4 Things You Don’t Want to Overlook When the SHTF

4 Things Don't Overlook SHTF

Do Not Overlook These Four Things during a Survival Situation or Disaster 1.) Swimming Pools The National Swimming Pool Foundation estimates there are 10 million swimming pools in the United States today. Approximately six million are in-ground pools while four million are aboveground. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are 105 million households in the …

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Cooking Over an Open Flame: The Basics

Cooking Bread Over Open Flame

Thousands of years ago, humans consumed raw meats and fish without any apparent digestive problems. Animals were killed or trapped, maybe skinned or maybe not, but nonetheless the meat was consumed raw without any preparation whatsoever. Then fire came along and food preparation was changed forever. Fire changed the flavor of foods, and once flame …

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Root Cellars: The Basics

Root Cellars

Depending on where you live in the world, you can expect a nearly constant temperature of between 50 and 60ᵒ F (10-16ᵒ C) at between 4 and 15 feet below ground level. Below 20 feet, the temperature is equal to the mean annual air temperature at that latitude. Did you get all that, in other …

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Solar Water Heating Basics

Solar Water Heater

The amount of energy wasted to heat water is staggering, for most, hot water heaters idle away heating water that will only be used a few times a day. Think about it, in a 24 hour period you take a show, wash dishes, maybe wash your hands here and there, but otherwise a tank full …

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21 Things a Prepper Should Never Throw Away

Garbage Cans

The amount of trash generated by the modern American family is staggering. EVERYTHING is packaged, and those packages invariably end up squirreled away in landfills across the country, to rot away forever..or end up as a golf course. As preppers, we tend to be a more conscious of this precious Earth, yet we too generate …

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At This Point it Will Not Take Much for Society to Collapse

Society Collapse

Some experts claim that society will collapse because of inequality. Their thesis is that the well-to-do or the elitist will consume more and more while the average citizen, the commoners as they are called, will experience the equivalent of a famine. Once the average person no longer has access to resources needed to sustain life, …

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Defending Your Bug Out Location: Security 101

Defending Your Bug Out Location

The biggest obstacle when it comes to defending a piece of ground is resources, in particular trained personnel, weapons and ammunition. You can have an arsenal at hand, but you as one person can only fire one weapon at a time, so if you have limited personnel then the number of weapons is not a …

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Stay or Evacuate When Flooding Is Likely

Flood Street

Deciding to evacuate or “flee” as some call it or to stay and “weather the storm” may be one of the more difficult decisions you make during a crisis. Fleeing to some may be akin to surrendering but fleeing is evacuating from a dangerous situation to save your life and it must be planned for …

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Nuclear War Is No Longer Just a War of Words

Nuclear War

The Cold War Is Heating Up “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations,” President Putin stated. “This is a reality, not just words (Vladimir Putin, 2014).” President Putin went on to say that, Russia was ready to repel any aggression and essentially all enemies are put on …

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Camouflage and Evasion: Staying Hidden While on the Move

Camouflage and Evasion

Personal and shelter concealment particularly during a tactical situation is a survival skill that if you cannot master, will leave you exposed. Typically, your camouflage strategy in a wilderness environment would be “crypsis” which means you blend into your background to avoid detection. You want to resemble your background, to confuse the human eye, and …

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