Bugging out is tough, both physically and mentally. Aside from dealing with the circumstances you’re fleeing, you also have to contend with the fact that you’re leaving your home behind—possibly forever. Add children to the mix and it becomes a significantly larger challenge. Adults can generally deal with shitty circumstances in a logical manner. Sure, some will temporarily breakdown, many will be less effective, and most will bitch and moan the whole time, but they do what needs to be… Read More »

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Duct tape has been utilized for many purposes since it first emerged during World War II. Permacell, a company operating under the umbrella of Johnson and Johnson, developed the tape after the American military requested a waterproof product suitable for executing repairs in the field. Soldiers arrived at the popular nickname “duck tape” because of its water resistant qualities were similar to that of a duck’s back. These days duck tape can be found in most households and tool benches… Read More »

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City life and suburban life each offer their own sets of benefits, but when it comes to asking which lifestyle is safer, the answer might not be as clear as one would think. Here are a few factors to consider: Health When discussing the topic of safety, life and death situations may come to mind. But there are also health risks that can threaten one’s quality of life. Those who live in the city, especially children, for example, can be… Read More »

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There’s no need to remind you that you can’t survive for more than 3 days without water; the rule of threes is something every prepper learns early on. In fact, some of you are probably smiling right now thinking: Well, I’m covered for a lot more than 72 hours! In theory, yes…. provided you bug in when disaster strikes. But what if you need to bug out, how long will the water in your bug-out bag last? And what if… Read More »

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Most of us affirm to the fact that God is the Supreme Being and that He is in control of all the things that’s happening, even to the most undesirable of circumstances. But the truth is, disasters have a way of dwindling our faith to God. I guess it’s just human to err knowing that we have experienced something bad, really bad. And though some people don’t think that faith can be factor in saving your life out there, I… Read More »

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Food storage is the foundation of any preparedness plan. For a lot of people, it can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you need? Where are you going to put it all? Fortunately, it’s a lot easier than it sounds. Like any large task, an effective food storage plan is best tackled one step at a time. Your first step, of course, is to decide what food to store. You want to choose food that is cost-effective, nutritious,… Read More »

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