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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

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. Caves can provide…

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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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Mountain House Ambassador

Mountain House Ambassador

I’m proud to announce I’m now an Ambassador for Mountain House. I love Mountain House because it’s fresh, hearty food and it’s reasonably priced. You may already be familiar with Mountain House, they’re the brand behind the ultimate in delicious freeze-dried meals that are lightweight, easy to prepare, and a key ingredient to any preparedness plans. I’ll be sharing more from Mountain House soon, including some exclusive deals for you. So stay tuned!

I Hate Trail Mix – I can’t be the only one!

I Hate Trail Mix – I can’t be the only one!

I have bought so much trail mix over the years, knowing that it’s a good source of a quick bite to eat while hiking or camping or for my BOB. It’s been shoved down my throat by so many people that “TRAIL MIX IS SO GOOD FOR YOU. YOU MUST EAT IT. OMG SO GOOD. THE BEST THING EVAR.” Lots of people also say it’s a great source of energy, but did you know that ANY food is a great…

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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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Top 3 Fire Starters That Should be in Every Survival Kit

Top 3 Fire Starters That Should be in Every Survival Kit

The bow drill is a good skill to have and all for when you’re dumped into the forest with nothing but a knife. But it’s not exactly the easiest fire making skill. The point of being prepared is to be able to acquire not only the skills but the proper equipment as well in order to make sure that you’ll be able to survive. Building fires can be fun! But they don’t have to be difficult and in a prepper…

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