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Building the Ultimate Bug Out Bag Tutorial

 

Bug Out Plan: Provision Your Bug Out Bag for Inclement Weather

Bug Out Plan: Provision Your Bug Out Bag for Inclement Weather

 Bugout Profile: What are the weather realities? Let’s suppose that you live in a northern U.S. city and disaster strikes, say citywide riots, and you need to grab your bug out bag and get (far)
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Pack a Bug Out Bag

How to Pack a Bug Out Bag: Beyond the Basics, Make it Personal

Addressing Your Personal Needs When You Pack a Bug Out Bag: When you begin to pack a bug out bag, you need to consider some personal needs, medicine for example, may be critical. Other items,
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bug out location

Bug Out Plan: Your Bug Out Bag Dictates Your Bug Out Location

Bug Out Location: Where are you most likely to be should you need to bug out? It’s an important question, because it’s a big part of determining your bug out plan and survival strategy. A lot
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Bug Out Vehicle

Bug Out Plan: Should I Have a Bug Out Vehicle?

Bug Out Vehicles? Wherever you are going, how will you get there? When disaster strikes, it’s a good bet many people think they can jump into their favorite petroleum fueled bug out vehicle and bug out. Not
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Planning bugout bags

Bugout Plan: How Long do Bugout Bags Need to Last?

Planning Bugout Bags: How long will survival conditions continue? Most disasters don’t cause generalized survival conditions, bugout bags need to be planned accordingly. Their effects, though severe, are usually dangerous (a matter of life or
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Bug Out Plan: Assessing Your Survival Skills and Weaknesses

Bug Out Plan: Assessing Your Survival Skills and Weaknesses

Survival Skills Quiz Bugout Profile: Assessing your survival skills and ability A disaster situation, especially one where survival may be at stake, exerts a lot of unusual pressure – on you. If you can grab your
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Bug Out Plan

Bug Out Plan: Developing a Family Bug Out Plan

Bugout Profile: Family Bug Out Plan This is a common image for bugging out: You hear a warning, some kind of impending disaster. You run to the closet and grab your bugout bag. You head
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Bug Out Bag Checklist

Ultimate Bug Out Bag Checklist

Our Bug Out Bag Checklist Putting together a BOB from a generic bug out bag checklist (like the one below) can lead you to over-pack or to completely pack the wrong stuff.  Planning a comprehensive, well
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Should I Buy or Build a Bug Out Bag? - Bug Out Bag List Included

Should I Buy or Build a Bug Out Bag? – Bug Out Bag List Included

Should I Buy or build a bug out bag? Bug Out Bag List Why in the hell would I buy a bug out bag when I can build a bug out bag? We here this
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Bug Out Plan: Prepping Without a Bug Out Plan is Not Prepping

Bug Out Plan: Prepping Without a Bug Out Plan is Not Prepping

Why Develop a Bug Out Plan? Are you are a prepper? Great! Do you have a bug out plan, or very strong bug-in plan? If not, you are basically wasting your time prepping if an "end of the
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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 more than one way to
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Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Pack

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
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Bug Out Bag Backpack

Bug Out Bag Essentials – Top 10 Bug Out Bag Items

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
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Bug Out Bag List - Building the Ultimate BOB

Bug Out Bag List – Building the Ultimate BOB

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
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Financial Preparedness Tutorial

 

Gold best prepper currency

Best Prepper Currency – The Real Value of Gold for Preppers

Should a calamitous disaster, such as hyperinflation or an electromagnetic pulse attack result in the collapse of our financial systems, our currency will almost certainly collapse making gold the best prepper currency. Any dollar denominated
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Bartering - best items to stockpile for bartering

Bartering 101 – The Best Items to Stockpile for Bartering

So, what are the best items to stockpile for bartering? In the aftermath of a catastrophic disaster, cash may be in short supply, and if the financial system collapses, maybe even worthless. Food goods, fuel
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Economic Collapse Preparation

