6 Comebacks To People Who Call You Crazy For Prepping

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6 Comebacks To People Who Call You Crazy For Prepping If you’re a prepper, then at some point–whether in person or online–someone is going to call you crazy for prepping. They might not use the word “crazy” and instead opt for words like “paranoid” and “conspiracy theorist”, but the meaning is the same. To them, …

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7 Tips For Bugging Out Faster

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7 Tips For Bugging Out Faster If the SHTF no warning and you were forced to bug out, how long would it take you to get out of dodge? This is a very important question. You probably have lots of supplies you’d want to load into your bug out vehicle, but that takes time, and …

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14 Prepper Items To Look For At Garage Sales

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14 Prepper Items To Look For At Garage Sales Garage sale season is here! This is the time of year when people do their spring cleaning, clear out their basements and attics, have garage sales, and sell valuable items for next to nothing. If you haven’t been to any garage sales yet this year, you …

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50 Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag

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50 Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag A bug out bag is never really complete. Not only do you have to rotate the food and batteries and make sure everything is still in working order, you also have to ask yourself two questions: 1. Is there an item that would be …

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50 MORE Survival Items You Forgot To Buy

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50 MORE Survival Items You Forgot To Buy There’s an old Far Side comic that shows a married couple standing in a bomb shelter and a sky full of mushroom clouds directly above them. The shelter is filled with canned food, and the wife is yelling at the husband: “How many times did I say …

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20 Best Prepper and Survivalist Shows on Netflix

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20 Best Prepper and Survivalist Shows on Netflix Ever since 9/11 there have been all sorts of prepper and survivalist shows popping up. Even more so since the financial crisis: Dual Survival, Doomsday Preppers, The Colony, and many others. A growing number of people are becoming aware of the fragility of the modern world, and …

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How to Scavenge After the SHTF

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How to Scavenge After the SHTF No matter how prepared you are, you might have go scavenging for supplies. It’s dangerous, but there are countless scenarios where it could be necessary. What if your home is destroyed? What if your bug out bag is stolen? What if your bug out location has been compromised? Just …

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20 Survival Uses for Pantyhose

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20 Survival Uses for Pantyhose If you or your wife have been throwing away old pantyhose, stop right now. And if no one in your home uses pantyhose, you should definitely buy some. Pantyhose has all sorts of survival-related applications such as first aid, gardening, hunting, shelter construction, and even food storage. Because of this …

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14 Tips For Staying Calm During A Disaster

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14 Tips For Staying Calm During A Disaster One aspect of survival that people often overlook is mental survival. Just think about how stressed out you were last time you had a really bad day. Now imagine that times ten. If you get too stressed, you’re liable to unravel which can lead to poor decision-making. …

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20 Survival Uses For Chap Stick

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20 Survival Uses For Chap Stick I don’t actually use chap stick on my lips, yet I carry a couple tubes of chap stick with me everywhere. Why? Because of all the things you can do with them. I have one tube that I hollowed out and turned into a little survival kit with a …

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10 Free Things You Can Do To Prepare For Disaster

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10 Free Things You Can Do To Prepare For Disaster It’s happened to almost every prepper. You look at a list of survival supplies you want to buy, then you look at how much spending money you have, and your heart sinks. How are you ever supposed to afford all this stuff? When it comes …

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31 Surprising Uses For Borax

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31 Surprising Uses For Borax You’ve probably heard of using borax as a laundry booster. Although it’s a great way to remove stains and make your laundry whiter and fresher, that’s just one of over 30 ways you can use borax. If you know how, you can use borax to clean the kitchen and bathroom, …

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8 Threats To Beware Of If You Live In The City

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8 Threats To Beware Of If You Live In The City Urban survival is a popular topic among preppers, probably because most of them–despite dreams of a homestead in the country–live in big cities so they can get to work in a reasonable amount of time. I’d like to tell these people that the city …

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18 Alternative Uses for Old Milk Jugs

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18 Alternative Uses for Old Milk Jugs Everyday thousands of perfectly good plastic milk jugs get thrown into the trash. It’s a shame because there are many practical uses for them. Milk jugs can be used as plant containers, mini-greenhouses, watering cans, fishing bobbers, and more. And if you know how, you can turn them …

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4 Tips To Stop Someone From Bleeding To Death

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4 Tips To Stop Someone From Bleeding To Death Stopping someone from bleeding to death is a pretty basic first aid skill, yet most people don’t know anything more than, “put pressure on it.” Yes, putting pressure on the wound is a good idea, but what should you use to cover the wound? And what …

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Pemmican – The Original Survival Food

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Pemmican – The Original Survival Food   If you’re living through a disaster where you’re on your feet a lot and don’t have time to cook, one of the best foods you can eat is pemmican. It’s packed full of fat and protein and can give you lots of steady energy throughout the day without …

