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When it comes to knowledge, I devour books. I find it much more peaceful to sit back and read something in my hands, instead of straining my eyes staring into a computer screen. Plus, you tend to find that the quality of what you're reading in a book far exceeds what you'll find in a simple blog, that anyone could have written. But that's not the only reason. Computers take power, and the internet relies on the grid staying up. What would you do if you find yourself in a situation where the SHTF, and you were relying on YouTube...

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When it comes to survival, there's only one rule to live by. Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. There's a remarkable difference from what someone is posting on Facebook or in a forum, to what will actually happen when the SHTF. That's why the military trains for a variety of different scenarios. They develop experience, and the ability to think on their feet to overcome whatever problem faces them. Now this is great practice, but before you get there you need to focus on understanding. Once you know the types of events or actions that could unravel your survival...

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There’s no point in denying it, as we get older we face more and more hardships with our health. But that doesn’t mean we need to let a chronic illness hold us back from being prepared. My grandfather was a carpenter, and we’d often find him tinkering around in his woodshop, despite his arthritis and problems with moving one side of his face - he suffered a stroke a couple of decades earlier that wreaked havoc on his body. But in spite of this, I’m in awe of how mobile he remained right up to the end, and while he’s...

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When you're packing a bug out bag it's tempting to throw in more than you actually need. There's a slight chance you might actually need something, so you tend to toss in a whole heap of unnecessary items. And when you actually try to shoulder the bag, it's far too heavy to actually carry. Which just isn't practical. How do you expect to carry your bug out bag anywhere if it's too heavy to pick up? In today's article, I'm going to cover a number of strategies to lighten your bug out bag. Every, single item you've collected and "thrown...

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I had a rather alarming surprise a few months back. We'd taken a run up to one of our more remote bug out locations, it's a new one we've been building out on a couple of hundred acres in, what I like to think, is the middle of nowhere. Or so I thought. About three o'clock in the afternoon, we had two hikers walk up to our door. They'd seen the smoke from our chimney, and needed a little help. They'd gotten lost. Of course, we helped get them back to their car, but the whole time I was seeing...

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