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How to Prepare For a Winter Storm – Things to Know

How to Prepare For a Winter Storm – Things to Know

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Knowing how to prepare for a winter storm is especially important for people in live in Northern regions. If you’ve ever been through a bad winter storm (like the one in early ...

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Starting a Fire With Sticks – Tips For Newbies

Starting a Fire With Sticks – Tips For Newbies

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I have nothing against owning things like matches, magnesium sticks, and lighters for starting a fire. The problem I have is that many people rely on them too much when in the ...

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Best Varmint Rifle: The Ultimate Review

Best Varmint Rifle: The Ultimate Review

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There’s nothing more annoying than dealing with nuisance animals on your property. For this reason, you should consider investing in the best varmint rifle. This will allow you to ...

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The Ultimate Camping Food List: What to Bring and Why

The Ultimate Camping Food List: What to Bring and Why

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What foods should you bring camping? This seems to be a common question among campers, so I figured that I’d write an article about it. The truth is, there’s no universal camping ...

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How to Make Waterproof Matches

How to Make Waterproof Matches

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Are matches your primary way of making a fire? If so, then I highly recommend you learn how to make waterproof matches. While it’s possible to buy waterproof matches, you can save ...

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9 Types of Rope – Uses, Benefits, and More

9 Types of Rope – Uses, Benefits, and More

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In a survival situation, rope is your best friend. As you’ll see later, it can be used for a wide range of things. Still, most people aren’t familiar with the types of rope that ...

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Best Survival Food – What to Store and Why

Best Survival Food – What to Store and Why

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Imagine an unforeseen event that changed the way we lived forever. This event, whether it was a nuclear attack or zombie apocalypse, would force us to become more ...

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16 Preppers Reveal Their Favorite Survival Tool

16 Preppers Reveal Their Favorite Survival Tool

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I think we can all agree:The right survival tool can mean the difference between life and death.And since there are thousands of survival products to choose from, how can ...

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10 Survival Essentials and Why You Need Them

10 Survival Essentials and Why You Need Them

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Survival isn’t easy. I’m sure we can all agree on that. Even if it doesn’t seem like it, Mother Nature can be incredibly unforgiving. Even seemingly beautiful places can be ...

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Best Survival Machete: Benefits, Types, and Buying Guide

Best Survival Machete: Benefits, Types, and Buying Guide

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When you’re stranded in the wilderness, the best survival machete can mean the difference between life and death. What exactly is a machete? It’s basically a heavy knife that can ...

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Browsing All Comments By: David
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    David March 25, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Chris, thanks for the insightful comment! It’s always nice to meet someone who’s just as passionate about a topic as you are. That’s a really great way to put a BOB together. Personally, I’ve never tried going with the items first, but if it works as good as you say it does, I’ll be sure to give it a try real soon 🙂

    For your second point, I totally agree with you- if you don’t blend in, that can be just as dangerous as not building a BOB in the first place. If I ever write on the topic in the future (which I’m sure I will), I’ll be sure to cover this point more in-depth. Again, thanks for the comment and for stopping by. Good luck in your survival endeavors.

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    David June 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Craig. This is a great resource. Thanks for sharing!

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    David June 8, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Hi, Rich. Great points. I don’t particularly like the #10 cans due to their bulky size. They are great for in-home prepping, but if I’m planning on bugging out or evacuating, I prefer something like Mainstay (although they don’t taste as good).

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    David June 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Bill, thanks for sharing. Perhaps in the future when I update this article, I’ll add the American Akita to this list.

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    David June 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Simple, yet, highly effective. Thanks for sharing!

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    David May 29, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story Tom. You’re right- sometimes all it takes is a good loud bark!

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    David May 20, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Those are some good points Mark. Thanks for sharing!

    David

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    David May 15, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Hi John,

    I did it when I first bought the LifeStraw and I’m still walking 🙂

    No but on a serious note, you can drink pretty much anything other than salt water (or water contaminated with lead) with a LifeStraw and be okay.

    David

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    David May 10, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Hi Paul, thanks for the comment. Nice to hear good feedback from an expert in the field! Yeah it basically comes down to your container and how well you can keep your rounds away from moisture. If you can do that, they will last you a long time.

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    David May 5, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Hi John,

    It still might be considered a criminal act, but if your life is on the line, you don’t have a choice. Also, you have to realize that in a SHTF situation, there will be little to no police presence, so the chances are slim that you’d get in trouble anyways. As long as you’re doing it to save you or a family member’s life, and not out of greedy intentions, I think it’s an okay move.

    Stay Safe,

    David

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    David May 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Oneil,

    I’m glad you enjoyed the article. You’re right- there’s no way to help others in a survival situation if you can’t help yourself! Thanks for the comment.

    Stay Safe,

    David

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    David April 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Ross,

    I think it depends on the severity of a disaster. Something big, like nuclear war or an EMP attack, would change society forever. No food, no clean water, no shelter, no police, no medical system- no anything really. While the human spirit is very strong, it’s not unbreakable. In the face of certain death, people do things they wouldn’t normally do- including kill and steal. And this isn’t just speculation- poor countries that lack basic resources tend to have some of the highest crime rates in the world.

    Stay Safe,

    David

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    David April 28, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Hi John, thanks for the comment. You could be right about that. Although, there are some very realistic looking models you can buy (even ones that blink like they’re recording). I don’t think we should count them out completely.

    Best,

    David

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    David April 26, 2016 at 1:31 am

    That’s great to hear. I’m glad that you were able to find a dog that makes you feel safe at home. Dogs will sacrifice their lives for you, and are one of the best forms of home protection you can have. Thanks for stopping by!

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    David April 25, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Hey Meewolf. I’ve heard about Akitas and how they make for great guard dogs. If and when I update this article in the future, I’ll consider adding them. Thanks for stopping by.

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    David April 23, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Different strokes for different folks. Just another tool to have in your arsenal.

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    David April 18, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Kevin. Yeah, they’re very good guard/watch dogs. It’s a shame that they’ve been given such a bad rep. Thanks for the comment!

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    David April 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Despite her intimidating look, I’m glad you were able to find a dog that’s protective. Thanks for your input Karin.

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    David April 17, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Hi John, thanks for the comment. Yes, I’ve heard that Great Danes can be excellent guard dogs. My friend has one, and they’re just as lovable as they are protective. If and when I update this article in the future, I’ll be sure to include this breed. Thanks for stopping by!

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    David April 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Elle, I’ll definitely get around to that. The goal is to have a separate guide for all dangerous animals you could encounter in the wild. Thanks for the comment.

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    David April 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    If and when I update this article in the future, I’ll be sure to include it. Thanks.

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    David March 26, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Steven. I agree with you- a good knife is an item you MUST have. Thanks for the comment.

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    David March 26, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Hello Hayley, you’re absolutely right! I’m very happy that you caught this and brought it to my attention. I’ll be sure to fix this. Thanks for reading. I’m glad you liked it.

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    David March 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Joe! Thanks for the tip 🙂 I’ll be sure to add it in an updated version of the article later on.

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    David March 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Bill. Thanks for bringing that up. I must have been having a big brain fart when I wrote this article. All fixed now. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the site and for your input. Please spread the word! 🙂

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    David March 14, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Yes, make sure you have a seasonal set of clothes to swap out when you’re in that particular season. Otherwise, you may end up bugging out with the wrong type of clothing. Thanks for the comment.

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    David March 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

    You’re right- these are very important. Thanks for the comment.