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New! Got extra canning lids and rings? Any home canner worth his or her weight in salt has amassed an abundance of canning lids and rings - or mason jars with chips. Can you re-use them? In a way they can be put to new service when you know how to re-use canning lids.
New! Probiotics and prebiotics for preppers. Food and water during an emergency could damage your gut health in a long term crisis if for example you've lost your ability to filter water and you're hunting to sustain yourself. Parasites, protozoa and worms, or too much intake of antibiotics could ruin your internal flora. Here's how preppers can improve gut health during crisis.
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No need to buy bulky, expensive fuel canisters. Kelly Kettles use natural occurring fuels, such as sticks and dry grass. Pictured left, Kelly Kettles are ultra lite and fast for boiling water in the great outdoors.
The Molle water bottle pouch, right, will help keep him hydrated hunting or camping, during training or a mission. The MOLLE compatible pouch easily attaches a water bottle to his MOLLE packs or vest.
Fleece lined shirt, also pictured right is super soft, thick and warm! Guide Gear offers a low price because it's a direct-to-you deal. He'll wear it for camping, hunting, hiking, outdoor chores, errands around town.
New + Popular! How to cure a tooth infection naturally (without antibiotics). What will you do when there is no dentist and you have a toothache? Stock natural cures so you can cure a tooth infection naturally. Print this important list for your personal survival manual and start stockpiling the cures you may someday need.
Ouch! Nothing bites like dental pain. If a dentist isn't available, how will you handle the pain? The answer is to assemble a Dental Medic Kit!
New! Got respirators? Respirators and gas masks pretty much sold out during the Ebola crisis, are you ready for the next pandemic? Do you know the difference between a dust mask, a surgical mask, a pandemic mask, and various gas masks and respirators available? You'll breathe easier knowing the differences! Read all about respirators.
Revised list. Top Prepper Web sites: Google changed their algorithms, which means you can no longer judge a Web site by it's Google rankings. We used Alexa to rank the best of the best prepping Web sites.
Finding the best water purifier for your needs. Survival water purification is one of the most important concerns in prepping. We've got the scoop on the cheapest, the fastest and the best water purifiers you can buy for your prepping needs. Whether you're prepping solo or for a large group, we'll help you find the best water purification system for you.
Enhanced article! 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. There's more reason than ever to stockpile oats in the prepper's pantry.
A flash of light, a blast of heat! In one quick mushroom cloud a devastating nuclear catastrophe could take your life or take you back to the dark ages. How will you survive a nuclear attack or accident? As a prepper, you need to have a plan to survive a nuclear fallout even if you don't live near a nuclear plant. As overwhelming as it may seem there are some things you can do to mitigate the situation. For example:
Did you know you can wipe away radioactive contamination? It's true! Radiacwash works better than plain soap and water on metal isotopes and isotopes bound to metals.
How long will the municipal water be safe? You'll have a short time to collect water after a radiological emergency. Pictured right, a waterBOB can help you store fresh drinking water in your bathtub.
Prepping on the cheap (and loving it). Have an urge to spend $10 on some cheap preps? Our list of quality survival tools that anyone can afford will surprise you. Cheap they are in price, but you'll love the quality. Take for example the ultralight camp stove for under $6 and with free shipping from a trusted source, pictured left. More than 2627 outdoor enthusiasts love this amazing 5-star rated, tiny camp stove with Piezo ignition. It can take gas, butane or propane. Discover more cheap preps $10 and under...
Enhanced article! 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.
Chewing gum helps relieve stress and anxiety. Gum has a multitude of uses for a prepper from the obvious cleaning teeth and morale building to helping you fish. Plus, there are a variety of kinds of gum to help you think better, stay awake or quench your thirst. Stock chewing gum for your survival.
SOLDIER FUEL food bars “pack a wallop of balanced nutrition and taste good, says Popular Science magazine. The Soldier Fuel bar beat Balance Bar, Snickers Marathon, and PowerBar Triple Threat in a taste test conducted by the Washington Post. And the NY Daily News health editor credits SOLDIER FUEL with making him 20% faster on his daily runs. Engineered to provide SteadyEnergy with no spike and no crash, SOLDIER FUEL is featured in the official U.S. Special Operations Forces Nutrition Guide. And now it’s available to you. This is not a ration bar, but it's pure energy for your bugout bag.
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.
New! Meals Ready to Eat (MREs): Are they worth it? Heavily debated in the prepping community, you'll either love them or hate Meals Ready to Eat (MRE). Learn the advantages and disadvantages of MREs to see whether MREs are worth stocking.
The importance of socks in survival. You won't look at your sock drawer in the same way ever again when you know... clean socks can help you avoid trench foot, filter water in a survival situation and more. Be sure to wear pantyhose underneath (find out why). Learn what survival socks can do!
Be aware of Sepsis - the quiet killer. Recently an actress, Patty Duke, died of Sepsis - a disease which needs to be on your radar as a prepper! More people die of Sepsis than of cancer in the United States. Just one cut, scrape or burn could cause this deadly blood poisoning that rarely gets attention when it should. Any infection can cause it and it's responsible for more than half of all hospital deaths. Learn about how to prevent and survive Sepsis.
