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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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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 49: June 16th – June 22nd 2019

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Hey, Pack. It has been another busy, productive, and slightly muddy week here on our survival homestead. We have been tending to our garden primarily for the past several days. Our chicken, duck, and guinea flock is immensely enjoying the ultra spacious run on their new coop. Eggs are so much easier to get since there are small doors 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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Camping

37 Camping Essentials to Bring With You

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Bring these items and you’ll camp well without having to load up the whole household. We have all seen those campers that bring everything, including the kitchen sink. On a camping trip on the East Coast of Africa, I met an elderly couple that had arrived with a 5 ton Bedford truck, driven by their driver/butler/general factotum, a 4×4 vehicle…

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DIY, Recipes

How to DIY Powdered Milk at Home

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Although many folks don’t think it is possible, you can dehydrate milk at home without the need for extremely expensive equipment. Dehydrating dairy products is often thought of as too arduous of a task, but I haven’t found it difficult at all to successfully dehydrate sour cream, cottage cheese, cheese, and even milk in my under $100 dehydrator. To dehydrate…

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Opinion

The Real Truth About Executive Order 13603

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you’ve probably heard a ton of news reports and people talking about Presidential executive orders, especially executive order 13603, signed by Barack Obama in 2012. But what is an executive order (EO) and is it different than a law? How often do executive orders happen? And if an executive…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 47: June 2nd – June 8th 2019

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Hello Pack. It has been a super productive and mostly sunny week here on our survival homestead. Our awesome new chicken, duck, and guinea coop is now finally complete. We turned two freebie rabbit hutches – after we removed the skeletal remains of the rabbits that had been it and thoroughly disinfected it. The young flock members we hatched and…

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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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