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5 Boring Survival Items You’ll Be Glad You Stocked Up On

5 Boring Survival Items You’ll Be Glad You Stocked Up On

When it comes to survival, it’s tempting to stock up on the most exciting items for disaster preparedness. Things like weapons, ammunition, flashlights, paracord, tactical backpacks, etc. are probably what you get the most excited about buying, but there are many very boring everyday items you want to make sure to stock up on. These items are also probably a big part of your daily life, which is perhaps why they might not be too exciting. The good news about this is that since you do buy items like this frequently and they tend to be very inexpensive, you can […]

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How to Find Time to Prep

How to Find Time to Prep

There is so  much we all need to be doing to prepare for come-what-may. It’s easy for us to sit around on this site and warn you of all the possible threats to our safety or survival, or to give you loads of advice on what you should be doing to prepare and get yourself ready. Train in self-defense. Stock up on food and water. Learn how to hunt. Learn how to shoot. Plant a garden. Learn to tie knots. Learn how to preserve food. Learn wilderness survival skills. The list goes on and on. We do realize that, if you’re […]

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Planning Your Bugout Bag: Don’t Forget About Winter

Planning Your Bugout Bag: Don’t Forget About Winter

If you are planning your bugout in the spring or summer, don’t forget to think about preparing for inclement weather. That could be a deadly mistake. You may not have the luxury of having to bug out on a beautiful spring day. It might happen in the dead of winter. If it does, are you truly prepared? Do you have the items you need in your bugout bag? Do you know how to deal with the harsh temperatures and the falling snow? Is your vehicle ready to handle the messy streets? Here are some tips that will help. You need […]

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Why You Need to Prepare for Weather

Why You Need to Prepare for Weather

If you are going to prep for any disaster, it should be weather related. This is the #1 most pertinent kind of survival prep, because it is the least predictable. The possibility of war may come and go, terrorist attacks are growing more likely every day but still aren’t widespread, martial law is practically just a conspiracy theory, and you’re sure to see The possibility of war may come and go, terrorist attacks are growing more likely every day but still aren’t widespread, martial law is practically just a conspiracy theory, and you’re sure to see an economic meltdown coming […]

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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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Survival News: Attack in London One Year After Brussels Bombing

Survival News: Attack in London One Year After Brussels Bombing

Exactly one year ago today, Brussels, the cosmopolitan capital of Belgium, home to the EU and NATO headquarters, experienced a devastating, violent, terror attack that ripped the city apart. In two separate bombings, the city’s main airport and a busy, rush hour subway station were struck, killing 32 and injuring over 300. The attack came in the midst of a heated debate over the security risks of mass migration from war-torn, Middle Eastern countries, and were sadly confirming to those who had been concerned. Since this tragic event, Europe has continued to see rising crime rates, several terror attacks in […]

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Bug Out Bag Training (Video)

I found this video recently and was pretty impressed with this man’s dedication to training with his bug out bag. This is serious stuff, and honestly, anyone who’s planning on bugging out should take note. He fills up his pack and runs a certain distance, to see how he can manage with the supplies he has packed up, and strengthen and condition his body for a bug out. If you fill up your pack with everything you need and don’t actually train yourself to carry it for long distances, it might not actually be worth anything at all to you, […]

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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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Your Top Five Priorities Before the Next Crisis

Your Top Five Priorities Before the Next Crisis

Throughout eight years of Obama, many people got deep into prepping, feeling that he was leading us to impending doom. Now that Trump is in office it might be tempting to those same people to relax and hope for growth and security, while those who felt hopeful during Obama’s presidency are turning into the preppers. Whether you love or hate Trump, there are always many possibilities for the next big crisis to hit the US or the world, and if you’re just getting into prepping or are a seasoned veteran, you can never be too vigilant or too prepared. These are […]

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The Time for Procrastination Is Over

The Time for Procrastination Is Over

Many people out there really like the idea of prepping and learning survival skills. They know just how important it is to start gathering the supplies they need and gaining knowledge of how to survive in the wild. Even though they know it is something they should do, and they may have even halfheartedly started a few times, they continue to procrastinate. These people are going to be angry if there comes a time when they really could have used those survival skills and some extra water. They were the ones that knew it was important and still chose to […]

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Dressing for Survival   

Dressing for Survival  

  We’ve all probably heard the phrase “dressed for success”, and while it’s doubtful that the phrase originated from anything to do with survival, it certainly holds true for survival.  Your clothing will be your primary shelter in a survival scenario, and it might be your only shelter.  The wrong clothing could get you killed, and what works in one scenario might not work in another.  Here are some tips to keep in mind when about what you might need out of your clothing to increase your chances of survival.   Cotton kills. The hoodie that you wear to stay […]

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Secrecy of Prepping

Secrecy of Prepping

Prepping is very important to you. You are getting all the items you need for you and your family to survive, and you are learning the skills you need to make you more independent. You are probably proud of this as well, and you should be. However, this doesn’t mean you should be advertising to people that you are a prepper. Think about all the people that have been on those prepping television shows. Everyone in their neighborhood now knows where they should go in case of an emergency, and this could end up putting their family in danger. We’ve […]

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