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Survival News: Mike Pence Says Peaceful Resolution in North Korea Still Possible

Survival News: Mike Pence Says Peaceful Resolution in North Korea Still Possible

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence said today that denuclearization of the North Korean peninsula is still possible without conflict. This reassuring statement came after weeks of mounting fears of war with North Korea, and President Trump’s constant warning that the US will do everything possible to protect South Korea and the US mainland from the nuclear threat of North Korea. Pence feels reassured that warmed relations between the US and China has made the possibility of peace more tangible, and feels confident that increased understanding and cooperation between Washington and Beijing is the key to restricting North Korea’s nuclear program without […]

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4 Tips on Growing Bananas (Video)

4 Tips on Growing Bananas (Video)

If you are able to grow bananas in your climate, you absolutely should! This incredibly fruit is the ultimate survival food. It is an excellent source of calories and nutrients, and people around the world have relied on banana as an essential source of food for centuries. This video gives some great insight into how to grow healthy, happy organic bananas. Enjoy! Survival Preparedness Boils Down to This… Is Doomsday Finally Upon Us?  Have You Considered Going Paleo? Read This First… Related Post Top 3 Plants For Your Survival Garden 10 Gardening Tips For Survivalists Simply Homegrown A Natural Spray […]

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Urban Foraging: A Guide (Infographic)

Urban Foraging: A Guide (Infographic)

You’ve probably heard the expression “food desert” as applied to urban areas that don’t have reliable access to fresh, whole foods. Well, in a survival situation, it’s easy to imagine that many urban areas will be landlocked from any kind of reliable wild edibles, too. But this is not the case! Plants grow everywhere, even in food deserts! These common North American edibles can easily be found in cities as well, in parks, plant boxes, even between the cracks in the sidewalk. This fantastic infographic was put together by the folks over at Notey.com, and it’s an invaluable resource for […]

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Survival Skills Many People Forget to Learn

Survival Skills Many People Forget to Learn

If you have been prepping and learning about what it takes to survive in different situations when the world decides to go downhill fast, you might think you have all the skills you need to do well. You know how to hunt, make fires, and build shelters. However, there are at least a few things that you still need to learn. The following are some of the most common skills that people tend to forget or ignore, but they can come in very handy. Dealing With Car Trouble If you plan to bug out, or if you need to get […]

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Unexpected Survival Items You Should Stock Up on Now

Unexpected Survival Items You Should Stock Up on Now

It’s easy to think of the basics. Freeze-dried food, first aid supplies, clean drinking water, blankets, etc. But there are a number of surprising survival items that you should be stocking up on as well, that might not immediately come to mind. Your life in a survival situation or after a disaster won’t look like it does now, so there are certain needs you might not anticipate. This is a list of several unexpected survival items you shouldn’t discount the value of! 1. Bandanas: you’ll want to look cool in any survival situation, right? Just kidding. While bandanas might be very […]

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Why You Need to Take Care of Your Feet

Why You Need to Take Care of Your Feet

When you are out there just trying to survive, you need to take care of yourself. Your mind and your body are the most important tools you have, so if something goes wrong, you could be in serious trouble. One of the areas that tends to cause problems for many people is the feet. The Dangers of Trench Foot Trench foot, or immersion foot, can occur when you are exposing your feet to moist and watery conditions for long periods. Hiking through the mud and constantly wading along streams can cause issues with your feet including blistering, cracked skin between […]

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How to Store Gasoline for Survival (Video)

How to Store Gasoline for Survival (Video)

Gasoline will be one of the most coveted and important resources after a disaster. It is vital to store as much as you can, but it is also incredibly pertinent to do so safely, as it is a toxic and flammable substance. This video is a great discussion on the best way to store gasoline, using the right kind of containers, as well as things you can do to extend the shelf life of your precious liquid gold. Check it out: Are You Prepared for This Deadly Threat? Complete Health Transformation Without Drugs or Surgery… Having Trouble Sticking With Paleo?

