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Disaster Planning

STOP Buying Useless Survival Tools!

One of my biggest frustrations when newbies get into survivalism is their belief that a single tool can “do it all” or, at least, that a multi-functional tool can be as good as a standalone tool. The sad truth is that the vast majority of these so-called multi-functional survival tools are useless, particularly when it […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning

How to Stay Safe During Civil Unrest

Living in our modern world feels a lot like sitting on top of a powder keg while holding a match. We’re all holding our collective breath, waiting for the other shoe to drop and wondering which fuse will be the one that sets off an explosion of civil unrest.  It could be anything — from […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Lighting / Communications

A Better Keychain Flashlight? The Olight i1R 2 EOS Review

The other day my wife mentioned that her Streamlight Nano keychain flashlight (something we’ve both used for several years now) had the batteries go out. Rather than replacing the four small watch-style batteries, I decided to look for a potentially better option and I think I’ve found it in the form of this Olight i1R […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

Urban Survival Tips

While no one wants to think about what they would do if the world ended, it’s one of those things you want to be ready for — whether it happens or not. Whether you survive in an SHTF situation will depend on several factors, like how well you’ve prepared, whether you’ve taken the time to […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

What’s In My Tool Bag?

Another  one of my favorite survivalist YouTubers (TheUrbanPrepper) takes us on a tour of his tool bag, something he says he’s been working on for over six years now! Personally, I don’t think it should have taken him quite THAT long to put one together, but it’s clear he ended up with a good bag […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

4 Cold-Weather SHTF Evacuation Preps

“Hope for the best, plan for the worst,” is a well-known adage in disaster-prepping circles, and when it comes to weather conditions, bugging out in the cold presents unique challenges. If you’ve ever lived where the winter brings foul weather then you’ll understand that as things get a little more complicated when it’s both cold […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

Why Is One Knot Better Than Another? Science Explains…

Perhaps you instinctively know that a square knot is stronger than a granny knot, but why? Like this article points out, they’re almost identical when finished, so one would assume that they would also equal in strength, but that’s not true as generations of actual use indicates. Interestingly, researchers have figured out that by using […]

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Disaster Planning DIY Projects

DIY Rocket Stove Water Heater

Knowing how to make a rocket stove of varying designs is one of the best prepper skills you can have for homesteading or SHTF events. You can use them for everything, from heating your home to cooking food and boiling water, please learn the concept. With that in mind, here’s a neat way to make […]

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Disaster Planning

How to Prepare Your Truck for TEOTWAWKI

Tesla’s armor-clad Cybertruck arrived on the scene in November with an open provocation to the F-150s, Rams and Silverados of the world. Outside-the-box thinking has always been a trademark of the California carmaker. However, disaster-proof trucks were around long before Elon Musk was selling flamethrowers and building cave submarines. You don’t have to wait years […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

How to Survive the First 2 Months of SHTF

Could you survive months after a catastrophic event, such as a complete grid-down collapse? Most people think they could, invoking daydreams of Mad Max scenarios, but odds are that they’re not even close to being ready for anything close! Even most preppers might not be ready, are you? After all, there will be no power […]