7 Steps to Take Immediately After an Emergency Situation Ends

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7 Steps to Take Immediately After an Emergency Situation Ends

Every emergency situation has the opportunity to be a learning experience. I don’t care if you’ve planned for the situation well, if you’ve gone through a similar situation before, or if you’re more prepared than 99% of the population would have been – each and every time you go through an emergency situation, when it’s […]

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Survival Pulse Prepper News Site: Website Now Live Again!

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Survival Pulse Prepper News Site: Website Now Live Again!

Not too long ago, we pulled the Survival Pulse website offline in an attempt to combat the censorship on the net in a way we felt would work. Instead, we replaced the website with a newsletter. Emailing you directly meant we could have access to you no matter what happened: Facebook algorithm changes, Twitter burying […]

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Preppers: What Types of Insurance Do You Have?

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Preppers: What Types of Insurance Do You Have?

Well, this whole business of me asking you guys questions about how you prep and what you like to use to prepare has been working quite well – at least I think so. Last time (the first time I did something like this) I asked you for your prepper gear recommendations, and honestly, I got […]

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Preppers: What Types of Insurance Do You Have?

Preppers: What Types of Insurance Do You Have?

Well, this whole business of me asking you guys questions about how you prep and what you like to use to prepare has been working quite well – at least I think so. Last time (the first time I did something like this) I asked you for your prepper gear recommendations, and honestly, I got […]

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Make Money Prepping: How to Put Your Preps to Work for You

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Make Money Prepping: How to Put Your Preps to Work for You

I’ve spoken already about how it’s possible to save money with your preps, but preparedness can be taken one step further – it can actually earn you money if you use your skills as a prepper in the right way. For those of you who don’t struggle with finding money in your budget for prepping because your […]

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Reader Recommendations: Preppers List Their Favourite Gear

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Reader Recommendations: Preppers List Their Favourite Gear

This article is a follow up of a post I made just a couple weeks ago asking you guys to recommend the prepper gear you use and love. The question came about because I’d made an article listing the best prepper gear I could think of without price point being much of a factor. I tried to […]

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What Are Your Prepper Gear Recommendations?

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What Are Your Prepper Gear Recommendations?

Last week I wrote up an article on the best prepper gear I could think to buy for myself – items that have been on my wishlist for absolute ages and were above average in terms of cost, but were worthy (in my mind) purchases considering my perceived value of them in terms of their […]

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14 WAYS PREPPING CAN ACTUALLY HELP YOU SAVE MONEY

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Prepping can be incredibly expensive depending on how you go about it. Buying a plot of land to build a bug out location on, building an underground bunker, even having a quality prepper stockpile – none of these things are free to do, let alone cheap.

There’s no end to the number of items you could buy that could help you out in an emergency. And while yes, there are cheap, quality items out there, there are also plenty of big-budget items you won’t want to cut costs to buy. High dollar investments that will pay off.

But is prepping worth it financially in the long run? In my opinion, yes, and I also believe that there are plenty of ways preparedness can save you money in the long run, even though in the short-term it may feel like you’re spending a lot of cash to get your preps up and running.

What are these ways?

14 WAYS PREPPING CAN HELP YOU SAVE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN

1. NO CONVENIENCE FEES.

Have everything you need always on you? You’ll never have to go to the convenient store and pay those crazy high convenience prices again.

2. BUYING IN BULK OFTEN MEANS CHEAPER COST PER ITEM.

If you’re buying in bulk, chances are good you’re saving yourself money by reducing the amount you’re paying for each individual item. Of course, you’ll have to be sure you actually use what you’re buying or you’d be wasting in that regard, but bulk buying really works if it’s for staples, or things that don’t really expire. Check out a list of the best survival foods to stockpile if you’re interested in going the bulk-buy route for things that won’t end up expiring on you in only a year or two.

3. YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SALES AND DISCOUNTS EVERY TIME YOU BUY.

Having enough in advance means you can afford to wait until a sale swings around to buy again. This is a huge advantage if there are big 25-75% off discounts regularly in places you shop or would consider shopping at. The less you have to pay at full price, the better.

4. YOU CAN BARTER SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU’VE STOCKPILED.

Bartering items you’ve stockpiled at a discount for other items you otherwise would’ve needed to pay full price for is a great way to save money while prepping.

Happened to have stockpiled way too much soap for you and your family to use throughout the time span you’d like to use it in? Think you don’t need all that extra? Use swap sites like Freecycle, or regular classified sites like Craigslist or Kijiji to trade the items you have that you no longer want for other items you’re missing and need to get your hands on.

