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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. 

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. 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 …

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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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Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know

Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know — It’s no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though.

Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know It’s no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though. Many types or rope, cord, and wire exist for many different uses and are …

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12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper

12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper — Prepping seems to ask more from your wallet every day. If you don't have money to convert your grid to solar, it doesn't mean you have to just sit on your hands.

12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper Prepping seems to ask more from your wallet every day. If you don’t have money to convert your grid to solar, it doesn’t mean you have to just sit on your hands. If you don’t have the resources to get started with rain barrel water collection, you don’t …

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How to Make a Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Winter Skin

How to Make a Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Winter Skin — Do your heels look like the hide of an alligator? Is your skin chapped from the cold and the wind? Are your legs so dry that little flakes come off with your pants?

How to Make a Homemade Moisturizer for Dry Winter Skin Do your heels look like the hide of an alligator? Is your skin chapped from the cold and the wind? Are your legs so dry that little flakes come off with your pants? Not only is this uncomfortable (and rather unattractive), very dry skin that …

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The Best Bug Out Bag Backpack – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF

The Best Bug Out Bag Backpack – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF - There are many considerations and schools of thought when it comes to bug out bags in general. We take these into consideration and offer advice and some options for each brand of prepping. Having rapid access to preparedness resources is a huge benefit to anyone in a SHTF situation. Beginning preppers and long time preppers both know the importance of the thing that holds the bug out bag together- the bag itself.

The Best Bug Out Bag Backpack – Finding the Optimal Tools for SHTF There are plenty of backpack options for your bug out bag out there. Just like the gear in your bug out bag, the backpack you go with varies for each person. Still, there is a wide range of quality out there and …

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How Will You Communicate in an Emergency?

How Will You Communicate in an Emergency? Are you planning on using your cell phone to send texts? While that may be more reliable than making calls, the communication grid is not especially reliable.

How Will You Communicate in an Emergency? Are you planning on using your cell phone to send texts? While that may be more reliable than making calls, the communication grid is not especially reliable. You have certainly experienced small outages not just on landlines and internet connection, but cell phone connection as well. History will …

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How To Live Off the Grid

How To Live Off the Grid - Living off the grid basically means living without the supply of gas, electricity and even water provided by local authorities. In the survival community, most are more concern with short-term ways to live off the grid in cases (EMP, natural disasters, etc) where essential supplies like electricity and water would be unavailable for a short period of time.

How To Live Off the Grid Living off the grid basically means living without the supply of gas, electricity and even water provided by local authorities. Living off the grid is becoming one of the popular long-term lifestyles that people embrace. In the survival community, most are more concern with short-term ways to live off …

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8 Tips to Rebuild Your Emergency Fund After SHTF

8 Tips to Rebuild Your Emergency Fund After SHTF - Whether you’re facing an unexpected financial emergency or have just overcome the horrors of a hurricane, flood or another natural disaster; employing the above tips can help you get back on track and more importantly, back to being prepared.

8 Tips to Rebuild Your Emergency Fund After SHTF So you did the smart thing, built an emergency fund and you were actually forced to use it. Thankfully you and your family are safe and can start to get back to normal. But what’s the best way to rebuild that fund and ensure you remain …

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The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide

The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide — Have you ever had trouble talking with someone in a loud setting or over a bad cellphone connection? Even spelling out what you are trying to say can be misinterpreted.

The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide Have you ever had trouble talking with someone in a loud setting or over a bad cellphone connection? Even spelling out what you are trying to say can be misinterpreted. The problem with understanding people in those situations is that many words and letters sound the same. A phonetic alphabet …

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