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Waste Management after SHTF

Waste Management after SHTF - Planning your waste management strategy is such a big part of prepping. While most preppers are happy to fill the shelves with inventory, few consider where all those cans and that packaging is going to go when the trash man stops coming.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Just because the world falls apart does not mean the waste stops. In fact, it could be a time of great waste buildup as people …

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The Importance of Written Plans

The Importance of Written Plans - The emergency binder is a crucial part of full scale preparedness. Don't skimp on this. It doesn't take much money but it takes thought and that is important.  Sit down and plan it all out. Also, explain it to your family.

You can look at prepping in a couple ways. In one sense it is a list of tasks and burdens that have to be addressed in order for you and your loved ones to be prepared for what could be. Or you can look at it as a lifelong journey full of all sorts of …

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How to Build a Digital Prepping Library

How to Build a Digital Prepping Library - Start building your digital library today. Keep it safe from EMP by storing it in a Faraday cage and then you will have a resource that can serve you under even the worst circumstances. That information will be priceless when it comes time to use it so don't delay. Search free survival and prepping PDFs to start your journey.

As preppers and homesteaders, we can often look down at the use of electronics in a serious disaster. It is a very strange idea because we forfeit one of our most powerful tools on the off chance that it won’t be there when you need it. Imagine if we did that with our spouse! We …

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Using a Shemagh as a Tool for Survival

Using a Shemagh as a Tool for Survival - The basic skill in using the shemagh is to learn how to tie it. From there you can begin to take advantage of its many uses. It would be silly not to expand on this knowledge as many people already own or use them. In time you will practice and become proficient with your shemagh. I have even seen people make coffee with them!

Of the long list of survival tools that exist in our world and in our bags, there are somethings so simple we forget about them. We either forget about them or we never pay them enough attention to really give them their just do. That is a pity but we are all guilty of it. …

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Keeping up your Car is Prepping

Keeping up your Car is Prepping - Our nation has been so diluted that we are more worried about the color of our car than how it works. Only when you are put under duress will you look at your car as the incredible machine of survival.

How’s your driving? How is the vehicle that you drive? Now, don’t consider your vehicle by the social media standards but of how well it can perform when you need it most. Things like safety tests, durability ratings and simple vehicle preparedness and organization all make a difference when it comes to a car in …

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Burns and Cuts in a Collapse

Burns and Cuts in a Collapse - You can count on cuts, blisters, bruises and burns. Your hands are going to need time to adapt but you are always going to get cut and you need to treat them and heal them fast. Remember, if you have daily job for food, water or something else, you cannot call out when survival is involved. There will not be people to step in for you while you nurse an injury.

Something very interesting is going to happen to people if they find themselves in a full-scale collapse. While many of us work behind keys, we poke at phones and we hold video game controllers, we don’t do a lot of hard work with our hands. Our soft little hands are going to be shocked when …

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The Expectations and Realities of Water in Survival

The Expectations and Realities of Water in Survival - Water in austere 3rd world nations looks like mud. Its pulled from holes in the ground because this is their only option. Water kills more kids each day than anything else in the world! That is a terrifying realization when you start to understand that their little bodies need it. They have to drink it but its filled with parasites that are literally killing them.

Drinking water in America is a dream. It comes from a tap and it hardly ever stops running. Its always clean and ready to drink except for the rare boil water notice. It is easily the resource we take most for granted. We even buy it in bottles because the perfectly safe water from the …

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50 Christmas Traditions For Having Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

50 Christmas Traditions For Having Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Some of the fondest memories we have as children go back to those memories of Christmas and how we were so alive in those days leading up. What was going to be under that tree and how much fun would it be to play with.

If you stop 10 people in the street and ask them what Christmas is all about you could get 10 different answers. Christmas is a unique holiday that we celebrate in the biggest and the best way we can. It’s a game of money spent and overwhelming moments. Some are both good and bad. Of …

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How are You Going to Feed Your Animals in a Collapse?

How are You Going to Feed Your Animals in a Collapse? -- Whether you are a homesteader or an urban homesteader who has chickens or rabbits, life is good. It might not always seem good but what makes it really good is being able to go to a farm store and buy a 25lb or 50lb bag of feed and mark it off your list.

Whether you are a homesteader or an urban homesteader who has chickens or rabbits, life is good. It might not always seem good but what makes it really good is being able to go to a farm store and buy a 25lb or 50lb bag of feed and mark it off your list. Feed is …

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Tips for Making Your Own Compost

Tips for Making Your Own Compost -- You hear a lot about making your own compost and all the benefits it has to offer. However, what you don’t hear a lot about is how to compost. What do you need to make your own compost?

Any serious prepper needs to have a garden. If possible, a good sized garden that will help you put away excess for later on. Of course, not everyone has the means or the space for a large garden. But with the right soil and by choosing the right veggies, you can do a lot even …

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