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Getting Better at Bushcrafting

Getting Better at Bushcrafting - No matter how you fare on a simple bushcrafting trip, you will learn so much about your skill level.

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. Look back to your first days of prepping. In most cases, you probably made some mistakes and did some things you shouldn’t have. Maybe made …

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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.

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 are going to be home more than ever and opening up all the food they have on hand. That packaging has to go somewhere and with waste services offline, it …

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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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Urban Survival Communications

Urban Survival Communications - Urban survival communications are just one part of a full scale plan to survive the chaos of an urban disaster. When you are debating investing in survival coms just remember the old adage, knowledge is power.

There are some very real struggles when it comes to the urban survivor.  Your best bet is to get away from highly populated areas unless you have developed a powerful community that is prepared to defend your town or city. That will be a struggle. Either way, one of the first things you are going …

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Fighting Cold and Flu Naturally

Fighting Cold and Flu Naturally - Use these herbs to make things like tinctures and decoctions or even teas. you can use there to get the essence into your body and help you heal.

The season has come. We are facing the whirlwind of a number things like voting, flu season, holidays and the downright cold of it all! Most importantly is the struggle to stay healthy and happy. Long gone are the days of heading off to the doctor and just getting a customary antibiotic. Thankfully most doctors …

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Survival Fitness For Beginners: Mental & Physical

Survival Fitness is a lot more than having the ability to just outrun one person when being chased by wild animals or a mob. You need to have speed, strength and a powerful, focused mind that will think you out of any bad situation. But before you get to that place, you have to look at where you are now, both mentally and physically.

Survival Fitness is a lot more than having the ability to just outrun one person when being chased by wild animals or a mob. You need to have speed, strength and a powerful, focused mind that will think you out of any bad situation. But before you get to that place, you have to look …

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Camping in the Winter

Camping in the Winter - There are all sorts of ways to make it through a tough night of winter camping. Of course, it all comes down to a basic understanding of how heat moves and the importance of insulation.

The camping season seems to come and go so fast. For those of us without large tracts of land its downright heartbreaking.  You find yourself stuck in the house again. You are watching bushcraft videos from your couch and just yearning to get back outside. Of course, you are hindered by the cold temperatures. That …

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Your Safe Water Plan

Your Safe Water Plan - Having a safe water plan can change all of that. You see water is a multi tiered resource and you should approach it as such.

Water is everything in survival. If you were held at gunpoint and had to hand over all of your preps one by one. The water filters and purification should be the last thing you hand over.  That’s just the reality of how precious that water can be. You have to know that water is going …

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The Pandemic and Staying Safe

The Pandemic and Staying Safe - There are three things to consider when you are planning to do battle with a pandemic on a personal level.

Maybe the most terrifying of all SHTF scenarios is the pandemic. Its so terrifying because you realize that the killer is small, silent and is killing indiscriminately. You are about as helpless to a pandemic, once it grips your family, as can be. Many believe the pandemic can be something that follows a bigger disaster …

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Financial Collapse Tips for the Coming Crisis

Financial Collapse Tips for the Coming Crisis - While on part of the economy is thriving it would seem that another is on the brink of collapse. All signs are pointed to a fall that will make the 2008 collapse look pretty tame.  It would appear that before our very eyes the markets are breaking down.

While on part of the economy is thriving it would seem that another is on the brink of collapse. All signs are pointed to a fall that will make the 2008 collapse look pretty tame. It would appear that before our very eyes the markets are breaking down. Do you know what to do if we …

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