Home Preparation: How to Disaster Proof Your Home Before One Strikes

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A natural disaster is a catastrophic event caused by intense rain, wind, fire and earthquakes. Although there isn’t much that can be done to prevent these events from happening, there are steps homeowners can take to ensure that their property is secure and that their family is safe throughout the disaster. Generally speaking, when it … Read more…

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What You Should Do Within 60 Minutes After SHTF

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As you should probably know by now, the first 60 minutes after SHTF could be the most critical moments of your life. That time-frame is crucial for your well-being and the lives of the ones you love. This is what you need to do and learn how proper planning prevents poor performance when things go … Read more…

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Bugging Out Equipment List. WHAT & WHY.

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I decided to post this because when I read lists of other people’s modern equipment for bugging out I often see items that I can’t make sense of. Items that are NOT sustainable & seem of very little use. Some say “well I use this until it breaks & then I throw it away”. The problem with that is that this equipment has taken up room, added weight to the pack, can leave sign to track you by if you don’t dispose of it properly, & meanwhile you could have used this space & weight to either carry a better piece of equipment, or you could have left it out & saved room & weight. If you can afford to throw it away, then you don’t need it in the first place.

Anyway, here is my list. Please feel free to comment, different people sometimes see things in a different way & I like to hear other people’s point of view.

My Equipment List. WHAT & WHY.

.62 cal/20 gauge flintlock fusil. 42 inch barrel.

Why?  Large calibre smoothbore has a lot of knock down power with a round ball, very versatile using bird shot, buckshot, or round ball or a combination of any two of these, able to use other projectiles found in nature, only requires a siliceous rock for ignition which can be found in nature, the lock is easy to repair, if the lock breaks & there are no spare parts I can use it as a matchlock or tinderlock & keep using it, I can use the lock to make fire without the use of gunpowder, I can make my own black powder, I can retrieve spent lead from shot game & reuse it, I can mould my own round ball & shot.

.70 caliber smoothbore flintlock pistol.

Why? Same as above fusil, light to carry, easy to use, good for a back-up & self defence.

Gun tools and spare lock parts.

Why? To keep my firearms working long term.

Shot pouch and contents.

Why? For maintaining & using my firearms.

Leather drawstring pouch of .60 caliber ball (in knapsack).

Why? Back-up supply.

Powder horn.

Why? For carrying gunpowder for immediate use with firearms.

Ball mould, swan shot mould & Lead ladle.

Why? So I can reuse spent lead by remoulding.

5 Gunpowder wallets.

Why? For carrying extra gunpowder, the leather wallet is lighter than a powder horn, once empty they are good for storing spare tinder for fire lighting.

Butcher/Hunting knife.

Why? A good basic working knife made for skinning & butchering game, good self defence knife, long blade but light to carry & use.

Legging knife.

Why? Good back-up knife for hunting & self defence, easy to access, light to use & carry.

Clasp knife.

Why? Good back-up knife, mainly used for camp chores, making kettle hooks, making trap parts, easy to carry.

Tomahawk.

Why? Lighter than a modern hatchet, the helve fits in a round or oval eye & is easy to make in a wilderness situation, the helve can easily be removed to use the head on its own for making a new helve or scraping hides for making leather or rawhide, good for trap making, good for hammering, can be thrown for hunting, defence, offence & entertainment.

Fire bag.

Why? Greased leather waterproof  bag for keeping my tinderbox & contents dry.

Tinderbox.

Why? For preparing plant & fungi tinders for flint & steel fire lighting, contains prepared tinder for fire lighting, is used for fire lighting by striking sparks into the tinderbox.

Flint & Steel. (NOTE: Not a ferocerium rod).

Why? For making fire. This method is sustainable long term.

Belt pouch.

Why? This pouch is carried on the waist belt at all times & contains my fire bag, my fishing tackle container, my sundial compass & my fire steel/striker which is tied to the pouch buckle.

Fishing tackle in brass container.

Why? For fishing & for trapping fowl.

Two brass snares.

Why? Small game snares for trapping .