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11 Ways To Light Your Home When The Power Goes Out

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11 Ways To Light Your Home When The Power Goes Out When the power goes out, the only lights most people have are candles, flashlights, and perhaps an oil lamp. These are fine for short power outages, but for extended outages (24 hours or longer), you’ll need lights that are safer, brighter, and longer-lasting. Fortunately, …

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9 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Charcoal

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9 Easy Steps To Make Your Own Charcoal If you live in an area with a lot of trees, then you’re in luck. If the SHTF, you’ll have plenty of wood to burn for heat and cooking, but not everything should be cooked over a wood fire. Most foods such as meat and many vegetables …

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18 Amazing Off-Grid Uses for Used Tin Cans

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18 Amazing Off-Grid Uses for Used Tin Cans Almost everyone has at least one tin can somewhere in their home. Most preppers have lots of them, but even non-preppers are bound to have a can of beans or something. Because of this, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a tin can after the SHTF (just …

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10 Things That Will Destroy Your Food Storage Cache

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10 Things That Will Destroy Your Food Storage Cache It finally happened–a major disaster hit your town and no one is coming to help. The power is out, the police are stretched to the limit, and worst of all: the stores are running out of food. Fortunately, you have a pantry full of supplies. You …

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15 Kitchen Gadgets That Work Without Power

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15 Kitchen Gadgets That Work Without Power Meals aren’t much of a problem during short power outages. There’s canned food, dehydrated food, MRE’s, etc. All you need is a way to boil water and you’re set. But what if it’s a long power outage? Not just a few days, but a few weeks or longer? …

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20 Skills You Can Trade After The End Of The World

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20 Skills You Can Trade After The End Of The World Too many preppers have a romantic view of life after the end of the world. They see themselves as the hero of a post-apocalyptic movie, but the most likely scenario is far more depressing. Fernando Aguirre is a prepper who lived through the hyperinflationary …

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11 Ordinary Things You Can Turn Into Candles

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11 Ordinary Things You Can Turn Into Candles Hopefully you have plenty of lighting options in case the power goes out. But what if you’re away from home when it happens? Or what if your supplies are destroyed or you’re unable to get to them? Sitting in the darkness can be very unsettling, especially on …

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How To Make Easy Emergency Bread

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How To Make Easy Emergency Bread There’s nothing quite as satisfying as bread when you’re really hungry. Whether it’s French bread, sourdough bread, or regular old sandwich bread, it can fill you up and give you plenty of energy. But during a long-term disaster, store-bought bread probably won’t be available. So unless you have a …

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15 Ways to Wipe Your Butt When the Toilet Paper is Gone

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15 Ways to Wipe Your Butt When the Toilet Paper is Gone It happens to the best of us. You sit down on the toilet, do your business, and only then do you realize you’re out of toilet paper. It’s really not that big of a deal. You can just go look for something else …

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15 Unique Ways to Start a Fire

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15 Unique Ways to Start a Fire Imagine you’re lost in an abandoned city after the end of the world as we know it. The sun is going down and the air is getting cold, but your one and only lighter is out of fuel, and you don’t have any other fire starting tools. What …

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17 Common Home Security Mistakes

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17 Common Home Security Mistakes Home security is a critical aspect of preparedness. You might be prepared for all types of disasters, but don’t forget that one of the greatest threats during a disaster is the people who aren’t prepared. Time and time again, in places all over the world, burglary and murder rates have …

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15 Questions To Ask Before The Power Goes Out

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15 Questions To Ask Before The Power Goes Out It’s hard to overstate most people’s reliance on the power grid. They need it literally every second of every day–to do their jobs, to make their food, to keep them warm (or cool) while they sleep. But this increasing reliance on power is making people more …

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20 Awesome Board Games For Preppers

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20 Awesome Board Games For Preppers Most people have unrealistic ideas what life would be like after the SHTF. They imagine themselves fighting off enemies, saving people in danger, and generally kicking ass just like in the movies. But the fact is, a lot of it would be incredibly boring. We tend to take all …

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25 Prepper Items To Look For at Flea Markets

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25 Prepper Items To Look For at Flea Markets Every time I visit a flea market or thrift store, I’m amazed at how many perfectly good prepper items are being sold for next to nothing. They’re usually items I already have, but I can see how brand new preppers could do really well… if they …

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Basic Soap-Making Tutorial That Anyone Can Follow

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Basic Soap-Making Tutorial That Anyone Can Follow Soap making is one of many skills that used to be widely known but today is only practiced by preppers and homesteaders. And even a lot of preppers don’t bother learning how to make soap because they think they can just stock up on it instead. While this …

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20 Common Survival Myths

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20 Common Survival Myths Have you ever heard that if you encounter a bear in the woods, you should play dead? Or that if you’re bitten by a snake, you should suck out the venom? Or worse yet, that if you’re stabbed with a sharp object, you should immediately pull it out? Unfortunately, survival myths …

