Best Emergency Water Purifiers

The Best Emergency Water Purifiers: Top 11 Options Reviewed

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I spend a lot of time in nature, so a reliable water filter is a must when I’m exploring the great outdoors. Just recently, my hiking group and I went on an overnight backpacking trip and I thought it would …

The 23 Best Alternatives to Toilet Paper

The 23 Best Alternatives to Toilet Paper

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There may come a time when toilet paper becomes a luxury item. For those of us living in the Western part of the world, a shortage of TP probably sounds like a disaster. But have no fear! Many people have …

How to Motivate Younger Generations to Become Prepared

How to Motivate Younger Generations to Become Prepared

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Being a female emergency preparedness enthusiast in my late twenties definitely sets me apart from many of the people in my age group. I was born in a volatile country where your financial savings and assets were never safe in …

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How to Repel Bugs in the Wild, in Your Home, and Beyond

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Nature is truly remarkable. I believe we were brought into this world with all the tools and natural sources we need to survive. The real challenge is learning how.  The key to repelling bugs in any environment is understanding what …

Long-term food storage

A Vegan Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage

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The vegan diet is becoming very popular these days. Veganism includes only plant-based ingredients and no animal products nor by-products. If you pay close attention to product labels, you have probably noticed that most of the ingredients in long-term food …

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15 Hearty Meals You Can Prepare During a Power Outage

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When we say preparedness, many people think of the end of the world and how they might have to survive with little to no supplies. In reality though, preparing is more likely to be for a temporary disaster. A small-scale …

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18 DIY Fire Starters for Under a Dollar

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Staying warm during winter months is vital to your survival, whether you’re indoors or out in the wild. Hypothermia can be deadly yet preventable. A fire isn’t only important for keeping warm but is also used for signaling for help. …

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53 Must-Have Car Winter Essentials

Nadia Tamara A Little Bit of Everything, Camping, Do It Yourself, Emergency Preparedness, Vehicle Preparedness, Winter Preparedness 4 Comments

Winter can be a scary season for drivers. For me, winter means becoming more of a hermit. I live in a mountain town and I avoid driving when the roads are slick. I have been in several accidents due to …

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Is it Okay to Use Non-Potable Water?

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The issue of non potable water is rather complex. Water can be contaminated due to a wide range of circumstances. While there are many sources of water, not all the sources are reliable, that is why precautions must be taken …

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Can You Drink Cactus Water for Survival?

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You don’t really know a survival situation until you’re faced with one. There have been far too many cases of people getting injured or lost on a day hike in the desert, and within hours becoming depleted of their water …

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Is Rain Water Safe to Drink?

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At some point in time, our world was blessed with 100% clean natural resources that could be freely used without the worry of contaminants. Water was one of these resources. Unfortunately, due to an increase in development, pollution and industrialization, …

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Do Emergency Blankets Work?

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Space blankets, also known as emergency blankets, have become a very popular item to put in emergency preparedness or outdoor survival kits. They are not only lightweight and easy to store, but are also extremely cheap if bought in bulk. …

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Tips for Good Campsite Hygiene When Living Off the Grid

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Personal hygiene is a broad topic which I discussed in great detail in this post. Living spaces must be clean as well, to maintain overall health and environmental safety. Let’s discuss some tips on how to keep your campsite clean …

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Tips for Good Personal Hygiene in the Wilderness

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The ability to take care of our body is something we often take for granted. Most of us are used to daily showers, shaving, and preparing food in a clean environment. If you’re in the woods, you may face challenges …