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Yard and Garage Sales Can Be a Prepper’s Best Resource!

garage sale

by Megan

Have you ever spent a spontaneous summer day visiting local yard, garage, or estate sales? If so, you know it’s easy to come home with your car full of items you didn’t need but got a great deal on! If spring has sprung in your neck of the woods and those garage and yard sale signs have begun to multiply all over town, have no fear. We’re going to show you how, with

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Would you like to write for MSO?

i want you

Hey everyone,

Since I have a lot on my plate with my survival-related projects, I’d be ver ymuch intersted in having someone help out with the blog. Paid articles, of course.

There’ve been a lot of guest psots on MSO so far, I know a lot of you aren’t just amazing preppers but good writers too. I don’t need fancy writing, what I need is quality content.

If you’re interested, please reply to this

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How to Build a Shelter in the Woods

primitive shelter

by Nicholas

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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26 Depression Era Recipes You Can Use for Survival

cooking potatoes

by Megan

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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Check out this week’s steals and deals from Gearbest

this article is sponsored by GearBest.com

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How to Make a Rabbit Snare

rabbit

by Karen

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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How to Build a Secret Underground Greenhouse

underground greenhouse

by Karen

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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What is Democide?

soldier

by Megan

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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Surviving a Dog Attack

dog logo

by Nicholas

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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How to Become a Gray Woman

gray woman

by Megan

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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How to Tie a Handcuff Knot

handcuff know on feet

by Karen

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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Fun Games Your Family Can Play in the Wilderness

camping game

by Karen

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?

There

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Win a GIFT for Father’s Day & Make Summer Perfect with GearBest

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sponsored by GearBest

Hey everyone,

Today I’m announcing the latest giveaway from GearBest.com. First, you need to check out the 10 items below:

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4. Opus BT – C3100

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Finding the Perfect Bug Out Location

barn

by Jeanie

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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The Most Hardcore Bug Out Vehicles for Doomsday

truck

by Megan

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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How to Escape Quicksand

sand dunes

by Jared

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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Things You Can Cut Back on When Prepping

piggy bank

by Karen

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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The Hottest Steals and Deals from GearBest

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Sponsored by GearBest.com

Hey folks,

Kathy from GearBest just send me the deals below via e-mail, all of them are at great discounts. Recommended:

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Can you make fire under a lean-to shelter?

fire

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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3 Ways to Start a Fire With Sticks

fire

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

sea water

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

man with a bike walking

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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