How to Find New Members to Join Your Survival Retreat Group

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How to Find New Members to Join Your Survival Retreat Group

 So you’ve decided to make plans to leave town and bug out in the event of a SHTF scenario or a societal collapse and either buy/build a retreat or move in with a rural relative.  You have a plan of action and the financial resources to accomplish your plan, yet you are only one person or single family unit.  The list of items to be accomplished in order to provide a safe haven for yourself or your family is endless.  Even if you...

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Biolite

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Biolite

Hot food doesn’t just taste better, it can be a life saver in cold weather. Hot water not only makes coffee better, especially on a nippy day, but the process of heating it can save your life by killing bugs that cause disease.

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9mm or .40 Caliber?

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9mm or .40 Caliber?

The age old argument over the "better round" may come to an end in this article, after the FBI releases some of its information about various calibers. This man was shot with .40 S&W rounds to center mass, was not incapacitated at the scene, and survived the shooting...

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Defeating the Next Carrington Event?

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Defeating the Next Carrington Event?

Geo-magnetic storms are caused by solar activity and recent ones have caused interruptions to power grids, communications systems, satellites and other electronic devices. It is worth noting that we have not experienced an event of the magnitude of Carrington’s in the modern age of...

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TUFFNotes

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TUFFNotes

So what happens to your important notes if they get wet? If you use TUFFNotes  from Bardin & Marsee Publishing, not to worry as long as your ink wasn’t water soluble. I’ve used a number of papers intended to survive a soaking, but these notebooks are the toughest I’ve encountered. The pages can be stretched, but are VERY hard to...

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Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

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Survival Skills for Bugging In and Out

“You have to have survival skills! No amount of gear, guns and ammo will help you unless you have skill.”

We read something like this in just about any article out there on the topic but few take into account that most folks prepare with specific scenarios in mind. The thing is, there are dozens and dozens of skills you can learn and a lot of them will be pretty much useless in a disaster situation. Sure, the more you know, the better, but being good at all of them is just too...

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Southern Prepper 1 YouTube Videos

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Southern Prepper 1 YouTube Videos

YouTube is a vast place filled with gems and dreck. I frequently turn to it to solve problems like fixing broken things around the house or to see if some product might actually do what I need. One subject it can help us with is prepping. Southern Prepper 1 (SP 1), who opens his videos with “Hey YouTubers” is one of several prepping instructors I’ve turned to on YouTube when I’ve had questions and...

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Survival Communications for the Prepared Citizen DVD Review

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Survival Communications for the Prepared Citizen DVD Review

To communicate is to transmit and receive information. These days, it is so easy to communicate that important messages and content get lost in the clutter. That once wasn’t so, but we are now so spoiled by the ease we can spew information that we take the ability lightly and forget (or never learned) how hard it once was to reach someone and how we cherished the ability to hear from those...

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Barter

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Barter

Many of us assume that money will lose its value during a crisis. Since bartering could take the place of cash if cash goes bad, having something to barter with along with the skills...

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My first QSO!

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My first QSO!

During the filming of the bonus DVD for the Survival Communications DVD I had my first QSO which means "to communicate with" over the radio. David Pruett who teaches intro to amateur radio on our latest DVD Survival Communications guided me through the process and proper radio etiquette. In my limited exposure...

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What Are Your Prepping Blind Spots?

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What Are Your Prepping Blind Spots?

The cooler temperatures in the air remind me of the approach of winter and with it many of the things I take pleasure in. Colder days give me excuses to wear my big warm coats that have been stuck in a plastic bin all year. I get to break out a completely new set of hats to keep my head warm and my closet has undergone a revival, albeit a pretty pitiful one where my short-sleeved shirts are now replaced by warmer garments. Hunting season preparations are well underway and this weekend I will be sighting in all of my...

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