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24 Lost Survival Tips from 100 Years Ago – With Illustrations

When we’ll have no running water, no hyperactive emergency services, no electricity… we are going to turn back to what people did 100 years ago. Here you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s and (some of them) useful even today. 100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints […]

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The World’s Best Medications Are The Ones Made By Mother Nature: 11 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics

Oftentimes, the world’s best medications are not the ones developed in labs, but rather the ones made by Mother Nature. For thousands of years, mankind has relied on various herbs to treat a wide range of conditions. While the advent of antibiotics drastically reduced the popularity of these herbal alternatives, they still remain effective to […]

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Wild Mushrooms: How to tell the Difference between Edible and Poisonous

You’ve lost the trail and miscalculated just how much food you needed to bring with you. You stumble upon a sunlit grove with patches of mouthwatering mushrooms – are you saved? The following is an introductory guide for beginning mushroom hunters. Keep reading to learn how you can tell the difference between a fatal fungus and […]

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Back to Basics: The Bugging In or Out Decision

I recently received the following email questioning my thoughts regarding the decision to bug-in OR to bug-out, and I would like to respond to it… I came across your website a few days ago and I really like it. I’ve been working (very slowly) on prep since 2008. Since then a lot more prep blogs […]

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Situational Awareness: The Ability to Respond Quickly And Affirmatively

Situational Awareness is one the most important skills you can learn to master that will contribute significantly to reducing thelikelihood you will be become a victim and give you the advantage when something bad happens.  Situational Awareness is the process of making conscious observations of your surroundings and making tentative plans of action if something bad […]

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Lack Of Preparation In This Type Of Event Will Likely Find You Living Much Poorer Than You Would Like: Are You Ready For An Inflationary Depression?

We are heading into a new depression. It is not coming. It is already here but we are only in the beginning so it may not be easy for many people to see just yet. Once it is easy to see it will be too late for any meaningful actions to mitigate the effects. Just […]

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100-Year-Old Life Hacks You Didn’t Know Existed

It’s amazing how much wisdom has been lost to the ages. There are so many simple life hacks that used to be common knowledge. In this video, Household Hacker tries out some life hack inserts that were printed over 100 years ago in 1916. The first card reads… How to Pull Out Long Nails: It is often rather […]

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The Global Impacts of Rapidly Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice: Another Ominous Sign of Rapid Warming

Earth’s already-beleaguered northern icecap suffered another blow this month with the early collapse of a barrier that kept some of Arctic’s most durable ice in place. The ice arch across the Nares Strait, which separates Greenland from Ellesmere Island in Canada’s far northeast, gave way two months earlier than usual, said Laurence Dyke, a paleoglaciologist […]