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Coronavirus Survival: Everything You Need to Know

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Experts in the field have warned for years that a major disease outbreak and subsequent pandemic is overdue. It seems they may be proven prophetic with the explosion of the new coronavirus in China. Having already spread to over 25 countries including the entirety of the West and infected anywhere …

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Colorado Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

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The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any knife except a ballistic knife Legal to Carry Concealed Any knife except a ballistic knife that has a blade of 3 ½” or shorter Illegal to Own Ballistic knifeThrowing Stars (possessed in public place) Colorado Knife Law Overview Colorado is another fairly restrictive …

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50 Survival Lessons from the Great Depression

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The Great Depression conjures images a severe lack and economic devastation. Trains of ramshackle vehicles hauling entire families of migrant workers desperately trying to eke out a living. Entire blocks worth of businesses shuttered. Skyrocketing prices and plummeting wages. Bank’s closing. Falling demand creating a domino effect of failing commercial …

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Alaska Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Alaska: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, dwellings, vehicles, undeveloped land Crime Class: Misdemeanor Fencing Required? No.Signage Required? No, if verbal declaration made.Verbal Notice Required? No, if “reasonably conspicuous sign posted.” Alaska Trespassing Law Overview Alaska is another fairly usual state when it comes to trespass law with …

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205 Preps to Get From the Dollar Store

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Dollar store preps have become almost an obsession during my weekly errand running off of our survival homestead. I do not think that I can walk out of the Dollar Tree store in our region without spending a minimum of $35 – and have a whole shopping cart full of …

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Rocket Stoves: How Do They Work?

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Rocket stoves are old technology now becoming newly appreciated on the prepping scene. Homesteading, camping, hiking or SHTF survival situation, rocket stoves can handle it all. While surprisingly simple, these marvelous little stoves are efficient and burn hot, hot, hot! Chances are if you care anything at all about prepping …

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Amaranth – A Superfood Everyone Should Start Stockpiling


Amaranth is not a single plant or even technically a spice or grain, like so many folks think, but something every prepper should be growing in their survival garden. Amaranth is a group of 60 distinct varieties of grains that have been used both as food and for their proposed …

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Flip Flop Winch Knot – Step by Step How to Tie It

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Invented by bushcraft master Mors Kochanski, the Flip Flop Winch is an improvised winch for pulling large loads. It’s a wonderful piece of bush ingenuity, and easily powerful enough to pull a car out of a ditch. Well worth learning. The Flip Flop Winch uses only a length of strong …

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How to Tell the Good Guys from The Bad Guys when SHTF

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You don’t need to tell most seasoned preppers how troublesome their fellow humans can be. Even in kinder times, you’ll always have to deal with the criminals, the psychos, the sadists and the malcontents. Many of them want to rob you or kill you to take what you have because …

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Maryland Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly: Any knife that is not a “dangerous weapon”; a dirk, bowie, switchblade, star knife or razor Legal to Carry Concealed: Any penknife that is not a switchblade; see below for definition and discussion Legal to Carry Concealed With Permit: Any knife Maryland Knife Law …

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30 Best Camping Games to Try On Your Next Trip

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With fun in the sun, in and on the water activities, hikes and adventures it’s a common myth that a person won’t really have time for games around camp. Just wait until it rains and you have people looking for something to do. That’s when the well-prepared campers haul out …

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Alabama Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

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Understanding trespassing laws is essential for preppers. If you have a big or a small parcel somewhere you are using as a bug-out location, are living in the middle of a large expanse to keep away from people or planning on travelling cross-country “just in case” you need to know …

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Seed Starting for Preppers

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Starting the seeds for you survival garden indoors not only gives you a jump on the growing season, but saves money that can be used for other vital preps, as well. Relying on a garden center or nursery to provide already started plants for your prepper garden could be a …

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Top 12 Solar Battery Chargers

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Finding yourself at an important event like a wedding, graduation, sporting event, or child’s school play with a phone or camera that has gone dead is inconvenient. It’s disappointing to not capture those photos. But finding yourself stranded on the side of the road, in a city-wide blackout, or in …

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Are Sleeping Bags Waterproof?

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The idea of a waterproof sleeping bag may seem appealing. it may seem like a good feature to have. After all, when you’re out camping, you want to be protected from the elements, right? Of course you do, but the purpose of a sleeping bag is to keep you warm …

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Camping Knife vs. Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

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Discussions about gear make up an inordinate amount of conversations revolving around prepping. yes, yes, we all need to be buffing are skills, but the idea of taking off into the wild blue yonder when we need to bug out with inadequate or inferior equipment seems to keep people awake …

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5 Rights You’ll Lose Under Martial Law, and 1 You’ll Still Have

Martial law is a concept usually discussed with derision and fear among preppers, and with good reason. Any declaration of martial law in the United States is an obvious symptom that something bad has happened, perhaps something society-alteringly bad. Visions of people being dragged out of their homes, held without …

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Does Bottled Water Ever Expire?

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Bottled water is just about as simple a prep as can be had. Water is essential to life and hygiene, and most folks properly begin their journey to emergency preparedness with the first baby step of stashing an extra case of bottled water. Over time, one case becomes two, then …

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The Prepper’s Guide to Job Loss

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You probably read the title of this article and paused for a beat. At first blush, one is not likely to associate prepping with job loss. That seems to me something that would be better covered on a financial wellness website, or perhaps somewhere else. But when you think about …

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