Have You Taken Prepping Too Far?

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Have You Taken Prepping Too Far? At some point, every person who is into preparedness, survivalism, and even homesteading ask themselves if they’ve taken things too far. Especially in the first and second groups, the question may come up more than once – “Am I taking prepping too far?” You may feel like the only thing …

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How and Where to Store Ammo

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How and Where to Store Ammo Why Stock Up on Ammo? Crisis does not come with a warning, and new legislative measures can be passed almost overnight. A survival situation has no mercy. Also, the Government will not give you a grace period to fill your basement with ammo before they ban it. Even natural …

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2017 EDC Items You Haven’t Heard Of

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2017 EDC Items You Haven’t Heard Of Tech is changing everything. Innovation. We are America. Everything is going to continue to get better .Of course, the issue is the China made products that fall apart and you do not want on your person everyday. Still, there are great American companies created incredible products for your …

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Stay Clean While Camping Using the Waterless Hygiene System by CombatOne

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Stay Clean While Camping Using the Waterless Hygiene System by CombatOne Rashes, skin lesions and abrasions as well as infections are some of the most common ailments of the camper. When we talk about bugging out most of us are talking about hiking and camping. There aren’t many people who have a giant bugout location …

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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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What Should You Keep In a Faraday Cage?

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What Should You Keep In a Faraday Cage? We all have probably heard of a Faraday cage at some point in our lives but do we really know what to keep in one? I have been confused about what to keep in one too and I have been prepping for years. See an extensive list …

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The Practical Application of Gear, Load and Weight Considerations

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The Practical Application of Tactical Gear, Load and Weight Considerations We all love some good tactical gear. Its one of those things you just cannot help. Once on this prepping journey its not long before you are spending hours drooling over various EDC setups or gear loadouts. I like this article because it comes from …

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DIY Fire Pits, Grilling, and Barbecue Season

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DIY Fire Pits, Grilling, and Barbecue Season Backyards and cookouts are as American as hotdogs and apple pie, and who doesn’t love grilled food, roasted corn on the cob, a cold brew. Top this off with some roasted marshmallows… (you know, for the kids ;-)), while sitting around the fire. Sweet summer memories are in …

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Survival Tools

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2_toolsSurvival tools is a very large and varied subject to tackle.  One man’s wrench is another man’s pair of pliers.  It’s also hard to focus on just one classification of tools.  For this treatise we are talking about tools to build things, fix things, and maintain things.  For purposes of survival discussions solely this go around, we are not talking about firearms, knives, and such. Tools of course is a rather generic term for a whole host of items also called instruments, utensils, implements, and such usually implied to be handheld.  Tools can also be machines, which is also beyond the scope of most average preppers.  Tools defined are devices or aids for performing, doing, or facilitating work.

By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache

In the simplest sense then, if you wanted to sweep the dirt off the front porch or out of the garage, then you might select a tool such as a broom to carry out the task.  Of course, there are numerous kinds of brooms, but then there are also tools such as electric or gasoline air blowers to get the job done.  You can see perhaps the tangents that could be taken in what might seem like a most basic discussion of something like tools.  Nothing is so simple or concise it seems any longer.

Tool Caches

1_plano_boxesFor survival purposes we know that during a SHTF or any form of a disaster, we generally have two choices of action.  We either Bug In or we Bug Out.  Bugging in usually means we just stay home where we live.  That could mean a simple family dwelling or an apartment or condo or a house trailer in a park. Whatever your living circumstances, it could be assumed that more space is available at a Bug In location for storing tools than say a Bug Out the door situation in which you only grab your pre-planned and pre-packed Bug Out Bag.  Likely in that situation you are not going to have a huge selection of tools, if many at all.  But you should plan for some even if it is just one extra tool bag.  

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If you happen to already have an established alternative living shelter as a Bug Out site, then perhaps it can be fairly well equipped, too with ample tools to tackle most common jobs you might confront.  

So, the point here is to plan for a selection of tools for your primary residence, another set as a grab bag, and perhaps a third collection of tools at a Bug Out site.  Wherever you go, or stay, or in the process of travel, you are going to need some basic tools.  Plan for this now.  

Mechanics Tools

For sure you may not be an auto mechanic or even good at fixing things, but you can learn.  Everything mechanical will eventually need maintenance of some kind.  It may be as simple as replacing a light fixture, wall switch, a door lock, a house shutter or such.  It may be more detailed or complicated like changing a spark plug in the lawn mower, changing out parts on anything mechanical, replacing a kitchen disposal, or any like work project at home.  

