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How to Bug-Out on a Boat

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When you have to bug out on a boat, it puts a whole new twist on survival.  It is estimated that 80-90% of the earth’s population lives near a major body of water.  When highways and city streets get jammed up, a boat may be your best way out.  Also, …

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Things to put in your will… just in case

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Death is a topic that we avoid talking or even thinking about. We wish for a long, prosperous life and more often than not, death is but a surprise that we expect to happen. However, there are a few things about dying that makes it something we can’t avoid talking …

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Shoot to Kill – Shooting Tips for Improved Accuracy

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I will never forget Christmas morning when my parents gave me my first bee-bee gun.  After breakfast my parents went to visit relatives and left me with my grandmother.  When they returned I was beaming with pride.  Let us just say that the animal population in my grandmother’s back yard …

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14 Ways to Communicate With Loved Ones When SHTF

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So the grid goes down and your family is scattered to the wind.  Now what?  How do you reach your brother that lives two hours away?  How do you reach your survival network? How do you get information from the National Weather Service or local authorities?  You will find that …

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The Ultimate Urban Survival Guide

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More than 80% of the American population lives in urban centers and some of those urban centers are huge! That means that when the SHTF, a hell of a lot of people are going to be stuck in the cities, and chances are, you’re one of them. This means that …

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Quick Way to Dig a Cathole

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Let’s face it, everyone eventually has to “go” during a hike or camping situation. If you’re lucky, there will be toilet facilities nearby. But if in fact, you are on a hiking or camping trip where there isn’t a toilet facility nearby and have to “go”, don’t despair. Or if …

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Preppers on the Run-Chapter 2: The Journey Begins

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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: [currently reading] — It was nearly Noon according to her mechanical wristwatch. It was mid-July and the Georgia heat was in full force. Sandra could see that …

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How to Make Char Cloth

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background logo photo credits: ellenm1 on flickr.com Char cloth is a substance that can be used as a fire starter (with no need of a lighter or matches). One of your biggest challenges when using primitive methods is finding tinder that will catch your particular ignition source.  Primitive ignition sources include …

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A few Survival Tips and Tricks

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The beautiful thing about survival is that you rarely have to come up with new ideas.  If there is a way to accomplish something in a survival setting, somebody smarter than me has probably thought of a solution. Because of that, it is important to familiarize yourself with these strategies.  …

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The Best EDC Pens

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One of the best ways that a prepper can be prepared is to have a complete EDC kit on their person each and every day. There’s just no way to known in advance exactly when an event will cause a SHTF scenario. And one of the must have items in …

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Survival Uses for Trashcans

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Even though we often spend money buying items that will make great additions to our preps, there are many things around the house that can be used in tough times. One of these is the simple trashcan. You might be amazed at the uses to which you can put in …

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Is the Stock Market Going to Crash?

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Welcome folks, have a seat. The question for today and the topic of this discussion is: Is the stock Market Going to Crash? YES! Thank you for coming, coffee, and doughnuts are on the left. Please turn off the lights when you leave. Ask Yourself This Same Question… Well, I …

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Bug Out Shelters – A Roof on the Run

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Shelter in a bug-out scenario is very important.  It protects you from the elements, keeps you hidden, and keeps you and your gear safe from predators and other people.  Nevertheless, when on the run there is little time to erect a shelter.  In most cases, you only have the few …

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Check out These TACTICAL EDC items

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There are a range of options for your everyday carry that are military tested and offer a tactical advantage. Make these items readily available so that if you find yourself in a survival or SFTH scenario you will have the tools to make it out. This article will look at …

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Where to Find Free Land

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There’s no doubt that people today are in a financial death trap, but learning where to find free land can be a way out for those who are ready. Many middle class Americans work long hours to be able to pay the bills associated with their dream house. Low income …

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How to Make an Atlatl [VIDEO]

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Before the bow there was the atlatl, a hunting and survival tool with primitive origins. The atlatl’s simplicity masks its effectiveness, and in a survival situation, this is an item that can save your life by giving you the ability to create a useful hunting and defense tool. Read on …

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Survival and Preparedness Dictionary

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If you are new to the preparedness or survival mindset, you may come across a lot of terminology and acronyms that you aren’t familiar with yet. Don’t be discouraged. The terminology is ever expanding and new acronyms pop up all the time. In some cases, there is actually some debate …

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