Tale of the Tang: The Untold Story of Knife Tangs.

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Knives are the weapon of choice for many, but what most people forget is the fact that they need to understand the parts of the knife. You might love to carry a knife to your outdoor adventures, but have you given thought about the parts of a knife? After all, it is the sum of the parts that makes the knife strong, the parts dictate the purpose of the knife. Whether it is a full tang hunting knife or a push tang knife, you need to pay attention to these little details. The tang is that part of the knife,

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How to Understand Minute of Angle (MOA) – Long Range Shooting

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You generally do not have to visit a shooting range at all in order to hear the word MOA. Marketing’s campaigns have pasted that term to almost everything related to the firearms world such as the best rifle scopes, red dot sights, and the accuracy of a particular gun.  In the most basic sense, MOA is an expression of accuracy and became the common unit-of-measurement for windage and elevation on most weapons and aiming opto-electronic devices on the North American arms bazaar. If you are in doubt how to understand Minute of Angle (MOA) and its application in Long Range

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4 Home DIY Projects Worth Taking the Time For

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Home DIY projects of all kinds can be incredibly thrilling and fulfilling. If you’re looking for DIY project ideas that can do wonders for your residence, there are many out there simply waiting for you. It’s critical to focus your energy on home improvement projects that can lead to exceptional results. Try Your Hand at Cabinet Painting Cabinets are undeniable focal points in kitchens. If you want to revamp your food preparation zone, then you should seriously consider painting its cabinets a fresh new color. Cabinet painting doesn’t take a lot of time or skill. You just need to give

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Peanut Butter as a Survival Food: Protein Packed in the Pantry

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One of the best survival foods is widely available and probably already in your pantry! Peanut butter is an excellent and nutritious way to stay fed during an emergency, disaster, or SHTF. It has plenty of nutrients and protein to carry you over for short periods, or it can supplement a long-term food storage supply. …

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Training Your Dog Through Positive Reinforcement

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Leaving your dog for keep chewing or just to sit on a couch and watch some animal discoveries kind of things make your dog to get bored. You have no idea how much energy your dog loses during that boredom. So the mental exercise like training them for different lifestyles can burn off their boredom, make them active and reduce the chances of wasting their energy and preserves them from getting slow or dull. In addition to this, it is good for behavioral development of your dog. Try to train your dog by positive reinforcement because if dogs are trained

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The Best Bushcraft Knife: Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

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What is your favorite knife for bushcraft? It is surprising how many people have different tastes when it comes to a tool as simple as a knife. We strode out to determine the best bushcraft knife using our own experience and the input from those that do it daily. Trimming the list down to just …

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Choosing the Perfect Puppy

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Men feel natural attraction for puppies as they are very loyal and trustworthy friend for us. That’s why many people cherish desire to bring a pet at home. Before bringing them at home, you should take a wiser decision. Generally, most families take a wrong decision in selecting the right one for them. Definitely, you need to observe them at first. It’s very important to evaluate a pet as you want to raise it not less than your child. Sometimes, bold puppies become quiet and change their nature drastically. That’s why it’s difficult to identify right one. No need to

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An Honest Evaluation Of Your Health Is Critical To Your Prepping Plans

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My husband Salty and I were riding our bikes along a trail one fine day when we came across a worried huddle at the side of the trail.  At the center of the huddle was a middle-aged man,  sitting hunched  and breathing in short gasps.  He was sweating far more profusely than the day called for and was red in the face.  The bike he’d rented lay discarded in the weeds (or to be more precise, the poison ivy) beside the trail.  Someone was already on the phone to 911. He figured it would be no big thing.  He used

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Super Fun Activities to Do With Your Family on Weekends

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Are you often occupied by your work? When was the last time you had great cozy moments with your family? If you can’t answer these questions affirmatively, you need to seriously revisit the way you balance your personal and professional life. In an era when more and more people are getting consumed due to professional obligations, when personal spaces are increasingly shrinking and being ceded to work and stress; spending some quality time with family certainly breathes a new lease of life. These are the moments that not only help you keep your stress at bay, but allow you to

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The Mental Health Benefits of High Concentration Sports (Like Archery)

