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Emergency Prep: Building Fire

By Andrew J. / July 11, 2019

A fire can occur anywhere, even in places where proper protocol has been followed. It’s always important to have an emergency plan, but it’s particularly crucial for anyone who works in a school, office, or any other large building (especially one with multiple floors). The fire emergency preparation plan involves two things: information and delegation. […]

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Outdoor Shelters: How To Choose The Right Location

By Andrew J. / August 6, 2018

Staying indoors is much more pleasant than trying to survive outside. However, in some situations, you might need to leave your home and bug out elsewhere to survive. Usually, you have two choices. You can either go to another urban area that’s unaffected, or you can go to a wilderness environment. It all depends on […]

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The Expert Prepper’s Fire Starting Tips and Tricks

By Emma C / July 23, 2018

The ability to start a fire is very important when you’re camping outdoors. You need fire to cook, stay warm, and even keep animals at bay. Trying to start a fire from scratch outdoors is a Herculean task and if you do not know how to do it, you’ll probably never succeed. In this article, […]

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5 Off-the-Grid Energy Alternatives

By Emma C / June 29, 2018

Our lives revolve around energy. We rely on electricity to keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter, to freeze, heat, and cook our food, and to power the various devices we use for countless tasks every day. In first world countries today, almost everyone has power. In a crisis, though, life […]

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Fighting Off Starvation When The Lights Go Out

By Emma C / April 18, 2018

When the grid goes down, you’re going to realize that virtually all the food you eat is already cooked. Of course you know that you have to cook your meat, poultry, fish, etc., but most of the things we consider to be outside of the need-to-be-cooked category have been cooked, just not by you. So […]

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The City Dweller’s Guide to Getting the Most From a Wood Stove

By Emma C / February 12, 2016

In these days of heating systems and electric fireplaces it can be hard to imagine living any other way. The method I am about to explain to you is one some of us may (or may not) remember from our childhoods, but nonetheless remains a pretty basic and efficient way of heating your home. The […]

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How to Start a Fire in the Rain

By Andrew J. / January 13, 2016

Mother Nature is neutral. She does not care if you’re able to survive what she throws at you. That’s her nature… uncaring, unpredictable, wild and beautiful. I love a rainy night. But, come on! When I started this article, it had rained 16 out of the last 17 days in Georgia. Figuratively and literally, we […]

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Brilliant Ideas for Using Tin Cans in a Survival Situation

By Andrew J. / January 10, 2016

There is one item that every prepper in the world is guaranteed to have: canned food. Even if they mostly have dehydrated or freeze-dried food, every prepper has at least one can or corn or beans somewhere. And of course, canned food usually comes in tin cans. Most people throw them away without a second […]

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The Perfect Fire Without Matches

By Andrew J. / November 20, 2015

There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an essential survival skill. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll need a fire, but you don’t have matches. Maybe your single […]

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The Future of Earth Is a Burning One

By Andrew J. / September 14, 2015

Over the past few weeks, Northern California has been devastated by numerous forest fires, some of which are still burning prolifically. In Lake County, two of these fires have merged and collectively torched almost 100,000 acres, and are still only partially contained. The largest of these fires began in late July, and is just now […]

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