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29 Reasons to Use Coffee Filters for Survival

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Coffee filters are ubiquitous. They are inexpensive, light weight and readily available. Heck, you can purchase coffee filters at the Dollar store, Amazon Costco, the corner grocery and even on EBay. Now I will be first to admit that there are a lot of lists floating around with suggested uses for coffee filters but most include all kinds of uses that are nice, but irrelevant to the prepper. After all, if you are in experiencing hard times, or a survival situation, do you really care about preventing your fine china from chipping? Today I list 29 reasons why you should ...

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34 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival

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I have always claimed – and not altogether jokingly – that you could build a house with Elmer’s glue and Duct Tape. Both items are readily available, relatively inexpensive and easy to tote around. I will set aside the Elmer’s for another time, though. Today, I thought it would be fun to look as some of the practical uses of duct tape around the house, camping and of course, in a survival situation. As an invaluable resource, duct tape is easy to carry around and with that it is equally as easy to use. With its durability and many uses ...

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Overcoming Disaster Denial

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Survival Basics: Hand Sanitation For Good Hygiene

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A lot of information has been written about the need to have water for survival.  And luckily, most people have gotten the message and either store extra water in barrels, have cases or jugs of bottled water, or have a source of fresh water than can be purified with chemicals or bleach. Not mentioned, though, is the need to have water to use for washing your hands.  Soap and water is the tried and true way to get rid of the germs lurking in our environment.  But what if water is scarce with not a drop to spare?  The good ...

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Preparedness Tips for Families with Children

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Dealing with survival and preparedness issues when there are young children in the household can be a challenge. Not only must parents and caregivers deal with their own stressful circumstances, they must also deal with the fears and emotions of young ones who may not fully understand the chaos and the changes that are going on around them.  Believe it – children can rationalize and feel the emotions and body language of the adults around them. With that in mind, today I wanted to share my thoughts on doing the very best that you can to prepare your children in ...

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Q&A with Gaye Levy, Survival Woman and New Absolute Rights Contributor

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Absolute Rights is proud to introduce its newest contributing writer in an official capacity. Gaye Levy, founder and blogger of BackdoorSurvival.com, has joined the team at AbsoluteRights.com to provide audiences with the best and brightest minds in the survival and disaster preparation realm. Levy took the time to answer some of our questions to give readers a better idea of who she is and what she does. Here’s how the conversation went: Absolute Rights: Can you give us some of your background? Where are you from, where did you go to school, where do you live now, do you have ...

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The Survival Skill No One Talks About

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I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to contribute a featured article to Absolute Rights.  As the blogging diva at Backdoor Survival, I have been sharing my knowledge, my experience, and my quest for new information with the prepping world for just under two years.  There is simply so much to learn and so much to do.  Sometimes, even for me, it can be too much to cope with. That brings me to the subject of this article, namely the survival skill that no one talks about.  Let me explain. The past four or five years have been difficult on ...

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