Fixing anything requires a basic tool set.  Honestly, you can purchase a fairly good complete tool set at a lot of places geared toward the homeowner or DIY fixer upper.  This basic set should include a hammer, pliers, several types of screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, adjustable jaw pliers, vise grips, needle nose pliers, side cutters, box and open end wrenches, a socket set, and an Allen wrench set at the very least.  Many other mechanic tools can be added.

Plumbing Tools

You may chuckle at this mention as qualifying as fitting into a survival scenario, but trust me if your plumbing is failing, it becomes a survival issue.  If water flows in your house or bug out shelter, eventually you will be in the plumbing business.  Besides the basic tools listed above, there are specialty plumbing tools to gather.  This should include a quality plunger for toilet jams.  Then there is the “snake” used for clogs into any piping system.  

Cruise the plumbing aisle at a well-stocked hardware store and you will see other tools for plumbing.  There are special plumbing pipe wrenches, a basin wrench, slip joint pliers and sink piping wrenches to help facilitate repairs.  Though not tools, also have a selection of common plumbing parts, washers, flush valves, tank seals, some PVC pipe in different sizes, connectors, PVC cleaner and pipe adhesive.  

Construction Tools

4_hammer_screwdriversEven if you are not the building project type, there will be times that repairs are needed.  This means a selection of hammers, a level, hand wood saws, coping saws, drywall saws, tape measures, a square, angle cutting fixture for trim work, carpenter’s pencil, chalk markers, and other general construction tools.  Again, walking the aisles at a home improvement store offer a huge selection of tools to choose.  

Heavy Tools

This is a classification I just made up.  It includes a sledge hammer, a long handled ax, a double head ax, a long, heavy pry bar, crowbar, long handled limb cutter-trimmer, heavy tree saws, hatchets, hand maul hammer, and such.  

Other items that fit nowhere else include a plastic chemical tank sprayer.  Also add a couple tire inflation hand pumps most call a bicycle tire pump.  These really come in handy to keep tires inflated to the right pressure.  

Maybe not thought of as tools, but you better have several ladders of different types to reach things.  Short step ladders, tall step ladders, and an extension ladder for sure.  

Garden Tools

2_garden_toolsYou may not be cultivating a full sized garden, but even so, you might want to consider planting a few things close to the house in flower beds.  Many vegetables can be grown easily in a small patch of ground.  You’ll need some basic outdoor yard and garden tools including shovels, hoes, and rakes for gardening.  Hand gardening tools like trowels, little shovels, and hand rakes are helpful, too.  

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If you need to trim bushes for security so you can see out or make it look like somebody is home, you’ll want some hand brush cutters, loppers, and some smaller, shorter fold up hand saws.  

Other outdoor tools that might be useful would be set of post hole diggers.  These have many uses from planting large plants or trees to digging post holes to build or repair a fence or to build other outdoor structures or projects.  

Undoubtedly there are other classifications or categories of survival tools not covered here.  This is only take on the subject.  You may have more.  This is your chance for input.  We’d love to hear what other tools or items you could add to this selection.  The one thing we are quite sure of and that is the need for lots of tools is essential and indeed critical to your survival efforts in the long haul.  

10 Awesome Survival Gifts for Father’s Day

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 10 Awesome Survival Gifts for Father’s Day Father’s Day is coming up soon. Whether you have a dad that you are looking to give a gift, or if you are that dad dropping a hint for your kids- an awesome survival gift on Father’s Day never hurts. If you are an avid prepper and survivalist, …

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5 Myths of GMRS and FRS Radios (Busted)

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5 Myths of GMRS and FRS Radios (Busted) This piece of writing articulates that lesson we all learn as little kids, so well. When it comes to hand radios we have all had an experience where you give your friend a radio to take home and you go to your room to phone him and …

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How To Make Dead Batteries Last 8 Times Longer

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How To Make Dead Batteries Last 8 Times Longer This is truely a revolutionary product. This little device could see you through power outages and even save your bacon if you are without a battery charger! Most new batteries contain 1.5V of energy when first bought. The problem is that many devices stop functioning at around …

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Emergency Cell Phone For Bug Out Bag or Car Kit

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Emergency Cell Phone For Bug Out Bag or Car Kit Freed from the need of power outlets, you can use the amazing AA battery-powered SpareOne anywhere within range of a GSM cell tower. Even without a SIM card, SpareOne has one-button emergency dialing (911, etc.), and can be geo-located in an emergency. Waterproof bag is floatable and …

