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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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The Ultimate Guide to Home Defense and Home Invasions

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A strong home defense plan is more than just a willingness to grab a gun or bat and tip-toeing off to investigate some bump in the night. A strong home defense plan will actually include layered, overlapping protective elements and defenses, some active and some passive. Some may eschew anything more than rudimentary preparation but this is a grave mistake;…

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59 Baking Soda Uses You’ve Never Thought Of

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Are you stockpiling baking soda? If not, you should be. The incredibly inexpensive little boxes of sodium bicarbonate compound boasts copious amounts of medical, household, and outdoor uses. Baking soda contains nahcolite (a mineral) and is recovered from dissolved mineral springs. It consists primarily of organic oils and crystalline grains. Getting rid of refrigerator odors and stirring it into baking…

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Stocking Up on an Afternoon at Wal-Mart or at Amazon

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Living in the Internet Age of Information Bombardment, it’s easy to get entranced by the idea that you’ll need the one, perfect specialty item or piece of equipment to tick off that box on your prepper checklist.  True, there is a wide world of specialty gear out there, and some of it is nothing short of amazing, and well worth…

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Essential Pieces of Gear to Have In Every Emergency Survival Kit

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Discussions or guides that offer recommendations about what supplies and items you should have in what quantities in to order to survive a given type of disaster are common. No two crises and climates are alike, and so this format has merit. Differing climates and situations mandate different approaches. I myself might have written more than a few paragraphs just…

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