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  • What can a prepper learn from World War II? History repeats
    itself they say. Wartime lessons can help you survive any disaster,
    not just war. Rationing, victory gardens, making do, along with tips
    and tricks, here's what a civilian needs to know to survive wartime or
    anytime crisis hits!

  • Are you properly dressed for bugging out?  You don't want to be
    wearing military camouflage gear in an urban environment or you may
    find yourself in trouble in times of crisis. Learn how to be the "gray
    man" and blend in. Plan your bugout clothes now.

  • When there is no pharmacy what then? While you can't stockpile
    prescriptions beyond your needs, there are some basic over-the-
    counter medications every prepper should have in the medicine
    cabinet. Here's our list of ten over-the-counter medications to stock.

  • Survival is sweet!  Your survival life can be sweeter when you boost
    morale with sweets, including hard candies, freeze dried puddings,
    brownie mixes, ice cream sandwiches and more. Get your just
    desserts and stock up on emergency desserts in the prepper's

  • Freebies. Beg, borrow, but don't steal - some things in life and
    prepping are free. Part II of freebies for preppers.

  • 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.

  • Disinfecting water in an emergency. Your water source during
    crisis may be contaminated. Learn the many ways to purify water.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Be ticked off this camping season!  Learn how to remove a tick,
    how to avoid ticks in the first place, and much more in our article all
    about ticks and natural solutions for avoiding ticks.

  • Got charcoal? We're not talking Kingston here, but activated
    charcoal, which is an important supply to own. There are many
    wonderful uses of activated charcoal for your survival needs.Activated
    charcoal stops bloating, helps you get over food poisoning, reduces
    allergic reactions of snake bites, spider bites and insect bites,
    supports easy digestion, and can even whiten teeth and so much
    more. Discover all the activated charcoal uses in prepping.

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

  • Got extra canning lids and rings? Any home canner worth his or
    her weight in salt has amassed an abundance of canning lids and
    rings - or mason jars with chips. Can you re-use them? In a way they
    can be put to new service when you know how to re-use canning lids.

  • Probiotics and prebiotics for preppers. Food and water during an
    emergency could damage your gut health in a long term crisis if for
    example you've lost your ability to filter water and you're hunting to
    sustain yourself. Parasites, protozoa and worms, or too much intake
    of antibiotics could ruin your internal flora. Here's how preppers can
    improve gut health during crisis.

  • 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.

  • Ouch! Nothing bites like dental pain. Are you prepared? If a
    dentist isn't available, how will you handle the pain? The answer is to
    assemble a Dental Medic Kit!

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • Survive cancer naturally. How can you survive the apocalypse when
    you're too busy trying to survive cancer? You really can improve the
    quality of your life by removing toxins from your body, including
    fluoride, mold, and more. Remove toxins and survive cancer naturally.

  • 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 best 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Build your own Altoids Survival tin starting with our list. Here's
    what to put in a home made survival tin. Read our free guide and
    download your free guide to an Altoids survival kit you can carry in
    your pocket!

  • 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 a prepper from the obvious cleaning teeth and
    morale building to helping 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.

  • SOLDIER FUEL food bars “pack a wallop of balanced nutrition
    and taste good, says Popular Science magazine. The Soldier Fuel
    bar beat Balance Bar, Snickers Marathon, and PowerBar Triple Threat
    in a taste test conducted by the Washington Post. And the NY Daily
    News health editor credits SOLDIER FUEL with making him 20% faster
    on his daily runs. Engineered to provide SteadyEnergy with no spike
    and no crash, SOLDIER FUEL is featured in the official U.S. Special
    Operations Forces Nutrition Guide. And now it’s available to you. This
    is not a ration bar, but it's pure energy for your bugout bag.

  • 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.

  • Meals Ready to Eat (MREs): Are they worth it? Heavily debated in
    the prepping community, you'll either love them or hate Meals Ready
    to Eat (MRE). Learn the advantages and disadvantages of MREs to
    see whether MREs are worth stocking.

  • The importance of socks 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. Be sure to wear pantyhose underneath (find out why). Learn
    what survival socks can do!

