Where Should You Store Your Emergency Water If You Live in an Apartment

Emergency Water Storage Apartment

It’s not as easy as it may sound either. Water weighs approximately 8.5 pounds per gallon, which means that you have to choose where you store your water carefully. It would not be hard to imagine a shelf collapsing under the weight. Five one gallon jugs of water would weigh slightly over 40 pounds, and …

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5 Survival Uses for Tobacco

Survival Uses Tobacco

First, smoking and using tobacco products is detrimental to your health. Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae) and is considered a stimulant drug. Nicotine can be toxic to humans and to insects/parasites. Nicotine is found in the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum, the tobacco plant. At one time the United States Military provided cigarettes in rations that were issued to …

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Home Emergency Kits: The Basics

Home Emergency Kit

If you do any kind of research online you will find you need, or it is suggested you need, a bug-out-bag, an Everyday Carry kit (EDC), a wilderness survival kit, possibly a action bag at the office, and of course a survival kit for your vehicle. To top the list off, you would need an …

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Preppers You May Not Be Able to Do That in Your Backyard

Preppers Backyard

The following are just a few of the things that may require permission, or permits to do in your own backyard if you live within a municipality, city, or county that has certain residential codes, policies or laws enacted. Composting Did you realize that many states have regulations concerning backyard composting or composting in general? …

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Bug out Bag: Is the Term or Use of The Phrase a Passing Fad

Big Out Bag Fad

It is possible, but this is an opinion only, that the term “Bug-out-bag” has seen its best days behind it. However, realizing the need to be prepared is actually gaining steam among the American populace and around the world. In reality you would probably not bug out as it is defined by most survival articles …

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Bug Out Bag Debate: Tarp or Tent for Emergency Shelter

Bug Out Bag Tarp or Tent

Bug Out Bag Debate: Tarp or Tent for Emergency Shelter A Bug-Out-Bag Is Designed For Emergencies, So Some Inconvenience Is To Be Expected When on a family outing, you can carry a six or eight person cabin tent in the back of your vehicle. Weight is not a large factor when you can pack your …

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Not Being Prepared Means You May Not Come Back

Day Hike Unprepared

French Couple Dead after Hike in New Mexico: Child Rescued David 42, and his wife, Ornella 51, died during a hike in the hellish heat at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. As they hiked in the heat, their water supply quickly dwindled. They knew they were in trouble, because they gave their son …

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Dehydration: It Can Happen To Anyone at Anytime


Dehydration can sneak up on you and impair your thinking to the point you may not realize you need to take immediate action. Rescuers have at times found lost hikers and others that have succumbed to dehydration with water still in their canteens. People think they should ration their water for when they need it …

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GEIGERRIG Hydration Engine Bladder Review

Geigerrig Hydration Engine Bladder

This Hydration Engine Bladder is much more than just a plastic bag with a drink tube that can only be used for hydration for one person.  The GEIGERRIG system dramatically expands the uses for you and even others’ access to drinking water. The bladder is BPA FREE and PTHALATE Free. It has a unique spray system, …

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Steel Wool an Incredible Alternative to Char Cloth

Steel Wool Fire Starter

Steel Wool is inexpensive, lightweight and is a much better alternative to char cloth when used for making fires. Steel wool takes a spark just as easily as char cloth but burns a lot hotter than char cloth and can even be used if it gets wet. Another plus to steel wool is that you …

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