5. HOME SECURITY PREPS REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HOME ROBBERIES.

And we all know how expensive home robberies can be. Spend money on securing your home here and there reduces the likelihood that you’ll be losing what you’ve worked hard to get to thieves and robbers.

6. GARDEN PREPS CAN HELP YOU REDUCE GROCERY STORE BILLS.

Obvious – but always true! Growing fruits and veggies in your garden and doing things like canning and jarring can really help you reduce your grocery bills.

7. SAME GOES FOR KEEPING CHICKENS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY.

The more you have at home, the less you’ll need to buy from a grocery store, and so even keeping chickens for their eggs, or breeding rabbits, both things preppers often strive to do for the sake of being as self-sufficient as possible, can seriously cut the costs of grocery store bills over the years.

8. YOU CAN TRADE HOME-GROWN FOOD AND MEAT FOR OTHER THINGS YOU MAY NEED.

There’s nothing like home-grown fruits and veggies. Have too much for yourself? See if you can trade some of what you’ve got for things your friends & family may no longer want or need, cutting your costs on those items with excess you wouldn’t be using anyway.

9. SOLAR POWERING YOUR HOME IN PART OR WHOLE REDUCES ELECTRICAL BILLS.

Yes, solar panels are pretty upfront-cost expensive, and yes, you may not be able to power your entire home on them when there isn’t an emergency. But if there happens to be an emergency, they can at least help you power your freezers and refrigerators, and in the meantime, can help you cut the cost of electricity bills. Win, win if you ask me.

10. RAIN WATER COLLECTION CAN HELP YOU CUT DOWN ON WATER BILLS.

Using collected rain water to garden with can help you seriously cut down on water bills. Combined with gardening and you’ve got very, very cheap food on your table. And probably better-tasting, too.

11. FINANCIAL PREPS SAVE YOU HAVING TO PAY HIGH CREDIT CARD INTEREST WHEN EMERGENCIES HAPPEN.

If you’ve prepared well enough for financial emergencies that may come your way, you can pay for those emergencies in cash with your savings, and not have to worry about racking up credit card debt and thus expensive interest charges.

12. TEACHING YOURSELF HOW TO DIY CAN HELP YOU SAVE ON MINOR HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS.

If you’ve prepped well enough, you should be able to deal with minor household repairs yourself: saving you money.

13. LEARNING OTHER SELF-SUFFICIENCY SKILLS WILL SAVE YOU A LOT OVER A LIFETIME.

Learning how to do things like repair your own car, cook your own food, cut your own hair, sharpen your own knives, and more can really help you save money over a period of years and decades. The more serious you are about prepping, the more of these skills you will be determined to learn, and the less you will spend on others doing them for you.

14. BARTERING YOUR SKILLS FOR OTHER ITEMS OR SKILLS CAN HELP YOU SAVE MONEY YOU OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE HAD TO SPEND.

If you’ve learned how to do car repairs, cut hair, sharpen knives, or any other self-sufficiency skills, you can then barter these skills with those who have learned how to do other self-sufficiency skills that you haven’t yet, or you can trade your expertise for physical goods.

OTHER WAYS PREPPING CAN SAVE YOU MONEY?

Can you think of any other ways prepping can save you money in the long-term that I haven’t listed here?

I’m sure there are plenty more that I’ve left out! Leave your suggestions for me in the comments down below!

 

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About the author : ELISE XAVIER : Spyderco diehard and shutterbug. Into prepping and self-sufficiency.
Coauthor and photographer of survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

 

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Best Prepper Gear: 18 Big Ticket Items Preppers Will Want to Save Up For

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There’s plenty of excellent, cheap survival gear around for those just starting to prep, or for those trying to buff up their already-in-place prepper stockpile. But while cheap, affordable products can take you quite far, there are some amazing big-ticket items you’re likely to want to save up for. I don’t own very many of the items on […]

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April 2017 EDC Purse Dump

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April 2017 EDC Purse Dump

Basically arranged my EDC in a way that would make it as easy as possible for me to switch purses on the fly. Not that I really care to switch purses often, just that I hate doing it when my EDC is messy. Select cards, coupons, and a bit of change go into that coin […]

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14 Ways Prepping Can Actually Help You Save Money

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14 Ways Prepping Can Actually Help You Save Money

Prepping can be incredibly expensive depending on how you go about it. Buying a plot of land to build a bug out location on, building an underground bunker, even having a quality prepper stockpile – none of these things are free to do, let alone cheap. There’s no end to the number of items you… Read More

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17 Common Sense Ways to Prevent Hypothermia While Outdoors

