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Planning to Bug Out? Not So Fast…

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We all know the “classic survival scenario”, right? When disaster strikes, everyone will bug out on foot through the woods. I saw a couple of documentaries about bugging out, and to my surprise, they both depicted the bugging out happening on warm, sunny, summer days. The reality is, the actual catastrophe and the ensuing bug …

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Can You Still Enjoy Life While Prepping?

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If you’ve been prepping for a year or more, you probably started to doubt yourself and your efforts, probably on more than one occasion. Is prepping really worth it? Am I a hoarder? Am I going too far with this? Then you visit the online forums and interact with people who’d rather …

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Should You Bug Out Alone or In a Group?

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Bugging out from your home is going to be one of the most dangerous things you will ever do. Once you’ve made it to safety, you’ll be out of immediate danger, but getting to your bug out location or even someplace relatively safe deep within the woods is pretty risky. And when I say …

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Premade Bug Out Bags? No Thanks!

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There are two types of preppers when it comes to the way they spend money on preps. Both of them have a lot in common, though. They both see the mess we’re in, the numerous natural and man-made dangers that can affect us, and both categories want to prepare. The difference is …

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Ways To Save Money While Prepping

Prepping isn’t cheap.You already know that stockpiling extra food on top of your monthly grocery list, getting special gear for your EDC and BOB, buying weapons and making sure your property is secure are additional expenses that can put serious strain on your pocket. Any good prepper knows that money savviness …

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50 Ways To Avoid SHTF Situations

It’s common knowledge that SHTF scenarios are gonna happen and in some cases they are unavoidable. You may have studied about what to do when things get physical, but what about avoiding trouble or getting out of it once it starts? Unless it’s TEOTWAWKI, there are plenty of things you …

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74 Bandana Uses That Will Blow Your Mind

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One of the things I like about prepping is that you get to use and play with survival items that have more than one use. There are in fact, many items with multiple uses, such as bleach, duct tape, tarps, Paracord, and even tin cans. One of these items is …

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Which Dog Is Best For Survival?

“A dog is a man’s best friend”– well said, but look out if you are not the friend of a true survival dog. When you are in danger, a well-trained survival dog may be your only hope of survival. Not just any old dog will do. Does your dog need …

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Prepping 101: The Ultimate Zero to Hero Guide to Prepping

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more disasters you should prep for and/or other relevant information. We’ll continue to add more to it. Whether you’re completely new to prepping or you’ve been doing this for years, this article will help you get you prepped for whatever life may throw …

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The Ultimate EDC Kit for Under $50

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A while back we talked about the best bag for your everyday carry kit. In another article we made a list of all the EDC items you can possibly carry on your person as you go about your daily chores and routine. Now it’s time to put the two together and come up …

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Tiny Apartment? You Can Still Stockpile…

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  Room isn’t something you have, it’s something you make. – anonymous   Many urban preppers complain about the fact that they don’t have enough space to store their preps. The way most of them do it, they will last for about a week with the food and water they currently have, but that’s about …

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Survival Items Nearly Impossible to Get Post-Collapse

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OK, so you know how to make your own survival weapons, your own shoe-laces, your own first aid kit, eating utensils, etc. and you probably think to yourself: When disaster strikes, I’m covered. I can make or do anything I want. Well, that may or may not be the case. Some survival items …

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Emergency Essentials for SHTF

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OK, so you want to start prepping for a disaster but you don’t know where to start. You have a busy life and don’t really have time or build a one year food stockpile. Maybe you just think it’s too overwhelming and you want a slow start to prepping. I’m glad you …

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Survival Fitness: Are You FIT Enough To Survive?

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When I was in high-school, I was the worst in P.E. class. Well, next to last, because there was this one kid who was not only bad at it, he didn’t really care. But I cared about the grades so I was always beating myself down for sucking at it. In college I discovered …

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DIY Your First Aid Kit (And Learn to Use It, Too!)

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Fractures, bruises, muscle strain, and dislocations, these are just a few of the most common injuries Americans end up in emergency rooms for and the numbers of visits are not small at all. Lots of articles will give you the basics of a first aid kit (FAK for short) or for …

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How To Find Water

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Clean drinking water is high on the survival checklist, second only to shelter.  The fragility of the human body means that it can only survive a day or two, maybe less, without clean water to drink.  Water is necessary to regulate the body’s temperature and allow maximum physical performance. Without …

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SURVIVAL GEAR MUST-HAVES

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With so many choices available for survival gadgets, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed. In fact, those who are new prepping can actually spend a ton of money unnecessarily trying to buy every type of supply they will need. It’s actually more important to get the most bang for your …

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Toilet Paper Alternatives for Survival

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article updated by Dan F. Sullivan In a SHTF scenario, one of the most sought after items is going to be traditional toilet paper, because let’s face it, everyone has to go. Not to mention that even before a SHTF scenario, you spend your hard earned dollars on paper that …

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Total Collapse or Slow Decline, What Will Happen?

Before we begin, I just need to make it clear that I’m no political analyst. I’ll try to look at things from a survivalist perspective and do my best to avoid turning this piece from an educational article into a rant. One of the debates the prepping community tries to …

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What to Tell Cashiers When They Ask About Your Preps

OK, so you’re a little annoyed because whenever you buy new preps, the cashiers have clever remarks as to the quantity of food you’re getting. You find yourself in need of some clever answers for the next trip. Not to worry, I’ve got plenty of comebacks for you and I’m …

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