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Prepping, Survival

Situational Awareness 101

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One of the most fundamental tenets for preppers and other self-defense minded folks is the reminder to “always keep your head on a swivel,” “stay Condition Yellow,” and “Stay aware.” All essentially mean the same thing: stay present, conscious and cognizant of who is around you and what is going on around you. Stay situationally aware. It is good advice,…

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Prepping

10 Ways to Get Free Wood for Your Stockpile

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Talk to any prepper living anywhere it gets cold that isn’t a complete green horn and you’ll invariably find they are passionate about maintaining their supply of firewood come Hell or high water. That’s for a good reason, since exposure to the elements is a sure and rapid killer. Fire is among the most primordial of man’s tools, and though…

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Gear

Bushcraft versus Survival Knife – What is the Difference?

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As preppers, proper gear selection is key for success and all kinds of survival situations. This maxim is all the more true when discussing the most essential and most important types of survival gear. The right boots, the right water filter, the right fire starter and certainly the right type of knife. Chances are if you’re heading into a real…

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Gear

16 Must Have Items for Surviving the Apocalypse

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If you’re just now making your way into prepping as a lifestyle choice and a smart investment in your continued survival, chances are this isn’t the first relevant article you’ve come across on the internet. Even dipping your toe into the ocean of prepper lore available on the web can be a dizzying and intimidating experience. There’s so much to…

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Gear

How Does a Rocket Stove Work?

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Rocket stoves are efficient and hot burning stove concepts and products you have doubtless heard about if you’ve been involved in prepping these past few years. I say both products and concepts because rocket stoves are not just an item you buy over the counter to toss in your bob. Rocket stoves are pretty easily made out of all kinds…

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Home Security and Defense

10 Concealment Furniture Ideas to Hide Your Preps and Valuables

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You might be the best equipped, most decked-out prepper on the planet, but you definitely don’t want to let on that that is the case. Especially when it comes to valuables, weapons and other critical items, a conspicuous display of security in the form of a big, beefy safe, a lockbox or vault might only incentivize thieves and “honest” snoopers…

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Gear

How Long do Bic and Zippo Lighters Last?

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Few are the preppers who will go without fire-starting tools as part of their bug-out kits or even their EDC. Lighters are usually on the frontlines of fire starting duty and among lighters there are two standout options for preppers: the ubiquitous Bic and the legendary Zippo. Naturally, the debate rages over which is best. With the Bic taking butane…

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EMP

How Long Will an EMP and its Aftermath Last

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EMPs: Electromagnetic Pulses. To many preppers, EMPs are seen as the penultimate doomsday event. Be they a naturally occurring phenomenon or the byproduct of man-made superweapons, EMPs are theorized to knock humanity back to an Industrial Age state of being in a literal blink, or perhaps even worse. By disabling or destroying any electrical device that utilizes a circuit board,…

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