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What can a prepper learn from World War II? History repeats itself they say. Wartime lessons can help you survive any disaster, not just war. Rationing, victory gardens, making do, along with tips and tricks, here's what a civilian needs to know to survive wartime or anytime crisis hits!
Are you properly dressed for bugging out? You don't want to be wearing military camouflage gear in an urban environment or you may find yourself in trouble in times of crisis. Learn how to be the "gray man" and blend in. Plan your bugout clothes now.
When there is no pharmacy what then? While you can't stockpile prescriptions beyond your needs, there are some basic over-the- counter medications every prepper should have in the medicine cabinet. Here's our list of ten over-the-counter medications to stock.
Survival is sweet! Your survival life can be sweeter when you boost morale with sweets, including hard candies, freeze dried puddings, brownie mixes, ice cream sandwiches and more. Get your just desserts and stock up on emergency desserts in the prepper's pantry.
Freebies. Beg, borrow, but don't steal - some things in life and prepping are free. Part II of freebies for preppers.
Know about the antibiotic apocalypse! There's a superbug that's coming and man has engineered the catastrophe himself. This video on the antibiotic apocalypse and how to survive the superbug.
Disinfecting water in an emergency. Your water source during crisis may be contaminated. Learn the many ways to purify water.
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. For example, did you know 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.
Be ticked off this camping season! Learn how to remove a tick, how to avoid ticks in the first place, and much more in our article all about ticks and natural solutions for avoiding ticks.
Got charcoal? We're not talking Kingston here, but activated charcoal, which is an important supply to own. There are many wonderful uses of activated charcoal for your survival needs.Activated charcoal stops bloating, helps you get over food poisoning, reduces allergic reactions of snake bites, spider bites and insect bites, supports easy digestion, and can even whiten teeth and so much more. Discover all the activated charcoal uses in prepping.
Oxygen absorbers and silica gel packs. Do you know the difference between an oxygen absorber and a desiccant (silica gel pack)? Seven tips for working with oxygen absorbers. Learn how to use oxygen absorbers and the difference between silica gel packs and oxygen absorbers.
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.
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.
Emergency Dental. 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. Are you prepared? If a dentist isn't available, how will you handle the pain? The answer is to assemble a Dental Medic Kit!
What's for breakfast? Augason Farms Pancake mix! How good you'll feel having a bucket of buttermilk pancakes ready to go for long term emergencies. For storage, add freeze dried blueberries or strawberries, and real maple syrup which lasts indefinitely until you open the syrup. Also, don't heat and reuse maple syrup.
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? You'll breathe easier knowing the differences!
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.
Survive cancer naturally. How can you survive the apocalypse when you're too busy trying to survive cancer? You really can improve the quality of your life by removing toxins from your body, including fluoride, mold, and more. Remove toxins and survive cancer naturally.
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.
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.
Build your own Altoids Survival tin starting with our list. Here's what to put in a home made survival tin. Read our free guide and download your free guide to an Altoids survival kit you can carry in your pocket!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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