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How to Make a Rocket Stove

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When your refrigerator is full but the electricity is out, you’re going to have to find an alternative way to cook your food. In this kind of situation, one of the best alternatives will be to build and use a DIY rocket stove. A rocket stove is a very effective …

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How to Survive a Wildfire

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It is an unfortunate truth that wildfires gobble up thousands of acres of woodland, grassland, and even residential land every year. Depending on where you live, the risk of wildfires can be very real and you need to be prepared for it. These fires can burn at temperatures of 1,000 …

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53 Survival Hacks That Could Save Your Life [VIDEO]

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Every good prepper knows that no matter how you much they’ve done to prepare, there’s no guarantee things will go according to plan. Supplies can run out quicker than expected, tools can break, or food can be stolen. Whatever happens, you have to learn to adapt and improvise so you …

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Why You Should Carry Money In Your EDC Kit

When prepping for emergencies, most people wouldn’t think of including money in their EDC kit. You may have already packed the essential items in your BOB to make it through a disaster, but once it strikes and all you have at the moment is your EDC kit, you are going …

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The Ultimate Prepper Checklist for Beginners

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Those of you who are new to prepping and survival may be intimidated by the amount of information out there. You might come to the conclusion that it’s just too much and might even think about quitting. That’s the last thing I want you to do so wanted to put together …

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How to make a shelter

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In an outdoor survival situation, think clearly and try not to panic. It is a different experience than watching carefully selected highlights of shows like “Survivor” or “Naked and Afraid”. In reality, the best way to survive an unanticipated emergency is to learn what to be ready for and practice …

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How to Choose Your Hiking Boots

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Whether you’re looking to start hiking or expecting to evacuate at a moment’s notice, you need a good pair of boots. I know shopping for most guys is a mini-SHTF event but those boots are important so you’re going to have to take the time to find a good pair. If you’re forced …

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DIY Archery Target

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Your wife and children are in camp and they are hungry. Your food ran out yesterday and you need to feed your family. You have only your bow, your quiver of arrows, and your skill. But you didn’t practice shooting very much before society went south. You have spent much …

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Which Phone Is Best For Survival?

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Who would have thought a phone can save your life in an emergency? And not necessarily because you’d be able to use it to call for help. As you’re about to see, your phone can be prepared in a variety of ways to assist you during bug in, bug out, get …

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14 Survival Items You May Not Need in the Wild

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OK, they may not be completely useless but we are trying to assemble our survival bags with the least number of items. We need to keep our bags as light as possible, and do it all without breaking the bank. So if you’ve even thought about buying some of the items below, I’m hoping this …

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Uses for Dryer Lint

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One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. That’s the best way I can describe dryer lint, which shows up after you’ve done laundry and is composed of tiny bits of fabric accumulated from your clothes. If you want to know more, I’ll leave you with the definition on Wikipedia but today I want …

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How to Fight the 5 Food Storage Enemies

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If you don’t yet know the five 5 food enemies, I’ve made this really cool infographic for you. Share if you like it or, even better, use the code at the end to embed it on your own site. Copy-paste the HTML code below to include the infographic on your website: <img src=”http://www.survivalsullivan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/food_storage_enemies_infographic_660.jpg” …

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23 Survival Knife Uses You Never Thought Of

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Come on, don’t try to deny it, you love your survival knife. If you didn’t need to keep it inside your BOB for emergencies, you’d probably sleep with it under your pillow. Knives have so many uses it’s not even funny. To prove it to you, I’ve listed as many …

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How to Preserve Eggs for the Long-Term

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If we are fortunate enough to have gotten through a bad time and have a secure place to live, then thoughts inevitably turn toward producing and preserving enough food to feed us and our families. Having chickens that can provide us with eggs is one of the most ideal ways …

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The Best EDC (Everyday Carry) Knives

Swiss-army knife have always been used as tools. When I was a child, my family always got together for Christmas. With 4 granddaughters in the family, gifts always included that horribly tough, impossible to open, plastic packaging. It wouldn’t be long before my grandfather, my dad, and at least one of …

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How to Make a Survival Bow

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Making a survival bow is a challenge that many preppers and survivalists want to master for the purpose of survival. Not only that, but the actual process is just plain fun! The idea behind making a survival bow is that you will be able to find the right materials in the …

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The Bugging In Or Out Dilemma

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, you basically have two choices: you either stay inside until it’s all over or you take your stuff and get as far away as possible. Though most preppers have a choice in mind, bugging in or bugging out may not, in fact, be up to them. They might …

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How To Make Wine At Home

If society breaks down, a bottle of wine could be one hell of a bargaining chip. Many of us rely on outside companies to create and bottle wine. This dependence on others, however, can be side stepped. Making your own wine is a simpler process than you might think. In …

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How To Climb A Tree

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The ability to climb trees can be nostalgic and enjoyable as a pastime, but also a means of survival as well. If SHTF or if you ever became lost in the woods, knowing of tree’s numerous resources could mean the difference between life and death for you. Not only to …

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20 Health Benefits of Honey

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When we speak of honey, the word sweet is usually not far behind. It’s because honey contains different types of sugars such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and maltose. It is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers and stocked up for the long winter season. We, humans, then harvest …

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