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Survival ‘Fashion’ – A Complete Survivalwear Guide

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Survival “fashion” is not about donning trendy clothing or standing out in a crowd – it is actually about the polar opposite. In this guide you will learn not only what to wear, but how much clothing, footwear, and outerwear you realistically need for your family both during a long-term …

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Knives for Self-Defense

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If a person with a gun attacks you from a distance, then the only defensive weapon that makes sense would be a gun (or other projectile weapon).  However, if the attacker is physically close to you, you have more options, and one option to consider is a knife. Compared to …

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Freeze Dried VS Dehydrated Food: What’s The Difference?

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Stocking up on long-term storage food is one of the building blocks of any survival plan. It all begins with growing and raising your own groceries – and ends with preservation. Sure, you could invest thousands of dollars into long-term food storage buckets (and you should supplement your edible stockpile …

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Revolver Face Off: Ruger GP100 vs. Smith & Wesson 686

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If one was to conceive of an excellent all-purpose fullsize revolver today, what would it look like? It would be first durable, and reliable, have 6 or 7 shots, and be chambered in .357 Magnum, allowing the use of .38 Specials, of course. It would also be very accurate, and …

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Prepper Networking In Good Times And Bad

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Have you finally decided that prepping alone just isn’t going to work, but don’t really know how to connect with other like-minded individuals – or have reservations about doing so? You are not alone. Most preppers grasp that the lone wolf approach to survival is not their best option for …

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Things To Scavenge For SHTF

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Scavenging for essential items to survive thrive after a SHTF doomsday disaster should be a part of your weekly prepping routine and factored into the family’s self-reliance budget. Most preppers stockpile preps to increase their family’s chances of survival, but that is only step 1 of the process. Tossing a …

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The Best Places to Keep Your Guns and Gun Safes

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For gun owners, secure storage of your firearms is both essential for asset protection and is also an ethical consideration. Your guns are your responsibility whether or not they are on your person. Losing guns to theft is infuriating, as they will go on to fuel criminal enterprise if sold …

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Harnessing the Sun on Your Survival Homestead

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For most of us, the sun is something we take for granted and don’t spend too much time thinking about, it’s just always been there. But the power of the sun is a resource you need to know about. Have you ever calculated how much energy it takes to power …

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Separation Anxiety – What to Do If You Lose Your Bug Out Bag

Ask any prepper what they consider to be their foundational piece of kit and they’ll almost always say their BOB or Go-Bag. Sure, a few switched-on mindset-focused types will answer “my brain,” and they aren’t wrong, but I am speaking specifically about equipment, not wetware. The BOB is the cornerstone …

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Finding Ammo Post-Collapse

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In the wake of a truly society-ending event, everything you know will be different. Well, not everything; need will remain. Need always remains. As long as you live you’ll still need food, water, shelter and security. Personal security in the modern era, even in a post-collapse scenario is best provided …

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Which are More Important Doomsday or Everyday Emergencies

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There are so many different reasons that people prep. This is partly because the reasons to prep depend greatly on your personal situation, your beliefs, and your skills. But the other main difference between many preppers is they type of event they are getting ready for. Some preppers believe it’s …

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Top 21 Disasters and Emergencies Most Likely to Occur

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Whenever you think about prepping it is easy to think about the major SHTF disasters that everyone talks about often, such as nuclear strikes, major floods, EMPs and what have you. But what disasters should we be preparing for the most? What is the thing that is most likely to …

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9 Personal Safety and Security Measures to Implement ASAP

Between taking care of endless day-to-day responsibilities, work and family obligations and then trying to squeeze in some extra-curricular training, we all have a ton on our plate. Most of us still put in the effort and long hours to go above and beyond, ensuring we are prepared for the …

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35 Survival Uses for T-Shirts

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If you’re stuck in a survival situation or another emergency situation without the tools you need to get what you need, it can not only be uncomfortable, it can be downright deadly. But with the right knowledge t-shirts have unlimited uses for survival. If you’re wearing a t-shirt and throw …

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19 Survival Uses for Water besides Drinking

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According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the estimated amount of water used by an American family is over 300 gallons per day. When you consider all the uses for water in daily life, it’s clear that water is truly one of our most crucial resources.  Without water, many functions …

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How To Raise Cattle As Part Of Your Survival Plan

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Raising cattle as part of your survival plan can vastly increase the beef and dairy yields on your prepper compound. But, raising cattle takes a lot of time, space, money, and knowledge. Before venturing out to your first livestock auction, educate yourself about cattle husbandry to avoid an epic – …

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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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