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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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Summer Family Prepping Activities

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Summer Family Prepping Activities Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Summer time is usually filled with outdoor activities anyway, why not add in some fun activities that also add to your survival knowledge. It’s a great way to discreetly hide ‘survival lessons’ by playing games instead! That trip to the …

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Beyond SOS: Learning Morse Code

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Beyond SOS: Learning Morse Code   Morse Code is one of those things that many people in the civilized world consider to be outdated and not worth knowing. If they even know what it is in the first place! The truth is, though it may be “old” and we have updated and faster ways of …

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The Every Day Carry Bag aka EDC

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The Every Day Carry Bag aka EDC There are numerous articles written on this topic and most of them claim to be the end all, be all of Every Day Carry bags (also calls an EDC bag). Do a Google search and you will get literally thousands of hits from multiple companies who are eager …

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10 Ways To Save Money Raising Chickens

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10 Ways To Save Money Raising Chicken Of the many benefits that come along with raising chickens, there are a number that can actually effect your wallet. Chickens cost you feed, bedding and the occasional meds for keeping your flock as well as other rare costs. For the most part they are such a giving …

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Tax Free Emergency Preparedness Supplies – Here’s how!

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Tax-Free Emergency Preparedness Supplies – Here’s how! It’s always surprising to find out how few people are taking advantage of what I call the preppers tax cut. I don’t know the full scope of how it hits nationally but I know many states in the Union participate in tax-free weekends for emergency preparedness. This is …

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How to Make a Log Splitter – Kindling Splitter

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How to Make a Log Splitter – Kindling Splitter The minds of regular Americans never cease to amaze me. There are people innovating on a daily basis and their products or ideas just never make it to Amazon. When I look at this article about building a log splitter from rebar I am again reminded …

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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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How to Protect Yourself from Robbers

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How to Protect Yourself from Robbers When I think of a criminal and particularly a robber There are two things that come to mind. One is desperation. Someone must be pretty desperate if they are going to put themselves at risk to rob someone. The other thing is justification. In order for someone to hurt …

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Spring Family Prepping Activities

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Spring Family Prepping Activities Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Prepping activities is something that can be done by the whole family and easily turned into a game. The children may not understand that having a race to break down your tent and get it stowed away is actually practicing …

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3 Methods For Handling Human Waste After A Disaster

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3 Methods For Handling Human Waste After A Disaster Human waste is a touch topic, to begin with. It’s one of the more dangerous substances that will pile up over time in a post-disaster world. Human waste is highly infectious and can contaminate water sources and even growing lands. Most of the worst bacterial illnesses …

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NSC Report: 17% Drop in Unintentional Gun Deaths

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NSC Report: 17% Drop in Unintentional Gun Deaths We will always have a fight on our hands. Defending the second amendment will be our war and it will carry on for generations to come. Much of it has to do with a person’s unwillingness to understand guns and how they work. Many people have irrational fears …

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34 Primitive Survival Skills All Survivalist Should Know

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34 Primitive Survival Skills All Survivalist Should Know Humans have existed for hundreds of thousands of year and our ancestors have moved from places to places to find a home. It is without any doubt that they possess an incredible willpower and a repertoire of survival skills. The latter, unfortunately, was forgotten over the course. …

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59 Survival Tips, Tricks and Techniques for the Great Outdoors

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59 Survival Tips, Tricks and Techniques for the Great Outdoors The reliance on technology in today’s modern world has left many who travel out into the wilderness for hiking and camping adventures vulnerable if they should lose their equipment. Every year, thousands of people are injured and die from several different causes that all took …

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Easy DIY Wood Pallet Projects

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Easy DIY Wood Pallet Projects Wood pallets are one of the best materials you can use for DIY projects. They are readily accessible and usually free to acquire. Most of the pallets you will find are free of dangerous chemicals, and the ones that aren’t are clearly marked. To top it all off, pallet projects …

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How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction?

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How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction? When SHTF, sometimes we need to get creative. While you may not have all of these items on hand, I just wanted to show you what you can do with items you may be able to scavenge and a little ingenuity (MacGyver anyone?). Ok, …

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Procrastination: A Recipe For Disaster

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Procrastination: A Recipe For Disaster It’s the killer of motivation and success in all avenues of life. Procrastination is a nice comfortable void that millions of Americans fall into. There is such potential in the freedom loving America but it all gets ruined by the lack of inspiration and procrastination. That makes this article about …

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Debt Based System Running out of Steam

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Debt Based System Running out of Steam I always love the opportunity to dig into the mind of an expert on the economy. Even better when you have access to someone who can speak ENGLISH on the subject of the economy. Some economists are working with an entirely different glossary of terms. It sounds like …

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Dating a Non Prepper?

