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Identifying and Reducing Risks of Cross Contamination

Cross contamination is one of the most serious threats to public health and safety out there.  It only takes one mistake to contract a wide-array of illnesses or become exposed to harmful substances.  The good news is that it only takes some basic steps to reduce risks to exposure, and these precautions can mean the …

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Choosing Appropriate Footwear for Wilderness Travel

It is incredibly important to choose footwear that will fit the conditions that you expect to encounter. Some shoes and boots are ideal for walking along trails while others are designed to be used in rougher terrain. Let’s take a quick look at some characteristics of popular footwear options in order to help you to maximize …

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4 Mistakes Preppers Make Early On

Prepping isn’t rocket science, and a lot of common sense goes a long way. But, for many who are new at the game, getting things just right can seem a bit confusing. How do you prepare for every possible eventuality? What steps can be taken to provide options when all hell breaks loose? These questions …

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The Impact of Local, Regional and National Disasters

The Impact of Local, Regional and National Disasters The vast majority of disasters that we encounter are localized and confined to a relatively small area.  While this makes providing relief services as well as access to basic essentials easier, it also gives us a false sense of security that this will always be the case.  …

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The World’s Most Dangerous Turtles

The World’s Most Dangerous Turtles Most people don’t think of turtles as being a threat to humans.  However, there are a few species that have a ferocious bite that can lead to serious injury or death.  Let’s take a closer look at turtles that are best to be avoided whenever possible. Leatherback Sea Turtle This …

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Simple Trapping Methods for Catching Turtles

Simple Trapping Methods for Catching Turtles Turtles are an abundant and excellent source of food, and they are very easy to catch.  You can either fish for them or build traps depending on their size and habitat, and both options allow you to deploy, leave and check back on them later.  Let’s take a look …

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Maximize Protein Intake During Survival Situations

Maximize Protein Intake During Survival Situations We need anywhere from .5-.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight on a daily basis.  We get the bulk of our protein from meats and fish under normal circumstances, and legumes or beans provide a vegetable option that is equally beneficial.  However, during survival situations, we need …

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What if Someone Wants to Leave Your Shelter?

What if Someone Wants to Leave Your Shelter? We spend an awful amount of time planning and preparing for bugging-in or out, and rightly so.  We need to have supplies, tools and resources on hand to sustain us until whatever threat we are facing passes.  However, one of the things that we rarely think or …

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Common Sense Advice for Securing Your Home

Common Sense Advice for Securing Your Home You don’t have to go to extremes to reinforce your home and create a deterrent for potential intruders.  In fact, it’s very easy to overlook some very simple things that all of us can do right now to significantly enhance our home security.  Let’s look at some suggestions …

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Beneficial Uses for Alcohol in a post SHTF Scenario

Beneficial Uses for Alcohol in a post SHTF Scenario Alcohol and prepping is a sensitive topic, especially due to the risk that turning to the bottle may be the way that many people cope with a disaster.  However, leaving that aside, it’s important to consider some really good uses for alcohol during the prolonged aftermath …

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