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The Importance of Wearing Comfortable Shoes When SHTF

The Importance of Wearing Comfortable Shoes When SHTF I recently had to evacuate a high-rise condominium that had a fire in one of the units on an upper floor.  While the evacuation was orderly and relatively-straightforward, the climb down fifteen flights of stairs was not easy for some.  This was especially true for a few …

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Border Insecurity and Your Safety

Border Insecurity and Your Safety Our exposed southern border represents one of the biggest threats to safety that we all face.  While there have been a lot of improvements over the past decade in terms of boosting security, we have a very long way to go.  As politicians continue to talk and debate about immigration …

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Why You Never Want to Try And Outrun a Charging Bear

Why You Never Want to Try And Outrun a Charging Bear I recently saw a story about an experienced wilderness guy who got utterly mauled by a bear that he was trying to outrun.  For whatever reason, he panicked and left all common sense behind when he encountered the large, lumbering beast, and he has …

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Survival Stockpiles and Rations: Lessons from the Cold War

Survival Stockpiles and Rations:  Lessons from the Cold War There were over 100,000 municipal survival shelters scattered across the country from 1960s to the early 1970s.  They were funded by the federal government, but sites were selected and managed by state and local civil defense agencies.  Considering that these shelters were intended to protect populations …

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Cleaning a Pistol Without Making a Mess

Cleaning a Pistol Without Making a Mess You don’t have to make a huge and messy project out of cleaning a pistol, and it is a job that can be done in as little as a few minutes.  A lot of people take unnecessary steps and end up over-cleaning their weapon.  This can actually lead …

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Why Everyone Should Plant a Survival Garden

Why Everyone Should Plant a Survival Garden Did you know that a huge percentage of the food we eat comes from seeds produced by a handful of companies?  Did you know that these companies produce seeds that have been genetically modified, sold and integrated into our food supply without really evaluating potential health risks to …

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Make Your Own Cooking Oil With Sunflower Seeds

Make Your Own Cooking Oil With Sunflower Seeds Sunflowers are ridiculously easy to grow, and they yield enough seeds to make producing oil simple and efficient. You can even make oil out of the seeds that you purchase from the store. Let’s take a look at how you can produce a nutritious and steady supply …

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How to Make Dehydrated Mashed Potato Flakes

How to Make Dehydrated Mashed Potato Flakes One of the most versatile and easy to prepare dehydrated foods are potatoes.  You can cube or slice them and produce some delicious meal options in a matter of hours.  You can also dehydrate them and turn the potatoes into flakes that are easy to store as well.  …

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Scorpion Stings: Dangers and Treatment Options

Scorpion Stings:  Dangers and Treatment Options Scorpions are generally assumed to be present in the desert Southwest and California.  However, various species exist throughout the United States.  While the majority of them thrive in hot climates, they have adapted and can be found in northern parts of the country as well.  Fortunately, most species are …

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What’s the Difference Between Hollow Point and Other Ammunition

What’s the Difference Between Hollow Point and Other Ammunition Not a lot of people understand the importance of using the right ammunition under different scenarios.  Some bullets are ideal for target practice whereas others are designed to cause as much devastation as possible.  The two most discussed types of ammunition are hollow point and rounded …

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