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Dating a Non Prepper? Prepping is not an easy thing to admit to. After the damage done by Nat Geo’s terrible Doomsday Preppers show we were all turned into laughable nuts. Of course, that narrative is the one that the general public seems to be stuck on. Its normal to feel guarded and secretive about …

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The 10 Best Prepper Podcasts

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The 10 Best Prepper Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to stay informed and learn new things on the go. Commutes, road trips, down time- all of these are great opportunities to learn more about prepping and to stay informed on current events. As with anything, there is a lot of noise that isn’t worth your …

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Triangulating your Position

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Triangulating your Position  Navigation in the wild is intimidating. There is no getting around that. Its like anything else you know very little about. The consequences could be high and if you are uninformed you could be lost out there amongst the bears and wolves. Of course, that’s a terrifying thought. This article employs several …

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Tips for Using Emergency Generators

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Tips for Using Emergency Generators A backup generator can be a godsend during power outages, but making sure you’re prepared takes more than just buying one and “waiting for a rainy day.” In addition to making sure you understand how much power your property needs to function, you’ll want to make sure you get a …

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DIY Solar Oven Prototype 1

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DIY Solar Oven Prototype 1 Cooking is an everyday part of survival unless you’re happy to crouch in the dark eating straight from a cold can of beans. Collecting firewood isn’t too hard – but in a long term survival situation, you’ll have to travel farther and farther to find the fuel you need, especially …

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How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF

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How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF  SHTF isn’t just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It’s best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example. In the mid-13th century, SHTF when a 24-year drought uprooted Native Americans throughout the U.S. Southwest. One band of the Mogollon (muggy-YON) people resettled …

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Mastering Morse Code

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Mastering Morse Code I am always a fan of old skills getting a nod in this new age. Something as archaic as Morse code you think would hold very little appeal. This article breaks down a little bit about the history of Morse code and how it came to be. It then gives some serious …

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Buying a Realistic Bugout Vehicle

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Buying a Realistic Bugout Vehicle We have all seen those fantasy bugout vehicles with gun turrets and the like hanging off of them. They are heavily armored and look like something out a movie. Well the truth is for most of us a bugout vehicle like that is basically a fantasy. This article takes much …

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Make a Wooden Bow Grip

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Make a Wooden Bow Grip The bow really is one of the best all purpose survival weapons. Its reliability and near silent strike makes it ideal for any survival situation. The bow is easy to create and with practice it can become pretty easy to shoot. This article even offers ways that a high quality …

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Create a Simple Farady Cage

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Create a Simple Farady Cage The EMP is still a substantial threat to our society. A government report was published only a few years ago that detailed the effects of an EMP on much of the infrastructure in our country. Water, food production, electricity and transportation are some of the most important services that would …

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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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Do You Really Have Enough Food?

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Do You Really Have Enough Food? Preppers love to use calculators to figure out how long their food supplies will last. There are grain calculators, calorie calculators, personalized calculators for the size of your family – all sorts of calculators. But despite careful computation, there are a few factors that people frequently leave out of …

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The Truth About EMP Strikes

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The Truth About EMP Strikes An EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse) is still a terrifying reality. It’s a reality that America is still not prepared to face. We have done serious analysis of the issue and its yielded some results, but a nuclear bomb detonated over America could still destroy our power grid or at least sections. Sections …

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Solar Generator vs Fuel Generator

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Solar Generator vs Fuel Generator One of the first purchases I made when getting into serious preparedness was a gas generator. Not only the necessity for electrify drove me but also the importance of creature comforts. My power goes out and then it comes back on. I am happy with my gas generator. That said …

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Bugging Out on Foot is a Risky Proposition

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Bugging Out on Foot is a Risky Proposition This is a nice short reality check. The bug out is one heck of a commitment. I am always happy to see someone inject some reality into the fantasy of the bug out. It should really be the last possible option. In this article there are several …

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Don’t Overlook These 6 Preps

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Don’t Overlook These 6 Preps It can be overwhelming when you’re trying to get your preps in order. It seems there is so much to consider and plan for! There is the food, water, and first aid to consider. Every prepper worth their salt takes care of the most basic needs first before they tackle …

