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Long Term Food Storage: #10 cans or Mylar-Type Bags

#10 cans or Mylar-Type Bags If you have been shopping for long term food storage recently you've probably wondered about the difference between food producers that use #10 cans or Mylar-Type Bags. So I thought I would go over some of the differences to help you decide which one is best ...
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MRE vs. Freeze Dried Foods

MRE vs. Freeze Dried Food – Do You Know the Difference?

Do you know the difference when comparing MRE vs. Freeze Dried Foods? One of the most common mistakes people make when considering food storage is the mistake that MRE's and freeze dried food are synonymous, which they are not. The first and most noticeable is the difference in how the food is ...
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s

Survival Food Storage Do’s and Don’ts

5 Golden Rules of Survival Food Storage Having been in the survival food business since 2008 we have seen a lot of survival food storage companies come and go; as well as a lot of different marketing techniques. These strategies can leave the consumer guessing on which way to turn when ...
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GMO Free Food Storage

Best Practices to Ensuring GMO-Free Food Storage

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 ...
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Food Storage Review – Food4Patriots – Consumer Warning!

Food Storage Review – Food4Patriots – Consumer Warning!

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

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

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 ...
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Types Food Storage Companies

Types Food Storage Companies

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

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 ...
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OvaEasy Egg / Nutriom Food Storage Recall

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 ...
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Prepping Supplies: How to Begin Your Food and Water Storage

Would You Like to Begin Prepping, But Don't Know Where to Start? Survivalist 101 contributor M.J. Buchanan shares her tips for beginning the prepping process, including food and water storage, as well advice on how to save money on prepping supplies. M.J. Buchanan: "How and why I got into prepping, I cannot ...
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Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His “Preppers Bean Challenge”

Preppers - Is Your Food Storage Boring? It seems that every prepper, regardless of their reason for prepping, sooner or later focuses on food. I have seen many takes on food storage. One thing that I have noticed is the overwhelming focus on the basics, which makes for some pretty boring meals ...
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s

Stockpiling Food: Tips for Buying Survival Food

Stockpiling Food: Buy the Calories, Not the Servings! Hi all, this is Samson B.K. I wanted to give you a few tips on how to get your best deal when buying survival food packages. The first thing I would like to do is to apologize for listing our food packages by ...
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Kelly Kettle Trekker Review: Good for Boiling Water …

The Kelly Kettle Overview The Kelly Kettle is a unique water boiler that is essentially a water jacketed double walled aluminum chimney with a removable aluminum fire pan. To use, a small fire is built in the pan, the water filled chimney is placed on top and the fire heats the ...
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Survival Knives 101: The Many Uses of a Survival Knife

Survival Knives 101 Intro Survival Knife Uses Choosing a Good Survival Knife Survival Knife Blade Design Blade Steel - Best Knife Steel Different Parts of a Survival Knife Overview: What to Look for in a Survival Knife   (more…) ...
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Bug out Bag Gear Redundancy Solutions

Redundancy in Bug out Bag Gear This may seem obvious but redundancy in bug out bag gear doesn’t always mean having two of something. It’s closer to the old saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Redundancy in survival gear means having more than one way to cover a ...
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Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Backpack

Considerations for a Bug Out Bag Backpack When it comes to a bug out bag backpack, there’s a spectrum of options. At one end, there’s literally a non-descript bag, into which you throw survival gear and get out of Dodge. At the other end is a bug out bag, or more exactly a ...
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Should I Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One?

Should I Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One? Survivalist 101 sells both the bags/packs and much of the contents for the do-it-yourself assembler of a bug out bag. We also sell pre-loaded bug out bags; in fact, these are among our most popular items. It’s your choice which way ...
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Coghlans Emergency Stove: Survival Gear Review

Why You Need an Emergency Stove In Your BOB Everyone has their own opinion of the “ideal” survival gear, I know I certainly do. The problem with having an idealistic view of survivalism is that no survival situation is ever ideal. Your “BOB” (Bug Out Bag) or your “Go Bag” becomes your ...
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Bug Out Bag List: Going Beyond the Basics of Food, Water, and Shelter

Room to Spare? Include Convenience Items on Your Bug Out Bag List We've already covered the basic items that should go in your bug out bag, but if you have the space, or even enough members in your family to distribute the extra weight, there are many items that you can ...
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Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was given this assignment, the first thought in my head was, “Gee, that’s kind of tough, I’ve never been a one gun ...
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Hurricane Kit: The Top 10 Essentials You Must Include