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There’s a never ending stream of celebrity confessions about mental health issues (such as this recent one from “The Rock”) at the moment. If it isn’t that it’s a pressure group highlighting the lack of funding given to this growing problem. Mental health is a modern issue and one that’s seemingly on the rise. Or has it always been this way? Are mental health issues just a byproduct of our modern lives? What’s the cause? Here are a few stats on psychological problems we found from nami.org. 1 in 5 adults in the US experiences mental health issues in a

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Prepper Interview on a New Podcast

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I recently was asked to participate in a prepper interview for a new pod caster that is a well known Nashville journalist (but who wants to be anonymous in this new venue). We talked about Prepping, Reality TV, Nuclear Plants, and the current state of Corrections…  They edited about 5 hours of tape to a good 20 minute tape. One thing we did wad build a huge smoke bomb, but it was hard to show on an audio recording. We had a good time, and the two guys were great hosts and it was a blast.  I hope you enjoy

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5 Essential Items for New Fishermen

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If you’re thinking of taking up fishing as a pastime, then you’re about to take your first step into an activity which requires a great deal of skill, finesse and accuracy. Fishing is also a hobby which can bring you a lot of joy if you’ve got the time and patience to learn. As you set out, the various techniques and pieces of equipment out there may cause you some confusion. Below is our “idiot’s” guide to 5 Essential Items for New Fishermen that you will need to invest in if you’re thinking of taking the plunge (forgive the pun)

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Everything You Need to Know About Cabin Tent Camping

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Spending time outdoors is very therapeutic. The fresh air and the sight of natural vegetation will help you relax and forget some of your troubles. Life can get quite difficult and if you don’t find a good activity to blow off some steam, you may lose it all or even run mad. Camping is one of those activities that any physician would recommend for relaxing and unwinding and in this article we will tell you of the best way to camp which is by cabin tent camping. We all love cabins and how laid back they are and having a

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How to Remodel Your Home and Clean up Afterward

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Home remodeling can be an invigorating and interesting project. It’s undoubtedly one that calls for a lot of work and effort, however. It involves everything from comprehensive decision-making to extensive cleanup work and beyond. If you want your home remodeling process to go off without a hitch, then there are numerous convenient and effective cleanup options on hand for you. Work with a Home Renovation Company Professional contractors can offer you a property renovation experience that’s hassle-free, efficient and pleasant. Seasoned professionals can provide you with remodeling service that can accommodate any and all of your requests. Reputable professionals will

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Rope For Boating and Marine Use: What You Need to Know

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Anchors away – but, wait, what’s your anchor attached to? Rope is an important but often overlooked part of maritime activity, serving many functions. Most widely used for docking, anchoring, towing, and rigging, rope is an important member of any boat crew! That’s why it’s important to pick rope for anchors and general marine use that will do its duty. In the end, most boaters will generally use either Nylon rope or Polypropylene rope, depending on the size of their boat, weather conditions, and the activity they need it for of course. To learn about the best rope for boating

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How Federal Gun Background Checks Work

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The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the fundamental right of Americans to keep and bear arms. Purchasing a gun in the US, however, is subject to a federal background check, that is, if you buy a gun through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). Retailers at Walmart and other smaller- brink-and-mortar shops selling guns fall under this category. Should you find yourself charged with any violation of the Gun Control Act, you will need to have a gun criminal defense lawyer by your side to help you mount an effective defense in court. If you decide to purchase

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How to Make a Home Security System

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Home Security System The home security system is an essential adaptation of modern time. With the passage of time, the general security system of homes becomes ordinary. There is need to bring something extra ordinary for a home security system. The proper home security system deals with proper monitoring operations of the home. It can be in the form of surveillance camera through set up the proper monitoring system for homes. In this way, it can help to deal with all major essentials of the home security system. The home security system is important for homes. Therefore, customization of home

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A Prepper’s Guide to Choosing the Best Work Boots

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When hard times hit, your old sneakers, chunky high heels, and furry slippers will not be useful to you. Hiking, long distance traveling and making your way through rough terrain will be difficult if you have the wrong footwear. Top quality tactical work shoes help in keeping your feet issues at bay. Whether you are struggling with blisters, fasciitis or sore spots, a good pair of work boots will help you get through any situation; harsh elements, rough terrains and toxic spills. They need to feel like a second skin whether you are marching through forests or urban areas. Therefore

