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What Are The Best Survival Knives For The Money

Written by – Jesse Mathewson One of the most underrated and over marketed essential components of a bug out, survival, bushcrafters kit are the knife, or in my case knives. Since the rollover in 2000 and failure to collapse of anything at that time, the prepper, survival world has blossomed as an entirely new industry. This has led to knife builders getting into designing knives for large production companies versus the plethora of smaller individual...

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Will Pacemakers Survive an EMP?

by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. A surgeon recently wrote to ask whether a modern pacemaker would survive an EMP. It would have been easy to provide a gut reaction and say, “No way!” After all, an EMP might generate fields on the order of 50 kV/m. But is that answer correct? The surgeon went so far as to ask the pacemaker manufacturer (Medtronic) if they thought the device would survive. The company didn’t have an...

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How To Collect Rainwater For Home Use

by Chuck H Water has always been an afterthought for me and my prepping. It’s so easy for me to take it for granted when all I need to do is turn a faucet handle and fresh, clean water is made available. But what if the power goes down for a significant amount of time and eventually the water stations with it? So I finally decided to store some water for just such an occasion....

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Do It Yourself Off The Grid Solar Power System

by Robert B Building an off-grid power source for your home or “Bug Out” location is not as difficult as you may think. Having power can drastically improve the quality of life during a long or short-term power outage. After losing all of our food during a three-day power outage after a severe storm, we learned quickly that taking the power grid for granted was not a good time. Please keep in mind that we...

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Vintage Army Advice on the Importance of Staying Fit (Applies To Everyone… Even You!)

Editor’s note: The following excerpt was included in FM 21-13, an Army field manual published in 1952. Staying in as good of physical condition as possible is important for everyone (even you) and this article gives some good tips on why and how you can do that. FM 21-13 THE SOLDIER’S GUIDE Section VI. PHYSICAL TRAINING Military leaders have always recognized that soldiers do a much better job if they are in good physical condition....

Home Security and Safety Tips for Single Women Living Alone

by Susan B The security at home essay reminded of something that happened to me a few years back. I was having another sleepless night a few months after my husband had passed away, I fell asleep around 3 AM, I woke up 20 or 30 minutes later to my back door being kicked in, a man screaming to let him in. I was certain he could not gain entry as I’d replaced the door...

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How To Prepare For and Survive a Nuclear Attack

by Joel Skousen (first published on November 28, 2017) With this week’s claimed test of a hydrogen nuclear device, North Korea is one step closer to making good on its threat to nuke some portion of the USA or its territories. It is still not an imminent threat since North Korea apparently lacks the technology to build a warhead can withstand the extreme heat of high-speed reentry into the atmosphere—the last two missile warheads burned up...

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How to Make Homemade Soap Bars for Beginners

by Krystal Brown Making your own soap is an enjoyable and useful activity. Homemade soaps are also better for the skin because they contain glycerin. Glycerin is a natural product of the soap making process. But, with many commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed and used to make lotions and other cosmetics. With self-made soaps, the glycerin is not removed and you will benefit from its soothing and moisturizing effects. When you are just starting...

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How to Buy Rural Land Without Getting Conned or Ripped Off

by MountainSurvivor About fifteen years ago, when I went to Oklahoma with a friend of mine, we met a man in his mid- to late-fifties that offered to sell us some land that he said he owned. When we went to look at the piece, we saw a small travel trailer sitting there, surrounded by dense stickery brush, and he told us what a good deal he would make us. After we headed out to discuss...

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Do It Yourself Long-Term Bushcraft Survival Shelter Ideas

by Alex P Veteran bushcrafters innately understand the Rule of Threes. The Rule of Threes is as follows: humans will die after 3 minutes with no air, 3 days without water, or 3 weeks of going without food. At least, those are the most commonly known rules. One that is equally essential and that gets glossed over is the fact that people can die in three hours without shelter that thoroughly protects them from fatalities...