Roll of brass snare wire.

Spare wire for making small game snares, can be used for making leaders for angling, can be used for repair work.

Knapsack.

Main pack for carrying equipment & food supplies, carries my blanket roll & oil cloth shelter & secures my market wallet.

Scrip.

Why? This haversack is carried just for foraging purposes. I often forage along the trail when trekking.

Market Wallet.

Why? This is secured under the flap closure of my knapsack & is used to carry extra items. This wallet can also be carried indendently.

Tin Cup.

Why? For drinking tea & eating food.

Kettle (Billy Can).

Why? For boiling water for sterilising & making tea, for cooking.

Water filter bags (cotton & linen bags).

Why? For filtering dirty drinking water before boiling, light & compact & easy to carry, unbreakable.

Medical pouch.

Why? Contains medical equipment & supplies, lighter than a hard container, easy to pack & carry in my knapsack near the top.

Housewife.

Why? This is my sewing kit for making repairs to clothing, making moccasins, needles can be used to remove splinters & if necessary to stitch wounds.

Piece of soap and a broken ivory comb.

Why? For bathing & looking after my hair.

Dried foods in bags.

Why? Dried foods are lighter to carry, easy to pack & preserve well for long periods.

Wooden spoon.

Why? For cooking & eating, light to carry.

Compass.

Why? A compass makes it easier to tell direction on very overcast days & nights, makes it easier to maintain a straight direction & travel quicker.

Whet stone.

Why? For keeping my blades sharp, for working on gun lock parts if needed.

Small metal file.

Why? Same as whet stone above.

Oilcloth.

Why? The oil cloth is for making a quick shelter, easy to set up & versatile, enables me to use a fire for cooking & warmth close to my bed, can be used as a rain coat, can be used for water collection, can be used to make a boat, gives me more vision around me & an easy exit if needed.

One pure wool blanket (Monmouth cap, spare wool waistcoat and wool shirt rolled inside blanket).

Why? The blanket roll is easy to carry, does not restrict my movement/escape at night like a sleeping bag will, can be used as a matchcoat, can be used as a Great Coat, retains body warmth even when wet, light to carry.

Spare pair of moccasins.

Why? To wear if my other pair get wet, to wear whilst I make repairs on the other pair, to wear if the other moccasins need replacing & whilst I make a new pair.

Two water canteens.

Why? For carrying drinking water.

Bottle of rum.

Why? Only a small bottle but I like a tot of rum & it helps me relax a little.

Our Prepping Goals for This Year

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Our Prepping Goals for This Year As another year comes to an end it’s important for us to look back and reflect. The year 2017 was something amazing. It was really a disaster of a year in more ways than one. We faced some incredible cataclysmic disasters that changed the world forever. It was, by …

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Survival Whistle

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Survival Whistle You may find that signaling for rescue has fallen pretty low on your list of survival needs. When you hit the camping trail or you take that weekend to relax in the mountains there could be many more priorities. The funny thing about signaling for survival is that you are going to spend …

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My Biggest Prepper Mistakes of 2017

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My Biggest Prepper Mistakes of 2017 In our frantic lives there is only so much time to go around. How do you focus on it all and where do you cut corners? Do you cut corners? What are you really capable of as a prepper? Every mistake in prepping is exponential. That is why they …

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Top 10 Best DIY Chicken Waterers and Feeders

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Top 10 Best DIY Chicken Waterers and Feeders When it comes to chicken rearing you will find that your ability to DIY will pay dividends in the experience.  There is something great about building your chicken coop and building your chicken run as well. I have rigged some things up for my chickens that you …

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How To Prepare A Prepper Battle Box

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How To Prepare A Prepper Battle Box You may not think of it as much as you should but your job has a emergency response plan. Hopefully, they have briefed you on that plan and offered you a packet that lays out the whole thing. This is the law and they are supposed to make …

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Are you really prepared for an emergency? The 5-5-5 bug out test

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Are you really prepared for an emergency? The 5-5-5 bug out test My thoughts on prepping are that if you aren’t measuring and if you aren’t testing that you aren’t prepared. There are a number of ways that you can measure and test your level of preparedness. How else will you know if you are …

