Top Tips to Prepare Your Parents for Emergencies

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Parents for Emergencies The glue that holds this society together is the parents. You have to understand that. No matter what stance you take on children you have to support those parents who are doing the work. The kids are our future. You know the deal. It was my kids …

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Should You Invest In “Junk Silver” and Other Precious Metals For Survival?

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Should You Invest In “Junk Silver” and Other Precious Metals For Survival? Does the phrase junk silver sound foreign to you? I am not sure how many people have any interest in precious metals at all. If you think that investing in gold and silver might be worth your while. There is real value in …

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4 T’s of Emergency Communications Planning

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4 T’s of Emergency Communications Planning If the lights go out or if a serious disaster strikes how will you know what’s going on? Do you have a communication method that will help without the aid of electricity or Wi-Fi. Many preppers have powerful radios that use the power of the sun to keep them …

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7 Steps for Maintaining Proper Sanitation during Power Outage

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7 Steps for Maintaining Proper Sanitation during Power Outage Whether you know it of not proper sanitation and personal hygiene will be one of the most important things for you to master. Disease and infection will kill many more people than bullets from an AR15. The problem is that sanitation falls very low on the …

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38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items

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38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items The graphic work of people in the design business never cease to amaze me. This one is something of a life hacks meets a preparedness graphic. I was blown away by some of the ideas on this graphic. These alternate uses are like gold to preppers like me. …

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6 Money Mistakes that Decrease Preppers Survivability

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6 Money Mistakes that Decrease Preppers Survivability Managing money is a tough enough task when you aren’t dealing with thoughts of the end times. Just paying bills and not eating out too much can be a practice in sheer willpower. Not to mention we are working harder to make money these days. Most people are …

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6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Attitude in a Survival Scenario

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6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Attitude in a Survival Scenario If you read any of the great generals or war commanders you will be faced with the importance of morale. There are a number of great methods these men used to boost attitude or morale in hard times. Perhaps the most notable of all …

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The Four Morons of the Apocalypse

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The Four Morons of the Apocalypse We deserve a good laugh. I think for all the reading about the apocalypse and all the planning to thwart our own end there is something very comforting about some comedic writing like this. Make no bones about it, though its enlightening, this article is comedy. There are real …

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In a Disaster, Your Sense of Smell Is One of Your First Lines of Defense

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In a Disaster, Your Sense of Smell Is One of Your First Lines of Defense This is a very interesting article that helps you get back to the very core of what you are. When you are awash in the survival tools you can often forget about the survival animal that you are. Its amazing …

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How to Grill the Perfect Grass-Fed Steak

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How to Grill the Perfect Grass-Fed Steak What great news grass fed beef is? There were many great moments in my life but once people figured out that grass fed beef was great for your body and maybe even necessary it brought me back to red meat. Of course, the issue with grass fed beef …

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Benadryl as a Local Anesthetic

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Benadryl as a Local Anesthetic Another great article about what is possible with incredible modern medicine. The west has created such great medicine that its hard to believe when you look at it. Though you may be put off by Benadryl or you may only use it to deal with the effects of allergies, there …

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Realistic Prepping Priorities

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Realistic Prepping Priorities   New preppers tend to get either very overwhelmed, discouraged, or both. They set the bar too high and tend to go to the extremes instead of setting realistic prepping priorities. Is a nuclear war possible? Yep. Is a solar flare taking out all electrical power on the planet possible? You bet! …

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Homemade Root Beer Syrup (for Fermented Soda)

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Homemade Root Beer Syrup (for Fermented Soda) Is there anything better than root beer in a frosted mug in the summer time? I don’t think so. Unless we are talking about a quality home brewed root beer like the one written about in this article. When you start to taste food and drink that is …

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300 a Month, Menu, Goals

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300 a Month, Menu, Goals I am always blown away by frugality and the ability to save money in ways that the rest of us think is impossible. There are families spending $300 a week on groceries and most of it is going towards stuff we shouldn’t be eating. Let me also say that you …

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Building a Simple Barrel Stove

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Building a Simple Barrel Stove Are you aware that the wood stove is illegal in some states in American. The act of heating your home seems so elementary because you rarely have any issues with it. Simply set your thermostat when it gets cold and go from there. What happens if the power goes out …

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The 6 Pillars of Preparedness

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The 6 Pillars of Preparedness When it comes to prepping, you need to start from the ground and work your way up. Rare is the person who can just go to the store and buy all they need in one shot! Even if you were able to, you still aren’t anywhere near prepared. Just because …

