South Dakota State Knife Laws

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South Dakota is an exemplary state for the carry and ownership of knives of all kinds, hampered only by the fact that the state lacks any preemption laws to help keep the legal playing field level across the board as you travel from place to place. As it turns out several towns and cities in … Read more

12 Survival Items to Score at Home Depot

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If you are a prepper, or just know a prepper, you’ll know that there is always something that is needed. A piece of equipment, a certain item of gear, provisions, something that is missing from the ever-growing mountain of stuff in the survival stash. It is such a time-worn idea that is becoming something of … Read more

Sharpening Your Hatchet: 6 Effective Methods

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When you spend enough time prepping, you will find that many common hand tools we take for granted today take on new life when considering them in the context of a survival situation. Owing to the importance of building and maintaining a fire in order to stay warm and stave off the threat of exposure, … Read more

Should You Eat Grass to Avoid Starvation?

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If you find yourself in the middle of a survival scenario where you run out of food and are facing starvation, you’ll be considering all kinds of things that you never would have dreamed of eating previously. Plenty of survival experts and survival manuals will recommend you scavenge for various kinds of plant life to … Read more

Virginia State Knife Laws

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Virginia is a state that is fairly hostile to the concealed carry of knives, though you can own most types of knives regardless of action, length and other characteristics. Several classes of knife are banned outright: switchblades, throwing stars, oriental darts and ballistic knives. When it comes to concealed carry, though, many varieties of knife … Read more

How Do You Position Security Cameras Near Lights?

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One increasingly popular option for home security systems is the addition of hardwired or wireless security cameras. Small, sleek, and user-friendly, these cameras typically integrate with your home PC or any other smart device, enabling you to remotely control and intuitively manage a network of linked security cameras. This is undeniably an attractive option for … Read more

What to Do If You Run Into a Snake?

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Pretty much anywhere you live in the world you can be assured you’ll eventually run into a snake in your travels. These slithering, cold blooded reptiles give many people the willies and often inspire panic. Though the vast majority of snakes are not venomous and nearly harmless to people a close encounter with a venomous … Read more

20 Quirky Survival Items that Might Save Your Life

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Most preppers who have spent any amount of time amassing the skills and gear they will need to take on a survival situation, or tackle apocalyptic conditions are familiar with the bread-and-butter items needed for the task: Food, tent, water filter, bush knife, etc. These are the items that most typically think of when considering … Read more

So, Why Is Shelter so Important for Survival?

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There are many important considerations for survival, among them the need for water and food, the need for security, and certainly a need for clean oxygen. But one of the most important survival requirements is shelter. Many survival experts, not to mention survival websites like this one, spend an inordinate amount of time preaching preparedness … Read more

10 Survival Items to Score at the Goodwill Store

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There’s plenty of gear to buy when you are getting prepared for a survival situation. While it is bad to rely too much on gear and equipment, it is just as bad to depend on skill and improvisation alone. Having the right tools for the job is going to make any task easier, and this … Read more

Is Oatmeal Any Good as Survival Food?

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Preppers are smart to store all kinds of staples in their pantry in order to plus-up their SHTF food supply. One popular breakfast grain does not get discussed very much, though: Oatmeal. You can find oatmeal served for breakfast all across North America and in many parts of the world, but despite this wholesome reputation, … Read more

10 Comfort Items to Make SHTF Survival Bearable

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Many discussions revolving around survival supplies are focused on efficiency, finding something that can do the job better, do it lighter and do it longer, or finding multi-purpose solutions that can radically reduce the amount of room or carrying capacity you must devote to your supply cache. This is definitely a smart approach most of … Read more

Florida State Knife Laws

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Florida is a broadly benevolent state when it comes to the ownership and carry of all kinds of knives. You can carry pretty much any kind of knife you want so long as it is carried openly, and a standard concealed weapons permit from the state of Florida, or a recognized permit from another state … Read more

How Dangerous Are Copperheads?

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North America is full of snakes, all kinds, and some of them are venomous. Among these venomous snakes, the copperhead is one of the most common, and also the most likely to bite people according to various studies. Considering the copperhead’s wide distribution, behavior and likeliness to bite preppers would be well-advised to become acquainted … Read more

So, Why Are Knives So Expensive?

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The knife is one tool that no prepper should ever go without, and you’ll never find anybody in the prepper-sphere or the business of survival instruction that recommends otherwise. Many of the popular and high performance bushcraft and survival knives carry with them a correspondingly high price tag. Especially for compact knives, you might be … Read more

7 Survival Items You’ll Regret Buying

Prepping is more about skills and mindset than equipment and supplies, but there is no arguing that having the right equipment and the right supplies will go a long way toward helping you survive any sort of crisis or disaster. It is also true that many preppers naturally gravitate towards the “geardo” side of the … Read more