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1944 Bug Out Bag Completely In Tact! - USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit [VIDEO]

1944 Bug Out Bag Completely In Tact! – USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit [VIDEO]

Check out this never before filmed WW2 Navy Survival Kit. The Naval Aerospace Specification M-592 was a pilot's survival kit worn under the life vest and parachute. This 13 pound kit was very uncomfortable for
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Survival Box Subscription

Survival Box Subscription? 5 Things You Need to Know First!

Before we get to the 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a "Survival Box" Subscription, we need to give a little setup about how this business model came to be. First, I want to
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4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

Discover the BEST SlingShot for Hunting, Survival and Bug Out Bags. In Episode #1 of this 5 Part Series Dave Canterbury's Pathfinder Pocket Hunter SlingShot / Sling Bow is on Trial. Is the Pathfinder Pocket
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Level One Delta Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag List – Ultimate Bug Out Bag Templates

The Mother of All Bug Out Bag Lists If you are a regular reader then you know that we used to own and build the "Ultimate Bug Out Bags" line of professional bug out bags.
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Bug Out Bag Food

Bug Out Bag Food, Which is the Best?

  How Much Bug Out Bag Food Will I Need? When considering bug out gear, bug out bag food should be at the top of your list, right behind water and shelter. Your options depend
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How To Make A Bug Out Bag - Bug Out Bags 101

How To Make A Bug Out Bag – Bug Out Bags 101

The Bug Out Bag, commonly known amongst survivalists as the BOB, is going to be the first thing you grab when it’s finally time to take off. Whether it’s the zombie apocalypse, a natural disaster,
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Bug out Bag Gear Redundancy Solutions

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 Pack

Considerations for a Bug Out Bag Pack When it comes to a bug out bag pack, 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 list

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
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Hurricane Kit: The Top 10 Essentials You Must Include

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
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Pack a Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag Tips – How to 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
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Build an 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 to change a tire or
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Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One?

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
Read More
Survival Kit for Hurricanes: Prepare Ahead of Time

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
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Survivalist 101 - Survival Blog & Survival Store

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
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Zombie Bug Out Bag

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
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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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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 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
Read More
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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Bug Out Bag 101 - Building The Ultimate Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag 101 – Building The Ultimate Bug Out Bag

So, You Want to Build the Ultimate Bug Out Bag, Right? If you're like me, you're just looking for the list of ideas so you can start building the bug out bag, right? We've got
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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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Emergency Preparedness

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Hurricane Michael: Post Hurricane Survival Checklist

Hurricane Michael: Post Hurricane Survival Checklist

Jonathan Campbell    Hello, my name is Jonathon and I just lived through Hurricane Michael. I live in Navarre Florida, which was spared the brunt of the damage as it is about 90 miles west
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Vlogging Hurricane Florence 2018 - Mountains of NC

Vlogging Hurricane Florence 2018 – Mountains of NC

Join Luke as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in NC and slowly tracks towards the mountains. .. Check out our YouTube Channel for more information concerning everything seen on our Channel including reviews, insight into what
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Survival Box Subscription

Survival Box Subscription? 5 Things You Need to Know First!

Before we get to the 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a "Survival Box" Subscription, we need to give a little setup about how this business model came to be. First, I want to
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Hurricane Florence Preparation - What You Need to Do to Prepare NOW!

Hurricane Florence Preparation – What You Need to Do to Prepare NOW!

Hurricane Florence is hurtling toward the US East Coast. It strengthened to a Category-4 storm on Monday afternoon. Its wind speed is about 130 mph. It is expected to hit the Carolinas on Thursday morning
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New Prepper Tips: Essentials You Need for Disaster Preparedness

New Prepper Tips: Essentials You Need for Disaster Preparedness

We’ve got you covered with this list of essentials that’ll help even a novice prepper get ready for a disaster. All preppers have to start somewhere! To get things going with this lifestyle, there are
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Survival Medicine Overview

Survival Medicine – Survival Antibiotics, Stockpiling Medications & More

  Survival Medicine Overview Here's the ugly truth: In a post apocalyptic scenario, just as many people will die from a lack of proper medication than those who are starving and dying of thirst. This
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fire building Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter

Back to the Basics: Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter

Shelter, Fire, Water and the Survival Gear that Makes the Difference If you find yourself in a survival scenario there are three things that you need to concern yourself with immediately. This scenario could be
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Bug out Bag Gear Redundancy Solutions

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
Read More
Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Pack

Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Pack

Considerations for a Bug Out Bag Pack When it comes to a bug out bag pack, there’s a spectrum of options. At one end, there’s literally a non-descript bag, into which you throw survival gear and get
Read More
Water storage containers for prepping supplies.

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
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GMO Free Food Storage

Best Practices to Ensuring GMO Free Food Storage

GMO Free Food Storage - Legacy Food Storage The GMO Free Food Storage (genetically modified organization) debate is in full force, from whether they are safe to consume to how GMO food should be labeled.
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Survival Food Storage 101

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
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Food Storage Companies - Are All Food Storage Companies the Same?