Hurricane season 2013 began with tropical storm Andrea, which brought high winds, tornadoes, and record rainfall to portions of the southern and northeastern parts of the US. Fortunately, it didn'€™t cause massive amounts of damage but it was the first warning for residents of hurricane prone areas to get prepared ...
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How to Make a Bug Out Bag – Lighten Your Load and Get It Organized

Two of the most important aspects to consider when deciding how to make a bug out bag for yourself or your family are weight and accessibility. If you can'€™t carry your pack comfortably for 20 or 30 miles or if you can'€™t easily access the items that you need, then ...
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Emergency Car Kit: How to Survive a Rural Breakdown

Vehicle breakdowns can happen anywhere, but with the availability of cell phones and roadside assistance services, most people don'€™t bother to carry an emergency car kit. Even fewer know how to change a tire or put oil in their engine, and some people don'€™t even know how to read a ...
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Bug Out Bag Essentials - The 10 Items All BOBs Must-Have!

Bug Out Bag Essentials – The 10 Items All BOBs Must-Have!

Bug Out Bag Essentials. Every article that you read about how to build a bug out bag is going to have a list of 50 or 60 items that you should include, but what if you just want to start a basic bag? Can you get away with just a ...
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Survival Kit for Hurricanes

Survival Kit for Hurricanes: Prepare Ahead of Time

Hurricanes bring to mind destructive winds and heavy rains, but in fact, the wind is often the least of your worries! It's OK though because we'€™ve put together an excellent Survival Kit for Hurricanes that you can pick up in our store. Throughout the following paragraphs, we're going to tell you what ...
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Bug Out Bag Packing List

Bug Out Bag Packing List – Why You Need One

Why Do You Need a Bug Out Bag Packing List? Putting together a bug out bag is not difficult, but putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires more attention to detail. A bug out bag packing list will help you stay organized, allow you to check off items as ...
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Zombie Bug Out Bag – Items to Pack Beyond the Norm

Zombie Bug Out Bag Must-Haves Some people believe in the possibility of a Zombie apocalypse and others don'€™t, but the capacity for a naturally derived or chemically engineered virus that causes widespread infection and zombie €“ type symptoms isn'€™t beyond the realm of reason. Building a zombie bug out bag is going ...
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The Ultimate Bug Out Bag List

The Ultimate Bug Out Bag List

Putting together a bug out bag is really not that difficult if you have a bug out bag list to go by. However,  putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires a little bit more attention to detail. Using a bug out bag list will help you stay organized, allow ...
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What Should Be in a Bug Out Bag?

What Should Be in a Bug Out Bag?

If this is your first foray into the land of bug out bags, many of the items that are on the must-include list may seem bizarre, and you probably have questions about what should be in a bug out bag. After all, what is paracord, and for that matter, where ...
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What Is a Bug Out Bag?

What Is a Bug Out Bag?

What is a bug out bag? In a nutshell, a bug-out bag is a way for you to be better prepared to leave your home, office or vehicle in a moment's notice, just in case stuf hits the fan. As you can imagine, bug-out bags vary in size and contents ...
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Hurricane Kit: The Top 10 Essentials You Must Include

Hurricane season 2013 began with tropical storm Andrea, which brought high winds, tornadoes, and record rainfall to portions of the southern and northeastern parts of the US. Fortunately, it didn'€™t ...
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Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit: How to Survive a Rural Breakdown

Vehicle breakdowns can happen anywhere, but with the availability of cell phones and roadside assistance services, most people don'€™t bother to carry an emergency car kit. Even fewer know how ...
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Survival Kit for Hurricanes

Survival Kit for Hurricanes: Prepare Ahead of Time

Hurricanes bring to mind destructive winds and heavy rains, but in fact, the wind is often the least of your worries! It's OK though because we'€™ve put together an excellent ...
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Gunshot Wound Treatment – Survivalist Style

As a gunsmith and competitive shooter, I know a lot about firearms but I have never been in a firefight. Not knowing about Gunshot Wound Treatment in the event I am in one and someone I care about is hit scared the hell out of me and prompted me to write this ...
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Water Storage: Storing the Most Important Emergency Item

Water Storage: How To Store the Most Important Emergency Item. 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 ...
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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

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 ...
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

Quick and Cheap DIY Prepping Project At  Survivalist 101, we are always on the lookout for unique and practical handmade gear that can be made from simple items or recycled materials. One of our readers, Steve Lupton, shared this DIY prepping project for making a coffee pot using soup cans and wire. Whether ...
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Quick Tips for Surviving a Disaster When You’re Away from Home

