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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Guns Everyone Should Own (even your Grandmother)

20 December 2011

For any self reliant individual there are a few guns that are a “must have”. I will avoid going into specific makes and models and instead talk about the basic firearms by type and their value in a survival situation.   .22 caliber rifle This firearm is invaluable for several reasons. They are economical in terms […]

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Writing your Survival Plan

20 December 2011

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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Review: Survivors

16 December 2011

Two things you should know about Jim Rawles (creator of is this: Jim Rawles loves him some Jesus. Jim Rawles loves to imagine whacking folks with weapons of exotic caliber. Let’s get it out of the way… his latest work, Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse, about the ultimate TEOTOEWWKKIO (or whatever) scenario […]

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The Burning Questions: should I buy a gas mask?

15 December 2011

A nice, solid litmus test for how paranoid you truly are is whether or not you have a gas mask, train with a gas mask, or walk around town with a gas mask 24/7.  Let’s face it.  A hardcore gas mask is the quintessential symbol of the apocalypse, but respitory protection is a serious hazard even in […]

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Real Life Preparations: what’s the difference between preppers and survivalists?

15 December 2011

A wide variety of people believe in being prepared for diaster and bolstering self-reliance.  However the range of strategies and opinions differ greatly providing a near-religious zeal from different camps. For instance, hardcore “survivalists” tend to believe in isolation within an armored bunker fondling 50 guns, a bunker of batteries, and a 10-year supply of winter wheat.  The opposite spectrum […]

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

14 December 2011

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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Murphy’s Law of Survival: If the Zombies are in range

09 December 2011

I did the article just for chuckles!! Also my good friend Emilie K. loves to read all about zombies and how to combat them. I have done everything I can to educate her on the topic but there is always more to learn. So with that in mind I scoured the web for some quick […]

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old school knots

7 Knots and Hitches you should’ve known yesterday

08 December 2011

Are you that person who uses a whole bale of twine plus six or seven bungy cords to get your Christmas tree home from the grocery store parking lot? After all, if you can’t tie a KNOT, tie a LOT. This may be perfectly cool if it’s the extent of your knot-tying requirements, but once […]

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If not Zombies then what?

06 December 2011

Ok I have to confess I really don’t believe that the zombie apocalypse is coming. I do believe that other disasters, while not as fun to talk about, could and will eventually seriously disrupt our lives. Often times I ask myself if not zombies then what do I need to prepare for? My list of […]

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Survival Silver: consider silver coins as a long-term survival strategy

05 December 2011

Silver is a topic that is near and dear to me. For some inexplicable reason, I really like the stuff. Even at a relatively young age I bought silver coins for myself not knowing at the time that I was making a long-term investment in my family’s survival preparations. In my mind, I was just […]

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