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Waterproofing Matches 101 – How to Do It and Save Tons of Money

Waterproofing Matches 101 – How to Do It and Save Tons of Money One way to start a fire in the wild is to use matches. In fact, when most people think about survival fire starting, matches are one of the first things that come to mind. While there’s nothing wrong with matches, they do …

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What Happens When the Lights Go Out for Good?

What Happens When the Lights Go Out for Good? Most people have experienced the power going out at least once in their lives. The majority of outages only last a few hours, up to a day or so. Those in areas where storms are prevalent are used to it being out a little longer but …

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4 Tips To Stop Someone From Bleeding To Death

4 Tips To Stop Someone From Bleeding To Death Stopping someone from bleeding to death is a pretty basic first aid skill, yet most people don’t know anything more than, “put pressure on it.” Yes, putting pressure on the wound is a good idea, but what should you use to cover the wound? And what …

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How to Build a Coracle – One Person Boat

How to Build a Coracle – One Person Boat   This would be a handy skill to learn in a SHTF situation. If there were no boats around and you needed to get across a river or use the river as a highway this would be a great solution. Coracles are adaptable and can be …

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How and Why You Need To Make The Uber Match

How and Why You Need To Make The Uber Match Spend 10 minutes making a few of these Uber badass matches and never worry about starting a fire again! These serve as a source of ignition and a fire starter/kindle all in one. This project is really easy and really cheap. Stop spending 5 or …

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How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse

How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse Despite the lack of fanfare in the media, for many North Americans, the economic collapse is here. In homes across the country, the struggle to survive has already begun. And it isn’t what you think. This isn’t relegated to only lower income neighborhoods.  As an article from a …

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12 Life Saving Security Insights For Preppers

12 Life Saving Security Insights For Preppers In order to survive the end of the world preppers will need the skills to rebuild and maintain. These skills encompass everything from hunting skills to being able to fabricate all your necessary items. This can be quite overwhelming, and in some cases, the looming threat of doomsday …

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How To Make An Arc Welder

How To Make An Arc Welder From A Microwave WARNING: Stick welding, and/or the modification of a Microwave Oven Transformer (M.O.T), can be very dangerous and presents risks of UV radiation, shock hazards, burns, fires, fumes and a multitude of other risks.  This project should not be attempted without a thorough understanding of electricity, adult …

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10 Water Conserving Tips You Can Use Right Now

10 Water Conserving Tips You Can Use Right Now The world water crisis represents one of the most troubling public health issues in the world today. You wouldn’t know this if you live in an area where water is abundant, but this reality places the responsibility on you to conserve this precious resource. According to …

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Turtleback Trailer Feeds, Cleans and Shelters You Off Grid

Turtleback Trailer Feeds, Cleans and Shelters You Off Grid If you have no bug out location or shelter, this turtleback trailer feeds, cleans and shelters you off grid with no problem. I will start out by saying I never really even considered a trailer like this to bug out with but the more I look …

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