FREE 2017 Prepper Planner!

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FREE 2017 Prepper Planner!
Prepping is a lot like dieting and exercising. You start off with great intentions, but after a while, the busyness of life distracts you and you end up falling off the wagon. Last year I wrote about falling off the prepping wagon in a big way. You can read my story here…  
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The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!

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The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!
It seems like the daypack, in one form or another, has become ubiquitous in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. However, the daypack in its early form was an elementary affair. Mostly used by settlers and colonialists, Native Americans, trappers, and mountain men when the United States was young. […]
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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis

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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis
When I first began researching survival and preparedness, I can’t tell you how many hours were spent in shock and panic.  I read about the “golden hordes” who would soon, very soon, descend upon my suburban home shooting, stealing, and raping, although not in that particular order. According to some survivalists, we’re approaching a tipping […]
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Avoid the Fake News Trap: 9 Tips to Get Accurate Information

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Avoid the Fake News Trap: 9 Tips to Get Accurate Information
Many of us in the prepper world feel like the news is biased, or at best, incomplete. Lately, “fake news” has been in the headlines, reaffirming that we can’t believe what we see or hear when it comes to the news fed to us by mainstream media. One prime example happened toward the end of […]
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8 Tips For Making Big, Scary Decisions

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8 Tips For Making Big, Scary Decisions
Life is a bit interesting, isn’t it? It is exhilarating, scary, magnificent and confusing. We all trek along this journey of life with plans. Big and small, we all have plans. We have calendars, goal sheets, dream boards and apps that keep us on track. This works great if you know what you are doing. […]
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7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden

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7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it’s warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you’re looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from […]
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Surviving Iceland: My #1 Survival Concern

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Surviving Iceland: My #1 Survival Concern
When my family spent 2 weeks in Iceland this past fall, surviving cold weather was my top concern. Coming from Arizona and now Texas, I tend to go overboard when it comes to preparing for cold weather and packing for this trip was no exception. I knew that our first and most important prep was […]
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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!

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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have […]
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20 Survival Principles From the Classic Book, Lucifer’s Hammer

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20 Survival Principles From the Classic Book, Lucifer’s Hammer
A classic noven in the TEOTWAWKI* niche is Lucifer’s Hammer, published in 1977, by veteran science fiction writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. The story line is a classic end of the world scenario. A previously-unknown comet is discovered only months before scientists realize it is on a near-collision course with Earth. Naturally, virtually no […]
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6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter

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6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter
Image source: Pixabay.com Experienced homesteaders know that just because the trees go dormant, the hens take a break from laying, and the garden goes fallow it doesn’t mean that you can go into hibernation from December to March. Among the many wintertime tasks on the farm, you can’t forget to include tending to your fruit […]
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Ruger LCP: The Lightweight & Discrete Carry Gun That Won’t Let You Down

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Ruger LCP: The Lightweight & Discrete Carry Gun That Won’t Let You Down
Image source: KC Concealed Carry There was a time when I used to feel bad anytime I bought a Ruger firearm. They made great guns, sure, but the founder’s vision for the right to keep and bear arms in America did not sit well with me — and the designs were strictly function over form. […]
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Student Threw A Paper Airplane. He Now Faces 30 Days In Jail.

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Student Threw A Paper Airplane. He Now Faces 30 Days In Jail.
Image source: Pixabay.com ANDERSON, S.C. — A high school student was charged with assault and battery for throwing a paper airplane in class. If he is convicted of the charge, David Michael Elliott, 17, could be sentenced to 30 days in jail. Elliott was arrested, booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center in South Carolina, […]
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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones

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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones
  Alaska is often called the “Last Frontier,” with an untamed wilderness that is the envy of off-gridders everywhere. And while most homesteaders only dream of moving to Alaska and “roughing it,” one couple actually did something about it – and they accomplished…
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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival

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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival
Image source: Pixabay If you find yourself in a survival situation in the woods, you’re basically standing in a goldmine of potential resources, all of which are literally at your fingertips along the trunks of nearby trees. Knowing just how versatile tree bark can be might just save your life…  
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The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps

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The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps
Image source: Pixabay.com Prepping can easily become an all-encompassing activity, affecting every area of our lives. That’s why many preppers refer to it as a change in lifestyle, and not simply adding something to their already full plates. That actually makes sense, as the attitudes one needs to develop for prepping require looking at life […]
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Some of the Most Likely Disaster Scenarios

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Some of the Most Likely Disaster Scenarios
In a recent video, I talked about why my main concern is an economic collapse, and last week we did a podcast with 10 tips for new preppers. This led me to thinking about some of the most likely disaster scenarios we face, and the right way to prepare for these in the first place. […]
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Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Preppers

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Preppers
One of the great things about being a prepper, is that we are pretty easy to shop for. If we already have something, and we get another one, we will never complain. We all have lists of things we want, but don’t have yet. Even if some of these prepping supplies won’t actually save our […]
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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics for Preppers

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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics for Preppers
This week in the Survivalist Prepper Podcast Lisa and I talked about some of the pros and cons of antibiotics for preppers. Antibiotics are a big concern for people in the preparedness community because some sicknesses and infections are impossible to cure without them. Infections were a major cause of death before the advent of […]
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Foodborne Illness and Prevention for Preppers

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Foodborne Illness and Prevention for Preppers
Even today with high sanitation standards and proper food handling procedures food-borne illness is an issue. In any sort of SHTF scenario, food-borne illness and prevention for preppers will inevitably become a major issue. CDC estimates that each year roughly 48 million people gets sick from a food-borne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. […]
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Prepare For the Worst and Hope For the Best

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Prepare For the Worst and Hope For the Best
When it comes to preparing for any sort of SHTF event it really is a guessing game. All we can (and should) do is prepare for the worst and hope for the best. There is no way to know exactly what might happen, but we can stack the deck in our favor by learning new […]
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