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Why You Should Always Have Activated Charcoal

Why You Should Always Have Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is one of the most important first aid items to have in your bug out bag, preparedness first aid kit, or home medicine cabinet. It is one of the most important tools in removing impurities and toxins of all kinds, and has a ton of different applications. You can typically buy it in tablet or capsule form, and you should stock up on this. It’s not always easy to find at a regular grocery store, but health food stores always have it. The way it works is by absorbing toxins, either when taken internally or applied topically. If […]

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Antifa Crash Free Speech Rally in Berekely

Antifa Crash Free Speech Rally in Berekely

Over the weekend, the political tensions that have ravaged our country over the last year came to a head in the form of violence in the streets in the historically liberal college town of Berkeley, California. Berkeley was the site of the famous free speech rallies of the 1960’s in protest of the Vietnam War, and more recently, violent riots erupted in response to famed alt-right speaker Milo Yionnopolous giving a speech at the notoriously left-leaning University of California Berkeley campus. Over the weekend, conservatives and Trump supporters had planned a Patriot Day Free Speech Rally, which was crashed by Antifa protesters, […]

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Survival News: Pence Gives Stern Warning to North Korea

Survival News: Pence Gives Stern Warning to North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence addressed concerned Asian nations today, assuring our allies and North Korea that if provoked, the US would respond with full force. In a statement made while standing less than 100 feet away from North Korean soldiers in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Pence told reporters that Pyongyang needed to understand that President Trump’s administration’s approach in dealing with North Korea would be different than that of previous administrations. “We’re going to abandon the failed policy of strategic patience,” he said. “But we’re going to redouble our efforts to bring diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea. Our […]

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How to Make Traditional Bone Broth

How to Make Traditional Bone Broth

In my last post and earlier this week, I covered the ancient art of sourdough bread making, which has been used for centuries and is still a very relevant survival and self-reliance skill today. Sourdough, as well as other forms of naturally fermented foods, have become quite trendy recently, although really, they’ve been around as long as known civilization. Another trendy foodie trend that is a very simple, and useful, skill, is how to make bone broth.  There are many incredibly health benefits of bone broth, which is one of the reasons it is so popular currently. But for a survivalist, […]

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How to Make a Basic Sourdough Loaf (Video)

How to Make a Basic Sourdough Loaf (Video)

I recently posted instructions on how to make your own sourdough starter, and it was received quite well. I thought I’d share a video on how to make the actual bread, because while it is similar to traditional active dry yeast, there are definitely some important techniques and nuances. Please note, this is just one of many methods. You’ll have to experiment with flours,  your starter, your methods, and see what works best for you. But it’s always great to see what real pros do, and this video is perfect for a more technical tutorial. Are You Prepared for This […]

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Survival News: North Korea Unveils New Missiles

Survival News: North Korea Unveils New Missiles

Amid rising tension between the US and North Korea, the rogue communist nation celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with a full regalia military parade. Featured in this parade was the unveiling of what were apparently new missiles that North Korea clearly wanted the world to see. It is unclear whether or not the missiles are in fact as technologically advanced as the North Korean Central News Agency claims they are, but if they were, it would mean the small yet aggressive Asian nation has more advanced missiles than the West had thought. This comes in the […]

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Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Right now, where I live, it’s that ideal time of year in between winter and summer, when we don’t need to use the heater or the air conditioner. This is very effective for our electricity bill, but for many, neither heating or indoor air conditioning are an option. Air conditioning is certainly a modern luxury that many live without, and we never know how long we’ll continue to live in a world that supports such a heavily grid-reliant convenience. Whether you live off-grid, go camping frequently, or simply don’t have air conditioning, here are some tips for how to stay cool without it: […]

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Tips for Hunting Turkey

Tips for Hunting Turkey

Turkey is a delicious bird, and if you want to have turkey on the table, you need to learn how to hunt them properly. These creatures are wily and they can be very skittish, so it will take some practice, and the following tips should help you on your journey. The birds have very good eyesight, and you can be sure they are looking for humans so they can do their best to avoid them. This means you want to go slowly through the woods, and you want to wear camouflage to help hide your human shape from those keen […]

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Four Common Malfunctions for Semi-Automatic Handgun

Four Common Malfunctions for Semi-Automatic Handgun

“The loudest sound you’ll ever hear in a life or death situation is a click.” Guns are tools like any other, and this means they’re not immune to malfunction. The trouble is, if you’re relying on your firearm to defend yourself, you need to be able to fix these malfunctions as quickly as possible so they don’t cost you your life. This video covers four common semi-auto handgun malfunctions, and how to fix them. Remember, practice makes perfect, so be sure to train for these malfunctions. Simply knowing about them won’t help you! So this video is a great intro […]

