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How To Use Chapstick For Survival

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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How To Use Pantyhose For Survival

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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How To Make A Pill Bottle Survival Kit

It is hard to carry too many survival kits in an emergency situation. Most people make small survival kits so that they could 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…

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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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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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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 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 Reusable Items to Stock Up On Instead of Disposables

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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Survival Tool Box: Why you need one and what should be in it?

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 Ways Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Useful 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 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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25 Things for Surviving 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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How to Survive an Earthquake

Earthquakes can cause a lot of damage to people and property; people might get injured by falling objects; buildings, houses, and roads might collapse due to this natural disaster. Earthquakes are caused mainly by subterranean rocks that move to release tensions. Here are some tips on how to survive an earthquake. 1. Unlike other disasters,…

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How To Make A Paracord Hunting Sling

Paracord is a very useful tool for survival. You can braid paracord into different designs such as bracelets, strengthened cords, pouches, etc. In an emergency situation, you can untie the braided cord and use it to bind, haul, or anything else. You can also make a hunting tool out of a paracord. Here are the…

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How to Use Animal Bones for Survival

Learning how to use everything you see around is important, especially if you are stranded in the wilderness or in a hostile environment. Sometimes the things that you consider as scraps and you normally toss in the trash can be useful. The ancient man is the greatest survivalist – he had learned to use every…

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How To Make A Fishing Spear The Old Fashioned Way

Isn’t it great to be able to walk freely in the wilderness with the skills and knowledge and tools that you have? As a survivalist, you should learn different skills that you can use in the wilderness. One of the skills that you need to know is foraging for food. When you are in the…

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9 Duct Tape Projects for Survivalists

Duct tape is a very useful item for survival purposes. It has a lot uses that can save your life. But aside from being a potential lifesaver, duct tape can also be used to make different DIY projects. Here are the 9 duct tape projects for survivalists: Duct tape kayak You can make a kayak…

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