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Prepping with Kids– How to Prepare Your Kids for Any Survival Situation

When you read most of the information that’s written for survivalists these days, it almost seems like it’s written for a bunch of guys heading out to the wilderness alone. No wives, no kiddies, just a bunch of guys who are going to go play mountain man and then return back home when things return…

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Products Review: Survival Knife Edition – Buck Knives Vs KA-BAR Vs Zero Tolerance

In the great outdoors, an all around survival knife is one of the most important survival tool that should be found in any survival toolkit. A knife can be used for a lot of things. It can be used for hunting and preparing food and it can also be used in making fire and shelter…

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7 Simple Ways to be More Self-Sufficient for Under $15 a Week

It is possible to become more prepared, without having to spend a fortune. Every step you take towards self-sufficiency is to your benefit, even if it’s a small step. Those steps are still worth taking, because they will ultimately put you in a position of being ready for everything.

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Survival First Aid Kits Review: See What You Get for Under $35

As I always say, it is a practical (and potentially life-saving) idea to always have backups for your backups. So if you have already put together a first aid kit, you should put together another one for your BOB, car or workplace. If you don’t have the time to create another kit, I think it…

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7 Super Effective Ways To Use Chapstick In A Survival Situation.

As such, finding things that work for multiple different things will benefit you greatly in making the most of your survival kit and packing as many things as possible.  Using this simple product can save your life! Photo: thebeautybean.com Keep your skin free from harm in harsh weather conditions. Use Chapstick to protect your skin from…

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20 Essential Survival Uses for Pantyhose

Pantyhose have awesome potential as a multi-purpose tool and deserve a place in your survival kit and is useful for all sorts of things in both temporary and long-term disasters. Photo: urbansurvivalsite.com Here are 20 ways you can use pantyhose for survival: 1. Stay Warm. Wearing pantyhose will help you stay warm. Note: Men may have…

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The Pill Bottle Survival Kit That Could Save Your Life

You can’t carry around lots of survival kits everyday. Most people make small survival kits so that they could easily carry them everywhere they go. Making your own survival kit with the use of a pill bottle is easy. All you have to do is think of the things that you can put in the…

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11 Skills You Need When Forming a Survival Team

While it is always a good idea to learn as much about survival as you can, trying to survive solo is a much bigger challenge than trying to survive as part of a survival team. Surviving solo not only depends on you having all the necessary survival skills necessary to do everything on your own,…

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Bugging Out or Bugging In – What You Need To Realize

There’s a lot of talk today about bugging out in the event of a crisis. It seems like everyone and his brother has a bug out bag and is making plans to head for the hills at the first sign of trouble… at least, it seems that way within the prepping community; I’m not so…

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26 Ways On How To Become Self-Sufficient

1. Grow your own garden Growing food in your own backyard can save you more money like cutting the cost of your groceries or you can avoid on eating out. The cost of fuel these days are increasing rapidly which affects the cost of food. Families with the average income will be the ones who…

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Why Normal Firearms Training Isn’t Enough

Of the many different subjects contained within prepping, firearms are the most controversial. That’s merely a reflection of how they are viewed by society and the controversy surrounding their use. I don’t want to debate that here, because that’s best left to another forum. For the sake of this article, let’s just agree to the…

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5 Survival Uses of Your Broken Mobile Phone

Don’t throw your broken mobile phones away because far from being useless, they can actually be useful during an off-grid survival scenario. In this infographic from dailyinfographic.com, you’ll find out how to make 5 survival tools using some parts from a broken cell phone.

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19 Brilliant Ways to Re-Use Silica Gel

The packets of silica gel found in vitamin bottles, boxes of new shoes, and packages of some food are usually thrown away without a second thought. But these desiccants that absorb moisture can actually be re-used. Mother Nature Network offers the following ways to keep silica gels out of landfills a bit longer… Put packs…

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Off Grid Oven: How to Turn A Cardboard Box into an Oven

This neat little project is about making a makeshift oven using a cardboard box, aluminum foil and other simple items. The finished product is an oven that functions just like your kitchen oven – but without the electricity. Shared from: Safely Gathered In You need: 1 cardboard box (for this method, it needs to have…

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10 Essential Reusable Items You Need To Stock Up On

It’s a good idea to stock up on disposables, like rolls of tissue paper and stacks of diapers for infants, but in a long term survival scenario, having reusable alternatives to these daily items is a much better idea. Not only are washables longer lasting, they also cost lesser to include in your preps. The…

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How To Build A Survival Tool Box

When preparing for a major crisis or SHTF scenario, people usually store food, water, and weapons – the obvious necessities – and they often overlook some other tools are also important. You also need tools such as screw drivers, hammer, and wrenches to repair things when they stop working. How are you going to repair…

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9 Amazing Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide When SHTF

Hydrogen peroxide or H2O2 is the only germicidal agent composed of water and oxygen only. This chemical compound kills disease organisms through oxidation. This chemical compound is also considered as the world’s safest, all natural sanitizer. Hydrogen peroxide will break down into oxygen and water when it reacts with organic matter. Bird Mites Infections According…

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5 Veggies To Plant Once And Enjoy Forever!

Growing a garden is one of the best ways to ensure food security when SHTF. Choosing heirloom or non-hybrid varieties of vegetables and fruits will enable you to save seeds so you can replant your garden each year. Some plants however can be planted once and they will come back year after year, without the…

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8 Critical Survival Uses of Cigarettes

Cigarettes are one of the main causes of death. More than 480, 000 people are dying because of cigarettes. They contribute to a lot of serious health problems and chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, diminished immune function, emphysema, heart disease, and reproductive issues. But cigarettes can be used in survival situations and they can…

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7 Off-grid Projects for Survivalists

Going partially or totally off grid is very doable. There are advantages to not relying too much or completely on commercial electricity; one of which is you save money on bills. Another of course is, it prepares you better in case the grid collapses due to a disaster or other reasons. The following are DIY…

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How To Make A Fishing Hook The Old Fashioned Way

I’ve shared an article before about how to make a fishing hook using thorns. In this post, I’m sharing another tutorial, this one via hedgehogleatherworks.com. It shows a different way to fashion a fishing hook in the style of the primitive people. Materials Making a primitive fishing hook is easy, and you will need natural…

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How To Make Your Own Toothpaste

Proper hygiene is still important when SHTF. There are some items for hygienic purposes that you can make at home in case your supplies are not enough or you run out of supplies in an emergency situation. One way of maintaining proper hygiene is brushing your teeth. Here are three different kinds of toothpaste that…

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Is This The Perfect House For Surviving When SHTF or What?

This cabin is situated deep within the Adirondack State Park in Upstate New York and it is built on top of a cold-war era missile silo. It could just be the perfect abode for surviving an apocalypse scenario… The above-ground home is 2,000 square feet. But if you use the keypad entry to the basement,…

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The 25 Things You Need To Survive a Pandemic

A pandemic has the ability to incapacitate a significant portion of our population, disabling the infrastructure because of lack of manpower and can leave you without any utilities and other services because you don’t know how long it will last. A pandemic may occur if a deadly virus begins to infect our population and spread…

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What You Need To Know About Ebola

Ebola is the term used for a class of viruses that cause the Ebola hemorrhagic fever also known as the Ebola virus disease which is currently spreading at an abnormal rate in West Africa. The initial symptoms of Ebola are the same as the common flu, including fever, headache, malaise, muscle pain, and sore throat.…

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