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Lightweight Backpacking and its Survival Applications

Lightweight Backpacking and its Survival Applications - We all need some serious motivation and sometimes taking a break from prepping. Burnout is real. However, if we can find a different activity or hobby to gather our steam behind and apply it to our prepping it can make a big difference.

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. There are legions of extreme ultralight backpackers that hit the trails each year. They are determined to shave every ounce they can from their packs …

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Healing Herbs for the Windowsill Garden

As the world started to back away from antibiotics it was easy for them to turn back towards the old methods of healing.

As the world started to back away from antibiotics it was easy for them to turn back towards the old methods of healing. It is always surprising how effective old methods of healing the body can be. It would seem that we forgot what an incredible machine our bodies are. One of the best ways …

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Can You Process an Animal?

The woods are full of life. This chunk of North American land is full of life.

The woods are full of life. This chunk of North American land is full of life. When coming to the continent the settlers believed that there were no limits to the wild resources of this continent. Imagine seeing a landscape of limitless potential like the North American Continent. Now here is something to blow you …

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Cooking Game Meat

During a collapse that forces people to leave their homes and execute some form of bugout process, many people are going to look to the natural world for answers.

During a collapse that forces people to leave their homes and execute some form of bugout process, many people are going to look to the natural world for answers. Many are going to move into the woods and make an attempt at living off the land. Living off the land is no easy feat. Aside …

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Unconventional Living and The Benefits

All over the nation people are having their own small revolutions. They are looking for new ways to live.

All over the nation, people are having their own small revolutions. They are looking for new ways to live. They are running away from everything they saw their parents go through. The 9-5 life behind a desk seems completely unappealing to many. Maybe its the tower of debt that young people face coming out of …

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The Four Major Disasters We All Face

For some reason the population has been fed a low grade message about the fact that serious natural disasters are rare and those who take steps to prepared for them are extremists.

For some reason, the population has been fed a low-grade message about the fact that serious natural disasters are rare and those who take steps to prepare for them are extremists. This could be because of the terrible doomsday preppers series or that prepper was a target due to the potential of religious fundamentalism. Well, …

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Outdoor Living and Prepping Skills

We all need to spend more time outside. There is a nationwide Vitamin D deficiency and that is because we get most of it from the big yellow ball in the sky.

We all need to spend more time outside. There is a nationwide Vitamin D deficiency and that is because we get most of it from the big yellow ball in the sky. Fluorescent lights don’t make Vitamin D but we spend all our time under those. There have actually been studies about the damaging effects …

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Drying your own Food for Storage

Self sufficiency starts with sourcing your own food. It could be growing or raising it.

Self sufficiency starts with sourcing your own food. It could be growing or raising it. That is the beginning. However, once you get proficient at this you are going to face a time where preservation of that food becomes and issue. One of the best and easiest preservation methods is drying. With the advent of …

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Strong Medical Guidance in Disaster

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Some affect whole communities, some who counties and even states!

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Some affect whole communities, some who counties and even states! Some just affect a few blocks. The problem is we never know which kind is coming or what it might look like when it gets here. For that reason we prepare for as much as we can. We …

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The Importance of Land Navigation

There are a lot of things we get wrong in the survival and prepping world. We spend our time on lots of things that don't matter, for instance.

There are a lot of things we get wrong in the survival and prepping world. We spend our time on lots of things that don’t matter, for instance. Why spend all of your time on bow drill fires and rock knives when we have infinite access to metal in this nation. We can buy lighters …

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