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Cold Weather Layering Systems, Stay Warm

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With winter in full swing, being able to stay warm is more than nice. It’s key to comfort, especially if you’re working outdoors. I’ve talked to a few folks recently and I was a bit surprised at how few of them actually understand the concept of layering their clothing. One friend said, “Yeah, that sounds […]

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Chromium 6…Are You Drinking It?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about chromium 6 (AKA hexavalent chromium) being detected in over 75% of 60,000+ samples of drinking water tested nationwide. The tests were required of water utilities throughout the U.S. by the EPA. Samples were taken between 2013 and 2015, with estimates suggesting over 200 million+ Americans […]

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Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

What Would You Do In a Bug Out vs. Hunker Down Emergency Situation? The idea of Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down in an emergency situation is never cut and dry in our opinion.  The type of situation, your preparedness and your location would really determine which is the best logical choice.  Bugging Out is the idea […]

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72 Hour Survival Kit

If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

  Do you have a 72 Hour Survival Kit? Guest Post by M.D. Creekmore from www.thesurvivalistblog.net This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival – this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below […]

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Do You Drink Enough Water Now?

Did you drink enough water today? Every year, we spend hours making sure our emergency supplies are well stocked. We’ll store canned goods, rations, tools, and even water (with accompanying water filters, of course). Many of us think we’re pretty well prepared. However, much like you should eat what you store and store what you […]

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Smart Self Reliance Attitudes

Like the self reliance skills we discussed earlier this week, it takes more than physical preparation to truly be prepared. Those who are great at preparing tend to have certain attitudes and traits. Here are some of the attitudes and behaviors every true prepper has. Caution It’s tempting to watch shows like The Walking Dead […]

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