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5 Best Funnels for Deer Hunting

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Now if you are a hunter or new to hunting the very first knowledge is not just going out to the woods with a gun and shot a deer down. As much as coordinating a state or a project needs execution of a plan, so does a deer hunting. Let’s say you and your friends decided to leave the busy lifestyle of the city and out to embrace the wilderness of the nature for a few days. One of your excursion itinerary includes Deer hunting and you must be wondering how would it be like to hunt a deer. It’s

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Knife Blade Material for Great Knives

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Blade material decides the effectiveness and durability of a knife. The materials used for a blade will usually depend on the price a person pays for it, and the purpose it was designed for.  Whether it’s used as a tool or a weapon, there are different alloys and materials used to determine the quality and reliability of your knife. Kinds of Blade Material There are many different kinds of blade material, but they are typically made of alloys. With modern alloy materials, knives have become sharper and more durable than ever. Knife Center is a popular online knife store that

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Good Sense in Responsible Antibiotic use on the Homestead

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This is a guest post, I don’t necessarily agree with every guest author’s ideas, but I welcome their thoughts.  For me I think common sense is important.  Modern Medicine is a business, and many remedies and cures are not used because they can’t make a patented therefore aren’t financially worth taking through the FDA compliance process.  I also think the total disregard of modern medicine for homeopathic remedies can cause death also.  I go to the doctor when appropriate and I use herbal remedies when appropriate.  Both have a place on the homestead. Good Sense in Responsible Antibiotic use on

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How To Make Your Own Fishing Net

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While some prefer to purchase a fishing net, some people enjoy the relaxation that comes from making their own. If you are like me then knowing how to make your own fishing net is something you find to be a neat skill to have. If a do it yourself net is what you’re after, there are several things you should keep in mind. In this article, we are going to look at a few things to consider, the materials you will need, and the steps to making a net that you can use for your next fishing trip. Here is

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Should a Prepper Carry a Neck Knife?

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Should a Prepper Carry a Neck Knife?  That is a good question.  In the guest post below the author will discuss some pros and cons.  For myself, as the owner of this site I wanted to add my thoughts as I carried a neck knife everyday for 15 years – even in places that did not allow concealed weapons (its a tool right)… For utility and easy carry a neck knife is hard to beat.  If you have a good design.  I have tried bad designs of heavier knives and friction fit sheaths and ended up loosing my knife.  For

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How to choose Binoculars

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Here is an info-graphic on how to choose binoculars from Binoculars Today.  I hope this is useful to you.  I don’t normally post infographics, but this one seems to have some useful information for you. It talks about what the numbers like 109×50 mean.  It also gives some information on lens coatings and prism types. This info gives some good basic information, but if you want to know more you can visit their website, or look at the book I linked to at the top left of this article. When I was an older boy scout we organized a large

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Do Dogs Help To Make Your Child Emotionally Intelligent?

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Studies have shown that emotional intelligence is a better measure of the academic success of a child than his economic or family background. Raising a child is way more important than raising a pup. Dogs are trainable and show predictable behaviors, but a child has a complex mind with a variety of emotions–that are hard to manage at times. Mostly, parents emphasize on the development of higher IQ levels in their children. However, practically saying, high EQ (Emotional Intelligence) levels are crucial for academic and social success.  So as a parent and a dog owner I wanted to know do

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Superfood: 30 Great Food Items That Make You Healthy

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We all know that when a person suffers from bad health, he can’t enjoy the pleasure of everything. In order to achieve the optimum health, nutrition experts and health practitioners suggest loading up on superfoods. Believe me, no single food can improve or upkeep someone’s health. It is a combination of several foods definitely about fruits and vegetables. Superfoods are considered full-packed nutritious foods that will sweep your illnesses away. What are superfoods and why are they called as super-foods? What are Superfoods? Certain foods do provide greater health benefits than most. We refer to them as “superfoods.” Superfood does’t

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Backpacking Guide for Digital Nomads