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FIVE Reasons to Avoid Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During Outdoors Activities

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FIVE Reasons to Avoid Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During Outdoors Activities The poor alcohol based sanitizer has taken a lot of heat from the food safety industry. It was once in the pocket books of every mother for miles to see. Now it is pretty conclusive that these sanitizers do very little sanitizing and probably just …

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Tips for Choosing a Good Shower Bag

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Tips for Choosing a Good Shower Bag No matter if you are a die hard prepper, camping afficianado or a homesteader you love a nice warm shower. In all three of these situations you may not have access to the water heater and all the benefits of that nice warm shower. This article is written …

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Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects

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Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects This article is not from a prepper or survivalist website but offers up a skill that all of us can appreciate. The process is actually a two parter. Its about harvesting rechargeable batteries from various electronics. This is a unique and highly effective skill of its own, for the prepper. The …

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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain

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 Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain Peek out your window right now. Look at the grass or undisturbed areas in your yard. You will see the broadleaf plantain. Its everywhere. Don’t confuse this wild edible for the banana looking plantain of South American cookery. This wild edible is actually much more effective a plant. This article …

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What Preppers Are REALLY Getting Ready For

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 What Preppers Are REALLY Getting Ready For This article is a great, no nonsense, look at the goals of prepping. I find that there are a number of conflated situations that we prepare for but as the author states, ‘we are all just preparing for an interruption in the day-to-day life we’re used to.’ This is …

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Hiding Out: The Real World Value of Hide and Seek as a Kid or an Adult

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Hiding Out: The Real World Value of Hide and Seek as a Kid or an Adult Its always nice to see an article that tells you fun things are the right things to do. This article comes from a great source and one of my favorites to read lately. Of course, this article isn’t all …

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Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser

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Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser I cant imagine a single prepper or survivalist on the planet that wont fall in love with this tool pegroll. The design is fully customizable and can be made to fit any size effort. When I happened upon the article the first thing that came to mind was: BUGOUT BAG. …

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It’s not easy, mentally and physically. But that’s not the only thing you need. Realistically, you’ll also need tools, equipment, and supplies to help you live …

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A Financial Collapse Some Time ‘Between August And November

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A Financial Collapse Some Time ‘Between August And November Why is everyone trying to predict the next financial collapse? People lost a lot in 2008 and stand to lose more. There are people who took a financial hit that changed their whole way of life. Some had to go back to work and others just …

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying, Owning & Storing Gold & Silver

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying, Owning & Storing Gold & Silver Owning gold and silver can be a little frustrating at times. Especially if you don’t quiet understand the fluctuations in the market. Sometimes the value goes up and sometimes it goes down. Then, sometimes it goes down a lot. That’s when people …

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Paracord Zipper Pull

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Paracord Zipper Pull Paracord has made its way into many avenues of my life. I am sure you can say the same of yours. This paracord zipper pull is so much more than what it appears to be. When we are talking about fixing a zipper its a great little tool. What this article teaches …

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How To Be A Successful Homesteader

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 How To Be A Successful Homesteader Any article with that broad of title has to have at least a few great sentiments. When I started into this article I wasn’t sure if it would be a paint by numbers style article or something else. In my head I was envisioning a step by step breakdown …

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Is CCW Insurance Worth It?

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Is CCW Insurance Worth It? Its hard to believe that this is such a good article. That is no reflection of the author. Its merely the idea that litigation has spread so far into every avenue of our lives and that lawyers are so hungry to make a dime by any means necessary that we …

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Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist

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Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned list. This is a great one. It doesn’t come from a prepper or survivalist website. Rather I thought we go to the source. As peppers we may practice a bugout a couple times a year but for backpackers they think about backpacking every …

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The Urgency of Doing: Knowing is NOT Enough

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The Urgency of Doing: Knowing is NOT Enough Its an old concept in the survival world. The title may not seem like something ground breaking. I think many of us wonder how our skills match up in comparison to our political posturing. In today’s world it is easy to be informed and hard to be experienced. That …

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Why the US Navy Blue Jacket’s Manual is the Perfect Addition to Your Bookshelf

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Why the US Navy Blue Jacket’s Manual is the Perfect Addition to Your Bookshelf There is an inescapable wave of survival manuals out there. They are plodding at you from every direction like a horde of flesh eating zombies. Every site you visit or link you click, it seems, pushes you towards getting their survival …

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11 Charming DIY Chicken Coops You Will Love

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11 Charming DIY Chicken Coops You Will Love I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for a great chicken coop or project. I love seeing the creativity of others in what they house their chickens in. I think chickens in cute coops help to balance the world ending scenarios that we as preppers …

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WSHTF – When Shit Hits the Fan

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WSHTF – When Shit Hits the Fan At some point, the world is going to end. There are several possible ways it could happen, and each way has a timeline associated with it. We checked out some theories and narrowed down the time frames for these. While a world-ending event is inevitable, it is not …

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Want to Save Money? Learn To Live With Less!