Food Storage Companies – Are All Food Storage Companies the Same?

Are All Food Storage Companies the Same? Food storage companies are a lot like restaurants. Have you ever wondered why #17 at most Mexican restaurants is almost always Chile Rellenos? Or why the menus are
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Food Storage Industry Secrets

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
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Prepping Supplies: How to Begin Your Food and Water Storage

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
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blackout preparedness

Surviving a Natural Disasters When You’re Away from Home

“Natural Disasters do not wait for you to get home before they happen.” I have met many folks that have a pretty nice setup where they live. They can survive with ease for quite a
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blackout preparedness

Blackout Preparedness: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? I have recently been beefing up my blackout preparedness because over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather.
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9 Easy Steps on How to Start Homesteading Today!

9 Easy Steps on How to Start Homesteading Today!

How to Start Homesteading Today: Transition From 72 Hour Prepper to Homesteading Our homesteading efforts can best be described as accidental. When we left Southwest Florida for the Missouri Ozarks, we were not on a
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Bug out bag list

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
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Self Sufficient Lifestyle - Self Sufficient Living in the Burbs, City, or Country

Self Sufficient Lifestyle – Self Sufficient Living in the Burbs, City, or Country

Self Sufficient Meaning: Being self sufficient means that you are needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs, especially with regard to the production of food water and Shelter. Self Sufficient lifestyle | Self
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How I Convinced My Wife to Become a Prepper

How I Convinced My Wife to Become a Prepper

Become a Prepper: My Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I didn't have to work too hard to become a prepper. I guess I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in
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blackout preparedness

Why & How to Become a Prepper: Living the Prepper Life

How to Become a Prepper 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
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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
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Pandemic: How to Survive a Pandemic - Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

Pandemic: How to Survive a Pandemic – Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

What EXACTLY 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.
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EMP Event - Be Prepared for an EMP Attack

EMP Event – Be Prepared for an EMP Attack

What is an EMP Event? 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
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What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? - Facts and Threat Assessment

What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? – 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
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how to prepare for catastrophic events

How to Prepare for Disaster Survival: Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

How to Prepare for Disaster Survival There are many potential natural disasters and and ways how to prepare for disaster survival situations like: flood, fire, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In
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Hurricane Kit: The Top 10 Essentials You Must Include

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
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Survival Myths

Survival Myths That Can Put You in Danger of Dying – Survival Quiz

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
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Off Grid Energy Costs

Off Grid Energy Costs: Are the Cost and Benefits Worth It?

How Much Are the Off Grid Energy Costs? 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
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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
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Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

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
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Survival Mindset

Survival Mindset – Navy SEALs Secrets & 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
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A Quick-Start Guide to Your Hurricane Survival Kit

A Quick-Start Guide to Your Hurricane Survival Kit

Build a Hurricane Survival 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. Building a hurricane
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Build an 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 to change a tire or
Read More
Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One?

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
Read More
Survival Kit for Hurricanes: Prepare Ahead of Time

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
Read More
Survivalist 101 - Survival Blog & Survival Store

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
Read More
Zombie Bug Out Bag

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
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Hurricane Preparedness Plan - Don't Hesitate

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
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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
Read More
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
Read More
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
Read More
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: How the Coming Currency Collapse Will Affect You

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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Gear & Reviews

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Marlin Papoose - Best Bug Out Rifles [Video]

Marlin Papoose – Best Bug Out Rifles [Video]

Self-loading take-down carbine. Stainless steel barrel. Cross bolt safety and manual bolt hold-open. Adjustable open rear sight. Ramp front sight. Grooved for scope mount. Black, synthetic stock with molded-in checkering and swivel studs. Comes in
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The Hidden Woodsmen Day Ruck Scout: [Video Review]

The Hidden Woodsmen Day Ruck Scout: [Video Review]

Webbing Shoulder Straps, Molle on both sides, 500D construction with 400D liners, Brightly colored inside Rot proof thread, Ax Sleeve on Back, Spot to Lash Bedroll at the Bottom (Bedroll Straps Sold Separately) Inside mesh
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Vanquest Mobius 2.0 Vpacker EDC/Sling bag [VIDEO REVIEW]

Vanquest Mobius 2.0 Vpacker EDC/Sling bag [VIDEO REVIEW]

The MOBIUS 2.0 in Multicam is on Final Production and will not be available in this colorway until further generations are complete. MOBIUS 2.0 improvements: (1) 15% larger than the original MOBIUS, (2) ambidextrous design
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1944 Bug Out Bag Completely In Tact! - USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit [VIDEO]

1944 Bug Out Bag Completely In Tact! – USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit [VIDEO]

Check out this never before filmed WW2 Navy Survival Kit. The Naval Aerospace Specification M-592 was a pilot's survival kit worn under the life vest and parachute. This 13 pound kit was very uncomfortable for
Read More
Blackhawk Cyane Pack - Minimalist Assault Pack [VIDEO REVIEW]

Blackhawk Cyane Pack – Minimalist Assault Pack [VIDEO REVIEW]

What BLACKHAWK! Says About Their Pack: The BLACKHAWK! Cyane Dynamic Pack is ideal for any and all military and law enforcement applications. It offers 1,300 cubic-inches of storage, including a hydration reservoir pocket, and is
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Survival Box Subscription

Survival Box Subscription? 5 Things You Need to Know First!

