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10 Great Survival Tips!

1. Assume that a disaster can happen. Don't assume it won't. Survival is about 90% psychology, so being mentally & emotionally unprepared decreases your odds of surviving. 2. Don't panic. You'll likely be scared during a survival situation, by preparing before an emergency that will help you cope better. Spread facts, don't spread fear. 3. Know what your limits are. Unless your family is made up of Special Forces soldiers, they'll likely have specific needs during...

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7 Alternatives to Toilet Paper

You might have your food, water and protection all planned out, but one modern luxury that will be sorely missed when the SHTF is the unsung hero: toilet paper. Toilet paper is something that we all use and rarely think about until it’s not there. You’re never as thankful for a new roll of toilet paper as when you think you’re out and find one emergency roll sitting behind you on the toilet. Now, imagine a world where the core necessities are no longer being made,...

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How to Make Glue Out of Pine Resin

Making glue out of pine resin is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to bind something together when you’re out in the wild. It’s strong, easy to carry, and durable. Ingredients: Before making your glue, you need to collect some resin. After that, you will need to find a container to heat the glue in, a fire to heat it on, and some charcoal, which you can collect straight from the fire. Step One: Melting the Resin After the fire is lit and the wood is burning, take...

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What you need to know about paracord!

OK, I'm 30 years old and just recently found out about the many uses of 550 paracord, and I don't know how I lasted this long without it. I don't know all the military applications of it, but let me tell you; just keeping a few feet of it on your person at all times can be a real life saver. Not only can it be used for the purposes of tying things and other common uses, but once you cut into it and pull out the 7 inner strands you come into a whole new world of...

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Why Preppers Should Have Non-GMO Seeds in Their Preps!

Non-GMO seeds are bred in two ways: Hybrid seeds This refers to plant variety via a particular, cautiously controlled cross-pollination of two different plants who acts as parents to produce a plant by interbreeding the two plants to create new traits. The seeds produced by hybrid varieties are referred as not “true to type” (they do not match known features of a given plant variety). Open pollinated seeds Random pollination by natural means such as insect;...

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The Best Portable Water Filtration – Sawyer

The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is one of the most reliable, versatile and lightest filtration systems today. Only weighing just over 2 ounces, the equipment perfectly fits in the palm of your hand. It allows users to enjoy a protozoa and bacteria free filtration, making it the perfect camping, scouting or emergency preparedness gear for the entire family. Notable Features High-Performance Fiber Membrane- The membrane is part of the inline filter that allows maximum...

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How to Pick A Survival Knife

If you have a good survival knife, you have the means to obtain anything else you need in almost any situation. Of course, campers, hunters, backpackers, and fishermen already know the many benefits that survival knives have to offer. In emergency situations, a survival knife is something that you do not want to be without. When it comes to buying a survival knife, you need to understand which is the best one for your needs. The tactical pocket knife first came into...

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Best Uses for Paracord in Any Survival Situation

Paracord is one of the best survival items you can have.  It ranks right up there with duct tape when it comes to survival.  It can be used to make tents, can be used to tie all sorts of stuff together, the inner strands can be used for fishing or even sewing wounds in an emergency.  If you don't want to add it to your bag, you might consider a paracord bracelet Basically it's a must have item for any Bug Out Bag.  You'll want to have between 50 and 100 yards...

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How to Survive in the Woods

Have you ever been on a hike admiring the great views, gazing up at the tips of the trees, listening to the rustling of the leaves... and suddenly found yourself completely alone and lost? Naturally, the situation would give way to some level of panic and concern for your safety. While being lost in the woods can be a frightening experience, surviving alone in the wild is generally a matter of common sense, patience, and wisely using the gifts that nature provides. If you...

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Learn How to Make Pemmican

Vihljamur Stefansson, eminent anthropologist and arctic explorer, went on three expeditions into the Alaskan tundra during the first quarter of the 20th century. His discoveries – including the “blond” Inuit and previously uncharted Arctic lands – brought him renown on the world stage. People were fascinated by his approach to travel and exploration, the way he thrust himself fully into the native Inuit cultures he encountered. Stefansson studied their language,...

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