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The Importance of Blacksmithing Skills in SHTF

How to Make a Soup Can Forge — This is a great DIY project for anyone who wants to start blacksmithing on the cheap. Great for SHTF situations to fix knives or even make them. This is an inexpensive tabletop forge out of a soup can (any can really) with a plaster lining.

When you think of skills to survive TEOTWAWKI, what comes to mind? If you had to give #1 and #2 how would you want that to go?  You would probably think of something like military tactics, food growing, survival skills …

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Hiding Food In The Wild

Hiding Food In The Wild — If and when a crisis hits, one of the most important things for you and for those depending on you will be food. Having access to ample backup food, properly hidden somewhere, will make all the difference between life and death of you and your bug out group.

Why on earth would you take food and hide it in the woods? Why not hide it in your home?  Well, there are a number of different things to consider. The first is what happens when you have to leave …

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Is it Time to Harness Wind Power for SHTF?

How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine — 1000 watts is great power for any home. This turbine help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller.

Is it time to consider going off-grid with your power solutions?  1000 watts is a great power for any home. A DIY turbine can help charge the battery bank that powers our off-grid home. With a permanent magnet alternator, generating …

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Hellfire on Earth: How to Escape and Survive a Wildfire

Now, getting out of the way of fire may sound interesting. It may sound almost silly. Run the opposite way of the fire. Well, fire does some pretty terrifying things. It can shoehorn and trap you inside of itself. It can encircle you miles away and you will not even know you are at the center of the inferno. Don't be a victim.

Wildfires are highly destructive and unforgiving forces of nature. The last wildfire in California was the size of Delaware. The whole state! It has already cost about 6.9 billion dollars in damage to the infrastructure. What could come from another …

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How To Make Cleaning Slime and Other Cleaning Hacks

Cleaning is something that has to keep going no matter what the condition of the world around you. A collapse does not mean that we get to forget about cleaning and hygiene. If you do that pest born pathogens will likely make you sick and probably kill you. 

Cleaning is something that has to keep going no matter what the condition of the world around you.  A collapse does not mean that we get to forget about cleaning and hygiene. If you do that pest born pathogens will …

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Make a Fire Bed and 3 Otherways to Stay Warm Outside

The cold is a monster. If you arent prepared for it and you're trapped out in it, you realize what a monster it can be. Many people lament the cold season but the majority of us spend all of our time in a heated home or workplace. 

The cold is a monster. If you arent prepared for it and you’re trapped out in it, you realize what a monster it can be. Many people lament the cold season but the majority of us spend all of our …

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Flash Points Grow in Numbers and Increase Threats of Attack on U.S.

With the most recent move in Iran, it's hard to spin a globe and not find some people we have pissed off. You need only consider one question when it comes to America's recent influence on the world. Are we stabilizing or destabilizing the planet?

With the most recent move in Iran, it’s hard to spin a globe and not find some people we have pissed off. You need only consider one question when it comes to America’s recent influence on the world. Are we …

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Three Ways to Survive a Winter Power Outage

Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage — Winter storms must affect more people in the nation than another disaster. They hit giant metro areas like Boston and New York City. Even with underground power lines and a fleet of powerful plows the city and surrounding areas can be paralyzed by powerful winter weather.

We so rarely have to deal with the trials and tribulations of winter. More importantly the cold over time is just not something most of us deal with. We see cold for a few minutes between trips to the car …

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The Power of Wireless USB Charging

There is a powerful way to advance your preps. We are at a point where a whole new group of products is coming out that can be powered by USB. These USB devices offer all kinds of options already.

There is a powerful way to advance your preps. We are at a point where a whole new group of products is coming out that can be powered by USB. These USB devices offer all kinds of options already. Image …

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All Preppers Should Try to Drill a Well!

How To Drill Your Own Water Well - The water well drilling methods described here work well in digging/drilling through dirt, and clay, including really hard clay.  They will not work if you need to drill through rock but, if the area you live in is flat or relatively flat, it is definitely worth a try.  Many folks think they have to dig or drill their well into an aquifer.  For irrigation and lawn watering, reaching an aquifer isn't necessary.

The importance of water stands on a pedestal above most others in the world of disaster preparedness. We are bags of water that dry out in 3 days. Image Credit: offthegridnews.com When your organs dont get the water they need, …

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