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21 Things You Should Be Stockpiling RIGHT NOW!

21 Things You Should Be Stockpiling RIGHT NOW - When the SHTF there will be a period of panic and turmoil the streets may be dangerous and the stores will be chaos. Do you really want to stake your safety trying to obtain items you think you’ll need to sustain your family? Are you prepared to lose your life trying to get these things in a disastrous situation?

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. As a prepper I am always looking for items to stockpile and give my family the best chance of survival not just in an economical …

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How To Make A Quick Emergency Lamp From A Mop

How To Make A Quick Emergency Lamp From A Mop — In a real emergency situation we all need to use everything around us in order to thrive and survive! That being said, I remember seeing this somewhere on the internet years ago and I am sorry I can't remember which site.

How To Make A Quick Emergency Lamp From A Mop In a real emergency situation we all need to use everything around us in order to thrive and survive! That being said, I remember seeing this somewhere on the internet years ago and I am sorry I can’t remember which site. Luckily I can remember …

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Non-Food Preparedness Items To Stockpile

Non-Food Preparedness Items To Stockpile   — I am not sure if (or when) a natural or man made disaster may hit our area but we wanted to make sure we have the necessities of life in our home. Who knows how long the power, gas, phone lines, grocery stores will be shut down following an emergency situation.

I am not sure if (or when) a natural or man made disaster may hit our area but we wanted to make sure we have the necessities of life in our home. Who knows how long the power, gas, phone lines, grocery stores will be shut down following an emergency situation. If we were unable …

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10 Water Conserving Tips You Can Use Right Now

10 Water Conserving Tips You Can Use Right Now

The world water crisis represents one of the most troubling public health issues in the world today. You wouldn’t know this if you live in an area where water is abundant, but this reality places the responsibility on you to conserve this precious resource. According to the UN, more than 3.4 billion of the world’s …

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How To Convert a Regular Toilet Into An Emergency Toilet

How To Convert a Regular Toilet Into An Emergency Toilet - I am sharing this as I think this could just make a personal or full blown disaster have some normality. Hygiene will be paramount to survival along side food and water... Take advantage of having a toilet and keep the bucket at bay for a while!

Converting a regular toilet to emergency toilet is easy, cheap and could bring some normality into any disaster situation. I am sharing this as I think this could just make a personal or full blown disaster have some normality. Hygiene will be paramount to survival along side food and water… Take advantage of having a …

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A Collection Of Survival and Prepping Tips

A Collection Of Survival and Prepping Tips - What I am going to share here is just tips that can be filed away for the time they are needed. Some may not work in your area or be applicable, but hopefully there will be something useful for everyone who spends time reading this. Some deal with gear and simple things you can do to improve your situation, others are skills.

What I am going to share here is just tips that can be filed away for the time they are needed. Some may not work in your area or be applicable, but hopefully there will be something useful for everyone who spends time reading this. Some deal with gear and simple things you can do …

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Why Peppermint Deserves A Place In Your Preparedness Garden

Why Peppermint Deserves A Place In Your Preparedness Garden - Peppermint has a host of medicinal uses that makes it incredibly useful to have around. One such use for it is to stop the itching and swelling from bug bites (just be careful not to apply too much so it won’t cause skin irritation).

It is springtime and many people are either planning their gardens or have even started planting and I’m going to illustrate for you why it’s important to include some peppermint (mentha piperita) in your plans. Why peppermint? Because it has various pest control, culinary, and medicinal uses that are beneficial for any homesteader. Pest Control …

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The Realities Of Tooth Removal In A SHTF Situation

The Realities Of Tooth Removal In A SHTF Situation - Here is the bottom line on removing teeth. I've been doing it for almost 35 years, and I would be lying if I told you that I thought I could unload one of my own without proper instruments and sufficient local anesthetic. Without "novocaine," taking out an infected or acutely inflamed permanent tooth would be more difficult that using a pliers to remove one of your fingernails. Even if you managed to remove a portion of the tooth, whatever remains will still provide a nice dinner for every bacteria that enters your mouth. Post-extraction infection can be life-threatening, especially if the source of that infection is still nestled in your jaw bone. Even the most potent antibiotics wouldn't control the infection for long.

There are few things in life that can alter physical, mental and emotional states as quickly as a severe toothache. Assuming the offending tooth needs to be removed due to either infection or trauma, it would be prudent to seek the services of a qualified professional. However, if the SHTF prepper has a chopper or …

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7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life

7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life - This is a quick article to show you 7 really easy survival life hacks we all should keep on the back burner in case we ever need to use them. All 7 hacks are meant to be used in a pinch, so use common sense and substitute things if you do not have access to the listed materials.

We have 7 survival tips to get you out of a pinch. They are all low cost projects, anyone could do. This is a quick article to show you 7 really easy survival life hacks we all should keep on the back burner in case we ever need to use them. All 7 hacks are …

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What To Start Planting In March

What To Start Planting In March - veggies

What To Start Planting In March I get a lot of messages asking what you can plant in March, so here are some great tips to help you along and get an amazing spring garden you have always wanted! It’s the perfect time to start working on your Spring gardening plans, even though Spring doesn’t …

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