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Can You Predict How It’s All Gonna Go Down?

Can You Predict How Its All Gonna Go Down

There’s a lesson we fail to learn every year, whether we work in the Government, are preppers, or just normal citizens. Disasters will strike. We don’t know when, we don’t know how, but they do happen. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from natural and man-made disasters and the rest of …

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Bug Out Location Basics

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If you’re new to prepping, you probably heard the term bug out location before (BOL, for short). It refers to a place that can host a temporary or a permanent shelter when SHTF. However, most people think about permanent shelters, which is only partially correct. Some think about temporary shelters away from home when …

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These Survival Food and Water Mistakes Could Kill Any Prepper

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I’m sorry I’m being so drastic, I rarely use the word kill but in this case it’s important. Some of these mistakes could be lethal even before SHTF, if part of your stockpile rotation process includes eating some of it now. These aren’t your average food stockpiling mistakes, as you’re about …

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Urban Foraging

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Literally every city is full of free, delicious, edibles that will give you very nutritious meals post-collapse in addition to your stockpile. In fact, you can forage for them pre-collapse as well since a lot of the edibles I’m about to reveal to you are on public property. When Can You (Legally) Pick Fruits …

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The Best 37 Survival Foods to Hoard for Any Disaster

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If you’re looking to build a survival stockpile, you obviously want to know the best survival foods that will last the longest AND you’d be OK eating for the long term. Of course, it’s not just which ones you choose; you also need the right containers, keep them at the right temperature …

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Prepping: A SWOT Analysis

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If you’re not sure prepping is for you or if you think people are going to think you’re crazy for doing it, and you don’t prep for either of these reasons, then you’re putting yourself in a pretty vulnerable position. Let’s get one thing clear: prepping is NOT what you see …

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Home Invasions: The Ins And Outs of Defending Your Turf

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Just to be clear, when I say “home invasion”, I’m also referring to your bug-out location which should also be fortified. The fact that you don’t visit your second home much makes it that more vulnerable to people who might try to take it over. A Few Home Invasion Statistics Before …

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23 Wacky Survival Items

When you think about it, pretty much any item in your household can be used for survival and prepping purposes. Even some the things you throw away every week can be re-purposed. Some of these items are simply nuts which is why I want to make a list and see which ones are completely …

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7 Kick-Ass DIY Weapons for Your Survival

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When it comes to self-defense and survival, there are 4 categories of weapons that I’ve identified. Layers of self-defense, if you will. Layer one is having firearms. handguns, shotguns, and rifles. These are a prepper’s best friend and almost never fail you. Layer two is alternative survival weapons. Bows, slings, darts, and many …

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50 Preps of Grey

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Prepping is not about showing off your gun or your bunker or your survival skills. It’s about staying alive and rule #1 is to avoid conflict altogether. In this article I’m going to show you 50 ways to keep a low profile and stay alive, because that’s what being “grey” means. …

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Basic Survival Skills (Focus On These FIRST)

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more basic skills you should learn and/or other relevant information. We’ll continue to add more to it over time. Some of you probably got a little overwhelmed by my article where I listed out pretty much every survival skill you can think of. I’ll probably add …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Bag or Backpack

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After writing a comprehensive article on the various EDC items you can have on you every day, it only makes sense to continue with one on the best edc bag or backpack you can buy. For some, the things they carry in their pockets is enough, but not for us. We’re going to raise the …

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The 18 Types of Preppers You Will Run Into

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When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ― Donald Miller It’s interesting to analyze such a big community to look at the different personality types. Each type has their own particular beliefs, inner conflicts, OUTER conflicts and so on. I’ve always been fascinated …

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16 Surprising Benefits of Prepping

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Although there are numerous reasons to start prepping, many people feel it is all a waste of time. They need to see immediate benefits rather than spend a lot of time and energy prepping without actually knowing if it’s worth it. The Internet is full of confusion, exaggerations, as well as …

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87 Fantastic Paracord Uses (Can You Think of More?)

Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a lightweight cord that’s indispensable to survival, camping, and hiking. If you don’t know all the amazing paracord uses, it makes little sense to stockpile it.  I’m not going to bore you with its history, suffice it to say it was first used in …

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Everyday Carry Gear – The Megalist of EDC Items

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We talked about bug-out bags, get home bags, INCH bags and how important they are for your survival. Now it’s time to discuss another kit, the everyday carry kit or EDC Kit. Your everyday carry consists of all the things you should have on your person most of the time, just in case your …

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Outdoor Cooking for Survival and Camping

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OK, so you stockpiled enough food to last you at least a year. Now what? In an SHTF situation (like after Katrina), there are going to be water and energy shortages that will prevent you from cooking it. Things like rice and beans and pasta, the pillars of a long-term …

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Lightweight versus Heavily-Packed Bug-Out Bags

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Though I’m not, by any means, trying to bring any prepping debate to an end (and there are quite a few of them), I do want to weigh in on the “lightweight versus ultra-packed bug-out bags” issue. Spoiler alert: there is no clear winner, it’s up to you to figure …

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The Greatest Threats to America

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A lot of non-preppers, are laughing at the fact that we’re a little too concerned with the future of the United States… and the world for that matter. You know what they say, right: disaster is always 6 months away. Well, I don’t mean to sound paranoid, but the number of threats (both …

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154 Bug Out Bag Essentials List

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Lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and ready to fulfill all your survival needs. That’s what your bug out bag should be like. However, we all know packing a BOB is a balancing act: there are items that are crucial and there are others that are more or less important, depending on your location, climate, age, your …

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