8 Military Bug Out Vehicles You Can Own

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Transportation will be sketchy in a grid down situation, roads may become dangerous, and if the situation prolonged, impassible. The typical Toyota sedan has no place on the roads during hostilities. Many of you have a “bug out vehicle”, everybody wants one. While there is no definition in the old Webster’s dictionary, a BOV must …

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3 Quick Tricks to Keep You Warm Using a Common Car Sunshade

Car Sunshade Tricks

Have you ever slept outside on the ground in the winter? Very few of us do so by choice. To be comfortable in your shelter requires a warm sleeping bag, but perhaps more importantly, isolation from the ground. Sleeping with your body directly on the ground, even in a sleeping bag, will quickly sap both …

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Shotgun Versus Handgun for Home Defense or Do You Need Both?

Shotgun vs Handgun Home Defense

A combat veteran was asked once if he preferred a handgun to a long gun for his home defense. His response was he always carried a pistol so he could fight his way to his rifle. This of course is not advice on what to do as far as home defense weapons are concerned. The …

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20 Bug Out Location Considerations

Bug Out Location

A dream for some, a reality for others, owning a bug out location is on every prepper’s list. When the prepper twinkle first lights in your eye you begin to access the situation, for most, statistically speaking, we live in the cities or suburbs. These might not be ideal locations in which to find yourself …

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Keeping Your Diet Right When the SHTF


This article is not necessarily a plan, but more of a reminder that during a crisis, much of your focus will be on food. Lack of food during a crisis or at any time is detrimental to your physical as well as mental health. People look forward to meals and waking up in the morning …

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Cyber Terrorism: We All May Be Living Off the Grid Soon

Cyber Terrorism

Sony Pictures has been hacked, and people are breathless as they pour over the leaked emails and other personal information. People love a scandal, but how the emails and other information were obtained, should scare everyone in the country, and make them think twice about what the future holds. As people devour the juicy details, …

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A Day Hike Can Turn Into a Nightmare in a Matter of Hours

Day Hike Safety

Stranded on the Trail Is Where You Come Face To Face With Reality and Possibly Death How many more hikers, snowmobilers, anglers and hunters need to get lost or stranded and die along the trail before others that venture out into the wilderness wake up to the harsh realities.  Nature does not adapt to you, …

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How to Build Your Own PVC Snowshoes

PVC Snowshoes

For anyone who has ever spent time up north, you know, where the snow can get waist deep or more, you know just how difficult it can be to walk anywhere. For those that don’t know, it is exhausting, and dangerous. With each step you can sink past your ankles, knees, and in some cases …

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Surviving When an Active Shooter Is In the Building

Surviving an Active Shooter

Active shooter situations are usually over within 10 to 15 minutes, so this means you will have to deal with the situation on your own for what feels like an eternity until police arrive. Even when the police arrive however, the situation may continue for hours, because in some cases, the shooter barricades themselves in …

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Pepper Spray Does It Work and Do Preppers Need It

Pepper Spray

Pepper spray is also known as “oleoresin capsicum” or OC. The spray is made from the same chemical that naturally occurs in chili peppers. Capsicum makes them hot, and anyone that has rubbed their eyes or nose after handling hot peppers knows what the chemical can do to mucus membranes and even to skin. Pepper …

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