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Why You Should Sleep When You’re Trying to Survive

Why You Should Sleep When You’re Trying to Survive

This might be a very confusing title. Sleep while you’re trying to survive, how could that possibly be a good thing? Well, consider this. If you find yourself caught up in a situation in which you will need to fight for your survival, you do need to try to get rest, especially your first night. If you have just been in a plane crash, found yourself lost and stranded in the wilderness with no way to call for help, driven out of your home or community by a disaster, terrorism, or war, etc., you will most likely be exhausted. Either from the […]

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Why Survival Skills Matter

Why Survival Skills Matter

How often have you had a friend or even a family member look at you as though you’ve lost your mind and asked you why you do what you do? Why do you need those survival skills? They tell you that you can just buy your food at the grocery store and that you can go to the doctor if you are sick. While that’s true, and that’s what you are probably already doing, you know that tomorrow is not promised. You have no idea what could be coming down the line, and you know just how important it is […]

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Tips for New Survivalists and Preppers

Tips for New Survivalists and Preppers

When you are new to prepping, it is quite easy to be overwhelmed by all the things you need to do. It can be difficult to know where to begin and what you should be doing to increase your readiness for whatever comes your way. The following are some simple tips you can use to get a better handle on the situation. Learn something new every day. Knowledge is your friend and you want to add to that knowledge as often as possible. However, you can’t rely only on skills gleaned from the web or from books. You need to […]

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3 Pieces of Survival Gear You Will Never Use

3 Pieces of Survival Gear You Will Never Use

When you start gathering supplies for your survival you will probably start as most do with the basics.  You probably already have a supply of non-perishable food, bottled water, and tools like knives and fire starting supplies.  But where do you stop?  These days there is a real market for survival supplies, and supply has definitely risen to meet the demand, and maybe a little beyond it.  As practical as the concept of preparing for survival is, not every piece of gear to do so is equally as practical.  These are just a few of the items on the market […]

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Essential Skills for Survival Newbies

Essential Skills for Survival Newbies

Few of us are former Green Berets or grew up in the Alaskan wild. In the event that we might need to transition from our soft modern lives to primitive ones, even if only until we can find our way back to civilization or get rescued, will probably be rough.  But it doesn’t need to be one that we face blind. Many of the skills that we would require to survive after a disaster or a zombie apocalypse are ones that we can work on in our spare time and can even be enjoyable. Fire starting One of the most basic […]

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