What You Need to Know About Firewood for SHTF Situations When You Need to Bugout

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When you are planning for a SHTF situation, the goal is to have everything accounted for. You’ve likely double- and triple-checked your bug-out bag. You’ve got a plan for where to go and how to build a shelter. You’ve probably got everything you need to make a fire to stay warm, sanitize water, and cook […]

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Five Urban Survival Skills to Learn

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 When disasters strike, and not just any disaster but something huge that can spell catastrophe, there will be an onset of chaos at the aftermath. The faint of heart will not survive the initial outbreak of looting and fighting. This is especially true in urban areas. The countryside is more vast, and survival can depend […]

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The 3 Best 1911 Upgrades After You Finish Your Build


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The 1911 platform is perhaps one of the best performers out of the factory – and that holds true for the 1911 you proudly built at home, because your build relied on the same gold standards. With that said, there are some critical things you can do once you finish your build. These 3 best […]

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Basic Survival Skills You Need To Teach Your Kids

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  Aside from raising your child on the values of right and wrong, parents need to consider incorporating basic survival skills into their upbringing. A lot of these skills can be accomplished by regular camping, hiking, hunting and fishing trips and some need a little more of a direct approach. Here’s my list of survival […]

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Dust to Dust: Time to Get Composting

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  Understanding the complete cycle of how to grow your own food for your family is crucial to the basics of survival, and is a great aspect of personal growth. Humans are a part of nature, but the connection between people, especially those in the west, and the food they eat, has been severed. It’s time […]

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If You’re Going To Bug In, Do It Right: DIY Bunker Plans

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If You’re Going To Bug In, Do It Right: DIY Bunker Plans Do you have concerns about having adequate shelter for you and your loved ones in case of sudden survival situations? Is bugging out not a viable solution for your family? Maybe you wish you could have an underground bunker but the cost of […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Disaster Preparedness

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Disaster Preparedness They’re sneaky, and strike without warning; causing millions of dollars in damage, leaving families without much to look forward to. They rumble, tumble, blow, and shake any and everything that stands in their way. In some cases, they’ll even blaze and freeze individuals who are […]

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Survival Camping Tips: How To Waterproof Your Tent and Keep Warm

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Survival Camping Tips: How To Waterproof Your Tent and Keep Warm Camping is always fun, however for one to be a survivalist they will require various camping tips to ensure they survive unscathed. These tips will range from keeping warm and having a waterproof tent among others. Here are some of the tips that a […]

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Emergency Shelters: How to Make Yours Last

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Emergency Shelters: How to Make Yours Last There is more to prepping than simply stocking up on bottled water (though that is a big part of it). For the serious prepper, getting ready for a disaster also involves activities like building emergency shelters and storage spaces and outfitting them properly. Here are some tips on […]

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7 Natural Antibiotics to Use When Medicines are Not Available

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7 Natural Antibiotics to Use When Medicines are Not Available While the media may point out the dangers of Zika, flu pandemics, and other “newly” emerging diseases, very little is said about the rise of “super bugs”.  These common diseases are quickly outstripping the ability of modern antibiotics to deal with them. As a result, […]

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Natural Home Remedies for Knee Pain

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Natural Home Remedies for Knee Pain The knee is the biggest joint of the body. Therefore, experiencing pain after a workout or a sudden twitch of the muscles in the knee can cause you to go about your day in total discomfort. This soreness can last about a few hours or in certain situations, it […]

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Completely Natural Pest Control Methods For Your Garden

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Completely Natural Pest Control Methods For Your Garden A healthy garden is the best resistance against pests. The best way to avoid damage to your plants is to prevent pests from coming in. Once they invade your garden, getting rid of them can be tricky. These harmful pests can take up residence in your garden […]

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The Truth About Precious Metals in a SHTF Scenario

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The Truth About Precious Metals in a SHTF Scenario There are a few common misconceptions associated with precious metals and how they may not be helpful to a preparedness plan for either a SHTF scenario or potential economic collapse. If I can’t eat it, drink it, or use it to defend myself, I don’t need it. […]

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Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips

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Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips When most people think of long term food storage, pantries filled with canned goods is what often comes to mind. However, we have to be very careful with what we store and buy. Things are not always what they seem when it comes with food storage many products claim […]

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The Top 3 Survival Tools That Can Fit in Your Pocket and Go With You Anywhere

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The Top 3 Survival Tools That Can Fit in Your Pocket and Go With You Anywhere   This article was graciously submitted to us by Anne Oysen. No one wants to be caught unprepared… especially if we’re talking about a survival situation. Ideally, you’d have your bug out bag with you when the unexpected happens. […]

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Amazing Ways You Can Reuse Aluminum Cans

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Amazing Ways You Can Reuse Aluminum Cans Although aluminum cans might not be the most convenient type of packaging if you are on the go, it is one of the best ones for storing different foods and drinks because it not only provides durability in the sense that you can just throw an aluminum can in […]

