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Concealed Carry Laws in the US

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Otis McDonald was an African-American man who lived in Chicago and who was a retired custodian. Otis lived in the Morgan Park area of Chicago, an area that was rife with gangs and drug dealers. An Army veteran, he had dropped out of school at the age of 14 but …

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How to Survive a Mass Shooting

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With the terror of the Orlando shooting, people all over the country are reevaluating survival tactics for mass shootings. The general consensus is that the decisions you make in that first few minutes will largely determine whether you live or die. It is easy to mourn the dead and tell …

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The Fate of Debt after an Economic Collapse

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The U.S. economy has been holding on—barely. But they are facing $18 trillion in debt and by anyone’s account, that isn’t good or even remotely sustainable. It nearly crashed in 2008 and has yet to truly recover from that near catastrophe. With this in mind, an economic collapse in the …

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How to Set up a Prepping Budget

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There’s an old saying my dad told me that goes: If there’s nowhere to get shade from the sun the best time to plant a tree was 5 years ago. We can take this saying and apply it to prepping. If a disaster comes, the best time to start prepping …

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Types of Survival Saws You Should Get ASAP

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I have learned over and over that processing wood in a survival situation is absolutely essential.  Whether you are building a shelter, building a fire, building a trap, or crafting tools, you have to be able to cut wood to a precise length.  There are dozens of different tools available …

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How to Handle Predator Attacks

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In most cases, animals are more scared of us than we are of them. So what do you do when they are not? There are several predators in the US that will stand their ground against humans. Each one acts differently towards humans, so having some knowledge is key to …

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How to Use a Topographic Map

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One of the most important skills that an Infantryman uses is their ability navigate. We cannot rely on technology to save our ass when the shit hits the fan, so within our first weeks of basic training, we are taught how to effectively use a topographic map. This is a …

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Top 31 Over the Counter Meds for your Stockpile

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Experienced preppers realize that when SHTF, one of the first locations looted and wiped out will be pharmacies and drugstores. What you may not realize is that in addition to those narcotics and prescription medications that many people covet, pretty much all of the over the counter medications (OTC) will …

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Early Warning Systems for Survival

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When in a survival situation, intruders are always a major concern.  This could be looters, military, or just kids looking to vandalize a house.  Having a home defense system is important, but early detection is the key to protecting your home.  Unfortunately, this applies to everyday life as well. Home …

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Prepping Tweaks if You Live Alone

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So much information on prepping is geared toward prepping for a group of people, whether that is a family unit, a group of families, or a mutual assistance group (MAG) that goes beyond your family and neighborhood boundaries. But not everyone is prepping for a group. There are people out …

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Chilling Realities of Martial Law

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With the election of Donald Trump, racial movements like Black Lives Matter, protests against the Keystone Pipeline and the countless cases of violence against police officers, it isn’t hard to imagine the United States government declaring martial law under the guise of maintaining order. The truth is that martial law …

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Top 5 Best Calibers For SHTF

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updated by Reaper 12/04/2017 A gun is only as good as the rounds it fires, and those rounds are of paramount importance when defending your loves ones from disasters.  Choosing the actual makes and models of your SHTF guns is only half the part of choosing; the other half is …

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How to Survive Like the Native Americans

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Native Americans had a special knack for living off of the land. When some think about how they manage to make use of every sort of thing in nature to survive and thrive, one might think that they were extraordinary in their abilities. But you don’t have to be from …

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Bow Battle: Recurve VS Compound

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For a survivalist, this is a difficult question to answer because there are so many factors involved in your decision. I hope to help you through the maze of considerations in this article and I will attempt to keep it from becoming something you read when you have trouble sleeping. …

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6 Essential Oil Uses for Survival

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When SHTF, it won’t take long before pharmacy and store shelves are completely wiped out. One of the leading causes of death following any type of disaster or extended power outage is illness caused by poor hygiene and lack of sanitation services. People will suffer from infections, and even a …

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Native American Herbal Cures

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The Native Americans were known for their oneness with Nature. They made good use of the resources of the land in their everyday activities. And when the time came to administer medicines, these primitive American residents tapped into the riches around them in order to heal their loved ones. This …

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How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

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For centuries cast iron has been the material of choice for the thrifty and now for the health conscious. Why for the health conscious? Because cast iron uses less oil as a well-seasoned skillet becomes non-stick. Small amount of iron are released from cast iron but not enough to make …

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Fish Traps to Catch Your Limit

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Fish is one of the best survival foods you will ever find.  It is packed with protein, full of fatty oils, and can be found in almost any body of water.  However, in a survival situation you rarely have a rod and reel with you.  So now what? The rod …

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Edible Moss

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Moss and lichens are the fluffy, spongy, and scaly growths we find deep in the forest.  We see moss on the ground, on logs, on rocks, and on the side of trees.  It normally thrives in shaded and moist areas. Moss can help you find true North, insulate a shelter, …

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