Before we get to the 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a "Survival Box" Subscription, we need to give a little setup about how this business model came to be. First, I want to
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4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

Discover the BEST SlingShot for Hunting, Survival and Bug Out Bags. In Episode #1 of this 5 Part Series Dave Canterbury's Pathfinder Pocket Hunter SlingShot / Sling Bow is on Trial. Is the Pathfinder Pocket
Read More
Condor Solveig Assault Pack - [VIDEO REVIEW]

Condor Solveig Assault Pack – [VIDEO REVIEW]

  Condor Solveig Assault Pack The best just got better. The redesigned Condor Solveig pack is a highly functional pack for both urban and outdoor environment. Main compartment with contour shaped zipper for the benefit
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5.11 Rush 72 Tactical Pack Review - [Video Review]

5.11 Rush 72 Tactical Pack Review – [Video Review]

What 5.11 Says About Their Product https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOL8g03yzWU&t=143s Keep your gear and accessories handy with the 5.11 Tactical™ Rush 72 Backpack, which is made of highly resilient, water-repellent 1,000-denier nylon to help protect your gear and
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Fenix CL20R Rechargeable Lantern Review - [Video Review]

Fenix CL20R Rechargeable Lantern Review – [Video Review]

What Fenix Says About this Grill The Fenix CL20R rechargeable camping lantern emits a maximum 300 lumens from its built-in 1600mAh battery and neutral white LED. This lantern has six lighting modes, including 4 white
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Volcano Grill Review: Portable Camping Stove - [Video Review]

Volcano Grill Review: Portable Camping Stove – [Video Review]

What Volcano Says About this Grill The Volcano 3 Collapsible Propane Grill is the most versatile and efficient grill on the market today. From the backyard to the great outdoors, this 3-fuel cooker allows you
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EberlestockV90 Battleship Stress Test [VIDEO REVIEW]

Eberlestock V90 – Stress Test [VIDEO REVIEW]

So, some Youtuber, who will remain unnamed, posted a video that showed an Eberlestock pack in less than a favorable light. If you have been around survivalist 101 for any amount of time, you know
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Product Review: SureFire G2X [VIDEO REVIEW]

Product Review: SureFire G2X [VIDEO REVIEW]

What Surefire Says About this Flashlight SureFire’s new dual-output G2X with MaxVision™ flashlight features a proprietary reflector that shapes the high-output LED’s light into a wide, useful MaxVision Beam™, which is optimized for your field of
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Vanquest IBEX 35 Review - [VIDEO REVIEW]

Vanquest IBEX 35 Review – [VIDEO REVIEW]

Here's What the Manufacturer's Say About the Vanquest IBEX 35 Cordura Nylon Imported 35 Liter Capacity w/ two 2-Liter Hydration-ready side compartments Fully padded interior, MOLLE & Hook and loop fields for customized organization / attachment.
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Esee Laser Strike Fixed Blade Knife - 2018 Top Knife!

Esee Laser Strike Fixed Blade Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytxFGF3BkO4 The Laser Strike is an improved ESEE fixed blade knife with a spear point blade shape and a more ergonomic handle. This model does away with the striking pommel on the butt of the
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Ka-bar Becker BK7 Combat/utility Knife - 2018 Top Knife!

Ka-bar Becker BK7 Combat/utility Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

In an effort to bring an affordable, high performance, combat/utility knife to our troops, Ethan Becker consulted with fellow tactical trainers, and also, veteran and active duty infantrymen around the country. They all said that
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Gerber LMF II Infantry - 2018 Top Knife!

Gerber LMF II Infantry – 2018 Top Knife!

Down behind enemy lines? Left to fend for yourself? These are the scenarios that inspired the LMF II. Former military man, Jeff Freeman led the charge to engineer this fearless new 10" survival knife. And
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Gerber Strong Arm Military Knife - 2018 Top Knife!

Gerber Strong Arm Military Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on their legacy of tough-as-hell fixed blade knives for combat and survival applications. Featuring a combo edge, full
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Ka-bar U.S. Marine Corp Fighting Utility Knife - 2018 Top Knife!

Ka-bar U.S. Marine Corp Fighting Utility Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

The most famous fixed blade knife in the World - "the KA-BAR" - was designed to serve our troops during World War II and is still doing its job, with honors, more than 50 years
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Ka-bar Becker BK2 “Campanion” Fixed Blade Knife - 2018 Top Knife!