One of our contributors, Zac Ward, shares his take on surviving a disaster that occurs when you're away from home. Whether you are at work or running errands, always be prepared for any emergency that may arise. “Natural disasters do not wait for you to get home before they happen.” I have ...
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How to Make a Survival Can Opener Using a Rock

Left Your Survival Can Opener Behind Yet Again? Whether you're a prepper or not, chances are that you have some canned goods stored in your pantry. And like most people, you probably open them with an electric can opener because: a) It's fast and convenient. b) You don't own a manual can opener ...
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Raising Meat Rabbits – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many acre homestead, or on a town lot in the burbs, rabbits are a viable option in your self-sufficiency and survival planning. They ...
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Blackout Preps: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? Over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather. The Weather Channel has even begun naming winter storms, for dramatic effect it seems. Anyway, many of us in the potentially affected area got ourselves ready to ...
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Using a Shooting Chronograph to Test Reloaded 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ballistics table, and testing terminal ballistics. Read Part One and Part Two if you want to start at the beginning. So, on ...
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Using a Swedish Torch for Open Fire Cooking

The Swedish Torch: Easy to Make, Effective, and Free Open fire cooking is an art that has been developed around the world for centuries and it is fascinating to see the different systems Cooking Mountain Man Hash on a Swedish Torch. mankind has come up with. I like gadgets as much as the ...
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Self Sufficiency: Planning Strategies to Save You Money and Time

Self-Suf·fi·cient: Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent  Our contributor, Pat Bellew, shares his family's journey on the road to self sufficiency, along with strategies for planning your projects and saving money, plus some advice on what mistakes to avoid. From 72 Hour Prepper to Self Sufficiency Enthusiast Our homesteading ...
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Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part Two

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Is Your Brass Prepped and ...
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Reloading 5.56 NATO Remington

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part One

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a powder charge and slug. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a ...
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Build a Self Sufficient Lifestyle in the Burbs, City, or Country

Building a self-sufficient lifestyle is no easy task under the best of circumstances. If you are a city dweller, or even a suburbanite, it can be downright daunting. Don’t be too discouraged, though. Even if you live in a studio apartment in upper Manhattan there are things that you can incorporate into ...
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Skinning Deer By Hand Using the Paracord and Knife Technique

Skinning Deer by Hand I’m sure that you’re all familiar with the old adage “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Well let me tell you, there are COUNTLESS ways of skinning a deer.  Some guys will hang a deer from the neck, make three incisions, and using a ...
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Converting Your Family to a Prepping Mindset for Life’s Emergencies

Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I guess that I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in a cash challenged household and successfully hunting for squirrels and rabbits was often the difference between having a good dinner and going to bed hungry. I did not grow up ...
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Living the Prepper Life

Living the Prepper Life: Why We Became Preppers

Introduction After 9/11 my husband and I moved from Florida to rural Tennessee and began a "prepper" life on just five acres of land. We haven't always been successful at what we've tried as we are constantly learning through trial and error and old fashioned research, adjusting our plans as needed. Currently, we ...
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Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was given this assignment, the first thought in my head was, “Gee, that’s kind of tough, I’ve never been a one gun ...
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Squirrel Pole: Build a Squirrel Pole Snare in Three Easy Steps

Feeding Your Family in SHTF Situation Imagine if you will S.H.T.F.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no power, no water, and whenever you try to make a phone call you get the “all circuits are currently busy” message.  ...
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Pandemic: Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

What is a Pandemic? What’s the difference between a nasty weekend flu that’s going around and a pandemic? Body count. That’s one way to look at a major catastrophe caused by a rapidly spreading disease. This is not a theoretical subject. In 1918 an influenza outbreak, variously called the Spanish Flu Pandemic, ...
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EMP Event - A Real Threat or Trivial Doomsday Scenario?

EMP Event – What You Need To Know to Be Prepared

What is an EMP? In 1952, the classic science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still depicted a moment when all the cars stopped, lights went out, radios went silent and telephones no longer worked.  The filmmakers didn’t spell it out in the movie, but the cause was an EMP ...
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Dirty Bomb Attack: Facts and Threat Assessment

Dirty Bomb Attack: Facts and Threat Assessment

What is a Dirty Bomb? In simple terms, a “dirty bomb” is a conventional bomb (dynamite, C4) combined with radioactive components (powder, pellets) so that the explosion creates a cloud of radioactive material. That makes a dirty bomb in technical terms a radiological dispersion device, or RDD. It’s sometimes classified as a ...
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Converting Family to Prepping Mindset

