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Bugging Out

How to Travel Post-SHTF

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It is one thing to plan and prepare for safe travels before and even during a crisis or a major disaster, but not too many preppers have a plan for how they will travel safely and in good order after a major disaster takes hold. Have you stopped to consider how long you might truly be living in working in…

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Defense

Silk Body Armor: Fact or Fiction?

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Soft body armor has been made from all kinds of fibers both natural and man-made since it was first introduced way back when. Our modern soft body armor, sometimes called bulletproof vests, are typically made from aramid family synthetic fibers, Twaron and Kevlar being two of the most popular. Utra-high molecular weight polyethylene as popularized by Dyneema was also a…

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Gear

The Differences Between a Bug Out Bag and a Get Home Bag

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If you have spent any amount of time looking around general survival and prepping websites, forums and in other readiness-centric communities I have no doubt you will have seen several terms tossed around on the subject of luggage, specifically terms like the ubiquitous BOB, or bug-out bag, and GHB, or Get-Home Bag. Oftentimes, these terms are used interchangeably in prepper…

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Survival

How to Survive if You End Up Homeless

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Contrary to the beliefs of some, homelessness is not a cushy occupation for people who just don’t want to work and would rather instead rely on handouts. No, being homeless is hard, miserable, and is actually a major threat to your health and continued survival. You might not think that being forced to live out of doors without a home,…

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Survival

How to Prep and Survive a City Lockdown

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A government-mandated lockdown order will definitely put a crimp on your week and your weekend plans, but it can also turn into a slow boiler of a survival problem. Aside from ever intensifying cabin fever, mandatory lockdown orders can bring entire cities, even entire nations to a complete standstill with citizens confined to their homes except under the most strictly…

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Survival

What Is SHTF? Meaning and Examples

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It doesn’t matter if you have been prepping for your whole life or just for a week you have no doubt heard of the term “SHTF”. Peppers wonder about when it will happen, how big it will be, and what they will do when it does occur. But what you might not know even if you know what the acronym…

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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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