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10 Ways to Find Water in the wild

10 Ways to Find Water to Survive the Wilderness

Finding Water in the Wild You’re in the middle of a multi-day hike. The plan was to follow the trail, but you took a wrong turn. Now you’re lost. You try to get back to the trail unsuccessfully and end up spending the night in the backcountry. By the time …

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Best Survival Knives

Best Survival Knives of 2018

In a life and death situation, you want the best tool possible. And when you’re out in the wild, you want the best survival knife possible. Here’s my story of when a knife saved my life and why I always carry one whenever I go into the woods now: Whether …

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A Beginner's Guide to Survival Shelters

A Beginner’s Guide to Survival Shelter: A Prepper’s Primer

Shelter is a prepper’s most valuable asset. Food, water, and security mean nothing if you are constantly exposed to the elements. Whether you’re preparing for a natural disaster, a strike on the electrical grid, or worse, your first question should be: do I have access to sufficient shelter or the …

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Common Concealed Carry Mistakes

Common Concealed Carry Mistakes

Being a prepper means being prepared for an emergency no matter where you are. Which is why more and more people are deciding to carry a concealed weapon when they leave the house. But the work and responsibilities of folks who want to carry concealed aren’t finished when they pay …

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8 Reasons Every Prepper Should Learn Archery

8 Reasons Preppers Should Learn Archery

Picture this… a lone survivor, scavenging a bio-hazardous wasteland carrying a bow and arrow.  He carries some basic supplies and lives by his survival skills.  There are no firearms in his world.  Society collapsed years ago.  There’s no infrastructure in place to manufacture any new equipment.  For him food is …

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Best Tactical Backpacks of 2018

Tactical Backpacks: What Are They and Why Do You Need One? It was not a good day. For the first time in over 15 years we drug our sorry butts back to the trailhead in defeat, with the loss of our gear as evident as the loss of our pride. …

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Build a DIY Hunting Blind

How to Build a Natural Deer Hunting Blind

Quick Navigation Before You Start Choose Your Location Choose Your ToolsBuilding a Deer Blind Ground Deer Hunting Blind Elevated Deer Hunting BlindWrapping It Up Before You Start First of all, let’s begin by defining what a deer hunting blind is. It’s a camouflaged shelter that gives you a good vantage point, …

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DIY Survival Fishing Kit

Build Your Own DIY Fishing Kit

Alright, if you’re checking out this site, chances are you are well aware that you can find guides on building many different handy survival kits and other survival items right here on Know Prepare Survive. Let’s take a moment to speak about a Do-It-Yourself minimalist fishing kit. You can stash this fishing …

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5.11 Rush 72 tactical backpack review

5.11 Rush 72 Backpack Review – Our New Favorite Bug Out Bag?

5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack Features Plenty of space, well organized pockets, hydration bladder compatible, comfortable, and tough as nails Comfort 5.11 checked all the boxes here. Well padded shoulder straps, ventilated back padding, and a sternum strap Price You pay for quality here. Sure, you can get a cheaper …

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10 essential survival items for hunting

10 Essential Survival Items To Pack When Hunting

Whether you're a hunting pro or just a newbie in the game, there's a 90% chance you'll end up forgetting some things that you should've prepared beforehand.But don't fret, because we're here to make sure that you're properly covered and armed for any kind of situation—emergency or not—that can happen …

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suunto core all black military watch review

Suunto Core All Black Military Watch Review

Suunto Core All Black Military Watch Features Let's get it out of the way now, the Core does not have GPS. It does have plenty of other features like a barometer, altimeter, and compass (an "ABC watch") Ease of Use Super simple to use, there's no need to even read …

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secret gun storage ideas

10 Hidden Weapon Storage Ideas

Standard weapon storage can often be bulky and frankly unattractive; this obviously is a huge turn off to anyone looking for gun storage for their home, most people prefer something unobtrusive and attractive.  Regular gun safes also often take up a lot of space, which is not ideal if you …

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best gun for home defense

How to Choose the Best Gun for Home Defense

Quick Navigation What's the Right Home Defense Gun For Me? Research the LawHandguns vs. Long GunsChoosing a HandgunSelecting the CaliberWhat Size Handgun Should You Choose?Pistols vs. RevolversChoosing a Long GunShotgunsRifles Takeaways What's the Right Home Defense Gun For Me?We are fortunate enough to live in a world where the police …

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diy survival gear

Homemade Survival Gear for Long Term Treks

Survival 101: Homemade Survival Gear Quick NavigationFire and Heating ToolsWhat You NeedInstructionsLightShelterDIY Fishing RodWhat You NeedInstructionsDIY Water FiltrationWhat You NeedInstructionsPlanning a long-term trek through one of the many beautiful forests or mountain tops can be a great experience for you and friends. However, it’s important that you bring a survival bag …

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