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Homesteading

How to Build a Potato Box for Almost Free

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One of the staples for many families is potatoes. They can be used to create a variety of different meals and when stored in a cool, dry place, they have a fairly decent shelf life. For long term storage, you can even dehydrate potatoes, so it makes sense to include them as part of your food stockpile. But if you’re…

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EMP

EMP Attack Survival and Preparedness

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Surviving an EMP requires diligent planning. While the basics of survival are all the same no matter what type of disaster you are most concerned about, planning to maintain as much functionality as possible after and EMP, does mandate taking a laundry list of specific precautions. Before you can adequately prepare for an EMP, you must be well-versed in not…

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Survival

5 Options to Get Home from Work When Disaster Strikes

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Bugging out as a concept is very familiar to most in the preparedness world. Less so is “getting home” and I don’t mean heading back after the smoke has cleared, the sirens have gone quiet and the Wi-Fi is, mercifully, back on. Hooray for 4 bars! Getting home contextually refers to heading for home or base if you are caught…

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EDC, Gear

The Best EDC Bags for Everyday Emergencies

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Selecting and equipping yourself with the perfect EDC load is a source of joy and frustration for many preppers, in equal measure. Trying to find the just-right combination of gear and small items to support you as you go about your daily tasks while at the same time keeping you equipped in an emergency is often mildly maddening. In a…

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Survival

3 Tough Decisions You May Have to Make When SHTF

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Every prepper by virtue takes measures against the worst possible outcomes when preparing for a disaster. After all, we are not really worried about the little figurative bumps and dents or even fender-benders out on the great highways of life; we are worried about the 12-car pileup, barrel roll and final, spectacular fireball. And so we strive to prevent such…

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Gear

The Ultimate Guide to Having an EDC Kit

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The concept of Everyday Carry, or EDC, is currently all the rage among adherents on the path to self-sufficiency, and also an interesting distraction for another fraction of the population who enjoy getting a glimpse into another person’s life. You’ll see “pocket dumps” all over social media these days. The things that people carry on a daily basis say a…

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Gear

Overview of the Holosun 403C Red Dot Sight

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Guns used for any purpose, but especially for defensive use, will benefit from the addition of improved sighting systems, and in this era there is no better sighting system for fast and accurate shooting than a red dot sight, or RDS. RDS tech has come a long, long way from its inception, and where once it was a rare and…

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Prepping

How to Prep for a Blackout from A to Z

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Modern societal life has a lot going for it, and not just when it comes to conveniences and niceties. The utilities that make our modern existence possible at all- water and sewage service, internet, electricity and others- are positively marvels of engineering and human ingenuity on a grand scale. Working together, those services provide clean, fresh water while ferrying away…

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