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Survival

10 Ingenious Uses for Sandbags

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Sandbags. One tool that is indispensable for dealing with rising water, be it from a river that has crested its banks or a biblical deluge that is turning a once dry suburb into a drowned wasteland. Sandbags are laborious to fill and take time to emplace, but there is little that can do what they do for preventing and mitigating…

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Survival

How To Buy Your First Bow

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Even though buying a used bow would make learning the new survival skill cheaper, it could cause more problems during the training process. A used bow could have a hairline crack or other problems caused by damaged or poor maintenance that may greatly inhibit your ability to aim, draw, or release the arrow. You do not need to purchase the…

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Survival, What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 66: October 13th 2019 – October 18th 2019

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Hello, Pack. I did not get much active prepping done this week. Two of our grandchildren have birthdays in the same week, so celebrating and finishing up homemade gifts took up a lot of my time. I spent a lot of time at the barn on kidding watch, but Pearl still has not given birth yet. I swear, these kids…

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Guns, Survival

Steps to Getting Your Federal Firearms License

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Getting a federal firearms license (FFL) is not as difficult as many folks seem to believe, but it does require completing copious amounts of government forms, and paying a fairly nominal licensing fee. A federal firearms license is issued by the United States federal government to businesses, individuals, and partnerships. The FFL allows a person or an entity to sell,…

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Survival

Surviving a Nuclear Weapon

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Thanks to increased international tensions, rogue regimes and increasingly larger misplaced amounts of nuclear material, the old standby Cold War-era crisis situation is becoming a topic of some discussion. I am talking, of course, about the detonation of a nuclear weapon. The Bomb. The prospect of surviving a nuclear strike may seem impossible thanks to depiction of their titanic power…

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Survival

95 Ways Preppers Can Use Duct Tape for Survival

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Whether you’ve always called it “duck” tape or “duct” tape, this waterproof adhesive tape has existed since the early 1940’s. First manufactured by the Permacel division of Johnson and Johnson, to meet the needs of the military, it was called “DUCK” tape because of its waterproof feature. But by the mid-1940’s, “duck” tape was being used to seal leaky aluminum…

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Survival

How to Make a Basic Emergency Plan

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If you pay any attention to the state of affairs in our world, it’s easy to see that there is danger around every corner and sometimes right in your own home. There’s really no way to avoid every single dangerous situation. Emergencies just happen, and to make matters worse, they are so often completely unpredictable. In the case of natural…

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Survival

The Best of the Best Survival Apps

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Nowadays, everyone takes their phone everywhere. With the advent of smartphones including high speed internet, GPS and even thermal cameras, our phones can become much more than simple contact machines. In each category in this article I have found the very best apps to improve your chances of survival in tough situations, and provide accurate, up to date information on…

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Survival

Yellowstone Caldera Eruption: What to Expect

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Mt. Vesuvius. Mt. Saint Helens. Krakatoa. Kilauea. Famous volcanoes, every one, and all have histories as great destroyers and disruptors of civilizations. Here in the U.S., the relatively recent eruption of Mt. Saint Helens is remembered for its severe local destruction and regional effects. But there is another volcano in the continental U.S., one that is possessed of destructive might…

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Survival

How to Survive Fires and Wildfires like a Firefighter

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Have you thought about what you will do when you can’t call the fire department during a long-term disaster? If not, you are among a high percentage of preppers who have neglected to work this fire preparedness into their survival plan. As preppers, we know calling 911 will not be an option during a SHTF situation, so we plan to…

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