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LifeStraw vs SteriPEN
Gear / Reviews

SteriPEN vs LifeStraw – Their Strengths and Weaknesses Examined

LifeStraw or SteriPEN 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

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Window Security Film: Everything You Need to Know

Window Security Film Many people may not think of a broken window as a big deal, but they can be expensive and dangerous. If you have a reason to believe that your windows are vulnerable to any kind of threat, you might want to consider investing in window security film. Window security film is a

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Preparedness / Skills / Planning

Bugging Out
Preparedness

Bugging Out (Everything From Planning to Where You Should Go!)

Bugging Out Bugging out is a common term among preppers and people in the preparedness community. On its face, it’s a simple concept, leave you home when there’s a disaster or emergency, but it’s much more complicated than that. Bugging out is when someone leaves their home because of an impending emergency or emergency that

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How To Prepare For A Family Emergency
Preparedness

Preparing for a Family Emergency (Simple 4 Step Process)

How To Prepare For A Family Emergency Some events in life are going to change the fabric of what it means to be part of your family. These are called family emergencies and can be as mundane as hospital visits or as dire as a death in the family. Family emergencies are one of the

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Does Pudding Go Bad
Preparedness

Storing Pudding Long Term: Does it Go Bad?

Does Pudding Go Bad? Pudding is a staple of almost every pantry. It’s not only delicious, but thanks to the vast array of flavors, it’s a great ingredient, too. But, one of the major upsides to pudding is that it has a very, very long shelf life. Pudding does go bad, but it has a

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Storing Dog Food Long Term: Don’t Forget Your Pets!

How To Store Dog Food Long Term It is easy to disregard the importance of your dog’s food. It may not look like the food we eat, but it is susceptible to the same elements. Just like human food, dog food breaks down over time and can have it’s taste, texture, and color changed when

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First Aid / Medical

First Aid / Medical

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

How To Make Homemade Toothpaste 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. How do you make homemade toothpaste? You

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First Aid / Medical

5 Wound Healing Plants to Help You During an Emergency

Wound Healing Plants 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

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

Wild Lettuce 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,

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Defense / Tactics

Best Body Armor for EMS
Defense / Tactics

Best Body Armor for EMS – What EMS Need and Why

Best Body Armor for EMS 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

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

Level IIA Body Armor 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

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How Much Ammo Does a Glock 19 Hold?

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

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