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How to Rebuild, Repair, and Repurpose Post-SHTF

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  We live in a world of creature comforts and conveniences that many of us take for granted. Many of us are so comfortable in our day to day routine we don’t even realize how dependent we are on those comforts and conveniences. But when SHTF, the world as we know it will quickly become unpredictable. Many of those comforts…

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The Biggest Threats to America Right Now

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America faces many challenges going forward. Some of these challenges are new, some are lurking fears that have never quite perished, but all threaten the safety and security of our nation, in total or in part, and ergo the citizenry. None may be so bad as to completely destroy our country, but all could come at the cost of many…

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Fish Antibiotics for Survival

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One of the major issues many preppers face in preparing for a grid down or SHTF scenario is what to do about illnesses, infections, and injuries that are bound to happen. The world will be in chaos. Doctors and pharmacies will be overrun quickly. Public services will be overwhelmed or possibly shut down entirely. Preparing now, to deal with illness,…

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Weatherization for Preppers

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If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the survival rule of three. This concept says that the average adult can only survive for about three hours in the elements without shelter before experiencing negative effects on the body. Negative effects on the body from exposure to the elements can include everything from hypothermia to…

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What’s YOUR SHTF Plan?

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Everyone has a general plan for any given crisis, the plan, you might call it. This plan will be tailored to fit as many possible SHTF scenarios as possible, improving reaction time and simplifying the response to danger. We’d like to encourage more of our readers to share the nuances of their SHTF plan here on TSB, so in the…

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How to Prep for a Blackout from A to Z

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Modern societal life has a lot going for it, and not just when it comes to conveniences and niceties. The utilities that make our modern existence possible at all- water and sewage service, internet, electricity and others- are positively marvels of engineering and human ingenuity on a grand scale. Working together, those services provide clean, fresh water while ferrying away…

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10 Prepper Myths and Other B.S. that Need to Die

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Old wives’ tales. Hogwash. Myth. Bunk. Pigeon religion. Bull. It goes by many names, but no matter what you call it, information and technique that, for whatever reason, is flat-out wrong but still persists is present in any corner of society. This is certainly true of prepping. Maybe it is tradition. Probably some things spring into the public gestalt thanks…

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How to Make a Faraday Cage for less than $5

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Hey everyone, With all this talk about EMPs and how some or all electronics can be fried in an instant when it happens, it’s time to see what we can actually do to protect our devices. The most popular solution you will find to survive an EMP (apart from learning to actually live without electricity) is to make a Faraday…

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The Full List of Barter Items for SHTF

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Dictionary.com defines ‘to barter’ as: “to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.” In a true survival situation, money basically loses its value (because the most important of the items it can theoretically buy become so valuable), so bartering is much more use. Even so, there are some easily stockpiled, easily carried supplies, many of…

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