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These Natural Painkillers Are Excellent Post-Collapse

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There are darn few constants in life, understanding this is why about five million Americans also deem themselves preppers. Yet, there are two things you can definitely count on in any long-term SHTF situation: 1 – calling 911 will not get you the help you desperately need, and 2 – …

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The Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Tornadoes

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Tornadoes are frightening and dangerous weather phenomena, capable of appearing out of a thunderstorm in moments, wreaking total destruction, and vanishing just as quickly. Tornadoes can happen anywhere on earth, but are most common by far in the U.S., especially in the Midwest and South. The storms themselves are dangerous, …

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6 Off-Grid Ways to Charge Your Cell Phone

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The modern phone is pretty miraculous. Your average example is essentially a piece of sci-fi kit made material, able to provide instantaneous communications under most conditions, navigation, a flashlight, compass, a library of ebooks and the sum of all the worlds knowledge (plus videos of dogs) by way of the …

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Ten $10 Preps You Should Get Today

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I regularly hear “motivated” people who have drank deeply from the cup of self-sufficiency express fervent intent on “prepping” and “getting ready” and then promptly spin their wheels, do nothing and generally waste time. Whatever the cause, be it uncertainty, lack of a plan or just sheer, plain laziness, talk …

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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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How to Protect Your Survival Homestead

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Home and perimeter defense should be at the foundation of your survival plan , no matter how large or small your prepper retreat or bugout location. The first step in developing a perimeter defense plan is not doing a little math to figure out how much fencing must be purchased. …

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More Knife Legislation in the UK

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Despite once having laws which demanded that everyone practice archery and stipulating what weapons you must own based on your social status the United Kingdom now has some of the strictest weapons legislation in the world. And there is more on the horizon in the form of the new Offensive …

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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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Top Protein Sources on the Survival Homestead

Protein, it is an important part of our daily diet now, but will become even more vital during a long-term disaster. Our bodies require more protein for energy during high-stress situations, and a SHTF scenario will definitely be one of those situations. On a daily, really an hourly, basis, we …

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Top Tips for Picking the Best Boot Knife

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Author Bio: I am John Lewis, a blogger, survivalist and outdoor enthusiast. You can follow me over at Epic Wilderness by clicking here.   INTRODUCTION Nowadays, boot knives are starting to fall under the limelight because they are usually small, easily concealable and are not too pricey. These characteristics also …

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18 Critical Items to Keep in Your BOB

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Debates carry on endlessly about what one should or should not keep in a BOB. Preppers furnish meticulously detailed and designed lists of their BOBs’ contents only for other to tear it apart for some real or imagined inconsistency or incompatibility with their environment or intended mode of egress. This …

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Should The Elderly Attempt to Bug Out?

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Bugging out is a commonly discussed and planned event for the self-sufficient. Many preppers are well-acquainted with the concept, and thanks to an abundance of expert knowledge and insights to be found on the topic there are very few of us into prepping that don’t have a passable plan to …

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Canning Meat for Preppers

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Well-stocked food storage for survival requires more than vegetables and fruit. Meat is essential for your diet, and you never know if the local wildlife will be in abundance after an SHTF situation. Canned meat should be a staple in your prepper food storage, but not all meats are created …

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Primitive Traps for Small Game

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One of the most important tests of someone’s survival skills is whether they can consistently provide food for themselves in the wilderness. Although a knowledge of edible and medicinal plants, fruits and roots is important, in long term survival scenarios and particularly during winter, when plant foods are scarce, survival …

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Dealing with Armed Individuals and Groups Post-SHTF

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It’s easy to take a flight of fancy and believe that you’ll be the lone good guy or good gal after the end, eking out a life in the remains and ruins of civilization. Yep. Just you, your people and the dog. And your trusty gun, of course, that you’ll …

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Backup Planning for Bad Times

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This is it. The real thing. Sirens pierce the air. The acrid tang of smoke is on the wind. You aren’t waiting for any more bad news from the talking heads. You tell your spouse and kids to grab their BOBs as you load your kit into the back of …

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Evading Gunfire: Should You, Zig-Zag, Crouch or Just Run?

A common topic of conversation from people who are considering how best to avoid getting hot lead put to them is movement, specifically running. When it comes getting shot, or rather not, best practices are encouraged, so it is only natural that concerned people will want to know what the …

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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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Uses for Deer Antlers in (Primitive) Survival

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Antlers are a feature unique to deer, no other group of animals have them. Some like antelope and cows may appear to have similar features but they in actual fact have horns. Horns differ from antlers in several ways; Horns are made of keratin, the same material that makes up …

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