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The 14 Types of Bows and Which Is Right for You

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Learning how to shoot a bow should be one of the top priorities on your survival plan. For some reason, picking up a bow often tends to intimitate folks far more than learning how to shoot a gun. Maybe it’s because aiming and shooting a firearm seems like a less complicated process than figuring out how to load and release…

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Best of the Best Survival Gloves

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Sometimes the most practical and important items receive the least amount of consideration in our plans. Among these things gloves might certainly be a contender for the crown as they are vitally important pieces of personal protective equipment that will see more or less constant use in the aftermath of a major disaster. Our hands are the main mechanism through…

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10 Ways to Improve Your Bug-Out Bag

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You might think if you have been prepping long enough that you have your bug-out bag and its load out completely perfect. Down pat. Ideal. Maybe you do, and will end up proving me wrong, but I will still go on and assert that there is always something you can do to improve your BOB itself, or just the way…

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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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How to Make Your Own First Aid Kit

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Whether it’s a small scrape, a heart attack, or a broken bone, the last thing you want in a SHTF scenario is to deal with a medical emergency without a quality first aid kit. Long considered an essential piece of gear, a first aid kit is something that no prepper should ever be without. However, even though you can easily…

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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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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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DIY Your Survival Electronics Kit

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Lions and tigers and EMPs, Oh My! The quintessential survival scenario is an EMP. Power’s out! No pesky fallout to evade! No foreign invaders on our shores (yet!). It’s just me, my family, and a metric ton of ammo. And not a working cell phone in sight. Who could ask for anything more? Regardless of the glamor of an electronic…

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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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