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  • Contagion kit. The pandemic survival kit, pictured right, is a
    great find. This complete kit for a family of three includes
    three multi-contaminant filters for chemical, biological and
    radiological hazards.

  • Don't pass on the salt, please! Do pass the right salt.
    Discover the healing powers of Himalayan pink salt, including
    salt lamps, salt slabs, foot detox and deodorant bars made
    of this mineral rich pink hued crystal.

  • Bentonite clay. First it was a secret of the ancients, then it
    was a secret of the cosmetic industry, and now preppers
    have a secret: it's bentonite clay. What is bentonite clay?
    It's the most important clay you never heard about for
    detoxification, gardening and even household cleaning.

  • Eat dirt! Not just any dirt, but food grade Diatomaceous
    earth is healthy food supplement with a variety of uses. Dig
    in the dirt a bit and you'll uncover the fantastic benefits and
    uses of Diatomaceous earth for preppers.

  • Did you know that a glow stick is not the same as a
    chemical light stick? A chemical grade light stick can last 8
    hours and be seen a mile away. You can't do that with a
    glow stick. What's more, a chemical light stick is waterproof,
    non-flammable, and non-sparking, which makes them useful
    in hazardous situations where sparks or flame could cause an
    explosion (e.g., a break in gas mains after an earthquake).

  • New from Jim Cobb: Prepper's Armed Defense. Pictured
    right, Prepper's Armed Defense, offers lifesaving firearms and
    alternative weapons to purchase, master and stockpile.
    Information on firearms, close-combat weapons, house
    fortifications, non-lethal options, defensive techniques and
    improvised arms.

  • Prepper carts. Consider owning a handcart, wheelbarrow or
    wagon to help with the task of hauling your supplies! A hand
    cart is an indispensable tool for off-grid living. Review this
    list of ten carts for preppers.

  • Could North Korea send missile's our way? You might as
    well stock up on iOSAT -- Potassium Iodide tablets. Get one
    packet for everyone in your household.

  • Knives are still an important part of survival. Today you
    can't enter a court room, a school room, or a plane with a
    knife, but back in the day a gentleman, an outdoorsman, or a
    boy scout was never without a pocket knife. Things have
    changed, but one thing hasn't: the importance of knives in
    survival! Here are the best military and survival knives.

  • September is national preparedness month. Are you
    prepared for a quake? Oklahoma and six other states got a
    shake they weren't expecting Saturday. Everyone lives in a
    earthquake zone. Prepare for an earthquake now.

  • Zeer pot method of evaporative cooling. Meet the person
    who re-invented the zeer pot idea to help his people
    preserve food. A zeer pot is a simple off-grid refrigerator
    solution. Learn how to build a zeer pot.

  • Water purification at its finest: The Big Berkey purification
    system, pictured right filters 3,000 gallons per element.
    That's 6,000 gallons for a two-filter system!

  • You've got 100 gallons of water storage in your bathtub.  
    When you have a waterBOB water containment system,
    pictured right, you can hold up to 100 gallons of fresh
    drinking water in virtually any bathtub in the event of an
    emergency. The waterBOB keeps water fresh and clean for
    drinking, cooking, washing and flushing when you know water
    will be in short supply. Water stored in an open bathtub,
    with dirt, soap film and exposure to debris will spoil and
    become useless. A hurricane, tropical storm, flood or storm
    surge can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply. It
    is during these conditions the waterBOB may be used for
    temporary water storage.

  • Prepare your dog for survival. You need only look at a
    homeless person with his or her dog to know the true value
    of owning a canine in crisis. A dog is perhaps the last most
    precious possession a human can own. Get prepared and get
    started prepping for your dog.

  • 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 most economical 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.

  • Doing the laundry without electricity. Off-grid washing
    machines and how to do the laundry without electricity.
    Wash clothes without electricity, like the Amish! Here's a list
    of the Off grid laundry methods.

  • Lifestraw Community can filter 26,000 gallons of water!
    You may be familiar with the Lifewater straw, but did you
    know they have a gravity fed system that can provide water
    to an entire community? Lifestraw Community, pictured right,
    can purify between 70,000-100,000 liters of water. That's
    18,000- 26,000 gallons of water, which is enough to serve
    community settings for several years and doesn't require
    electrical power or batteries.

