Ok, Why Are MREs so Expensive?

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The MRE, or meal-ready-to-eat, is a standby field ration staple of military service but also beloved, if not enjoyed, by preppers, hikers and anybody who wants to keep long lasting, safe food stored in pretty much any conditions. Love them or hate them, there is no denying that these ubiquitous, pouched meals can survive pretty … Read more

3 Methods to Remove Heavy Metals From Water

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Preppers are always worried about cleansing and purifying their water, and they should be: bacteria, viruses, amoebas, prions, dirt, debris and minerals are all present in found water supplies, and you definitely don’t want them in your body. Any of them can make you gravely sick, potentially even kill you. You can’t afford the first … Read more

Fighting Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

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When you discuss knives – especially tactical and/or survival knives – there is always the possibility that the subject of self-defense will come up. When it does come up, it often seems like the people having the discussion don’t really distinguish between survival knives and combat/fighting knives. What’s the difference between a survival knife and … Read more

Tactical Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

It seems like the terms ‘tactical’, and ‘survival’ have become interchangeable when it comes to the knives. If you’re looking to get into knives, whether it’s to collect or carry them, you may have heard people talking about tactical and survival knives; and usually average Joes don’t know the difference between the two. What’s the … Read more

Top 22 Survival TV Shows to Watch

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I used to love watching TV when I was a kid. There were specific shows that would come on that I would tune into: Batman: the Animated Series, Dragon Ball Z, Courage, the Cowardly Dog… I’m showing my age, aren’t I? With that said, I wasn’t the biggest fan of educational shows. There were a … Read more

31 Pinto Beans Recipes for Preppers

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Every prepper knows the value of beans for the stockpile, and will have cans or dried beans stored. Pinto beans get their name from the Spanish for speckled bean, frijol pinto. In northern Mexico and the southwest of the U.S., they are the bean most likely to be produced, and across the U.S. are served … Read more

The 26 Best Survival Movies to Watch

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I love watching movies when I get the time and I have a particular fondness for action movies. Action movies tend to cross paths with the horror, science fiction, and, of course, survival sub-genres. Now, educational films have been around for forever and a day and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. There are many … Read more