Surviving Iceland: My #1 Survival Concern

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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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 our bodies — packing the right type of shoes and clothing to keep us warm from the skin out.

Your Home Security Plan Is At Risk Without This Essential Prep

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Your Home Security Plan Is At Risk Without This Essential Prep
ReadyNutrition Readers, this piece is on some of the parameters and importance on keeping things safe…inside of a safe, or a “safe space” where they won’t be compromised.  The compromise that I speak of means from fires, thieves, floods, or mayhem in general.  Every family should consider some kind of safe, as well as a […]
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Snow Camo: 12 Budget-Friendly Survival Essentials for the Cold Outdoors

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Snow Camo: 12 Budget-Friendly Survival Essentials for the Cold Outdoors
I wanted to touch a little on winter camo and how to go about doing some things on both a budgetary and a practical side.  Firstly, it would not seem that winter camo would be all that important, and after all, I just did a piece recently on the Army issue winter camo top. I […]
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Prepper Dudes – “Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival”

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Prepper Dudes – “Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival”
ReadyNutrition Readers, I once did a piece a while back on firearms for the ladies, and in that light, it’s time to do one that pertains to the guys.  This one is on the importance of testosterone, a substance that is very important in areas besides procreation and family life.  Testosterone is a “building block” […]
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This Protein Source is a Must for the Frugal Prepper’s Shopping List

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This Protein Source is a Must for the Frugal Prepper’s Shopping List
[Editor’s Note: Having a storable protein source for your emergency supplies is paramount to your survival. In The Prepper’s Cookbook, I stress the importance of having a pantry stocked with nutritious, life-saving meals. Finding deals at the grocery store (especially on meat) is a great way to bulk up your emergency supplies. One such frugal […]
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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice

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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice
“The fruit of it shall be for eating and leaf of it for healing…” (Ezekiel 47:12) 5 years ago, I came down with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was taking over the counter medicines, but none seemed to work and I was worried about secondary infections. My wife grandmother suggested I make a mustard plaster (poultice) […]
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Why Preppers Should Learn to Survive Without Brand Name Equipment

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Why Preppers Should Learn to Survive Without Brand Name Equipment
ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is a “trumpet call” to continue your preparations, or to commence with them if you have not done so already.  We don’t know what the inauguration is going to bring, if indeed it does occur peaceably.  For one thing, everyone and their brother on the Left has threated everything possible, such […]
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First Aid During Winter: Can You Handle It?

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First Aid During Winter: Can You Handle It?
  In an emergency situation, it’s difficult to provide good first aid even in good weather, but if you must tend to sickness or injury in freezing weather, your job is going to be twice as hard. You’ll have greater difficulty getting to a warm place to provide treatment, and snow and freezing weather will […]
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Survival Food: 5 Hearty Soup In A Jar Recipes

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Survival Food: 5 Hearty Soup In A Jar Recipes
  We’ve already discussed how to preserve many foods, and even entire meals, by canning them using either pressure canning or water bath canning. Canning entire meals in a jar provides both convenience and nutrition; both of which will be to your advantage in a survival situation. The difference between the two types of canning […]
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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits

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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits
  To begin with, I’d take it as an axiom that any respectable prepper should know how to start a fire in an emergency. Also, I am a firm believer in the theory that any bug out bag or survival kit should pack a fire starter, together with a couple of Bic lighters, just in […]
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How to Be a Prepper In 22 Words

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How to Be a Prepper In 22 Words
It seems fitting that while things are a bit more relaxed, prepping wise, we take a few moments to reflect upon preparedness strategies that are universal. I have given this a lot of thought and found that the rules of prepping boil down to just a few simple words, twenty-two to be exact. Here, in […]
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My Gift to You This Holiday Season

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My Gift to You This Holiday Season
During this year of personal changes, this holiday season is especially meaningful. Always a time of reflection, this year, in particular, finds me particularly thankful as I look back at the amazing adventure that began a little over a year ago. Personal changes aside, one thing is for certain. The Backdoor Survival community is filled […]
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4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival

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4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival
One of the basics of survival is having the ability to cut and chop wood. It is wood that will fuel the fires that keep us warm, boil our water, and cook our food. It seems simple enough, right? Grab your tool of choice, head outdoors and chop away. Alas, if it were only that […]
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Preparing for an EMP

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Preparing for an EMP
Those of you who may be new to the world of prepping may not immediately think of EMPs when it comes to immediate threats. Instead, the top threats in your own mind might be a nuclear war, economic collapse, and the uncontrollable events that Mother Nature regularly throws our way. Seasoned preppers, however, rank EMPs […]
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12 Disruptive Events to Prepare For This Year

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12 Disruptive Events to Prepare For This Year
An important rule of prepping is to identify disruptive events that could happen to you. These events are likely to be highly individualized and based on location, domestic situation, age, income, health, and a number of other factors. There are, however, twelve disruptive events that are universal. These are the dire situations we should all […]
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Prepper Book Festival 13: Neighborhood Emergency Response Handbook

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Prepper Book Festival 13: Neighborhood Emergency Response Handbook
One of the common laments of preppers is they feel they are a lone wolf. In their hearts and minds they know if there is a major emergency, stored preps will be handy, but in reality, it will take teamwork to survive. We are not talking about OPSEC here. Instead, we are talking about community […]
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What You Need To Know About Animal Snares for Survival

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What You Need To Know About Animal Snares for Survival
When it comes to long term survival under dire circumstances, many of us will need to step outside our personal comfort zone and use snares to trap animals for food. The thought of doing so is unpleasant to me personally, but if I had to do it I could and I would. This has led […]
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