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  1. 10 Items to Salvage from Abandoned Vehicles

    In every zombie movie to ever hit the big screen, there is certain to be at least one scene depicting a cluttered highway full of abandoned cars. Regardless of what the root cause is for this vehicular abandonment, it is possible that these vehicles are not necessarily a total loss. Sure, they are probably out of gas and perhaps some may have flat tires, rendering them inoperable. Although one might be quick to write off a vehicle that doesn't run, such vehicles can at times be a sort of...
  2. 10 Potentially Lifesaving Survival Hacks

    As you meet and converse with other preppers or peruse written materials, you may hear or come across something that sounds downright odd. Strangeness aside, people may tell you to try something that seems absurd at best and you may hesitate to believe it. Even if a survival hack seems outlandish, don't be in a hurry to write it off, as there are plenty of unlikely, and unexpected, tips and tricks that will surprise you, such as the those listed below. 1. Crayons are not just for the...
  3. 10 Reasons to Consider Purchasing Baking Soda

    Who knew a cheap box of a white powder-like substance could make so much difference in your life? Whether or not TEOTWAWKI is knocking upon your door, there are a multitude of reasons to stock baking soda in your home and BOB. It is definitely not just for cooking anymore, although it serves that purpose well. When you explore the possible uses for baking soda and combine those uses with its cost effectiveness and the ability to store it indefinitely prior to opening, it makes good sense to...
  4. 10 Survival Uses for Chapstick

    Chapstick (brand name of lip balm) is available pretty much everywhere you shop, be it a big box store, drug store, or gas station. There are several different varieties and brands that make all kinds of claims about the level and degree of awesomeness they provide. Some of them come in a tube with a twist applicator and some come in a cream form that you can squeeze out for use. Whichever you prefer for your lips is up to you, but when it comes to survival, the stuff in the tube is the way...
  5. 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...
  6. 10 Tips for Spring Break Survival

    It is that time of year again: spring break. People everywhere are soon to be hitting the road in search of a vacation destination if they have not done so already. This can mean copious quantities of fun if you are able to kick back and relax during spring break at the location of your choice. It can also mean a lot of stress if things such as large numbers of people and mass quantities of alcohol being consumed happen to worry you. Spring break, for many people, is all about a good time....
  7. 12 Survival Uses for Trash Bags

    If you think trash bags are not useful for much more than taking the garbage out, it is time to think again. Trash bags actually have a lot more to offer than one might initially think. Should improvising uses for trash bags not be high on your list of things to do, no worries because 12 uses for trash bags are listed below! 1. Trash bags work great for water protection whether it is your stuff or yourself that is in need of protecting. To keep items dry, place them in trash bags and seal...
  8. 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...
  9. 15 Uses for Coffee Filters

    Certainly you are aware of how useful coffee filters are for making coffee, but have you ever pondered whether or not they could serve a dual purpose? How about 15 purposes? Many things we use every day can be used to achieve different goals and get other jobs done. Coffee filters are very much one of those multi-purpose items in your cabinet waiting to be used for something other than a cup of Joe. 1. Makeshift plates or bowls can be made with coffee filters. This will be most useful if...
  10. 20 Reasons to Consider Apple Cider Vinegar

    Since storing items requires space and for many of us space is limited, it is important to make the most of what room we do have. Because of this need to use every inch in our favor, it is key to buy and store items with multiple uses. The more you can get out of one particular item, the more valuable it will be to you, especially in cases where a little bit goes a long way. Photo: Bragg Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is not just a salad dressing anymore. Organic, raw, unfiltered, and...
  11. 20 Survival Uses for Duct Tape

    The answer to everything that breaks or ails you very well may be duct tape. Okay, so it is not the solution to 100% of the world's problems, but you must admit it seems to come pretty close. Duct tape has not only a lot of uses in everyday life but also in survival situations. When the going gets tough, the tough had better have duct tape. Here are 20 reasons why: 1. Seal food packages. Opened up a granola bar but only want to eat half now and save half for later? Duct tape it closed to...
  12. 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...
  13. 30 Jobs Vinegar Can Tackle

    One of the often forgotten things to stock in a prepper larder is that oh so common jug (or ten) of Vinegar. This item came in handy more times than I can remember following Hurricanes in the South and winter storms in the north. Vinegar is widely becoming a popular choice for use in households due to the many purposes it is able to serve. In addition to its cleaning potential, vinegar can be purchased cheaply and is frequently available in large amounts at most any grocery store. It is...
  14. 35 Reasons You Need Bandanas

    Do you have bandanas in your survival stash? If not, you should! In addition to being small and easy to carry, bandanas are cheap and serve multiple purposes. If you don\'t want to carry your bandana in a pocket or bag, you can wear it instead. Either way, being sure to have a bandana is in your best interests. Here are 35 reasons why: 1. Bandanas make great hats to shield the top of your head from sunburn. Whether you have a lush head of hair or are more on the aerodynamic side, protecting...
  15. 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....
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