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Tactical Vest Selection

Tactical Vests
There is a lot of talk about bug out bags in the prepper community, and for good reason. If you're leaving one place, probably in a hurry and never to return, it's a good idea to have a pre-packed bag full of items that will help get you out of Dodge as efficiently as possible. Bug out bags make sen [...]

Prep Your Body – Be Ready For a SHTF Situation

Body Prep
You could have a perfect bugout plan, a well-prepped homestead, and a library of survivalist knowledge in your brain but none of that will do you much good if you aren't physically fit when the SHTF. If you want to survive a cataclysmic disaster, you can't be "caught with your pants down" when it co [...]

Slow and Steady Prepping

Slow and Steady Prepping
This time of year everyone is talking about their New Year's Resolutions. The gyms are full of people wanting to get into shape. Coworkers are brainstorming ways to spend less money because the holiday spending has really put a strain on finances. Smokers are vaping or chewing nicotine gum in an eff [...]

Fish Snares – Yo-yos, Gill Nets and Trotlines

Fish Snares
Everyone has heard the saying "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime." This saying takes on more significance when you put that man in a SHTF scenario. If the world as we know it endures catastrophe and people [...]

The Perfect Urban Bug Out Bag

Urban Bug Out Bag
The topic of bug out bags has been beaten to death, yet there's so many things that need to be said. People are talking about what to add, what to leave out, and how to make a BOB smaller and lighter. They keep in mind their personal needs, climate, location, which brings me to the topic of today's [...]

The Lost Ways – A Truly Amazing Prepper Book

The Lost Ways
Learn how to build a self-feeding campfire. How to use herbs to heal a wound. How to forage for food, navigate by nature, and make your own knives. How to cook a survival staple that will keep for years. How to build a shelter and cook over open flame. Preserve food and water. Make homemade soap and [...]

2016 Stocking Stuffers For Preppers

2016 Stocking Stuffers
As the gift-giving part of the Christmas holiday gets closer, it is time to freak out a little. Have you bought your favorite prepper enough? If not, check out these five great products and add to their 2016 stocking stuffers!First the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System This little bad boy can [...]

Building Your Suburban Outdoor Archery Range

Backyard Archery Range
Several years ago, when we first bought our house, we did a Google search for "Houston archery range." The local archery range list was long but included nothing close to our home--yet another downside to living in a big city. The nearest was a Gander Mountain archery range about 12 miles away. It w [...]

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