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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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21 Useful Survival Apps for iOS and Android

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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 adventurer can use a smart phone to close the …

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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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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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55 Survival Hacks That Could Save Your Life [VIDEO]

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Every prepper knows that no matter how you much they’ve done to prepare ahead, 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 must learn to adapt and improvise so you can …

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15 Ways to Carry Money in Your EDC Kit

Nowadays, people don’t carry around money as much as they used to and use credit cards instead. In fact, according to a study by the New York Post, a mer 1 in 4 Americans carry cash regularly. In addition, of those who carry cash regularly, most only have about $25 …

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21 Survival Shelters You Should Learn How to Make

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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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13 Survival Items You Won’t Need in the Wilderness

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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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12 Clever Uses for Dryer Lint You’ve Never Thought Of

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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 minuscule bits of fabric accumulated from your clothes. You pull the dryer lint from the lint trap in your electric or gas dryer. It typically …

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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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11 Ways to Preserve Eggs that are Pure Genius

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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 Primitive Bow for Survival

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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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So, Should You Bug in or Out?

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, you basically have two choices: either stay inside until it’s all over and done. Or take your stuff, as much as you can carry, and get as far away as possible. Though most preppers have a choice in mind, bugging in or bugging out may not, in …

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