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Here’s How to Survive an Armed Robbery

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The stick-up is a crime nearly as old as time: a robber, sometimes more than one, threatens you with harm or death if you don’t part with your valuables. It is one of the first proper violent crimes many criminals commit, and one of the most common threats in many places, rural or urban, all around the world. The simple…

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Thanksgiving Survival Lessons from The Pilgrims

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Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, fellow preppers. In our politically correct society, this honored tradition of sitting down to a massive family meal and giving thanks for all of our many blessings, will surely bring about controversy again this year. The liberal talking heads on television will be bickering about Christopher Columbus, the pilgrims, and Native Americans as the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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