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How To Protect Your Food Storage Stockpile From Mold

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How To Protect Your Food Storage Stockpile From Mold Molds is a fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors, in walls and on everyday items. No one knows how many species of mold exist but professionals estimates range from tens of thousands to three hundred thousand or more. Mold spores can survive harsh […]

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Natural First Aid Kit

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Natural First Aid Kit A Natural First Aid Kit for a Healthy Lifestyle Natural first aid kits are essential for both indoors and outdoors. Whether you are at home or plan to travel, you need to be prepared with all the natural remedies that you need. This will spare you the challenge of going out […]

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Introducing the Hydra-Light: The Salt Water Powered Lantern & Charger!

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Introducing the Hydra-Light: The Salt Water Powered Lantern & Charger! Away from the wall socket or without your charger, a rechargeable battery is no better than a disposable.  In the US alone there is over $2 Billion1 spent on dry-cell batteries each year and most of those end up in the household garbage.  Those batteries […]

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5 Easy Foods to Stockpile for Disaster

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5 Easy Foods to Stockpile for Disaster This article was kindly submitted to us by Brittany Deatherage. The majority of people pay no heed at all to the constant warnings and advice of the people around them who are actually prepared for the next natural disaster. Admit it, a lot of you haven’t even begun […]

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How to Help Hens Lay a Lot More Eggs

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How to Help Hens Lay a Lot More Eggs Jordan Walker is very passionate about animals. He shows this passion by writing several helpful articles about the subject as the lead content curator for Coops and Cages and other pet related blogs. In this article, he shares tips on how you can help your chickens […]

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Radiation Protection While Bugging Out

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Radiation Protection While Bugging Out This article was graciously provided to us by Jim Kent. The use of radioactive material for energy generation, military purposes and medicine has become internationally prevalent over the past decades. While being inherently dangerous, the destructive potential of radioactive material is realized only when it is taken out of a […]

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The Squirrel Trap – A Critical Survival Tool That Most Preppers Don’t Have

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The Squirrel Trap A Critical Survival Tool That Most Preppers Don’t Have This guest article was graciously submitted to us by Karianna. This Item May Just Save Your Life! In these uncertain times it is imperative to be prepared to bug out on foot if need be. Your bug out bag contents could mean the difference between staying […]

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to be harvested. Foraging is the process of going out into that “wild” to gather available foods. By “wild” […]

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How To Fill Your Water Bottle From A Tree

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How To Fill Your Water Bottle From A Tree The video below will demonstrate how you can fill your canteen from a tree for drinking clean water in the wilderness. I can’t stress this highly enough but please only do this in an emergency situation. If you do this wrong or take too much water […]

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How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family

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How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family How much do you need to plant to feed your family? How many seeds/plants do you need to plant if you want to feed your family fresh produce during the growing season, and then can enough to last the rest of the year. The chart […]

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What Else Can You Char? Beyond Char Cloth Experiment

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What Else Can You Char? Beyond Char Cloth Experiment When it comes to charring materials into tinder, cotton, wool and puck wood work extremely well But that’s a very limited amount of materials. Sometimes it may not be viable to rip apart our t-shirts and sometimes we can’t find punk wood. So, what else can […]

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How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel

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How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel Some may consider starting fire with flint-and-steel to be an advanced skill, used only by the wise old sages and mountain men but that’s not true, it’s incredibly easy; even my grandma could do it. So, what is it? And how do we use it? […]

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How To Keep Communicating Even When the Internet Stops

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How To Keep Communicating Even When the Internet Stops These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check […]

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How To Make Caffeine Drinks From Regular Plants Grown At Home

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How To Make Caffeine Drinks From Regular Plants Grown At Home While it may not rate very highly on the “must have” or “survival” lists, caffeine is something many of us consider completely normal and may even rely on. Withdrawal aside, caffeine has been recorded as a stimulant since man figured out how to leave […]

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How To Start An IV

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How To Start An IV Starting an IV is a valuable skill to have in your first aid arsenal and you may potentially save someone’s life doing it, since it can be used as a route of delivering medication or drawing blood. It takes a little practice to get the hang of it, but once you can do it […]

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9 Methods of Food Preservation You Need to Know

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9 Methods of Food Preservation You Need to Know If you’re looking for an introduction to the methods of food preservation, then you’re in luck. I’ve been posting some food preservation articles these past few weeks at SHTF Dad and it is obvious that its one of the SHTF prepping and homesteading topics which I […]

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SHTF Survival: 3 Steps to Find Edible Plants

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SHTF Survival: 3 Steps to Find Edible Plants Knowing the steps to find edible plants can spell the difference between life and death in a SHTF scenario. If you’re into survival training, camping, trekking, or just loves the outdoors, this SHTF Dad article will surely serve you well. Importance of Knowing the Steps to Find […]

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