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The Best Survival Matches

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When you look at the list of the bare minimums required for life, you see air, water, food and shelter.  Fire is not on that list, but it often will make the difference between living and dying.  It provides light and warmth, and has important functions in acquiring water, food …

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Sewing for Preppers

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In any long term SHTF or bug in/out situation, your clothes and other items will be damaged. You will need to be able to stitch clothes, backpacks and tents back together, and you will need to do it by hand in a survival situation or out on the trail. Inevitably …

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10 Situations A Bug Out Bag Can Save Your Life

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If you do not know what bug out bags are, let’s give you a really quick tutorial. Bugging out usually refers to leaving your home, area of residence, or even the town or city where you live due to some kind of threat. Your neighborhood could be going up in …

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A British Perspective on the 2nd Amendment and Firearms Laws

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With all the debate on the issue of gun restrictions at the moment, here and throughout the internet and media, and the concern that 2nd Amendment rights will be violated by further gun control legislation, consider the position of other nations with no equivalent to the Second Amendment. The right …

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6 DIY Emergency Candles You Should Try

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Stockpiling candles in preparation for a SHTF disaster can be easier and cheaper than you may think. We do not need attractive and fragrant candles during a disaster, we merely need something that will brightly and safely light our path. Emergency candles can be used not only for light, but …

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Post-SHTF Issue: Which Food to Consume First?

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When SHTF, food is definitely a high priority for many preppers. If you’ve ever watched the reality show “Naked and Afraid” you know how important your caloric intake can be in a survival situation. The average adult needs to consume 2,000 to 4,000 calories daily to maintain a healthy body …

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How to Gather Wood for Your Stockpile

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Stockpiling fire wood is a sensible precaution and preparation for potential power outages and longer term emergencies. Before coal, oil and electricity, wood was our primary source of fuel, with dried peat and buffalo chips taking its place in climates and situations when wood was scarce. If you don’t want …

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7 Easy DIY Survival Indoor Greenhouses

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You don’t need enough space for a full-size greenhouse to kick start a growing your own groceries plan. Even if you are an urban prepper or a suburban survivalist, you have enough space to get seeds started indoors to develop plants to cultivate crops outdoors (or continue growing indoors) in …

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17 Uses for Vicks VapoRub

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If you’re someone who remembers your parents slathering your chest and neck with horrible smelling slimy cough medicine and then tucking you into bed, then you’re probably over forty. It worked wonders back then for cough, congestion, and runny noses and it was a common fall back of parents everywhere. …

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Detecting a Concealed Weapon

Around the U.S. and the world, people carry guns. If they are not working in an overt context, whether legal or not, they will endeavor to conceal the gun, usually a handgun. They could be another armed citizen going about their day, possibly like you, an off-duty or undercover police …

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Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Effects

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An EMP attack is the most deadly doomsday proposition we could ever face. Few outside of the prepper community are even pondering such an end of the work event – and far fewer still are preparing to survive such a SHTF and the copious amount of domino mega disaster effects …

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The Best Survival Rifles

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updated by Reaper 11/29/2017 updated by Chad nabors 04/24/2018 No matter how you look at it, a rifle is your best friend in a survival situation where you face many unknowns. A rifle provides range, power and accuracy. These attributes make it the ideal tool for both hunting and defense. …

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To Shoot or Not to Shoot – Primer on Defensive Force

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***DISCLAIMER: This article is not to be treated as legal advice. The author is not an attorney. Neither survivalsullivan.com, its principals, owners, operators, contractors or employees, or the author of this article, claim any criminal or civil liability resulting from injury, death or legal action resulting from the use or …

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Primitive Survival Tools: The Full List

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Before modern steel, ferocerium rods, paracord and the other accoutrements of modern bushcraft and survival our hunter gatherer ancestors would have created all the tools they needed from the bounty of the natural world around them. As well as being an interesting outdoor skill in it’s own right  being able …

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Elderberries, Natural SHTF Flu Remedy

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The flu can be deadly even before a SHTF disaster when modern medical care is still readily available. The 2017-2018 winter flu season has been the most deadly in several years. Growing your own apothecary is the best way to keep both yourself and your family healthy during a doomsday …

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