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Preparing for Survival on a Budget

Preparing for Survival on a Budget

Prepping for survival means you have the items needed to survive and even thrive no matter what might happen. It could be a natural disaster, economic collapse, or any other number of possible scenarios when the SHTF. Preppers and survivalists know what it takes to survive, and they have the knowledge, along with plenty of items, to make sure they can weather anything that happens. Of course, when you start to look at the items you need, you quickly discover that you need to have a small fortune to get everything that you want! However, the problem with that statement […]

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How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

How to Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

The art of breadmaking is an ancient one, and what is commonly known as “sourdough” is really just the most commonly known version of the way people would naturally leaven bread before commercially available dry yeast packets were available. Now, what does this have to do with survival, you might ask? Well, the short answer is, of course, do you expect to be able to buy dry yeast packets after a big disaster? Probably not…but that also might not necessarily be on the top of your list of concerns, either. The long answer is more about the spirit of survivalism […]

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The Ultimate Clay Cob Oven (Video)

The Ultimate Clay Cob Oven (Video)

I’ve always been really fascinated by all types of off-grid cooking. Not only is it interesting to see how people revive these ancient techniques, but it’s incredibly useful for any survivalist and prepper to know. Not only might you want to get your own home equipped with something like a clay cob oven, but understanding how they work can also be a valuable tool for a survival situation or rebuilding after a massive collapse or disaster. This impressive video features a very cool clay cob oven, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing how it was made and how it works […]

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How to Tell If You’re Dehydrated

How to Tell If You’re Dehydrated

When you are out in the wild and trying to survive, dehydration has a terrible way of sneaking up on you. Before you know it, you could be suffering from this condition, which can cause a host of issues for you, making it very difficult to do much of anything, let alone survive. That is why water is always one of the most important things to carry with you and to find in a survival scenario. When the level of water in your body starts to diminish, you will notice that your mouth feels dry. You will also notice that […]

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Brave Student Stops Active Shooter (Video)

Brave Student Stops Active Shooter (Video)

When a shooting happens, it dominates the news cycle for days. But often, brave men and women are able to stop active shooters before there is much carnage, and they really deserve as much attention as the successful shootings. This jaw-dropping video shows a very brave young student single-handedly thwarting an active shooter on his campus. Using some pepper spray, tact, and a whole lot of guts, he’s able to stop what could have very well been a horrific killing spree. Check it out: Are You Prepared for This Deadly Threat? Complete Health Transformation Without Drugs or Surgery… Having Trouble […]

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Survival News: Military Action in Syria and Strained Relations With Russia

Survival News: Military Action in Syria and Strained Relations With Russia

You’ve probably heard by now that on Thursday night, President Trump ordered 59 cruise missiles to be launched on an airbase in Syria. In a press conference following the event, he explained that this was in retaliation a chemical attack that happened earlier this week in a northern, rebel-held region of Syria, which, despite denial by the Assad regime, was blamed on the Syrian military. Instantly, Trump’s largely enthusiastic base was split. He appeared to do a complete turnaround from the isolationist rhetoric of his campaign, and many of his most outspoken supporters openly criticized this move. The biggest concern […]

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10 Foods You Should Be Growing Yourself (Infographic)

10 Foods You Should Be Growing Yourself (Infographic)

It’s springtime, so if you’re not already planting your survival garden, you should be. While it can take a bit of time, effort, money, and space, to grow a truly self-sufficient garden that will be reliable in a grid-down situation, don’t let that discourage you from taking the first steps towards self-sufficiency now. No matter where you live, odds are you can grow something, even in vertical pots on a small apartment patio or even in your windowsill. This infograhic from ThePrepperJournal.com will give you some ideas of where to start, or rather, what to start! These are the best survival foods […]

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Is Your Body Ready for the Bugout?

Is Your Body Ready for the Bugout?