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17 Common Sense Ways to Prevent Hypothermia While Outdoors

If you were hoping to learn about some groundbreaking new techniques or read some phenomenally ingenious ways of preventing yourself from getting hypothermia while outdoors, sorry to say, that’s not what this article is for. When I say the following are common sense ways you can help prevent yourself from getting hypothermia outdoors, I really… Read More

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14 Financial Emergencies That Would Be Devastating With Low Savings

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14 Financial Emergencies That Would Be Devastating With Low Savings

There’s no short of reasons why you should have emergency savings. I’ve got a number of pretty common personal crises listed here, but there are plenty more; and likely I’ve left out some that are even more devastating than the ones I’ve listed. If you’re the kind of person who prefers to see a few financial emergencies… Read More

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March 2017 EDC Purse Dump

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March 2017 EDC Purse Dump

Moved everything I don’t use regularly into the Maxpedition pouch in my purse. Only things I carry outside the pouch now are a coin purse, folding shopping bags, chap stick, and odd receipts and shopping lists. Also yes, in case you were looking closely and noticed, I have essentially tied my firestarter into my pouch. Been… Read More

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Times Got Tough? Get Tougher: Using Bad Situations to Fuel Change

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Times Got Tough? Get Tougher: Using Bad Situations to Fuel Change

There are always going to be difficult points in your life. No matter how well prepared you are, how hard you try to make sure you’ve covered every base, learned as much as you could, saved every dollar that you could to hedge against hard times you expect to happen – no matter how prepared you’ve… Read More

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Times Got Tough? Get Tougher: Using Bad Situations to Fuel Change

Times Got Tough? Get Tougher: Using Bad Situations to Fuel Change

There are always going to be difficult points in your life. No matter how well prepared you are, how hard you try to make sure you’ve covered every base, learned as much as you could, saved every dollar that you could to hedge against hard times you expect to happen – no matter how prepared you’ve… Read More

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Couch Potato Bushcrafting: Wilderness Survival Skills From Your Sofa

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Couch Potato Bushcrafting: Wilderness Survival Skills From Your Sofa

I’ve already done an article on couch potato prepping, so you should already know how much a fan I am of doing and learning what you can from the comfort of your own home. While it may sound completely preposterous, you actually can get quite a few bushcraft/wilderness survival skills ready for the outdoors without… Read More

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Wilderness Survival: Starting Fire After Rain, Drinking Seawater, & More

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Wilderness Survival: Starting Fire After Rain, Drinking Seawater, & More

We’re a blog about more than just wilderness survival – but that doesn’t mean we don’t cover wilderness survival and bushcraft techniques at all. There are a good number of articles we’ve published on this blog that have to do specifically with wilderness survival, though they do end up buried amongst the prepping and gear… Read More

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February 2017 EDC Purse Dump

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February 2017 EDC Purse Dump

Things that never leave my purse (though some probably should – never use that lip gloss anymore!). Everyday Carry Item Breakdown CRKT James Williams Tactical Pen Check out our review of the James Williams Tactical Pen. Opinel No. 5 Non-Locking U.K. Legal Folding Knife Clinell Antibacterial Hand Wipes Thomas just wrote up an article about properly… Read More

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Started a Meal Plan to Eat Healthier; Ended Up Helping Us Prep Too

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Started a Meal Plan to Eat Healthier; Ended Up Helping Us Prep Too

Like pretty much everyone I know, I always figured I could loose a little bit of weight and be all the healthier and all the happier for it. Unlike pretty much everyone I know, I never bothered to convince myself that starting a new diet and half-assing it would be the way out. Last year,… Read More

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Slacking on Prepping Lately? Here’s How to Use That To Your Advantage

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Slacking on Prepping Lately? Here’s How to Use That To Your Advantage

You aren’t going to be a diligent prepper 100% of the time. Perseverance ebbs and flows, and even if you don’t ever stop prepping completely, chances are there will be moments in your life where you dwindle down the attention you give to prepping so that you can pay more attention to other areas of your… Read More

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Who Still Buys Dumb Phones Anymore? Preppers Should & Here’s Why

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Who Still Buys Dumb Phones Anymore? Preppers Should & Here’s Why

If you haven’t thought about dumb phones in a long while, I can’t blame you, but chances are you’re missing out on a really great emergency tool that’s been right at the back of your memory this entire time. Smart phones are amazing. They’re an enhancement to everyday life. I can’t imagine no longer having… Read More

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That Exists? Coolest Survival, Outdoor, & Camp Gear We’ve Seen

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That Exists? Coolest Survival, Outdoor, & Camp Gear We’ve Seen

