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After watching recent events unfold and speaking to family and friends, my wife and I decided to start prepping. Preparedness is a big part of our lives now and I would be honored to share some knowledge with you. Here at SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central we gather the best prepping, survival, homesteading and DIY articles from around the web. - "Those who prepare today will survive tomorrow."

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Is it Time to Wargame Your Preps and Plans?

Why and how to wargame your emergency/disaster plans - Wargames is a very interesting way to look at your preps and your plans. I really love this idea.

Wargaming is a very interesting way to look at your preps and your plans. I really love this idea. With the tensions growing in North Korea I think we all have an idea of what war games mean and how …

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Why You Shouldn’t Plan on Living Off the Land

Why You Shouldn’t Plan on Living Off the Land - If you have never spent a few nights in the wild you have no idea how ugly things can get. Surviving in the elements is brutal.

The bugout has changed a lot and television, as well. Media, in general, allows people to see the best survivalists struggle on air. Shows like Survivorman and Dual Survival allow you to see some of the best do what they …

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The Enemies of Food Storage

The Enemies of Food Storage - In a SHTF situation, no one should be surprised when the grocery stores are cleaned out in a day or two and shortly after your amenities such as refrigerators and freezers will cease to be of use without proper planning. That’s why having extensive knowledge of food storage and preparation are vitally important.

I would encourage anyone who is truly interested in food storage, canning and other ways of growing, cooking and processing foods to take a course in food safety. It is great information for the smooth sailing of today or the …

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Your Biggest Bugout Mistake

Every Prepper Should Have Multiple Bug-Out Bags. Here’s Why - Is there a more talked about topic in the prepper world than bugout bags? There is always more to talk about.

Is there a more talked about topic in the prepper world than bugout bags? There is always more to talk about. Image Credit: survival-mastery.com The argument here is one that deserved some reading up on and I thought it a …

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Competing in the 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge

Competing in the 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge - This article is all about a specific type of challenge that focused on long range precision rifle. Its a look into what you should take as well as the full experience in itself.

Let me start this out by saying that the skill of tracking something and shooting it from a mile away is not really one of the most important skills to a prepper in a collapse. Most of the eastern woodlands …

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Lighting a Fire in Difficult Conditions

Lighting a fire in difficult conditions - It couldn't be more night and day in other situations. You do not want to be a dry, shredded newsprint, fire master. Instead, you want to be the master of cold weather, wet tinder fire.

The warmth, the energy, and the safety that is provided by fire cannot be replaced. Fire provides you with so much more. It cleans your drinking water and cooks your food, as well. Fire is one of those things that …

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Why Do Preppers Obesess Over Gear?

The Prepper Obsession With Clothes - This article is not a flattery piece. Its cloying and sarcastic at times but not in a way that mocks the movement. I like the idea that we are still looked at closely by the media. This is just as important as anything else.

Sometimes the best way you can measure yourself is to look at another person’s opinion. In our society, today people are so soft that we are outlawing opposing opinions.  We are very confident about all aspects of our preparedness efforts. …

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5 Reasons to Buy Silver

5 Reasons to Buy Silver - Silver is the winner for preppers in the precious metals game. You will not be able to do the same things with gold that you can with silver.

Silver is the winner for preppers in the precious metals game. You will not be able to do the same things with gold that you can with silver. Most of this has to do with the value. If one ounce …

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Soil Testing : It’s all about that soil

Soil Testing : It’s all about that soil. - This article features a test kit and one families use of that kit. These kits are dirt cheap and well worth the money. Year over year you may struggle with small plants and diseases. Have you ever used a soil test kit.

One of the biggest mistakes that most preppers make is buying a survival seed vault. Now, it’s not the purchase of the vault that is a bad idea.  Having seeds on hand is a great way to be prepared. Not …

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The Best Winter Plant Care

Winter Herb Plant Care - This article is one of the best guides to dealing with herbs through the winter  and assuring that you don't have to start from scratch each year in your herb garden. Instead, you can take steps to help those herbs survive.

When the winter season hits we all cringe after that first frost. Are plants that have provided us with such good food begin to wilt and melt. Image Credit: naturallivingideas.com They are crushed by that frost and, if we haven’t …

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