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Forget The Woods, Bug Out To These Places Instead

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There’s a popular strategy among new preppers and among some experienced, yet stubborn, preppers who think that bugging out to a random patch of woods is their best option when SHTF. If you are in either of these camps, you may be setting yourself up for a harsh reality check …

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How to Survive Killer Bees

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Everyone is familiar with the wary sensation that crawls up our backs when we are confronted with a cloud of swarming bees near their hive. While honeybees are a vitally important part of our ecosystem and are typically gentle and mild mannered, killer bees should be taken seriously. A few …

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DIY Feather Sticks in 3 Steps

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Fire sticks, or feather sticks as they are also called, could be one of the most vital things when you’re out in the wilderness. In a survival situation, you want to be able to make not only a quick-starting fire, but a sustainable one to keep you warm throughout the …

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The Best Walther Pistols

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Walther is an arms maker that needs no introduction for most people. Even the gun-averse can name their most iconic product, the Walther PPK, legendary handgun of Bond, James Bond. But Walther has been more than a one-trick supplier of compact pistols to fictional English secret agents. The firm of …

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The Perfect Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit

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When things go wrong, and especially when SHTF, your level of medical preparedness can be critical to your survival or the survival of your family members. Many people who begin to learn about prepping, bugging out, and being prepared get sucked into the gear buying vortex created by the survival/prepping …

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Multiple Handguns for Carry or One Handgun to Do Everything?

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When civilian concealed-carriers choose a pistol to serve in a defensive role, they will fall into one of two distinct camps. The first will have one pistol to carry for all occasions and situations. The other will have a multitude of pistols to accommodate any possible situation they may find …

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Surviving Cold Weather Camping

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Although we might complain about the cold if we were heading out on a summer camping trip camping in Winter in the snow is an exciting challenge and can offer some wonderful experiences. If you are going to head out in the winter though you better be prepared, there is …

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What Happens When a State of Emergency is Declared

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We hear it on the news and see it on the internet all the time in response to a natural or man-made disaster: state of emergency was declared by so-and-so at… We know it as shorthand for a situation turning out really bad, or having the potential to turn out …

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22 Disasters That Can Sneak Up On You

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There are many different kinds of disasters that preppers can prepare for in advance because there is usually some kind of warning or sign or way to see it coming. But there are almost as many disasters that can sneak up on you, with little or no warning at all. …

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First Aid in a Mass Shooting Situation

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Whatever your political leaning, mass shootings are becoming a problem, not to mention the large number of gun violence incidents that are not categorized as mass shootings. As their prevalence continues, the wise will prepare and plan ahead so they can do their best in a difficult and dangerous situation. …

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The Best Survival Gloves You Should Get

Like all pieces of personal protective equipment, or PPE, gloves are an item you don’t need until you do, then it is too late. Considering that our hands are the principal way we interact with the world around us, directly or with tools, it is a good idea to protect …

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The 10 Best EDC Flashlights of 2019

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If you could carry one single, solitary piece of equipment for survival or self-defense, what would it be? I’d argue it should be a flashlight. Not a pistol, not even a knife, but a good, reliable and bright flashlight. Light is so essential for success in any instance of low …

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Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink for Survival?

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If you are dehydrated, clean water is clean water, but a common question I have seen popping up is concerning distilled water in a long-term survival situation, specifically consuming a lot of it over time or as a primary water source. Distillation of water is a technology that has been …

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29 Containers That Can Hold Your Seeds

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If you’ve been storing and planting seeds for a garden for a few years, you’ve probably at least once, probably early on, learned the lesson of planting or storing seeds incorrectly. The biggest disappointment about storing or planting seeds improperly is that you don’t find out you’ve done it until …

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Concealed Carry Insurance

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So you have decided that you are going to carry a concealed weapon for personal security, or to protect your family. You have determined that if needed, you are willing to take someone’s life to defend your own. Self-defense laws will protect you from going to jail if something terrible …

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The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Car Crashes

Without question, the most dangerous activity the average prepper, or anyone in the developed world, will engage in on a daily basis is operation of an automobile. In the U.S. and other Western nations car wrecks are common and often deadly incidents that claim tens of thousands of lives a …

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Shed Hunting: How to Do It Like a Pro

W hen you hear someone mention “Sheds,” they are likely referring to the dropped, or shed, antlers of deer and other antlered animals that are lost each year following mating season. The hard bone-like material of the antlers keeps them from breaking down in the wild. Once the spring thaw …

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The Best EDC Pouches

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The gear you carry with you on a daily basis is more than just convenience items. Some of those items may just save your life or the life of someone else. EDC is about being prepared at all times for life’s emergencies both big and small. The best EDC pouches …

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M&P 9 versus Glock 17: Which Should You Choose?

In a crowded pistol market that is seeing significant innovation and nearly perpetual refinement, the weathervane of progress shows the wind blowing a-toward striker-fired actions as the best overall modern design paradigm. This is not a bad thing: while not perfect, overall striker fired guns offer a combination of simplicity, …

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50 Excellent Ways to Start Becoming More Self-Reliant

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If you’re paying any attention to world affairs and particularly the current political condition of the United States, it’s obvious that trouble is brewing which could lead to economic collapse or some other SHTF event. But even if you don’t believe that our world could change as we know it, …

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