There’s not always a heck of a lot new going on in the survival, outdoor, & camping world when it comes to interesting gadgets, new products, and overall innovation. This makes sense, since when it comes to camping, survival, & the general outdoors, many choose (wisely) to stick to what they’ve already got because, well plainly put,… Read More

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January 2017 EDC Purse Dump

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January 2017 EDC Purse Dump

Thomas hates the Pingo, but I love it, and so have officially stolen it from him ;). Bought a backup phone this past month – a dumbphone with insane standby time that should be great if I leave it charged and off in case of an emergency. 1. Spyderco Pingo Orange Handled Slip Joint UK-Legal EDC… Read More

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Communication After an EMP

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Communication After an EMP Do you know how to communicate after an EMP? What kind of gear will you be needing? What will you use after the electronics in your location have mostly all gone down? Have any idea how to protect your electronics from a potential EMP? If you’re interested in finding out, today’s …

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Hate Budgeting? How to Build Killer Savings Anyway

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Hate Budgeting? How to Build Killer Savings Anyway

There are people who can sit down at a desk once a week or once a month and tally up household expenses by type. Set themselves budgeting goals, then meticulously track where money is leaking so they can stick to their budget. They can keep up these personal audits throughout the year to make sure… Read More

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No-Budget Saving: Finances on Track in One Quick & Easy Step

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No-Budget Saving: Finances on Track in One Quick & Easy Step

There are people who can sit down at a desk once a week or once a month and tally up household expenses by type. Set themselves budgeting goals, then meticulously track where money is leaking so they can stick to their budget. They can keep up these personal audits throughout the year to make sure… Read More

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My Spouse Doesn’t Like Me Prepping: What Can I Do?

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My Spouse Doesn’t Like Me Prepping: What Can I Do?

I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from new subscribers to the Survival Pulse email newsletter (our prepper & survivalist news mail out; you can subscribe here if you’re interested) letting me know that they’re having difficulty at home with spouses who don’t approve of prepping in general, and spending money on preparedness in particular.… Read More

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How to Stay Warm Indoors When the Power’s Out (& It’s Freezing Outside)

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How to Stay Warm Indoors When the Power’s Out (& It’s Freezing Outside)

Not too long ago, we received a question from @RayBurton on Twitter about whether or not we’d done an article on emergency home heating in cold climates. Well, we haven’t, even though I’m from Canada and Thomas & I lived there together for 5 years – so the fact that we haven’t is a bit… Read More

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How to Stay Warm Indoors When the Power’s Out (& It’s Freezing Outside)

How to Stay Warm Indoors When the Power’s Out (& It’s Freezing Outside)

Not too long ago, we received a question from @RayBurton on Twitter about whether or not we’d done an article on emergency home heating in cold climates. Well, we haven’t, even though I’m from Canada and Thomas & I lived there together for 5 years – so the fact that we haven’t is a bit… Read More

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Knife Guides: Best EDC Knives, Myths, Sharpening, & More

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Knife Guides: Best EDC Knives, How to Sharpen, & More

Unless you’re new here (hell, even if you are new here) in most cases you’ll know that Thomas has a little bit of a knife addiction. Calling him obsessed is probably severely under-representing the nature of his relationship with knives; he collects them, uses them religiously, fondles them regularly, is in one of the happiest… Read More

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Knife Guides: Best EDC Knives, How to Sharpen, & More

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Knife Guides: Best EDC Knives, How to Sharpen, & More

Unless you’re new here (hell, even if you are new here) in most cases you’ll know that Thomas has a little bit of a knife addiction. Calling him obsessed is probably severely under-representing the nature of his relationship with knives; he collects them, uses them religiously, fondles them regularly, is in one of the happiest… Read More

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7 Self-Sufficiency Resolutions for the New Year

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7 Self-Sufficiency Resolutions for the New Year

Over the years, I’ve discovered that concentrating on one big goal at a time is the very best way to make any resolution stick long enough to become a habit. Want to eat healthier, exercise more, and quit smoking? Doing it all at once is probably the quickest way to spell disaster, and trying to… Read More

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December 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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December 2016 EDC Purse Dump

1. Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pyjamas: Popular Expressions – What They Mean and How We Got Them – Thoughtful Christmas present that should be useful in helping me descipher all these odd Britishisms. 2. Vintage Ronson Viking Lighter 3. Spyderco Pingo Orange Handled Slip Joint UK-Legal EDC Knife

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Why Would a Rational Person Prep for Doomsday?

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Why Would a Rational Person Prep for Doomsday?