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Packing light may seem like a strenuous task, but there is no rocket science to it. Whether you plan on backpacking for a weeklong vacation, or for something extraordinary, packing light is key to having a successful trip. If you decide to travel light, you will benefit in more ways than you can possibly imagine. You won’t have to worry about overburdening your shoulders, and you will have enough space to store what is actually needed in the first place. At the same time, you won’t have to stand in long queues to get your baggage checked, nor would you

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How to Warm your House During Winter Without Spending a Fortune

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For some reason, the electricity bills seem to hit a record high as temperatures inch down. This leaves a large number of families shivering through winter dreading their next electricity bills. But warming your house during winter can be easier than most people think. In fact, it doesn’t have to revolve around energy-intensive warming. If you are looking to warm your indoor spaces, we have compiled a list of some practical and affordable tips on how to warm your house during winter without spending a fortune 1) Use your curtains This may come as a no-brainer suggestion but it surely

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7 Archery Health Benefits

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According to tо ѕоmе records, thе first bow аnd arrow wеrе used in 50,000 B.C, whiсh makes archery one оf thе oldest sports in thе world. Unlike others whеrе everything comes naturally, thе archer’s performance iѕ in direct relation tо hiѕ оr hеr levels оf endurance, strength, аnd coordination. It’s nо wonder thаt archery hаѕ survived ѕо many years аnd has, in ѕоmе cases, even bееn considered a competitive Olympic sport. Whether уоu intend tо brush uр уоur skills аnd become a hunter оr уоu wish tо acquire a certain degree оf expertise аnd join a competition, уоu may want

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5 Home Improvement Projects You Should Tackle Now

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The same old look can get boring for the eyes. Upgrades and updates are essential every once in a while. So, while your computer is getting an upgrade and you also plan a wardrobe update for spring, don’t leave your home behind. Home improvement projects will only add to your comfort. Another encouraging plus point is that the invested amount goes directly into the house by enhancing its value. 75 to 80 cents of all that you are going to spend on these projects go back to your home. Also, Doing It Yourself is a good means to move your

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5 Best Gun Shooting Bags to Look For In 2018

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Range bags have become very popular and handy over the years. They help in transportation and storage for several shooting accessories and handguns. Well, you might just ask, why not just go for an old bag in your closet? Do you really need a shooting bag? Shooting bags are very important for any shooter or hunter. They are designed specifically for carrying your ammunition, firearms, and anything else you want to bring along to the range. A shooting bag makes your work easier and enjoyable. You don’t have to struggle rummaging through your disorganized pocket to reach for your magazines.

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How to Make Your Water Heater More Efficient

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It is estimated that your water heater accounts 18 percent of your energy bill. You can save money on your energy bill by making your water heater more energy efficient. There are many things that you can do to make your water heater more efficient. Lower the Temperature Most water heaters are pre-set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You will be able to save 3 to 5 percent on your energy bill by reducing the temperature on your water heater by 10 degrees. You can also reduce the risk of scalding by lowering the water temperature. Insulate Your Water Heater If

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An Intro to Homestead Water Sources

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Securing an off-grid water source is a top priority. You can live comfortably on your property without electricity, but living without water is a different story. Everyone wants to have the convenience and security of a water source on your property. If you’re just beginning your research, here is an outline of the most popular water sources for homesteading. Dig a well Digging a well can provide a sustainable, off-grid water source … in the right circumstances. Unfortunately, it’s not practical to dig a well everywhere. In some places, you can throw a stone and be guaranteed to hit a

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7 Different Types of Bushcraft Knives And Their Properties

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Do you know about bushcraft knives? Do you know where the name originated from? Do you desire to own a bushcraft knife? Bushcraft knives got its name because Australia was also known as the bush country in the past. It is simply the means of survival in the Australian outback. The art and skill is […]

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Emergency Procedures Your Child Should Know

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Most kids are smarter than they look even at a tender age. They can take simple instructions, detect and respond positively to emergency situations. You need to teach them the right emergency steps to take. They should know when and how to respond if someone is in danger or when they find themselves in trouble. Here are some emergency procedures your child should know. Calling 911 Kids learn faster and have a good memory. If you teach them to make 911 calls during an emergency with practical demonstrations, they might save someone’s life or yours when the need arises. Tips:                                                                                         

