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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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Canning Meat for Preppers

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Well-stocked food storage for survival requires more than vegetables and fruit. Meat is essential for your diet, and you never know if the local wildlife will be in abundance after an SHTF situation. Canned meat should be a staple in your prepper food storage, but not all meats are created …

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Primitive Traps for Small Game

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One of the most important tests of someone’s survival skills is whether they can consistently provide food for themselves in the wilderness. Although a knowledge of edible and medicinal plants, fruits and roots is important, in long term survival scenarios and particularly during winter, when plant foods are scarce, survival …

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Dealing with Armed Individuals and Groups Post-SHTF

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It’s easy to take a flight of fancy and believe that you’ll be the lone good guy or good gal after the end, eking out a life in the remains and ruins of civilization. Yep. Just you, your people and the dog. And your trusty gun, of course, that you’ll …

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Backup Planning for Bad Times

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This is it. The real thing. Sirens pierce the air. The acrid tang of smoke is on the wind. You aren’t waiting for any more bad news from the talking heads. You tell your spouse and kids to grab their BOBs as you load your kit into the back of …

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Evading Gunfire: Should You, Zig-Zag, Crouch or Just Run?

A common topic of conversation from people who are considering how best to avoid getting hot lead put to them is movement, specifically running. When it comes getting shot, or rather not, best practices are encouraged, so it is only natural that concerned people will want to know what the …

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17 Reasons You May Not Survive a Disaster

If you are reading this article, on this site, you probably care about surviving disasters in all their forms. And you should; death follows in the wake of disasters. No matter how well prepared, how well equipped or well trained death will always get a vote. In this article, instead …

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Uses for Deer Antlers in (Primitive) Survival

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Antlers are a feature unique to deer, no other group of animals have them. Some like antelope and cows may appear to have similar features but they in actual fact have horns. Horns differ from antlers in several ways; Horns are made of keratin, the same material that makes up …

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Nice Stockpile Ya Got Here, Shame If Something Happened to It

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Imagine the following scenario: for 2 years you have meticulously planned and researched what you and your family will need to survive a crisis. I’m not talking about a little lights-and-sirens disaster; I mean a big, soul-chilling catastrophe. You have accounted for every variable, anticipated every pitfall and allowed for …

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Canning Dilly Beans: Zippy, Tangy, and Delicious

Growing up in the Mennonite community, it seemed like women were always canning things. Canned, pickles, tomatoes, peaches, you name it, they canned it. I actually learned how to preserve my food by way of canning just by watching my mom and the other ladies work. For real, my mom …

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Prepping as a Diabetic

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There are many ways to store and prepare, many of which are cheap and easy. However there are so many different things to try and prepare for and seems like an endless list of variables to contend with. However some people have special circumstances that makes things even trickier, and …

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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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