The Best Survival Towel: Staying Dry and Getting By

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The Best Survival Towel: Staying Dry and Getting By A towel may seem like a useless luxury item at first glance. The bulk and limited functionality make them not worth their weight and size to include in a bug out bag or get home bag. That very well may be the case for your conventional …

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5 Homemade Rat Traps to Keep Your Food Storage Rodent-Free

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5 Homemade Rat Traps to Keep Your Food Storage Rodent-Free A rat in the pantry is a quick way to ruin your day. They can gnaw through containers like they arent even there and make short work of all your hard work. Luckily for us, the same drive that pushes them to infiltrate our homes makes …

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The Best Concealed Carry Pistol for a Defensive Prepper

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The Best Concealed Carry Pistol for a Defensive Prepper   A concealed carry pistol could make the difference between life and death. A properly trained person with a CCP can make a whole area safer, but you already knew that. You’re here for the best concealed carry pistol on the market. The truth is, the …

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6 Tips to Protect Your Property From Flooding

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6 Tips to Protect Your Property From Flooding Flooding can seriously ruin your day, and your property. Prevention is the best method to avoid becoming a flood victim, but even then it can sometimes be unavoidable. Plenty of natural disasters bring flooding with them including hurricanes, severe storms, and blizzards. All of these are situations where …

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Shelter in Place Kits – How Duct Tape and Plastic can Save Your Life

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Shelter in Place Kits – How Duct Tape and Plastic can Save Your Life   Like Broadway Joe once said “First, I prepare. Then I have faith.” The Shelter in Place kit is not one you want to find yourself using if you can help it. As a matter of fact, you will probably need …

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Prepper Acronyms: Common Survival Acronyms to Know

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Prepper Acronyms: Common Survival Acronyms to Know SHTF, BOB, TEOTWAWKI… Whether you embrace the shorthand or not, the fact remains that there is a lot of it out there. It has almost evolved into an exclusive language where you can hold a whole conversation without using layman’s terms. I’m pretty used to this myself, there …

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Ask a Prepper Series: Desert Island Survival Scenario

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Ask a Prepper Series: Desert Island Survival Scenario Besides shooting the shit when we get together, we sometimes like to run through survival scenarios. One of us had caught that Tom Hanks Castaway movie showing on TV recently and another had stumbled on this online image. We pulled this up on a screen and got to …

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How to Be a Marksman Year-Round For Less!

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How to Be a Marksman Year-Round For Less! Shooting an air rifle is a great hobby to keep your marksman skills sharp. While shooting .22 caliber ammo can chew through your wallet quicker than a honey badger, air rifle pellets are about as cheap as they come. There is nothing quite like picking up a heavy …

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Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know

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Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know It’s no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though. Many types or rope, cord, and wire exist for many different uses and are …

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How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area

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How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area A survival map is an important part of any survival kit. There is no excuse not to have one because getting one is quick, easy, and free. Print maps of all areas you may need in the event of an emergency. If you have a …

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9 Tools the Practical Prepper Should Carry Every Day

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9 Tools the Practical Prepper Should Carry Every Day Everyday Carry is not a new concept. Whether you are a prepper or not, you carry items on your person each and every day. Adding useful tools to what you carry every day can make you more prepared for more situations. Focusing on what you happen …

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6 Ways to Avoid Being Herded into a FEMA Camp

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6 Ways to Avoid Being Herded into a FEMA Camp Having everything you own reduced to a numbered cot in a FEMA camp is not how you want to find yourself in an emergency. It is not only a terrible position to find yourself in, but it could also be a dangerous one. The camps are meant …

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12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper

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12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper Prepping seems to ask more from your wallet every day. If you don’t have money to convert your grid to solar, it doesn’t mean you have to just sit on your hands. If you don’t have the resources to get started with rain barrel water collection, you don’t …

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Prepper Zen: The Importance of Mindfulness in Prepping

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Prepper Zen: The Importance of Mindfulness in Prepping Any disaster, emergency, or SHTF scenario is filled with all sorts of extra stress. How you manage the stress can be the difference between life and death. Simple tactics that are over a thousand years old can be used to help center your mind back on the …

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Prepping for Climate Change: The Effects on the US

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Prepping for Climate Change: The Effects on the US One of our new writers believes the climate change threat is real, and on our doorstep. What do you think? Does it hurt for a prepper to be prepared for the worst case situation, regardless if climate change is happening now? Let’s do a quick poll: …

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Ask a Prepper Series: What is Your Bug Out Shoe of Choice?