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Camping Hacks, Tips, and Tricks

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Camping is an awesome outdoor activities and it has its own unmatched fun and excitement. Like every other thing, camping can be made more efficient, fun and frolicsome with some really valuable Camping hacks, tips, and tricks. Here are 7 camping tips. Test Your Gear- The gear you bought last year or probably a couple of months back and would be using them for the first time or a subsequent usage is on its way this camping trip. Whatever the case may be, test all your gear before you set up your camping sail. Fixing malfunctioning equipment can prevent a

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10 Best Ways to Store Soft and Hard Cheeses

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Who doesn’t love at least one type of cheese? It’s fresh, delicious, versatile and fit for any season. Stores have an abundance of cheeses, from soft and creamy cheese with a fresh taste or hard and aged flavored cheese. After purchasing the cheese, you will need to keep it fresh for as long as possible. However, you may not afford those expensive gourmet cheeses. Also, the cheap and processed cheese products may sound unhealthy. If you haven’t found the cheese type you want to purchase next or don’t know trustworthy cheese brands, you can find more details and options on

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Gardening Tips: Six Tips for Effective Weed Control

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Gardening is not a simple task. It requires dedication because it involves different activities from watering the plant to weeding. If you are not familiar with the different ways on how to protect your plants from the negative effects of weeds, you will not be able to achieve success in gardening. Weeds grow everywhere. These are stubborn little culprits that suck the nutrients from the soil. Even if you do not have plants to protect from the weed, you still need to keep your space free from this nuisance. Here are some of the important tips that you can consider

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Guest Post: Building and Construction: Should You DIY?

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Should you DIY your own home? Understand that wanting to do something and actually doing it are two different things. And there’s also a question of whether you can honestly do something well, if you do manage to do it. Sometimes the stakes are low, and even if you completely mess up, the experience is a fun one. But when it comes to building, construction and home improvement, doing something incorrectly can not only be costly and frustrating, but also potentially dangerous. That’s not to say that all DIY is bad. There are plenty of perks to doing-it-yourself. You can

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Guest Post: How to Fish With a Crossbow

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So, you want to learn how to fish with a crossbow? Maybe you want to impress your hunting buddies with an innovative technique while catching a bunch of fish? Well, it’s either that or you want to show off with your skills and new cool gadgets, right? All in all, you are reading this article because you are a fisherman or you will be soon. Amateur or professional, whatever your level is, equipment is updating, upgrading and just getting better overall. You should too! Luckily for you, I will show you everything you need to know about fishing by using

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Guest Post: 5 Common Dog Health Emergencies and Tips to Combat Them

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As pet-parents our dog’s safety and well-being is the utmost priority.  Any parent’s worst nightmare would be seeing their dog in pain. But we all know that our canines are inquisitive creatures and can get themselves in trouble. They may get into a fight, suffer an injury or end up licking toxins. Panicking or stressing out in such situations can make things worse. So it’s recommended to be fully equipped mentally as well as physically to provide your dog instant first-aid. Here are five dog health emergencies and tips to combat them. Fracture Your dog may fracture his bones due

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4 Prepping Skills You Master after Years of Camping

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Enjoying the great outdoors by yourself or together with your friends and family is an amazing experience. There is something immensely freeing about sleeping under the open skies and waking up with the smell of fresh, untamed morning air filling your nostrils. However, this experience isn’t one without its challenges. What You Need to Know It generally takes campers a long time to get accustomed to all the different situations a camping trip might involve. Fortunately, you can take some shortcuts in the learning process if you are dedicated enough. Here are the four most important prepping skills you master

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Most Common Plumbing Emergencies and Disasters

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Plumbing emergencies are among the most expensive sources of headaches that homeowners have to deal with. Too many homeowners have discovered, first hand, what it’s like to fork out thousands of dollars to repair the damages caused by these disasters. And in many cases, prevention could have played a huge role. Here are a few helpful tips to avoid and address the most common plumbing issues. 1. Sewer System Backup A backed-up sewer system is one of the most regular plumbing issues to deal with and is never pleasant to be around. Sewage backups are almost always related to the

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6 Survival Items Every Hunter Should Use

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As a hunter, there are items that you should never go hunting without. These tools are important whether as a newbie or a seasoned hunter. This is because no one can be absolutely sure of what will happen while in the field. While hunting, many things can happen. Among the most common things are bad weather, accidents in the wild as well as other emergencies. All these can reduce your chances of success when hunting. To be able to able to achieve your targets, you need to know the right tools that will be necessary when hunting. In this article,

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Saltwater vs. Freshwater Fishing: Which Suits You?

