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Best Bug Out Bag Flashlight

Best Bug Out Bag Flashlight A flashlight is one of the most important items you can have on you in an emergency or just to find your way around after dark. Finding a good flashlight that isn’t expensive is pretty difficult sometimes though. Well I’ve found one for you. To be a great bug out bag flashlight, …

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Using a Fresnel Lens for a Backup Fire Starting Method

Using a Fresnel Lens for a Backup Fire Starting Method In a survival situation, starting a fire is one of the most important things you can do. It sterilizes water, cooks your food, can sterilize wounds or equipment,  and can give you light. It can keep you from getting hypothermia in a cold environment, and protects against …

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DIY Beer Bottle Cap Fishing Lures

DIY Beer Bottle Cap Fishing Lures Being able to catch your own food in an emergency situation is vital. Make fishing lures out of beer caps and have fish for dinner We may jest about this post but this may just mean the difference between starving and surviving. The basics of this project are pretty …

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The Importance Of A Get Home Bag And A Great Starting List

The Importance Of A Get Home Bag And A Great Starting List I am sharing this article as I know a lot of you are new to prepping or just looking if it’s something you could do. This artcle is actually from a new prepper who shares her get home bag with us all and …

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A Waterproofing Hack That Guarantees Fire

A Waterproofing Hack That Guarantees Fire   We all should know by now that fire is essential when it comes to survival. Without it we risk hypothermia, no way of boiling water to make it drinkable and in the worst case scenario, no fire to keep away predators at night. survivalsherpa has a great waterproofing hack that …

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Why You Need A Satellite Phone

Cell phones are actually quite limited, if the network gets to busy, you have no connection, also you are reliant on cell phone towers. Company’s say they have 98 percent coverage but that’s not always the truth. Check out this awesome article on why you need a satellite phone for your preps and maybe your …

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How To And Why You Need To Make A Solowheel Pack

How To And Why You Need To Make A Solowheel Pack This is a great project and I am so glad I found it and shared it with you folks! I have seen these in a catalog for 700 bucks! that is ridiculous, Why spend all of that money when you can make your own …

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Items to Avoid in Bug-Out Bags

  Photo-Credit By Naomi Broderick, prepper author with Protect Your Home, who serves up ADT in Phoenix, Arizona It’s amazing how much information you can find on what essentials you have to pack into your bug out bag, but very little on what you should avoid. Knowing what will inconvenience you is just as important as …

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How to Build a Yukon Portage Pack

  The Yukon pack, also known as a Hudson Bay Company Pack, makes use of basic camping materials to fashion a make-shift back pack. I have only recently come across this style of DIY backpack, I have seen backpacks made out of hoodies and jumpers etc but lets be realistic, if you use a tarp as …

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Types Of Survival Packs And Their Uses 101

  Having the right pack is paramount to you having a comfortable bug out or get out of dodge experience. If you have the wrong pack you either have it to small and not enough supplies or to big and it slows you down. I found an article from outlivechaos.com that goes over 6 packs and …

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14 Simple But Essential Survival Tools for Your Bug Out Bag

14 Simple But Essential Survival Tools for Your Bug Out Bag  Your bug out bag may be the only thing you have available for a very long time, don’t risk not having the basics. Most people new to the survival and prepping community often face one of two challenges in building their first bug out …

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Best Protective Clothing: Add These Items To Your Survival Kit

Best Protective Clothing: Add These Items To Your Survival Kit Protective clothing is one of the things that people often miss and do not stock. Change that today! Protective clothing is essential in terms of disaster preparedness supplies, and are especially important for camping and survival. Harsh UV rays, poisonous plants, insect bites and protection …

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Choosing The Right Bug Out Backpack

  You’re going to buy and try many before you find that perfect pack, and even then it may not be perfect for all circumstances. How big of a backpack can you carry? Are you a large person, a petite person or a 7 foot tall giant? How do we solve this dilemma? Let’s figure out …

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LIVE FIRE Emergency Fire Starter – A Must Have For Your Bug Out Bag

I had the privilege to try this product out yesterday and boy am I glad I did!  Live Fire Innovations LLC (www.LiveFireInnovations.com) are an emergency preparedness product developer and manufacturer with many potentially lifesaving products that our customers have deemed innovative, sleek, functional and above all else reliable. Live Fire is waterproof, so it can be …

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Is your Bug Out Bag Going to Get You Killed?

A bug out bag is designed in theory to give you everything you may need to live for at least 72 hours outside of your home and should be considered as part of any comprehensive plan for disaster or true preparedness.  The tendency with bug out bags is to throw everything but the kitchen sink …

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