This is How Strong Paracord Really Is

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If you ask any prepper what one tool was that they would never go without, they would probably answer paracord. Cordage is always valued in a survival situation, and many other situations besides, but out of all the kinds of cordage you might have paracord reigns supreme as one of the best all-around choices. It … Read more

How Much Wood Do I Need to Heat a House

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Despite the prevalence of electric and natural gas heating, old-fashioned wood heat is still a standby for much of the world and throughout the United States. In a fireplace or in a wood stove, heating a home with wood is reliable and a dependable option for primary or supplementary heating alike. But unlike electric and … Read more

How Long Does Spam Really Last?

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Spam is one of the most divisive canned meats on the market. The folks that hate it claim Spam is mystery meat assembled from the previously rejected and least desirable parts of a pig, and that it has been chemically treated so that it will never spoil. Fans of Spam appreciated for what it is, … Read more

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?

Baquieira gasoline generator

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