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

The Best 33 Best Military Watches to Get

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Hikers and outdoorsmen are exposed to some harsh conditions including but not limited to extreme temperatures, submersion in water, and impact damage. The problem with watches is that they’re often very expensive and you don’t always know what you’re getting until you’ve got it. With that in mind, let’s go over some criteria. What do … Read more

12 Crucial Survival Items You Probably Forgot About

A big part of getting ready for various survival scenarios is having the right gear and supplies on hand, what you might call material preparation. As all seasoned preppers know, there is a seemingly limitless amount of stuff that we should have on hand to cover our bases against the most likely contingencies. We need … Read more

30 Kitchen Items that Work When the Power is Out

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Many preppers worry about what they will do in a survival situation, be it long-term or short-term, when the power is out. We are so dependent upon electricity for so much that things will start to go sideways fast when it is unavailable. When the light switches don’t produce any light and the outlets don’t … Read more

20 Last Minute Items to Hoard in Surplus

I like to think that as preppers most of us are already pretty prepared, materially. But I know that in reality some people are new to the lifestyle, and others are just procrastinators. Still others might be rebuilding after the use or loss of their supplies that they spent so long accumulating. What matters is … Read more