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Community Planning: How Your Neighbors and Friends Can Plan for Disaster

Many of us have come to accept the fact that disasters are an inescapable fact of our world. Indeed, we know that between climate change, and our increasingly technologically reliant world, the list of potential causes of disruption is growing. However, while it may be the case that you’ve made preparations to protect you and your immediate family in a disaster, it’s important to think a little bigger and look to the community.  Our current pandemic has served to demonstrate that surviving and recovering from a disaster can’t rely upon individual efforts alone. It takes the cooperation of the entire … Continue reading

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Homemade Gunpowder: A Step-By-Step Guide

Guest post by Richard Douglas Editor’s Note: The study of basic chemistry can be an amazing look into how our world works. However, it can also be very dangerous. This article is for informational purposes only. You’ve just finished up at the range, set your rifle back in its case and cleaned your long range optic. But you’re left with a lot of empty brass. Some would ignore the opportunity and leave, but there’s another option. Whether you’re a prepper with a stockpile of ammunition or are starting from scratch, bullets are a limited resource. This is why it can … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Against Negative Animal Interactions

It’s a wild world out there. Especially in the current landscape of global pandemic, constant vigilance is key to staying safe. And as you work to protect yourself from everyday circumstances and unpredictable events alike, don’t overlook the animal kingdom. The unfortunate reality is that animal attacks occur more than most like to imagine. Whether you’re at home, at a park, or in the wilderness, there’s always a possibility that Mother Nature could bite back. Animal attacks can happen anywhere, even in major metropolitan areas.  For instance, in a story that at first glance sounds fictional, a string of squirrel … Continue reading

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How to Balance Prepping and Parenthood

While having a family and being a parent can be one of the most exciting, fulfilling things a person can do with their lives, it can be hard to find the right balance when introducing the importance of preparation to your kids. On one hand, you certainly don’t want to push your kids too hard, risking them burning out on learning about prepping early on. On the other hand, it is essential that all members of your family have a solid foundational understanding of prepping and are aware of what they will need to do should everyone find themselves living … Continue reading

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How To Prepare Your Apartment For A Disaster

Guest post by Natasha Ramirez. If 2020 hasn’t made you take a long, hard look at your disaster preparedness plan, you probably haven’t been watching the news. There are some events like the “murder hornets”, for example, that took over the internet that shouldn’t worry you too much. But wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have become a reality for people across the country, and if there was ever a time to fine-tune your preparedness plan, that time is now.  When you rent an apartment, most repairs are the landlord’s responsibility. But when natural disasters strike, those rules go out the … Continue reading

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A Quick Checklist for New Preppers

Guest post by Bryan Borris The pandemic has changed the mindset of people as it has shown that you can never be too prepared for an unexpected disaster. Even the ones who weren’t enthusiastic about prepping a year ago are now ardent preppers by choice. While you prepare to face a situation like the current one, you will have an added advantage. Prepping gets you one step ahead of a crisis, whether it comes in the form of a car accident, a sudden layoff, a riot or violent incident or a long-term economic downturn. However, contemporary prepping needs to have … Continue reading

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A Top Vital Prepping Skill: Adopting Healthy Habits

When the topic of prepping is brought up, it’s typically associated with stereotypical concepts like stored food and underground bunkers. And there’s no question that more advanced prepping like this is necessary if you want to be ready for the worst.  If you want to genuinely prep for any world-altering disasters that might come your way, though, there’s one easily-overlooked skill that should never be ignored: adopting healthy habits. Why Do Healthy Habits Matter for a Prepper? The idea of maintaining a “healthy habit” is critical to prepping success for a few reasons.  For starters, most prepping is very focused … Continue reading

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Good Financial Fitness Can Improve Your Prepping Skills

Prepping is often depicted in stereotypical terms. Things like guns, bunkers, bug out bags, and food and water storage serve as poster children for a world that, really, is much, much larger.  Take, for instance, the things that finance and prepping have in common. If you look closely, the way that you handle your money can often show just how good of a prepper you are (and no, we’re not just talking about burying gold in the backyard — not that that’s a bad idea at times.) If you already are or want to become a serious prepper, here are … Continue reading

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Financial Tips To Consider When Budgeting Your Preparedness Plan

  If you live paycheck to paycheck, it can be difficult to commit hundreds or even thousands of dollars to hypothetical and unknown future events. If you’re a prepper at heart, though, you know that it’s important to be ready for anything. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to go about prepping while keeping your bank account in the black. Here are several financially savvy tips that any prepper on a budget should keep in mind as they hope for the best and gear up for the worst. Take Stock of What You Have to Work With If you have … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself from Environmental Damage This Winter

    As the weather gets colder and unpredictable weather becomes more and more likely once again, it is finally safe to say that winter is not coming, it’s here. Although your winter prepping is unlikely to force you to face off against the frozen undead, there are certainly more than a few other things that could take you down. Preparation for winter is an important part of every year.  Unpredictable winter weather can have all sorts of different impacts depending on where you live in the world. You may be preparing for utterly frigid conditions, an uptick in flood … Continue reading

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