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Prepping: A SWOT Analysis

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If you’re not sure prepping is for you or if you think people are going to think you’re crazy for doing it, and you don’t prep for either of these reasons, then you’re putting yourself in a pretty vulnerable position. Let’s get one thing clear: prepping is NOT what you see …

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Home Invasions: The Ins And Outs of Defending Your Turf

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Home defense is a concept never far from the minds of preppers. A home invasion is extremely dangerous, and while certainly not as spectacular on a large scale as a major disaster, societal collapse or some other SHTF event, you has better believe it will be disaster enough for you …

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23 Wacky Survival Items

When you think about it, pretty much any item in your household can be used for survival and prepping purposes. Even some the things you throw away every week can be re-purposed. Some of these items are simply nuts which is why I want to make a list and see which ones are completely …

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20 Kick-Ass DIY Weapons for Your Survival

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When it comes to self-defense and survival, there are 4 categories of weapons that I’ve identified. Layers of self-defense, if you will. Layer one is having firearms. handguns, shotguns, and rifles. These are a prepper’s best friend and almost never fail you. Layer two is alternative survival weapons. Bows, slings, darts, …

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50 Preps of Grey

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Prepping is not about showing off your gun or your bunker or your survival skills. It’s about staying alive and rule #1 is to avoid conflict altogether. In this article I’m going to show you 50 ways to keep a low profile and stay alive, because that’s what being “grey” means. …

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10 Critical Basic Survival Skills To Save Your Life

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Whether you’ve been a prepper for some time, or if you’re just starting out, you probably know that having the right set of skills is one of the most best ways to improve your chances of survival in short term emergencies, as well as large-scale catastrophes. Whether you’re a rural …

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The 18 Types of Preppers You Will Run Into

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When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ― Donald Miller It’s interesting to analyze such a big community to look at the different personality types. Each type has their own particular beliefs, inner conflicts, OUTER conflicts and so on. I’ve always been fascinated …

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16 Surprising Benefits of Prepping

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Although there are numerous reasons to start prepping, many people feel it is all a waste of time. They need to see immediate benefits rather than spend a lot of time and energy prepping without actually knowing if it’s worth it. The Internet is full of confusion, exaggerations, as well …

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87 Fantastic Paracord Uses (Can You Think of More?)

Paracord, also known as parachute cord, is a lightweight cord that’s indispensable to survival, camping, and hiking. If you don’t know all the amazing paracord uses, it makes little sense to stockpile it. I’m not going to bore you with its history, suffice it to say it was first used in …

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Everyday Carry Gear: 36 EDC Essentials for 2019

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We talked about bug-out bags, get home bags, INCH bags and how important they are for your survival. Now it’s time to discuss another kit, the everyday carry kit or EDC Kit. Your everyday carry kit consists of all the things you should have on your person at all times,in case a disaster or …

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Outdoor Cooking for Survival and Camping

So you stockpiled enough food to last you at least a year. Now what? In an SHTF situation, there are going to be water and energy shortages that will prevent you from cooking it. Things like rice and beans and pasta, the pillars of a long-term survival stockpile, cannot be …

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Light versus Heavy Bug-Out Bags

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Though I’m not, by any means, trying to bring this particular prepping debate to an end (and there are quite a few of them), I do want to weigh in on the “lightweight versus ultra-packed bug-out bags” issue. Spoiler alert: there is no clear winner, it’s up to you to …

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The Greatest Threats to America

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A lot of non-preppers, are laughing at the fact that we’re a little too concerned with the future of the United States… and the world for that matter. You know what they say, right: disaster is always 6 months away. Well, I don’t mean to sound paranoid, but the number of threats (both …

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The Ultimate Get Home Bag

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A get-home bag, or GHB, is a cousin to a bug-out bag. Where a BOB is designed to help get you away from home and hopefully to your bug-out location, a GHB is a bag designed to help you get home if disaster strikes while you’re away from home. A …

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How to Catch Fish

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OK, you made it. You bugged out to the wilderness or to your super-secret bug-out location. Now you need a continual food source for the long term, regardless of how big your stockpile is. One of the most touted ways pertaining to wilderness survival food is, of course, fishing. There’s absolutely no …

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Killer Urban Survival Tips

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NOTE: This article has been updated with more urban tips for your survival. Since most prepping advice is focused on wilderness survival (due to the large amount of people living in the countryside who are interested), city dwellers are a little left out when it comes to no-fluff urban advice. This is exactly why I wrote this …

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24 Urban Survival Skills You Need to Master

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While there are many survival skills one could learn, the thing is, most of them are for wilderness survival scenarios… and that’s fine, except many of us live in cities, so our needs and skillset are a little different. I decided to make a similar one just for urban scenarios. I’m doing this …

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Emergency Communications 101

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One of the most often overlooked components of an emergency plan or SHTF plan is the need for emergency communications. In today’s world, so many people have become overly dependent on cell phones for communication. In fact, there’s an entire generation of people, those born after 1995, known as Gen …

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