Economic Collapse Preparation: How the Coming Currency Collapse Will Affect You

Economic Collapse Preparation Only the truly delusional would dispute that the fiscal health of the United States is in serious decline. In fact, its key vital sign, the US Dollar, is dangerously close to flat
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DIY skills

Learn DIY Skills – A Prepper’s Best Investment

Learn DIY Skills. In the aftermath of a major calamity there are certain things you must have to ensure the safety and survival of your family. In these pages you will find an abundance of
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Prepping on a Budget

Top Five Items When Prepping on a Budget

Prepping on a Budget - If you have followed any of the articles or shows on prepping, you've probably seen some pretty elaborate plans and set-ups with costs running into the thousands or tens of
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Survival Emergency Fund Food Storage

Prepping On a Budget: Build a Survival Emergency Fund

What is a Survival Emergency Fund? We've all been lectured throughout our lives about the importance of building an emergency fund. It should be the number one priority for your savings dollars until you've built
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Cutting coupons

Frugal Prepping – Saving Money for Prepping

While it can't be foretold with absolute certainty what lies ahead of us on the other side of major catastrophe, one thing we can count on is eventual food and supply shortages, and very probably,
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financial prepping

Quick Advice for Financial Prepping

When financial prepping for TEOTWAWKI, the last thing that might come to your mind is paying down your debt. After all, aren't there more important things to worry about like staying alive? While that may
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Disaster Word Cloud

Financial Survival for Doomsday Preppers

By now, most of you have already heard about the show Doomsday Preppers, which spotlights the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it (TEOTWAWKI).  To be clear, this is not about setting
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effects of hyperinflation

Effects of Hyperinflation: How to Avoid this SHTF Scenario [Example Argentina]

What is Hyperinflation? Historically, the effects of hyperinflation is often associated with wars, their aftermath, sociopolitical upheavals, or other crises that make it difficult for the government to tax and govern the population. But those
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Basic Outdoors Skills Tutorial

 

wilderness navigation

Wilderness Navigation Techniques – Skills and Tools to Find Direction

Why Should You Learn Wilderness Navigation Skills? Survival often dictates that we make do with the materials we have on hand. Although it would be nice to have an electronic GPS unit with an unlimited
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Survival Traps to Catch Small Game - Deadfalls and Snares

Survival Traps to Catch Small Game – Deadfalls and Snares

A sustainable food source is arguably one of the most important aspects of a successful survival plan. Building survival traps are an excellent way to diversify your current food procurement plans without spending a lot of
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Finding Water Outdoors: How to Find Water for Survival

Finding Water Outdoors: How to Find Water for Survival

The Importance of  Potable Water in a Survival Situation The importance of water to the human body should be obvious to most of us. Comprised of 75% water, we need to consume approximately 2 liters
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survival shelter

Survival Shelter: Building Survival Shelters in the Woods – VIDEO

Why are Survival Shelters in the Woods Important? Why do you need to know how to build a survival shelter? When most people are asked "what is most likely to kill you in a survival
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fire building Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter

Fire Building Basics: Location, Fuel, and Firestarters

Fire building is integral to any survival situation. We need fire for warmth, cooking, food preservation, and water purification, among other uses. Survival dictates that we understand how to build a fire with whatever materials
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Survival Knives 101 Tutorial

 

Survival Knife Overview: What to Look for in a Survival Knife

Survival Knife Overview: What to Look for in a Survival Knife

What to Look for in a Survival Knife:  Quick Study Sheet Knife Brand – Ultimately, the reputation, policies and specifications of a brand (knife manufacturer) are the only things short of your own field-use that indicate
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Survival knife blade types

Survival Knife Blade Types & Uses

Survival Knives: Blade Design There are thousands of knife blade types – wandering through a well-stocked knife shop or website can be bewildering. The design of a blade is supposed to be the result of
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What are the Different Parts of a Knife Called? Anatomy of a Survival Knife

