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Urban Bug Out Bags: What They Are, Why You Need One, and How to Pack One

An urban bug out bag may not be something you’ve ever heard of or considered owning. But if you live in an urban setting, you should know that bugging out isn’t something you do only in rural areas. A city can be the worst place to be in when a disaster strikes. You not only …

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How to Start Beekeeping in 8 Easy Steps

Bees have been pollinating flowers around the world since the beginning of time, and humans started beekeeping as early as 5000 BC. Over the past seven thousand plus years, beekeeping has only become easier and more efficient, meaning that even you can become a beekeeper. If you’ve found this post it means that you at …

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The 17 Best Prepper Websites You Need to Follow

There has been an explosion in prepper websites over the last 10 years and massive growth in those looking for this kind of content. Over the years I have changed the websites that I read and spend my time on. New sites have popped up and some sites just weren’t doing it for me anymore. …

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Beginner’s Guide to Ferro Rods & How to Use Them

I can still remember sitting in front of my fireplace with a ball of torn paper strips, a magnesium rod, and a Ferro rod fire starter. I would shave a little of the magnesium bar onto the paper and then try my best to shower sparks onto the magnesium using the included striker. I was …

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How to Start a Fire with a Magnifying Glass

Starting a fire with a magnifying glass is essential for survivalists or avid outdoorsmen. Why a magnifying glass? It works as an excellent substitute for starting fires in the absence of matches or a lighter. When you’ve exhausted your lighter fuel and matches and your fire steel is worn down, a magnifying glass could be the …

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The 21 Best Survival Books That Should Be In Your Collection

The need for survival books. Our survival instinct kicks in when we face an emergency or disaster, whether in an urban setting or the wilderness. However, our modern lifestyles barely equip us with the skills to take the steps to ensure our survival. The good news is that survival skills are not usually that hard …

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The Best Foraging Bags and Baskets

One of the keys to a successful forage — whether you’re hunting for mushrooms, fresh fruits, and vegetables, or anything in between — is having the right foraging accessories on hand. When it comes to accessories, there’s none more important than the foraging bag or basket you choose to bring with you on your hunt. …

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How to Survive Falling Through Ice

Ice formation may seem harmless when the winter months roll around.  Especially if you typically enjoy fun activities on the ice, such as ice skating, ice fishing, hockey, or cross-country skiing. With that said, unless the ice is thick enough to handle the weight on top of it, you will be at risk of falling …

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