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10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford

10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford - Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a rich prepper could easily continue living in the lap of luxury.

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. Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a …

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Ticks and Lyme Disease – The CDC’s Plea for Help

Ticks and Lyme Disease – The CDC’s Plea for Help - Ticks, and specifically deer ticks, spread this disease. When they bite, they pass along bacteria called Borrelia, which in turn causes all of the problems Lyme disease is known for. Lyme disease has mainly been reported throughout countries in the Northern Hemisphere, including the US, Canada, and the UK.

Lyme disease is a nightmare. If you do not catch the bull’s-eye pattern at the bite spot, the symptoms are hard to correlate to the cause. Fatigue, headache, fever… it wears you down. And those are just the initial symptoms. Even after receiving antibiotic treatment, the effects of joint pain, memory loss, and fatigue can …

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Bear Grylls Survival Gear – Are There Better Options?

Bear Grylls Survival Gear – Are There Better Options? - This is why we decided to look at some of the best selling Bear Grylls gear to determine whether or not better deals were to be had elsewhere. The results were clear cut in some instances, and surprising in others.

You’ve probably heard of him, but Bear Grylls is a British TV survivalist known for his show Man vs. Wild among others. He’s been doing his thing since 2006, entertaining and showing off his SAS survival skills. A merchandising and marketing department saw it’s opportunity… Gerber jumped on the Bear Grylls bandwagon like a dog …

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Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins – The 6 Second Break-In

Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins – The 6 Second Break-In - One method that has been gaining traction for breaking into homes with garage doors has been dubbed “The 6 Second Break In.” With a little pressure and a coat hanger, an intruder can quietly enter your home through the garage, regardless of whether you are home or not. A garage can be a convenience, but don’t let it be the weakness as an easy entry point for your home.

Have you ever been the victim of a break-in? It’s a scary event. No matter how prepared you are for it… a break-in will still catch you off guard. It is never something you expect, but it can be something you prepare for. We grow up learning to respect each other’s property and space. It’s …

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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!

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! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it’s not very efficient, meaning you usually can’t cook very quickly or very much food …

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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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