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10 cans or mylar-type bags

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Survival Knives 101: The Many Uses of a Survival Knife

Instead of diving straight into the technical details of a survival knife, let’s start with something very basic – what a survival knife is for. Most everybody knows that survival ...
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Bug out Bag Gear

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 ...
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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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Build an Emergency Car Kit and Be Prepared for Roadside Breakdowns

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 what to do in the event I am ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...
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Herbal medicine for survivalists

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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Survival garden seeds

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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Emergency Fund Survival Seeds

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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