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Assembling Your Get-Home Bag

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We hear a lot about the famous bug-out bag, but not as much about the get-home bag (GHB).  But the GHB is perhaps more important than the BOB.  You might not ever need your BOB (best to have one just in case) because not every disaster is going to require …

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Planning and Planting Your Hidden Survival Garden

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If you plan to start growing your own food in a backyard garden and at your bug out location, you will be way ahead of many people when the economy collapses and SHTF. We all know growing our own food is a lot of work, but it will be crucial …

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Do It Yourself DIY Survival Gear

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If you’re new to prepping, one thing to keep in mind is that there is a ton of gear and supplies out there that you can spend your money on, unless you learn how to make homemade survival gear. There are plenty of items that you can make yourself fairly inexpensively. …

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GearBest 2nd Anniversary + Giveaway: Invite You to Join Our Party!

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sponsored by GearBest.com   ****************UPDATE: AND THE WINNER IS…… *********************************** Thanks, everyone. The winner has been selected using random.org. There’ve been 10 contestants and the winner is #3, Larry M! Congratulations, Larry, you’ve won a flashlight under $50 from GearBest of your choosing. *************************************************************************************** We are happy to inform you …

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An Everyday Survival Guide for Personal Emergencies and Trauma

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Not every emergency situation is a disastrous catastrophe that requires you to run for your Bug Out Location (BOL). We’ve covered what to do after widespread disasters in this article on the first 24-hours Post-Disaster.  In reality, it’s more likely that you will experience or be impacted more frequently by …

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Bugging Out 101

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In the last fifteen years, there has been an average of over 300 climate and weather related events, primarily storms and floods, annually around the world. Although our technology has made some great advances in recent years, you can’t control or predict the weather. Even the professional weather forecasters cannot …

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Take That! The Best Tactical Pens for Self-Defense

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Any prepper will need multiple ways to protect themselves and their family when SHTF. A tactical pen is a great option for a back-up non-lethal weapon. A strong sturdy pen is likely part of your escape plan. You will need one to write directions, make lists, and label items/storage spaces. …

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Is Tap Water Safe to Drink?

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Water is a vital part of every prepper’s plans for a natural disaster or post-SHTF event. Bottled spring water is of course one option for your stockpile. But many people feel that storing tap water is a less expensive option. Tap water is so readily accessible in your home so …

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Steals and Deals

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Hello everyone, Starting today I am pleased to announce the new sponsor of Survival Sullivan, GearBest.com. They will be offering giveaways and discounts periodically, so make sure you follow our blog so you don’t miss them. Today’s deals are…   1. MecArmy SGN3 CREE XP – G2 Keychain LED Flashlight Coupon: GBLED2016 …

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Copy That! Here’s How to Use CB Radio for Survival

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The Citizens Band Radio Service, commonly referred to as CB, is a form of radio communication that can be used for both business and consumer purposes. It has become a popular option for civilians in particular because it is incredibly easy to use and no license is required to operate …

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How to Make Sunscreen at Home

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There are so many practical things you can make by yourself and homemade sunscreen is one of them.  Sunscreen is important whenever you are outside, working in the garden, camping and fishing, or bugging out.  You need to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun when exposed …

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9 Ways Preppers Could Face Fines or Jail Time

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A prepper plans ahead for events that pose a threat to the life or safety of himself or loved ones, but did you ever think your actions could potentially cause an issue? The amount of prepping each of us chooses to do can vary widely and is really a matter …

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Tips on How to Disappear Without a Trace When SHTF

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Any good prepper must be prepared for any imaginable situation. In a post-SHTF scenario or, God forbid, in the event of martial law, you may find it necessary to lie low. When anarchy ensues, you cannot turn to the authorities for protection and will have to rely on yourself. Guilty …

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Creative Uses for Coffee Filters When SHTF

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The primary issue when prepping for a natural disaster, economic collapse, or any other grid down event is worrying about having enough supplies. Every prepper thinks about it frequently, no matter how well stocked they may be at any given time. Whether the grid is down for three days or …

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The Ultimate Inch Bag

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Bug out bags, get home bags, everyday carry kits… why do we need another survival bag? Because each bag has its own purpose and you do NOT need to own all of them. Think of “inch bags” as oversized bug out bags because their purpose is to keep you alive …

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28 Survival Uses for Paper Clips

The ability to use everyday objects for practical uses other than what they were originally intended for is part of being a good prepper. Believe it or not, there are a lot of household items lying around can be transformed. Paper clips are one example of an office supply that …

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How to Hand Wash Clothes

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In a SHTF scenario, electricity may no longer be available. Just one of the comforts that will disappear is having clothes laundered. Even if you are lucky enough to own lots of clothes, you will eventually run out of clean ones. Good hygiene will be important in a post-collapse world. …

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How to Dry Herbs for Your Survival Stockpile

Believe it or not, learning how to dry herbs is one of the tasks you must cross off your list in becoming the ultimate prepper. Dried herbs can be used a variety of ways including as a first aid alternative, to treat illnesses and infections, to create tea as a …

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What It’s Like to Live Without Electricity

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In this day and age, almost everything is done using electricity. It has become such a constant and integral part in our lives that we use it without a second thought. But what if one day, something happens of catastrophic proportions that we lose power for good? How would that …

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