Bug Out Bag Too Heavy

Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Heavy?

Is your bug out bag too heavy? Did your first attempt at building the perfect bug out bag result in a whopping 85 lbs (38.5 kg) or more? While you could pick this up and carry it, you might die of a heart attack before you made it a mile down the road. At this […]

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Tactical Flashlight

Survival Uses of a Tactical Flashlight

A tactical flashlight should be an essential part of your everyday carry kit because–unlike a normal flashlight, which is primarily for illumination–a tactical flashlight has multiple uses that could be vital to your survival. This is a guest post from Shooting Mystery. The differences between a regular flashlight and a tactical flashlight. Regular flashlights provide […]

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SafeGuard Armour

SafeGuard Body Armor

This is a guest post from SafeGuard Body Armor. You can never know when danger will strike or when an emergency will take place, but there is no excuse not to be prepared. If a hurricane rolls through your neighborhood and wipes out the power down your entire block, it could be days before it […]

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Tom Clancy

Did Al-Qaeda Read Tom Clancy

During high school, I was a Tom Clancy fanatic. I was reading his early books as they were new and on the Best Seller lists (yes I am that old). Tom Clancy’s writing style is intense. He goes into incredible detail about his characters, military equipment and the political world. Nothing I had read to […]

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Campfire Cooking

Tin Foil Recipes For Campfire Cooking

Ahhh, camping – a great way to get outside and practice your survival skills. Call me weird, but one of my favorite aspects about camping is cooking over a campfire. There’s something about it that feels simple about campfire cooking, and that it makes it easy to enjoy. A great way of campfire cooking is […]

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Ryan Weldon

Ryan Weldon PTSD Awareness and Camp Hope

I first heard about Ryan Weldon because of the radio station that I listen to in the Houston area. 94.5 TheBuzz brought up the story of when Weldon was doing the 5000 mile walk across the United States for PTSD awareness. Ryan is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, who served in the Marine Corps from […]

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Finance Prepping

Finance Prepping – Money Still Makes The World Go Round

If some sort of SHTF event happens, and the world as we know it changes, money may quickly become a non-issue. But until that happens, our world still revolves around it. Money. So having your finances in order–and working for you–is important. Finance prepping is just as important as water and food prepping. Finance Prepping […]

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Summer Bugs

Summer Bugs – The Good and the Bad

Sadly most bugs like it warm. So when the kids are out of school, and everyone has vacation plans, the summer bugs are plentiful. Now, not all of them are bad. In fact some of them are beautiful, and make the noises that everyone associates with summer nights. But some summer bugs are really nasty, […]

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Simple Faraday Cage

Simple Faraday Cage

A homemade Faraday cage that will protect life-saving and useful electronics from an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) event is something that every prepper should have. It doesn’t need to be fancy, or complicated. It doesn’t need to be an entire room. There are DIY simple faraday cage designs that can be built quickly, with supplies on […]

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