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Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Botulism

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Botulism is a rare but serious infection that can be lethal. Caused by bacteria in food, water and animals, it releases dangerous toxins which attack a human’s nervous system. It is normally very rare for an average, healthy adult to contract the disease but those who prepare their own long …

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How To Oven And Sun Dry Meat and Produce

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Preserving meat and poultry to ensure your family will continue to have protein to consume during a SHTF disaster does not require any expensive equipment, or even a dehydrator. Drying meat for long-term preservation involves decreasing the amount of water or moisture in the meat to prevent the growth of …

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7 Alternative Survival Uses For Flashlights

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A flashlight is a ubiquitous and vital tool to help overcome one of man’s most glaring weaknesses- our poor night vision. I’ll bet dimes to dollars there is not a single reader of this article that doesn’t have a flashlight at home or in your vehicle, and any prepper worth …

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How to Conceal Carry like a Pro

When carrying a concealed firearm, one of your prime considerations will be the location of the gun on or about your person. The placement of the gun will affect several factors pertaining to its use and carriage: how efficient your draw stroke is, how easy the gun is to defend …

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18 Things to Stockpile for the next Wildfire

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Wildfires threatened the lives of people near wildland areas, as well as their property. Different conditions throughout the year increase the risk of wildfires. If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you need to be prepared. Planning and protecting your buildings can reduce the devastation your family might …

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Financial Advice for Preppers

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No matter what type of specific doomsday disaster you may be preparing for, a nearly identical scenario of domino effects will ultimately occur during any long-term nationwide event. Financial collapse and hyper-inflation planning must be factored into any apocalyptic scenario you are prepping yourself and your loved ones to survive …

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Survival ‘Fashion’ – A Complete Survivalwear Guide

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Survival “fashion” is not about donning trendy clothing or standing out in a crowd – it is actually about the polar opposite. In this guide you will learn not only what to wear, but how much clothing, footwear, and outerwear you realistically need for your family both during a long-term …

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Knives for Self-Defense

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If a person with a gun attacks you from a distance, then the only defensive weapon that makes sense would be a gun (or other projectile weapon).  However, if the attacker is physically close to you, you have more options, and one option to consider is a knife. Compared to …

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Freeze Dried VS Dehydrated Food: What’s The Difference?

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Stocking up on long-term storage food is one of the building blocks of any survival plan. It all begins with growing and raising your own groceries – and ends with preservation. Sure, you could invest thousands of dollars into long-term food storage buckets (and you should supplement your edible stockpile …

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Revolver Face Off: Ruger GP100 vs. Smith & Wesson 686

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If one was to conceive of an excellent all-purpose fullsize revolver today, what would it look like? It would be first durable, and reliable, have 6 or 7 shots, and be chambered in .357 Magnum, allowing the use of .38 Specials, of course. It would also be very accurate, and …

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Prepper Networking In Good Times And Bad

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Have you finally decided that prepping alone just isn’t going to work, but don’t really know how to connect with other like-minded individuals – or have reservations about doing so? You are not alone. Most preppers grasp that the lone wolf approach to survival is not their best option for …

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Things To Scavenge For SHTF

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Scavenging for essential items to survive thrive after a SHTF doomsday disaster should be a part of your weekly prepping routine and factored into the family’s self-reliance budget. Most preppers stockpile preps to increase their family’s chances of survival, but that is only step 1 of the process. Tossing a …

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The Best Places to Keep Your Guns and Gun Safes

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For gun owners, secure storage of your firearms is both essential for asset protection and is also an ethical consideration. Your guns are your responsibility whether or not they are on your person. Losing guns to theft is infuriating, as they will go on to fuel criminal enterprise if sold …

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Harnessing the Sun on Your Survival Homestead

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For most of us, the sun is something we take for granted and don’t spend too much time thinking about, it’s just always been there. But the power of the sun is a resource you need to know about. Have you ever calculated how much energy it takes to power …

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Separation Anxiety – What to Do If You Lose Your Bug Out Bag

Ask any prepper what they consider to be their foundational piece of kit and they’ll almost always say their BOB or Go-Bag. Sure, a few switched-on mindset-focused types will answer “my brain,” and they aren’t wrong, but I am speaking specifically about equipment, not wetware. The BOB is the cornerstone …

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Finding Ammo Post-Collapse

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In the wake of a truly society-ending event, everything you know will be different. Well, not everything; need will remain. Need always remains. As long as you live you’ll still need food, water, shelter and security. Personal security in the modern era, even in a post-collapse scenario is best provided …

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Which are More Important Doomsday or Everyday Emergencies

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There are so many different reasons that people prep. This is partly because the reasons to prep depend greatly on your personal situation, your beliefs, and your skills. But the other main difference between many preppers is they type of event they are getting ready for. Some preppers believe it’s …

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Top 21 Disasters and Emergencies Most Likely to Occur

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Whenever you think about prepping it is easy to think about the major SHTF disasters that everyone talks about often, such as nuclear strikes, major floods, EMPs and what have you. But what disasters should we be preparing for the most? What is the thing that is most likely to …

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9 Personal Safety and Security Measures to Implement ASAP

Between taking care of endless day-to-day responsibilities, work and family obligations and then trying to squeeze in some extra-curricular training, we all have a ton on our plate. Most of us still put in the effort and long hours to go above and beyond, ensuring we are prepared for the …

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35 Survival Uses for T-Shirts

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If you’re stuck in a survival situation or another emergency situation without the tools you need to get what you need, it can not only be uncomfortable, it can be downright deadly. But with the right knowledge t-shirts have unlimited uses for survival. If you’re wearing a t-shirt and throw …

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