Category Archives: Prepper Tools

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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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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How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now

How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now Some types of technology are wrapped up so tight that to the average person it seems nearly impossible to be replicated. We have all had that feeling when we are missing the batteries that we need. In that moment with our basic understanding of power …

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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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How and Where to Store Ammo

How and Where to Store Ammo Why Stock Up on Ammo? Crisis does not come with a warning, and new legislative measures can be passed almost overnight. A survival situation has no mercy. Also, the Government will not give you a grace period to fill your basement with ammo before they ban it. Even natural …

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2017 EDC Items You Haven’t Heard Of

2017 EDC Items You Haven’t Heard Of Tech is changing everything. Innovation. We are America. Everything is going to continue to get better .Of course, the issue is the China made products that fall apart and you do not want on your person everyday. Still, there are great American companies created incredible products for your …

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5 Skills And 5 Tools For Every Prepper

5 Skills And 5 Tools For Every Prepper There is something to be said about these primer articles. I enjoy looking into them and seeing what is left to learn. There are always little tips that can be gleaned from any article. Skills and tools are the basis for much of what we do as …

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Stay Clean While Camping Using the Waterless Hygiene System by CombatOne

Stay Clean While Camping Using the Waterless Hygiene System by CombatOne Rashes, skin lesions and abrasions as well as infections are some of the most common ailments of the camper. When we talk about bugging out most of us are talking about hiking and camping. There aren’t many people who have a giant bugout location …

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The Utility Knife- A Prepper Favorite

The Utility Knife- A Prepper Favorite There are countless tools preppers can use, as they are undeniably resourceful. One of the favorite knives that gets used for everyday carry (EDC) is not your typical folding knife. It’s not a fixed blade knife either. A replaceable blade utility knife probably sees the most work for everyday …

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Is Your Prepper’s Nightstand Equipped for Survival?

Some folks keep their nightstand minimalist, with just a lamp and a clock. Others clutter it with pretty decorative items, sentimental pictures, and the latest book they’re reading. Then there’s the prepper’s nightstand, which is equipped for a wide variety of middle-of-the-night emergencies. Imagine this: You awaken in the middle of the night and something …

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How to Build a Minimal Tool Kit and Prepare for the Open Road

How to Build a Minimal Tool Kit and Prepare for the Open Road Many preppers and survivalists have the bugout pretty high on their list of options when it comes to a SHTF scenario. The plan is to hop in the vehicle and go somewhere far from the threat and maybe hang there for a …

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The Practical Application of Gear, Load and Weight Considerations

The Practical Application of Tactical Gear, Load and Weight Considerations We all love some good tactical gear. Its one of those things you just cannot help. Once on this prepping journey its not long before you are spending hours drooling over various EDC setups or gear loadouts. I like this article because it comes from …

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DIY Fire Pits, Grilling, and Barbecue Season

DIY Fire Pits, Grilling, and Barbecue Season Backyards and cookouts are as American as hotdogs and apple pie, and who doesn’t love grilled food, roasted corn on the cob, a cold brew. Top this off with some roasted marshmallows… (you know, for the kids ;-)), while sitting around the fire. Sweet summer memories are in …

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10 Awesome Survival Gifts for Father’s Day

 10 Awesome Survival Gifts for Father’s Day Father’s Day is coming up soon. Whether you have a dad that you are looking to give a gift, or if you are that dad dropping a hint for your kids- an awesome survival gift on Father’s Day never hurts. If you are an avid prepper and survivalist, …

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5 Myths of GMRS and FRS Radios (Busted)

5 Myths of GMRS and FRS Radios (Busted) This piece of writing articulates that lesson we all learn as little kids, so well. When it comes to hand radios we have all had an experience where you give your friend a radio to take home and you go to your room to phone him and …

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Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden

Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden I cannot explain how important this is for the average prepper and survivalist to understand. These disciplines of light are just crucial. For many preppers the idea of traveling and moving at night is not foreign. Still, without training in light discipline you could …

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader

56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It’s not easy, mentally and physically. But that’s not the only thing you need. Realistically, you’ll also need tools, equipment, and supplies to help you live …

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Serrated Vs Straight Edge Knives

Serrated Vs Straight Edge Knives The serrated edge knife is an indispensable tool in your knife collection. It may sound trivial to the average survivalist but nothing cuts a garden fresh tomato better than a sharp serrated knife. If you are baking fresh bread the serrated knife is great on that as well. I think a …

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Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF

Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF The drones are shrinking. They are becoming smaller and smaller yet more and more effective. I have taken a serious interest in drones and the types of benefits they can bring to my preparedness plans. I think its something you should consider, too. Just from the …

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Summer Family Prepping Activities

Summer Family Prepping Activities Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Summer time is usually filled with outdoor activities anyway, why not add in some fun activities that also add to your survival knowledge. It’s a great way to discreetly hide ‘survival lessons’ by playing games instead! That trip to the …

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Beyond SOS: Learning Morse Code

Beyond SOS: Learning Morse Code Morse Code is one of those things that many people in the civilized world consider to be outdated and not worth knowing. If they even know what it is in the first place! The truth is, though it may be “old” and we have updated and faster ways of communicating, …

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Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics

Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics I’ve been carrying my Dutch oven in my car for a few years now and I can’t imagine a camping trip without it. My Dutch oven is one of my essential pieces of equipment and I’ve used it extensively. To avoid burning your food and cook delicious meals …

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Is Your Prepper’s Nightstand Equipped for Survival?

Is Your Prepper’s Nightstand Equipped for Survival? We are so vulnerable when we sleep. I don’t sleep well and I never have. When I am truly exhausted and I hit one of those 4-5 hour blocks of sleep I often feel pretty refreshed but I also think about what happened while deep in my subconscious …

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The Every Day Carry Bag aka EDC

The Every Day Carry Bag aka EDC There are numerous articles written on this topic and most of them claim to be the end all, be all of Every Day Carry bags (also calls an EDC bag). Do a Google search and you will get literally thousands of hits from multiple companies who are eager …

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