Ka-bar Becker BK2 “Campanion” Fixed Blade Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

If you hunt, camp or spend time afield, we know you will love the Becker Campanion. I have needed this knife for at least 20 of the 45 years that I have spent camping, hunting,
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Schrade SCHF9 12.1in Stainless Steel Fixed Blade Knife – 2018 Top Knife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDBKPkPPd3I   SCHF9: Extreme Survival Schrade This Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival fixed blade knife features a thick 6.4" 1095 high carbon steel full-tang blade with easy-to-grip Kraton handles. The Nylon sheath is lined with Kydex and
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Esee-6 Plain Black Blade w/ Grey Removable Micarta Handles - 2018 Top Knife!

Esee-6 Plain Black Blade w/ Grey Removable Micarta Handles – 2018 Top Knife!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPQjZiTLK2Q Since 1997 Randall's Adventure & Training has designed no-nonsense, affordable field knives specifically targeted to military, law enforcement, and the special operations community. Many of their knives now serve in combat zones around the
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Survival Saw Review : Agawa Canyon Saw [VIDEO REVIEW]

Survival Saw Review : Agawa Canyon Saw [VIDEO REVIEW]

  Product: Agawa Canyon Saw Features The BOREAL21™ is a revolutionary 21 in / 53.3 cm folding bow saw that effortlessly unfolds in seconds for easy, high performance cuts.  At 21 inches, the blade's length
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USMC Military Field Tarp VIDEO Preview & Review

USMC Military Field Tarp VIDEO Preview & Review

USMC Military Field Tarp VIDEO Preview & Review Waterproof, flame and abrasion resistant, non-reflective wet weather tarp reverses from MARPAT Woodland Camo to Coyote Brown. Approx. 2 pounds.  Multiple connection options: eight ½ diameter black
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NiteCore Concept 2 - 6500 Lumens - [VIDEO REVIEW]

NiteCore Concept 2 – 6500 Lumens – [VIDEO REVIEW]

NITECORE CONCEPT 2 At-A-Glance Futuristic ultra-bright, palm-sized flashlight Utilizes 4 CREE XHP35 HD LEDs with a max output of up to 6500 lumens Beam intensity up to 39700cd and beam distance up to 435 yards
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Schrade SCHF37 - Quite Possibly the Best Survival Knife For the Money! [VIDEO REVIEW]

Schrade SCHF37 – Quite Possibly the Best Survival Knife For the Money! [VIDEO REVIEW]

For those of you who have been around since the days when we built and sold bug out bags, you'll know what we thought about this knife. We tested all of the individual items and
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Propper Series Combat Boots - [Video Gear Review]

Propper Series Combat Boots – [Video Gear Review]

Propper footwear was designed for long lasting comfort and durability. All of our boots are based on true U.S. sizing to provide the perfect fit. Leather and 1000D Cordura upper can be pulled snug with
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ThruNite Catapult V6 Flashlight - [Video Review]

ThruNite Catapult V6 Flashlight – [Video Review]

Constructed from aerospace grade aluminum body with military grade Type III hard-anodized finish, Catapult V6 is built to last. The rugged construction allows this flashlight to withstand drops up to 1.5 meters with ease and
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Sierra Designs Cloud 35 Sleeping Bag Review - No Zippers!

Sierra Designs Cloud 35 Sleeping Bag Review – No Zippers!

It’s our credo, but what does it mean? It means planning your days around the pull of exploration. It means filling your soul with a sense of wanderlust every time you step on the trail.
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Harvest Right Freeze Drying - Unboxing, Operation and Overview

Harvest Right Freeze Drying – Unboxing, Operation and Overview

I just purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer! I have been watching these things for years, listening to some of my customers who have them and their stories and have enjoyed some of the foods
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The US Army’s Next Ruck - MOLLE 4000 Rucksack First Look

The US Army’s Next Ruck – MOLLE 4000 Rucksack First Look

Want to see the latest US Army rucksack before anyone else? This pack, MOLLE 4000,  is still in the testing phase but we've been able to get our hands on what should be the final version.
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Freeze Dried Raw Eggs Using the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer.

We just purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer! I have been watching these things for years, listening to some of my customers who have them and their stories and have enjoyed some of the foods
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Snugpak Basecamp OPS Sleeper Expedition Sleeping Bag - [VIDEO REVIEW]

Snugpak Basecamp OPS Sleeper Expedition Sleeping Bag – [VIDEO REVIEW]

The Sleeper Expedition is Snugpak's most extreme temperature sleeping bag in the Sleeper Series range, taking good care of you in conditions right down to -17°C. Our design team have created a reliable, comfortable bag
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Bark River Knives - FOBOS MKB-9 Review

Bark River Knives – FOBOS MKB-9 Review

The MKB-9 is a collaboration between Bark River and F.O.B.O.S. Knives. This model is the heavy hitter of the F.O.B.O.S. line up. The MKB-9 blade has a forward balance and is designed for heavy uses,
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Hilleberg Nammatj 2 - Real World Review - Worth the Cost?

