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15 Life Saving Tips for a Winter Bugout

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  In 1939 the Soviet Union invaded Finland in what was called The Winter War.  This war caused about 70,000 Finnish causalities with most of them being innocent civilians.  As a result of this invasion many Finnish civilians were forced into a winter bug out in order to avoid death or being captured. At the beginning of this invasion Finnish ...

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What to Put in a Bug Out Bag

what to put in a bug out bag

  Bugging out should not be plan A.  It should be the absolute last option that you have because trying to survive while bugging out will probably be the most challenging event you would ever have to face.  This is why I encourage preppers to develop a strategic plan where they would never have to bug out.  That way you ...

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8 Must Have Items for Escaping Social Unrest

  “No Justice No Peace” is what a lot of protesters proclaim as they destroy local businesses and neighborhoods.  It sounds oxymoron.  They don’t use logical thinking but instead their actions are based off of emotions. Throughout the world we are seeing social unrest due to faltered justice systems and even economic declines or collapses.  It doesn’t seem to be ...

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Exos Bravo Tactical Assault Backpack Sponsored Review

  Exos Gear recently reached out to me and requested that I review 2 of their bags.  The bag that I will be discussing today is the Bravo Tactical Assault Backpack (Amazon).  This backpack is similar tactical design to the Condor Compact Assault Pack with a few more tweaks and a lower price pack. This request worked out well because ...

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Baofeng UV-5R Review

Baofeng UV 5R

  Having a form of communication during a disaster can determine life or death.  There are stories of people who were in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina that were saved from the floods because they were able to communicate with a HAM license operator.  It’s not easy to jump directly into the amateur radio world especially with all the radios ...

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Columbia Woodburn Hiking Shoe Review

Columbia Woodburn Hiking Shoe

  Having a good pair of hiking boots is of the utmost importance not only for camping but even for survival situations.  The quality of those hiking boots can make or break your experience.  If you are walking for miles you don’t want to be feeling pain in your feet.  You also want to have good grip or traction that ...

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9 Helpful Items For Bugging Out in Hot Weather

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  When SHTF it’s typically at the worst possible time.  Bad situations never seem to happen when everything is going great and you have everything prepared.  So if SHTF to where you would have to bug out it would probably be in some challenging weather. If we take a look at a lot of refugee crisis in the Middle East ...

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Yalumi Spark Headlamp Review

Yalumi Spark Headlamp

  Yalumi is an optical design company that offers headlamps, safety lights, and lights for runners/bikers.  Yalumi was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in the United States.  In this post I will be reviewing the Yalumi LED Spark Headlamp. Yalumi Spark Headlamp Review Details The Yalumi LED Spark Headlamp is light and compact weighing only 6.4oz.  It is water ...

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Prepper Gear Spotlight: Small Kits Surviving Longer

  This week’s prepper gear spotlight comes from @k.m_ink on Instagram.  His spotlight consists of a small survival kit.  This isn’t meant to be a full out survival kit but are some useful tools to help you in a disaster. The SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) Kit consists of a signal mirror, whistle, folding knife, button compass, flashlight and a fire starter. ...

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Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife Review

Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife Review

  “A well trained person needs only a knife to survive.” – Mors Kochanski.  Learning about survival and just camping in the outdoors I have learned about the importance of having a good knife when you are in the bush.  Having a good knife can make or break your experience.  So as I was shopping for a good survival knife ...

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