Washington D.C. Knife Laws

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The capitol of the United States is not quite as hard on knives as it is on guns. Citizens are still allowed to openly carry or concealed carry the majority of knives so long as they do so with some discretion and are willing to contend with a list of restricted places that is as … Read more

7 Clever Survival Uses of Potassium Permanganate

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Savvy prepping means being prepared for anything, and since time, resources and materials are always limited clever preppers will rely on choice gear and provision selections that can be used for a variety of purposes, or adaptable to different situations. Flexibility is key when you never know just what you’ll be facing day to day. … Read more

Are Bandages Good Past the Expiration Date?

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Nothing made by man will last indefinitely even when it isn’t being used. This is certainly true for medical supplies. There is no drug that will not start to degrade over time and no piece of equipment that will not eventually wear out or rust away. That is easy to understand for those two categories … Read more

How Long Do MREs Typically Last?

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Every prepper worries about keeping enough food on hand to go the distance during an emergency, be it long-term or short-term. One popular option is the MRE, or “meal, ready-to-eat”. Conveniently packed, durable, nutritious and possessed of an amazing shelf life, some folks believe that MREs will last all the way to the apocalypse and … Read more

7 Food Storage Lies to Avoid

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If you want to be prepared to survive the aftermath of a disaster, a societal collapse or just the ups and downs of life in these increasingly turbulent and uncertain times you must have a stash of necessities. One of the most important provisions that any prepper will accumulate is food. Sure, compared to shelter … Read more

Is it Safe to Leave a Fire Extinguisher in Your Car?

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One major, though usually unexpected hazard encountered on the highways and interstates every year are vehicle fires. Resulting in hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and countless fortunes in property loss, vehicle fires are an ever present and significant emergency when operating any vehicle. A fire extinguisher is always the first and best option for … Read more

These 10 Baits Will Catch You a Raccoon

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Raccoons are one of the most common North American mammals, found quite literally from coast to coast in every environment imaginable. It is no wonder that so many people have had run-ins with these adorable but often infuriating bandits of the animal kingdom. Raccoons have many noteworthy characteristics, not the least of which is their … Read more

Question: How Long Does Pemmican Last?

Pemmican, real pemmican, is seeing something of a renaissance among preppers, campers and other outdoorsmen. This ancient and traditional survival ration made by native North Americans is renowned for its combination of calorie density and long life, seemingly making it an ideal survival food even today. Depending on who you ask, pemmican will last 6 … Read more

So, Can Water Filters Remove Viruses?

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Maintaining access to drinkable water is a major survival imperative. One of the very best ways that preppers can ensure they will always be able to furnish themselves and others clean water is by carrying and using a portable water filtration device. These ingenious, compact filters remove nearly every contaminant that might be found in … Read more

Can You Make Emergency Calls Without a Signal?

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You will hardly find anybody these days that will part with their cell phones, and completely contrary to the notions of bygone decades that includes preppers. The modern smartphone is a technological marvel that crams all kinds of useful tools and even life-saving functionality into a form factor that will, quite literally, ride comfortably in … Read more

New York State Knife Laws

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In an outcome that surprises absolutely no one, New York has been, is and likely will remain the most restrictive state in the Union when it comes to the carry and possession of personal weapons. Though the state is infamous for its abiding hatred of guns in citizens’ hands they have spared plenty of ire … Read more

So, What Exactly is a Get-Home Bag?

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By now pretty much every prepper is familiar with the concept of the bug-out bag, a central piece of kit that will allow you to sustain while evacuating from your home to safer ground. But what will someone rely on if they are trying to get back to their home during times of trouble? Most … Read more

Louisiana State Knife Laws

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Louisiana is a state with excellent knife laws for its citizens, allowing anyone to own any type of knife they desire and carry it openly, with only a single restriction against the carry of any kind of switchblade, or automatic knife, concealed. Notably, the state statutes exempt assisted opening knives, gravity knives, and other knives … Read more

Economic Collapse: 8 Signs it is Close

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Prepping is all about being ready for the unexpected. It is about being ready for everyday emergencies, natural disasters and regional calamities that will put your life in danger, not to mention make it very complicated. Most preppers will establish detailed plans and acquire all of the supplies and other gear that they need for … Read more

9 SHTF Cooking Methods That Are Stealth

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Cooking during a SHTF event is a very tricky proposition. If proper sight, sound, and smell OPSEC is not observed, everyone within a one mile radius could know you and your family not only still have food, but also have the means to prepare it. During a brief disaster, like the power going out due … Read more

Should You Eat Dehydrated Food?

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Dehydrated foods are an increasingly popular option for concerned homeowners, campers and preppers alike. Dehydrated foods enjoy increased shelf stability, lighter weight and are still reasonably easy to prepare or even ready to eat right out of the package. Most of them still taste pretty good to boot! However, despite dehydrated foods being a staple … Read more

How to Dye a Backpack – Quickly and Safely

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So the fateful day comes, and you are finally facing a true, prolonged SHTF situation. This is it, the big one. There’s just one problem: your bug-out bag, despite all of its better properties, is an entirely unsuitable bright and cheery color, one that is liable to attract attention, and get you spotted and subsequently … Read more

Kentucky State Knife Laws

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Kentucky is a solid state for carriers of knives, and you can own pretty much any kind of knife you want while being broadly allowed to carry the same. That being said, you should be aware that the state statutes do introduce some doubt as to what kind of knife you are allowed to carry … Read more