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Hand Tools vs. Power Tools Which are Best for Preppers?

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by John Herzig I have read so many excellent and relevant articles on this site about prepping and survival that I am a little sheepish about submitting my own for your consideration.  I just would like to contribute some knowledge that might enhance someone’s life or help them develop a skill that they can barter or make life easier in the …

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17 Prepper Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Prepping

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Dan W Following is a mixture of philosophical comment and several practical tips that I hope will help you to fill in some of the blanks in your prepping.  It’s a bit long but I hope you find it all informative. No matter what advice you may be offered, the key to being prepared is diligent planning and follow-through.  …

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Long-Term Food Storage Tips for New Preppers

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Grayfox114 In today’s economic climate, finances are a major concern for everyone, but doubly so for the prepper or survivalist. Not only are we trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in our everyday lives, but we are also attempting to put together a “kit” for another lifestyle altogether, a kit that will keep us alive when everything falls apart. …

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Is the .22 Rimfire The Best Firearm For Preppers?

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Joe I Lately, I’ve seen quite a bit of information on using the .22 rimfire as a primary self-defense weapon, an option when hunting large game, and even a primary offensive weapon. This reasoning has surfaced in recent years due to several factors, including better bullets, higher velocity bullets, better quality rifles and pistols, and inexpensive weapons when compared to the …

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Water Purification Options for Long-Term Survival

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by D. Holden Introduction Water: the source of life. One can live weeks without food, but only days without water. Water makes up approximately 60-70% of a human’s body weight. It is and should be, one of the most important considerations in planning for a long-term disaster scenario. Given that the average human will need one gallon per person per …

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What Would an EMP Do?

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

The U.S. Government created a commission to study EMP and what it could do to the safety and security of the United States. The bottom line in the report is that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ we will be hit. One of the committee members likened EMP to a time machine, transporting our society from ‘today’ to ‘1870’ in about one second.  We become, once again, an agrarian society, capable of supporting the level of population that we had in 1870. 

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Convincing Others to Prepare – It Can Be a Challenge.

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Scott in the Midwest Do the following simple things with those you care about, and I firmly believe it will bring you more happiness and more benefit than any single “prep” activity you can do on your own: Be open with them about your feelings on being independent and prepared for any future events. Find activities to do with them …

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How to Be a Prepper in an Apartment

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by K.M. Nevel Given that the majority of Americans live in heavily populated urban areas, it’s likely that many of us are living in apartment and condo complexes and buildings, whether by choice or out of necessity. It’s reasonable to assume that apartment renters are just as likely as a homeowner, if not more so, to suffer a disaster or …

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Stocking up on Prepper Food Essentials

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Kristy L For a while now, I’ve been stocking up on food and drug store items. For me, it started after hurricane Ike. I got a taste of what it’s like to live without electricity and have all the grocery stores and restaurants around me shut down for several days. Eventually, it became about much more than hurricane prep. …

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Preppers How Much Food is Enough? (Estimates Based on Historical Events)

In Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

M. Roberts A question that is commonly asked among preppers is “How much food should I store?”  There is no single answer which can fit the needs of all, for each prepper has different income levels and storage space.  Some may be responsible for feeding more than one person while others live in the midst of an abundant natural food …

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How to Protect Yourself from Natural Disasters (science-backed)

In Bugging Out, Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

by Roger Gallager Have you been seeing tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, devastating hurricanes and other natural disasters in the news more often? Have natural calamities become more frequent? According to a report released by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), there had been 385 disasters recorded during the 2000 – 2009 period. This figure marks an increase …