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How to Build a Smoke-Free Fireplace Fire

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How to Build a Smoke-Free Fireplace Fire In the early days of the collapse, everyone will be burning their firewood and eating the food on their shelves. They will have some resources they will be getting by. After about a week it will become clear that they are going to run out. After about 3 …

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Bugging out – Categories of 3

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Bugging out represents a major disaster scenario, especially for me. I’d much rather bug in and “ride the disaster out” at home if at all possible. But I also understand not having plans for bugging out is a recipe for disaster. So I have created plans in the unfortunate event that I have to leave […]

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DIY Homemade Lotion Bar Recipes

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DIY Homemade Lotion Bar Recipes Just as the growing trend of healthy homegrown foods is growing, so is making household items such as soaps, lotions, and regular daily items.  We want to get back to knowing what we’re ingesting AND putting on our skin. When it comes to lotion, what we use for reviving and …

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Can The US Survive An EMP Attack?

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Can The US Survive An EMP Attack? This is the question that all preppers are asking themselves. Not only can America survive but can YOU survive an EMP attack. What would it really look like. What would really happen? We have a good grip on this fictionally and we have all heard the reports about …

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The Best Survival Blanket – Plus 9 More Awesome Emergency Blankets For Survival

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The Best Survival Blanket – Plus 9 More Awesome Emergency Blankets For Survival Images: http://www.skilledsurvival.com/ A strange but very important addition to your survival kit. After watching the many evacuations and migrations over the last couple years I have come to realize that a forced evacuation or even a bugout should offer up some level …

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A Message for Non Preppers

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A Message for Non Preppers The word prepper has an incredible stink on it. For most people who have seen the fringe in action, with the gasmasks and the strange isolationist attitude it’s understandable why people bristle when they hear the word prepper. The truth of the matter is that there are many more people out there …

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Planning Your Garden Season By Season

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Planning Your Garden Season By Season How many planting seasons does your area have? How many planting seasons do you take advantage of? This is an important consideration when it comes to maximizing food production. Are you growing any food through the winter. In my climate I find that the best way to grow in …

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10 Ways to Prep When You Have No Support

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10 Ways to Prep When You Have No Support There is one question that beats all others when you are digging around in the survival community. You find that there are legions of people that believe a serious disaster is on the horizon. You find them alone. You find them in families of 5 or …

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How to House the Whole Family when SHTF

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How to House the Whole Family when SHTF These are incredible considerations. I don’t think we understand just how much things will change if we decide to take on more family members into your home following a disaster. Even if you have the resources to care for them. There are sleeping arrangements and just daily …

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New Water Pump.

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I decided that as we have so much excess solar power I would be better off with an electric water pump to pump water from our lower collection 5000 gallon cement water tank to our upper house feed tank than the petrol fire pump we have been using. Survival wise we will probably always have 240 volt solar power, but we may not always have fuel!
So I purchased an electric water pump with what fittings I needed, & my wife came up with the idea of using a storage container to keep it in.

Power lead goes a short distance underground through some spare water pipe that I had & up into the power shed.

Chicago Commissioner Pleads With UN To Deploy Foreign Troops On US Soil

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Chicago Commissioner Pleads With UN To Deploy Foreign Troops On US Soil One of the most incredible mistakes in a long time has just been made by the Chicago commissioner. We have watched unprecedented violence unfold in this politically corrupt city. Year over year we have watched handgun deaths rise whilst the country screams for …

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What is Urban Survival Syndrome?

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What is Urban Survival Syndrome? Are you suffering from urban survival syndrome? What exactly are we talking about? When you hear the term urban survival syndrome you might think of a an over-the-top prepper that is spending and planning to survive in the his urban environment no matter what the collapse brings. that is not …

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5 Ways to Prepare on a Budget

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5 Ways to Prepare on a Budget That blasted budget. That is the only thing that keeps us all from be super preppers. The only reason we don’t have a massive, mall sized bunker under our home, complete with a decades worth of resources is because we have to worry about that darn budget. If …

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Drink Catnip Tea for Amazing Healing Properties

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Drink Catnip Tea for Amazing Healing Properties When you read this headline about drinking cartnip tea I must tell you not to reach for the stuff inside your cat toys. You will want to grow your own medicinal herbs yourself. It’s very important that you integrate these powerful herbs into your lifestyle. All great flavor …

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Ducks For Pest Control – It Works!