Hilleberg Nammatj 2 – Real World Review – Worth the Cost?

THE NAMMATJ 2 is the master of both high and low country, equally suited for a high altitude expedition or a weekend walk in the local hills. This robust all-season, all-arounder pitches quickly and easily, can
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Video Review: Fenix UC35 - 1000 Lumens - One of Our Favorite Bug Out Bag Flashlights

Video Review: Fenix UC35 – 1000 Lumens – One of Our Favorite Bug Out Bag Flashlights

Fenix is quickly becoming a favorite brand of lights for us. We've had the opportunity to take an early look at the new Fenix UC35 2.0. This is an update to the previous UC35, which
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Review - Fenix Flashlights HL15 Headlamp

Review – Fenix Flashlights HL15 Headlamp

The Fenix HL15 is a lightweight running headlamp. It is equipped with a reflective headband, one neutral white LED for better color rendering, and two red LED's to alert others. Featuring four brightness levels plus
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Review: COLD STEEL- IRON PROOF 2018- RECON 1 SERIES

Review: COLD STEEL- IRON PROOF 2018- RECON 1 SERIES

Warning: The tests and cutting feats performed in this presentation constitute the abuse of the product and are potentially very dangerous. Any knife can be broken or damaged if subjected to sufficient abuse. These destructive
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Condor Outdoor 155 Commuter Backpack

Condor Outdoor 155 Commuter Backpack

The Condor Commuter Backpack was designed as an EDC bag. Its features allow for anyone to carry it in any situation from going to school or out on a security patrol. Outfitted with webbing and
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Condor Outdoor - 166 Bison Backpack [Video Review]

Condor Outdoor – 166 Bison Backpack [Video Review]

The Condor Bison Backpack is an upgrade from our old Assault and Shoulder bag, integrating the sling as a pouch that can be attached or detached. It features a large compartment that uses a U-Shapped
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Condor Convoy Outdoor Pack Review

Condor Convoy Outdoor Pack Review

We have used the Condor Convoy Outdoor Pack since 2008 for building our bug out bags and have ZERO returns and complaints. It's not the flashiest pack at the dance, but it's built tough and
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Review: Eberlestock G2 and GS05 Gunslinger Packs

Review: Eberlestock G2 and GS05 Gunslinger Packs

This the original GS05M Gunslinger, a 2700 cubic inch pack with extraordinary features that set it apart from any other mid-size pack. The Back-scabbard is wide enough to hold any type of rifle, including assault
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Mountain House Chili Mac vs Backpacker's Pantry Chili Macaroni

Mountain House Chili Mac vs Backpacker’s Pantry Chili Macaroni

Today for this episode of the Camper's Cafe, Luke and Susie have two products to put up against each other; Mountain House Chili Mac vs Backpacker's Pantry Chili Macaroni! The one question that I have
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Sabra Gear Solo Pack Review

Sabra Gear Solo Pack Review

Today Luke is reviewing the Sabra Gear Solo pack; a strong and practical pack for your daily carry needs. It looks like the Sting pack but it is in fact, different! … Price : $209
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Snugpak Ionosphere Review - Still a Good Tent After 4 Years?

Snugpak Ionosphere Review – Still a Good Tent After 4 Years?

I've been using the Snugpak Ionosphere tent for over 4 years now and the question is; is it worth the money? How has it held up? This is a follow up review; 4+ years in
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UCO Stormproof Sweetfire Review

UCO Stormproof Sweetfire Review

Today Luke is reviewing the UCO Stormproof Sweetfire Review Strikeable Fire Starter. It's good but not exactly what the company claims them to be. This will be the LAST of the UCO firestarters that I
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Speed Test - Versus - Primus Classic Trail Stove

Speed Test – Versus – Primus Classic Trail Stove

Today we continue to search for the fastest backpacking stove on the market! This is VERSUS and we're testing the Primus Classic Trail Stove. Also, please forgive some of the camera's focusing issues; I was
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Paracord - Cordage - The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Paracord – Cordage – The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Today we're talking about the importance of cord and why you should always make sure to carry some in your pack. Day hike, overnight, multi-day; it's Important!
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Homesteading

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Build an Inexpensive DIY Greenhouse

Build an Inexpensive DIY Greenhouse

If you’re looking for a sustainable way to stockpile fresh fruits and vegetables without spending tons of cash, then consider building a DIY greenhouse. Don’t get me wrong; I think every prepper should have canned
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Starting a Food Stockpile on a Budget

Starting a Food Stockpile on a Budget

As a homesteader, one of your strong points is, by far, the food you produce and stockpile. Should something major happen, you’ll be one of the “lucky” ones who will have food on your family’s
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Why Preppers Should Raise Ducks for Meat

