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Wound Closures When SHTF: Straight to the Point! (link)

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This is a no B.S. discussion on dealing with significant wounds during a SHTF scenario. While a good reference, I might also suggest you purchase The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds: What to Do When There Is No Doctor by Dr. Hubbard [Kindle ed.] of TheSurvivalDoctor.com as a handy reference on the topic:

“Wound Closure …

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33 Awesome Uses of Lemon Essential Oil (link)

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We’ve used essential oils for a few of these ideas in the past but there’s quite a few I wasn’t aware of, including for runny noses (and other health issues), for a variety of skin conditions, and to increase fresh produce longevity, among others:

“When someone mentions the word “Lemon”, I immediately think “fresh, clean …

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Why You Should NOT Eat Your Long Term Food Storage (link)

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This post is about the scenario where food is super scarce and everyone in town is virtually starving to death but you still look nice and plump… from eating all of your food storage! Makes a case for cutting back a little:

“Okay, the title is a bit misleading, its more like a good reason …

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Solar Wagons: Self-Contained Off Grid Portable Power (link)

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Once you get a solar setup beyond a single battery and solar panel you will quickly find out that moving it around is a major chore! The following briefly shows a “solar wagon” that allows you to move your solar power setup around relatively easily. Note: there’s a link to the company that will sell …

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22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin! (link)

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Though not all survival-related, this is a fun post on nearly two dozen ways to turn a simple altoids tin can into something cool! From a mini fishing kit to survival kit, mini BBQ and smore’s snack kit, I’m sure you’ll find something great to try and share:

“Altoids have been freshening bad breath since …

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5 Phone Numbers You Need on Speed Dial (link)

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IMO, the ability to reach out for help at a moment’s notice cannot be overstated, but not all situations require calling 9-1-1. Moreover, making use of your resources–in this case your cell phone–is a wonderful idea! With this in mind, you should have a handful of useful numbers on speed dial and the following post …

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Trinity: Portable Wind Turbine Charges USB Devices, Cell Phones (link)

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This looks to be a promising invention if you live anywhere it’s relatively windy. The Trinity portable wind turbine generates power by harnessing the wind. It’s portable (folds up) and isn’t shaped like a typical wind mill. Included is a 15,000 mAh battery which should be sufficient to charge most smartphones several times over when …

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5 Strange Ways to Attract Pollinators To Your Yard (link)

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IMO, you should generally get out of nature’s way and she’ll do the rest. In other words, avoid harsh garden chemicals, avoid the highly manicured lawns, and avoid the need to control everything in your yard! This is a hard lesson for me to learn, for sure. Beyond that, here’s a handful of ways to …

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What Weapons Should YOU Use to Defend Your Home? (link)

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This topic is always a poplar and debatable one… and likely one with no FINAL answer, though, the following post offers some good arguments for a tiered weapons system in order to defend your home:

“The question about what the best home defense weapon is is a pretty hotly-debated one. Some people thing it’s a …

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14 Common Food Storage Mistakes and Goofs (link)

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If you’ve been an a preparedness lifestyle for long enough I’m sure you’ve made many of the following mistakes, I know I have! But if you’re relatively new then please take heed and learn from those who are willing to share their “goofs” and more:

“Waste is not in my vocabulary. Even before it was …

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