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The Best Lanterns for Survival

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Personal lighting solutions are an important part of preparedness, as you’ll have a definite and acute need for light no matter what kind of emergency you are facing. At home, on the road or abroad, you’ll hardly find a prepper that does not keep a flashlight of headlamp handy. But …

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How to Buy Your First Gun

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So, you’ve done it. You have made the decision to become a gun owner. Huzzah! That’s great. No doubt you have a few questions or even a little anxiety over how the whole process works. You might not even have any idea what kind of gun you want to buy, …

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How to Treat Hypothermia in a Survival Situation

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Hypothermia occurs in extreme cold, and is defined as a drop in core body temperature to less than 35°C. If you believe you could become at risk of hypothermia it is important to know that at least half of heat loss recorded temperatures due to radiation by the skin. The …

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Couscous Primavera (Freezer Bag Cooking)

Couscous Primavera cooked in freezer bag

Couscous is a great gain, and it does really well when used in Freezer Bag Cooking (FBC). This FBC recipe, Couscous Primavera, make use of Italian flavors to create a warm and satisfying dish with a lot of taste and is filling. This is a great recipe to pull out …

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The Best Budget Guns Money Can Buy

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Guns are important tools for preppers, since they serve as a portable and effective means of personal security, one with range, and also can help put food on the table during long-term grid-down crises. As it turns out and I know this is no surprise at all to some, guns …

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5 Obstacles to Prepping Destroyed

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No matter what trashy daytime and evening television would have you believe, prepping is not easy. That is mostly because the vast majority of preppers (this readership included) are not independently wealthy retired eccentrics. Face it: the most precious thing we have, the thing we are going through all of …

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Top 3 Quiet Guns for SHTF

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Plenty of preppers spend plenty of brain cells coming up with the perfect plan for how guns will fit into their SHTF procedures, but most don’t stop to consider the consequences of actually using those guns. If you were dealing with a long- or indefinite term survival situation with little …

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10 Non-Electric EMP-Proof Devices to Get

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If SHTF because of an EMP, the world as we know it will change rapidly. Many devices that we rely on every day could simply stop working. Although scientists have an idea of what the effects of a wide scale EMP would be on electrical devices, it’s difficult to know …

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10 Things to Never Do in a Disaster or Emergency

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The worst thing about emergencies and disasters is that they are often unpredictable. We don’t often get much warning, if any, that our life is about to hang in the balance. It can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you haven’t put much thought or practice into …

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The Top Five .22 Pistols

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If you could only have one pistol to cover most eventualities in a survival role, what would it be? What is one gun that can do almost anything you need a handgun to do, do it efficiently, and is one that almost anyone can handle? Imagine no more, we have …

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Basic Survival Cornbread Recipe

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When you are talking about recipes for any kind of survival situation a good cornbread recipe is a must. Cornbread, a staple in any southern kitchen, is delicious, versatile, and easy to make. It can be used for any meal and requires only a few ingredients. In this article, we …

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Can a Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?

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The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, 28 days, the list of shows about a zombie apocalypse seems to be endless. If you’re a fan of any of the “zombie” focused shows that have become popular in the last decade or so, you may have found yourself wondering a zombie …

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7 Gun Suggestions for People Who Don’t Like Firearms

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Believe it or not, some folks just don’t like guns. Let me be more specific: there exist pro-gun, pro-2nd Amendment people who don’t like guns. Say what? Talk about oxymoron, right? You’d better believe it, though, these folks are out there, and they might be your relatives, friends and in …

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What’s in My EDC and Go-Bag?

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I and other authors talk about EDC procedures, tips and gear plenty here on Survival Sullivan. Keeping with the idea that you are your own first responder, smartly chosen EDC gear forms your first line of equipment to help you beat back disaster or deal with an emergency. Sure, there …

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Intermediate Force and Conflict Avoidance

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Look around the gun sphere next time you are out and about on the internet. When you watch all the cool videos of various drills and training evolutions, does anything strike you as strange? When discussing a “what would you do?” scenario with friends or colleagues, does it seem like …

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Red Beans and Rice Survival Recipe

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If there is any recipe that you need to know to make better use of your food stores, it’s Red Beans & Rice. This versatile and easy to cook dish tastes fantastic and is cheap, healthy, and easy. A southern staple, this meal can be made as a side dish, …

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10 Preps Your Should Not Cheap Out On

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Prepping entails a significant amount of physical and material preparation, and with the latter making ready entails significant expense. Most of us are not made of money, and even for those of us who are financially secure, there is always good cause to spend thriftily and steward your resources. Unfortunately …

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The Best Knives for Preppers

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Ask any number of preppers, outdoorsmen and other tough, gritty self-sufficient people to name one, and only one tool that they could bring with them if they were being dropped into an unknown survival situation for an unknown length of time and I’ll bet by bottom dollar that most if …

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Surviving a Wild Boar Attack

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A rapidly growing problem in America is the geometrically increasing population of wild boars, themselves an invasive species, and also wild boar hybrids resulting from mating with formerly domestic feral pigs. Colloquially called hogs, boars or razorbacks, these tusked nuisances are now running wild across much of the U.S. and …

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7 Guns You Should Never Get

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What I am about to say may “shock” you: not all guns are created equal. I know, I know. It is painful, hard to stomach, for sure. But it is true. Of all the myriad guns out on the market made by all the dozens and dozens of manufacturers, some …

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