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Which is better, saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing? A lot of fishermen are saying their own version of which is better for them. And they all have their good points one way from the other. But saltwater vs. freshwater fishing is not really a thing. That is because each person or fisherman can benefit from any of them with a specific purpose. In any case, for the purpose of comparison, this is an article to humor your queries. Here is a comparison about saltwater vs. freshwater fishing and which one suits you. The Difference Between Saltwater and Freshwater Before heading

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13 Great Deer Hunting Tips and Tricks

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deer is a fun sport and many people around the world do it. Along with the enthusiasm often new hunters get nothing out of several trips. This is because often times they do not have a grasp on anything about a deer or its territory. Whenever someone is hunting deer they have to be extra […]

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5 Tips to Be Successful in Crossbow Hunting

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If the unthinkable ever happens, you are going to need to figure out how to hunt for your food. Those bullets you have will eventually disappear and you’ll need to rely on sheer stealth instead. Crossbow hunting is your best option and a valuable skill that any survivalist should know.   Load Your Crossbow with […]

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The Best Bug Out Bag Backpack – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

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The Best Bug Out Bag Backpack – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF There are plenty of backpack options for your bug out bag out there. Just like the gear in your bug out bag, the backpack you go with varies for each person. Still, there is a wide range of quality out there and …

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How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs

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This article will help you get rid of fleas. Fleas are generally summer problem. Most of the dog owners experience flea infestation on their dogs during summer season, when the weather becomes hot. Fleas are tinny, flightless insects. They move by jumping from animal to animal or from the environment that contains fleas. Fleas grow […]

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Cutting Techniques: Four Knife Cuts That You As A Cook Should Know

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Working in a kitchen is not a child’s play, and those who work are completely aware of this. Cooking in the kitchen could be boring or fun. Those who find it boring are not experimenting at all, which is not right because kitchens are like laboratories. People should experiment with different food items in order […]

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Practice Advanced Urban Survival with Skill Over Gear

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True Urban Scenario While the wasteland model of the urban sprawl tends to grace the pages of books and big screens. I envision a much different scenario. Rather than a world of desolation I see nearly the opposite. There are 8 and a half million people in New York City. How many of these people […]

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Learning Survival from Books: 6 Best Books to Start

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Are you making your first steps in the world of survivalism? If so, learning survival from books in the very beginning makes a lot of sense. Books can lay the foundations and show you what types of knowledge or experience you will need to acquire in the future.  Nothing beats practical experience with a good […]

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5 Main Health Benefits of Fishing

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Fishing is one of the all-time favorite hobbies all over the world. It is a favored outdoor activity by many people of all ages: children, adolescents, granny, all of them like fishing. Regarded oftentimes as a sluggish hobby, but the idea that many people engaged in fishing is beguiling. Aside from being popular and accessible, it […]

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Easy solutions for common camping problems

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Minor issues may seem important when you are isolated and unprepared at your campsite. In collaboration with Smores and Snores you should be prepared for any malfunctions related to camping with the tips and tricks below. ​ My gas stove does not turn on Make sure the gas supply is intact When your camping stove does not turn, […]

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8 Tips to Rebuild Your Emergency Fund After SHTF

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8 Tips to Rebuild Your Emergency Fund After SHTF So you did the smart thing, built an emergency fund and you were actually forced to use it. Thankfully you and your family are safe and can start to get back to normal. But what’s the best way to rebuild that fund and ensure you remain …

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Everything You Must Know About Gun Holsters

