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These Survival Food and Water Mistakes Could Kill Any Prepper

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I’m sorry I’m being so drastic, I rarely use the word kill but in this case it’s important. Some of these mistakes could be lethal even before SHTF, if part of your stockpile rotation process includes eating some of it now. These aren’t your average food stockpiling mistakes, as you’re about …

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Urban Foraging

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Literally every city is full of free, delicious, edibles that will give you very nutritious meals post-collapse in addition to your stockpile. In fact, you can forage for them pre-collapse as well since a lot of the edibles I’m about to reveal to you are on public property. When Can You (Legally) Pick Fruits …

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The Best 37 Survival Foods to Hoard for Any Disaster

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If you’re looking to build a survival stockpile, you obviously want to know the best survival foods that will last the longest AND you’d be OK eating for the long term. Of course, it’s not just which ones you choose; you also need the right containers, keep them at the right temperature …

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Prepping: A SWOT Analysis

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If you’re not sure prepping is for you or if you think people are going to think you’re crazy for doing it, and you don’t prep for either of these reasons, then you’re putting yourself in a pretty vulnerable position. Let’s get one thing clear: prepping is NOT what you see …

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Home Invasions: The Ins And Outs of Defending Your Turf

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Just to be clear, when I say “home invasion”, I’m also referring to your bug-out location which should also be fortified. The fact that you don’t visit your second home much makes it that more vulnerable to people who might try to take it over. A Few Home Invasion Statistics Before …

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23 Wacky Survival Items

When you think about it, pretty much any item in your household can be used for survival and prepping purposes. Even some the things you throw away every week can be re-purposed. Some of these items are simply nuts which is why I want to make a list and see which ones are completely …

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7 Kick-Ass DIY Weapons for Your Survival

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When it comes to self-defense and survival, there are 4 categories of weapons that I’ve identified. Layers of self-defense, if you will. Layer one is having firearms. handguns, shotguns, and rifles. These are a prepper’s best friend and almost never fail you. Layer two is alternative survival weapons. Bows, slings, darts, and many …

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50 Preps of Grey

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Prepping is not about showing off your gun or your bunker or your survival skills. It’s about staying alive and rule #1 is to avoid conflict altogether. In this article I’m going to show you 50 ways to keep a low profile and stay alive, because that’s what being “grey” means. …

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Basic Survival Skills (That Are Actually Useful!)

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Some of you probably got a little overwhelmed by my article where I listed out pretty much every survival skill you can think of. I’ll probably add more to it, though I realize no one can ever become good at all of them. Urban or rural, bugging in or out, this short list …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Bag or Backpack

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After writing a comprehensive article on the various EDC items you may choose to carry every day, it only makes sense to expand on that topic with an article on the best EDC bag or pack. For some preppers, the things they carry in their pockets and on the belt …

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The 18 Types of Preppers You Will Run Into

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When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ― Donald Miller It’s interesting to analyze such a big community to look at the different personality types. Each type has their own particular beliefs, inner conflicts, OUTER conflicts and so on. I’ve always been fascinated …

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16 Surprising Benefits of Prepping

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Although there are numerous reasons to start prepping, many people feel it is all a waste of time. They need to see immediate benefits rather than spend a lot of time and energy prepping without actually knowing if it’s worth it. The Internet is full of confusion, exaggerations, as well as …

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87 Fantastic Paracord Uses (Can You Think of More?)

Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a lightweight cord that’s indispensable to survival, camping, and hiking. If you don’t know all the amazing paracord uses, it makes little sense to stockpile it.  I’m not going to bore you with its history, suffice it to say it was first used in …

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Everyday Carry Gear – The Megalist of EDC Items

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We talked about bug-out bags, get home bags, INCH bags and how important they are for your survival. Now it’s time to discuss another kit, the everyday carry kit or EDC Kit. Your everyday carry consists of all the things you should have on your person most of the time, just in case your …

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Outdoor Cooking for Survival and Camping

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OK, so you stockpiled enough food to last you at least a year. Now what? In an SHTF situation (like after Katrina), there are going to be water and energy shortages that will prevent you from cooking it. Things like rice and beans and pasta, the pillars of a long-term …

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Lightweight versus Heavily-Packed Bug-Out Bags

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Though I’m not, by any means, trying to bring any prepping debate to an end (and there are quite a few of them), I do want to weigh in on the “lightweight versus ultra-packed bug-out bags” issue. Spoiler alert: there is no clear winner, it’s up to you to figure …

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The Greatest Threats to America

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A lot of non-preppers, are laughing at the fact that we’re a little too concerned with the future of the United States… and the world for that matter. You know what they say, right: disaster is always 6 months away. Well, I don’t mean to sound paranoid, but the number of threats (both …

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136 Bug Out Bag Essentials List

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Lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and ready to fulfill all your survival needs. That’s what your bug out bag should be like. However, we all know packing a BOB is a balancing act: there are items that are crucial and there are others that are less important, depending on your location, climate, …

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The Ultimate Get Home Bag

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more info and fixes based on our readers’ feedback. What is a get home bag, you may ask? The short answer is that it’s a small bag designed to help you get home if disaster strikes while you’re away from home. The longer answer …

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How to Catch Fish

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OK, you made it. You bugged out to the wilderness or to your super-secret bug-out location. Now you need a continual food source for the long term, regardless of how big your stockpile is. One of the most touted ways pertaining to wilderness survival food is, otrf course, fishing. There’s absolutely no …

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