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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Doomsday Proof Careers: The Pros and Cons of Choosing Professions That Will Exist After Disasters

  If 2020 taught us anything, it was that even in the face of sheer disaster, the world largely keeps turning. While millions lost their jobs during the pandemic, many jobs appeared to be immune due to their necessity to a functioning society.  Many of these jobs are excellent to hold for this reason alone, however, the skills that many of these jobs can teach you will carry over into a post-disaster world, even if society no longer looks the way it once did. The profession you choose in life can have huge consequences on how well you’re able to … 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 Prepare for Injuries Before and After Doomsday

The very basis of prepping and survival is to ensure that you and your loved ones live long and healthy lives, regardless of what happens in the world around you. If you’re serious about making it through a major event that upsets society as we know it, knowing how to react to and treat injuries is vital to your success. Even a seemingly minor injury can slow you or someone in your group down, making it impossible to accomplish necessary tasks. It can even be proven to be deadly if treated improperly. One of the best ways to make sure … Continue reading

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Prepping in the Remote Work Era: How Employees Can be Prepared at Home If Disaster Strikes

Splashy things like guns, food, water, and bunkers often take center stage in the prepper world. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s important to step back and consider if you’re prepared for more unique, down-to-earth disasters. Case in point: trying to navigate external troubles while working from home.  Millions of people are working on the homefront in the wake of the coronavirus. This virtual connection to one another is tenuous at best, with communication issues always a faulty router, weak internet connection, or power outage away. If a disaster strikes while you’re working remotely, here are a few bonus prepper tips that you’re … 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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Digital Night Vision Monocular: A Game-Changer for Hunting and Prepping

Guest post by Kalman of expertnightvision.com. As a night hunter and peeper, you must need the right viewing device to detect your prey. Night vision monoculars have gained popularity for their compact size and optical performance in this regard. They can be used for different night viewing activities such as camping, hunting, wildlife observation, and other nocturnal purposes. Digital night vision monoculars are a newcomer in the market compared to traditional devices. The invention of digital NV monocular made today’s night hunting easier than the previous time. They are available with different budgets and one device can be used for multi-tasks. … 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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How to Prepare Financially for Any Disaster

When you think of financial preparedness, do you immediately think about your emergency savings fund? While having emergency savings is absolutely essential, that’s just one small part of what’s required to make sure your money is truly prepared for a disaster. For example, are you prepared: for what happens if you can’t access a physical bank? to exit your home quickly with all of your medical, insurance, and personal paperwork? to provide documentation of everything in your home as part of an insurance claim? to avoid damage to your credit if you can’t pay your bills following a disaster? Another … 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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