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15 Brilliant Uses for Buckets You Never Thought Of

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15 Brilliant Uses for Buckets You Never Thought Of If you aren’t already hoarding buckets, now is the time to start. Many preppers only think about buckets in relation to food storage, but there are dozens of other things you can do with them. This is especially true of 5-gallon buckets with lids. During the next …

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6 Street Smart Skills You Need In An Urban Disaster

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6 Street Smart Skills You Need In An Urban Disaster Prepping is much more than gathering supplies. What if your home (or wherever you keep your supplies) is destroyed? What if a disaster happens while you’re away from home and you’re unable to get back? What if by the time you get there your home …

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21 Prepper Tips I Wish I’d Heard BEFORE I Started Prepping

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21 Prepper Tips I Wish I’d Heard BEFORE I Started Prepping Almost everyone has had that fantasy where you start a project, a job, a relationship, or even your life over with the knowledge you have now. It can be incredibly frustrating when you do something that, looking back on it, was obviously a mistake. …

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Washing Clothes Without a Washing Machine

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Washing Clothes Without a Washing Machine Washing machines are just one of the many modern technologies most people take for granted. We complain about having to put clothes into a machine and turn the knob, forgetting that in the days before electricity people spent hours scrubbing, rinsing, and wringing out their clothes. When then SHTF, …

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19 Ways to Use a Knife in a Survival Scenario

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19 Ways to Use a Knife in a Survival Scenario Every prepper has at least one survival knife in their supplies (good preppers have two or three). Buy why? What makes knives so important? Someone once asked me what I expect to do with my knife other than sharpen sticks and skin animals. The answer: …

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20 Ways to Save Money On Food

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20 Ways to Save Money On Food Prepping can be expensive. Really expensive. Even if you’re only doing a little bit each week, it can add up to several hundred dollars a month. If you’re living on a budget, you might have to sell things you don’t need in order to afford survival gear. You …

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The 8 Fastest Ways to Purify Water

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The 8 Fastest Ways to Purify Water If the SHTF and you’re running from a violent mob, fighting off looters, and trekking for miles through the wilderness, you’re gonna get pretty thirsty. Hopefully you can take some water with you, but you’re going to run out eventually, which means you’ll have to find water and …

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37 Survival Uses For Trash Bags

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37 Survival Uses For Trash Bags In a grid-down scenario where store shelves are empty and garbage collection services are no longer available, trash will accumulate very quickly, bringing with it pests and disease. Those without plenty of extra trash bags will experience the worst of it. To keep your home and yard from becoming …

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15 Reasons to Prep Even if Doomsday Never Arrives

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15 Reasons to Prep Even if Doomsday Never Arrives One reason many people hesitate to start prepping is the fear that it will all be for nothing. What if they spend hundreds of hours practicing survival skills and thousands of dollars on survival supplies, and nothing happens? Would that mean it was all a huge …

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How to Make Hardtack

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How To Make Hardtack Hardtack is a thick cracker made from flour, salt, and water. What makes it different from other crackers is that it lasts for several years as long as you keep it dry. Because of that, it used to be very popular among sailors and soldiers, especially during the Civil War. It …

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10 SHTF Problems You Might Not Have Planned For

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10 SHTF Problems You Might Not Have Planned For One thing all disasters have in common is they’re unpredictable. If we knew exactly what the next disaster will be and how it will play out, we could make sure to have everything we need. Unfortunately, disasters don’t work that way. Not only do we not …

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32 Foods That Aren’t Just For Eating

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32 Foods That Aren’t Just For Eating Did you know you can use peanut butter as shaving cream? That you can use mayonnaise to relieve a sunburn? Or that you can use a can of tuna as an oil candle? These are just a few of the countless things you can do with food besides …

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7 Alternative Ways to Preserve Food

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7 Alternative Ways to Preserve Food The two most popular ways to preserve food are canning and dehydrating. These methods are great, but they have their disadvantages. Canned food doesn’t have as much nutritional value as fresh food, and dehydrated food usually needs to be reconstituted with water before you can eat it. Fortunately, these …

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13 Things People Will Wish They Had After The SHTF

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 13 Things People Will Wish They Had After The SHTF Thanks to the Internet, there is an abundance of information about prepping at our fingertips: survival uses for everyday items, how to save money on supplies, homesteading projects, and so forth. It’s great having access to all this information, but every now and then we …

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7 Urban Survival Mistakes That Could Get You Killed

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7 Urban Survival Mistakes That Could Get You Killed Most people try to learn from their mistakes. In fact, sometimes making mistakes is the only way to learn. But this is not so in an urban survival scenario. If you make the wrong mistake and die, you won’t get a chance to learn from it. …

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