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Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker — Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time!

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. Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. …

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Outdoor Home Security without Advertising that You are a Prepper

Outdoor Home Security without Advertising that You are a Prepper - The great thing about home security is that it is not that hard. You just need to look at your home as if you were a potential intruder, scavenger, or thief.

You could set up your home to look like a Fort Knox- but that might not fly with the neighbors and could raise a few red flags for would-be-intruders. “What’s so valuable that they could be protecting in there?” is definitely a question that would run through my head if I was scavenging for supplies …

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How to Pack a Bug Out Bag – Packing Matters

How to Pack a Bug Out Bag – Packing Matters - The three main goals we discuss for packing include weight considerations, resource accessibility, and appearance. Each of these is important in making your bug out bag an effective part of your bug out plan.

Packing a Bug Out Bag isn’t as simple as tossing stuff into a backpack right before a disaster. It takes some planning and consideration to do it right. Packing your bug out bag well can allow you to carry more weight, easily access your tools, and be much more comfortable. If you plan on going …

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How to Hide from the Government – G Man Evasion

How to Hide from the Government – G Man Evasion - Sure, hiding from the government is a complicated task that depends on a variety of situations. But the need to hide could easily arise out of foreign occupations, religious persecution, genocide, and even a pandemic- as seen by history.

History is scattered with examples of governments pursuing civilians. Whether the government is foreign or your own, they have not always had altruistic goals. Persecution can creep up on the complacent, which is why it is always a good idea to stay informed. Sure, hiding from the government is a complicated task that depends on …

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Backpacking Survival Kit – Preparedness on the Trail

Backpacking Survival Kit – Preparedness on the Trail - Backpacking is an adventurous sport and with it comes additional risk. This is where a backpacking survival kit makes sense. Some of the items in a survival kit may be duplicated in your regular backpacking set up, but the saying goes "two is one and one is none" in a survival situation.

Backpacking is an adventurous sport and with it comes additional risk. This is where a backpacking survival kit makes sense. Some of the items in a survival kit may be duplicated in your regular backpacking set up, but the saying goes “two is one and one is none” in a survival situation. When you make …

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How to Bug-In – The Bug-Out Alternative You MUST Plan For

How to Bug-In – The Bug-Out Alternative You MUST Plan For - You can't skip the bug-in plan. Having all of your resources at your disposal versus just your portable resources is a huge advantage. It also gives you a big advantage if you get a late notification since you don't have the need to vulnerably travel.

Bugging out and bug out bags grab all the attention for those less versed with prepping and survivalism. If you ask someone about prepping, the bug out bag and bug out plan is one of the first things that comes up. In reality though, preppers are more likely to bug-in given the threats present in …

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EDC for Women – Staying Prepared

EDC for Women – Staying Prepared - Women are well equipped to have an EDC kit in plain sight since most carry purses. Stashing a few extra prepping, survival, and security items in your purse could help you out when you need it most.

Everyday Carry is not a new concept. Most women already carry stuff they need with them every day in a purse, satchel, or wallet. The tools and resources they carry can vary widely, however. Women are well equipped to have an EDC kit in plain sight since most carry purses. Stashing a few extra prepping, …

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The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands

The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands - See what over the counter painkillers actually have in them and the different uses for the ingredients. A brand is nothing more than a marketing campaign, and you will be better served having a good stockpile of a wide variety of ingredients.

The Best OTC Painkillers to Stock Up On: Behind the Brands Do you know what’s in the painkillers in your cabinet? Despite all the brands on the shelf, most over the counter painkillers boil down to five ingredients. Some of them don’t even vary in dosage size. Besides the fancy pill designs and different colored …

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16 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

16 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches - Being resourceful is not only important in survival situations and emergencies, it can come in handy every day. Some of the listed ways to be able to start a fire are difficult. Some are even a little ridiculous. But if you have the tools and need a fire, you will not care if it is ridiculous or difficult.

Let’s face it, fire is important. If for some reason the physical laws of our world quit providing fire, we would be in trouble. That is what it would feel like if you had to create a fire in a survival situation and did’t have the tools or the know how. Everyone can agree that a lighter …

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7 Collapsible Weapons: Packable Weapons for Your Bug Out Bag

7 Collapsible Weapons: Packable Weapons for Your Bug Out Bag - Having a weapon that is effective and collapsible can make your chances of survival higher when SHTF. Anything that is collapsible is usually a homerun for a survival oriented bug out bag.

Weapons that disassemble or collapse are even more useful for bug out bags. Where every amount of space and weight matters, collapsible weapons can give you the opportunity to hunt and defend yourself as you could with a larger weapon. Not only do they take up less space and weight, but they can be less noticeable …

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