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Survivalist 101 Annual Top 10 Survival Knives List!

by Samson Bearkiller on March 26, 2014. Updated March 27, 2014

es3pkodt-SMThe list of knives below cost between $39 and $200. We chose the best inexpensive knives and moderately priced knives to cover everyone’s budget; and to find the BEST overall survival knives.

Remember, it’s a survival knife … and it doesn’t work if you can’t afford it! However, if it’s worth it, it might be good to save up for the better knife. Let us know what you think. [click to continue…]

The average human can survive without food for a month or more depending on the circumstances, but cannot survive without water for more than three to seven days.  With water making up 65 percent of the body, it’s essential for life.

How Disasters Affect Water Supplies

Storing water for emergencies.

Clean water may not be available after a disaster.

Unless you’re living in California, where even the latest storms aren’t enough to compensate for the last few years of drought, you likely haven’t worried too much about where you’re going to get your next glass of water, take a shower or do your laundry.

It isn’t just drought, however, that can limit the ability to obtain water. In a variety of natural disasters, public water lines often crack, allowing dangerous pollutants into the water that feeds directly into our homes. [click to continue…]

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Best Practices to Ensuring GMO-Free Food Storage

March 11, 2014

We’d like to welcome Phil Cox, CEO of Legacy Food Storage, to our Food Storage Review Series. Phil has graciously shared his knowledge of the issue of GMOs in food storage, and how consumers can best determine if their food vendor meets GMO free requirements.  A Message from Phil Cox, CEO of Legacy Food Storage […]

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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

March 10, 2014

Cleaning Is the Most Crucial Part of Gun Maintenance  This article will explain step-by-step the most basic of gunsmithing skills, cleaning. Of the hundreds of guns I look at each year, 65% of them just need a good cleaning. I charge around $40 to do this simple procedure, but it can easily be done at […]

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Glenn Beck’s Food Storage Sponsor – Dishonest Advertisers?

March 1, 2014
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Glenn Beck is famous for getting to the truth of things, here’s one truth he may have overlooked… My company, Survivalist 101, sells food storage and other survivalist  gear. A little more than a month ago I inquired about advertising on Glenn Beck’s website, The Blaze and was told “We are not accepting advertising from companies […]

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Food Storage Review – Food4Patriots – Consumer Warning!

February 27, 2014

Hey guys. Doing our research on food storage vs. marketing companies we came across this gem of a company: Food4Patriots.com. If you have been on Facebook for any length of time you have probably seen their marketing infomercial pitch page. It usually flies under a heading like ” What FEMA doesn’t Want you to Know” […]

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Food Storage Review Criteria: Nutrition, Packaging, Quality, and Price

February 26, 2014

Nutritional Value of Long Term Food Storage If you’ve done any research, you’ll know that buying food for emergencies is a bit different from routine shopping. While nutritional value is (or should be) always a matter of attention, when buying for emergencies it can easily become critical. You need enough calories to have energy and […]

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Food Storage Secrets – Round One – Understanding the Business.

February 24, 2014

Are All Food Storage Companies the Same? Have you ever wondered why #17 at most Mexican restaurants is almost always Chile Rellenos? Or why the menus are eerily the same among Mexican restaurants from city to city and town to town? I have, because little things like that bother me, especially when it comes to […]

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Secrets of the Food Storage Industry They Don’t Want You to Know

February 21, 2014

Food Storage Companies: Are They All Created Equal? As sellers of emergency food storage, we feel that we owe it to our readers to be upfront and honest about the products we sell. That is why we recently reported the OvaEasy/Nutriom recall by the USDA to inform our customers about the safety of their food […]

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OvaEasy Egg / Nutriom Food Storage Recall

February 19, 2014

USDA Recall of Nutriom and OvaEasy Egg Products On February 15, 2014, the USDA and FSIS issued a CLASS I recall of over 220,000 pounds of OvaEasy egg products made by Nutriom LLC. The CLASS I recall was issued due to potential Salmonella contamination of some dried egg products, many of them used by emergency […]

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