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Ducks For Pest Control – It Works! Years ago you heard about lyme disease but it didn’t make the stink that it does today. Instead, we are dealing with tick borne diseases today that are ruining lives. If you are growing food and spending time outside you need answers for the problem of pests. What …

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Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)

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Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish) Bringing knives, axes and blades back from the dead can be very rewarding. When you uncover that rusted, dull artifact and return the shine to that piece of metal you are doing something pretty exciting. Restoration is a skill that doesn’t often make its way into the toolkit of most preppers. Instead, …

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Simple Mini Fire Piston

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Simple Mini Fire Piston What can be said about fire that hasn’t already been said. Well, have you ever had that drink after days without water or even a day without water. That first drip of water is like something magic when it hits the tongue. Your entire body relishes the taste of the water …

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Healthy Energy Drink Alternatives

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Healthy Energy Drink Alternatives Look, life is hard. For most of us it’s a very big deal to just make it through another day. Coffee. That first sip of coffee is like meeting a being from another universe who will hold your hand through the long day ahead. Some people push the limits even further …

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Doomsday Prepping? No, How About Preparedness For Everyday Issues

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Doomsday Prepping? No, How About Preparedness For Everyday Issues If 2017 taught us anything, it’s that we need to pay better attention to our immediate environments and the threats therein. While the nation assumed its biggest threat would come from places like North Korea, outer space or even violent black bloc and antifa rioters most …

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Survivalism, Prepping, and OPSEC: An Alternative View

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Survivalism, Prepping, and OPSEC: An Alternative View OPSEC or operational security is one of the things that preppers can lose a lot of sleep over. It’s the idea that we must be secretive about what we do and what preps we have on hand. Many people believe this to be the only way they will …

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Smart Strategies To Keep A Low Profile During SHTF

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Smart Strategies To Keep A Low Profile During SHTF If you live in a densely populated area, you always have to think about the human factor and how it may influence your life. While this may not be a big concern during your day to day life, things can drastically change when the brown stuff …

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Fire & Security.

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This post is brought about from a link that was recommended by lonewolf. At that link & saw a popular image of an “all night burning fire”. Now on a winters night an all night fire may seem like a good idea, & there are several ways of accomplishing this, but post shtf an all night fire in my opinion is not a good idea.

Any fire small or large, day or night has the potential to attract unwanted guests, so an all night fire is going to at least double that risk. Post shtf, there will be no safe wilderness areas, people will be on the move, raiders are opportunists & a fire glowing in the night or the smell of smoke will draw them like ants to honey. Because I am a living historian, my historical treks have to be as authentic as possible. Now even today there are risks in camping out, but back in the 18th century those risks were far greater. So I set myself scenarios. Some nights I have camped with no fire, this requires knowledge of how to stay alive in winter with little bedding, because bedding is bulky & adds weight to your pack. It also requires knowledge regarding what foods to carry, because with no fire, you can not cook food, so you need to carry some food that can be eaten without having to cook it.

Other nights I do light a small fire in a fire hole. This is a scrape in the ground to contain the fire surrounded by rocks back & sides. The heat reflects off the rocks back into my shelter, & they help hide the fire from prying eyes. But a small fire does not last long once I have fallen asleep, & at some time in the night the cold will wake me & I will stoke the fire from my supplies under cover behind my bed & from a supply of wood at the end of my shelter. Despite the fact that I am always mindful & therefore alert to sounds in the forest, this waking up from the cold is for me a security measure. It is an opportunity to look & listen to the sounds around me before I make up my mind as to whether or not I should re light or stoke the fire.