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Want to Save Money? Learn To Live With Less! This is a great article about the simple life. For a long time I read about the simple life through others goals, websites and other information transmissions. I didn’t understand what that meant. I had a hard time believing anything in life could be considered simple. …

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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook

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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook I don’t know about you but the thought of buying the right growers handbook or seeking out a gardening book of any kind seems like an incredibly daunting task. The truth is there are just too many of those books on the market. It’s not that there isn’t great …

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25 Tip All Dog Owners Need to Know

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25 Tip All Dog Owners Need to Know Recently I featured an article on the 9 Best Guard Dogs For Home Defense which was very popular. Who doesn’t love their dog? They are fiercely loyal and your best friend at the same time. They are always excited to see you, and can’t help but make you happy (OK, most of …

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The Surprising Identity Of The Average Couponer

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The Surprising Identity Of The Average Couponer   There is something to be said for taking on survivalist projects and reusing materials which both help lower environmental impact and cut the cost of living.  By reusing or creating materials ourselves, we go against the very core of consumerist ideals that are deeply ingrained into today’s …

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Tarp Tents

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Tarp Tents We are always looking for new and exciting shelter options. There are a lot of options when it comes to using tarps as shelters. When I happened upon this article I didn’t think I would find out so much about the opportunity of tarps. There are some serious methods for creating legitimate shelter …

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Survive Water Contamination

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Survive Water Contamination The Big List of Nasty Disasters has a ton of great articles about surviving specific disasters. I really enjoy these and I brought you this one on water contamination and drought. This is one of those disasters that people don’t really get excited about. I wonder how many people were reading articles …

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Beware of Home Storage IRAs

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Beware of Home Storage IRAs   On some of the most well known talk radio shows we often hear them talk about the benefits of a precious metals IRA. These are commercials and ads for their sponsors so they would not dare say a bad thing about them  Do I fault these hosts? Yes. In …

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Extreme Weather Gardening

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Extreme Weather Gardening   Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. This is a reality that we all must plan and plant for. This article offers 7 powerful tips for extreme weather gardening. There is nothing more depressing than looking over the …

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Basic Home Brewing Equipment

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Basic Home Brewing Equipment A good friend told me that this nation was born on the back of home brewing. Craft brew shared space on our lips along with the ideas of God given freedom. In these small ale houses men gathered to discuss the oppression of the crown. That said, this article touches on …

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5 Prepping Things to Accomplish in April

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5 Prepping Things to Accomplish in April Preppers so rarely engage in the self inspections. The first tip in this article is about getting around your home and your property and looking for things to fix or secure. This is such a crucial step in the process of what we do. You learn so much about …

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How to Get Started Homesteading

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How to Get Started Homesteading For someone who just heard of it, homesteading might be a lifestyle that is impossible to achieve in modern times. Most people imagine homesteading means you have to move to a remote place, building your own home, growing and raising your own food, and living without electricity. Basically, like how …

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The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide

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The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide Have you ever had trouble talking with someone in a loud setting or over a bad cellphone connection? Even spelling out what you are trying to say can be misinterpreted. The problem with understanding people in those situations is that many words and letters sound the same. A phonetic alphabet …

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Medical Preparedness

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Medical Preparedness A topic that many people attempt to avoid, medical preparedness is important. There are very few who spend lots of time on understanding how to be medically prepared for a disaster. Much of this has to do with the fact that to be a doctor you spend untold amounts of time in school …

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Addiction in Survival

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Addiction and Survival For those fighting addiction it would seem everyday is a battle for survival. You wake up to tug and pull of your vices. No matter what important thing you must do there is the constant nagging of that thing you know you shouldn’t do. The momentary payoff is so great, yet the …

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Scavenging for Supplies

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Scavenging for Supplies Even the best military minds understand the idea of retreat. There are very real benefits in that. This article is about scavenging for supplies but it also works to remind you of the importance of retreat. In times of disaster, particularly prolonged disaster, you will find yourself seeking out supplies. This article …

