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Gear

The Full List of Bug out Bag Items

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In this introductory article in my Prepping 101 series, we’ll be exploring the contents of the average BOB in greater detail. The first article in this series was an introduction to bugging out as a tool in the prepper toolbox and examination of how bug-out bags facilitate that endeavor. If you have not read that article yet and you also…

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Survival

The Basics of Bug out Bags and Bugging Out

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If you are just coming around to making personal preparedness a routine part of your lifestyle, or are just tooling around on this site, you are bound to see the same terms pop up repeatedly. Like any other group, skill or lifestyle, preppers use their own lingo and nomenclature to easily and quickly relate common ideas and concepts among like-minded…

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Guns

Read This Before Buying a Rifle Scope

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There is almost no task in which you might use a rifle that cannot be made easier by the addition of an appropriate optical sight. From the earliest primitive telescopes to today’s bomb-proof, technology-packed red-dot sights, the right optic is a huge advantage for any shooter. But just like the rifles themselves, not all optics are created equal, and none…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 16 – Oct 7th – 13th 2018

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Hello, Pack. I hope everyone has had a productive and safe week of prepping. We have had a rare week around our survival homesteading retreat – nothing broke! The amphibious vehicle engine rebuild is still a work in progress, but all of the SUVs, trucks, ATVs, tractors, and machinery are all in full working order. Yes, I did just knock…

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Gear

Maglites: Are they Worth It?

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Maglite (or Mag-Lite, if you are a pedant) is one of the most recognized names in flashlights. Around since  1979, their flagship light was and remains a gigantic multi D-cell monster that was a standard tool on the belts of cops, tradesmen and other blue-collar professionals from the 80’s all the way through the 1990’s and early 2000’s.  Many homeowners…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 15 – Sep 30th – Oct 6th 2018

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Hello fellow preppers. I has been a busy and surprisingly productive week here on our survival homesteading retreat. The surprise along the productivity front stems from tasks accomplished even though we got some rain – that of course generated even more mud, and had trouble with the tractor battery….again. Our wood shed is now not only completely full, we have…

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Prepping

How to Make a Faraday Cage for less than $5

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Hey everyone, With all this talk about EMPs and how some or all electronics can be fried in an instant when it happens, it’s time to see what we can actually do to protect our devices. The most popular solution you will find to survive an EMP (apart from learning to actually live without electricity) is to make a Faraday…

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