Preparing for Catastrophes and Disasters: Tips for Survival

Potential Catastrophes and Natural Disasters There are many potential natural disasters – flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In the last fifty years or so, we human beings have added or increased the potential for quite a few more catastrophes – pandemic, nuclear holocaust, EMP (electromagnetic ...
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Survival Myths That Can Put You in Danger of Dying

I was recently watching a show where the character was lost in the woods and looked for moss growing on a tree so that he could figure out his direction. I had always heard this survival tip but I began to wonder if it was really sound advice or one ...
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Survival Mindset Secrets of the Navy SEALs

Survival Mindset Secrets of the Navy SEALs – The Will to Survive

Often when we think about survival, we think about tools and techniques that can save our lives in the face of imminent danger. These are definitely important skills to keep in mind – but there is one more thing that is often overlooked and arguably more important than any survival ...
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How to Build a Hurricane Kit

A Quick-Start Guide to Hurricane Kits and Preparedness

Build a Hurricane Kit  If you live in the Atlantic states or along the Gulf Coast and haven'€™t yet made preparations for hurricane season, now is the time to do so. Every year hurricanes cause massive amounts of damage, not just from the hurricane itself but from the violent thunder storms and ...
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Survival Kit for Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness Plan – Don’t Hesitate

Hurricane Begins Soon - Do You Have a Hurricane Preparedness Plan? If you live in any of the Atlantic states, hurricanes are a very real threat to you from June 1 to November 30, the official window that encompasses the Atlantic hurricane season. Over the past few years, we've seen that it'€™s not just ...
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Misconceptions about “Doomsday Preppers”

What Are Doomsday Preppers? Tell someone about your emergency/disaster preparedness plans or mention the words "€œprepper"€ or "survivalist"€ and you will likely get some of these responses: Who has time for that, and why would I need to do it? Oh, you mean from that show "€œDoomsday Preppers?"€ Why would anyone spend ...
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s

Stockpiling Food: Tips for Buying Survival Food

Stockpiling Food: Buy the Calories, Not the Servings! Hi all, this is Samson B.K. I wanted to give you a few tips on how to get your best deal when buying survival food packages. The first thing I would like to do is to apologize for listing our food packages by ...
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

Quick and Cheap DIY Prepping Project At  Survivalist 101, we are always on the lookout for unique and practical handmade gear that can be made from simple items or recycled materials. One ...
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Swedish torch cuts

Using a Swedish Torch for Open Fire Cooking

The Swedish Torch: Easy to Make, Effective, and Free Open fire cooking is an art that has been developed around the world for centuries and it is fascinating to see the ...
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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

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, ...
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Using a Shooting Chronograph to Test Reloaded 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ballistics ...
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Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part Two

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition is ...
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Reloading 5.56 NATO Remington

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part One

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a ...
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Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was given ...
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Water Storage: Storing the Most Important Emergency Item

Water Storage: How To Store the Most Important Emergency Item. The average human can survive without food for a month or more depending on the circumstances, but cannot survive without ...
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Quick Tips for Surviving a Disaster When You’re Away from Home

One of our contributors, Zac Ward, shares his take on surviving a disaster that occurs when you're away from home. Whether you are at work or running errands, always be ...
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Blackout Preps: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? Over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather. The Weather Channel has even begun ...
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Self Sufficiency: Planning Strategies to Save You Money and Time

Self-Suf·fi·cient: Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent  Our contributor, Pat Bellew, shares his family's journey on the road to self sufficiency, along with strategies for planning your ...
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Converting Your Family to a Prepping Mindset for Life’s Emergencies

Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I guess that I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in a cash challenged household and successfully hunting for squirrels ...
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Living the Prepper Life

Living the Prepper Life: Why We Became Preppers

Introduction After 9/11 my husband and I moved from Florida to rural Tennessee and began a "prepper" life on just five acres of land. We haven't always been successful at what we've ...
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EMP Event - A Real Threat or Trivial Doomsday Scenario?

