newbie preppers

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  Oh, I wish I knew then what I know now. Odds are, at least a few times in your life this phrase has either rolled of your tongue or crossed your mind. We were all once prepping newbies, and likely made at least a few mistakes when first embarking on a self-reliant lifestyle or… Read more »


vacation emergency preparedness

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  I was playing the Conflicted card game with our daughter and son-in-law the other day (almost had to wrestle the deck back from Brea, she loved it) and one of the questions asked what you would do if you were 1,200 mile away from home on vacation when the SHTF and you had darn… Read more »


weather preparedness

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  The power grid has morphed in size tenfold during the past 50 years. While solar flares, cyber-attacks, and an EMP are perhaps the most extensive and frightening threats to the electrical system, the fragile infrastructure could just as easily fail in large portions, due to weather-related events. The power grid is basically a ticking… Read more »


chopping wood for fitness

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  Self-reliance lifestyle plans are not complete until the importance of physical fitness is addressed.During either an emergency scenario of nearly any duration, a strong back is just as integral to survival as a strong mind shelves filled with food, equipment, ammunition and weapons. Working out in order to survive the demands of a disaster… Read more »


duct tape

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  Survival gear and tools which have more than one purpose are always a big hit with preppers. When only one item has to be placed in the bugout bag or get home bag, both the weight of the bag is reduced, and so are expenses. Duct tape is perhaps the king of all budget… Read more »


top 10 bugout bag items

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Embarking on a self-reliant or prepper lifestyle does not require busting your budget. Prepping does not have to be expensive. Creating a well-equipped INCH (I’m not coming home) bag GHB bag (Get home bag) or bugout bag (BOB) can be accomplished with some research and bargain hunting. Fully-equipped BOB bags are readily available from a… Read more »


bug out bag

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  Bugout bag items need to include all the essentials, yet be light weight and portable. One extremely important first aid item which should be in your bugout bag, purse, and car console is Tea Tree oil. The inexpensive little amber bottles could thwart infection from a small cut or wound sustained during a disaster… Read more »