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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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The Best Survival Matches

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When you look at the list of the bare minimums required for life, you see air, water, food and shelter.  Fire is not on that list, but it often will make the difference between living and dying.  It provides light and warmth, and has important functions in acquiring water, food …

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Sewing for Preppers

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In any long term SHTF or bug in/out situation, your clothes and other items will be damaged. You will need to be able to stitch clothes, backpacks and tents back together, and you will need to do it by hand in a survival situation or out on the trail. Inevitably …

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10 Situations A Bug Out Bag Can Save Your Life

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If you do not know what bug out bags are, let’s give you a really quick tutorial. Bugging out usually refers to leaving your home, area of residence, or even the town or city where you live due to some kind of threat. Your neighborhood could be going up in …

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A British Perspective on the 2nd Amendment and Firearms Laws

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With all the debate on the issue of gun restrictions at the moment, here and throughout the internet and media, and the concern that 2nd Amendment rights will be violated by further gun control legislation, consider the position of other nations with no equivalent to the Second Amendment. The right …

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6 DIY Emergency Candles You Should Try

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Stockpiling candles in preparation for a SHTF disaster can be easier and cheaper than you may think. We do not need attractive and fragrant candles during a disaster, we merely need something that will brightly and safely light our path. Emergency candles can be used not only for light, but …

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Post-SHTF Issue: Which Food to Consume First?

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When SHTF, food is definitely a high priority for many preppers. If you’ve ever watched the reality show “Naked and Afraid” you know how important your caloric intake can be in a survival situation. The average adult needs to consume 2,000 to 4,000 calories daily to maintain a healthy body …

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How to Gather Wood for Your Stockpile

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Stockpiling fire wood is a sensible precaution and preparation for potential power outages and longer term emergencies. Before coal, oil and electricity, wood was our primary source of fuel, with dried peat and buffalo chips taking its place in climates and situations when wood was scarce. If you don’t want …

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7 Easy DIY Survival Indoor Greenhouses

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You don’t need enough space for a full-size greenhouse to kick start a growing your own groceries plan. Even if you are an urban prepper or a suburban survivalist, you have enough space to get seeds started indoors to develop plants to cultivate crops outdoors (or continue growing indoors) in …

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17 Uses for Vicks VapoRub

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If you’re someone who remembers your parents slathering your chest and neck with horrible smelling slimy cough medicine and then tucking you into bed, then you’re probably over forty. It worked wonders back then for cough, congestion, and runny noses and it was a common fall back of parents everywhere. …

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