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How to Make a Fishing Weir Trap

Fishing Weirs: How to Build a Primitive Fish Trap

It’s natural for folks like you that take survival prepping seriously to think you are somewhat ready in case you are faced with a sudden war or other catastrophe that causes social breakdown. Your survival backpack is packed and ready to go and you even have a good supply of …

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How to Build a DIY Rocket Stove for Camping

How to Build a DIY Rocket Stove

I have spent many nights in front of the campfire. Telling tales to my companions, cooking hotdogs and marshmallows over the fire, and enjoying watching other people try to dodge the smoke. It’s fun, but I have also had a fair few nights where either because of a lack of wood …

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Natural Remedies for Preppers

The Top 6 Natural Remedies For Preppers

It might be a global economic meltdown. It may be an earthquake or the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Possibly a flood situation arises, sometimes rather quickly. Do you know the important things you need to prepare before such a disaster occurs? For centuries, mankind has relied on Mother Nature …

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9 Invaluable Survival Uses for a Knife

Why Bother Carrying a Knife? We had a new guy at our group a couple weeks ago. He had a lot of the typical preconceived notions that preppers and survivalists were radicals trying to overthrow the government or anti-social dooms-day’ers that needed to take their medication and calm down. But …

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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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