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

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

New Jersey State Knife Laws

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It should be no surprise to anyone even passingly familiar with self-defense concepts that New Jersey ranks as among the very worst states when it comes to ownership and carry of weapons of all kinds. Knives are certainly included. New Jersey’s state statutes are overly long, worded in such a way that officials may spring … Read more

Cleaning Your Swiss Army Knife in 7 Easy Steps

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Is there a more sublime tool then the Swiss army knife? Is there any tool more useful? I don’t think so. The iconic Swiss army knife has accompanied generations upon generations of soldiers, workers, campers, hikers and adventurers afield, allowing them to keep a useful variety of common tools close at hand in their pockets … Read more

Wisconsin State Knife Laws

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Since a 2016 revision of Wisconsin’s existing legislation governing knives, it is now an excellent, pro-knife state which is sure to thrill knife owners of all stripes. There is no category of knife that is expressly forbidden based on its action, features or any other characteristics, and you can carry any kind of knife at … Read more

So, Are Bison Really Dangerous?

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Have you ever seen a bison before? You might know them by their other name, buffalo. Whatever you call them, these huge, shaggy animals are one of North America’s most iconic species. They’re one of the main attractions at many national parks, particularly Yellowstone, where teeming throngs of tourists and nature lovers line up to … Read more

25 FEMA-Approved Emergency Essentials

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For preppers who are just taking their first, tender steps into the lifestyle change that is serious personal preparedness, it is easy to run into information overload. Where should you start? How do you begin? What is most important when it comes to material acquisition? The internet, boundless mine of knowledge that it is, is … Read more

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