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Camping

Try These Tricks Next Time You Go Camping

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Camping can be so much fun, especially when you go with your family or with a group of friends or colleagues. There are different levels of camping from survivalist/life off the land camping, where you primarily use what’s available from nature around you, to campground camping which has different levels of luxuries and activities available, and all the way through…

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Prepping

Fish Antibiotics for Survival

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One of the major issues many preppers face in preparing for a grid down or SHTF scenario is what to do about illnesses, infections, and injuries that are bound to happen. The world will be in chaos. Doctors and pharmacies will be overrun quickly. Public services will be overwhelmed or possibly shut down entirely. Preparing now, to deal with illness,…

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Prepping

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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Home Security and Defense

11 Things for Your Home Security Before SHTF

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Checklists are great for any procedural operation, especially when the task is high-stakes. Pilots, astronauts, submariners and your author all use checklists to ensure nothing of importance is forgotten before commencing operations. Where even the keenest mind may forget, paper remembers even in a stressful situation. Checklists have much utility for your average prepper, from tracking your needed acquisitions of…

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Guns

Review of the North American Arms Mini-Revolvers

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In a perfect world, one where we always get our way, events do not conspire against us and our dreams unfurl before us like a plush rug, we will always be able to carry the gun we want for self-defense. We would never have to compromise. We would never have to part with our favored pistol. We would never be…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 29 Jan 13th – 19th 2019

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It has been an awesome week of prepping here on our survival homesteading retreat, and I barely had to lift a finger. Bobby and I spent several hours mapping out our spring, summer, and fall improvement plans – and it was an incredibly productive blast! As I have noted before during my weekly prepping updates, we have been talking about…

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Guns

Top 10 Places to Find Ammo Cans

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Ammo cans and prepping go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like cheese and crackers. Like, well, you see where I am going. There is hardly a shooter or prepper alive that does not have at least a couple of these sturdy, reliable green cans around, packed with ammunition or loaded magazines. Ammo cans are rugged, highly water resistant and…

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Survival

The Single Most Probable SHTF Event

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Most preppers are preparing for some specific crisis event. Just ask them and they’ll tell you. Most of the explanations you’ll get will feature some natural or man-made disaster of nation- or world-ending severity. You’ll be regaled with tales of EMP strikes, massive solar flares and other cosmic mayhem, a global Ice Age, economic collapse, nuclear world war, zombie outbreaks,…

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