If I had placed a large log on the fire to keep it going all night I would probably sleep soundly, certainly I would not be waking frequently because of the chill seeping through my bedding. This would create a security risk, one because as I have already said, the fire would be noticeably visible from a distance at night, & secondly because I would not be so alert. Just something for you to think about next time you are camping out & practicing your skills.

Keith.

How to Put Together a Prepper Black-Out Kit

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How to Put Together a Prepper Black-Out Kit No matter where you are while you read this I can assure you the power will go out in your area again. It will come to pass that you lose your lights and you are sitting in the dark. You may lose communications, too. Are you prepared …

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Is Firewood a Part of Your Emergency Preparedness?

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Is Firewood a Part of Your Emergency Preparedness? Fuel is critical to survival. Even if you have a modern home with insulation you will still be cold in without something generating heat. This is true in most winter climates of our nation. Understanding firewood as a long term survival fuel is critical. If you find …

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Hoko Knife Make Your Own Stone Cutting Tool

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Hoko Knife Make Your Own Stone Cutting Tool The distinction between a wilderness survival situation and an urban survival situation is important. In one instance you are going to have access to lots of resources and materials. In the wild a simple cutting tool may be the difference between your life and death. It could …

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How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

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How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine 1000 watts is great power for any home. This turbine help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It’s a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller. The great thing about wind turbines is that these …

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Build Wood Stove Heat Reclaimer DIY Project

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Build Wood Stove Heat Reclaimer DIY Project Efficiency is the world when it comes to keeping warm. It is crucial that you maintain as much of your heat as possible in the winter time. If you think about it, the idea of heat reclamation shows up in many parts of our life. We wear highly …

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Hellfire on Earth: How to Escape and Survive a Wildfire

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Hellfire on Earth: How to Escape & Survive a Wildfire Last I heard the wildfire in California is the size of Delaware. The whole state! It has already cost about 6.9 billion dollars in damage to the infrastructure. What more could come of this terrifying fire? These are questions all people are asking themselves. They …

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Dead Wrong: 26 Survival Myths That Can Get You Killed

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Dead Wrong: 26 Survival Myths That Can Get You Killed Survival myths are one of those terrifying things. They are terrifying because they exist at all. This is accentuated by the internet, in that, these myths can be published and republished by people who have never tried the things they are proclaiming. This puts so …

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12 Reasons Why You Should Be Thrift Shopping!

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12 Reasons Why You Should Be Thrift Shopping! Frugality is a very important part of preparedness. This is one of those efforts that allows you to save money which allows you to store cash. Frugality also allows you to keep your debt in check. Running up excessive debt trying to buy the latest and the …

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End-of-Year “To Do” List for Preppers and Survivalists

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End-of-Year “To Do” List for Preppers and Survivalists If you aren’t measuring then you are succeeding. This is one of the best things you can do in terms of preparedness. While an end-of-the-year to-do list may not sound like measure, it is. If you are sitting on a bunch of preps that aren’t any good …

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Pros And Cons Of Modifying Your Firearms

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Pros And Cons Of Modifying Your Firearms The thoughts of a great light and a laser on your sidearm is enough to make the tactical minded prepper swoon. Maybe add a silencer to combat that attention catching gunfire and you have something that any prepper would except among their ranks. We live in a time …

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Drawknife, How to Make

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Drawknife, How to Make The drawknife, some of you may have more fond feelings when you see a draw knife. Others may look upon it and say, ‘what do you do with that thing?’ I brought it to your attention because when I see a drawknife there is one thing that comes to mind. Its …

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If You Don’t Own Any Bitcoin, Read This

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If You Don’t Own Any Bitcoin, Read This Most people who have been paying attention to bitcoin are speechless. Now some people who haven’t been paying attention are just as speechless. The value is going, going, gone. As someone who is getting in late it’s a nerve racking time. Still, just a couple weeks ago …

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PrepperMed 101: I am So Cold – Recognizing and Treating Hypothermia

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PrepperMed 101: I am So Cold – Recognizing & Treating Hypothermia Most people think about a 65 degree night and they smile. They think about how wonderful a night like that can be. If you begin to feel a chill you head back into your home and get warm. Now, if you are out in …

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True Dangers Posed by North Korea

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True Dangers Posed by North Korea Here we are, some 70 years later, still dealing with North Korea. The North Korea problem just doesn’t seem to want to go away. Our military is dealing with an issue that will become more common in the near future. That problem is, “What do you do with maniacs …

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Food Supply: What Emergency Food Do You Need In A 72-Hour Kit?

