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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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Survival

Applying SurvivorMan’s 3 Zones of Assessment

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On T.V. plenty of survivalists, commandos, preppers and celebrity survival instructors have proffered all kind of advice for mentally processing the situation you find yourself in. From tried and true classic acronyms to conspicuously “branded” and patented methodology, the info these personalities pump out for the sake of the cameras varies wildly in quality, with only a few exceptions. One…

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Prepping

10 Prepper Myths and Other B.S. that Need to Die

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Old wives’ tales. Hogwash. Myth. Bunk. Pigeon religion. Bull. It goes by many names, but no matter what you call it, information and technique that, for whatever reason, is flat-out wrong but still persists is present in any corner of society. This is certainly true of prepping. Maybe it is tradition. Probably some things spring into the public gestalt thanks…

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Opinion

How the Mainstream Media Makes Preppers Look Bad

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If you were to move away from the circles you normally run in and ask Joe and Jane Public on the street what they thought of preppers and prepping, you’d likely get some responses that will sting your ego, if you care about such things. Their opinions would range from lighthearted mockery to outright character assassination and perhaps even fearful…

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Bugging Out

Bugging out Hygiene 101

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Staying clean and fresh is not just a civil nicety. Far from it, hygiene is a mandate for good health in good times or bad, and a lack of hygiene will quickly result in debilitating illness, disease or other maladies which can sap morale or even lead to incapacitation. Considering how simple and effective even an austere grooming and bathing…

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