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The 9 Best Credit Card Knives for Preppers

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Most preppers can get on board with the EDC or everyday carry concept. For most people, EDC includes items or gear you wear and other vital items your store in your phone, carry in your pockets, attach to your keyring, or tuck into your purse or wallet. Minimally, EDC is …

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Gun Safety and Function Checks

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***DISCLAIMER: This article is not to be treated as gunsmith advice. The author is not a gunsmith. Neither this website, its principals, owners, operators, contractors or employees, or the author of this article, claim any criminal or civil liability resulting from injury, death or legal action resulting from the use …

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How Long Can You Survive When Bugging Out?

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One of the tenets of prepping is the mandate to be ready to bug out: we plan our bug-out routes, choose bug-out locations and load our bug-out bags with all the things we think we will need to survive while we are out and about and hopefully very far away …

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The 8 Most Effective Places to Punch Someone

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***DISCLAIMER: This article is not to be treated as legal advice. The author is not an attorney. Neither SurvivalSullivan.com, its principals, owners, operators, contractors or employees, or the author of this article, claim any criminal or civil liability resulting from injury, death or legal action resulting from the use or …

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Leather Holsters: Good or Bad?

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A good holster is an essential piece of gear for the effective carry of a handgun. A holster will hold your pistol near your body safely and securely when it is not in your hands and keep it ready for a smooth and snag-free draw when needed. Your choice of …

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EDC Items for Travelers

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I will venture that it is no guess that most of our readers here on Survival Sullivan are familiar with the term “EDC”. For those few who are not, EDC means simply Every Day Carry shorthand for all of the items that one chooses to bring with them on their …

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The Best Guns for Bugging Out

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Bugging out is one contingency that most preppers prepare for but sincerely hope never happens. At least, the sane ones hope never happens. Making the call to bug out usually comes in response to a threat so severe or so pervasive that normal existence or even survival in the aftermath …

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10 More Mandatory Preps Regardless of How SHTF

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It’s easy to get caught up in a detailed discussion of constructing the just right list of supplies, gear and other preps to have for a given disaster. There is a shoe for every foot and a list for every kind of SHTF scenario, you might say. That’s fine, and …

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Use These 7 EDC Items to Survive a Riot

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Riots and other violent “demonstrations” are an increasingly common sight in many cities across America. Often motivated by political ideology along sectarian lines, we are seeing a sharp uptick in the frequency, duration and intensity of these events. From clogging major thoroughfares with a mass of bodies to completely shutting …

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Teaching Your Kids to Use Firearms

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In some families, it is a rite of passage. In others, it is another skill to be learned on the road to adulthood. Still in others, it is a safety measure to prevent disaster. I am talking of course about teaching your children to handle and shoot firearms. A treasured …

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Top 10 Best LED Flashlights of 2019

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For daily carry or emergency preparedness, there is hardly a more valuable and more used tool than a good flashlight. More than any firearm, more than even a knife, a reliable flashlight is vital for all kinds of situations, from common chores and tasks to serious survival situations. The reality …

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How to Superglue a Cut

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Preppers often wonder if they can superglue a cut, likely due to the easy access nature of superglue around the world. While it is possible to use standard superglue on a cut in an emergency situation, it is not always the right course of action depending on your access to …

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Getting Past a Gun Range Rut

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Chances are as a prepper you know that your self-defense skills have to be on point if you are going to fend of attackers, even multiple attackers. Most of you either carry a firearm or keep one handy at home for repelling unwanted visitors so you know how important regular …

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A Review of the MSR Whisperlite Camp Stove

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When it comes to our outdoor equipment one of the items that get a lot of use if you do much camping and backpacking is the cook stove. It is one of the most essential pieces of gear you will own, so it’s important to do your research and make …

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Are Revolvers Still Relevant for Self Defense?

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Handguns play an essential part in the overall self-defense plans of many Americans. Whether as just a gun for in-home protection or a full-time concealed carry gun as part of a culture of preparedness and readiness, the handgun is in many ways the quintessential firearm of personal protection for civilians. …

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10 of the Best Ways to Upgrade Your BOB

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Any bug-out bag is just a starting point. No matter how nice the bag, or how cleverly you have it packed to the brim with your survival kit and accoutrement, you can improve on it in some essential way. Maybe you can make it more comfortable, durable, waterproof, or something …

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Firearms Shopping for Women – The Ultimate Guide

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The purchase of a new gun for female buyers can be a harrowing experience, but not for the reasons you might be thinking. It has nothing to do with outdated and downright incorrect assumptions about a woman’s ability to handle a firearm, her intelligence, or anything else like that. What …

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