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Food Supply: What Emergency Food Do You Need In A 72-Hour Kit? What types of foods do you carry in your bags and in your kits? There are a tremendous amount choices out there when it comes to packing food for your survival needs. Because we have a category now that is called survival food …

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Planning and Documentation (Level 1 Prepping and Preparedness)

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Planning and Documentation (Level 1 Prepping & Preparedness) This article highlights one of the very clear lines between prepping levels. It’s important to recognize that there are levels of prepping. If you are really going to take your preparedness serious this is one of the levels you must traverse. There is no substitute for sitting …

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PVC and Duct Tape Kayak

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PVC & Duct Tape Kayak Now, I have seen some impressive things done with duct tape. This has to be one of the most incredible things I have ever seen put together using duct tape. The idea that we could combine these two items and make a buoyant watercraft. Traversing water is going to be …

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DIY Wireless Charging Power Bank

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DIY Wireless Charging Power Bank There is a powerful way to advance your preps. We are at a point where a whole new group of products are coming out that can be powered by USB. These USB devices offer all kinds of options already. These USB powered devices make all sorts of things much more …

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Flash Points Grow in Numbers and Increase Threats of Attack on U.S.

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Flash Points Grow in Numbers & Increase Threats of Attack on U.S. With the most recent move in Israel its hard to spin a globe and not find some people we have pissed off. You need only consider one question when it comes to America’s recent influence on the world. Are we stabilizing or destabilizing …

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3 Best Ammo Calibers To Have After SHTF

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There are many reasons to be armed when a disaster strikes. Hunting food could be the difference between survival and starvation. A defensive weapon could prevent death by predators, both four-legged and two-legged. On the other hand, not all guns are created equal. Each caliber has its own advantages and drawbacks, and you need to […]

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9 Easy Ways to Use Lavender On the Homestead

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9 Easy Ways to Use Lavender On the Homestead The magic of lavender is something special. It is one of those herbs that I refuse to live without. One of my favorite things after a long day is a fresh made studded with lavender in a hot shower. Herbs are a massive force multiplyer on …

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Battery Powered Heater for Emergency Heat? Probably Not

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Battery Powered Heater for Emergency Heat? Probably Not Off the grid heat is an issue when temperatures begin to creep below freezing. Depending on your home and the quality of insulation you will struggle to stay warm. This article concludes that when you go hunting for that battery powered heater you are going come up …

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Bitcoin Bubble: Is Bitcoin Going To $1 Million Or Is it Going To Zero?

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Bitcoin Bubble: Is Bitcoin Going To $1 Million Or Is it Going To Zero? There are so many people who are beating their heads against the wall wishing that they had gotten into bitcoin earlier. There are legitimate bitcoin millionaires that have come from nothing less than 10 years ago. Bitcoin is an incredible opportunity …

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9 Ways You Can Light Up Your Home When The Power Is Out

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9 Ways You Can Light Up Your Home When The Power Is Out The darkness is terrible. Since the dawn of time the darkness meant bad things. Predators come out at in the darkness. Our primate eyes aren’t the best in the dark. Our society has dominated the darkness because of electricity. We have dominated …

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Essential Oil Sore Muscle Rub Homemade Recipe

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Essential Oil Sore Muscle Rub Homemade Recipe Essential oils are powerful. They can be powerful in bad ways but for the most part they do a great job at creating answers outside of a medicine cabinet. Its an amazing thing. For many people they just don’t appreciated the power of an essential oil. If you …

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House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

