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How to Prep Your Car for When SHTF

In a sudden survival scenario, your car could be the easiest and fastest path to safety. If it’s already loaded up with the proper tools and supplies, you will simply need to move your family to the vehicle and quickly drive them to your bug out area. But what if …

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Survival Skills for Kids

Disaster may strike at any time and any place. Though you will no doubt do all you can to protect your children or grandchildren from harm, you may not always be around to look out for them. Even though they’re still young, they should know some basic survival skills so …

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8 Reasons Why a Flashlight Needs to be in Your EDC

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Your Every Day Carry gear can vary depending on your personal needs and lifestyle as well as surroundings and habitat. Regardless of this, there are a few key gear pieces i.e. multitool and knife, that every prepper should have for a number of everyday life situations such as fixing a …

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How to Use a Compass

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For those who regularly spend time in the woods and mountains, the compass becomes a vital piece of survival equipment. Prior to GPS becoming so popular and accessible, a compass was frequently used for geocaching, a form a treasure hunting for people of all ages. Every compass has at least …

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9 Get Home Bag Essentials

Unexpected events, such as a flat tire or running out of gas are minor issues that can typically be resolved without too much hassle. But there are other types of emergencies to prepare for in this day and age. In a SHTF scenario or even during a natural disaster, communication …

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15+ Survival Apps You Need as a Prepper Right Now

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Updated by Dan F. Sullivan with more apps Your cell phone isn’t necessarily the first thing that pops into your head when you think of tracking your way out of the wilderness, foraging and hunting in the wild or surviving TEOTWAWKI. Think again. Even an experienced prepper or outdoor adventurer …

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Best Non Lethal Self Defense Weapons for your EDC

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updated by Reaper 01/02/2018 The world in which we live can be a scary place. Even now, before any potential collapse of society has happened it can still be scary. Crimes happen every day – muggings, rape, robbery, assault and murder. These crimes can happen at home, on the street, …

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How to Make a Rocket Stove

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When your refrigerator is full but the electricity is out, you’re going to have to find an alternative way to cook your food. In this kind of situation, one of the best alternatives will be to build and use a DIY rocket stove. A rocket stove is a very effective …

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How to Survive a Wildfire

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It is an unfortunate truth that wildfires gobble up thousands of acres of woodland, grassland, and even residential land every year. Depending on where you live, the risk of wildfires can be very real and you need to be prepared for it. These fires can burn at temperatures of 1,000 …

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53 Survival Hacks That Could Save Your Life [VIDEO]

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Every good prepper knows that no matter how you much they’ve done to prepare, there’s no guarantee things will go according to plan. Supplies can run out quicker than expected, tools can break, or food can be stolen. Whatever happens, you have to learn to adapt and improvise so you …

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Why You Should Carry Money In Your EDC Kit

When prepping for emergencies, most people wouldn’t think of including money in their EDC kit. You may have already packed the essential items in your BOB to make it through a disaster, but once it strikes and all you have at the moment is your EDC kit, you are going …

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The Ultimate Prepper Checklist for Beginners

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Those of you who are new to prepping and survival may be intimidated by the amount of information out there. You might come to the conclusion that it’s just too much and might even think about quitting. That’s the last thing I want you to do so wanted to put together …

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How to make a shelter

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In an outdoor survival situation, think clearly and try not to panic. It is a different experience than watching carefully selected highlights of shows like “Survivor” or “Naked and Afraid”. In reality, the best way to survive an unanticipated emergency is to learn what to be ready for and practice …

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How to Choose Your Hiking Boots

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Whether you’re looking to start hiking or expecting to evacuate at a moment’s notice, you need a good pair of boots. I know shopping for most guys is a mini-SHTF event but those boots are important so you’re going to have to take the time to find a good pair. If you’re forced …

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DIY Archery Target

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Your wife and children are in camp and they are hungry. Your food ran out yesterday and you need to feed your family. You have only your bow, your quiver of arrows, and your skill. But you didn’t practice shooting very much before society went south. You have spent much …

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Which Phone Is Best For Survival?

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Who would have thought a phone can save your life in an emergency? And not necessarily because you’d be able to use it to call for help. As you’re about to see, your phone can be prepared in a variety of ways to assist you during bug in, bug out, get …

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14 Survival Items You May Not Need in the Wild

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OK, they may not be completely useless but we are trying to assemble our survival bags with the least number of items. We need to keep our bags as light as possible, and do it all without breaking the bank. So if you’ve even thought about buying some of the items below, I’m hoping this …

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Uses for Dryer Lint

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One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. That’s the best way I can describe dryer lint, which shows up after you’ve done laundry and is composed of tiny bits of fabric accumulated from your clothes. If you want to know more, I’ll leave you with the definition on Wikipedia but today I want …

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How to Fight the 5 Food Storage Enemies

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If you don’t yet know the five 5 food enemies, I’ve made this really cool infographic for you. Share if you like it or, even better, use the code at the end to embed it on your own site. Copy-paste the HTML code below to include the infographic on your website: <img src=”http://www.survivalsullivan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/food_storage_enemies_infographic_660.jpg” …

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