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How to Practice Bugging Out

How to Practice Bugging Out The bugout has been turned into a bit of a game over the last 5 years and its a real pet peeve of mine. Maybe its the funny Disney kind of name we have given it. I blame much of it on the idea that it was once a focal …

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38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items

38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items The graphic work of people in the design business never cease to amaze me. This one is something of a life hacks meets a preparedness graphic. I was blown away by some of the ideas on this graphic. These alternate uses are like gold to preppers like me. …

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How to Keep the Hot Sun from Harming Your Plants

How to Keep the Hot Sun from Harming Your Plants The first thing that comes to mind is the bolting of those delicious lettuces that grow in the early season. Once the sun of summer starts hitting those delicate lettuces they are either wilted in the heat or they rush to seed. Of course there …

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6 Money Mistakes that Decrease Preppers Survivability

6 Money Mistakes that Decrease Preppers Survivability Managing money is a tough enough task when you aren’t dealing with thoughts of the end times. Just paying bills and not eating out too much can be a practice in sheer willpower. Not to mention we are working harder to make money these days. Most people are …

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6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Attitude in a Survival Scenario

6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Attitude in a Survival Scenario If you read any of the great generals or war commanders you will be faced with the importance of morale. There are a number of great methods these men used to boost attitude or morale in hard times. Perhaps the most notable of all …

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The Four Morons of the Apocalypse

The Four Morons of the Apocalypse We deserve a good laugh. I think for all the reading about the apocalypse and all the planning to thwart our own end there is something very comforting about some comedic writing like this. Make no bones about it, though its enlightening, this article is comedy. There are real …

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The Different Types of First Aid Kits

The Different Types of First Aid Kits The power of a serious first aid kit can be unparalleled in a survival situation. Even something as simple as a hurricane. When you see floods and winds take out power and drop trees in your neighborhood having a first aid kit makes life better. The medicines inside, …

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Disaster strikes – What to do?

Disaster strikes – What to do? Once the brown stuff hits the fan, every judgment you make will increase or decrease your chances of survival. Only by taking the proper decisions you will be able to keep you and your loved ones safe. Failing to take immediate action and not exploiting the information you have …

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Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round There is something about a good building project at a low price that gets the blood pumping! These greenhouses are incredible because they work off principals that are unchanging. So much so that greenhouses just like these would have been used in colonial American. …

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Here’s How a Massive Cyberattack Could Happen To Us

Here’s How a Massive Cyberattack Could Happen To Us You might think that the attacks on retailers or the current ransomware virus that is spreading throughout the net are small pennies. You may think that these attacks do not have the potential to cause any real harm. You may think that your money is protected …

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Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Disaster Preparedness

Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Disaster Preparedness What is very dangerous about being a prepper is if you forget about mankind as a great innovator. We are always learning, always expanding and always getting better. There is no way around that. When you read an article about the things that are coming up in the …

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Tactical Vest For The Prepper

Tactical Vest For The Prepper We have stuff. As preppers we keep a lot of stuff, for the most part. Depending on the type of prepper you are you may have tons of stuff. Of course, too much is just a waste of money and time. Still, if you are dealing with a serious disaster …

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8 Steps to Evaluating your Food Preparedness for Power Outages

8 Steps to Evaluating your Food Preparedness for Power Outages No matter your level of preparedness the power outage can catch anyone off guard. Now we may react and take the right steps quicker than the average person but there is still that sickening feeling with the power goes out. Have you covered all your …

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Have You Taken Prepping Too Far?

Have You Taken Prepping Too Far? At some point, every person who is into preparedness, survivalism, and even homesteading ask themselves if they’ve taken things too far. Especially in the first and second groups, the question may come up more than once – “Am I taking prepping too far?” You may feel like the only thing …

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Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants

Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants Sometimes spring can do some damage on your garden. Before I moved to raised beds I used to stand at the back door and look outside with a frown as small pools would begin to form. Even with collection of raised beds …

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Why We Prepare, And What Scares Me Most

Why We Prepare, And What Scares Me Most Most of us don’t have enough fingers and toes on which we can count the many issues that push us to prep. For many who look at a title like this you may think you are looking at a run of the mill article about EMP, Pandemic, …

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Tutorial: How I Make Coconut Oil Kitchen Soap From Scratch

Tutorial: How I Make Coconut Oil Kitchen Soap From Scratch I thought coconut oil was just a great option for sautéing food. Thanks to this article I have now found out that you can use this stuff to make a completely natural kitchen soap. The move towards producing your own cleaning products is just exploding …

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Homestead Tips: Firewood

Homestead Tips: Firewood There is nothing as human as a fire. There is nothing as fun as humans around a fire. The author begins this article with a sentiment that is very true for those who are heating themselves with wood in the winter. We can never start gathering wood too early. You may be …

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7 Steps to Take Immediately After an Emergency Situation Ends

7 Steps to Take Immediately After an Emergency Situation Ends I really like this process and I think that it should not only be steps taken after an emergency but this should be a process used over and over while the post disaster events and environments change. This is a very important part of what …

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A Game Plan For Surviving An Arena Attack

A Game Plan For Surviving An Arena Attack This article asks a question that all Americans must ask themselves. Since the events of 9/11 the best medicine for staying alive has been to avoid crowds. You have seen this advice given all over the internet, news and in books. Of course, the issue is what …

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12v Deer and Critter Alarm

12v Deer and Critter Alarm This is a title that will resonate with those gardeners or those chicken keepers out there. It is always a struggle to keep the deer out of our gardens. I mean, I have even struggled dealing with rabbits in my garden. A woman once told me tales of stingy squirrels …

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The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide – Survive When Disaster Strikes.

The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide – Survive When Disaster Strikes If you are looking for a nice long read that you can cuddle up with this weekend this is the one. The author has taken a lot of time to really put together a solid read on food storage. There are other topics in this …

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The Best Survival Blanket – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

The Best Survival Blanket – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF It may seem odd that we are talking about survival blankets in the middle of summer. But, as preppers, I think we can agree that there is no better time to prepare than before the storm. When extreme cold weather hits, you need to …

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This is Why Location is Key for your Long Term Wilderness Survival Shelter

This is Why Location is Key for your Long Term Wilderness Survival Shelter This author has put it all together in one article. When you are considering a location for long term survival that means your situation is dire enough. You have to focus on several things when you are considering a place for long …

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What is Your Media Diet?

What is Your Media Diet? We often question ourselves on what goes into our body. There is more science and more information about the importance of our diet and the health effects than ever before. Some of the worst diseases have been linked to things like processes sugar and the lack of exercise. We know …

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