Prepping

Are You a Closet Prepper? Don’t Be. Let Me Explain Why.

Are you a closet prepper?

If your answer is yes, then read on. I will explain in this article why you should never have to fear being embarrassed or judged by telling a co-worker, family member, or friend that you’re a prepper. Survivalism and the tools for the trade is some cool stuff. Don’t get caught with Prepper stigma!

You see, I used to be a closet prepper. I always kept my prepping to myself. I found that I hardly ever brought it up to family or friends, except for the one or two friends that I knew who were into the same types of preparing that I was. But lately I’ve been opening up more to people that I know. Actually, it’s been kind of liberating and not as big of a deal as I made it out to be regarding telling others that I want to prepare for unforeseen times or situations.

People that I would have never told about my prepping before have actually become quite open and receptive in our conversations. In fact, some of the people I’ve been more open with about my prepping mindset have even started doing a little prepping themselves. That’s pretty great!

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Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping

The Pocket Shot Slingshot Versus a Standard Slingshot

If you’re like me, you probably had a slingshot at some point in your childhood. I had many growing up — from the cheap $5 slingshots with a few up to around $80. Shooting our slingshots as kids made for some fun days outside. Plus, it was a bonus that we were surrounded by woods. That meant we could venture about like ninjas shooting trees, stumps, creeks, and more.

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Health & Wellbeing

12 Surprising Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide for Off Grid Living

If you’re like most households you probably have more than one bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your kitchen cabinet or under your bathroom sink. Hydrogen peroxide has been around for about 200 years. It’s uses has seemed to expand with more people finding that hydrogen peroxide does some pretty amazing things. We believe that anyone who it thinking of going off the grid or living in a similar “do it yourself” scenario should have access to this awesome and cheap product. A 32oz. bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide will run you about $2.00 – $3.00, while a larger 1 gallon bottle will usually run about $6.00 – $7.00 (prices vary slightly from WalMart versus a grocery store).

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Fire Starting

Amazing Camping Hack: Keep a Fire Burning for Hours with Just One Log

Most campers and hikers will often find they need to constantly keep throwing large logs or branches on a fire to keep it burning for even 1 or 2 hours. And, if you fall asleep while camping, you can expect your fire will go out typically within 45 minutes to 1 hour later. This isn’t good if you need to stay warm. Or, you need to keep a fire going in wet conditions.

A Youtube user named “Doogly” created a simple video that will show you how to create what’s called a “Swedish torch,” or better put, a sustainable fire made with just one log. The Swedish torch legend was thought to originate from hobo, who was looking for an efficient way to stay warm during cold winters. So, he cut a small log as the video shows and stayed warm for many more hours versus a traditional campfire.

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Prepping

Top 25 SHTF Bartering Items You’ll Want to Start Stockpiling Today

We all hope that nothing catastrophic will happen in our lifetime. But we must also realize that we are just a small blip on a timespan of major events that have happened over the past centuries. And, more major events are sure to occur within our or our kid’s lifetime. The simple fact is that we all need to be ready.

There is nothing more heartbreaking than thinking about you or your family not being prepared for the worst — whether it’s marshall law, a catastrophic natural occurrence, EMP (electromagnetic pulse), solar flare that could put us back to the 19th century, or another type of disaster. Many lives will be lost. Not having some preparations made means you will not have anything of value for trading with others looking to stay alive.

Do you think that shiny iPhone or fancy sport car will be worth anything if there was a major disaster caused by an EMP or natural disaster? Believe me, they won’t!

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Food and Water

A Huge List of Edible Plants and Weeds for Survival

Whether you’re camping, bugging out, or lost in the wilderness without food rations, knowing your surroundings and what might be edible to survive can be extremely crucial to life or death. For thousands of years people have consumed edible plants and flowers in the wild to sustain life — and in almost any imaginable situation.

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