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22 Disasters That Can Sneak Up On You

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There are many different kinds of disasters that preppers can prepare for in advance because there is usually some kind of warning or sign or way to see it coming. But there are almost as many disasters that can sneak up on you, with little or no warning at all. …

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First Aid in a Mass Shooting Situation

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Whatever your political leaning, mass shootings are becoming a problem, not to mention the large number of gun violence incidents that are not categorized as mass shootings. As their prevalence continues, the wise will prepare and plan ahead so they can do their best in a difficult and dangerous situation. …

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The Best Survival Gloves You Should Get

Like all pieces of personal protective equipment, or PPE, gloves are an item you don’t need until you do, then it is too late. Considering that our hands are the principal way we interact with the world around us, directly or with tools, it is a good idea to protect …

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The 10 Best EDC Flashlights of 2019

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If you could carry one single, solitary piece of equipment for survival or self-defense, what would it be? I’d argue it should be a flashlight. Not a pistol, not even a knife, but a good, reliable and bright flashlight. Light is so essential for success in any instance of low …

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Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink for Survival?

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If you are dehydrated, clean water is clean water, but a common question I have seen popping up is concerning distilled water in a long-term survival situation, specifically consuming a lot of it over time or as a primary water source. Distillation of water is a technology that has been …

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29 Containers That Can Hold Your Seeds

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If you’ve been storing and planting seeds for a garden for a few years, you’ve probably at least once, probably early on, learned the lesson of planting or storing seeds incorrectly. The biggest disappointment about storing or planting seeds improperly is that you don’t find out you’ve done it until …

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Concealed Carry Insurance

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So you have decided that you are going to carry a concealed weapon for personal security, or to protect your family. You have determined that if needed, you are willing to take someone’s life to defend your own. Self-defense laws will protect you from going to jail if something terrible …

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The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Car Crashes

Without question, the most dangerous activity the average prepper, or anyone in the developed world, will engage in on a daily basis is operation of an automobile. In the U.S. and other Western nations car wrecks are common and often deadly incidents that claim tens of thousands of lives a …

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Shed Hunting: How to Do It Like a Pro

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W hen you hear someone mention “Sheds,” they are likely referring to the dropped, or shed, antlers of deer and other antlered animals that are lost each year following mating season. The hard bone-like material of the antlers keeps them from breaking down in the wild. Once the spring thaw …

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The Best EDC Pouches

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The gear you carry with you on a daily basis is more than just convenience items. Some of those items may just save your life or the life of someone else. EDC is about being prepared at all times for life’s emergencies both big and small. The best EDC pouches …

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M&P 9 versus Glock 17: Which Should You Choose?

In a crowded pistol market that is seeing significant innovation and nearly perpetual refinement, the weathervane of progress shows the wind blowing a-toward striker-fired actions as the best overall modern design paradigm. This is not a bad thing: while not perfect, overall striker fired guns offer a combination of simplicity, …

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50 Excellent Ways to Start Becoming More Self-Reliant

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If you’re paying any attention to world affairs and particularly the current political condition of the United States, it’s obvious that trouble is brewing which could lead to economic collapse or some other SHTF event. But even if you don’t believe that our world could change as we know it, …

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Underdog Guns for Prepping

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A significant fraction of preppers have guns as a central implement in their defensive plans, and with good reason. The firearm, in any of its myriad forms, is the weapon of our era, without question. The guns combination of precision, power and reliable performance at range make them ideal tools …

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10 Mandatory Preps Regardless of How SHTF

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One of the key things to learn about prepping is that even though each person has in mind specific SHTF events they believe will happen, there’s really no way to predict when SHTF or how it will happen. One of the most dangerous things a prepper can do is to …

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The 16 Best Adventure Movies for Preppers

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If you’re looking for adventure but can’t break away to a new location due to work or family constraints, the next best thing is to relax and enjoy an adventure from your own home or the local movie theater. We’ve pulled together the best of the best adventure movies. Some …

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Best of the Best Sig Sauer Pistols

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SIG Sauer is one of the most respected and prevalent manufacturers in the world of modern small arms today, and has long supplied military and police forces the world over with handguns and rifles that are legendary for their endurance and reliability. They also so happen to be makers of …

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How to Use Snow in Survival Situations

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Getting lost in the wilderness can be stressful but there are generally more resources available to you in warm weather than in cold weather. If you find yourself lost in the wilderness or stranded on an isolated highway in cold weather, knowing how to use snow in survival situations may …

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Beretta 92FS vs. Taurus PT92

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Coke and Pepsi. Ford and Chevy. Chocolate or strawberry. I could keep going with the clichéd comparisons, but you already know where we are heading. No matter what you are discussing, you can rest assured the topic will eventually turn toward a rivalry. A feud. Two giants in their category …

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How to Inspect Your Bug Out Bag

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A packed BOB features prominently into most preparedness lore and the individual plans of many preppers themselves. That bag of tricks and tools is akin to your ejection seat or parachute when disaster is looming: grab the handle and go, no fuss, no muss, no scrambling to make ready. And …

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