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How to Cross a River Without a Bridge

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The ability to get across a river without the use of a bridge is a critical survival skill that needs to be practiced repeatedly. Even experienced hikers, doing everything right, can get into trouble when crossing a river. In a SHTF scenario, bridges along the route to your BOL may …

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Considerations when you’re building a house in the woods

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In any survival emergency, finding or building a shelter is one of your top priorities. If you’re extra-prepared, you’ll have already designed and constructed a defensible bug-out location where you can settle and sustain yourself until things calm down. Regardless of the location you settle on, make sure you know …

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Survival Crossbows for Self-Defense? You bet.

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Let’s get this right out there in the open now. Crossbows have become one of the top alternative weapons of choice, in large part due to Daryl Dixon’s (Norman Reedus) use of it in The Walking Dead. But the real question is whether or not the crossbow would be a …

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The Best Water Purification Methods

Water is second only to air when it comes to survival. Without water, you cannot survive for more than three days. In other words, in any survival situation, whether the collapse of society has finally arrived or you are stranded in the bush for an unknown amount of time, having …

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The Ultimate Urban Survival Kit

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Are you living in a city and can’t afford to move out to a suburb or a town? Whatever the reason, you can still prepare. Whether you’re worried about riots, an economic collapse, or just want to be ready for everyday emergencies, the first step should be to put together …

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DIY Mosquito Traps

Is it possible to make one that is effective and really works? A DIY mosquito trap is easier to make than you think and the beauty of it is that there are many solutions for keeping mosquitoes at bay, some for outside and some for inside. Some of these solutions …

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The Best Bushcraft Knife

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Bushcraft generally refers to wilderness survival skills and was initially used to describe the survival skills needed in the Australian bush country or outback. The isolated outback territory meant whatever you took with you when choosing to go on “walkabout” was pretty much all you had. You lived off what …

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How to Make a Water Filter

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Water. It is one of the essentials. As anyone who’s made the mistake of not bringing adequate drinking water with them in the woods can attest to, being prepared to easily filter and purify water is a necessity in any survival scenario. Luckily, filtration is possible with readily available, natural …

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How to Make Pemmican

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“Bugging out” is a term that has gained popularity in recent years but it’s actually not a new concept at all. Native Americans used to change camps several times a year as they followed the animal herds and their scouts spent a lot of time on the trail. Born from …

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How to Make Soap at Home

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In a SHTF scenario when you and your family have to bug out or even in the event you have to bug in for an extended length of time, personal hygiene is going to be more important than you think. After several days of hiking through mud and fighting off …

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20 Urban Survival Mistakes You Need to Stop Making ASAP

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When prepping for a disaster, there are three S’s you need to consider: safety, shelter, and supplies. But, securing these things can be different when living in the city than in the countryside. The circumstances will be different and you need to adapt depending on the location you are in. …

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How Long Does Canned Food Last?

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Canned food in jars or vacuum packed cans is an important part of any solid survival plan. When SHTF and society breaks down, food will become an increasingly difficult commodity to come by. Hunting is an option, but not an overly reliable one because a large amount of people will …

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How to Prep Your Car for When SHTF

In a sudden survival scenario, your car could be the easiest and fastest path to safety. If it’s already loaded up with the proper tools and supplies, you will simply need to move your family to the vehicle and quickly drive them to your bug out area. But what if …

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Survival Skills for Kids

Disaster may strike at any time and any place. Though you will no doubt do all you can to protect your children or grandchildren from harm, you may not always be around to look out for them. Even though they’re still young, they should know some basic survival skills so …

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8 Reasons Why a Flashlight Needs to be in Your EDC

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Your Every Day Carry gear can vary depending on your personal needs and lifestyle as well as surroundings and habitat. Regardless of this, there are a few key gear pieces i.e. multitool and knife, that every prepper should have for a number of everyday life situations such as fixing a …

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How to Use a Compass

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For those who regularly spend time in the woods and mountains, the compass becomes a vital piece of survival equipment. Prior to GPS becoming so popular and accessible, a compass was frequently used for geocaching, a form a treasure hunting for people of all ages. Every compass has at least …

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9 Get Home Bag Essentials

Unexpected events, such as a flat tire or running out of gas are minor issues that can typically be resolved without too much hassle. But there are other types of emergencies to prepare for in this day and age. In a SHTF scenario or even during a natural disaster, communication …

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15+ Survival Apps You Need as a Prepper Right Now

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Updated by Dan F. Sullivan  Update by Tom Marlowe Your cell phone isn’t necessarily the first thing that pops into your head when you think of tracking your way out of the wilderness, foraging and hunting in the wild or surviving TEOTWAWKI. Think again. Even an experienced prepper or outdoor …

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Best Non Lethal Self Defense Weapons for your EDC

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updated by Reaper 01/02/2018 The world in which we live can be a scary place. Even now, before any potential collapse of society has happened it can still be scary. Crimes happen every day – muggings, rape, robbery, assault and murder. These crimes can happen at home, on the street, …

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