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Ask a Prepper Series: What is Your Bug Out Shoe of Choice? What shoes or boots do you plan on wearing when you have to bug out, and why? This is the simple question we posed to the team over at TruePrepper. Everyone responded pretty quickly and didn’t have to mull it over that long. …

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The Cheapest Bug Out Bag: 11 Steps and Less Than $100

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The Cheapest Bug Out Bag: 11 Steps and Less Than $100 Yes, you could throw together a cheap bug out bag for practically free. But will it help you survive when SHTF? You could also spend all your money on a bug out bag and let it sit in a closet and never look at …

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6 Generator Tips to Prepare You for the Next Storm

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6 Generator Tips to Prepare You for the Next Storm “Snowpocalypse” has come and gone in the Southeast, and while the stores may have run out of milk and bread, the accumulation was not nearly as bad as predicted. Don’t get complacent about disasters yet, as it has not been too long since winter weather, …

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Tactical Life, Part 1: Boots, Gloves, and Packs

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Tactical Life, Part 1: Boots, Gloves, and Packs What you wear and the gear you use can be much more than just a preference on how you look. Using quality gear has been a hallmark of the military and law enforcement for a long time. It is easy to see why, since gear reliability can be …

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6 Reason to Add a Coat Hanger to Your Bug Out Bag

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6 Reasons to Add a Coat Hanger to Your Bug Out Bag What kind of non-conventional gear have you acquired for your bug out bag? From pennies and razor scooters, to chopstick and pantyhose, I have seen a lot of things suggested for get-out-of-dodge kits. While I am a big believer that a cluttered bug out …

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How Will You Communicate in an Emergency?

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How Will You Communicate in an Emergency? Are you planning on using your cell phone to send texts? While that may be more reliable than making calls, the communication grid is not especially reliable. You have certainly experienced small outages not just on landlines and internet connection, but cell phone connection as well. History will …

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17 Free Kindle Books for Preppers

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17 Free Kindle Books for Preppers While it may be hard to pass over freebies, sometimes they are free for a reason. Free books, in particular, have a reputation for being pretty bad. So we combed through the free books available for the Kindle and found a few good resources. Whether you are looking for …

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The Best Prepper Christmas Gifts of 2016

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The Best Prepper Christmas Gifts of 2016 As Christmas gets closer, you may find yourself needing a few more gifts under your tree to complete your list. Whether you are dropping hints for friends and relatives, or need to get the perfect present for the prepper in your life- we got you covered. Check out …

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How Being a New Father Shaped Me as a Prepper

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How Being a New Father Shaped Me as a Prepper Becoming a new parent is a powerful experience and drastically changes your life. When we sit down to reflect on these experiences it can provide a little clarity on how they affected our priorities. Keeping your family safe, healthy, and fed is a noble cause …

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6 Ways Burglars Can Break Into Your Home

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6 Ways Burglars Can Break Into Your Home As it approaches Holiday season, ‘opportunists’ will be on the prowl. Mainly they will be pickpocketing, grabbing Amazon shipments off of porches, and other easy ‘grab and go’ tactics. A select few take this invasive behavior up a notch. Burglary and home invasion frequency goes up as …

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FEMA PODs: What They Are and Why They Matter

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FEMA PODs: What They Are and Why They Matter Federal Emergency Management Agency Points of Distribution could be the difference between life and death for a number of scenarios. Pandemics, terrorist attacks, and large scale natural disasters are all emergencies where FEMA PODs could be activated. The number of PODs and their scope is based on …

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6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity

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6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity As we grow more and more reliant on our electronics for information and communication, electricity is necessary for emergencies. Electricity generating gadgets come in many forms and the way they generate electricity varies between them. Having multiple options to generate electricity and charge your electronics can help keep you prepared. Having …

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The Skivvy Roll – How to Pack Like a Pro

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The Skivvy Roll – How to Pack Like a Pro Having spares of the bare essentials is always a good idea. A good shirt, a clean pair of undergarments, and some dry socks can always be clutch whether you are contending with a simple mishap or an extreme survival situation. The skivvy roll is a …

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10 Great Tech Tools for Preppers

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10 Great Tech Tools for Preppers Keeping it simple is always a good plan, especially for prepping gear. Simpler tools have worked for thousands of years, and it is smart to have the essentials and know how to use them. Fire starters, water filters, and military can openers are known for their reliability from being …

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10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford

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10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a rich prepper could easily continue living in the lap of luxury. While most of us just hope to be fortunate enough to stumble upon these …

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The Best Improvised Weapons in Every Room of Your House

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The Best Improvised Weapons in Every Room of Your House Preventing home intrusions from happening at all is always the best solution, but we know from experience that things don’t always work out for the best. Even if you are prepared and have a plan you cannot completely prevent someone from entering your home. Knowing …

