’s get one thing clear: prepping is NOT what you see …

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Home Invasions: The Ins And Outs of Defending Your Turf

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Just to be clear, when I say “home invasion”, I’m also referring to your bug-out location which should also be fortified. The fact that you don’t visit your second home much makes it that more vulnerable to people who might try to take it over. A Few Home Invasion Statistics Before …

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23 Wacky Survival Items

When you think about it, pretty much any item in your household can be used for survival and prepping purposes. Even some the things you throw away every week can be re-purposed. Some of these items are simply nuts which is why I want to make a list and see which ones are completely …

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7 Kick-Ass DIY Weapons for Your Survival

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When it comes to self-defense and survival, there are 4 categories of weapons that I’ve identified. Layers of self-defense, if you will. Layer one is having firearms. handguns, shotguns, and rifles. These are a prepper’s best friend and almost never fail you. Layer two is alternative survival weapons. Bows, slings, darts, and many …

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50 Preps of Grey

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Prepping is not about showing off your gun or your bunker or your survival skills. It’s about staying alive and rule #1 is to avoid conflict altogether. In this article I’m going to show you 50 ways to keep a low profile and stay alive, because that’s what being “grey” means. …

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Basic Survival Skills (Focus On These FIRST)

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more basic skills you should learn and/or other relevant information. We’ll continue to add more to it over time. Some of you probably got a little overwhelmed by my article where I listed out pretty much every survival skill you can think of. I’ll probably add …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Bag or Backpack

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After I wrote a comprehensive article on the various EDC items you can have on you every day, it only makes sens that I pair it up with one on the best edc bag or backpack you can buy. For some people, the stuff they carry in their pockets is enough, but not for us. …

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The 18 Types of Preppers You Will Run Into

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When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ― Donald Miller It’s interesting to analyze such a big community to look at the different personality types. Each type has their own particular beliefs, inner conflicts, OUTER conflicts and so on. I’ve always been fascinated …

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16 Surprising Benefits of Prepping

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Although there are numerous reasons to start prepping, many people feel it is all a waste of time. They need to see immediate benefits rather than spend a lot of time and energy prepping without actually knowing if it’s worth it. The Internet is full of confusion, exaggerations, as well as …

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87 Fantastic Paracord Uses (Can You Think of More?)

Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a lightweight cord that’s indispensable to survival, camping, and hiking. If you don’t know all the amazing paracord uses, it makes little sense to stockpile it.  I’m not going to bore you with its history, suffice it to say it was first used in …

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