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Gun Holsters are used to carry guns securely on your body in an accessible, concealed and comfortable manner. They vary with the body type and the firearms you use and must always be carried in a holster to prevent any accidental mishaps and protects your gun. If you are a newbie and don’t know much […]

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How to Survive World War 3: Useful Tips & Tricks

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There are many possible scenarios where a third world war might arise: ideological or religious reasons, as well as a lack of resources. So what are you going to do in an SHTF situation, especially one when nuclear or microbiological weapons are used? You need to be prepared for everything that might happen, so you’ve […]

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6 Best Dog Breeds for Preppers

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In a dangerous world, the right dog can help you survive outdoors, hunt, and keep you safe. The vast majority of dogs are easily trained to fulfill a wide array of tasks. However, each breed has particular instincts that helps it excel in a specific area. If you are wondering what are the best dog […]

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How to Stay Prepared When On a Hunting Trip

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Are you planning on going outdoors for a hunting expedition soon? Then you must be prepared and know what to pack so you won’t be shorthanded or endanger yourself while you are on the field! So if you’re wondering about how to stay safe and prepared outdoors, here are the tips you should follow. Pack […]

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7 Surprising Prepping Statistics: Beyond the Numbers

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7 Surprising Prepping Statistics: Beyond the Numbers Statistics can tell us a lot about some things, and nothing is more mind boggling than prepping statistics. They can show just how little the average person prepares for any calamity in their life or if they can illustrate just how dangerous certain situations can be. I find …

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Learning Survival Archery – Is It Necessary for Preppers?

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Using the bow and arrow has been at the heart of human existence. From simple designs used for hunting to more advanced bows, empires have even been constructed around them. In the modern world, it’s easy to think that there is no place for such primitive tools, but regardless of the day and age, humans […]

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3 Simple Homestead Canning Recipes

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If you want to try making food by yourself, you should try the homestead approach. In this kind of lifestyle, you are going to grow food in your backyard. But if there is one thing more fun than this, it must be homestead canning. Canning is actually a great hobby and survival project. It allows […]

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5 Common Winter Dog Illnesses (and how to treat them)

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During the winter season, dogs are susceptible to many different kinds of illnesses. Therefore, to ensure a healthy run throughout the season, pet owners should take special precautions for their dogs. Here are the 5 common winter dog illnesses ( and how to treat them ). 1. Hypothermia Just like with us humans, even dogs […]

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4 tips to Using a Rangefinder to Hunt

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Hunting expeditions are the perfect vacation for those who love the great outdoors. And whether you’re hunting solo or you’re going to be with friends and family, one thing is for certain – no one wants to return home empty-handed. For this reason, you’ll definitely need the right tools and skills to ensure that you […]

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Where to Keep Your Gun Safe: The Essentials

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With a burglary taking place somewhere in the US every eighteen seconds every single day of the year, it is no wonder that many of us choose to keep a gun in our homes. Yet, as soon as we make the decision to do this another issue crops up; where to keep you gun safe. […]

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How to Wear a Boot Knife

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A boot knife is great for survival and defense. Whether worn for protection or survival in the wilderness, boot knives or shoe knives prove themselves very useful in times of need. If you are thinking of carrying a knife in your boot, here is a simple tutorial on how to wear a boot knife. What […]

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How to Make a Month of Freezer Meals in One Day

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Cooking in any sort of way has been my passion since the age of 9. My mother used to cook dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Most of the time she complained how stressful it was for her to cook day-after-day after a hard day at work. A very-good neighbor shared to her the idea of […]

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How to Prepare for War at Home

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The attack in Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust and the Death March are worst nightmare a human person could imagine in his existence and no would ever want that to recur in this modern era. War will always be the worst nightmare a person could ever think of. It can severely effect on the health and […]

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Bullpups vs. Conventional Rifles: The Ultimate Debate

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It’s an age-old question: are bullpups better than conventional rifles? Or is it visa versa? I have previously talked to a lot of friends about this, and many asked if I was more for bullpups or conventional rifles. To help readers determine the answer, I have included information on both and what my opinion is […]

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Top 6 Winter Survival Skills May Make The Difference Between Life And Death