I’m a prepper and, at one point, I never understood the answer to this question myself. My line of thinking: if there are preppers out there like me who are preparing for doomsday, they must be extremely misguided. It’s unlikely that the end of the world as we know it (abbreviated TEOTWAWKI from this point… Read More

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Knife & Outdoor Gear Stores: Best Sale, Deal, & Clearance Pages to Watch

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Knife & Outdoor Gear Stores: Best Sale, Deal, & Clearance Pages to Watch

This past Black Friday/Cyber Monday I wasn’t too happy with the deals we shared on this site, and started thinking about how the sales we’d gotten throughout the year had actually been better deals then the vast majority of the items we’d snagged during these “sale holidays.” It’s pretty disappointing when you hang your hopes… Read More

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Are You Only a Prepper If You Call Yourself One? Preparedness as a Way of Life

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Are You Only a Prepper If You Call Yourself One? Preparedness as a Way of Life Do you know many other preppers in person? Are there people in your life that don’t call themselves preppers but pretty much do the basics of what any prepper would want to do – keep their house well stocked …

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Can You Make Me a Student Survival Kit?

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Can You Make Me a Student Survival Kit? We got a reader question asking us if we could make a low-budget student survival kit. If you yourself are a student or know one and would like to give him or her a survival kit that would be excellent for wilderness survival but that doesn’t break …

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10 Tips for Staying Prepared While You Move

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10 Tips for Staying Prepared While You Move Are you currently or going to be moving in the near future? Take a look at this article to learn some ways to stay prepared while you’re making your move. Whether you’re moving to another neighbourhood, town, city, or state, there are ways to stay as prepared …

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Why I’m Public About Being a Prepper

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Why I’m Public About Being a Prepper

It’s no secret to pretty much anyone who knows me that I’m a prepper. If you take the time to do a quick search on Google for my name, you’ll discover this blog – who I am, and essentially, what I do at home. I’m very public about my prepping. So you’ll know that I take… Read More

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Why I’m Public About Being a Prepper (Hear Me Out)

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Why I’m Public About Being a Prepper (Hear Me Out)

It’s no secret to pretty much anyone who knows me that I’m a prepper. If you take the time to do a quick search on Google for my name, you’ll discover this blog – who I am, and essentially, what I do at home. I’m very public about my prepping. So you’ll know that I take… Read More

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History Channel’s “Alone” Survival Gear Lists – Season 3

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History Channel’s “Alone” Survival Gear Lists – Season 3

Okay so last year we were busy when History’s Alone began to air. Didn’t get un-busy (thanks to our cross-continental move) until well after it finished airing. We caught up to Season 2 really late and didn’t have time to publish an article about it, but this year, we’re back into the swing of things. Now, somebody’s… Read More

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Buying a Survival Kit? Why It’s Always Better to Make It Yourself

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Buying a Survival Kit? Why It’s Always Better to Make It Yourself There are a lot of pieces of gear you can buy to increase your chances of survival, but one that’s most frequently marketed toward survivalists is the “handy dandy” survival kit. Is it wise to buy a survival kit? Are these things ever …

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Electrical Grid Down – No Power in a Canadian Winter

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Electrical Grid Down – No Power in a Canadian Winter What would happen in your area if the power went out in the dead of winter – not for minutes but for days? How would people behave if they didn’t have any idea when the electricity would come back on? What would happen to you …

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First Aid: Super Gluing Cuts, Imodium for Emergencies, & More

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First Aid: Super Gluing Cuts, Imodium for Emergencies, & More

Thanks to Thomas’ knowledge of first aid, we’ve accumulated a fairly decent number of guides and tutorials related to medicine and basic first aid on this blog. As a survivalist and/or prepper, you won’t need convincing that one of the most important skills you can add to your arsenal for long-term survival is a good… Read More

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Cyber Monday 2016 Knife & Gear Deals

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Cyber Monday 2016 Knife & Gear Deals

Okay so Cyber Monday deals on Amazon were nothing like last year’s. Yes, there are a few good product sales, but not much at all in the outdoor category, and only very few actual knives that have reasonable sales. Seems all the attention went to the electronics section this year, but that’s not what this… Read More

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November 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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November 2016 EDC Purse Dump

Spent the month boosting my productivity (finally found a morning routine that works for me!) and grinding away at one of my other blogs. So not much to see here besides work-at-home and brainstorming material. Oh and of course a nice little knife that I can actually take out and use as a regular EDC… Read More

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Why You Should Never Drink Seawater – Especially in Survival Situations

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Why You Should Never Drink Seawater – Especially in Survival Situations “Don’t drink the salt water.” It’s what we’ve been told time and time again to avoid in survival situations. But why? Do you know why it’s important to stay away from ocean water and to look for rivers or streams if you’re lost out …

