Building a shelter is one of your top priorities in any survival situation. Yes, you need water to keep you hydrated. You need food to keep your energy levels up. You need fire to stay warm and cook food. But a shelter ranks equally as high as those priorities. A good shelter will shield you from the elements and keep you alive, especially in severe weather conditions when just having a fire won’t
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Most people who are preparing for a future economic collapse or SHTF event realize that life as it is today could be radically altered. One of the main things that will change radically if the world experiences another severe economic collapse due to an EMP event or another extended grid-down situation will be diet and cooking methods.
Many preppers are looking to the tried and true recipes of the Great Depression period which
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When society collapses you will eventually have to find a way to get your own food by hunting and foraging for it. If you think prepping is all about storing away food and water, you are absolutely not going to survive. There is simply no guarantee you will have food at any point in time after the collapse. You might have to flee your home, leaving your preps behind. You might have looters
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One of the most important aspects of survival after the collapse of society is how to ensure you and your family have enough food. You may have a few months of food stored away, but eventually that will run out and you will need to hunt, forage, and grow your own food. The great thing is you don’t have to wait for the collapse to get started.
Growing your own food will allow
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Many of us may not be as informed as our grandparents when it comes to politics and war, but we are still not a stupid people. Freedom is still important to a great many people and there are still many people, especially preppers, who are not willing to just follow along with whatever plans the government cooks up next.
In earlier times it was easier to control a million people than physically to
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A fun, relaxing day in the park can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re ever threatened or attacked by an unfriendly dog. If an attack were to happen, would you know how to react and how to treat yourself after you have been wounded? And even more importantly, do you know how to avoid or defuse such a situation?
These are just a few of the questions that we are going to
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It’s no secret that in a post-SHTF situation, most women will be at a distinct disadvantage. Men are perceived as stronger, more prone to violence, and naturally more intimidating than women. The only thing women can do to combat this is to use this perception to their advantage when becoming a gray woman.
We notice and remember people because they draw our attention. It could be they seem threatening, overly large, or intimidating.
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Sometimes, when we are in a situation where our survival is at stake we have to deal with people we would rather not have to deal with. We have food, water, and supplies to protect. More importantly, we have people to protect and we want to be sure we have a way to restrain people that cause trouble for us when needed.
The handcuff knot is a very clever knot that is capable
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Prepping as a family has its challenges, but it can also be a lot of fun, especially when you make it into a game. One of the most important parts of prepping a family is ensuring they have wilderness and outdoor survival skills. No matter how old the members of your family are, there are wilderness survival skills they can learn. What better way to do this than by playing wilderness games?
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First off there is no such thing as perfection, but there is the best available property for your needs.
Finding the best Bug Out Location (BOL) depends on your requirements and personality – yes personality. Some people thrive on their own just with their immediate family while others need the support system of like-minded people.
Why do you need a BOL?
There are various scenarios from the possibility of natural disasters to post-apocalyptic
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Most preppers create their bug out vehicle by adding supplies and gear to whatever vehicle they already own. Some preppers are able to purchase a used vehicle or perhaps make some modifications to their existing vehicle in their buddy’s garage.
But what if money were no object? What if you could purchase the bug out vehicle of your dreams? Below are some of the ones we’ve pulled together, not as a best of
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It used to be everywhere, but now you’d be hard pressed to find a modern movie showcasing a quicksand rescue attempt. The fascination with the threat of quicksand in movies peaked in the 70’s, but it’s still out there in the wild waiting to suck you in. More or less.
Quicksand is a legitimate concern when exploring the wild, especially when on your own. The quicksand itself probably won’t kill you, but you
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We all know prepping isn’t easy. Heck, with increasing grocery prices and uncertainty in the economy, is extremely difficult for most of us to afford to live in the here and now. Trying to purchase extra food, water, and supplies can stretch some people’s budgets so thin it can be difficult to manage. If you think there is just no way you can adequately prep, take some time to consider ways in which
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That’s what one writer I wanted to hire wrote in the demo article. According to her, “the smoke goes out the sides while the heat trapped”.
Now, although I have strong opinions on things in general, I’m always looking to expand my knowledge. I don’t know anyone who’s actually put fire inside a shelter which, in my opinion, is downright dangerous… so I’m asking you guys:
Do you think building fire under a lean-to shelter
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It looks easy until you try it yourself. We all kind of know the theory but once it comes down to actually starting a fire with two sticks panic sets in as your rub away and people peer over your should going – “Hasn’t it started yet?” and “Why isn’t it working?” You control the urge to shove one of the sticks down said questioner’s throat and grit your teeth, muttering things about
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Even though you can’t drink salt water, otherwise known as saline water, what you can do is turn it into fresh water, through a process called desalination. This process is being used more and more as a viable means to get freshwater for those who need it. It’s also very applicable in a survival or grid down scenario where freshwater may not be so available.
Throughout most of the United States, the overwhelming
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It’s one thing to stock up on all the necessary food, water, and supplies and make a survival plan for a single person, but let’s face the truth of the matter. Most of us have more than one person to plan for and stocking up on necessary items is not enough. Many of us have a family that includes children and maybe even elderly or disabled relatives, and for this reason, we need
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If you are new to prepping and interested in it but not sure that it’s for you, a great place to start out is with what to have in your EveryDay Carry (EDC) kit. Your EDC kit is made up of items that you commit to carrying with you every day, at all times. The only time you might not have these items on your person might be at home in bed.
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When you’re prepping for anything to happen, then you need to make sure that you’ve thought of everything in the process. This is essential to ensure that everyone staying within the area, or the bunker is going to be safe for whatever comes your way. One of the biggest considerations is having enough food to provide for everyone that is staying with you. This can be done through the use of compact dehumidifiers
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Although preppers have the reputation of being crazy and paranoid, the truth is that most of usa re truly happier than those who don’t prep. We have a myriad of different opinions about exactly what kind of event is looming and what its impact will be, but they all agree on one thing, our current way of life is in jeopardy. So if preppers feel that impending doom is looming just over the
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