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  1. 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Emergency Food Storage Area

    Your emergency survival plan will likely include an area where you will store food, water and other basic supplies. This area deserves some special attention, I call it the emergency food supply isle. After all, it is the place that holds the key to you survival. Don't make the mistake of storing your food in an area that promotes the spoilage of the food you have worked hard to collect. The following tips will help you create the best food storage area you can in your home. 1-Enough space...
  2. Winter Storm Preparation

    Winter weather is something we all must inevitably deal with each year. Depending on where you live, your winters may be mild or they could be severe. Each time the cold rolls around, we must prepare not only to handle what might occur in our local area but also what we may face in our travels. Since you never know where a bug out might lead, having some winter storm knowledge in your arsenal is in your best interests. As winter storms roll in, we must really focus on keeping warm....
  3. Feral Dog Dangers

    Something we've discussed many times is how food is going to be a priority after the SHTF. Sure, you are prepared with a stockpile that will last for quite some time and beyond that you have plans to grow your own food. This is excellent, but that does not mean you are out of the woods by any means. Even though you have food to eat, the next guy may not. That makes him a threat that you may sooner or later have to handle and he's not the only threat you may face. The fact of the matter is...
  4. Basic Survival Bunker Needs

    An item a lot of survivalists long for is an underground bunker. Having your own hole in the ground provides a lot of safety and security that the average above ground structure does not. For instance, underground bunkers can be concealed far more easily without the average passerby ever knowing they are there. It is also possible to better fortify and secure an underground bunker. Since there are no windows to break or garage doors to pop off the track to gain entry, it is that much safer...
  5. Enjoy a Concealed Fire with a Dakota Fire Hole

    By now it's no secret that fires are a significant part of any survival plan for purposes such as keeping warm and cooking certain foods. Something else that is important when it comes to survival is the ability to go about your business and remain undetected. By nature, fires are vibrantly colored and produce a glow that can be seen from afar. Also highly visible is the smoke a fire creates. Since these two things can give away your position and therefore put you in jeopardy, why not...
  6. Protection Against Bear Break-ins

    An animal that has been making headlines in recent times is the bear. Whether it is a lack of natural food sources or humans encroaching upon their habitat, run-ins with bears are becoming more frequent. It isn't even a case of a hiker stumbling upon a bear while hiking in the woods that is the sole reason for present day bear worries. Now the bears are instead coming to us and invading our homes. Several recent headlines have demonstrated the drive and desire that bears have when it comes...
  7. Surviving Sleeping in the Great Outdoors this Winter

    When spending time out in the wilderness, be it by choice or because TEOTWAWKI forced us there, there are many dangers with which we can be faced. With fall well underway, the days are getting shorter and the mercury is dipping lower. These dropping temperatures combined with time spent in the great outdoors can be quite the recipe for disaster if you're not prepared for what's to come. Whether you are on a recreational camping adventure, hunting trip, or bailing out after the SHTF, it is...
  8. DIY Waterproof Matches

    It's no secret that fire is important to any survival plan. Whether it is sterilizing drinking water, preparing food, or staying warm, the ability to light a fire is essential. Luckily there are many different ways to get a fire going in a pinch, depending on the supplies you have on hand. Since we all have our own preferences, there are many things you may choose to incorporate in your fire starting plan. One decent option for creating fire is waterproof matches. Possibly the best thing...
  9. The Many Scenarios for which it Pays to Prep

    Each day that we wake up to find the world the way we left it the night before is to most of us a positive thing. The lack of TEOTWAWKI having occurred yet gives us that little bit of extra time to prepare. When it comes to getting ready to face a potentially catastrophic event, having more time to get ready is never bad. Whether you still need to gather a few supplies or get your mind right to face what's to come, knowing it is still possible to get those things done before crunch time...
  10. 5 Potentially Strange Survival Supplies Every Prepper Should Have

    When you get together with prepper friends to compare notes on stockpile supplies or survival practices, it is highly possible they will introduce you to something you did not think of on your own. The supplies and practices of other preppers may actually have quite the impact on you. It could be that they leave you wondering how you could overlook certain things or you may find yourself standing there scratching your head at the bizarre survival scene before you. One of the great things...
  11. Storing Solar Power on the Go

    The world we live in today is very dependent upon wireless devices. Even if you yourself are hesitant to rely on such things, their prevalence in society cannot be disputed. Nearly everyone you see on the street will have a cell phone and many of the vehicles on the road today have some sort of GPS device. These are just a couple of the tools upon which we have to come to depend, but something we need even more than the devices themselves is the power to, well, power them. It is convenient...
  12. Beefing Up the BOV

    In a perfect world we would all have a supped up, off road capable vehicle to use as a BOV. Unfortunately the world is far from perfect and for lots of us such a vehicle is unattainable, forcing us to make do with what we have. Although your daily driver is still better than nothing, the fact of the matter is that it simply may not be up to the challenges you may face after the SHTF. In order to go over it, under it, or around it as the saying goes, the bottom line is that your wheels are...
  13. 5 Alternate Ways to Cook in a Survival Situation

    Being able to sit down and enjoy a warm meal is a great source of comfort. As you feast on a hot dinner, a sense of peace and tranquility overcomes you. Even if the world is in turmoil, for that small moment in time as nourishment enters your body, everything feels much better. You are refueled and rejuvenated and ready to take on TEOTWAWKI. The good, wholesome feelings of a warm meal aside, being able to cook food prior to eating is necessary for continued good health in many scenarios....
  14. Stay Calm and Drive Defensively to Lose a Tail

    Commuting to and from work, dodging the appalling actions of fellow drivers on a daily basis, can be a trying process. Some folks simply cannot drive, others are obliviously chatting away on cell phones, but still it gets worse. In the sea of bad drivers we face every day lingers something more sinister, that being the person who follows behind you with unknown intentions. The world we live in at present is scary at times. You never truly know what is going through the head of the person...
  15. Boost Home Security from the Outside

    In a day and age where theft and burglary is constantly in the news and home invasions are happening every day, home security is something we should all be thinking about. Even though we take precautions to ensure our homes are as impenetrable as possible, the current and future reality is that we need to go a step beyond that. Instead of thinking in terms of curb appeal, it is time to start thinking in terms of curbside security. So many people buy property and the first thing they do is...
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