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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 Every Prepper

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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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136 Bug Out Bag Essentials Checklist + PDF Download

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Lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and ready to fulfill all your survival needs. That’s what your bug out bag should be like. However, we all know packing a bug out bag is a balancing act: there are items that are crucial and there are others that are less important, depending on your …

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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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133 Juicy Survival Tips That May Save Your Life

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When my friend and I came up with the idea for this article, we didn’t exactly have a goal in mind BUT we knew what we wouldn’t be able to do, and that’s to gather all the survival and preparedness knowledge in a single post. That’s just impossible and all its …

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40 Ways To Kill Time after Doomsday

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The thought of not having Internet and a working cell-phone post disaster (whatever that may be), is scaryto me. Even though we humans lived for millions of years without blogs, Facebook, and Google, it’s going to be tough for most of us to kill time when there won’t be anything …

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The Best Bug Out Vehicles

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OK, I’m not going to say that there’s a perfect vehicle out there waiting for you. Instead, I’m going to give you the most important things to look at when considering one (or more!) bug out vehicle and let you figure out which one is right for, whether it’s a …

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Hurricane Preparedness 101

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It’s very sad that a destructive event such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was responsible for reminding people that they need to prepare. The vast majority of them weren’t prepared at all and the ones that made it out alive regret being unprepared to this day. Shocking Hurricane Stats the …

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6 Home Defense Guns to Protect your Family

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Some preps are perennially effective, not just in a “true” SHTF event or the End of the World as We Know It. Take for instance having a gun and the skills to use it. Reason? Sadly, evil exists in the hearts of men and there are those out there who …

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Police Brutality Cases, Stats, Videos and More

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I think we can all agree that police brutality is at an all-time high. It’s already part of the American way of life. But this isn’t how the American way of life is supposed to be, is it? There was once a revolution and I feel another one is coming… …

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Alternative Survival Weapons to Have as Back-Ups

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Having a survival weapon is an absolute necessity for camping, hiking, bushcraft, or if you’re just lost in the wilderness. Not only do you need a weapon to protect yourself from any animals or people who threaten you, you also need it to be able to hunt as well. There are …

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