  • Be aware of Sepsis - the quiet killer. Recently an actress, Patty
    Duke, died of Sepsis - a disease which needs to be on your radar as
    a prepper! More people die of Sepsis than of cancer in the United
    States. Just one cut, scrape or burn could cause this deadly blood
    poisoning that rarely gets attention when it should. Any infection can
    cause it and it's responsible for more than half of all hospital deaths.
    Learn about how to prevent and survive Sepsis.

  • Bugged by bugs? The mosquitoes are coming! The Zika virus has
    come to the United States, and Americans are now scrambling to
    ensure they have adequate protection against the deadly Aedes
    mosquitoes. You'll feel better wearing a mosquito repelling shirt and
    learning how to get rid of mosquitoes.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 our
    grocery store doesn't stock. Take for example, ground beef in a can
    or canned bacon, which are foods you could easily use in your pantry.
    Meats are the best protein source in a can.

  • Prepping Mistakes (and how to avoid them). Sometimes good
    preppers give bad advice, even downright dangerous advice. Take
    their advice with a grain of salt and avoid these common prepping

  • Fight or Flight response. It's a basic instinct for both man and
    animal: the instant a being realizes that danger is imminent, there is a
    "flight or fight" decision to make. It's an acute stress response. In
    the world of prepping, fighting is "bugging in" and fleeing is "bugging
    out." Will you know what to do when catastrophe strikes? How to
    know when to bug out or bug in.

  • Simple self defense ideas that anyone can follow. The best self
    defense is in mentally preparing for the positive outcome of an
    attack: if you can first create a win-win option to evade a struggle
    altogether. Women in particular, should envision themselves not as
    victims, but as knowledgeable and able women who can avoid or
    defend against an attack. Learn why you shouldn't wear a pony tail
    and more in self-defense ideas anyone can follow.

  • Fluoride dangers alert: How to be fluoride-free and avoid the toxins
    that are poisoning tap water, bottled water and toothpaste. The Big
    Berkey water filtration system filters fluoride in your everyday water
    and can filter raw water for your survival in an emergency.

  • Get into sprouting. The beauty about sprouting is that they grow
    quickly, don't cost much and are super nutritious. A bonus is that
    there are an almost endless list of sprouts to try. Here are just nine
    reasons to get into sprouting.

  • Preppers are the butchers, the bakers and the candlestick
    makers. If you haven't thought much about the importance of
    candles in survival, there's no better time than now to become a

  • Pretty Little Prepper Lies! Whether lies are secretive, boastful or
    come from the misinformed, preppers need to be aware and to take a
    measure of caution before accepting prepping ideas and
    misinformation. Don't succumb to the pretty little lies from other
    survivalists, FEMA, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, or the
    Centers for Disease Control either.

  • Got natural antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives.
    Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription
    antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll
    need alternatives.  Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense
    (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs).  Natural antibiotics
    can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary
    tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have
    the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.

  • Terrific turmeric and why you need some. Preppers have been
    among the first to rediscover the significant powers of turmeric, the
    ancient spice, and its active compound: curcumin. 15 medicinal uses
    of turmeric.

  • Wake up and smell the coffee because it has a vital role in
    survival!  There are grounds for keeping coffee grounds, and coffee
    cans too! Grab a :cuppa Joe" and read all about how to use a coffee
    filter for survival.

  • Rice water: it's good to know... As an electrolyte replacement, rice
    water is an effective home remedy for nausea, vomiting and diarrhea,
    which is among the primary way preppers will use it, but rice water
    has so many other benefits. Discover more how to use rice water
    (and more about why you'll want to use it).

  • Stove and Campfire (the fuel is all around you and so is the fun).
    Enjoy camping and preparedness using any of the off-grid cooking

  • How to save money to buy the preps you really want...
    If you're prepping on a budget you can find wiggle room for more
    preps with just a few tweaks to your normal routine. Best of all, you
    can save money for more preps without denying yourself anything!  
    Below are some changes you can make in your life today, so you can
    start saving money for prepping the easy way for whatever tomorrow
    brings.  Get Happy in prepping with these money-saving ideas:

  • 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.

  • Flick your BIC lighter. A prepper's favorite lighter, BIC is loved for
    being both dependable and inexpensive. A survivor of the Bosnian
    war found it more valuable than a generator! See our wholesale
    source of BIC lighters.

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