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 »


where to find barter preps

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  Bartering is a useful skill which can be used during both good times and in a teotwawki scenario. Understanding how to dicker will save you cash and help garner new gear, tools, and services, but knowing where to look to find a multitude of inexpensive and gently used items is just as important as… Read more »


life changes be ready expos

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  Life Changes Be Ready! prepper expos are highly organized, educational, and hands-on events hosted by Cindy Thompson and her husband Jim. The recent Florida survival expo was featured on CNN. Due to the overwhelming response to the preparedness events and requests by attendees in northern states, Thompson is currently planning a spring expo in… Read more »


First Aid Kit

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Are you trained in first aid? If not, you should be. You can buy or assemble a first aid kit fairly cheaply, but if the only thing you know how to use in it is the adhesive bandages, you may have trouble in an emergency. It will do you little good to have a first… Read more »


World Map

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There are a lot of good reasons to be a prepper in our world today. Let’s take a look at five of them. 1. The economics in our world are unstable. While it may be tempting to stick our fingers in our ears and sing to drown out reality (like many people we know do),… Read more »


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If you haven’t seen National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, you should; Season three to be specific. They aired an episode entitled “We Are the Marauders”. The episode features a man named Tyler Smith and his gang of friends. They call themselves “Spartan Survival”. What’s so special about Mr. Tyler Smith and his pals you ask?  They… Read more »


pandemic preparedness

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  Homemade cleaning products and weed killers should be an important part of your preparedness stores. Growing your own food, self-defense training, survival great and long-term food storage products may be at the top of your self-reliance shopping list, but items necessary to keep a garden healthy and the home free from disease are important… Read more »


gift-giving

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Who doesn’t love secret compartments? Whether it’s the huge passageways tucked behind some discreet corner, or a tiny pocket in a jacket; it’s absolutely delightful to hide things away. Book safes have been used since time immemorial to stash things away, whether they are keys to a safe, treasure maps, a private document, or perhaps… Read more »