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Basics of Soil Enrichment

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Basics of Soil Enrichment If you want to produce seriously nutritious food it all starts with your soil. One of the most important aspects of gardening is revitalizing that soil every single year. If you have a great year of growing and produce tons of fresh vegetables your soil is tired. Its going to need …

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100   Things are getting so cool now. This house is real and its solar powered for up to 4 hours a day. It comes with the solar panels. This is an absolute amazing find. The article takes a detailed look at this option. This is about the best option …

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Thousands Fleeing Cities for Coming Apocalypse

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Thousands Fleeing Cities for Coming Apocalypse Reality is truly more terrifying than fiction. There is a mass exodus happening all across American and its very real. Whether this is a fight against centralization or an understanding of the threats that could be in Americans near future, something is causing Americans to run from the cities. …

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An Every Day Carry Rock Star

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An Every Day Carry Rock Star   Its not everyday that you spend a few hours searching for just the right tactical belt. Though lately I have been very much involved in this search. This article takes a look at a serious EDC belt. Its a short article about a great tool that you should …

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12 Disasters Everyone Should Prepare For

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12 Disasters Everyone Should Prepare For Prepping for the smaller things is where every prepper should start but eventually, you get to the big stuff. The stuff that can lay waste to everything you know and rely on. Though circumstances change based on age, location, health, etc., the really big disasters that affect more than …

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Calling Professionals Versus DIY

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Calling Professionals Versus DIY No one can do absolutely everything, no matter what kind of lifestyle you are living! When it comes to living green, self reliant, and frugally, you tend to try and do as much as possible all by yourself. There are some things, however, when you should really ask yourself if you …

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This Could Save Your Life! Top Tips For Active Shooter Preparedness

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This Could Save Your Life! Top Tips For Active Shooter Preparedness Sadly we have seen enough mass shootings in the recent years that many have created stiff protocols for how to react to these situations. This may be the best answer. Though it’s a sad admission that we need to learn how to react to …

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12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly

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12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly This is a little bit of a disheartening article to read because we would like to think of our elders living their days out in glory. Survival for the young and able bodied is a struggle. If you factor in old age and any number of ailments …

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The Coming Great Wealth Transfer

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The Coming Great Wealth Transfer While economic topics may not be the most exciting, I have news for you, they are necessary. If you plan on being prepared and understanding the threats you face as a nation you need to get your hands on some material that is readable on the economy. An article like the …

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Catching A Cold: 10 Myths Busted

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Catching A Cold: 10 Myths Busted    The common cold is not something anyone wants to get. It can leave you feeling weak and miserable and many people take great pains to avoid contracting the virus. There are certain things that have been passed from generation to generation, believed to prevent getting sick. From dressing …

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How to Survive a Flood

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How to Survive a Flood Severe flooding is one of those disasters that affect millions of Americans every years. These floods costs untold billions in damage. Yet, we rarely see them highlighted on prepper and survival websites. This article features a powerful flood article that helps put it in better perspective. There were more flood related …

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What Kind of Prepper Are You?

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What Kind of Prepper Are You? Though no one likes to really be labeled, the fact is we all fall into some category or another. When a disaster strikes, there is generally a lot of noise, chaos, injuries, and panic. People are running everywhere or simply standing in shock, others are trying to help, and …

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Top 10 Homesteading and Preparedness Books

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Top 10 Homesteading and Preparedness Books There are so many resources in the digital world that its easy to forget about the importance of the old paper world. I feel like no group can better portray the importance of paper knowledge like preppers. There is also just something nice about a good book. It has …

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Hone Your Axe Skills to Functional Fitness

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Hone Your Axe Skills to Functional Fitness There is something about a strong hickory handle and a hand forged head that has been slammed by a craftsman over and over again. When I first picked up an axe with the right intentions I realized there was something electric about it. This article offers a look …

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EDC Survival Flashlight Buyers Guide 2017

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EDC Survival Flashlight Buyers Guide 2017 Owning a great EDC survival flashlight is not about a fear of the dark. A powerful flashlight is about insight. The better insight you have on a situation the safer and better off you will be. I have used quality flashlights professionally and personally for years. There is no …

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Family Tips for Effective Preparedness

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Family Tips for Effective Preparedness Anyone who is taking on preparedness knows that one of the biggest hurdles towards preparedness is the family. It sounds insane but most people have a hard time explaining the need to spend money, spend time and prepare for disasters. I know it sound counterintuitive to the survival of those …