Bugged by bugs? The mosquitoes are coming! The Zika virus has come to the United States, and Americans are now scrambling to ensure they have adequate protection against the deadly Aedes mosquitoes. You'll feel better wearing a mosquito repelling shirt and learning how to get rid of mosquitoes.
Weird Survival tools. You'd be amazed what you can do with a tampon in an emergency, and why a cigarette is a valuable prepping tool. Check out all the weird survival tools...
Flick your BIC lighter. A prepper's favorite lighter, BIC is loved for being both dependable and inexpensive. A survivor of the Bosnian war found it more valuable than a generator! See our wholesale source of BIC lighters.
Bugout by bike and be happy. If you must travel for work, you may be concerned about how to get back following a cyber attack or EMP. Travelling by car you can carry a bugout bike. By airplane you can ensure you have enough cash to buy yourself a bike to get back home. Here's more on picking the right bicycle equipment to survive.
What's in your pocket? If you did a pocket dump of the average prepper, likely you'd find a knife and/or firearm, a firestarter, and a flashlight. Have you neglected one of the most important tools to carry with you daily? Read our Prepper's Everyday Carry List.
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 our grocery store doesn't stock. Take for example, ground beef in a can or canned bacon, which are foods you could easily use in your pantry. Meats are the best protein source in a can.
Prepping Mistakes (and how to avoid them). Sometimes good preppers give bad advice, even downright dangerous advice. Take their advice with a grain of salt and avoid these common prepping pitfalls.
Are you properly dressed for bugging out? Carefully select your bugout clothes to help you stay warm and dry, avoid mosquitoes, and or blend into your environment. Bugout clothing can hold gear, like the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) pants, pictured left. The pants will give you a professional, non-threatening appearance of a helpful EMT to help you blend into an urban environment. You definitely don't want to be wearing military camouflage gear in an urban environment or you may find yourself in trouble in times of crisis. Plan your bugout clothes now.
Fight or Flight response. It's a basic instinct for both man and animal: the instant a being realizes that danger is imminent, there is a "flight or fight" decision to make. It's an acute stress response. In the world of prepping, fighting is "bugging in" and fleeing is "bugging out." Will you know what to do when catastrophe strikes? How to know when to bug out or bug in.
Simple self defense ideas that anyone can follow. The best self defense is in mentally preparing for the positive outcome of an attack: if you can first create a win-win option to evade a struggle altogether. Women in particular, should envision themselves not as victims, but as knowledgeable and able women who can avoid or defend against an attack. Learn why you shouldn't wear a pony tail and more in self-defense ideas anyone can follow.
Fluoride dangers alert: How to be fluoride-free and avoid the toxins that are poisoning tap water, bottled water and toothpaste. The Big Berkey water filtration system filters fluoride in your everyday water and can filter raw water for your survival in an emergency.
Get into sprouting. The beauty about sprouting is that they grow quickly, don't cost much and are super nutritious. A bonus is that there are an almost endless list of sprouts to try. Here are just nine reasons to get into sprouting.
Preppers are the butchers, the bakers and the candlestick makers. If you haven't thought much about the importance of candles in survival, there's no better time than now to become a candlemaker!
Pretty Little Prepper Lies! Whether lies are secretive, boastful or come from the misinformed, preppers need to be aware and to take a measure of caution before accepting prepping ideas and misinformation. Don't succumb to the pretty little lies from other survivalists, FEMA, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, or the Centers for Disease Control either.
Eight rust busters! Preppers can "make do" and bust the rust with stuff in the pantry and around the house! Learn how to get rid of rust on knives, bicycle equipment, cast iron pans, concrete and more.
Got natural antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs). Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.
Terrific turmeric and why you need some. Preppers have been among the first to rediscover the significant powers of turmeric, the ancient spice, and its active compound: curcumin. 15 medicinal uses of turmeric.
Wake up and smell the coffee because it has a vital role in survival!There are grounds for keeping coffee grounds, and coffee cans too! Grab a :cuppa Joe" and read all about how to use a coffee filter for survival.
Rice water: it's good to know... As an electrolyte replacement, rice water is an effective home remedy for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which is among the primary way preppers will use it, but rice water has so many other benefits. Discover more how to use rice water (and more about why you'll want to use it).
Better than peanut butter! Do the "choosiest" moms really choose Jif? Peanut butter is a good item to have in your food storage, but you may want to skip the Skippy and send Peter Pan looking for something even better: sunflower seed butter. Here are ten reasons to love sunflower seed butters.
How to save money to buy the preps you really want...
If you're prepping on a budget you can find wiggle room for more preps with just a few tweaks to your normal routine. Best of all, you can save money for more preps without denying yourself anything! Below are some changes you can make in your life today, so you can start saving money for prepping the easy way for whatever tomorrow brings. Get Happy in prepping with these money-saving ideas:
What will you do when there is no doctor? Two excellent books on the topic are pictured right. The Survival Medicine Handbook is the newer edition by Joseph Alton, M.D. (a.k.a Dr. Bones), and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. (a.k.a. Nurse Amy). Find more books on prepping, homesteading and survival.
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