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Bugging in or bugging out: What’s the right move?


When stuff hits the fan, the natural tendency for people is to gather what they can and leave the area. But is that the right thing for you to do? We’ve discussed the basics of putting together a “bug out bag” – a backpack, ruck sack, duffel bag, or some other device you can carry – at length (here, here, ...

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What you need to know about ‘bug-out bags’


Perhaps one of the most important elements to your overall disaster, “stuff hits the fan” preparation plan is figuring out what you will take with you in the first critical hours. Thus, the “bug out bag” – a portable collection of your most necessary, most vital items – can literallybecome a life-or-death investment of your time now, while you have the opportunity to consider ...

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Don’t feed Monsanto – Feed yourself


Not content with being the galaxy’s largest agricultural corporation, Monsanto recently hauled hundreds of farmers into court, alleging they violated the agri-giant’s copyright violations for alleged repeated usage of the company’s patented seeds. It was a case that, frankly, surprised a number of legal eagles and other observers, but the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear it anyway after it ...

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What To Do If You Haven’t Prepared


So you haven’t prepared for the worst, and the worst happens.  What do you do? Thousands of people are affected by tornadoes, fires, flooding and other natural disasters every year.  And only a very small percentage of those people are actually ready for them. You can never anticipate what’s exactly going to happen, which is why so many people are ...

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Survival Basics: Hand Sanitation For Good Hygiene

Dirty Hands

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 ...

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A Family That Sticks Together


After a crisis, your best bet at survival has a lot to do with how you and your family function together. Working together can make all the difference after a crisis situation… but you’ll first need to prepare and know what everyone can do as a team.  A lot of times you may think of yourself, as a parent or ...

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Odd Strategy to Survive in the Snow?


So you’re out one night and for some reason find yourself stuck in the snow… you’re wet, you’re stranded, and you’re in trouble… what do you do? Oddly enough, many experts will tell you to get out of those wet clothes.  Wet clothes will suck the heat off of your body, increasing hypothermia and pain for you rather than warming ...

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