EMP Event – What You Need To Know to Be Prepared

What is an EMP? In 1952, the classic science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still depicted a moment when all the cars stopped, lights went out, radios went silent ...
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Raising Fish for Food: Backyard Fish Farming for Survival

Raising Fish for Survival Food Raising fish for survival food has gained popularity in recent years as more people seek to provide a healthy food source for their families. Due to the overwhelming evidence of chemicals and impurities in foreign raised fish, raising fish at home is a safer alternative than ...
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Raising Meat Rabbits – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many acre homestead, or on a town lot in the burbs, rabbits are a viable option in your self-sufficiency and survival planning. They ...
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Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

We Thought We Knew Everything About Raising Cattle... When we decided to buy a homestead in rural Tennessee, we wanted a more peaceful, quiet existence. We didn’t necessarily want to be isolated from people, but we wanted a place far enough out to have some relative privacy. One reason we bought a ...
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Preparing Medicinal Herbs: Create Natural Remedies in Your Kitchen

Ten Ways of Preparing Medicinal Herbs One of the most important things about herbal medicine is how it’s prepared. There are many different methods of preparing medicinal herbs, such as teas, poultices, syrups, and salves. There really aren’t any set rules for what cooking methods to use for certain physical conditions but ...
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Winterizing your chicken coop - 4 ways to avoid frozen chickens

Winterizing Your Chicken Coop: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Frozen Chickens

As most anyone who has raised chickens will probably tell you, they are, overall, pretty easy to care for. Regardless of whether they are raised in the confines of a coop or free-ranged, they require very little in the way of maintenance. Throughout the majority of the year, the biggest ...
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The 8 Best Medicinal Herbs You Should Grow in a Survival Garden

Medicinal Herbs to Grow in a Survival Garden There are hundreds or possibly even thousands of medicinal herbs that you could choose to plant if you have unlimited space and the leisure to learn the various conditions they can treat. However, if you’re just starting out or if you only want to ...
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Herbal Medicine for Survivalists – History and Benefits

People have gotten sick since the first time that Eve got the sniffles, but “modern” medicine has only really existed for about the last 100 years. So what did everybody do before there were antibiotics, acetaminophen, milk of magnesia or triple antibiotic ointment? They used herbal medicine, of course! All about ...
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Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers

Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers: Honeybees as Livestock

Honeybees - The Forgotten Livestock When we think of livestock for survival and in general, we tend to think of four legs and fur. However, in terms of return in the form of a diversity of highly useful products, we should take a step outside that box and think in terms ...
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Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Kind

Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Livestock for Your Needs

Once you have decided to take the livestock plunge, it is time to get down to the serious business of choosing what type or types of stock you will raise. Some of this decision making will be dictated to you by circumstances. For instance, if you are stuck in the burbs, ...
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Homesteading Livestock for Survival

Raising Livestock as Part of Your Survival Plan – What to Consider

In preparedness, as well as in our normal lives, my family has adopted a strategy of self-sufficiency on the homesteading model. While food storage, arms and ammunition, communications gear and generalized survival equipment and skills remain important to us, the ability to sustain ourselves long-term is the heart and soul ...
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The Importance of Herbal Medicine in Your Survival Medical Kit

How to Treat Your Conditions Naturally Modern medicine is certainly a miracle, but have you ever considered what would happen if we didn’t have access to the technology physicians rely on? If we suddenly had no electricity, our society would immediately lose decades of medical advances in a single instant. That’s ...
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Choosing the Best Foods for Canning

Choosing the Best Foods for Home Canning – Which Foods Are Safe?

How to Choose the Best Foods for Home Canning Last week, I sat in the kitchen watching as my in-laws carefully canned a dozen quarts of tomatoes from their beautiful garden. They are pros, and after years of canning experience, I suspected that they had quite a bit they could teach ...
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Home Canning Basics

Home Canning Basics – It’s Not Just Your Grandmother’s Hobby Anymore

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning is one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will quickly disappear once cold weather arrives, but you can make it last with the help of home canning. By using some ...
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Cold Weather and Extended Season Survival Garden

Survival Gardening: Extended Season and Cold Weather Tips

A steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year as possible is a good thing in the best of times. In a long term crisis it can be the difference between simply surviving and thriving. There are several methods to extend the traditional growing seasons well into ...
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How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

So you’re ready to start survival gardening, but where do you begin? Step one is to adjust your mindset. Don’t think of it simply as one of your preps, but as a new part of your “normal” life. Starting Your Survival Garden If you wait for a crisis to start your garden ...
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Survival Food Never Tasted Better: How to Build a Survival Garden

A lot of time has been devoted to the subject of food storage in the prepper/survivalist community. While food storage is a vital part of your preps, a survival garden lasts year after year. In a long term survival situation (think extended grid-down scenarios, prolonged social disorder, disruptions in transportation and ...
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Skinning Deer By Hand Using the Paracord and Knife Technique

Skinning Deer by Hand I’m sure that you’re all familiar with the old adage “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Well let me tell you, there are COUNTLESS ...
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Building a squirrel pole in three easy steps

Squirrel Pole: Build a Squirrel Pole Snare in Three Easy Steps

Feeding Your Family in SHTF Situation Imagine if you will S.H.T.F.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no power, ...
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Choosing the Best Foods for Canning

Choosing the Best Foods for Home Canning – Which Foods Are Safe?

