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When it comes to wildfires, safety tips like evacuating in a timely manner and listening to individuals who are in charge during rescue efforts will without a doubt keep you and your family safe. Wildfires may be natural or man-made, and can damage hundreds of acres of land, leaving behind a long trail of […]
Eli has tasked me with finding a way to get the ‘mesage’out. The cult controls all communications, not to mention all the bridges in and out. Our only hope is to fly out before they are able to control the skies as well. I’ve got my gear with me, I plan on leaving ‘tonigh’tunder’cover of darkness. Wish me luck. – Kyle
My bunker’s compromised, some asshat drove a fucking dredge into it. I tried to get it loose, but every time I touch the controls it just digs a deeper hole. ‘Last’thing I need is a bunch of veggies swimming in to steal my shit.
After getting over the roped crate, climb up on the stack to your right and break through the wall. Move and drop slowly into the next room to avoid disturbing the bees then head into the stairwell at the base of the elevator.
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Precious metals have been moneys since before Jesus. That deserves some respect. The other part about these precious metals is that their value increases over time. Its very important that you take into consideration that your dollars do little more than collect germs over time. In fact, with the growing national debt you could say …
Jump to the platform and use the grapple to swing across the next gap. From here, the path is very straightforward – though you’ll need to jump from grapple to grapple once or twice to get up to the summit. The real danger here is the threat of an eagle attack; the birds are far deadlier than you might expect – as the team before you found out.
Choosing a weapon, and accessories is always going to be dependent on what they are being used for. For instance, you might be looking for an easy to use pistol for home protection, or the best red dot sight, to help make hunting trips more successful. It’s no different with survivalism; you need to make […]
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Hugh James Latimer (HJL) is the Managing Editor of SurvivalBlog, the original blog for prepping and survival for when SHTF, where he manages the blog’s day-to-day operations, applying his diverse technical, management, and editorial expertise.
Perhaps not readily evident is that as I write and as I research, I am standing side by side with you during this prepping journey. Like you, I continually strive to expand my knowledge and increase my survival skills. For us, our common goal is to learn to depend on ourselves not others for our basic well-being – no matter what.
JWR is a journalist, technical writer, and novelist. His survivalist novel Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse, is a modern classic that reached #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list. Two of his other novels have also been best New York Times bestsellers.
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One of the basic prepping tenants is stockpiling easy-to-store foods that are readily accessible in case of an emergency or crisis. Yet, it goes without saying that while a fresh deli sandwich might sound great, some foods store easier and for longer than others. Today, let’s take a look at some foods that make excellent hoarding basics and can fill you up in a hurry.
Watch “The Walking Dead” and “The Day After.” The greatest threat will be “normal” citizens who will respond to the Reptilian Portion of their brain, and ethics are out the window. It will be kill or be killed. You’d better be prepared to do things; like kill women and maybe even children, if things get really bad. It’s not going to be “fun camping trip.”
A Prepper is a person who takes Personal Responsibility and Self Reliance seriously. Preparedness is an important part of life for a serious Prepper. They follow the Five Principles of Preparedness while they Walk the Path of the Prepper.
Skills don’t weigh nuthin. Get it into your head right now that it would be better to know how to make something out of scrap you find than it would to carry it. with enough knowlege, you could get dropped off into the middle of the woods naked and still be able to survive. Sounds kind of fun, actually. Maybe a little painful. Drill, drill, drill. A big part of preparation is rehearsal. Special Forces units practice for months for operations; you should too.
People who are in shape statistically survive emergency situations more often. There are many reasons for this but think about it; if you’re in shape, you won’t require as many medicines, you’ll be able to walk farther with more weight, and you’ll better be able to defend yourself. Start working out, eating right and getting enough sleep. It’s a change that you should be doing even if you’re not new to prepping but could end up being the one thing that saves your life. The INSANITY workout is one that a lot of Soldiers I know are using and they love it. It’s not an easy workout plan, but if losing weight and getting in shape were easy, everyone would be doing it.
