General Survival

Pandemic Survival 101

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Of all the threats to safety a prepper may face, one of the most insidious and frightening is that posed by viruses and bacteria on a massive scale. Unforeseen, invisible, unforgiving and difficult to defend against, a widespread, transcontinental outbreak, or pandemic, is a nightmare brought to life. You should …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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