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Survival

7 Plants Whose Leaves You Can Use As Toilet Paper

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Do you have enough toilet paper stockpiled to get you through a two month disaster? How about enough to last through a year or longer SHTF, power grid down, TEOTWAWKI-type of event? Before you can accurately even ponder that question for an answer, putting a few stark toilet paper roll realities into perspective is required. On average, there are roughly…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 77: December 29th 2019 – January 4th 2020

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Hello Pack! Happy New Year and new decade! I hope you are all keeping warm and spending plenty of time working on perfecting your survival plan and preps. Because winter is such a long semi-down time on the survival homestead, we call this our “planning season” and have so much fun planning for the spring and summer … before all…

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Home Security and Defense

10 Concealment Furniture Ideas to Hide Your Preps and Valuables

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You might be the best equipped, most decked-out prepper on the planet, but you definitely don’t want to let on that that is the case. Especially when it comes to valuables, weapons and other critical items, a conspicuous display of security in the form of a big, beefy safe, a lockbox or vault might only incentivize thieves and “honest” snoopers…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 75: December 15th 2019 – December 21st 2019

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Hello Pack. We are nearing the end of another year of prepping. I hope it has been a productive, satisfying, and educational experience for all of us. This week on our survival retreat we have been busy with holiday happenings and a birthday party, but have managed to work in some vital prepping, as well. We are back to that…

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Gear

How Long do Bic and Zippo Lighters Last?

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Few are the preppers who will go without fire-starting tools as part of their bug-out kits or even their EDC. Lighters are usually on the frontlines of fire starting duty and among lighters there are two standout options for preppers: the ubiquitous Bic and the legendary Zippo. Naturally, the debate rages over which is best. With the Bic taking butane…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 74: December 8th 2019 – December 14th 2019

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Hello Pack. Hope you are prepping well for both a long-term disaster and Christmas. We finished up some pantry and closet storage projects you may recall me mentioning before. They drug on for far too long because of both weather and other tasks bumping them on our “to do” chapter book. But they are all finally done, used 99% scrap…

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EMP

How Long Will an EMP and its Aftermath Last

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EMPs: Electromagnetic Pulses. To many preppers, EMPs are seen as the penultimate doomsday event. Be they a naturally occurring phenomenon or the byproduct of man-made superweapons, EMPs are theorized to knock humanity back to an Industrial Age state of being in a literal blink, or perhaps even worse. By disabling or destroying any electrical device that utilizes a circuit board,…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 9: A Helping Hand

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After Steve and Ned finished testing the solar generator switch without any issues, they rounded up Jeff and Sammy to go over gun safety tips and do some target practice. Ned instructed Jeff on loading and using the handgun while Steve introduced Sammy to safety, cleaning, and use of the rifle. After about an hour, Jess called them all in…

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