What are the Different Parts of a Knife Called? Anatomy of a Survival Knife

Ever Wondered What the Different Parts of a Knife Called? Before discussing what the different parts of a knife are called, we must first discuss what type of knife we are discussing. As with most things
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What's the Best Knife Blade Steel and Hardness? Determining the Best Knife Steel for Survival Knives

What’s the Best Knife Blade Steel and Hardness? Determining the Best Knife Steel for Survival Knives

It would be simple to say that when you purchase a survival knife, especially an expensive one, what you’re paying for is the best knife steel, or the quality steel of the blade. The thing
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Choosing a Good Survival Knife

Choosing a Good Survival Knife

Survival Knives 101-3: Characteristics of a Good Survival Knife Blade If you’ve read Survival Knives 101: The Uses of a Good Survival Knife, you’ll know that the name of the game for this type of
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Survival Knives 101

20 + Survival Knife Uses – Who Knew?

Instead of diving straight into the technical details of a survival knife, let’s start with something very basic –  Survival Knife Uses.  Most everybody knows that survival knives are fairly large, arguably around 6 to 8
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Homesteading 101

 

Communication on the Homestead

Communications on a Homestead

Homestead Communications It's not talked about as often as gardening or water supplies, but managing your communications on a homestead can be a vital issue. Communications infrastructure can be poor in some rural areas so
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Alternative Energy

Types of Alternative Energy on a Homestead

Alternative Energy Sources One of the great things about launching a homestead is that you can strike out in new directions. Turning to various types of alternative energy is one area that has greatly increased
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Alternative Off Grid Energy Sources for the Homestead

Alternative Off Grid Energy Sources for the Homestead

Have Multiple Energy Sources on Hand You're going to need energy to run your homestead, but that can come from a number of different sources. Though alternative energy sources are big with homesteaders (especially the more
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Preserve Food 101 - Preserving Your Harvest

How to Preserve Food 101

Preserve Food 101 - Preserving Your Harvest So once you've embarked on your homestead garden, you need to learn how to preserve food. You need to have some sort of plan to handle the bushels
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Food on the Homestead

Food on the Homestead

Food on the Homestead A huge part of homesteading is the production of your own food. There is a real primal sense of accomplishment to produce the food you eat, not to mention the fact
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Sources of Water on the Homestead - Water Planning For Your Off Grid Homestead

Sources of Water for Homesteads, Water Planning For Off Grid Homestead

Sources of Water on the Homestead Land is very important for a new homestead, but so is water. You are going to need sources of water for your own family (drinking, bathing, etc.) and also
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homestead land

Homestead Land – 6 Tips to Help Find the Best Homestead Land

Choosing Your Homestead Land There is nothing as important to your homesteading plan than choosing the best homestead land. If you are shopping for that perfect homestead parcel, make sure you take the time to
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Homestead Planning

Homestead Planning: Forming an Action Plan

Homestead Planning: How to Form an Action Plan So you've been doing your research and and homestead planning and have been looking into all the areas that you think you need to know about before
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Want to Become a Homesteader?

Why Become a Homesteader? Considerations for Homesteading

Making the Decision to Become a Homesteader Are you sure that you really want to become a homesteader?This should be your first consideration. Why are you even thinking about getting into homesteading to begin with?
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Homesteading Life

Perception vs.Truth of the Homesteading Life

Homesteading Life - Because many people today live a "city" life before starting to homestead, they really don't have too much personal experience with it before they begin. That means they are making choices based
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Who Are the Homesteaders? Is it You?