You have spent time gathering knowledge and skills when it comes to building shelters, hunting, fishing, and choosing the right bugout location when the SHTF. You know how to find game and forage for wild edibles. You have the gear and the supplies you need, and you feel as if you are ready for anything that comes your way. However, you really need to make sure that your body is physically ready for the bugout and everything that lays beyond. Many people do not realize just how difficult it is. You aren’t merely going on a nice hike with a […]

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4 Ways to Fish Without Gear

4 Ways to Fish Without Gear

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So if you ever find yourself in a survival situation, your basic needs will force you to get creative and improvise to survive. If you haven’t built up your knowledge of which wild plants in your area are safe and edible, your safest bet for food in the wilderness is fish. Here are a few simple tips to improvise basic fishing gear so you can survive until rescue!   Make a spear. We’ll show you a few supplementary ways to corral your fish, but the primary way you’ll actually catch them without a […]

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Basic Tips to Survive a Chemical Attack

Basic Tips to Survive a Chemical Attack

In light of these uncertain times, it’s incredibly important to develop survival skills to match any scenario. Today, we’re going to focus on the basics of surviving an attack in which chemical or biological weapons have been used.   What is a chemical attack? A chemical attack spreads toxic chemicals with the intent to cause injury or death. Many different chemicals can be used in an attack, some are even legal and available in typical grocery stores. Industrial chemical factories or vehicles used to transport chemicals can also be hijacked. Harmful chemicals that could be used in an attack include […]

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Know the Dangerous Animals in Your Area

Know the Dangerous Animals in Your Area

How safe do you feel while you are out hiking and camping in the woods? Most people have little fear of the wild animals that share their world. In most cases, the animals tend to leave people alone, and that’s a good thing. However, there may come a time when you are facing down one of those wild creatures, and you might not know what to do. If you want to survive the situation, you need to understand how to deal with that animal. What Is in Your Area? You need to think about the types of animals that live […]

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Survival News: Chemical Attack in Syria

Survival News: Chemical Attack in Syria

Reports have been flooding in from Syria over the last few days that a deadly chemical attack on civilians has taken place. The northern, rebel-held area where the attack took place was turned into a deadly kill zone, and aid workers reported ghastly scenes of sick and dying women and children. 58 people have been killed, including 11 children, and Western leaders, including US President Donald Trump, blame the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, and have called upon Syria’s allies and supporters, Russia and Iran, to prevent another attack of this scale from taking place. Chemical warfare has been a […]

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What to Do for Pneumonia (Video)

What to Do for Pneumonia (Video)

Pneumonia is a seriously troubling illness, and can be life-threatening. Small children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised are particularly at risk if they contract pneumonia. Either during a disaster or regular life, pneumonia is very important to understand, both in how to recognize it, and how to treat it. Trusty prepper vlogger Patriot Nurse shares with us the details of what exactly pneumonia is, and what to do about it. This is vital information, so pay attention! Check it out: If you liked this, you might also enjoy… All Survival Preparedness Boils Down to This… Is Doomsday Finally Upon Us?  […]

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How to Choose a Survival Knife (Infographic)

How to Choose a Survival Knife (Infographic)

I wrote a few weeks ago about how important it is to have a good knife. It’s essentially the most important survival tool you can have, in any situation. I found this infographic recently from Survival-Goods.com and I thought it was a great guide for how to choose that ideal survival knife. It goes over the most important criteria for knife selection, from the blade, to the handle, and even the case. If you are in the market for a good, reliable  knife, definitely take a look at this so you’ll know what to look for. Enjoy!   If you […]

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How to Make Powdered Eggs (Video)

How to Make Powdered Eggs (Video)

Fat and protein can be difficult to store for your survival food stash, so any way in which you can preserve eggs is fantastic. If you happen to raise chickens, you might find yourself with an excess of eggs that you can’t eat all at once, and so making your own powdered eggs is a great way to preserve them long-term. This is way healthier and cheaper than buying powdered eggs in bulk, and it makes your chickens even more sustainable and helpful in your preparedness efforts. This homesteader and prepper shares how he makes his own powdered eggs at […]

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How to Recognize Radiation Sickness

How to Recognize Radiation Sickness

Radiation poisoning is a silent but deadly killer, and it is something we should be taking very seriously in this day and age. Radiation poses a huge threat to life on this planet, both in the form of fallout from nuclear disasters such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and in the event of actual nuclear weapons being deployed. Radiation sickness is something that is very important to know how to recognize, because radiation is impossible to detect with the naked eye. You’ll need to be able to identify the signs and symptoms, so it can be treated right away. Also, the […]

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Blast Kills 11, Injures Dozens in St. Petersburg (Video)

