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3 Ways to Start a Fire With Sticks

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by Jeanie

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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How to Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water

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by Nicholas

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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How to Make a Family Survival Plan

family in forest

by Karen

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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What to Have in Your EveryDay Carry (EDC) Kit

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by Megan

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.

The

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Preppers: How To Keep Your Food Rations Safe

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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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20 Reasons Preppers Are Happier Than the Rest of the World

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by Megan

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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Strategies for Dealing with Those Who Aren’t Prepared

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by Megan

One of the major issues that preppers talk about a lot is the best strategies to deal with all those people who are not prepared for a SHTF event. If you try too hard to get others to wake up to the importance of prepping, you can be labeled as obsessive or crazy. And yet, most preppers know that one of the biggest dangers they will face during and after a post-economic collapse

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Planning a Survival Food Stockpile

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by Karen

The issue of stocking up enough food for societal collapse, or even just extended emergency situations, is one of the first things people think about when they are prepping. This is a good thing, because aside from having safe shelter and water, food is the most important thing to have stored away. This is particularly the case since our grocery stores are stocked with a mere three days’ worth of food. Even an

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Why Your Next Survival Trip Should Be to the Flea Market

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by Megan

There are many reasons why your next survival trip should be to the local flea market, especially for an active prepper who is looking to build their stockpile. Flea markets can be a veritable treasure chest of needed supplies. If you know what to watch for and how to negotiate well, you can get the survival supplies you need at prices that are far less expensive than buying them new at the local

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How to Make Smoke Bombs

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by Nicholas

Disclaimer: the advice given in this article is for information purposes only. Before making smoke bombs, check the rules and regulations where you live. Always use protective equipment.

Smoke bombs are a firework-like piece of equipment that, as the name suggests, will produce smoke once they are ignited. They have found a place in the military, with law enforcement, and in paintball or air soft matches. But there’s another place where they will

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Making Your Own Walking Stick

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by Pearl

A walking stick serves a number of uses. It is often used in hiking, to help navigate uneven terrain. It can also be used by those injured and the elderly for support and balance. If you have a lot of miles ahead of you, using a walking stick will help you cover more ground and will lessen the burden on your shoulders, knees, and feet. In a post SHTF scenario, it will also

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Survival Items that Fit in Your Wallet

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by Karen

The worst case scenario for any emergency situation is that you get caught away from home and with nothing on you except your wallet. What happens if your wallet is all you have? Or perhaps you have everyday carry (EDC) items on your keychain, but you want to have another place to store EDC items. Fortunately, there is a compact solution that is perfect, particularly for men, who don’t carry purses in which

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What is TEOTWAWKI and How to Survive it

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by Megan

“TEOTWAWKI” means The End Of The World As We Know It. Wow, that sounds pretty bad, right? The truth is not many of us can truly have a real idea of what TEOTWAWKI will actually be like until it’s happening. Your grandparents or great grandparents might have a small inkling if they lived through any part of the Great Depression.

You already know that something is different about the world today than it

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GearBest 2nd Anniversary: Invite You to Join Our Party!

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We are happy to inform you that we are celebrating the GearBest 2nd anniversary. For this extra special event Gearbest has partnered with two global giants, PayPal and Intel, to offer 5 Delicious Birthday Treats to you: Treat #1: Special GearBest Diet with Top Product Prices Slimmed Down Treat #2: Buy Powerhouse Tech with Intel Inside + Exclusive discounts! Treat #3: Awesome Cake Picking Game: Win $400 or Xiaomi Cell Phone.

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Keep Breath Fresh and Germs at Bay Post-SHTF with DIY Mouthwash

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by Megan

When planning for post-SHTF, a do-it-yourself (DIY) mouthwash recipe is one way to keep your breath fresh, keep nasty bacteria at bay, and help your gums and teeth stay healthy. Sure, your stockpile includes some store bought mouthwash, but that will eventually run out. Personal hygiene, especially oral hygiene, is still an important part of maintaining your health.

