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27 Great Ways to Use Duct Tape in an Emergency

Duct tape is wonderful stuff. In fact, I don’t think you can call yourself a bona fide prepper if you don’t have at least a few dozen rolls on-hand at all times. 😉 All kidding aside, duct tape really is a must-have. You should have at least a few rolls at home, a roll in […]

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Survival Crap You Should Never Buy, Use, or Bet Your Life On!

I’ll be honest: I’ve bought my fair share of survival “crap” over the years. There was a time when I bought nearly anything that said “survival” or “emergency” on the label. Of course, that’s when I not only had expendable cash but when I just didn’t know any better. Now I’m a bit wiser and […]

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Add a Pressure Cooker to Your Preps, Here’s Why…

Earlier this week I talked about adding a slow cooker to your preps because it affords you options, including being hands-free, saves precious fuel resources for other purposes, more efficient if combined with the “wonder box” technique, and OPSEC. Well, I got to thinking about utilizing a pressure cooker for it’s intended purpose too: cooking! You see, […]

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17 Great Ways to Utilize 2-Liter Soda Bottles for Survival

I’ll admit it, I’m a huge fan of the ubiquitous 2-liter soda bottles. And like 5-gallon buckets, I think they’re far too under-utilized by preppers. In fact, 2-liter soda bottles can be used in a variety of ways and I would imagine I’m only grazing the surface here. The best part is that they’re 100% free. Here’s […]

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How to Create Your Own SHTF Battery Recharging Business People Will Beg You to Use!

Years ago I took my first steps into creating my very own off-grid solar power setup. Since then I’ve upgraded a bit by adding more solar panels and deep cycle batteries and, honestly, I never feel like it’s enough. I could, in fact, spend $20K and not have what I wanted! That said, having some ability […]

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Got Gloves? 5 Must-Have Gloves NOT to do Without!

I truly feel that a wide assortment of gloves are a very necessary prep to include for your at-home supplies as well as in your bug out bags, get home bags (if you have one), and vehicle kits. Not only do gloves protect your hands from simple things like callouses but from very bad things […]

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Three Inexpensive But Essential Storage Tools

Please note: This article is written by ‘Above Average Joe’ and was originally seen on SurvivalLife.com. In one of my past jobs, I worked in a warehouse that created and shipped dozens of different products. I even got the chance to help develop several of these. It was a fun job while it lasted, but […]

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The Razor Scooter – Alternative Transportation Genius?

The other day I was looking at my kid’s Razor Scooter that sits idle in the garage–where it has been for many months now–and wondered if it could be re-purposed to further my overall preparedness. It was, after all, one of those toys that my child just HAD TO HAVE, DAD! So, we bought it for […]

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35 Uses for a Bandana In A Crisis

Please note: This article is written by ‘Above Average Joe’ and was originally seen on SurvivalLife.com. A bandana sits right at the top of my list of often overlooked survival gear. It is another one of those items that has hundreds of improvised uses but only if you have the right mindset for it.. Bandana’s […]

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80 Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss?

Please note: This article is written by ‘Above Average Joe’ and was originally seen on SurvivalLife.com. Last week a friend of mine saw the paracord lanyard that I keep on my keychain and asked what it was for. I explained a little history of paracord and told him and many of the different ways that […]