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Black Friday 2016 Knife & Gear Discounts

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Black Friday 2016 Knife & Gear Discounts

Well, it’s Black Friday again, meaning Thomas is currently scouring the net for any and all deals we can personally take advantage of, and I’m scouring the net for knife & gear deals you all can take advantage of! Seriously, every single time this day rolls around the corner, I kick myself wishing we were in… Read More

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The Many Benefits of Finding Bodies of Water in Survival Situations

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The Many Benefits of Finding Bodies of Water in Survival Situations Survival skills in the traditional sense are great to know, whether or not you’re planning on bugging out. If you are bugging out, then they’re necessary to learn, as it’s unlikely you’ll have any success bugging out if you don’t know a thing about …

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How to Find Civilization When You Have No Idea Where You Are

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How to Find Civilization When You Have No Idea Where You Are Let’s set the stage: you’re lost in the wilderness. You strayed off-road because your car broke down and you were in desperate need of some water. Now that you have the water (you managed to luck out and find a stream after walking …

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The Basics of Thermoregulation and Why It’s Important to Your Survival

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The Basics of Thermoregulation and Why It’s Important to Your Survival You know that after water and food, finding or creating a great shelter is the next step you have to being as safe as you can be in the wilderness. But why? What does it all boil down to? Thermoregulation, or the regulation of …

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Why I Considered Stockpiling Water in Jerrycans & Why I’m Stocking Bottled Water Instead

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Why I Considered Stockpiling Water in Jerrycans & Why I’m Stocking Bottled Water Instead

I’ve done very little water stockpiling in the past for a few different reasons: I lived in Canada, where rain and precipitation in general has never been an issue. Again, I lived in Canada, so rivers, streams, and bodies of water in general were both plentiful and easily accessible. I’ve always lived in a house… Read More

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How to Stockpile Food and Other Goods Cheaply

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How to Stockpile Food and Other Goods Cheaply Stockpiling can be an enormously expensive task if you go about it in the wrong way. Even if you’re doing all that you can to keep costs down, if you’re stockpiling for a big family, it can still be exceptionally pricey to get your stockpiles to where …

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How To Start a Fire After It Has Rained

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How To Start a Fire After It Has Rained While it may seem very difficult to get a fire started after it’s rained, if you don’t live in an incredibly humid place, learning the skill of getting a fire running while conditions are still pretty wet is actually not too bad. Being able to light …

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Survival Gear: Affordable Quality Gear, Making Your Own Kit, & More

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Survival Gear: Affordable Quality Gear, Making Your Own Kit, & More

Second in my attempt to organise the articles we’ve published on this blog by topic (prepper stockpiles being first) is the subject of survival gear. In case you couldn’t tell by browsing this site, we’re huge gear junkies on this site – but that neither means we spend a fortune on gear, nor that we constantly attempt to… Read More

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Top 22 Emergency & Survival First Aid Books

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Top 22 Emergency & Survival First Aid Books

I don’t need to tell you how important basic first aid is from the perspective of dealing with unexpected emergency situations. Chances are if you ended up here, you already know. If you’re a first aider who just wants to get his or her hands on as many great resources as possible to expand your… Read More

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October 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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October 2016 EDC Purse Dump

Got a new (used) Spyderco Sage 1! Old one is still back in Canada so now I’ve got two alotgether. Am so excited to be re-united with my favourite knife. Can only use it indoors here in the UK, but that’s fine by me! 1. Spyderco Sage 1 Carbon Fiber EDC Pocket Knife – Review. 2. SanDisk Extreme… Read More

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Prepper Stockpiles: Stockpiling for Free, Best Items to Stock, & More

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Prepper Stockpiles: Stockpiling for Free, Best Items to Stock, & More

The amount of information on this website gets unwieldy to look at sometimes. With well over 300 posts so far, it can be difficult for even Thomas and I to remember what information we’ve already covered and what still needs to be said, especially since at times we’ll have discussed topics on our survival forum… Read More

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10 More Self-Sufficiency Skills That Can Save You a Killing

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10 More Self-Sufficiency Skills That Can Save You a Killing

A couple years ago, we shared 10 self-sufficiency skills with you, that over time, would save you a bundle if you used them regularly. Well we’re back with some more of these, as of course there are plenty of great self-sufficiency skills that you can learn to help reduce your monthly outgoings. Chances are, even if you’ve… Read More

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Apartment Prepping: 25 Tips For Preppers in Apartments & Flats

