Karen Hendry

Karen Hendry
An urban prepper and rural wannabe, Karen has been working as a freelance writer for a decade and prepping for about half that time. She has gathered a wealth of knowledge on preparing for SHTF, but there is always more to learn and she has a passion for gathering and sharing that knowledge with other like-minded folk. Karen lives in London, Canada with her two children and plethora of cats. In her spare time she is writing the next great apocalyptic novel of our time, full of government conspiracy and betrayal at every level.

DIY Glue for Sticky Survival Situations

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There are times when you need glue and you just don’t have any on hand. It’s one thing in our present day society, when we can jump in our car and drive to the nearest supermarket or craft store and buy some, but what about after society collapses? Glue can …

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How to Build a Faraday Cage at Home

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One of the biggest concerns many preppers have is the threat of an EMP or electromagnetic pulse, which would bring the electrical grid crashing down around us, leaving us in the dark and the dark ages. If you have ever read William Forstchen’s book One Second After, you’ll know why. …

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The Best Urban Survival Gear

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When people read and talk about survival and preparedness, there is a great focus on rural locations, bugging out, and surviving in the wilderness. However, over 80% of the population in the U.S. lives in urban areas and a large majority of those people do not have anywhere to go …

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How to Protect Yourself from Ebola

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When it comes to prepping, one of the things people prepare for is a pandemic outbreak of disease. There is little doubt that a pandemic of mass proportions will happen at some point in the future – even the experts agree on that. And many authorities don’t believe we are …

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How to Make and Use Pine Pitch

Nature is really quite miraculous. Despite the fact that we live in a world full of manmade objects, mostly items that provide nothing more than convenience, we can turn to nature for substances that are often just as helpful and are also free and plentiful. Pine pitch is one such …

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Getting Started Living off the Land

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Many preppers want to start living a life that will become self-sufficient. There is a dream of living off the land and off the grid. Most want to do it simply because it offers a simpler way of life that is not caught up in the consumer rat race in …

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How to Make Homemade Diapers

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If you are prepping for your family and you have infants or toddlers still in diapers or think you might be adding to your family in the future, you are going to have to think of what your baby needs for survival. Prepping should include baby friendly foods, toys, clothing …

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How to Select Fire Tinder and Kindling

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Starting a fire is one of the most important survival skills anyone can learn.  A fire means the difference between freezing and being warm.  It means the difference between eating a cold meal and a hot meal.  It means being able to cook the meat you kill and the fish …

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