My rough estimate was that, food aside, you could do it all for around $400, get nearly everything from Amazon.com, and would not have to do it all at once. Food would be nearly free because for anything up to a year one could easily (and in my opinion ideally) simply store more of one’s normal canned goods, pasta, etc. MREs and freeze dried food are not normally necessary for short term disasters, and they are both expensive and, because they are a change in diet, stressful.
I totally agree that you should re-purpose those jugs. Before using them, I would use a generous swish of bleach to clean them and then store water for cleaning purposes and also, how about using them for your DIY cleaners and laundry soap?
There are two kinds of preppers: those who plan to run for the hills and those who hope to stay put for as long as possible. If you are the latter kind, you’ve undoubtedly outfitted your home with every conceivable advantage, from security windows and doors to months-worth of shelf-safe foods. However, if you haven’t […]
The point is, have one overall plan that you can grab that will reference everything. This emergency plan should also list not only what you’ve prepared but what you still need to look into or get. Then you need to find the discipline to train and practice your plans until they’re drilled into your family’s heads. Repetition is the key. Rehearse anything that relates to your plan, even if you can’t always do the whole thing. Give assignments to each member in your party to study and teach to the rest.
There are a lot of different things you can put on your bug out bag list and there’s not really one list of contents that you should follow. Each item in your kit will depend on your skill set and what you’re trying to prepare for. It’ll also change depending on your region, the season […]
One thing to think about if your budget is tight is to go in with other like-minded individuals on large quantity purchases (#5 on the list or sooner if you’re already at that point with family/friends). I can only speak about Sam’s Club membership but I’m fairly certain the membership bulk stores are similar in prices. We do have a Costco, but it’s near Dave and Busters here and with my kid(s) in tow… Id never get any shopping done. Last time I renewed, it was $40/yr for the basic membership and $100 for preferred (preferred = more in-store coupons, can shop during early morning with business customers, and other benefits). Since Sam’s is no longer cash or Discover Card only, there are more options for paying (forget VISA, they still don’t take it). Split the membership cost and make sure individual’s with the flexibility to get others that chipped in on the cost have the cards for the store. I think there’s a limit to 2 ID cards on the basic, not sure on preferred memberships.
So far the closest we’ve come to an emergency situation since being married was the ice storm that ravaged the southeast last year. We were vehicle-less for 3 days due to ice, but we did have power most of the time and our home is gas heat and gas stove for cooking. There was a lot less stress and anxiety knowing that we had enough supplies to go more than a month comfortably.
It’s become clear that there are 3 camps for doomsday prepping: Just Enough, Ready For Almost Anything and See You When the Dust Settles. We’ll cover each of these doomsday prepping scenarios here and try to think which one most applies to your prepping plan.
If you’re reading this and you’re a Peggie, I’ve got you in my sights 🙂 If you’re Resistance, come on up and see me in the grain elevator. I got some goodies you can use against the cult. Just watch your step as you come up, I got a lot of little friends who don’t wanna be disturbed.
12 Months of Prepping provides enough of the basics to get you by for a short period with the end result being that you will be more prepared than 90% of your neighbors. It is not designed to prepare you for XX number of days since there are way too many variables involved to do that in a short article such as this one.
Even if you’re not the official card carrier, you can still gain entry into the store. One card holder can bring 2 individuals in (again, basic only, not sure on preferred). If you’re single, shop together and bust up the quantities. Even when I was a single mom, I would shop at Sam’s with a friend. Neither one of us needed 50 rolls of toilet paper (nor did we have the storage space), but splitting it between 2 people made it more manageable – cost and storage wise.
The Gold-Silver Ratio Is Not ‘Subject To Any Kind Of Cap’ — ICBC. JWR’s Comment: Spot silver is now almost laughably low versus other tangibles. I’m actively buying silver. Selling Bitcoin on days when it is over $8,000 USD, and then buying physical silver when it is under $16.50 per Troy ounce is just common sense. And if you can get a coin dealer to sell you silver directly for Bitcoin, then all the better. Three precious metals companies that accept Bitcoin are: APMEX (a long-time SurvivalBlog advertiser), JMBullion, and SilverGoldBull.com. Buy low and sell high, folks.
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