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Apartment Prepping: 25 Tips For Preppers in Apartments & Flats

While we’re not the Apartment Prepper blog, we have somewhat recently moved into a studio flat here in the UK, giving us a lot more insight into the world of prepping from an apartment. Going from prepping in a 5 bedroom house in Canada to prepping in a small studio flat was a choice we made… Read More

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September 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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September 2016 EDC Purse Dump

At home EDC. Morning routine, sitting down to good book and drinking coffee while attempting to knit. Knife’s for pruning the herbs. 1. Danby Coffee Cup + Nescafe Azera Intenso 2. Misc Knitting Needles 3. Baladeo Papagayo Lime Green Handle Folding Knife 4. Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Smart Phone + Ringke Slim Phone Case

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We’re Mortgage Free – The Ultimate Prepper Investment

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We’re Mortgage Free – The Ultimate Prepper Investment

When Thomas and I moved to the U.K. roughly 6 months back, our utmost priority was buying our own place. There are many things about renting that bother me – from not being able to make permanent alterations to the space you’re living, to feeling like you’d be wasting money if you improved what’s around you,… Read More

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Free Survival eBooks: Downloadable Straight from Amazon

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Free Survival eBooks: Downloadable Straight from Amazon

I had this article published on Survival Pulse for quite a long time, but since pulling down the website and taking the news updates completely underground, this article has vanished from the net. I took down a significant number of pages from the site, including this one showcasing the free survival e-books you can get. Still… Read More

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I Have No Money to Spare: How Can I Start Prepping? [RQ#9]

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I Have No Money to Spare: How Can I Start Prepping? [RQ#9]

Exactly 1 month ago, I received a question from a reader of Survival Pulse’s daily news asking for urgent advice. Unfortunately, when I sent an email back to the address written into the contact form, the email bounced, and so there’s almost no way for me to find the person who this response was meant… Read More

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Censorship on the Net & The One Way to Get Around It

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Censorship on the Net & The One Way to Get Around It

In case you haven’t noticed, censorship has been rising to whole new levels on the internet recently. Entire social media sites are taking positions against those who may be more critical and less positive in their messages – instead taking the sides of social media users who feel “harassed” by negative comments. It isn’t harassment… Read More

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August 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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August 2016 EDC Purse Dump

1. Keys, keys, keys 2. Hair elastics 3. Opinel No. 5 Non-Locking U.K. Legal Folding Knife 4. L’Occitane Shea Butter Delightful Rose Lip Balm 5. Bournemouth Library Card

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Are Preppers Hoarders? Differences Between Stockpiling & Hoarding

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Are Preppers Hoarders? Differences Between Stockpiling & Hoarding

Time and time again, I’ve seen accusations from people who just don’t understand prepping that preppers are basically hoarders. Shows like Doomsday Preppers paint a picture of preppers that, quite frankly, makes it look like we’re all genuinely displaying crazy behaviour when we choose to prep that’s evident, not only by how we talk, but also by… Read More

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Lists, Lists, Lists: What Kinds Should Preppers Be Writing?

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Lists, Lists, Lists: What Kinds Should Preppers Be Writing?

If you’re the kind of prepper who likes to write everything down and even goes so far as to write lists for your lists, this is the article for you! There are an enormous number of lists that would really be beneficial for you to write up and maintain as a prepper, many, which if you’re… Read More

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Preppers: Do You Fear Not Having Enough?

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Preppers: Do You Fear Not Having Enough?

Restarting my preps leaves me with a distinctive worry – namely, the fear that’s mentioned in the title: of not having enough. No matter how much we stock up, no matter how much we have on hand, how much we learn, or how much we are able to do, there’s always the possibility that it… Read More

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Do You Fear Not Having Enough?

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Do You Fear Not Having Enough?

Restarting my preps leaves me with a distinctive worry – namely, the fear that’s mentioned in the title: of not having enough. No matter how much we stock up, no matter how much we have on hand, how much we learn, or how much we are able to do, there’s always the possibility that it… Read More

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July 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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July 2016 EDC Purse Dump

Around-the-house EDC since we moved into our new flat a couple days ago. Been doing a lot of measuring for potential furniture, a lot of herb gardening (finally have herbs growing in my kitchen!), and constantly have open Pokémon Go on my phone in case there’s anything interesting that happens to come ’round (Caught a Scyther… Read More

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Amazon Prime Day 2016 Knife & Outdoor Gear Discounts

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Amazon Prime Day 2016 Knife & Outdoor Gear Discounts

I wasn’t going to do a post about Prime Day because I wasn’t so sure the deals would be any good. In my opinion, Amazon seems to essentially have made up a shopping holiday out of a random day in July, and I wasn’t sure how well it would work out. Obviously, it all depended… Read More

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So Brexit’s Really Happening – What Should UK Preppers Do?

