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Equipment / Supplies

Choosing a Survival Axe

I’ve never been very into axes, but apparently they’re not all created equally. Who knew? As for me, I’d just stick with the fire starting style of axes because I’m not that into bushcrafting, though it is interesting to see the differences explained so well, especially if you have a specific need like he talks […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Disturbing Trends in Survival Gear

Last night I went looking for a new flashlight to keep at my bedside because the one I’d been using for years now is going on the fritz. So, I went to Amazon and typed in “flashlight” to see what I could find and, to my dismay, more and more options were rechargeable. You know, […]

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Disaster Planning DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

Vehicle Tools and False Floor

Last weekend we went to Crater Lake in Oregon–the smoke was still bad so we didn’t see much–and as (my) luck would have it, we had a problem with our van since it wouldn’t start one morning because the positive battery cable came loose. I assume it was never correctly tightened down when installed. In […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Power Tools Every Prepper Needs

When considering tools, preppers often tend to gravitate towards manual or hand-powered tools due to their ease of use. The number one question that always arises when considering power tools for prepping is, “what if the grid goes down?” While that is a valid question, there may be some events where the grid is still […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies

Urban Bug Out Bag for 2020

What’s with my (and most other preppers) seemingly endless fascination with bug out bags? I’ve got my own ideas, made plenty of variations over the years, and still I always enjoy watching or reading about what other people have done. Maybe I like to see gear that I haven’t seen before. Or, perhaps it’s because […]

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Equipment / Supplies

21 Items Every Prepper Needs for Survival

Popular media portrays survival preppers as the crazy families hiding out in the woods. They’re hoarding supplies and waiting for the end of the world or the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. In reality, these families are creating caches of supplies so they’re ready for anything. And at the beginning of 2020, during the great […]

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Equipment / Supplies Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

A Wealth of Survival Supplies Post-Apocalypse

I’ll let you in on a major character flaw of mine: I’m a horrible “outside of the box” thinker. If solution A doesn’t fix problem B then I’m usually in trouble. I think that’s why I’m so fascinated with DIY projects and why I truly enjoy watching YouTube videos on anything survival-related, especially in a […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

EDC Necessities Kit

This video isn’t really about preparedness, though he does include some useful survival gear, but more about the daily items one might want to have handy for everyday needs. Like he said, it’s a very personalized kit, so you shouldn’t just copy what he’s done – make it your own! Like I said, he does […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Equipment / Supplies

The Truth About Survival Knives

Knives are a hotly debated and popular gear item in the survival community. Choosing the right knife is a personal choice and the purpose of this article is not to sway you to a certain brand or model. However, my goal is to possibly shift your perspective on what a “survival” knife is.  The Real […]

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DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

DIY Solar Panel Primer

Solar power is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of green energy in the world. It’s also one of the most accessible forms of green energy, with solar panels getting more affordable every year. When you pair that cost reduction with the incentives the federal government offers to homes that utilize green energy, […]