  • Get your Gamma Seal Lids! Gamma seal lids convert
    buckets into waterproof and airtight storage containers. They
    make it easy to get into your food storage! Ordinary buckets
    may have a lid, but you'll surely break a fingernail getting
    into your food storage if you don't have a bucket opener.
    Gamma seal is a plastic screw on bucket lid that's easy to
    open and easy to seal back for the next time.

  • 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.

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  • Build a better "Get home bag." What's in your "get home
    bag" is vastly different from what's in a bugout bag. Get a
    good idea of what and how to pack your get home bag.

  • Bugout bags by backpackers. Everyone has an opinion
    about a bugout bag and what goes inside, but the ones to
    pay closest attention to are the backpackers and soldiers.
    Learn to pack your bugout bag like backpacker!

  • Prepping for rioting. Rage continues nationwide in the wake
    of civilian and officer shootings. As people are taking it to
    the streets and as you may be caught up in the riots, keep in
    mind these survival skills for rioting scenarios.

  • How to prepare for pandemic. If Ebola taught prepper's  
    anything, it's that people can make selfish decisions and
    that a pandemic panic can wipe out pandemic supplies in
    short order. Gas masks are still in short supply nationwide.
    Learn how to prepare for the next pandemic.

  • What are bouillon cubes (and why do you want them in
    your food storage? Bouillon cubes are compact cubes
    loaded with flavor. Bring bouillon cubes in your bugout bag
    and stock them in your prepper's pantry.

  • 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.

  • Warning about canning your own Butter = Botulism.
    Canning butter is a topic that comes up in prepper circles,
    but don't be tempted to do it! You'll not only risk botulism,
    but you have so many better butter storage options.

  • Weird Ways to recharge your cell phone! If your batteries
    are toast and you need to connect, here are

  • 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.

  • Disinfecting water in an emergency. Your water source
    during crisis may be contaminated. Get crystal clear on the
    ways to purify water.

  • Oxygen absorbers and silica gel packs. Do you know the
    difference between an oxygen absorber and a desiccant
    (silica gel pack)? Learn how to use oxygen absorbers and
    silica gel packs.

  • 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! Read all about respirators.

  • 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.

  • Got charcoal? We're not talking about Kingston, but
    activated charcoal. Activated charcoal stops bloating, helps
    you get over food poisoning, reduces allergic reactions of
    snake bites, spider bites and insect bites, and so much
    more. It isn't black magic. It is an interesting prep to own.  
    Discover all the activated charcoal uses in prepping.

  • Get cranking on this list! Home made butter is an off-grid
    luxury with the manual butter churner, pictured right. When
    there is no electricity you can use your muscle in the kitchen.
    Consider 17 Manual Kitchen Tools for Preppers.

  • Top Prepper Web sites: Google changed their algorithms,
    which means you can no longer judge a Web site by its
    Google rankings. We used Alexa to rank the best of the best
    prepping Web sites.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 preppers from the obvious cleaning
    teeth and morale building to something a little different:
    gum can 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.

  • The importance of socks and pantyhose 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.

  • Weird Survival tools. Cheetos in an emergency? Well, yes!
    You'd be amazed what you can do with Cheetos or a tampon
    in an emergency, and why a cigarette is a valuable prepping
    tool. Check out all the weird survival tools...

  • 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 your local grocery store just doesn't
    stock. Take for example, ground beef in a can or canned
    bacon. Meats are the best protein source in a can.

  • Doing the laundry without electricity. Get answers about
    off grid laundry techniques and learn how to wash clothes
    without electricity, like the Amish or do it entirely by hand.
    Off grid laundry methods...

  • 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.

  • Bugout foods to bring. Careful planning of your bugout food
    is important as you will have to balance goals of weight
    efficiency with goals of energy and morale, nutrition and
    dietary needs, as well as personal taste. Here are some
    ideas for bugout foods to pack.

  • Flick your BIC lighter. Mykel Hawke brings a BIC -- it's a
    favorite survival tool. A survivor of the Bosnian war found
    BIC lighters to be more valuable than a generator, and we
    agree. See our wholesale source of BIC lighters.

  • Nuclear crisis. Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island.
    Nuclear crisis happens and perhaps your neighborhood is
    next. Find out if you live near a nuclear power plant and how
    you can protect yourself against radiation from man-made or
    natural disasters.

  • 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.
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