Blast Kills 11, Injures Dozens in St. Petersburg (Video)

In the latest bombing in Europe, a blast that rocked St. Petersburg, Russia today has killed 11 so far, and injured dozens more. One bomb detonated aboard a crowded metro train in Russia’s second largest city on Monday, and a second, far more powerful bomb, was thankfully diffused a few stations away. Putin has confirmed that the bombing is officially being investigated as a terrorist attack, and it seems to have quickly begun to be referred to as such by major media outlets. Police have announced they are looking for a suspect caught in CCTV cameras moments before the attack. […]

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Zeroing in on Handgun Accuracy (Infographic)

Zeroing in on Handgun Accuracy (Infographic)

While a handgun can save your life, it’s not a magical force field that protects you from attackers. It’s useless, and potentially highly dangerous, if you can’t use it correctly. The key is to train, train, train, but there are lots of simple tips and tricks to learn how to aim properly. The better your aim, the more likely your handgun is to do it’s intended job, so it’s something you should be working on constantly. If you’re having trouble aiming, there might be a few minor things you’re doing wrong that are easy to correct, once you’ve identified them. […]

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Starting Tips for Foraging Food

Starting Tips for Foraging Food

If you plan on being able to forage food either in a wilderness survival situation, or after a disaster to give you an advantage over those clearing out the supermarkets at the last second, you’ll probably want to start now. Foraging has many great benefits, even when you’re not doing it for survival. You can learn more about your local ecosystem and plant life, you can save money, you can source food and medicinal herbs locally, and you can, of course, learn where the edible food is in your area. But before you just dive in and start searching high […]

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How (And Why) To Preserve Mint for Medicine

How (And Why) To Preserve Mint for Medicine

Mint is an incredibly easy plant to grow, and has a multitude of medicinal benefits. It is probably one of the very best medicines to grow at home, and also very safe and easy to use for a wide range of maladies. Because it is so easy to grow, easy to preserve, and easy to use, it is one of the best options for you to stock up on for your natural medicine stash. You can grow some in a pot, in your garden, or anywhere on your property, really, and harvest it regularly to add to your stash. Here […]

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How Important Is a Medical Kit for Survival Bugouts?

How Important Is a Medical Kit for Survival Bugouts?

When people are prepping, and preparing to survive in case the SHTF, they always want to travel as lightly as possible. They often look for things that they can cut out of their bugout bag to make things more manageable. While this can be a good idea, you need to make sure that you never remove items that are essential, and the medical kit certainly falls into that category. You never know what could happen when you are out on the road, so you do not want to skimp with your medical supplies. Along with food and water, it is […]

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How to Make “Papercrete” (Video)

How to Make “Papercrete” (Video)

Every heard of papercrete? Well, if you haven’t, you should learn what it is and how to make it right away. It is the ultimate resource for any long-term-minded prepper. It is a sort of concrete block that’s made using recycled paper, and it is incredibly sustainable, affordable to make, and versatile. It would be a great way to build a wide range of survival shelters, as well as a useful skill to know after a disaster, when you are trying to rebuild. It would be a great way to build a wide range of survival shelters, as well as […]

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The Most Overlooked Food Prep (Video)

The Most Overlooked Food Prep (Video)

Hard-core Russian prepper and YouTuber Russian Survival shares this very common and yet overlooked survival food that everyone should know. The food is buckwheat, and apparently it’s insanely healthy for you, and easy to preserve and use. He goes over the merits of buckwheat, how to store it, prepare it, and why every prepper should know what it is. Check it out: If you enjoyed this, you might also like…. Is Your Home Secure? Natural Healing Solutions… Why Everyone is Switching to the Primal Diet… Related Post The 4 Best Survival Foods to Stockpile Now Budget DIY Survival Food Storage […]

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How to Keep Your Teeth Clean in a Survival Situation

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean in a Survival Situation

When most people imagine themselves in survival situations, they think about what they believe are the essentials to staying alive and staying healthy. They want to learn how to procure water and food, they want to know how to go undetected by enemies and how to avoid encounters with dangerous wild animals. Often, the last thing on their mind is what their dentist would think about their teeth during a survival scenario. However, healthy teeth are essential if you hope to live well. Ideally, you will have a toothbrush and toothpaste in your bugout bag and wherever you plan to […]

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