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8 Practical Survival Tricks

  It’s time for another round of helpful and practical tricks and tips that can be worth their weight in gold during all kinds of survival situations.  They’re ingenious in their simplicity, and most involve making good use of items that you already have or can easily obtain. Bandanna Water Filter Take two cups, place …

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How A Nut and Bolt Can Be An Excellent Multi-Tool

We all know that nuts and bolts are useful for securing things together, but did you know that they can also serve as a handy multi-tool?  Let’s take a look at some examples of how you can improvise these rudimentary objects in order to accomplish tasks in situations when you don’t have access to basic …

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There Will Always be Weaknesses in Your Defenses

  I recently watched a movie about a family that was terrorized by a brutal home invasion.  This happened despite the fact that their defenses were thought to be virtually-impenetrable.  The plot followed a predictable pattern that involved a middle-American family becoming killers as they rose to the occasion and fended off their attackers.  However, …

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Are You Ready to Start Making Your Own Humanure?

One of the biggest challenges associated with self-sufficiency is properly disposing of human waste.  Not only does waste pose an existential health risk, but decomposing matter also attracts all kinds of pests.  While there are plenty of tips, tricks and guidelines out there that can help to keep waste from accumulating in the wrong places, …

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Pros and Cons Associated with Allergy Medicine and Survival

One of the biggest problems that we can encounter during a bug out or survival situation is developing an allergic reaction to something along the way.  This is why it’s a good reason to consider having a supply of allergy medicine on hand, particularly if a reaction takes place when you’re far from help.  However, …

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3 Useful Tricks to use in Wilderness Survival Situations

  One of the more common misperceptions associated with wilderness survival situations involves not having enough resources.  In most cases, this isn’t the case.  The problem is that we don’t always know how to make good use of what happens to be available.  This is why stressing improvisation and ingenuity is so important, and the …

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Uses for Wax in Survival Situations

Candle wax can be an invaluable resource to have on hand during a survival situation.  It’s cheap, easy to work with, and can be transported or stored with ease.  Here are a few examples of how you can put wax to work for you in the field so that you can conserve resources and save …

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Rifle Scopes:  Don’t Underestimate Their Importance

  There is an unfortunate tendency in the prepping community to shy away from rifle scopes.  Since people tend to think in terms of minimalism, scopes may seem like a luxury.  Others feel they don’t need one because they’re proficient enough as it is, while some simply view scopes as a crutch or way of …

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Pinole:  An Amazing Energy Food You’ve Probably Never Heard About

  Pinole is considered by many to be one of the original survival energy foods, and it was common among many ancient Latin American and Native American civilizations.  It is very easy to make, and it only takes a small amount to leave people feeling full while producing sustained amounts of energy.  While there are …

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Tricks for Peeling Garlic the Easy Way

We’re always on the lookout for tips, tricks and ideas that can make life easier for us as we travel along the road to self-sufficiency, and we encourage everyone to do the same.  Whether it’s an easy way to start a fire, control pests, keep things clean or find ways to save time preparing food, …

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