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Prepping Is About Foreseeing Bad Situations And Planning Ahead So Your Family Will Be Safe: 5 Strategies To Survive In The City When SHTF

When we think of survival and disaster preparedness the images most people conjure up are basically rural. Preparedness is all about being ready to harvest the essentials from the land, and there’s a distinct echo of pioneer families about it all. If you’re one of them, being ready for the …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

How To Open A Can Without a Can Opener

One of the scenes or opportunities to learn something from American Blackoutwas the scene where the Yuppie guy was trying to open a can of peaches that he apparently had stolen. I guess the Yuppies didn’t have a can opener in their fancy apartment so the guy had to use his …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

10 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat

We all know our market vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild edibles? Here are a few common (North American) goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild… first of all, please note that you need to know with …

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Skills To Survive Without Modern Conveniences: 10 Pioneer Skills We Cannot Lose

Living without power, mini-marts, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list of homesteading …

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How To Build The Ultimate Survival Medical Kit

Everyone Needs A Survival Medical Kit. It will not matter where you are or what you are doing when misadventure strikes. If you are not prepared to manage a health emergency when it happens, things will get serious quickly. Whether you are camping in the wilderness, exploring a foreign country, navigating …

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Preppers Will Be Far More Prepared Than The Average Citizen: 10 Best Survival Rifles To Protect and Defend Your Family

I decided to write an article identifying and singing the praises of the ten best survival rifles to own. And that’s what the title says at the top of this article. That being said, listing the 10 “best survival rifles” requires real compromises. It’s a cold hard fact that a single perfect …

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PREPAREDNESS

Preparing For Long Term SHTF Event: Tactical Gear List & Considerations For SHTF

I am asked regularly what equipment people should have or need for tactical or hostile situations. I am not a gear-queer and tell people to make maximum use of what they have in their everyday environment, there is no need for camouflage knife, forks, and spoons. I am a great …

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Back to Basics: Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies

I wanted to start a new series on the Prepper Journal called “Back to Basics”. I know many of the readers of this blog are already well along their own journey of preparedness so some of the content might be remedial. It has certainly been covered on our site before, but there …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

How To Get 10 Times More Potatoes

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land avoid them because traditional growing techniques take up a lot of space. However, by using the caging technique, you can get a high yield in a small space. …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Off-Grid Cooking: There Are Many Different Ways To Cook Without Power

If SHTF, you’re likely not going to be able to use your electric or gas stove to cook with. Don’t worry, though – there are many different ways to cook without power. Some methods are great to use inside but others aren’t. You need to be sure that regardless of …

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