Why Preppers Should Raise Ducks for Meat

Many preppers plan on having a garden and growing crops when SHTF…but what about a reliable source of meat? For those who are interested in raising animals, you might be wondering which animal you should
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Raising Meat Rabbits – The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Rabbits for Meat

Raising Meat Rabbits – The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Rabbits for Meat

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 multi-acre homestead, or on a town
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Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

Keyword: LivestockKeyword: LivestockRaising Cattle on Small Acreage 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
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winterize your chicken coop

Winterize 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
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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
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livestock

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
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Raising 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
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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
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Canning 101

Canning 101 – Home Canning Basics

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning 101 will introduce you to the one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will
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Survival Garden: How to Extend Your Survival Gardening Season

Survival Garden: How to Extend Your Survival Gardening Season

Extending Your Survival Gardening Season Smart survival gardening will produce a steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year, which is  a good thing in the best of times. However, in a
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Survival Garden Seeds

How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

Survival Garden Seeds - Start Your Survival Garden Now 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
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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 lasts year after year. In
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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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What is Homesteading?

Homesteading 101 – What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading? So, you're considering homesteading? Let's first understand exactly "what is homesteading." Use of the term in the United States dates back to the Homestead Act (1862) and before. Homesteading is a lifestyle
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Off-Grid Living

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Wind Turbines vs Solar Panels: Which is Best for Off Grid Energy?

Wind Turbines vs Solar Panels: Which is Best for Off Grid Energy?

  Wind Turbines vs Solar Panels I am often asked which is better - a wind turbine, or solar modules. The answer, of course, is that it isn't as simple as stating which technology is
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Hurricane Florence: EXPECT A POWER OUTAGE

Hurricane Florence: EXPECT A POWER OUTAGE

You're enjoying a relaxing evening watching television when suddenly all the lights go out. The TV shuts off and the room goes quiet. The sound of silence is foreboding. You just lost all electrical power
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Secure Solar Power without Batteries – [VIDEO]

SMA’s Secure Power Supply does something that no other grid-tied solar inverter without added storage can: provide power during a grid outage. Solar professionals have been talking about this amazing feature since its inception with
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Raising Fish for Food: Backyard Fish Farming for Survival

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
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Survival can opener

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
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Self Sufficient Lifestyle - Self Sufficient Living in the Burbs, City, or Country

Self Sufficient Lifestyle – Self Sufficient Living in the Burbs, City, or Country

Self Sufficient Meaning: Being self sufficient means that you are needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs, especially with regard to the production of food water and Shelter. Self Sufficient lifestyle | Self
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Off Grid Energy Costs

Off Grid Energy Costs: Are the Cost and Benefits Worth It?

How Much Are the Off Grid Energy Costs? 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
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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
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Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

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
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Survival Garden: How to Extend Your Survival Gardening Season

Survival Garden: How to Extend Your Survival Gardening Season

Extending Your Survival Gardening Season Smart survival gardening will produce a steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year, which is  a good thing in the best of times. However, in a
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Survival Garden Seeds

How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

Survival Garden Seeds - Start Your Survival Garden Now 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
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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 lasts year after year. In
Read More
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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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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Survival Skills

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Hurricane Michael: Post Hurricane Survival Checklist

Hurricane Michael: Post Hurricane Survival Checklist

Jonathan Campbell    Hello, my name is Jonathon and I just lived through Hurricane Michael. I live in Navarre Florida, which was spared the brunt of the damage as it is about 90 miles west
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Catch and Cook & Clean a Rattlesnake [Video]

Catch and Cook & Clean a Rattlesnake [Video]

The goal of The Wilderness Living Challenge Season 3 survival series is to GAIN or MAINTAIN body mass living only on 100% WILD FOODS! In this episode we catch and cook the venomous diamond back
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Six Knots You Need To Know [Video]

Six Knots You Need To Know [Video]

Today on repairs101 I want to share with you 6 knots that I really believe that everyone should know how to tie. Now some people are under the mistaken idea that if you can't tie
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Make a Survival Zip Pull from Paracord [Video]

Make a Survival Zip Pull from Paracord [Video]

I show you how to make a survival zip tie using 550 paracord. There are many uses for paracord, and one of the most useful things to do with left over pieces of paracord is
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Stages Of Tinder For Successful Fire Making [Video]

Stages Of Tinder For Successful Fire Making [Video]

In my last video I showed the differences between batoned wood and twigs. I used limited tinder in that video to show the concept of flame working time. I didn't really get into the science
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Pump-Drill Primitive Fire [Video]

Pump-Drill Primitive Fire [Video]

In this video I demonstrate a different and better design of the pump-drill for fire making or drilling. This makes primitive fire making easy! Of course this is not something you would make in the
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20 Wilderness Survival Tips! [Video]

20 Wilderness Survival Tips! [Video]

Here's a few handy wilderness survival tricks that might just save the day!
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Survivalist Tips For Backpacking In The Rain

