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Foods That Are Good for Storage
Preparedness

14 Foods That Are Good for Storage

We should all have an emergency plan in place for long-term food storage. Canned foods, dried beans, and grains are commonly known to last a long time in storage. When certain foods are prepared, sealed, and stored correctly, they can last several years or longer, depending on the food. Here are 14 foods that are

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Gear / Reviews

Difference Between a Survival Kit and a Bug Out Bag
Gear / Reviews

Survival Kit vs. Bug Out Bag: The Differences Explained

Survivalism revolves around being prepared to handle even the direst emergencies, which can happen with little to no warning. Therefore, when prepping, it’s crucial to have a well-thought-out collection of supplies at your disposal, which you can conveniently pick up and go in case of a crisis. Survival kits and bug-out bags are excellent alternatives

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Are Swiss Army Knives Waterproof
Gear / Reviews

Are Swiss Army Knives Waterproof? (What to Do if it Gets Wet)

Swiss army knives are great preparedness and survival tools that are useful in almost every type of situation. If you have one yourself, you probably keep it on hand for everyday use or exciting outdoor adventures, but you might be wondering how waterproof these knives really are. On average, Swiss Army Knives are constructed using

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Are Paracord Bracelets Actually Worth It?

Whether you are an active hiker, camper, or just enjoy the outdoors, having some survival gear can be very helpful. When it comes to choosing survival gear, it can be hard to know what is worth purchasing and what is just a gimmick. One thing that many swear by is a quality paracord bracelet to

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SteriPEN vs LifeStraw – Their Strengths and Weaknesses Examined

Water filters are essential for backpackers, campers, and survival kits. Two of the most common are the LifeStraw and SteriPEN. At first glance, they may seem like they’re very similar, but they’re actually very different. The LifeStraw is an easy to use straw style water filter that removes bacteria and protozoa. The SteriPEN is a

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Preparedness / Skills / Planning

Foods That Are Good for Storage
Preparedness

14 Foods That Are Good for Storage

We should all have an emergency plan in place for long-term food storage. Canned foods, dried beans, and grains are commonly known to last a long time in storage. When certain foods are prepared, sealed, and stored correctly, they can last several years or longer, depending on the food. Here are 14 foods that are

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can animals eat food scraps
Preparedness

Can Animals Eat Food Scraps?

Animals need sustenance just like the rest of us, but for people who don’t have extensive knowledge of what foods animals primarily eat, knowing what to give them can get quite confusing. So, can you give animals food scraps if need be? Animals can eat food scraps. While house animals, such as dogs or cats,

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How To Make Survival Knives Out of Saw Blades

Knowing how to make a survival knife out of things you already have lying around in your garage or shed is a skill that could save your life. Although you could always just buy a survival or pocket knife, knowing how to make one yourself is an excellent skill, and it’s pretty satisfying to make

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How To Hide Supplies Under Your Floorboards

Being prepared for a natural disaster, famine, global war, or another pandemic is vital. As every survivalist knows, it’s risky to store your supplies where others have easy access to them, and keeping them under your floorboards ensures that they’re well-hidden. So, how do you hide supplies under your floorboards? You can hide supplies under

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How To Survive During a Famine (Complete Guide)

It is everyone’s greatest nightmare, being trapped in an area with no food or water resources to sustain you and your loved ones. Before a famine strikes, you will generally notice a few warning signs, giving you time to prepare for your and your family’s survival. So, what are some helpful tips for surviving a

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First Aid / Medical

First Aid / Medical

How To Make Homemade Toothpaste (With All the Pros and Cons)

If you’re a do-it-yourself type of person, making homemade toothpaste is a great skill to add to your repertoire. The most basic recipe is incredibly easy to make, but if you’re looking for more customization, there are also more elaborate methods to try. You can make your own toothpaste with just baking soda and water.

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First Aid / Medical

5 Wound Healing Plants to Help You During an Emergency

There may come a time in anyone’s life where you become wounded but do not have immediate access to a hospital or some sort of medical attention. Perhaps you are out hiking and the trail back is long and arduous, maybe a remote rock climbing expedition has gone horribly wrong and help is further away

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Wild Lettuce: A Natural Pain Reliever (How to Find it and Use it)

Wild lettuce is one of the most important plants to understand if you’re in a survival situation. Wild lettuce is a plant that’s used to make various medications. It’s known for its calming, relaxing, and pain-relieving effects. Wild lettuce is also known as Acrid Lettuce, Bitter Lettuce, German Lactucarium, Green Endive, Lactuca virosa, Lactucarium, and

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Defense / Tactics

Best Body Armor for EMS
Defense / Tactics

Best Body Armor for EMS – What EMS Need and Why

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have an important, stressful job that seems to just keep getting more and more dangerous. It’s so dangerous now that it makes sense for them to wear body armor in a lot of big cities and areas that are known for gang and drug-related violence. The best armor for EMS is

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Level IIA Body Armor (Don’t Bet Your Life On It!)

Level IIA body armor has been around for quite a while. In the body armor world, it’s pretty much not considered to be protective enough to be worth your time or money. According to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), level IIA body armor must be tested to stop a 124 gr 9mm Full Metal

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How Much Ammo Does a Glock 19 Hold?

Many years ago when I first started getting into firearms, I used to have questions like this. This one is pretty common, so let’s discuss it a little. The Glock 19 is designed to hold a standard 15 round magazine plus 1 round in the chamber. It can also use optional magazines of 17, 19,

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