How to Choose the Best Foods for Home Canning Last week, I sat in the kitchen watching as my in-laws carefully canned a dozen quarts of tomatoes from their beautiful garden ...
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Home Canning Basics

Home Canning Basics – It’s Not Just Your Grandmother’s Hobby Anymore

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning is one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will ...
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Preparing Medicinal Herbs: Create Natural Remedies in Your Kitchen

Ten Ways of Preparing Medicinal Herbs One of the most important things about herbal medicine is how it’s prepared. There are many different methods of preparing medicinal herbs, such as teas, ...
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The 8 Best Medicinal Herbs You Should Grow in a Survival Garden

Medicinal Herbs to Grow in a Survival Garden There are hundreds or possibly even thousands of medicinal herbs that you could choose to plant if you have unlimited space and the ...
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Herbal Medicine for Survivalists – History and Benefits

People have gotten sick since the first time that Eve got the sniffles, but “modern” medicine has only really existed for about the last 100 years. So what did everybody ...
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The Importance of Herbal Medicine in Your Survival Medical Kit

How to Treat Your Conditions Naturally Modern medicine is certainly a miracle, but have you ever considered what would happen if we didn’t have access to the technology physicians rely on? ...
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Raising Meat Rabbits – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many acre ...
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Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

We Thought We Knew Everything About Raising Cattle... When we decided to buy a homestead in rural Tennessee, we wanted a more peaceful, quiet existence. We didn’t necessarily want to be ...
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Winterizing your chicken coop - 4 ways to avoid frozen chickens

Winterizing Your Chicken Coop: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Frozen Chickens

As most anyone who has raised chickens will probably tell you, they are, overall, pretty easy to care for. Regardless of whether they are raised in the confines of a ...
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Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers: Honeybees as Livestock

Honeybees - The Forgotten Livestock When we think of livestock for survival and in general, we tend to think of four legs and fur. However, in terms of return in the ...
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Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Kind

Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Livestock for Your Needs

Once you have decided to take the livestock plunge, it is time to get down to the serious business of choosing what type or types of stock you will raise ...
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Homesteading Livestock for Survival

Raising Livestock as Part of Your Survival Plan – What to Consider

In preparedness, as well as in our normal lives, my family has adopted a strategy of self-sufficiency on the homesteading model. While food storage, arms and ammunition, communications gear and ...
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Survival Gardening: Extended Season and Cold Weather Tips

A steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year as possible is a good thing in the best of times. In a long term crisis it can ...
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How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

So you’re ready to start survival gardening, but where do you begin? Step one is to adjust your mindset. Don’t think of it simply as one of your preps, but ...
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Survival Food Never Tasted Better: How to Build a Survival Garden

A lot of time has been devoted to the subject of food storage in the prepper/survivalist community. While food storage is a vital part of your preps, a survival garden ...
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Build a Self Sufficient Lifestyle in the Burbs, City, or Country

Building a self-sufficient lifestyle is no easy task under the best of circumstances. If you are a city dweller, or even a suburbanite, it can be downright daunting. Don’t be too discouraged, though. Even if you live in a studio apartment in upper Manhattan there are things that you can incorporate into ...
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Off-Grid Energy: Are the Cost and Benefits Worth It?

How Much Does Off-Grid Energy Actually Cost? The answer is…well, there isn’t one. The amount you will pay to ditch public utilities for off-grid energy is based on a ton of variables. Although it may be a difficult question to answer, let’s take a look at some of the basic cost ...
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Going Off-Grid - Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge

Going Off-Grid – Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge

Okay, so you’re convinced that you want to move away from public utilities and become more self-sufficient. Great! But before you start buying up solar panels, you should take some time to plan out exactly what you hope to accomplish, in what time period you want to accomplish it, and the ...
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Off-Grid Living: The Next Big Thing for Survivalists?

Off-Grid Living: The Next Big Thing for Survivalists?

We often hear about people going “off-grid.”  What does that mean exactly?  In fact, what grid are we even talking about? The grid originally referred to the power grid.  During the late 19th century, power systems were extremely localized.  A generator might be connected to a few hundred lamps within a ...
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