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Do you know the value of a red chem light? Every prepper should own the red kind and know the differences between the colors. Red may not burn as bright, but there's good reason to stock the red ones. On chem light color uses, there's much to know: All about chem lights.
It might be time to stock vodka. It's almost the perfect prep: vodka virtually never expires, it has bartering value, medicinal purpose and a multitude of uses. Straight up! Consider stockpiling vodka in the name of survival.
The humble safety pin and prepping. There's a "safety pin movement" and these people have no idea of the history of safety pins. Here's the truth about the safety pin.
Live near a nuclear reactor? You might as well stock up on iOSAT -- Potassium Iodide tablets. Get one packet for everyone in your household. Stockpiling potassium iodide (KI), Nukepills, pictured right, is highly recommended by health officials worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer of those exposed to radioactive iodine following a nuclear reactor accident or detonation of a nuclear weapon. Radioactive iodine can travel hundreds of miles downwind, such as it did after the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters.
Get your Gamma Seal Lids! Gamma seal lids convert buckets into waterproof and airtight storage containers. They make it easy to get into your food storage! Ordinary buckets may have a lid, but you'll surely break a fingernail getting into your food storage if you don't have a bucket opener. Gamma seal is a plastic screw on bucket lid that's easy to open and easy to seal back for the next time.
Maintaining Situational Awareness. From surviving natural disasters, man-made disasters and disease outbreaks, to urban disasters, crime, violence and terrorist attacks, readers will learn the self-reliance strategies and more. Read the Ultimate Situational Survival Guide.
Revisit this popular prepping article: Ten free preps. We promise you that they won't cost you a dime.
Here's a hot idea in prepping: get a thermos! A thermos might seem like an odd prep, but there are many more reasons to get a thermos in your preps.
What does the U.S. Military use to purify water? The answer? Katadyn pocket water filter is a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts, international travelers, and the U.S. Military.
Updated list of Top Prepper Web sites. This list of top ranking prepper web sites now includes homesteading sites, too. The list is based on Alexa rankings. Is your favorite site on the list of top prepper Web sites?
What to expect when a prepper is expecting. Hey Mama! Hey Papa! Get your obstetrical kit together, re-evaluate your bugout bag, stock the pregnant prepper's pantry, get baby safe and more. Be prepared to handle a pregnancy in crisis.
Doing the laundry without electricity. Off-grid washing machines and how to do the laundry without electricity. Wash clothes without electricity, like the Amish! Here's a list of the Off grid laundry methods.
When you think pink, think pink Himalayan salt!
Discover the healing powers of Himalayan pink salt. Learn about Himalayan salt lamps, and salt slabs for the homestead and how Himalayan Pink salt home remedies have backing by the scientific community.
Bentonite clay. First it was a secret of the ancients, then it was a secret of the cosmetic industry, and now preppers have a secret: it's bentonite clay. What is bentonite clay?
It's the most important clay you never heard about for detoxification, gardening and even household cleaning.
Prepper carts. Consider owning a handcart, wheelbarrow or wagon to help with the task of hauling your supplies! A hand cart is an indispensable tool for off-grid living. Review this list of ten carts for preppers.
Knives are still an important part of survival. Today you can't enter a court room, a school room, or a plane with a knife, but back in the day a gentleman, an outdoorsman, or a boy scout was never without a pocket knife. Things have changed, but one thing hasn't: the importance of knives in survival! Here are the best military and survival knives.
Zeer pot method of evaporative cooling. Meet the person who re-invented the zeer pot idea to help his people preserve food. A zeer pot is a simple off-grid refrigerator solution. Learn how to build a zeer pot.
Prepare your dog for survival. You need only look at a homeless person with his or her dog to know the true value of owning a canine in crisis. A dog is perhaps the last most precious possession a human can own. Get prepared and
Know about the antibiotic apocalypse! There's a superbug that's coming and man has engineered the catastrophe himself. Learn how to survive the superbug.
Build a better "Get home bag." What's in your "get home bag" is vastly different from what's in a bugout bag. Get a good idea of what and how to pack your get home bag.
Bugout bags by backpackers. Everyone has an opinion about a bugout bag and what goes inside, but the ones to pay closest attention to are the backpackers and soldiers. Learn to pack your bugout bag like backpacker!
Lifestraw Community can filter 26,000 gallons of water! You may be familiar with the Lifewater straw, but did you know they have a gravity fed system that can provide water to an entire community? Lifestraw Community, pictured right, can purify between 70,000-100,000 liters of water. That's 18,000- 26,000 gallons of water, which is enough to serve community settings for several years and doesn't require electrical power or batteries.
How to prepare for pandemic. If Ebola taught prepper's anything, it's that people can make selfish decisions and that a pandemic panic can wipe out pandemic supplies in short order. Gas masks are still in short supply nationwide. Learn how to prepare for the next pandemic.
What are bouillon cubes (and why do you want them in your food storage? Bouillon cubes are compact cubes loaded with flavor. Bring bouillon cubes in your bugout bag and stock them in your prepper's pantry.
Prepper's Guide to the Food Saver. If you've been thinking about getting a Food Saver, but weren't sure, then this will "seal the deal!" The Food Saver will save your food and a help you prepare for emergencies, too. Discover weird ways preppers use a FoodSaver.
Maybe sugar isn't all that bad. People generally agree sugar is bad, but they don't define sugar. There's a difference between granulated sugar and cane sugar. Learn the healthy sugars, why sugar isn't as bad as you may think and why preppers should stock sugar in their preps. The truth about sugar is pretty sweet.
Disinfecting water in an emergency. Your water source during crisis may be contaminated. Get crystal clear on the ways to purify water.
Flick your BIC lighter. Mykel Hawke brings a BIC -- it's a favorite survival tool. A survivor of the Bosnian war found BIC lighters to be more valuable than a generator, and we agree. See our wholesale source of BIC lighters.
Ration bars are not the same as energy bars. What's the real purpose of a ration bar and how is it different from a food bar? Which should you pack in your bugout bag? What's the best ration bar? Read all about ration bars.
Reasons to stockpile oats in the prepper's pantry.
The list of possibilities is endless when it comes to oats. You can toast oats, grind them into flour, bake them, sprout them, boil them, and also make oat milk, use them medicinally and more. We've enhanced this article to include a total of 15 ideas for including them in your pantry. It's time to stockpile oats in the prepper's pantry.
Cool solar gear you didn't know existed. Things are heating up in solar products with many viable options for preppers. A solar firestarter? A solar refrigerator? A solar clock that isn't a sundial? Have fun with these and more solar prepping ideas.
Best protein source for preppers. Preppers often stockpile ample supplies of rice and beans, but their meat food storage is lacking. You'd be surprised at the kinds of meat available in a can that your local grocery store just doesn't stock. Take for example, ground beef in a can or canned bacon. Meats are the best protein source in a can.
A water filter for radiological contaminants? Yes! The Seychelle Family Radiological Water Filter, right, removes Radiological Contaminants such as Gross Beta, Radon 222, Alpha Radium 226, Plutonium, Uranium, Cesium 134 and 13!
Water storage and lessons on survival. Do you have enough water for your family? A family of four needs 270 gallons for a three-month supply according to Utah State University. Here are the seven lessons on water for survival.
Do you own a chemical suit? It's an inexpensive prep. Here's why you should get a chemical suit for everyone in your family or group: Not all deadly threats come in the form of guns or other weapons.
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