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The Best Survival Towel: Staying Dry and Getting By

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

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

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

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How to Pack a Hiking Bag

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How to Pack a Hiking Bag Like anything else there are ways to do something and then there are the best ways to do something. I would never claim that any article best described the way you personally should pack your hiking bag. I understand this is as personal an endeavor to some as how …

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Turn Your Stairs Into A Secret Room / Storage

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How To Turn Your Stairs Into A Secret Room / Storage I absolutely LOVE this. I have a small house but I have a great stairway that is just a waste of space. With this idea, I could turn that into a little hidden room either to hide or stash preps. Maybe even let the …

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Coffee: Reason Why You Should Be Stockpiling

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Coffee: Reason Why You Should Be Stockpiling After those late nights there really is nothing like a stiff coffee to get you back into working order. Still, it is rare that this makes it into the stockpile or even into the bug out bag. I don’t know if anything would be better than a cup …

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How to Make a Survival Bow

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How to Make a Survival Bow Survival bows can be made from various materials. I have not personally shot the PVC creations by many YouTubers but I have to imagine they would be capable of taking small game and perhaps some bow fishing as well. Still, there is something incredible about a hand crafted bow …

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Herbal Cold and Congestion Remedies

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Herbal Cold and Congestion Remedies The time to prepare your herbal remedies is not in the depths of the winter. Depending on what remedies you are looking to use in the fall and winter season. Spring is really the best time to consider your remedies preparations. If you are truly looking for a sustainable process …

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Mistakes To Avoid When Bugging Out

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Mistakes To Avoid When Bugging Out Bugging out successfully is a matter of careful planning, preparation and a bit of luck. In the event of a natural or manmade disaster, your only hope to survive would be to bug out.  Whether you chose to do so on your own terms or you are ordered by …

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Hiding Your Bugout Location

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Hiding Your Bugout Location Securing a bugout bag and location is a struggle in and of itself. Once you find that perfect place or that perfect property people have a tendency to make it look like home. When you think about what you are trying to achieve with a bugout location you may not want …

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How to Survive When the Cities Burn

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How to Survive When the Cities Burn I think the most important thing to study right now is urban survival and civil unrest. We are seeing unprecedented violence in our nation. Violence in locations that we have never seen it before. There are legitimate movements to hurt people for political beliefs right now. This article …

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23 Survival Uses for Honey

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23 Survival Uses for Honey After learning about a meager government stipend offered to beekeepers and reading an article like this I feel like bees might be the next best thing to keep. An article like this one really opens your eyes to what is possible with honey. We all know some wild and mind-bending fact about …

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5 Tips to Start Your Apartment Garden

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5 Tips to Start Your Apartment Garden What I like most about this article is that it addresses an issue that many frightened preppers deal with. I am talking about those stuck in condos or apartments that feel like they have no ability to grow their own food. These restrictions could be do to space …

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Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home

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Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home Asparagus is one of the those amazing gifts of spring. I put it on par with the English pea and arugula as those first blessings from the garden. If asparagus is cooked too long it can become terrible. In fact, for many years I thought asparagus was what came out …

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Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have

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Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have Along with those items that you store for your own personal use there should always be a little bit stowed away for the purposes of bartering. You know the average American doesn’t have much cash stored in their home. Once that cash runs out, if the ATMs …

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How Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Craft

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How Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Craft There are those articles that stir ideas, that offer small smatterings of information often prefaced with a bold title. These articles are very important to the content of the community. This article is not that type. This is a well crafted and thoughtful article filled with …

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Gray Man Secrets of a Surveillance Operative

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Gray Man Secrets of a Surveillance Operative The infamous gray man is a topic covered pretty often and with a collection of great info throughout the internet. What makes this article unique is that rather than get the information from another prepper, survivalist or ex-military officer the source is much more connected. We have information …

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Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage

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Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage Winter storms must affect more people in the nation than another disaster. They hit giant metro areas like Boston and New York City. Even with underground power lines and a fleet of powerful plows the city and surrounding areas can be paralyzed by powerful winter weather. If the power …

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9 Ways our Homestead Cooks Off Grid

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9 Ways our Homestead Cooks Off Grid I learned early in my prepping career that stoves can die on you! Particularly electric stoves. They are just not the best single option for the average home. The power goes out and now you are stuck with eating out or eating cold. When you talk about a …

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The War Against Germs and Parasites

