15 Survival Items Lying Around Your House Right Now

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If you have put off prepping until very recently, you might well be unprepared for events that follow. Just imagine it… That fateful day comes when the sky literally starts falling, the government implodes or society collapses. The power goes out, the seas roar and the mountains give up their dead, cats and dogs living … Read more

15 Prepper Pantry Essentials to Hoard

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One of the foundational elements of prepping is ensuring that you have enough provisions on hand for yourself, your family and anyone else that you care about to last through the disruption of society that occurs as the result of disaster or crisis. Food, naturally, is never far from people’s thoughts and most of us … Read more

Idaho State Knife Laws

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Idaho is a fairly dependable state for knife carriers. What restrictions they have on type and length are ameliorated for those who have a state-issued or state-accepted concealed weapons permit. If you do not you only run into trouble concerning knife selection if you attempt to carry it concealed. So long as you are carrying … Read more

Hawaii State Knife Laws

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Hawaii is a state that is fairly infamous regarding its restrictions on gun rights, but happily it is far more lenient when it comes to the carry and ownership of knives. Within the state there are some bans on specific categories of knives that, combined with some fairly blurry language regarding what does and what … Read more

10 Bug-Out Bag Items You Completely Forgot About

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Bug-out bags are crucially important components in a prepper’s overall readiness plan, and serve as a mobile store room, armory, medicine cabinet, workshop and even house. No matter what the situation and no matter what you might be facing you will rarely make things worse by grabbing your bug out bag when you head out … Read more

So How Long Will My Propane Last?

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Propane is a versatile, efficient and all-around good choice of fuel for prepping. Propane is just as suitable for running your furnace, hot water heater and stove at home as it is firing up your grill, keeping your workshop or campsite warm with a portable heater or even operating certain kinds of heavy equipment like … Read more

The Case for Repacking Your Bug Out Bag Seasonally

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You can ask any prepper what most scares them, and they will probably tell you that it is being unprepared for a bad situation. Inquire further into what they hold a serious disdain for, and they will probably tell you that it is inefficiency, or wasted effort. Accordingly, most of us will strive to be … Read more

Why Do Tactical Flashlights Have Those Sharp Edges?

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If there is one tool that everyone should carry when they leave the house, it should be a flashlight, and preferably a bright, tough and compact tactical flashlight. These modern lights are incredibly robust and have outputs typically measured in the multi-hundred lumen range, making them more than adequate for basic illumination and also for … Read more

10 Bug-Out Bag Items You’ll Regret Buying

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Every prepper should have handy a bug-out bag, or BOB. This is a central piece of equipment to many disaster and crisis response plans, as it is the BOB which will carry all of the supplies and assorted gear that a person anticipates needing when the time comes to evacuate to someplace safer. If you … Read more

15 Conservative Movies You Should Watch

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Though there is no shortage of big-budget, Hollywood entertainment available through every outlet imaginable these days, it has long been difficult for conservatives to find films that really speak to their life ways and values, or at the very least, films from which conservatives can derive any message or meaning aside from “don’t act like … Read more

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