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The Most Reliable Brands of Duct Tape Money Can Buy

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Duck tape, also known as “duct tape” has been in use since the early 1940’s. Believe it or not, it was first manufactured for the military and called “duck” tape, because it was waterproof. It wasn’t until the mid-1940’s that it became popular for HVAC use and thus was called “duct” tape because of its ability to effectively seal HVAC…

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Top Survival Items for your Wallet

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When putting together your everyday carry kit, you need items that can easily be concealed. These are typically small, lightweight items that you can keep in your pocket. You also want to focus on items that you can keep with you 24 hours a day. If you are like me, you probably never let your wallet out of your sight.…

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The “Perfect” Urban Survival Kit [PDF Checklist]

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Surviving a short term disaster or a long-term crisis in an urban environment presents its own share of challenges and advantages. A towering hive of steel and concrete is a unique environment harboring things that can both help and hurt you, the same as any other biome, be it a dry, scorching desert or a lush and gloomy forest. Surviving…

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Full Review of Breathing Mobile Washer

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We all know doing laundry at home certainly contributes to higher utility costs for water and electric or gas. Whether to save money, skip the dreaded laundromat trips, be more eco friendly, or simply as an alternative method of doing laundry during a power outage, many people are turning to low-tech laundry methods like the breathing mobile washer. For those…

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32 Important Pieces of Survival Gear You Should Have

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The items you carry in your EDC, your GHB, or your BOB can vary significantly from one individual to the next. Part of this is due to differences in knowledge, skill level, budget, and geographic conditions. Crisis situations, both minor and major, happen to people all around the world on a daily basis and I would venture to say that…

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A Quest for the Perfect Get Home Bag

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Most regular readers of this and other preparedness-oriented blogs will be plenty familiar with the acronym BOB, or Bug-Out Bag. Other classes of packed kit you have no doubt heard of are Go-Bag and INCH Bag (I’m Never Coming Home). One you may not have heard of or conceptualized is a Get-Home Bag, and that’s the topic of this article.…

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The Top 20 Affordable Survival Products on Amazon

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What a time to be alive. No longer does any actual or would be prepper have to get dressed and drive into town to shop for needed items and equipment. Right from the comfort of your home, in your jammies or your birthday suit, on your desktop or on your phone, you can have nearly anything in the world sent…

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The Best EDC Bags for Everyday Emergencies

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Selecting and equipping yourself with the perfect EDC load is a source of joy and frustration for many preppers, in equal measure. Trying to find the just-right combination of gear and small items to support you as you go about your daily tasks while at the same time keeping you equipped in an emergency is often mildly maddening. In a…

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The Ultimate Guide to Having an EDC Kit

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The concept of Everyday Carry, or EDC, is currently all the rage among adherents on the path to self-sufficiency, and also an interesting distraction for another fraction of the population who enjoy getting a glimpse into another person’s life. You’ll see “pocket dumps” all over social media these days. The things that people carry on a daily basis say a…

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