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Use These 7 EDC Items to Survive a Riot

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Riots and other violent “demonstrations” are an increasingly common sight in many cities across America. Often motivated by political ideology along sectarian lines, we are seeing a sharp uptick in the frequency, duration and intensity of these events. From clogging major thoroughfares with a mass of bodies to completely shutting …

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Teaching Your Kids to Use Firearms

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In some families, it is a rite of passage. In others, it is another skill to be learned on the road to adulthood. Still in others, it is a safety measure to prevent disaster. I am talking of course about teaching your children to handle and shoot firearms. A treasured …

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Top 10 Best LED Flashlights of 2019

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For daily carry or emergency preparedness, there is hardly a more valuable and more used tool than a good flashlight. More than any firearm, more than even a knife, a reliable flashlight is vital for all kinds of situations, from common chores and tasks to serious survival situations. The reality …

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How to Superglue a Cut

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Preppers often wonder if they can superglue a cut, likely due to the easy access nature of superglue around the world. While it is possible to use standard superglue on a cut in an emergency situation, it is not always the right course of action depending on your access to …

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Getting Past a Gun Range Rut

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Chances are as a prepper you know that your self-defense skills have to be on point if you are going to fend of attackers, even multiple attackers. Most of you either carry a firearm or keep one handy at home for repelling unwanted visitors so you know how important regular …

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A Review of the MSR Whisperlite Camp Stove

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When it comes to our outdoor equipment one of the items that get a lot of use if you do much camping and backpacking is the cook stove. It is one of the most essential pieces of gear you will own, so it’s important to do your research and make …

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Are Revolvers Still Relevant for Self Defense?

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Handguns play an essential part in the overall self-defense plans of many Americans. Whether as just a gun for in-home protection or a full-time concealed carry gun as part of a culture of preparedness and readiness, the handgun is in many ways the quintessential firearm of personal protection for civilians. …

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10 of the Best Ways to Upgrade Your BOB

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Any bug-out bag is just a starting point. No matter how nice the bag, or how cleverly you have it packed to the brim with your survival kit and accoutrement, you can improve on it in some essential way. Maybe you can make it more comfortable, durable, waterproof, or something …

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Firearms Shopping for Women – The Ultimate Guide

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The purchase of a new gun for female buyers can be a harrowing experience, but not for the reasons you might be thinking. It has nothing to do with outdated and downright incorrect assumptions about a woman’s ability to handle a firearm, her intelligence, or anything else like that. What …

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The Best Lanterns for Survival

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Personal lighting solutions are an important part of preparedness, as you’ll have a definite and acute need for light no matter what kind of emergency you are facing. At home, on the road or abroad, you’ll hardly find a prepper that does not keep a flashlight of headlamp handy. But …

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How to Buy Your First Gun

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So, you’ve done it. You have made the decision to become a gun owner. Huzzah! That’s great. No doubt you have a few questions or even a little anxiety over how the whole process works. You might not even have any idea what kind of gun you want to buy, …

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How to Treat Hypothermia in a Survival Situation

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Hypothermia occurs in extreme cold, and is defined as a drop in core body temperature to less than 35°C. If you believe you could become at risk of hypothermia it is important to know that at least half of heat loss recorded temperatures due to radiation by the skin. The …

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Couscous Primavera (Freezer Bag Cooking)

Couscous Primavera cooked in freezer bag

Couscous is a great gain, and it does really well when used in Freezer Bag Cooking (FBC). This FBC recipe, Couscous Primavera, make use of Italian flavors to create a warm and satisfying dish with a lot of taste and is filling. This is a great recipe to pull out …

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The Best Budget Guns Money Can Buy

Mossberg 500 vs Remington 870

Guns are important tools for preppers, since they serve as a portable and effective means of personal security, one with range, and also can help put food on the table during long-term grid-down crises. As it turns out and I know this is no surprise at all to some, guns …

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5 Obstacles to Prepping Destroyed

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No matter what trashy daytime and evening television would have you believe, prepping is not easy. That is mostly because the vast majority of preppers (this readership included) are not independently wealthy retired eccentrics. Face it: the most precious thing we have, the thing we are going through all of …

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Top 3 Quiet Guns for SHTF

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Plenty of preppers spend plenty of brain cells coming up with the perfect plan for how guns will fit into their SHTF procedures, but most don’t stop to consider the consequences of actually using those guns. If you were dealing with a long- or indefinite term survival situation with little …

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10 Non-Electric EMP-Proof Devices to Get

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If SHTF because of an EMP, the world as we know it will change rapidly. Many devices that we rely on every day could simply stop working. Although scientists have an idea of what the effects of a wide scale EMP would be on electrical devices, it’s difficult to know …

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10 Things to Never Do in a Disaster or Emergency

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The worst thing about emergencies and disasters is that they are often unpredictable. We don’t often get much warning, if any, that our life is about to hang in the balance. It can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you haven’t put much thought or practice into …

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