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The 5 Best Survival Axes

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An axe is one of the best survival tools that any prepper can take with them during a disaster, especially if you live in a heavily wooded area. No tool is better for rapidly chopping down trees and then processing it into usable wood, be it for shelter or for …

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How Long Does a Fire Steel Last?

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Fire steels are time-tested and effective fire starting implements for backpacking, hiking and emergency preparation. Weighing next to nothing and taking up very little room in a pack, almost every prepper has one or two as part of their kit. With one good scratch from the striker a fire steel …

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Social and Physical Distancing Done Right

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Social distancing (or, to be more accurate, physical distancing) is the phrase on the lips of every newscaster, every CDC bigwig and most of the citizens in America and around the world right now. This is in response to the Great Viral Pandemic of 2020. Social distancing is simply an …

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15 Clever Ways to Tell if Someone is Lying to You

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If there is one group of people you can be certain of running into both before and after an SHTF event it is liars. No matter where you go, no matter what culture you are among or what region you are in deception will be an ever-present fact when it …

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8 Ways to Survive at Home Isolation

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Isolation at home is not fun for some people. Why you are trapped in your home is another matter entirely. Maybe you are facing an ongoing threat from an epidemic or pandemic, or maybe you just had the rotten luck to be placed under house arrest for some reason, maybe …

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Oregon Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

Oregon is a state of stark contrast. On one side, you can own any kind of knife you want, and there are no outright restrictions on blade length. On the other side, there are intricate, lengthy and widely scattered laws covering everything from when, where and how you can carry …

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PTSD – How to Survive It

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PTSD is a common mental ailment that affects people from all walks of life who undergo life-changing, traumatic stress typically resulting from incidental or sustained negative experiences. You often hear PTSD brought up in a negative context when referring to someone, oftentimes a military veteran, has been changed or otherwise …

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How to Survive a City on Lockdown [+ PDF Checklist]

The event has occurred and anxiety has reached a fever pitch. Pretty soon the call goes out: Shelter in place, clear the streets, no exceptions! Your town or city is officially under lockdown, with citizens confined to their homes and all non-essential services and businesses, and even some essential ones, …

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Florida Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Florida: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, dwellings, land, vehicles.Crime Class: Misdemeanor/Felony (if armed while trespassing)Fencing Required? No, but trespassing across fencing may elevate penalty.Signage Required? Yes, for certain classes of land to gain protection of law.Verbal Notice Required? No. Florida Trespassing Law Overview Florida has fairly comprehensive …

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How to Survive World War III

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A common theoretical survival scenario that is regrettably one of the most plausible is that of World War III. The Next Big One. Be it in the form of a society-shattering Civil War or a global conflict with several major superpowers fully involved along with dozens of smaller participants, anyone …

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Is It Safe to Burn a Propane Stove Indoors?

One question that always seems to be bouncing around the forums and the blogs is whether or not it is safe to burn a propane stove indoors. The answers and anecdotes vary wildly and there is no shortage of opinion stated as fact. In this article, we will look at …

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Foraging for Survival: the Ultimate Guide

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Being able to forage during a survival situation can mean the difference between life and painful starvation. Foraging or wildcrafting skills are just as vital to your food security survival plan as the long-term stockpiling of food, hunting, fishing, and trapping. While you cannot garner as much protein from foraged …

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4 Homemade DIY Gas Mask Projects

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With rioting, civil unrest and subsequent government crackdowns becoming more and more frequent all around the country we are naturally seeing the deployment of more chemical agents designed to bust up rioting and hopefully get people to go home and stay there. Tear gas, pepper spray and other agents are …

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New Hampshire Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly or Concealed Any knife except one with integral knuckle guard(s) Legal Knives in New Hampshire Dirks DaggersSwitchblades/automaticsButterfly knivesBowiesStilettosMachetesThrowing starsGravity knivesAssisted opening knives New Hampshire Knife Law Overview New Hampshire is a bastion of sanity in the wilds of government-run-amok that is New England. Since …

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8 Spy Skills Preppers Should Adopt

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If we’re all being completely honest, it’s tough not to get taken by the allure of spy fiction. On film or in the pages of a book, fictional spies’ lives and jobs may look very different from the real thing, but this does nothing to dampen the fascination, and it …

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8 Effective Primitive Traps for Large Game

You often hear trapping discussed in the context of long-term sustainment for preppers. Traps have been used for millennia in order to catch all kinds of game, typically of the smaller varieties be they fowl or furred. Traps are undeniably effective, especially when set in large numbers and methodically inspected. …

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Boom Hitch Knot: Step by Step How to Tie It

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The Boom Hitch is essentially an extended, more complex relative of the Clove Hitch. It is something of a chore to learn, but worth it. It will hold fast and not slip under tension from any direction, even when tied in thick, slippery line. This makes it good for securing …

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How to Survive a Tornado

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Tornadoes are terrifying and deadly. Spawning out of already violent thunderstorms, or seemingly out of nowhere in mere moments, tornadoes will carve a path of complete havoc through the landscape, and vanish just as quickly as they appear. In certain seasons in certain places in the United States, tornadoes are …

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Colorado Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Colorado: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Residential and commercial buildings, land, vehicles.Crime Class: Felony, misdemeanor or petty offense depending on degree.Fencing Required?: No, but trespassing past fencing and other obstructions to entry constitutes a more severe offense.Signage Required? No.Verbal Notice Required? No. Colorado Trespassing Law Overview Compared to …

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