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House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity If you travel the eastern seaboard with any regularity and you are a CCW permit holder then you are clapping. This is a big step in the right direction. If you have ever spent time moving around from Delaware to Pennsylvania you are clapping. This idea that each state can …

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20 Cold Weather Crops to Farm or Forage

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20 Cold Weather Crops to Farm or Forage For most of my life I thought winter was a time to bundle up, stay inside and complain. It’s a time for football, family and spending money on trinkets that end up in the garbage. That was the winter I thought existed. In reality, winter is just …

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How To Make Hot Pepper Cream In 3 Strengths For Arthritis And Joint Pain

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How To Make Hot Pepper Cream In 3 Strengths For Arthritis And Joint Pain Learn how to make your very own pain relieving hot pepper cream/ointment in 3 different strengths to help with all levels of pain! Including joint pain! This article is fantastic, and there is real science behind why making your own natural …

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Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

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Climate change/Global warming is fast becoming the world’s biggest survival threat. Wake up Australians before we have to start living underground! What sort of a life would that be?!

EDC, Being Prepared at All Times

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EDC, Being Prepared at All Times EDC has been one of those things that has caught on strong lately. It’s been as much fad as it has been functional. The word EDC doesn’t really define what us preppers are after. It merely refers to the things that you carry everyday. We all have an EDC. …

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10 Ways to Fall Asleep Without Pills

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10 Ways to Fall Asleep Without Pills Sleep has been under the microscope for years now. How many years do you sleep a night? What happens if you don’t sleep that much? Can you really be a superhero just from getting enough sleep? What is enough sleep? In most cases these are the questions that …

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You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming

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You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming Can you handle a well armed and group of people who want the goods that you have? Is there a chance that you will have the resources to fight a war against other desperate people? There are dark days coming. Of course, the American people and the American …

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The Ultimate Holiday Prepper Gift Buying Guide

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The Ultimate Holiday Prepper Gift Buying Guide Do you have a special prepper in your life? What about someone in your life who has no idea what to buy you for the holiday. Maybe you are struggling with what you want to burn your holiday family ration on. You get one shot at this holiday …

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Urban Prepping: 6 Places You Didn’t Know You Can Stash Stuff

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Urban Prepping: 6 Places You Didn’t Know You Can Stash Stuff The urban sprawl will be filled with more resources than the wilderness. It will be filled with more threats and more people looking for those resources. That doesn’t make it easy. Still, you could have a situation where things are going to work out …

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Vitamin C: A Powerful Weapon During Cold and Flu Season

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Vitamin C: A Powerful Weapon During Cold and Flu Season If you are the type of person who reads the news and scoffs at vitamins I feel bad for you. You are listening to idiots, you are under dosing and you are forfeiting a real benefit to the human body. The problem with Vitamin C …

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Top 10 Gifts for the Homesteader Wife

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Top 10 Gifts for the Homesteader Wife Let’s give a round of applause for good wives. They deserve great gifts and the homeschooling, homesteading wife is no exception. Now I wouldn’t recommend making any of these the sole gift that you give but anyone will be something a homesteading wife would appreciate. There are very …

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Small Greenhouse Kit

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Small Greenhouse Kit The evolution from backyard gardener to greenhouse operator is a big one. It would seem that most of us are content with what we achieve in our raised beds from spring to fall. That being said, its impossible to deny that hole in your life when the fresh veggies, lettuces and fruits …

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PrepperMed 101: What To Do When The Frostbites

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PrepperMed 101: What To Do When The Frost Bites Getting lost in the woods can be a terrifying situation. Even when it happens briefly you can get a serious adrenaline dump from going off trail and realizing you have lost your way back. For most people they wander a bit and find their way back …

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“Know Thine Enemies Weapons “

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“Know Thine Enemies Weapons” I am going to warn you. This article is a little brash. It will be borderline offensive to some. It is not the author who plans to be but it is the subject matter. You see, there are enemies in this world that live all around us. It’s not just the …

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Is Firepen a Viable Breaching Tool? – Gear Tasting 116

