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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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6 Non-Food Items You Can Vacuum Seal

6 Non-Food Items You Can Vacuum Seal

Vacuum sealing is a fantastic way to preserve food, and if you’re a survivalist, homesteader, or prepper, you’re probably very familiar with them. But did you know that there are a lot of non-food applications for vacuum sealers as well? Most definitely. See, the way vacuum sealers work is by sucking all the air out of the bag and sealing it off. So, anything that might experience degradation by exposure to oxygen (which is many, if not most, items), will be better preserved in a vacuum seal bag. This is especially true if you live in very humid or extreme […]

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Commonly Overlooked Medical Supplies

Commonly Overlooked Medical Supplies

When preparing for medical needs, oftentimes preppers will just make sure to have the standard first aid kit items on hand and assume that’s good. Short-term treatment of wounds, bruises, and scrapes is great, of course. But you have to keep in mind that if you’re preparing for a long-term post-disaster scenario, you’re not just dressing for superficial wounds, you’re preparing yourself for a world without functioning hospitals or clinics. Here are some overlooked medical supplies you might not have thought of stocking up on: 1. Plastic Plastic sheeting or even thick black plastic garbage bags are crucial, especially for […]

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7 Useful Thrift Store Finds for Survival

7 Useful Thrift Store Finds for Survival

It can be overwhelming shopping for survival items, especially if you’re buying stuff brand new. We have dollar store survival product suggestions here, but there’s another goldmine for survival supplies you may not have thought of: secondhand stores. Here are some suggestions for stuff to look for at thrift stores that will be useful in your survival stash. There are a ton of great bargains to be found, and one really great thing about second hand store is that you can find really high-quality stuff for cheap. However, when you’re buying stuff second hand, it may be very cheap for […]

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DIY Homemade Gas Mask

DIY Homemade Gas Mask

In this video, step-by-step instructions and explanations are given for how to construct a gas mask out of material and supplies that you probably already have around the house.  You will need a 2-liter plastic bottle, soda can, duct tape, cotton rounds, rubber bands, and activated charcoal (which you should have around already with your medical supplies).  The mask is not meant to protect against biological or nuclear threats, but mostly just against CS gas or pepper spray.  But it could also be used after a disaster to protect you from harmful airborne particles in damaged buildings that you might […]

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Less Popular Survival Scavenge Sites

Less Popular Survival Scavenge Sites

If you are in an area that has been hit by any sort of disaster that cut off the resupply or resources then it won’t be long before scavenging takes place, or even looting.  People who are ill prepared will be frantic to acquire the resources that they should have been storing and didn’t like bottled water, non-perishable food, camping gear, ammo, and medicine.  Locations like Wal-Marts and sporting goods stores or gun shops will be hit first, they will be completely cleaned out of anything worth taking in a few days, and during that time they will dangerous locations.  […]

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Cigarettes and Booze for Survival   

Cigarettes and Booze for Survival  

  Most people would not think of things as unhealthy as cigarettes and liquor as items that should be stored for survival, but they are not without their uses for post-disaster survival.  Here are just a few ways in which you can make use of these items usually associated with unhealthiness so that you can increase your survivability after a catastrophe.   Stings Insect stings and bites can be treated with tobacco.  Remove the fine tobacco from a from a cigarette and mix it with spit.  Given the taste of cigarette tobacco and the additives in it you might not […]

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Pocket Survival Tin

Pocket Survival Tin

Survival gear is only helpful if you have it when you need it.  Selecting gear that is easy to carry will increase the likelihood that you will be willing to keep it with you more often.  Building a survival tin will make it possible to carry essential items with you at all times.  It can be carried in your pocket, purse, or backpack.  The idea is not to have everything you would ever need, but to have items that would always be beneficial and that you would also be able to carry.  Here a few tips on building your own […]

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Survival Uses for Petroleum Jelly

Survival Uses for Petroleum Jelly

Chances are, you’ve already got a big jar of petroleum jelly in your bathroom.  But did you know that you should have one in your survival stash or bug-out bag as well?  This is a list of a few survival uses for petroleum jelly that might raise your appreciation for the seldom used, 12-year-old jar in your bathroom.   Fire Starter A great addition to your survival preparation is getting fire starters ready in advance.  It’s especially beneficial to have fire starters that can work in wet and windy conditions.  Petroleum jelly is awesome for this.  Simply apply a generous […]

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Three Survival Fire Starters You Can Make With Trash

Three Survival Fire Starters You Can Make With Trash

You can never have enough fire starters, ammo, or bottled water.  This list contains just a few of the fire starters that can be made from items you probably have lying around the home, or potentially improvised even after disaster strikes from resources you could scavenge. Tuna can and cardboard Nearly everyone throws away cardboard and tin cans.  Short, fat tin cans work the best.  Cut the cardboard you have into a strip, or several strips that are about the height of the tin can you have, roll the cardboard into a tight roll and stick it in the tin […]

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Simple Everyday Carry Items

Simple Everyday Carry Items

What items do you want to include in your everyday carry (EDC)?  The list usually starts out the same for everyone, and then it gets longer and longer and more extravagant until you need a 3-day pack to contain it.  But the point of EDC is not to be prepared for everything from an asteroid strike to a zombie apocalypse, the point is to have items that you are going to willing and able to carry with you every single day that will have the most versatility while giving you the minimum hassle. Here are the best basics Knife A […]

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