Who Are the Homesteaders? Homesteading 101

So you might be wondering what kind of people decide to get become homesteaders. In short, it's people who want to get back to the land and shoulder their own food responsibilities. In a historical
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Prepping 101

 

Pack a Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag Kit List – 30 Items for Beginning Prepper’s

Bug Out Bag Kit, Quick-Grab Bags Get-Home Bags, and Vehicle Bags What if something happened and you had to get out of bed and leave your home in 3 minutes or less? It may sound unrealistic
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wood burning stove

Top 4 Alternate Ways of House Warming in a Disaster

How to Keep Your House Warm in a Disaster We've already discussed ways to start fires in order to stay warm, but if you're in your home, you can't exactly build an open fire. You're
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fire

Building Your Own Fire Starting Kit

Emergency Heat Sources to Keep You Warm in a Disaster One of the primary things that you'€™re going to need in a post-disaster situation is fire. You may not think much about it now but
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11 Best Hand Tools for When the SHTF

11 Best Hand Tools for When the SHTF

Best Hand Tools for SHTF That Everybody Should Have Handy Especially if you live in a condo or apartment, you probably don't put much thought into owning tools, but should a disaster occur, you're going
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Top 3 First Aid Skills You Need to Have

Top 3 First Aid Skills You Need to Have

Learn Necessary Survival Skills from Trained Professionals When you think about survival skills, you may be thinking more along the lines of squirting blood and broken bones, but in reality you're probably going to face
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How to Build a Survival First Aid Kit

How to Build a Survival First Aid Kit

  A well-stocked first aid kit is every bit as essential to your stockpile as food and water. After all, how dumb would it be to die of infection from a little cut when a
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Hygiene and Sanitation After Disaster

Hygiene and Sanitation After Disaster

Oh No! The Toilet Won't Flush! Maintaining Hygiene and Sanitation After Disaster without Running Water One of the biggest sources of disease and food-borne illness is contact with human fecal matter, or, as many of
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Top 5 Ways to Keep Food Cold In a Disaster

Top 5 Ways to Keep Food Cold In a Disaster

The minute that your power goes out, your freezer starts to lose its cool. How fast it will warm up depends upon how much stuff is in it and how dense the products are, but
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fire building Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter

Cooking Without Electricity – 7 Quick Tips

Top 7 Quick Tips to Cooking Without Electricity If you're stuck in a post-disaster situation without power to fire up the stove, you only really have 2 choices: use the alternative heating source that you've
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How to Preserve Food - An Introduction to Canning

How to Preserve Food, an Introduction to Canning – Prepping 101

How to Preserve Food and Supplement Your Stockpile We've already discussed commercially-prepared dehydrated and freeze dried emergency food in our article, The Advantages of Freeze Dried Emergency Food, but there are other methods that you
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The Advantages of Freeze Dried Emergency Food

The Advantages of Freeze Dried Emergency Food

Why Freeze-Dried and Dehydrated Foods Are Awesome Chances are good that at some point in your life, you've eaten beef jerky or one of those "just add water" camping meals. If so, you've experienced dehydrated
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Preppers Guide to Stockpiling Food

Preppers Guide to Stockpiling Food

Preppers Guide to Stockpiling Food What You'll Need when stockpiling food, How Much You Should Store, and How You'll Afford It. One of the first things that people think of when they hear the word
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10 Drinking Water Purification Methods

10 Drinking Water Purification Methods

Drinking Water Purification Methods How to Make Collected Water Safe to Drink Even if you have a long-term source of stored water, it's still a good idea to have multiple drinking water purification methods. You
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Emergency Water Storage: How Much Water to Store for Prepping?

Emergency Water Storage: How Much Water to Store for Prepping?

Determining Emergency Water Storage Needs. How Much Water to Store for Prepping? Emergency water storage. Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to
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10 Simple Steps to Disaster Preparedness - Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan

10 Simple Steps to Disaster Preparedness – Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan

Disaster Preparedness Plan - Where Do You Start? Whether you're preparing for natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or even a zombie apocalypse, there are some common steps that you need to take. By the end of
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What is Prepping

What is Prepping and What’s the Big Deal about Prepping?

What is Prepping? "Prepping" was not a "real" word until just a few years ago. Now there is a legal definition to the question: "What is Prepping: "The practice of making active preparations for a
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