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Is Firepen a Viable Breaching Tool? – Gear Tasting 116 Some subjects just require a video and when I heard about this firepen I thought a video would offer a much better option to explain this tool. The question is whether it is breaching tool. Still, I wonder whether it is not only a breaching …

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4 Essential sleep tips during SHTF

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Editor’s note: Please welcome Will M. to Planandprepared.com. William enjoys learning how health affects our bodies during tough conditions. This subject has been an interest of his since he was a little boy. In his free time, you will find him camping and reading non-fiction books. The work of a prepper is never done. You always […]

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AZOMITE Trace Minerals for Better Garden Soil

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AZOMITE Trace Minerals for Better Garden Soil If the summer and fall is about the harvest then the rest of the year should be about bettering your soil. Everything in your soil bed makes it into your food. If you are growing in soil that is lacking in nutrients than your food will and your …

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What Cowboys Built And Did Around The House To Be Self-Sufficient

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What Cowboys Built And Did Around The House To Be Self-Sufficient If you think seasoned survivalists of today are the only ones who can offer us advice on how to weather the coming storm you are wrong. To understand this you must first consider the perilous trek from our east coast to the middle of …

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Bank Of America Analyst: A ‘Flash Crash’ In Early 2018 ‘Seems Quite Likely’

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Bank Of America Analyst: A ‘Flash Crash’ In Early 2018 ‘Seems Quite Likely’ There are some serious issues with an economy that seems unstoppable. There are more people in business than ever before and with the advent of things like Amazon there is a good reason for all the success of business. It’s important to …

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The BEST Fire-Roasted Jalapeño Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe

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The BEST Fire-Roasted Jalapeño Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe Are you looking for something to do with the last of your jalapeno harvest? Are you looking for a way to take advantage of all the peppers that you have from your garden. Fire roasting is an incredible way to take advantage of peppers in general. When …

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8 Herbs for Your Indoor Herb Garden

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8 Herbs for Your Indoor Herb Garden For most people herbs are something that you use in your kitchen. Herbs are used to sprinkle around a plate to make it look pretty on special occasions. It’s hard to believe that there are tons of people out there that look at a bunch of thyme or …

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Select the Best Survival Fishing Pole

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Select the Best Survival Fishing Pole How come we rarely see a picture of a survivor that features a nice sturdy fishing pole? They have gas masks, tactical tomahawks, AR15s and all sorts of other weapons but you never see someone carrying around a fishing pole. Let me tell you something. Shooting a deer with …

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Could Skynet Become a Reality???!!!

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They were asked why if this is so dangerous would they consider doing it anyway, their reply was that they wanted to see if they could! The problem is that intelligence is not that simple, not that defined. We have feelings, empathy, that is not intelligence. A computer brain with AI will learn far more than a human can in our entire lifetime & do it in seconds. Now think what that means! Imagine this AI brain realising that it could be controlled or limited, imagine if it decided to send all it knows to another computer across the other side of the world. Imagine if it decided that humans were no longer required & were in fact hampering its progress! There are computerised robotics worldwide in manufacturing workshops. These AI computers never sleep. Imagine what could be built overnight without us even knowing it was happening?
It is a little like global warming, we can set up simulations to see what will happen, but there are so many variables involved that we don’t know exactly when it will all hit the fan. One more chunk of ice falls away from a glacier, this cools the water quicker than we had anticipated. Suddenly the temperatures drop in the North during summer, & by Autumn the UK is buried in snow! We are looking at the unknown, & we have no control over it. I think AI could easily go the same way.
Keith.


Dehydrating Kale And Apples: Step By Step

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Dehydrating Kale And Apples: Step By Step It is amazing how much kale has taken over. When the nutritional benefits of kale came to light it seemed that people just flocked to it in a way no one could have ever seen coming. Apples are packed with all the right ingredients for health as well. …

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This is the Blueprint for a Dynamic Prepper Fitness Program

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This is the Blueprint for a Dynamic Prepper Fitness Program There are two major mistakes that people make when they start down the path towards fitness. The first mistake is that they build a weak base, without a plan and just waddle into it as though they are walking into their first high school party. …

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