Survivalist Tips For Backpacking In The Rain

Tips for Backpack Camping in the Rain 10. DON'T Go, If You are Afraid of being uncomfortable 9. Practice Survival Skills in Good Weather 8. Get a Good Backpack Find a pack that fits your:
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Medical packs for hunters - Are You Equipped to Deal With a Bullet or Knife? [VIDEO]

Medical packs for hunters – Are You Equipped to Deal With a Bullet or Knife? [VIDEO]

Are you equipped to deal with a bullet or knife would in the field? Many hunters do not prepare for the worst case scenario even though we are often miles from a village or town
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Building Shelters Using Natural Resources [VIDEO]

Building Shelters Using Natural Resources [VIDEO]

There is no blueprint for shelter building. Terrain and circumstance will dictate the final structure. If I look back over the years and remember every single one that I’ve slept in, each one was different,
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Lost At Sea Survival Guide | 7 Tips And Tricks For Ocean Navigation

Lost At Sea Survival Guide | 7 Tips And Tricks For Ocean Navigation

Are you fascinated by lost at sea movies? Don't you think it's fascinating how the characters come up with strategic ways to survive using only what they've got? While you might think it can only
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How to Build a DIY Outdoor Toilet

How to Build a DIY Outdoor Toilet [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

When nature calls, a DIY outdoor toilet can really save your tush. Check out our tutorial on how to make your own DIY outdoor toilet and be sure to check out the full video at
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NATURAL FIRE TINDER

Finding the Best Natural Fire Tinder in Survival Situations

When you're cold and lost in the wilderness, being able to make fire may determine if you live or die, which means you need to find the best natural fire tinder. Do you have matches?
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DIY: How to Make a Paracord Hammock /  Chair

DIY: How to Make a Paracord Hammock / Chair

A DIY paracord hammock chair makes a great project for preppers. You can set up this DIY paracord chair just about anywhere in the woods as long as there are two trees close together. With
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7 Tips for Surviving a Mob of Looters

7 Tips for Surviving a Mob of Looters

The riots in Ferguson, MO may have died down for now, but they leave a lasting memory that serves to once again proven how fragile society is and how many problems can be caused by violent
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How ticks spread Lyme disease

Lyme Disease: What you need to know

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.
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How to Build a Survival Fish Trap --Weaving & Catching Fish

How to Build a Survival Fish Trap –Weaving & Catching Fish

Fish trap weaving and catching fish. This video starts with explanation of how to weave a fish basket (or any basket) and then I use a GoPro to show it catching fish. Great survival tool!!
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How to Survive in the Desert (Desert Survival Quiz)

How to Survive in the Desert (Desert Survival Quiz)

How to Survive in the Desert (Sonoran Desert) Part One   How to Survive in the Desert (Sonoran Desert) Part Two How to Survive in the Desert Quiz
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Snake Bite Treatment - How to Survive Being Bitten by a Venomous Snake

Snake Bite Treatment – How to Survive Being Bitten by a Venomous Snake

Most snakes in America are not venomous. In fact, you are much more likely to stumble upon a non venomous snake than one that is. However, should you be bitten by a venomous snake, common
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Alone Gear List: Which 10 Items Would You Choose? - Survival Lilly Shares Her's [VIDEO]

Alone Gear List: Which 10 Items Would You Choose? – Survival Lilly Shares Her’s [VIDEO]

Survival Lilly Shares the 10 Items She Would Choose on the Alone Gear List. Which Ones Would You Choose? (Alone Gear List Below) Alone is a  Survival Show that has jumped right to the very top of
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Paracord - Cordage - The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Paracord – Cordage – The Most Important Gear in Your Bug Out Bag

Today we're talking about the importance of cord and why you should always make sure to carry some in your pack. Day hike, overnight, multi-day; it's Important!
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fire building Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter

Back to the Basics: Tips for Food Water Fire Shelter

Shelter, Fire, Water and the Survival Gear that Makes the Difference If you find yourself in a survival scenario there are three things that you need to concern yourself with immediately. This scenario could be
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Survival Knives 101

Survival Knives 101: The Many Uses of a Survival Knife

Instead of diving straight into the survival knife reviews, let’s start with something very basic – what a survival knife is for. Most everybody knows that survival knives are fairly large, arguably around 6 to
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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Clean a 1911 - Cleaning Is a 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%
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot & Soup Can Stove

DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot & Soup Can Stove

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,
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Survival can opener

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
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blackout preparedness

Blackout Preparedness: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? I have recently been beefing up my blackout preparedness because over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather.
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Shooting chronograph bullet test

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
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How to make a swedish torch

How to Make a Swedish Torch – Video

How to Make a Swedish Torch Open fire cooking is an art that has been developed around the world for centuries and it is fascinating to see the different systems  mankind has come up with. I like
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Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His "Preppers Bean Challenge"

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
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Reloading press

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
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Brass for reloading

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
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skinning deer

