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Bug Out Bag Checklist

In EDC and Bugging Out by M.D. Creekmore14 Comments

Some people might consider a bug-out bag and a 72-hour kit as essentially the same thing. For the purposes of this article, we will consider them as two separate kits. The 72-hour kit is more of a “stay at home and ride out the short-term disaster” kit, while the bug-out bag described below is more of a “grab and go” …

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What Survival Skills Does A Prepper Need?

In Prepping and Survivalism by M.D. Creekmore8 Comments

Top 15 Essential Prepper Skills to Learn Now! Any person who sets out to acquire a set of survival skills must start with a brutally honest self-assessment. If you don’t make a truthful appraisal of where you are in terms of your survival skills and knowledge, you have no reliable means of getting to where you want to be. Do …

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Building A Mobile Solar Power Station

In Off-The-Grid Alternative Power, Prepping and Survivalism by Contributor5 Comments

by Dan W One of the more important things we’ve wanted to include with our other prepping supplies is a communication system. Something beyond two cans and a string! Should a catastrophic event occur we don’t expect help in the form of government assistance will be readily available. Besides, we are leery and don’t think we’d want that kind of help ……….. …

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How to Build a Small Game Survival Snare For Rabbit

In Bushcraft and Outdoors by Contributor2 Comments

by SurvivorDan Before we begin with a discussion of the construction of the most basic primitive/minimal* tension trap; a quick look at the ethics of primitive trapping. Modern trap use is legal as long as you obey the local laws, licensing, seasons, limits, etc. Primitive trapping is illegal in most places and definitely in my neck of the woods…er…desert. Exigent circumstances may …

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How To Be A Prepper With A Disability

In Prepping and Survivalism by Contributor19 Comments

by W. D. Sultemeier – The Wheelchair Prepper When MD asked for readers’ help I responded with a suggestion for an article about and for the prepper who finds himself in a handicapped situation. I really meant the suggestion for MD to take the ball and run with it but he turned the table and challenged me to prepare a …

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Colorado Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

In Knives and Related Topics by Contributor2 Comments

Colorado conjures images of the Rocky Mountains, snow-capped ski slopes and wide-open space. Colorado is not the most restrictive state in terms of knife laws, but it is certainly not the most relaxed either. As a state that falls in the middle of being knife friendly and knife-restrictive, it is important to understand which knives are legal to own and …

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Maryland Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Maryland’s knife laws have been under scrutiny lately. The Chesapeake State is not only in close proximity to the Washington, D.C., but it is the home to one of the most violent cities in America, Baltimore, which reported 98.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in 2018.[i] However, it is not just a surge in violent crimes that have brought Maryland’s …

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California Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Knives laws in the Golden State are not as complicated as they initially seem. California is a big state and there is no state law preemption. Surprisingly, however, California is relatively relaxed in terms of ownership.  Broadly speaking, carrying knives whether open or concealed is legal in California. However, it is illegal to own many knives which are detailed below. …