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The War Against Germs and Parasites This is a very interesting article about germs and parasites attributed to wild game. Much is written about how to procure wild game and how to hunt it quietly in a post SHTF situation. There are even some great article on butchering and storing meat. Where this article shines …

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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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Analyzing 4 of the Best Military Surplus Rifles

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Analyzing 4 of the Best Military Surplus Rifles In this age of newest, biggest and best its hard to imagine anyone would read this article and consider using older military surplus rifles. Still, there is something that trumps the aforementioned, and that is your budget. If you are looking for a rifle and do not …

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Hands Off Fishing Techniques

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Hands Off Fishing Techniques There are no two ways about it. Fishing is the best way to get protein in a survival situation, period. Even chasing small game can be an endeavor that proves unsuccessful. Knowing how to setup snares and traps will increase your odds but I still say look to the water for …

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How to Use a Wire Snare

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How to Use a Wire Snare Many people think that hunting is a pretty easy endeavor. In fact, I have been in arguments about how unfair the hunters advantage is. For those of us who hunt we know it couldn’t be further from the truth. In a true survival situation you will want to focus …

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Survival Tools for Chopping Wood

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Survival Tools for Chopping Wood I know what you’re thinking: “Survival tools for chopping wood? All you need is an axe or hatchet!” For some, the idea that all you need to chop wood to burn is an axe or hatchet is true. There are people on the planet that could take an axe and build a …

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Prepper Acronyms: Common Survival Acronyms to Know

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

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Ask a Prepper Series: Desert Island Survival Scenario

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

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How to Be a Marksman Year-Round For Less!

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

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The Next Gen of Preppers

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The Next Gen of Preppers Regardless of what you may think or feel about the millennial generation, there are certain things about them that have far exceeded their parents’ generation. Information, for example. All they’ve ever known is to Google search. They have little to no concept about the Dewey decimal system, cassette players, or …

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How To Freshen and Clean Carpet Spots with 2 Natural Ingredients

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How To Freshen and Clean Carpet Spots with 2 Natural Ingredients If you have carpet you know how annoying stains can be. I found a great NATURAL way to clean them and this works great to freshen the carpets too. These 2 natural ingredients are that good they will tackle and clean away the toughest …

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How To Make A Quick Emergency Lamp From A Mop

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How To Make A Quick Emergency Lamp From A Mop In a real emergency situation we all need to use everything around us in order to thrive and survive! That being said, I remember seeing this somewhere on the internet years ago and I am sorry I can’t remember which site. Luckily I can remember …

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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why

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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why Being a prepper/survivalist is a great lifestyle. I am loving it and haven’t looked back. There is always new information to be learned and this article is proof of that for me. Trees give us wood for our campfires. They provide structure to our shelters, materials from …

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The 10 Principles of Effective Family Survival

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The 10 Principles of Effective Family Survival There’s nothing more important than family in this world. No matter the differences and the hard times you faced, the survival of your family remains your main priority. If your loved ones depend on you to make it during a crisis scenario, you must bring them together. They …

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How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shotgun

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How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shotgun Having items for survival at hand in any situation is obviously the ideal situation. What people don’t know is that you can place a lot of the 5 main categories, Water, Fire, Shelter, Signaling and Food in some of the weirdest places you can think of. The first being a shotgun. Think about this, …

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10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Haven’t Prepared For

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10 Disturbing SHTF Threats Most Preppers Haven’t Prepared For When SHTF it will be a scary and confusing time. Hundreds of thousands of people that are not prepping will be sitting ducks. Even preppers will be after reading the article in the link below. The article goes over 10 real threats that could affect us …

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How To Build A Drip Irrigation System For Under $100

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How To Build A Drip Irrigation System For Under $100 A drip irrigation system can save you time, money and conserve water. This drip irrigation system can be turned on and left to do its job without you having to stand over it to monitor its progress. Using water wisely with a drip irrigation system …

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How To Use Zip-Ties in An Emergency Situation

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How To Use Zip-Ties in An Emergency Situation Your imagination is the key to survive an emergency situation. It doesn’t matter if you’re stranded in the woods or in the concrete jungle. Putting your mind to good use and using the items you have can save the day. Having a few simple zip-ties in your …

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Easy DIY Pallet Greenhouse Or Chicken Coop

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Easy DIY Pallet Greenhouse Or Chicken Coop This multi-purpose DIY project can serve as a great greenhouse or chicken coop. Easy to build for a very frugal price! There are loads of garden DIY projects on the web, the difference between this and others is that this is a multi-purpose garden addition, You can add …

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Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know

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

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How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area

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

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