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Friday Gear Report: 4/06/2012

April 6, 2012

Let’s face it, if the world collapses tomorrow you may want a drink. But aside from wanting to take the edge off, there are other good reasons to learn about alcohol production: medical and barter. Unfortunately, as I understand it, alcohol in concentrations higher than typical bear and wine are still illegal to produce thanks […]

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Ammo Can Restoration

December 1, 2011

When it comes to storing ammo, used ammo cans really are the best. They stack well, take loose or boxed ammo, and provide protection against sun, rain, and humidity. There are a couple inherent problems with used ammo cans though. First, the paint is usually chipped or worn off. Second, they may not seal that […]

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Review: Influence by Robert Cialdini

November 30, 2011

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini may seem out of place on a site about survival, but that’s only if you do not take into account that people are often your best tool for survival or hindrance in survival. The topic of social dynamics is one far over looked by many survival writers that […]

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Episode 40: Traveling Prepared

October 24, 2011
Traveling Prepared

A Prepper’s Guide to Traveling Safely. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. At some point in time all of us will have to go from point A to point B. Whether the mode of transportation is trains, planes, or automobiles, it’s not time to let your guard down. However, you will have […]

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How To Build a Grappling Hook Launcher

August 25, 2011

Have you ever thought, “What’s really missing from my survival tools is a grappling hook launcher!” Until recently, the web was devoid of decent instructions on how to build a grappling hook launcher. Well aspiring Macgyvers, someone  has finally come out with a design and it is based on the popular Spud Gun. This Instrucables guide […]

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Part II: Do You Know How To Tie A Knot?

March 23, 2011
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Part II of do you know how to tie a knot. Five more useful knots.

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Part I: Do You Know How to Tie a Knot?

March 16, 2011
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It Could Save Your Life: Crucial Knots & Their Applications Knots are essential to survival in the outdoors and in emergency situations, and for sailing. Knowing which knots to tie and how to properly perform these actions can mean the difference between security and safety or death. Knowing how to tie a knot can help […]

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Water Collection, Purification, & Storage in an Urban Environment

March 9, 2011
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In the event of a catastrophe, whether natural or man-made, water is perhaps one of the most crucial elements lacking in an urban setting. Earthquakes can disrupt water mains, or water treatment plants can be shut down or destroyed, leaving us with only the water we have in bottles and storage. Careful planning and forethought […]

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Fire Pit Construction

March 2, 2011
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The Essentials to Safer & Longer Lasting Fires Fires are essential for surviving in almost any environment. Fire is required to purify water, cook food, create warmth, signal for help, and protection from wildlife. Therefore it is essential to learn the various methods of constructing fires.

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Homemade Stretchers

February 23, 2011
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There are times when you need a stretcher, such as when you need to carry a body (dead or alive) or move a heavy payload. Instead of throwing your back out by carrying the person or items with your bare hands, use a stretcher. A homemade stretcher can be fashioned out of very common items. […]

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