Learning how to make your own mouthwash is easy, with practice and a little trial

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How to Make Your Own Survival Equipment

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by Karen

Part of survival is having enough food, water, and supplies to ensure you can survive for a period of time in any emergency situation, such as a natural disaster or any major catastrophic event, whether it is natural or man-made. But if the event lasts long enough to chew through that food and water and the supplies you have stocked up, then what? Perhaps the most important part of survival isn’t what you

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On Situational Awareness

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by Megan

One of the things that is so chaotic about emergencies, including criminal acts like home invasions, riots, and other disasters like tornados, floods, power outages, or even a SHTF event, is that they are unpredictable. They often come out of nowhere and the situation is made worse by the fact that most people panic.

Okay so now we know it’s the element of surprise that catches many people off guard. Precious reaction time

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Steals and deals

Sponsored by GearBest.com

Hey everyone. Here’s today’s Steals and deals from Gearbest.com.

 

1. R818 100Lm Zooming LED Flashlight with Survival Kit

 

2. Nitecore D4 Li-ion NiCd NiMh LCD Smart Intelligent Battery Charger

3. Ganzo G729-BK Axis Lock Folding Knife Pocket Clip Ganzo G727M – CA Folding Knife with Axis Lock and Clip Sanrenmu 7063 AUC-LK Pocket Axis Locking Foldable Knife Sanrenmu 7056 LUC-SK Folding Knife Sanrenmu 7037 LUC-SA Frame Lock Folding Knife

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Clothing Yourself for Post-SHTF

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by Megan

You’ve been prepping for months now, maybe even years. But how much thought have you give to clothing yourself and your family post-SHTF? If you’re planning to bug out, you won’t have much room for extra clothing and what about those folks planning to bug in? As a wise prepper, you should plan ahead to cloth yourself and your family in the weeks and months following a collapse.

If you are bugging out,

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Giveaway from GearBest.com (Update: check comments to find out who won)

Sponsored by GearBest.com Good news: GearBest.com is supporting a giveaway to MSO members!

 

You can win a MecArmy SGN3 CREE XP – G2 Keychain LED Flashlight. A very nice little light for your keychain, 160 lumens, a red light and a UV light.

 

How to enter? 1) Leave a message like “I WANT IT” and 2) Share your impressive flashlight in your trip to attend. One winner will be selected at random!

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The Top 25 Rope Knots You Need to Know for Survival

rope knot

by Anna

 

I can’t tell you how many situations I’ve been in with people who’ve needed to tie something and have absolutely no clue how to efficiently nor correctly.

Knot tying is something that is so often overlooked, but crucial for every survivalist to know. Time is of the essence when SHTF. Improving your survival skills with knot tying will forever make even the most practical of situations, such as tying a boat or

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Interesting Threats Your Body Armor Can Protect You Against

tactical body armor

Body armor is a useful product that can provide protection in a range of circumstances. It will seem obvious to most that personal protection is important to consider when preparing for the end of the world, and all preppers should at least be aware of the options available to them in body armor. For example, most will consider a bullet proof vest for the benefits it can provide even before the SHTF. However, many will

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How to Organize a Bug Out Bag

man with backpack

by Nicholas

You may be at the point where you have spent several months, if not entire years, researching different types of bug out bags and the gear to put inside of it. Throughout your research, you’ve likely come across a great variety of opinions on what the best overall type of bag is and which equipment you should put in it and what you should leave out.

The goal of this article is to

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Steals and Deals

Sponsored by GearBest.com

As you can probably remember, GearBest.com is a long time sponsor of this website. They’ve had special deals for MSO members for quite some time, and today I wanted to share few more for you:

1. MecArmy SGN3 CREE XP-G2 Keychain LED Flashlight Coupon Code: GBLED2016

2. Nitecore MH27 Cree XPL Hi V3 1000Lm LED Flashlight

3. SKYRC MC3000 Smart Bluetooth Charger with App Control Coupon Code: GBLED2016

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