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Crowd Crush: The Lurking Danger of Crowds

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Crowd Crush: The Lurking Danger of Crowds It is not news that large crowds can be dangerous, but did you know that the density of the crowd could be more dangerous than the size? While other threats exist in crowds, crowd crush has the potential to kill the largest number of people in gatherings. Black …

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Sugardine: How to Make an Emergency Antiseptic

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Sugardine: How to Make an Emergency Antiseptic Sugardine is commonly used as a veterinary antiseptic, but it has potential for survival situations as well. It is extremely easy to make, simple to apply, and it is great at killing bacteria. Sure, there are plenty of antibiotics you can apply to wounds, but what if you …

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9 Nuclear Warheads America Lost and Never Found

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9 Nuclear Warheads America Lost and Never Found I’m not sure if this is true or not, but if it is, it makes me downright scared but glad that I’m prepared. It is said that the US has ‘misplaced’ their fair share of nukes. During the search and recovery process, America turned up empty when tasked to …

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How To Identify Chemical Attacks by Symptom

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How To Identify Chemical Attacks by Symptom A chemical attack could cause mass terror and devastation. Large scale attacks leave many casualties and have countless people exhibiting symptoms. These chemical attack symptoms are easy to identify and can point to which type of attack was conducted. The attack could come in many different forms ranging …

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How to Test if Any Plant is Edible – The Universal Edibility Test

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How to Test if Any Plant is Edible – The Universal Edibility Test There are about 300,000 species of plants on this planet, so it is nearly impossible to learn whether each and every one is edible. This gets even more complicated when you add plants like rhubarb; where the leaves are toxic but the …

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11 Common Bad Habits Every Prepper Needs to Break

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11 Common Bad Habits Every Prepper Needs to Break Everyone has a habits both good and bad. Habits can be beneficial, creating routine and a stable foundation in your life. Habits can also be damaging to you and the people around you. Some basic bad habits are especially dangerous in emergencies, disasters, and when SHTF. …

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7 Ways to Volunteer as a Prepper

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7 Ways to Volunteer as a Prepper “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew Sometimes prepping can make us callous to the world around us and we can forget about key components that make us human. But let’s face it, if you clicked on this post you must …

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13 Easy Home Security Upgrades Under $13

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13 Easy Home Security Upgrades Under $13 While anyone can be unlucky enough to be a victim of a home intrusion or burglary, there are many things within your control to lower your risk. Fortifying your home against intruders is one major step to keeping burglars away and keeping your home secure. Besides hardening your …

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7 Tips to be a Great Panhandler

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7 Tips to be a Great Panhandler You never know when you will cause you to need a little money to survive. Whether you need money due to a personal financial crisis, or widespread financial collapse, panhandling could help you scrape together enough money to get by. It is an underrated skill that is often …

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Urban Search and Rescue Markings, and Why You Need to Know Them

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Urban Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Need to Know Them In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, did you notice pictures of the cryptic markings that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) spray-painted on all the homes? These rescue marking convey a large amount of information, and knowing what they mean can help you in a …

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16 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

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16 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches Let’s face it, fire is important. If for some reason the physical laws of our world quit providing fire, we would be in trouble. That is what it would feel like if you had to create a fire in a survival situation and did’t have the tools or …

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8 Tools Women Carry That Every Prepper Should Have

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8 Tools Women Carry That Every Prepper Should Have There are many common everyday items found in women’s purses. They are found there for a reason- they have a great everyday utility. Some women carry just the bare essentials, or no purse at all. But those that do carry larger purses are sure to have …

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12 Prepper Gifts for Father’s Day

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12 Prepper Gifts for Father’s Day As father’s day draws closer, you may be finding yourself wondering what to get for your prepper dad. Luckily for you, a prepper dad has shared exactly what he would want this father’s day from prices ranging from $5 to $100. If you are looking to spend a little …

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The 11 Cardinal Sins of Prepping – Pitfalls Every Prepper Should Avoid

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The 11 Cardinal Sins of Prepping – Pitfalls Every Prepper Should Avoid Mistakes are a part of the learning process. Ignoring those mistakes or not recognizing them is not. These mistakes and pitfalls can keep you from being a SHTF asset  and turn you into a SHTF liability. Many of these cardinal sins may seem like common …

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The Best Mosquito Spray According to Science

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The Best Mosquito Spray According to Science Mosquitos are a problem. Besides being incredibly annoying, they are also deadly disease vectors. Just a few of the things mosquitoes can carry include:  Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria, elephantiasis, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever, and parasites. You can wear mosquito nets to completely avoid them, but those are …

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