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Slingshots for Survival

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We’re all familiar with slingshots: Y-shaped weapons and a rubber strips attached to both points which launch projectiles. While some see them as a toy rather than useful survival tools, the truth is that the slingshot can be one of the most versatile and effective weapons in your arsenal if …

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Here’s what Camping can Teach you About Prepping

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Some of my favorite memories are from camping trips. I’ve been lucky enough to hike in Yellowstone, Monongahela, Rocky Mountain National Park, Acadia and many parks and forests around my home region of Eastern Ohio. The pictures I’ve taken don’t do justice to the experiences I’ve had, experiences of freedom, …

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How to Secure Your Campsite when Bugging Out

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Whether you have the best-laid plans to bug out to a secure location, one you have set up ahead of time, or you don’t have anywhere to go when you bug out, there is a good chance you’ll be camping at some point. But unlike a building that has walls, …

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How to Bulletproof Your Car

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There are many reasons why you’d want to bulletproof your car. Perhaps you are getting your bug-out vehicle as ready for its mission as it can be. Maybe you just live in a crime-ridden neighborhood where shattered windows and stolen cars are the norm, or perhaps you want some extra …

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How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

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Most preppers agree that hand sanitizer is an excellent personal hygiene product to have in a survival situation.  It’s convenient to store and use, and it’s a fast and efficient way to kill bacteria and germs on your hands. The strong alcoholic content of hand sanitizer also means it is …

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Everything You Need to Know About Expiration Dates

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If there’s one thing that apocalyptic movies got right, it’s that when faced with a disaster, people will strip the shelves of the nearest grocery store bare in a matter of days. People will rush in and out, grabbing anything and everything that they think can help them survive for …

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How to Know When to Bug Out

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When a long-term disaster strikes, it can be confusing to know what to do. You need to determine beforehand whether you will bug in or bug out. Unless you have a well-stocked bugout location and a means to get there safely, bugging in is, in most cases, your best option. …

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Hygiene Items for Your Bug Out Bag

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A huge mistake that many preppers make in regards to packing a bug out bag is neglecting personal hygiene products.  It’s perfectly understandable why someone would focus on items that seem more pressing, such as weapons, water and food. Those are all obviously critical to survival, but personal hygiene is …

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Plants that Can Take the Heat

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Over the past century, the world has gone through changes that may have been too fast for everyone to keep up. Skyscrapers rose almost overnight from flat and barren land. Row after row of houses were built to accommodate our ever-growing population. Trees are cut down to make way for …

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Just How Safe Is the US Power Grid

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Considering all the major news networks and publications have talked about how vulnerable the US power grid is, it is pretty reasonable to say the US power grid ISN’T very safe. This isn’t something the prepper community prepares for while the average person says, “Oh, it will never happen.” Big …

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How to Grow Cucamelons (AKA Mexican Sour Gherkin)

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Now here is a designer vegetable that is easy to grow and nutritious.  Children will be enchanted with the cucamelon that looks like a tiny watermelon just a little larger than the first joint of a finger – around ½ to 1 inch long. They taste like a cucumber with …

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How to Make Your Garden Portable

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One thing just about any prepper can agree is necessary to survive an extended SHTF event or economic collapse is the ability to feed yourself and your family especially as your food stockpile dwindles. One great way to do this, of course, is to have a survival garden and grow …

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30 Survival Items Under $30

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When I first got into prepping and survival, I felt the need to go out and buy as much gear and I could find. I think this is probably a normal reaction as you learn about the different ways to survive in different situations. However, as soon as I started …

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How It Feels To Be Shot

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Anybody who has ever seen an action movie has wondered how it feels to be shot. In some cases the person drops like a rock. In others they shake it off and say “just a flesh wound”. Of course these are just movies. There are plenty of real people we …

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Preppers on the Run-Chapter 3 Stranger Danger

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This chapter is part of the Preppers on the Run Series. You can read the rest of the chapters here: Chapter 1:The Escape Chapter 2:The Journey Begins Chapter 3: [currently reading] — Sandra watched proudly as Robby and Susie moved through the woods ahead of her. They had been walking along the …

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How to Dig a Spring on Your Own

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Whether you buy a piece of ground with the eye to establishing a survival farm or you already have a piece of ground with a spring you my want to look at digging, and ensure you have adequate water in a WROL situation. And that may not be so far …

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The Best Budget AR-15

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updated by Chad Nabors on Apr 23rd 2018 The AR-15 is currently the best-selling rifle in America, and for good reason.  It’s practical both for hunting and defense. Its modular nature allows it to be configured for a variety of roles, and its light weight and excellent ergonomics make it …

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How to Handle Death and Injury When SHTF

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If you find yourself caught in inescapable danger, more commonly known as SHTF (shit hits the fan), there’s no telling what will happen. The fate of you and your companions will all depend on your reaction time, quick thinking, and immediate response before, during, and after the situation. Ideally, you’ll …

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