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Pack Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit by Category

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Pack Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit by Category This article is a list of the various categories that should be considered when you are building your 72 hour bag. The uses for a 72 hour bag are varied and the bag should be tailored to the specific task. Is this a camping bag, bug out …

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Hygiene and Being Resourceful

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Hygiene and Being Resourceful Image credit: safety-zone.com How much do you really know about personal hygiene outside of the what sits on the store shelves? Do you know that there are tons of options right under your nose that can keep your personal hygiene up to snuff when the world around you is falling apart? This …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

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Surviving A Fall Through Ice If you were to fall through ice into freezing water that is over your head, do you know what to do? What if there is a current? Even if there’s people with you, they may not be able to assist you without falling in, too. Do you know how to …

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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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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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Staying Outside Longer During The Winter Months

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Staying Outside Longer During The Winter Months Few people find the courage to adventure into the wilderness during the winter months and they prefer to enjoy the warmth of their beds. Many lack proper planning and resources to explore the white scenery and even worse, they lack the knowledge to prepare for the environment they …

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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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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room

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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room Do you have a room in your house that’s always colder than the rest of the house? Or maybe your entire home is colder than you’d like. Whether you’re trying to save money on your heating bill or you’re just forever chillier than the rest of your …

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How to Wash Clothes Without Electricity

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How to Wash Clothes Without Electricity No matter what happens, household chores like clothes washing still have to happen. Even if we’re off the grid-either intentionally or because SHTF, we still need clean clothes. The trick to learning to live off the grid is to learn how to use manpower in place of electric power, …

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How to Survive Field Injuries

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How to Survive Field Injuries From snake bites to sore teeth, this guide will help you tackle almost any accident. All of these injuries are quite common and a little trip to the doctor can normally sort these out! What if there were no doctor? What if you were stranded or SHTF? I would recommend …

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How to Find True North Without a Compass

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How to Find True North Without a Compass Basic survival skills are essential for anyone living off the grid, whether it’s by choice or in a SHTF situation.  In the event that you have to navigate without landmarks, technology, or even a compass, you need to know how to find true north.  On Wikihow there …

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66 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters… Even if You Don’t Drink Coffee!

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66 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters… Even if You Don’t Drink Coffee! Improvising is essential when you can’t get the household items you normally rely on.  Whether you’re stuck in a SHTF situation, or isolated in such a way that you don’t have access to stores, there are some things most of us have around …

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How To Install a Truck Bed Storage System

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How To Install a Truck Bed Storage System If you’re a homesteader, you are probably used to having plenty of fix-it or build-it projects around the property.  Hauling your tools and supplies back and forth can be a major pain, and adds a lot of time to any task.  Tool boxes can only hold so …

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Wilderness Safety Rules to Acknowledge

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Wilderness Safety Rules to Acknowledge Since I spend a lot of time in the wilderness, I’ve learned to respect Mother Nature and I developed a set of safety rules I follow to the letter. I’ve met a lot of hikers during my trips and it still amazes me that some of them treat their journeys …

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The Unglamorous Side of Prepping

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The Unglamorous Side of Prepping Prepping has been glamorized by the media as something it’s not and they’ve done the same thing with homesteading, too! Prepping has been sensationalized and homesteading has been romanticized. The truth is, there is an unglamorous side to both. Both lifestyles seek the same end goal – self-reliance and sufficiency. …

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10 Steps To Increased Preparedness

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10 Steps To Increased Preparedness One of the biggest excuses people use for not prepping is that they are too busy (and then go back to texting for an hour). Others say they can’t afford it and still others say it’s no worth it. This is for all those naysayers who claim they want to be …

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11 Ways To Stay Sane When Hunkering In

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11 Ways To Stay Sane When Hunkering In Whether its because of some disaster or not, being stuck inside is enough to make a person go crazy! Add in kids to the mix and it can seem impossible to stay sane. Regardless of what causes you to stay inside, there are some tried and true activities that …

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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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63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life

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63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life Did you know that no matter how much money they make, more than 70% people in the US have less than $1000 in savings? Crazy, right? What’s more interesting is that this doesn’t have anything to do with income. Even people who are making more than $100,000 …

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How To Bug-in and Survive

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How To Bug-in and Survive During a bugging in or hunkering down scenario a person will stay at home and will do everything necessary to survive a crisis. If you have everything you need in your home in order to ride out the storm, there is no need to go outside and test your chances …

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