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How To Store Flour Long Term

As one of the big staples for baking and providing food, flour is indispensable. But like any other food, if it isn’t stored correctly, it will go bad and become unusable. If you’re storing flour in your pantry and using it regularly, you don’t have to worry about it spoiling. Storing flour long-term means eliminating,

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Pros & Cons of Food Storage

The Covid-pandemic took the world by surprise – except maybe for survivalists. The possibility of a global event that could shut down governments and economies and threaten

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Gear / Reviews

hand crank flashlights
Gear / Reviews

Pros and Cons of Hand Crank Flashlights Explained

No one wants to be in the line of danger, but disasters and accidents do happen. However, your survival chances depend on how equipped you are. The hand crank flashlight is one vital gadget to have in case of an emergency where the power supply is cut. Hand crank flashlights offer many advantages over regular

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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? (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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Preparedness / Skills / Planning

Preparedness

How To Store Flour Long Term

As one of the big staples for baking and providing food, flour is indispensable. But like any other food, if it isn’t stored correctly, it will go bad and become unusable. If you’re storing flour in your pantry and using it regularly, you don’t have to worry about it spoiling. Storing flour long-term means eliminating,

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pros and cons of food storage
Preparedness

Pros & Cons of Food Storage

The Covid-pandemic took the world by surprise – except maybe for survivalists. The possibility of a global event that could shut down governments and economies and threaten entire populations is exactly why preppers devote time and resources to perfecting the science and art of survivalism. Chief of these survival skills is stockpiling or storing food.

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Preparedness

Complete Food Storage List for 1 Year

When stockpiling a one-year food supply, you must store calorie-dense staples that contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to keep you healthy in dire situations. Additionally, the food must have a long shelf life and mustn’t require refrigeration. Here’s a complete emergency food storage list for one year: Water Grains Beans and legumes Powdered milk

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Can You Store Canned Food Outside?

Canned foods are a stable and convenient way to store various foods for an extended period. Whether buying commercially canned foods or canning foods yourself, they are a great way to keep foods for long-term storage and should be an essential item in any prepper’s pantry. But can you store canned foods just anywhere, or

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Why You Shouldn’t Store Food on the Floor

Storing food is a crucial part of being a prepper. It is recommended to stockpile at least a gallon (3.78 liters) of water and 2,000 calories per person per day. This is no easy feat, so you should be keen on being resourceful, prudent, and tactical in your approach to storing food. You should not

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Is Dry Canning Safe?

The concept of canning has been around for a couple of centuries now, and many have used it to preserve different types of food. However, although dry canning was initially a popular preservation method, the realities of dry canning are now coming to light. Dry canning is not safe. Since bacteria respond poorly to the

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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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