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apocalypse prep

Preparing for the Apocalypse: The Ultimate Apocalypse Prep List

March 13, 2023 6 min read

In emergency preparedness, we often focus on short-term responses to temporary disasters, for example, surviving a tornado. This makes sense because short-term disasters are much more prevalent. But we cannot forget about apocalypse prep. 
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desalination survival of water

How to Desalinate Water for Survival: Emergency Desalination

March 13, 2023 5 min read

Knowing how to desalinate water is not a useless survival trick. On the contrary, it’s an important skill that should be a part of your survival preparedness repertoire, along with your knowledge and ability to purify water in survival scenarios.
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storing flour long term

Storing Flour Long Term: How to Store Flour For Prepping

March 10, 2023 7 min read

Learning how to store flour long term is a key skill for long-term survival. If you’ve existed on planet Earth for more than a few years, then you know exactly how important flour is. Flour plays an irreplaceable role in the human diet. This is even true for gluten-free people, because of the variety of non-wheat flour substitutes available.
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off grid water

The Guide to Water Off Grid: Off Grid Water Systems & Plumbing Compared

March 08, 2023 6 min read

In a survival SHTF scenario,  you must simplify your lifestyle and focus on survival priorities. Finding a safe shelter should be your number one priority. After securing a safe shelter, locating a reliable and potable water source is next, even before feeding yourself.
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first aid kit items

DIY First Aid Kit Checklist: The First Aid Items You Want to Have on Hand

March 08, 2023 6 min read

Natural disasters and other SHTF scenarios can lead to injury and disease, and have massive negative impacts on your local medical system. In severe scenarios, access to professional medical attention may be completely wiped out. 
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food shortage

Preparing for Food Shortages in 2023: How to Prepare for Upcoming Food Shortages

March 02, 2023 12 min read

The need to prepare for food shortages is as important as ever. According to the United Nations, over 800 million people were malnourished and affected by hunger in 2021, and that number is still growing. 
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bug out bag for the family

Bug Out Bags For Families: Building A Bug Out Bag Family Style

February 24, 2023 6 min read

BOBs should include everything you need to survive a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster. After that, hopefully, you can return to “normal life.” However, if society doesn’t stabilize, your BOBs should also have essential survival equipment to help you secure shelter, water, and food. 
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 long shelf life foods

Foods With the Longest Shelf Life: 35 Long Shelf Life Foods

February 06, 2023 10 min read

If you are passionate about emergency preparedness, then you know how important long shelf life foods can be. You understand that when all other short-term food spoils, and when the grocery stores’ shelves are empty, you will need to rely solely on the food with the longest shelf life.
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 long term food storage containers

Long Term Storage Containers: Our 10 Favorite Food Storage Containers

February 02, 2023 6 min read

The long-term shelf life of food relies directly upon where the food is kept, and the storage containers responsible for protecting the food. Therefore, long-term food storage containers and a location that remains cool, dry, and dark are essential for adequate long-term food storage. You simply cannot have one without the other.
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canned meat shelf life

Canned Meat Shelf Life: How Long Does Canned Meat Last?

January 31, 2023 4 min read

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homemade mre

Homemade MREs: How to Make DIY MREs at Home

January 27, 2023 6 min read

There are many reasons you might need to rely on a stockpile of MREs to feed yourself and your family. Perhaps the grocery store shelves are empty after looting and panic-buying due to the economic depression; or you may have evacuated from your home and must stay fed until you reach your stockpile at your bug-out location; or maybe it’s just a family camping trip.
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seed storage

How to Store Seeds for the Long Term: Seed Storage 101

January 25, 2023 8 min read

Storing seeds so that you’re ready to grow your own food is a popular and effective strategy that many preppers incorporate into their SHTF (sh•t hits the fan) preparedness plans. By saving seeds and growing your food, you can mitigate the negative impacts that natural disasters, societal upheavals, and economic depressions can have on your family’s food security.  
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