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Primitive Survival Tools: The Full List

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Before modern steel, ferocerium rods, paracord and the other accoutrements of modern bushcraft and survival our hunter gatherer ancestors would have created all the tools they needed from the bounty of the natural world around them. As well as being an interesting outdoor skill in it’s own right  being able …

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Elderberries, Natural SHTF Flu Remedy

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The flu can be deadly even before a SHTF disaster when modern medical care is still readily available. The 2017-2018 winter flu season has been the most deadly in several years. Growing your own apothecary is the best way to keep both yourself and your family healthy during a doomsday …

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Is Homesteading the Best Way to Prepare?

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Homesteading and prepping are not the same thing, not exactly anyway, but they definitely can and should be linked. Homesteaders and preppers stockpile food, are focused on making available and conserving resources, understand what living off grid truly means, and strive to be self-reliant both now and well into the …

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11 Survival Uses for Super Glue

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If there’s one thing you’ve likely learned pretty quickly as a prepper it’s the importance of having the right materials and supplies with you when SHTF and things go wrong. No matter what else is in your bug out bag or bug in stockpile, consider adding several tubes of super …

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Long-Term Ammunition Storage 101

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If you are anything like I was about a decade back, all you needed to know about ammunition storage was ammo could survive the trip from your shopping cart to the checkout, and from the checkout to the range. Ammunition had a short life as far as I was concerned, …

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Fish Antibiotics for Survival and How to Store Them

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When you find yourself in a survival situation there are a lot of hacks or alternatives that you can use to get the job done. But if SHTF and you or your loved one gets an infection, such as a toothache, life is going to get pretty awful very quickly. …

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16 Fruits and Veggies You Can Store in a Root Cellar

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At one time, root cellars were a common part of life. It was an essential part of nearly every home before you can purchase fresh produce all year-round. If you purchase an older home, you might even have a root cellar now. Believe it or not, there are several foods …

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Is Ammunition Waterproof?

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***DISCLAIMER: Neither www.survivalsullivan.com, its principals, owners, operators,  contractors or employees, or the author of this article, claim any liability resulting from injury or death resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in this article. Any ammunition, once exposed to moisture, can function in a dangerous or erratic …

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20 Emergencies Your Homestead Will Protect You From

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The world we live in continues to get scarier and uglier with each passing day. We face so many different risks of experiencing disasters that can result to TEOTWAWKI. During any disaster, you want to be as secluded as possible from any looters and punks. Living on a suburban homestead …

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The Garden Pests Megalist and What to Do about Them

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We toil away for hours and hours in our gardens and on over our container crops so WE can enjoy the fruit of our labors. Preventing garden pests from sneaking in and munching on our fruits and vegetables, destroying the plants in the process, is a vital part of the …

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The Ultimate Suburban Homesteading Guide

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Homesteading in the suburbs is not yet commonplace, but the practice is now deemed more socially acceptable and less frowned upon by at least some homeowners associations. It’s possible to turn a suburban home and backyard into not only a homestead, but a true survival homestead, but keeping it a …

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Firearms Training for the Average Prepper – Part II

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you can read part I here When seeking to improve your skills with a firearm, you were probably told by a well-meaning person, or even told yourself, “Practice makes perfect.” Warning- revelation follows. Practice does not make perfect. Practice may not even make permanent. You will only get out of …

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17 Survival Uses for Safety Pins

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Did you know that before the Winchester repeating rifle was invented, Walter Hunt patented the “combined piston breech and firing cock repeating gun”? Not only that, according to the Smithsonian, he also invented the fountain pen, the sewing machine, and that little thing most of us call the safety pin. …

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Preparing Your Homestead for Evacuation

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You can’t take it ALL with you, but if you want to survive, you better start planning right now to evacuate from your homestead with your food and water preps, intact. Grabbing what you can and going is not a plan, it is a recipe for failure…especially if you did …

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Preparing for Multiple Family Living During SHTF

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Are you and your family or tribe (my favorite term for mutual assistance group) truly prepared to bug in on your homesteading survival retreat? You have stockpiled all the essential preps, have crops growing, animals in the barnyard, and trained physically while enhancing your survival skillset – but may not …

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Flint Knapping Step by Step

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Flint knapping rocks is the oldest, most primal way of making tools. The first people to rough out a hand axe are truly giants on whose shoulders we stand. There is something very satisfying in the knowledge that you could walk into the wilderness with nothing at all, pick up …

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10 Places to Find Water in the City Post-SHTF

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When it comes to a post-SHTF situation, one of the most critical resources you will need is fresh water that can be filtered for drinking. If you live in a more rural area or own a home with a little bit of land, you may have a well, spring, or …

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Firearms Training for the Average Prepper – Part I

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you can read part 2 here You have made the decision to be well prepared for most of life’s eventualities. Well done. You have stocked food, and medicine.  Stored tools, batteries and equipment. You have a bug-out bag packed, and another, redundant BOB in your car. Every important document is …

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Creating a Self-Reliance Homeschooling Curriculum

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Creating a homeschool curriculum that suits both the academic and self-reliance goals of a prepping family is an exciting endeavor. If you thought setting up the homeschool classroom was fun, the thrill of designing the curriculum is going to knock your socks off! Finally, you have control over not just …

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