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Choosing Members for Your MAG (Mutual Assistance Group)

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MAGs, or “Mutual Assistance Groups” are popular concepts for preppers who don’t already have built-in reserves of manpower or backup in the form of large families full of able-bodied members, or several friends in the area who are of like mind. A MAG is little more than a group of preppers, typically with varying skills, resources and advantages to bring…

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How to Prep Gluten-Free

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Gluten-free, gluten-intolerant, gluten-sensitive. It can be hard to keep track of all these different terms and even more difficult to know what they all mean. But, gluten is everywhere in our food these days. So, it’s critical that you understand exactly what gluten is and what it means for your prepping efforts. Here’s what you need to know: What Is…

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How to Start Prepping FAST

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Being overtaken by events that you have absolutely no control over and no way to influence can cause a chunk of ice to form in the pit of your stomach. That feeling of powerlessness is indelible, and often leaves a lasting impression on people that experience it. This is rarely more true than when facing disasters and other paradigm-shifting events…

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Pandemic Preparedness: Full List of 21 Essentials

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A pandemic is a major event, no two ways about it. On the lower end of the intensity scale, they can bring entire nations, and potentially even the entire globe grinding to a halt. On the higher end, civilizations can be severely disrupted, and it may kill a truly unimaginable amount of people; mountains of dead, tens or even hundreds…

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How to Browse Securely Online

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The internet is an amazing place. With just a few keystrokes, you can learn pretty much anything you want. Or, you can use the internet to connect with friends and family who live far away. But, every day, criminals around the world try to use the power of the internet to steal your information. If they’re successful, these people can…

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A Prepper’s Guide to Financial Planning

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Natural disasters. Large-scale warfare. Global pandemics. These are just some of the many things that can upend life as we know it, which is why we preppers know that we need to plan ahead for when things get real. But, while many of us spend countless hours stockpiling food and supplies and preparing our homes for disaster, economic crises can…

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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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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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6 Easy Ways to Save Money Prepping

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Prepping, no matter how you do it, takes a certain financial commitment. Prepping is in many ways a lot like saving in that you have to do without and sacrifice today to ensure a better tomorrow. But unlike traditional piggy banking, you won’t see a return on your investment unless things go wrong, like bad wrong. So while prepping is…

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