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A Few Water Mistakes You Should Avoid

Food and water storage should be easy. In theory, at least, because the mistakes you can make are many. I was surprised I didn’t find too many articles on water mistakes, especially since water is more important than food in critical situations (remember the rule of threes?). I took some time off to write them […]

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5 Ways to purify water in a pinch

Water is very easy to find almost anywhere on this planet, but the problem is that if the water isn’t pure enough, you just can’t drink it or use it for washing. So, what do you do when you get stranded somewhere where you just can’t get clean water? Well, you just need to know […]

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Building a Home Emergency Kit – 7 things you should consider

Every home should have a well prepared emergency kit. This kit should be well stocked with items that will allow you and your family to make it through most any disaster or emergency with a relative level of comfort. When building your home emergency kits there are seven categories of items that need to be […]

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The Burning Questions: should I build a bunker?

  Okay.  Now we’re really treading in the big kids’ pool. But, why not build a bunker?  After all, if you’re thinking about it you’ve probably admitted that there are many things simultaneously going wrong in the world that are way out of your control.  Maybe you’ve got a gun, a few months worth of […]

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Snowbound: how to make it out alive from a winter snowstorm

When I was a teenager, I was snowbound for two days in the mountains of Montana in a stuck vehicle that quickly became buried.  I was grossly unprepared without food, water, tools, communications, or proper clothing.  I had a lucky break in weather, and decided to overland hike 13 miles to the nearest shelter where […]

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Writing your Survival Plan

One of the most overlooked aspects of survival preparations is the actual survival plan. Of course most people have some sort of loose “plan” but often it isn’t written anywhere rendering it useless. Writing down your survival plan and having it available will prove to be invaluable when the SHTF and you are in emergency mode. Imagine how easy […]

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Hunt for Survival – guide to field dressing, transporting, and preparing game

Long term survival could depend on you hunting wild game for your food. Hunting isn’t the hard part of this endeavor, cleaning the animal and preparing it for cooking is. There are lots of good resources out there that can help. I found this article to be particularly well written and inclusive. Be Prepared for […]

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Building a Bug out Bag: 15 things to consider

As with all things related to personal preservation a lot of thought needs to be given when building your Bug out Bag (BOB). Bug out Bags, or 72 hour bags should be used like a reserve parachute on a pilot. You only pull the cord of the reserve chute when the plane and primary chute […]

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