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5 Ways Prepping Can Improve Your Daily Life

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The most obvious benefit of prepping is improved chances of survival in a given crisis. One might also say that a greater state of readiness for whatever life throws your way, in general, is also a tangible benefit. This readiness will mean a certain amount of “occurrence independence” or relying …

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Tara’s 56 Acres Survival Homestead Retreat Tour

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Not just any piece of land can be turned into a survival homesteading retreat – at least not a quality one that will keep your family safe, well fed, and adequately hydrated. Our search for the right piece of land to turn into a prepper retreat took about three years. …

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How to Make Penicillin by Yourself

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You probably know this, but penicillin is the best known antibiotic in the world. It has a long history of use before the times of modern medicine and is still used in hospitals today. It was officially discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming in the UK. Although it had been …

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12 Excellent Urban Survival Books

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Most expert preppers agree that those with the ability to live or bug out to a rural location have a greater chance of surviving a widespread SHTF event. But for those who find themselves trapped in an urban environment or suburb when SHTF, there are a number of excellent urban …

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5 Ways to Stop Your BOB from Getting You Killed

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For preppers, life can be a little luggage centric. Talk of BOB’s Go-Bag’s, INCH bags, and others go on ‘round the clock. That’s with good reason, as keeping the equipment you need to deal with disasters great and small handy is a tall order if you plan on storing it …

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Best Security Practices for Living in an Apartment

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One of the most important things to consider in today’s society is safety for yourself and your family.  For those living in an apartment, home security can be more challenging due to the close proximity of people living in the area as well as the greater likelihood of people coming …

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How to Get Some Sleep in a Crisis

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Sleep is essential to performance. Don’t think so? It doesn’t matter what you think. Your “sleep debt” must be paid one way or another, or your body and mind will start to suffer in increasingly awful and deleterious ways. How long you can cheat your body’s sleep requirements varies, and …

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Why an Emergency Weather Radio needs to be in Every Prepper’s Kit

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When preparing for the daunting prospect of an impending natural disaster, a lot of people will overlook the fact that pretty much every form of communication that they take for granted, cell phones, landlines, televisions, computers, etc, will, in all probability, be rendered useless, as soon as the situation, whatever …

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These Natural Painkillers Are Excellent Post-Collapse

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There are darn few constants in life, understanding this is why about five million Americans also deem themselves preppers. Yet, there are two things you can definitely count on in any long-term SHTF situation: 1 – calling 911 will not get you the help you desperately need, and 2 – …

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The Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Tornadoes

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Tornadoes are frightening and dangerous weather phenomena, capable of appearing out of a thunderstorm in moments, wreaking total destruction, and vanishing just as quickly. Tornadoes can happen anywhere on earth, but are most common by far in the U.S., especially in the Midwest and South. The storms themselves are dangerous, …

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6 Off-Grid Ways to Charge Your Cell Phone

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The modern phone is pretty miraculous. Your average example is essentially a piece of sci-fi kit made material, able to provide instantaneous communications under most conditions, navigation, a flashlight, compass, a library of ebooks and the sum of all the worlds knowledge (plus videos of dogs) by way of the …

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Ten $10 Preps You Should Get Today

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I regularly hear “motivated” people who have drank deeply from the cup of self-sufficiency express fervent intent on “prepping” and “getting ready” and then promptly spin their wheels, do nothing and generally waste time. Whatever the cause, be it uncertainty, lack of a plan or just sheer, plain laziness, talk …

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Top 15 Scary Things That Can Happen When SHTF

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Life after SHTF will be fraught with peril. Though you are fortunate to have survived the onset of the dark days, no matter how well prepared, how trained and how tough you might be things will only ever be a hair’s breadth from mortal danger. The potential for injury, death …

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How to Protect Your Survival Homestead

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Home and perimeter defense should be at the foundation of your survival plan , no matter how large or small your prepper retreat or bugout location. The first step in developing a perimeter defense plan is not doing a little math to figure out how much fencing must be purchased. …

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More Knife Legislation in the UK

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Despite once having laws which demanded that everyone practice archery and stipulating what weapons you must own based on your social status the United Kingdom now has some of the strictest weapons legislation in the world. And there is more on the horizon in the form of the new Offensive …

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Getting What You Need After SHTF

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“Be prepared,” is not just the motto of the Boy Scouts, it is sage advice and a call to action for those who make self-sufficiency a way of life. On this site and others, you’ll find hundreds upon hundreds of articles admonishing you to get what they need to survive …

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Top Protein Sources on the Survival Homestead

Protein, it is an important part of our daily diet now, but will become even more vital during a long-term disaster. Our bodies require more protein for energy during high-stress situations, and a SHTF scenario will definitely be one of those situations. On a daily, really an hourly, basis, we …

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Top Tips for Picking the Best Boot Knife

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Author Bio: I am John Lewis, a blogger, survivalist and outdoor enthusiast. You can follow me over at Epic Wilderness by clicking here.   INTRODUCTION Nowadays, boot knives are starting to fall under the limelight because they are usually small, easily concealable and are not too pricey. These characteristics also …

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18 Critical Items to Keep in Your BOB

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Debates carry on endlessly about what one should or should not keep in a BOB. Preppers furnish meticulously detailed and designed lists of their BOBs’ contents only for other to tear it apart for some real or imagined inconsistency or incompatibility with their environment or intended mode of egress. This …

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Should The Elderly Attempt to Bug Out?

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Bugging out is a commonly discussed and planned event for the self-sufficient. Many preppers are well-acquainted with the concept, and thanks to an abundance of expert knowledge and insights to be found on the topic there are very few of us into prepping that don’t have a passable plan to …

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