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Guide to Selecting AR-15 Magazines

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The AR-15 family of rifles is one of the most prolific and effective in the world. In the guise of the M16 rifle or M4 carbine it has served continuously as the U.S. armed forces issued rifle for over 50 years, and has been adopted by dozens upon dozens of …

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23 Ways to Prevent Bug Bites in the Wild

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One of the best places to spend time is in the wild outdoors. But along with all the beauty that Mother Nature provides, humans must also contend with the insects that make the wild outdoors their home. Insects that sting, bite, or otherwise make their presence known to humans can …

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8 Ways to Get Around After an EMP

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Let’s face it, when SHTF, your choice is to bug in or bug out. For those who are already in a more rural or isolated location, bugging in makes sense. But for those in an urban environment, or even those who live just outside a large city, the need to …

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How to Survive a Flash Flood

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Flash flooding is one of the most dangerous natural disasters you can find yourself in the midst of, because they are generally without warning and they happen, literally, in a flash. Every year there are occurrences and major ones cause death and destruction. In 2013, 5,000 people in Uttarakhand, India …

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How to Set up an Apothecary Patch

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This week on our homesteading survival retreat was spent with my husband and son-in-law running heavy equipment to improve our ½-mile uphill into the middle of the woods driveway after a winter and spring of historic rains. During this time, I worked on our apothecary patch. Growing your own medicine …

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Survival. Go It Alone or In a Group?

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A common, fun theoretical question that you’ll hear pop up among preppers, shooters, outdoorsmen, and other red-blood types is, “who do you want with you after, or during the apocalypse?” Time-honored crowd favorites include various fictional characters, a squad of elite military badasses, or an army of killer robots. Or …

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10 Ways to Use Cardboard for Survival

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When you find yourself in a survival situation, you need to have the knowledge to make use of what you can find. In the woods or a more rural environment, the resources available to you may be different than the ones you’ll find in a more urban environment. One of …

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How to Stay Dry When Hiking or Bugging Out

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Most people I know prefer to hike on days when the weather is clear and calm, and I have to admit when I think of bugging out, I almost never imagine that it’s pouring down rain when I have to set out on foot. But what if it is? What …

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50 Survival Products 100% Made in the USA

When it comes to survival products, many preppers prefer to keep their money at home, in the good old USA. This means searching out and buying only those products that are 100% made in the USA. With today’s global economy however, it can be difficult to find survival products that …

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How to Survive a House Fire

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House fires kill around 3,000 people every year. There are nearly 400,000 residential fires every year. In those house fires, there is an average of 7 deaths per day. Before you think about shtf scenarios, I urge you to consider everyday emergencies, particularly the ones that happen ALL THE TIME, …

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Rust Removal and Prevention for Firearms

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If you are using your guns the way you should, they are bound to start showing a little character along the way gained from hunting, training, classes, or extended forays into frozen tundra and soggy wetlands. Even though it may rile those who admire a pristine and glossy safe-queen, that …

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Do I Still Need a Bug Out Bag if I am Bugging In?

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In order to be able to answer this question, we must first define the terms. What is a Bug Out Bag (aka BOB)? It is a piece of luggage or other packaging designed and populated to support a person in the activity known as “bugging out”. That term, “bugging out”, …

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Should Prepping Run Your Life?

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Should prepping run your life? The short answer is absolutely yes! Prepping is not a hobby, it is a self-reliant lifestyle choice. When you fully adopt a preparedness routine and approach the matter as a form of “life assurance” regardless of where you are, doing anything, and feeling confident about …

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The Best Articles on Survival Sullivan this Spring

Hey folks, I just wanted to do a quick recap of some of the amazing articles that’ve been published on Survival Sullivan this spring. I handpicked the ones that’ve gotten the best reactions from you… so without further ado, here they are: How to Gather Wood for Your Stockpile. A …

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64 Healthy Foods for Your Survival Stockpile

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Stockpiling food in preparation for a long-term disaster is essential for your survival. But, if you do not stash the right type of food, truly healthy food, the chances of you and your loved ones making it through a SHTF scenario, could be greatly diminished. The amount of manual labor …

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Which Are Better Preppers or Homesteaders?

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When it comes to preppers and homesteaders, members of the two groups can live very different lifestyles. But which are better, preppers or homesteaders?  And are they really that different? It’s true, the person you visualize when you hear the term “prepper” is likely very different from who you picture …

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30+ Items to Barter With Post Collapse

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Here’s an excellent video made by Tara Dodrill where showing us the top 30 items to stockpile for bartering purposes: Here’ an older article with 50 bartering items, if you prefer to read. And here’s another one that also explains the concept a little bit.

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20 Kitchen Items That Can Save Your Life

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What will you do if you happen to be the unlucky one who gets trapped or attacked far from home such as in a hotel room, or even in your own kitchen? Your EDC may be able to help but, then again, maybe you can find something better to defend …

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DIY Laundry Detergent Step By Step

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Make your own laundry soap to ensure your do not carry or transfer germs and other contaminants on your clothing during a long-term disaster and to save a pretty substantial amount of money you can use to stockpile other essential preps in the process. DIY laundry soap is just that, …

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