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How To Bug Out With Kids

How To Bug Out With Kids

When I got pregnant with Baby Rogue, I knew immediately that I would have a lot of work to do when it came to preparedness. Being prepared for adults is so easy, but as soon as you throw kids or pets in the mix, it can get a lot more complicated. Bugging out with kids can get especially tricky. I wrote a blog post at LetsTalkSurvival.com that offers some suggestions on how to bug out with children. Check it out:…

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Real Life Emergency Bug Out – “My First Bug Out”

Real Life Emergency Bug Out – “My First Bug Out”

At about 6:00 pm, on November 9, 1977, L&N freight train no. 407 derailed at Gull point near Pensacola, Florida. Among the 35 cars that tumbled off the track that evening were 2 containing anhydrous ammonia. The ammonia released into the air resulted in the death of 2 people, the injury of 46, and the evacuation of over 1,000. That was 40 years ago today. I was 16 years old. This was my first “bug-out”. It was already dark that…

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How To Navigate Using an Analog Watch Instead of Compass

How To Navigate Using an Analog Watch Instead of Compass

It can be easy to lose your bearings without a compass. Yet, there are ways of findings North, East, South, and West even without a compass. One method is using an Analog Watch. For the Northern Hemisphere you would point the hour hand towards the sun. Next, draw an imaginary straight line in between the right side of the hour hand and 12 o’clock. The direction pointing out from the watch from the middle of the hour hand and 12…

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Prepping 101: Bartering,Trading Items & Skills for SHTF

Prepping 101: Bartering,Trading Items & Skills for SHTF

There are a lot of things to consider when thinking about bartering and trading in SHTF. You’ll probably find a lot of articles online that talk about a million and 1 possible items to barter/trade. But let’s look at it from a realistic standpoint. Is this for bugging in or bugging out? If you’re planning to store a lot of items for bugging in purposes then as long as you have the room, you can store as many as you…

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Top 4 Wearable Fire Starters

Top 4 Wearable Fire Starters

I feel like I talk about fire starting skills and tools a lot. I talk about it a lot because fire can be the source of survival. It provides warmth, security, light, cooks food, boils water (for drinking) and lots more! In short, fire is awesome. I’m always trying to think of ways to have fire making tools and materials readily available to me no matter what situation. I have some on my keychain and in my diaper bag (which…

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Top 4 Emergency Shelter Ideas

Top 4 Emergency Shelter Ideas

Editor/Contributor: Joshua Garcia Shelter is generally #2 on my list (#1 is water). However, it’s still important. When we think about shelter, we need to keep in mind that the clothes on our back and our surroundings can help us with shelter. For instance, the hat on your hat provides some good shelter from the sun. Or that big coat provides shelter from the rain or snow or wind. The trees that surround you can provide protection from the sun….

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Do you know where the nearest Nuclear Power Reactors are to you?

Do you know where the nearest Nuclear Power Reactors are to you?

This post isn’t to scare you, it’s to simply inform you of a potential danger in case of a wide spread emergency or disaster or even a small leak. Nuclear power plants generate a lot of power all across the world. However, they can also be quite dangerous if people are no longer around or able to maintain them or something goes wrong in which there is a leak. We were watching an episode of Last Man on Earth and…

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Top 5 Survival/Prepper Fire Starters & Fire Starting Tips

Top 5 Survival/Prepper Fire Starters & Fire Starting Tips

Instafire – I don’t watch much TV but apparently the inventors of this product were on Shark Tank! Instafire is truly awesome. It lights easily and you only need a little bit to get a good fire started. It says it will only start 4 fires, but I can start a lot more fires with the stuff inside of there. The one downside to it is that it doesn’t have a zipper! So once it’s opened, it’s open and it’ll…

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Do you feel too comfortable in your prepping/survival skills?

Do you feel too comfortable in your prepping/survival skills?

I was watching an episode of Dual Survival and Cody made a good point. He talked about how he may have all the skills on how to make a fire, but just because he has those skills, he shouldn’t rest on his laurels. Sometimes, even when he does everything right to make a fire, it just doesn’t work and that’s how it goes. You keep trying to figure out how to make that fire work. All too often I hear…

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How To Survive Anything by Tim MacWelch and Outdoor Life [Book Review]

How To Survive Anything by Tim MacWelch and Outdoor Life [Book Review]

There are a ton of survival books out there that boast ‘how to survive anything’, but very rarely do they mention anything outside of the zombie apocalypse. This book, however, talks about realistic situations from hurricanes to how to to deal with an armed madman and all the way to social collapse. I feel like this book really does cover every conceivable situation. What I like most about this book is how straight to the point it is. It tells…

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