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
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How I Convinced My Wife to Become a Prepper

How I Convinced My Wife to Become a Prepper

Become a Prepper: My Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I didn't have to work too hard to become a prepper. I guess I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in
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blackout preparedness

Why & How to Become a Prepper: Living the Prepper Life

How to Become a Prepper 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
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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
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Squirrel Pole: How to Build a Squirrel Pole Snare Trap in Three Easy Steps

Squirrel Pole: How to Build a Squirrel Pole Snare Trap in Three Easy Steps

How to Build a Squirrel Pole Snare Trap Imagine if you are in a S.H.T.F. situation.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no
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Pandemic: How to Survive a Pandemic - Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

Pandemic: How to Survive a Pandemic – Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

What EXACTLY 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.
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EMP Event - Be Prepared for an EMP Attack

EMP Event – Be Prepared for an EMP Attack

What is an EMP Event? 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
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What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? - Facts and Threat Assessment

What is a Dirty Bomb: How Real is the Threat? – 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
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how to prepare for catastrophic events

How to Prepare for Disaster Survival: Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

How to Prepare for Disaster Survival There are many potential natural disasters and and ways how to prepare for disaster survival situations like: flood, fire, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In
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Survival Myths

Survival Myths That Can Put You in Danger of Dying – Survival Quiz

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
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Off Grid Energy Costs

Off Grid Energy Costs: Are the Cost and Benefits Worth It?

How Much Are the Off Grid Energy Costs? 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
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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
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Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

Off-Grid Living: Are You Sure You Want to Go Off-Grid?

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
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Survival Mindset

Survival Mindset – Navy SEALs Secrets & 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
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A Quick-Start Guide to Your Hurricane Survival Kit

A Quick-Start Guide to Your Hurricane Survival Kit

Build a Hurricane Survival 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. Building a hurricane
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Weapons & Tools

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Marlin Papoose - Best Bug Out Rifles [Video]

Marlin Papoose – Best Bug Out Rifles [Video]

Self-loading take-down carbine. Stainless steel barrel. Cross bolt safety and manual bolt hold-open. Adjustable open rear sight. Ramp front sight. Grooved for scope mount. Black, synthetic stock with molded-in checkering and swivel studs. Comes in
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4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

4 BEST Survival Slingshots for Bug Out Bags

Discover the BEST SlingShot for Hunting, Survival and Bug Out Bags. In Episode #1 of this 5 Part Series Dave Canterbury's Pathfinder Pocket Hunter SlingShot / Sling Bow is on Trial. Is the Pathfinder Pocket
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Survival Knives 101

Survival Knives 101: The Many Uses of a Survival Knife

Instead of diving straight into the survival knife reviews, let’s start with something very basic – what a survival knife is for. Most everybody knows that survival knives are fairly large, arguably around 6 to
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Gunshot Wound Treatment - How to Treat a Gunshot Wound Yourself

Gunshot Wound Treatment – How to Treat a Gunshot Wound Yourself

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
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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Clean a 1911 - Cleaning Is a 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%
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Shooting chronograph bullet test

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
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Reloading press

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
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Brass for reloading

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
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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
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Pack a Bug Out Bag

Bug Out Bag Tips – How to 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
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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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Survival Knives 101 - How to Pick the Best Survival Knife

Survival Knives 101 – How to Pick the Best Survival Knife

Survival Knives 101: Introduction Here’s the idea: The survival knife should be a part of you. You wear it all your waking hours (at least). You feel comfortable using it in almost any situation. Excluding
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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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Food Solutions

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#10 cans or mylar bags

Food Storage: #10 cans or Mylar Bags – Which is Better?

#10 cans or Mylar 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 Bags. So I thought
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Survival Food storage

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

Do you know the difference when comparing MRE vs. Freeze Dried Food? 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
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Survival Food Storage 101

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
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GMO Free Food Storage

Best Practices to Ensuring GMO Free Food Storage

GMO Free Food Storage - Legacy Food Storage The GMO Free Food Storage (genetically modified organization) debate is in full force, from whether they are safe to consume to how GMO food should be labeled.
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Survival Food Storage 101

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
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Food Storage Companies - Are All Food Storage Companies the Same?

Food Storage Companies – Are All Food Storage Companies the Same?

Are All Food Storage Companies the Same? Food storage companies are a lot like restaurants. Have you ever wondered why #17 at most Mexican restaurants is almost always Chile Rellenos? Or why the menus are
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Food Storage Industry Secrets

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
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Prepping Supplies: How to Begin Your Food and Water Storage

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
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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
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Canning 101

Canning 101 – Home Canning Basics

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning 101 will introduce you to the one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will
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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
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Survival Food storage

Survival Food Storage 101

Survival Food Introduction Having been in the survival food storage 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
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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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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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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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Prepping

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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
Read More
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
Read More
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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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: How the Coming Currency Collapse Will Affect You

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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Homesteading

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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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Survival Skills

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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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