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An individual without any home will find it really challenging to lead a life without any struggle. Moreover, during the wintertime, it becomes really troublesome for him to spend the night on the streets braving the extremely cold climate. The situation can become even worse if it is required to spend several nights outdoors in […]

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TEOTWAWKI Playlist: Your Soundtrack for the End of the World

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TEOTWAWKI Playlist: Your Soundtrack for the End of the World When the world ends, what will you have queued up on your playlist? Death metal, classic rock, hip hop, or feel-good music- no matter your taste or genre, if you enjoy it, music can help you get by in dark times. We cobbled together a …

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Outdoors Survival Skills

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Many people might want to know what exact situation dictates or demands outdoor survival skills. Well, to my opinion, I think that first and foremost the way to approach death is asking what the definition of emergency is. Knowing that an emergency is an unplanned event that requires immediate action. However, it will be safe […]

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Guest Post: A camping disaster turned into a lifelong learning experience

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A few years ago, during my college summer break, me and a group of my second year classmates went to out to the Colorado country for a 5 day long camping trip. Colorado is a beautiful state and a great option for hiking and camping, with both nature and wildlife. We studied at the Colorado […]

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Top 10 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know Right Now

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Every individual needs to be able to take care of his or herself, including children. They may not be adults yet, and they may have fewer responsibilities than most of us, but they do need to learn how to survive in this cruel world, especially when outdoors. Hence, in this post, we’ll be rounding up […]

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How To Build Your Own Camping Van Like A Pro Camper?

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It is very much difficult for normal people to buy their camping van because of its high price. To build your camping van is very much tricky but at the same time, it is highly affordable also. It is advisable for common people to choose the second option, i.e. building their camping van and spend […]

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Earthquake and Power Outage Experience in the Philippines

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Earthquake and Power Outage Experience in the Philippines   Editor’s Note: This full article is a guest post submitted to us for use on the site.  This was my experience with a mild earthquake and a power outage, in the Philippines. Amazingly nothing was damaged by the quake.  I expected some things to tip over.  …

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Go Away Green – Disney’s Camouflage Paint

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Go Away Green – Disney’s Camouflage Paint Disney is full of surprises. We have all seen how they used to hide adult images on their VHS sleeves; and if you haven’t it’s worth checking out. Today, we’re talking about what they hide in plain sight every day.The magic of their theme parks is achieved by …

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The Utility Knife- A Prepper Favorite

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The Utility Knife- A Prepper Favorite There are countless tools preppers can use, as they are undeniably resourceful. One of the favorite knives that gets used for everyday carry (EDC) is not your typical folding knife. It’s not a fixed blade knife either. A replaceable blade utility knife probably sees the most work for everyday …

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4 Underrated Guns – Hidden Gems

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While popular guns get covered more than enough, we rarely get to discuss the lesser known, but often still pretty decent firearms out there. Some well performing guns are highly underrated, so we’d like to shed a little light on some of our favorites. No matter what type of firearm you’re looking for, you’ll see […]

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10 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Your Guns

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How often should you clean your gun? What kind of gun cleaning solvent should you use? What happens when you don’t clean your gun? These are all important questions and you’ll find the answers here with our 10 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Your Guns Properly cleaning and maintaining your firearms is one of the […]

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The Best Guns and Ammo for Self-Defense

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It’s important to understand the relationship between the personal defense weapon you’re planning on purchasing and the kind of ammunition it uses.   This article is about the best guns and ammo for self defense – at least some general guides. One of the things that often comes up is “stopping power”. What is generally meant […]

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Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters

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Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these can pretty much strike at any moment. We’ve seen quite a […]

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13 Ways to Catch Fish for Survival

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 13 Ways to Catch Fish for Survival Food is an essential part of survival. Being resourceful enough to find it on the move or in remote locations is a tough skill to learn. There are several methods to find sustenance- hunting, trapping, foraging, and fishing to name a few. Fishing is one of the easiest …

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INSARAG Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Should Know Them

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 INSARAG Search and Rescue Markings and Why You Should Know Them Knowing the different search and rescue markings can prove invaluable in an emergency. They only take a few moments to learn, and you can be quick to decipher them on the go. You can get all sorts of information from a search and rescue …

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