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  1. Survival Prepping for Your Car: Supplies You Should Have Inside

    Some might say that a man's car is his castle and in a lot of cases that has been proven true. Because we spend so much time in our cars, it is only natural that they become a sort of extension of our homes and are stocked accordingly with survival supplies. Having useful items in your vehicle makes perfect sense when you consider travelling through unfamiliar and often sparsely populated areas. On every road trip, be it across the country or across town, exists the possibility for something...
  2. How Does the Worm Fit into Your Survival Plan?

    Kids everywhere are fascinated by the earthworm. Whether it is watching them writhe across the ground or wriggle in their fingers, there is something intriguing about worms. What we known today as the modern day earthworm was likely imported from Europe. Due to freezing temperatures brought on by glaciers, the native earthworm population died out. The worms that arrived here to take their place did so due to their own attempt to avoid freezing, which included holing up in cocoons to survive...
  3. The Health and Survival Benefits of Dandelions

    A good example of survival skills if ever there were one is the dandelion. These scrappy yellow flowers are often dismissed as weeds and treated with weed killer to stop their growth, yet return time and time again they do. Perhaps we should stop and take notice of their ability to fight for survival and look to them instead of away. After all, there is nary a sidewalk or field on this earth without a dandelion present. Dandelions are an invasive and pervasive plant, much to the dismay of...
  4. Are You and Your PC Ready for 2015's Leap Second?

    Have you ever thought about the difference a second makes? We've all told someone to 'wait a second' or declared that certain tasks will take 'just a second' but have you ever really thought about the significance of a second in your day, or even your life? Sure, it takes a many seconds to make up more important units of time such as minutes, hours, days, and weeks, but the second itself is still pretty important, especially if that second is a leap second. In the year 2015, a leap second...
  5. Identifying Edible Red Berries in the Wilderness

    Hunger can strike at the most inopportune time, such as when you have nothing readily available to eat. In a perfect world, a stash of food will be present at all times, but that is not always the way the cookie crumbles. There could come a time when you are trekking through wilderness, possibly lost and off course, with the food items you brought along already consumed. Then, when your stomach again requests food, you may have to turn to the world around you for something to eat. In such a...
  6. 3 Survival Guns Every Prepper Should Consider

    A significant part of your survival planning should be firepower. How are you going to defend yourself, your possessions, and your turf? What are you going to use to take down large game animals? What if it is small game you are confronted with instead? Can you rely on long range accuracy and successful close up action as well? Is the firearm you put faith in on a regular basis going to be enough to get the job done when called upon in a variety of situations which may present themselves...
  7. 5 Scenarios to Inspire Survival Prepping

    The act of prepping is universally understood as planning for the survival of yourself and your loved ones. It is implied that some sort of failure will occur that in turn creates a need for prepping. Since the government has in the past proven its inability to mitigate disaster, self-reliance has become the only choice. As you go about the act of prepping, what type of scenarios should you have in mind? There are many reasons to stockpile supplies and plan for your own survival and...
  8. Dehydration: A Year 'Round Problem

    The word dehydration is often used in conjunction with hot temperatures and arid climates. While those areas do present dehydration dangers to those traversing them, it is not there and there alone that you should concern yourself with the perils of dehydration. Just because cold weather has set in also does not mean the risk of dehydration has diminished. Cold, wet weather is just as if not more dangerous than hot weather due to the lesser likelihood of drinking enough when cold, especially...
  9. The Survival Benefits of Underground and Earthen Homes

    Have you ever sat back and watched Lord of the Rings and contemplated life as a hobbit? This is not to say you want to be short in stature but long in the feet. Instead, however, it might be worthwhile to embrace their style of living, that being in an underground earthen type of home. Conventional housing, while popular, has failed us at many times and in many ways. Weather, for one thing, has been able to wreak havoc on above ground homes, damaging them heavily if not wiping them out...
  10. Addressing Garage Door Vulnerabilities

    In our modern society, convenience has been widely embraced. Whether it is paying for gas without ever leaving the pump or having push button access to the things we need, instant gratification has become a trend. The problem with some of these conveniences, however, is that they can, in exchange for their advantageousness, be the bane of our existence in that using them may open us up to the potential for unfortunate problems such as theft. Take, for instance, your garage door. You come...
  11. 10 Survival Uses for Pantyhose

    Pantyhose are not just a fashion staple anymore. Believe it or not, pantyhose, which have for decades been worn under skirts and dresses to enhance the wearer's wardrobe, are good for much more than their original intended purpose. No, we are not talking about their unfortunate dual purpose as bank robbery attire, but instead a legitimate list of survival purposes that pantyhose can serve. Photo: Pinterest If there are no pantyhose already stashed somewhere in your house, it may be time to...
  12. The Original Survival Lighter: The Zippo

    Preppers everywhere are no stranger to the need to plan for fire when the SHTF. We talk about it all the time along with the various ways to make fire happen. No matter what fire starting method you choose, there is one thing that will come in extremely handy in a survival situation. That item is a good old fashioned lighter, but not just any lighter will do. Photo: GSanders It may be tempting to pick up a cheap multipack of disposable lighters to split up, throwing some in your BOB, car,...
  13. Zombie Fortification Brought to You By Tiger Log Cabins

    Fortifying your home against intrusion is going to be a key component to ensure your survival when the SHTF. There are a lot of steps you can take in order to ensure your home is ready, but many of these fortifications come with drawbacks. For example, adding bars to windows can create a safety hazard in the event a fire breaks out, blocking pathways to escape and possibly resulting in loss of life. Along the same lines, adding foliage with heavy thorns to create obstacles to entry can also...
  14. 15 Survival Uses for Empty Pill Bottles

    Even if you aren't on a regularly on bunch of prescribed medicines, odds are you still have at least a couple of pill bottles somewhere in your house. Whether it was an antibiotic you were prescribed last year or pain medicines from that sprain or strain six months ago, pill bottles have a way of hanging around. Being that they are small, it is easy to set them off to the side and forget about them. At some point, your collection may grow to epic proportions, but that does not mean it is...
  15. Applying Geocaching Techniques to Hidden Survival Supplies

    As a child, you likely participated in a great many treasure hunts. While this was a captivating activity for children, it fell by the wayside as we matured and grew into adults. For some, however, the excitement of a treasure hunt was too much to put down. They simply could not go through their adult life without the joy of stumbling upon a hidden treasure. As a result, geocaching was born. Photo: Friends of CCSP Geocaching is described as a 'real-world outdoor treasure hunt.' Worldwide...
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