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Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Heavy?

How to Lighten Your Bug Out Bag Using the 80/20 Rule Have you ever wondered how to lighten your bug out bag? I certainly have. In fact, I recently took a critical look at my own 72-hour survival kit, and discovered some pretty interesting ways to save weight in the …

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Ultimate Bug Out Bag Checklist for Preppers and Survivalists

The Bug Out Bag Contents Guide -or- What to Pack When You’re Expecting… (TEOTWAWKI)    Yeah, yeah, I know. “Not another bug out bag checklist!” There are a thousand other checklists out there already and here I am adding another one to the pile. But here’s the thing: none of …

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Best Tactical and Military Watches of 2019

The 2019 Military/Tactical Watch Buying Guide Updated: 11/6/18 Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a watch guy. I’m old school and a firm believer that every man everyone should carry a watch. Sure you’ve got a phone that tells the time but what about when your battery dies? Or you …

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The (Almost) Free Bug Out Bag

I’m going to tell you a secret… … come a little closer… … little more… … are you ready? … “Prepping” is a lot easier and cheaper than you think. Being prepared doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a $200 bug out backpack and a Rambo survival knife. …

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Yukon Alpha Survival Kit Review

*This is not a sponsored post, just an honest description of our giveaway item. We were not reimbursed in any way by the manufacturer. Yukon Alpha Survival Kit Review We couldn’t find a good review on this survival backpack kit, the grand prize from our bug out bag giveaway (worth $229), so we …

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Boy scout survival skills

10 Boy Scout Merit Badges Every Prepper Should Have

Be prepared Is there a motto more fitting for preppers? This is the simple principle that the Boy Scouts have taught for generations. Know what gear you’re going to need and pack accordingly, know what hazards may be a factor and plan for these, know what skills will be required and …

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Paracord: Projects & Uses – Posts of the Week Wednesday

Paracord 101: The Basics Welcome to another edition of Posts of the Week Wednesday! This is our weekly roundup of the the best prepper, homesteading, survivalist, and off the grid living content that we’ve seen this week. This week’s theme is…(drumroll?)… Paracord. Paracord is one of those survival supplies that is in …

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Get Home Bags Guide and checklist

Build a Get Home Bag with Our Essentials Checklist

You already have a Bug Out Bag (BOB), and you already have your Every Day Carry (EDC), but what about a Get Home Bag (GHB)? I know what you’re thinking – you want me to carry another bag? Think about it this way: what if you’re at work and disaster …

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bugging out beginners guide

Posts of the Week Wednesday – Bugging Out

Bugging Out: A Beginner’s Guide Wow, can you believe it’s Posts of the Week Wednesday already? I don’t know about you but this week has flown by. I feel like I just wrote the Getting Started Prepping POWW yesterday! If you’re new to our little survival blog, every week we (I) write …

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How to Choose the Best Bug Out Bag Backpack

The Bug Out Bag Backpack Ultimate Guide Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get into the meat of the subject, picking the best bug out bag backpack for you. You might see me refer to it as a GOOD bag (Get Out Of Dodge), bail out bag, bugout …

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Posts of the Week Wednesday – Getting Started Prepping

Newbie Collection For Preppers Welcome back for another Posts of the Week Wednesday! This is the part of the week where we share the best prepper and survival articles we’ve read lately. This week’s theme (if you hadn’t already read the title) is all about how to get started prepping. If …

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Posts of the Week Wednesday – Multi Use Survival Gear

Hey… Hey… Guess what day it is… It’s Posts of the Week Wednesday! Ok, maybe we get more excited about it than you but the POWW gives us an excuse to read all the survival, prepper, homesteading, EDC, and bug out bag articles we want because…um…it’s totally for the POWW post. …

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Post of the Week Wednesday – DIY Prepper Projects

DIY Survival Projects Welcome back to another Post of the Week Wednesday! We didn’t mean to do it but all of our posts this week are DIY projects that you can do on your own at home. Or do them on the street, it’s your party. DIY Solar Generator Our first …

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The Rule of Three – Disaster Survival

Rule of Three For Survival In survivalist circles you will often hear of “the rule of three.” This illustrates how a person cannot live three minutes without air, three days without water, or live three weeks without food. Barring the occasional exception to this, the prudent prepper will be served well by …

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