The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!

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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well made daypackIt 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.  John Hart, author of Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking, writes…

11 Professions That Will Make You a Millionaire In a Post-SHTF World

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11 Professions That Will Make You a Millionaire In a Post-SHTF World
When I look at today’s young people, majoring in things like video game design and gender studies, I have to shake my head. Many expensive degrees today almost guarantee a life spent as a Starbucks barista. As well, in a post-SHTF world, those degrees will be worse than useless. The years spent in classes such […]
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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants

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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants
  Everybody likes to get something for free and here’s a huge collection of free manuals for you to download. I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is accurate. Many of them are hundreds of pages long, so take your time reviewing them […]
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The Ultimate SHTF Bug Out Camp Trailer

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The Ultimate SHTF Bug Out Camp Trailer
Concepts abound for how to provide shelter in the wilds after a bug out escape has been executed.  The sheltering ideas are as diverse as there are preppers and the personalities of people wanting get out of Dodge when things go south.  The options vary from the totally austere use of a mere tarp thrown […]
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Poison in the Water? Trace Pharmaceuticals and Your Faucet

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Poison in the Water? Trace Pharmaceuticals and Your Faucet
The issue of pharmaceuticals showing up in public water systems is gaining more and more attention in the media, and for good reason—because it’s there! While it isn’t entirely clear what these drugs are doing to your endocrine system, it isn’t positive. Moreover, your exposure to trace pharmaceuticals is probably greater than you imagine. Consider […]
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43 Frugal Tips for Cutting Down on Expenses

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43 Frugal Tips for Cutting Down on Expenses
I haven’t always been good at saving money. When I think about all the money I wasted in my twenties, it makes me sick to my stomach. I may as well have been lighting cash on fire. After the Great Recession began, I finally learned how to find great deals and cut down on household […]
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7 Ways You Can Generate Power After a Disaster

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7 Ways You Can Generate Power After a Disaster
Whether it’s a nuclear holocaust, a deadly plague, the perfect storm, or a large-scale terrorist attack, when a cataclysmic event goes down you can guarantee one thing: the power will go out. And while you don’t need electricity to be a hunter-gatherer for the rest of your life, if you want to help return human […]
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Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Closer to End Times

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Doomsday Clock Ticks 30 Seconds Closer to End Times
Humans have been the cause of our own demise for centuries. Because of our self-destructive natures, scientists created a symbolic Doomsday Clock to show “how close we are to destroying our civilization.” Well Folks, on Thursday, that End Times clock jumped 30 seconds closer to midnight. Experts who tend to the Doomsday Clock are comprised of a board of […]
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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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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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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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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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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide

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The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide
There are no two ways about it – your soil needs nutrition regularly. This isn’t just dirt that we’re talking about. We’re talking about soil and soil is alive. In order for plants to grow to their optimum capacity, they need bio-intensive nutrients present in the soil to assist with growth, root development and disease prevention. While […]
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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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Prep Blog Review: 8+ Food Crops To Grow In Your Survival Garden

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Prep Blog Review: 8+ Food Crops To Grow In Your Survival Garden
Growing your own food makes you more independent, helps you save a lot of money and allows you to enjoy fresh ingredients any time of the year. It may be challenging to start growing your own food, but you will thank yourself later, in a survival situation, when all the shelves will be empty and […]
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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox
  I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven […]
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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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Prepper Book Festival 13: Aquaponic Gardening

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Prepper Book Festival 13: Aquaponic Gardening
Lately, you may have noticed a recurring theme here on Backdoor Survival. Gardening and food preservation are on my mind and for good reason. I now own an acre of land with a decent growing season and plenty of sun. I may even have room for a modest aquaponic gardening setup. This Prepper Book Festival […]
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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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