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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.

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. 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 …

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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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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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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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Peanut Butter as a Survival Food: Protein Packed in the Pantry

Peanut Butter as a Survival Food: Protein Packed in the Pantry - One of the best survival foods is widely available and probably already in your pantry! Peanut butter is an excellent and nutritious way to stay fed during an emergency, disaster, or SHTF. It has plenty of nutrients and protein to carry you over for short periods, or it can supplement a long-term food storage supply.

One of the best survival foods is widely available and probably already in your pantry! Peanut butter is an excellent and nutritious way to stay fed during an emergency, disaster, or SHTF. It has plenty of nutrients and protein to carry you over for short periods, or it can supplement a long-term food storage supply. …

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The Best Bushcraft Knife: Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

The Best Bushcraft Knife: Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF - A few contenders that ended towards the top but didn't make the list in the article below include the Ontario RAT and the Condor Bushlore. They were left off in the interest of keeping the list manageable, but we'll go ahead and let you know they were at the top of the 'runner up heap'.

What is your favorite knife for bushcraft? It is surprising how many people have different tastes when it comes to a tool as simple as a knife. We strode out to determine the best bushcraft knife using our own experience and the input from those that do it daily. Trimming the list down to just …

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Prepper Acronyms: Common Survival Acronyms to Know

Prepper Acronyms: Common Survival Acronyms to Know - SHTF, BOB, TEOTWAWKI... Whether you embrace the shorthand or not, the fact remains that there is a lot of it out there. It has almost evolved into an exclusive language where you can hold a whole conversation without using layman's terms. I'm pretty used to this myself, there were plenty of TLAs (Three letter acronyms) in the military to get up to speed on fast. While the prepping acronyms may be annoying to the newcomer, you have to admit that it does speed up the dialogue, if only a little. 

SHTF, BOB, TEOTWAWKI… Whether you embrace the shorthand or not, the fact remains that there is a lot of it out there. It has almost evolved into an exclusive language where you can hold a whole conversation without using layman’s terms. I’m pretty used to this myself, there were plenty of TLAs (Three letter acronyms) …

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5 Homemade Rat Traps to Keep Your Food Storage Rodent-Free

5 Homemade Rat Traps to Keep Your Food Storage Rodent-Free — A rat in the pantry is a quick way to ruin your day. They can gnaw through containers like they arent even there and make short work of all your hard work.

A rat in the pantry is a quick way to ruin your day. They can gnaw through containers like they arent even there and make short work of all your hard work. Luckily for us, the same drive that pushes them to infiltrate our homes makes them easy to trap. Their nose for food makes is …

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How to Be a Marksman Year-Round For Less!

How to Be a Marksman Year-Round For Less! - Shooting an air rifle is a great hobby to keep your marksman skills sharp. While shooting .22 caliber ammo can chew through your wallet quicker than a honey badger, air rifle pellets are about as cheap as they come.

How to Be a Marksman Year-Round For Less! Shooting an air rifle is a great hobby to keep your marksman skills sharp. While shooting .22 caliber ammo can chew through your wallet quicker than a honey badger, air rifle pellets are about as cheap as they come. There is nothing quite like picking up a heavy …

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