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So Brexit’s Really Happening – What Should UK Preppers Do?

Thomas asked me if he should be writing up a post about Brexit on this blog the morning after we found out the votes for the referendum had come out in favour of a UK Brexit. He stayed up late that night and woke me up to tell me when the point of no return… Read More

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June 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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June 2016 EDC Purse Dump

1. Club Monaco Red Tavel/Passport Purse 2. Douk-Douk UK Legal Pocket Knife 3. L’Occitane Shea Butter Delightful Rose Lip Balm 4. Miscellaneous Keys 5. Wilko Ultra Soft Pocket Tissues 6. Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Ballpoint Pen – Blue. 7. Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Ballpoint Pen – Purple. 8. Wilko Folding Shopping Bag 9. Wilko Folding Shopping Bag

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Restarting a Stockpile: Why I’m Starting with Household Supplies

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Restarting a Stockpile: Why I’m Starting with Household Supplies

For those of you new to the scene, a little catch-up: Thomas and I moved to the U.K. from Canada a little under a month ago. This cross-continental move put us in a bit of an odd position from a prepping point of view. Quite obviously – it left us in the weird position of… Read More

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Knife Drop: Restarting a Knife Collection

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Knife Drop: Restarting a Knife Collection

As you already know, Thomas and I moved to the UK just last month. Thomas lived in the UK before he moved up to the Great North (Canada!) for me a number of years back (for those wondering, yes he does have a British accent), and so with a little effort, he managed to find some… Read More

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Couch Potato Prepping: Prep Without Leaving Your Sofa

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Couch Potato Prepping: Prep Without Leaving Your Sofa

While we all know just how important it is to be active and actually get around to doing all the physically laborious preps we have in our head to do, not every moment of the time you spend in front of the computer or sitting on a couch has to be time wasted. If you’re… Read More

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44 Home Remedies for Toothache Relief – Which Work for You?

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44 Home Remedies for Toothache Relief – Which Work for You?

Toothaches are a harsh reality to have to deal with. Whether you’re stuck out camping or waiting at home or work for your dentist appointment to finally come ’round, it can really be a true benefit to be able to do away with the pain of a toothache until your dental problem is fixed. Toothaches… Read More

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May 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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May 2016 EDC Purse Dump

1. Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Smart Phone + Ringke Slim Phone Case 2. Douk-Douk UK Legal Pocket Knife 3. Sony Alpha a5000 Camera with 16-50mm Lens 4. Sony Blue MDRE9L Earphones

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3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness

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3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness Wilderness survival skills are important skills for every prepper to learn. What happens if the SHTF, you need to bug out, and for some reason, the location you’ve scouted or prepped has already been invaded or pillaged by others? You’re going to need to bug …

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For Outdoorsmen Dads: Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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For Outdoorsmen Dads: Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas

You may think that buying the perfect present for an outdoorsman is a hard cookie to crack, but whether or not you’re wired in the same way, it’s actually a lot easier to buy great gifts for the more outdoorsy types than it is to buy a present for the typical person. Why? Well, since… Read More

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For Outdoorsmen Dads: Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas, written by Elise Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

TEOTWAWKI? 10 Things You’ll Really Miss

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TEOTWAWKI? 10 Things You’ll Really Miss

It can get tricky trying to figure out what you’ll be missing most when the shit really hits the fan. Quite a while back, I brought up 10 Things You’ll Regret Not Having Enough of When the SHTF, and when I asked what kinds of things you guys would miss most, an overwhelming number of you… Read More

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The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts

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The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts How many of you already knew you could use super glue to seal closed cuts? How many of you have actually tried using this first aid technique? For those who are new to the concept, or who have heard about it but haven’t yet given it …

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April 2016 EDC Purse Dump

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April 2016 EDC Purse Dump

1. Club Monaco Red Tavel/Passport Purse 2. Inova XP LED Flashlight 3. Spyderco Des Horn Slim Folding EDC Knife – Review. 4. Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Smart Phone + Ringke Slim Phone Case 5. Pilot Vanishing Point Retractable Fountain Pen

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Should You Rotate Through Your Food Stockpile?

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Should You Rotate Through Your Food Stockpile?

In July last year, I asked everyone on Survival Threads whether they preferred to rotate their food stockpile or not: When it comes to food storage, I’ve noticed that people typically fall into one of two types of camps: either they are all for rotating their food stockpile, or they prefer to just build it… Read More

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