What’s the Max Distance my Ham Radio Will Work?

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As preppers, maintaining your own self-contained methods of long-distance communication is a great idea. When things get really bad, you probably won’t be able to depend on landlines and cell phones, to say nothing of the internet, especially in an emergency situation. However, you will be able to depend on the radio so long as … Read more

How Long Do Generators Typically Last?

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Generators are not only vital for providing your own off-grid electricity in long and short-term survival situations, but also for keeping the lights on and your usual appliances and tools running during common power outages. Be it bad weather, a natural disaster, or a society-toppling event, having a generator on hand will be comforting indeed. … Read more

Is it Okay to Drink Water from a Waterfall?

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Hydration is essential to life and is a critical survival priority. As a resource, it is second only to air in importance. Finding water in the wild during a survival situation or just an extended trek is vital and in such cases what could be more of a blessing than seeing a beautiful waterfall rushing … Read more

Question: What Exactly Is Grey Water?

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We often hear about water conservation and the importance of using less water in this day and age. Especially for homesteaders or anyone living in a place where water is scarce and precious, the pressure is really on to get as much “mileage” from your water as possible. A method that is commonly recommended to … Read more

How Preppers Can Achieve Financial Freedom

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It’s no secret that preppers are preparing for some sort of hard times. Whether it’s a natural disaster, economic collapse, or something else, they know that things could go south quickly. One of the most important aspects of prepping is financial readiness. Many preppers are prepared for physical dangers but neglect to prepare for intangible … Read more

Can You Call 911 Without a Signal?

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Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an emergency and whipped out your cell phone to call 911 only to discover that- oh no!- you didn’t have signal? Talk about from going bad to worse! It is tough to imagine life without our cell phones, not the least of which is … Read more

Practice These 15 Bugging Out Scenarios

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Are you prepared for a disaster? The truth is, no one can be fully prepared for everything, but there are certain things that you can do to increase your chances of survival. One of those things is practicing bugging out. In this blog post, we will discuss 15 different scenarios that you should practice for. … Read more