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Simple Survival Tips Anytime You Are Stuck in the Wilderness- Guest Post

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Survival Tips Anytime You Are Stuck in the Wilderness By Lee Flynn Camping, hiking and even exploring mountains and woods can be exciting and thrilling, especially if you consider yourself an avid nature lover. Whenever you are planning to take a trip to the woods or a new environment altogether, there are a few survival

Just Another Reason to have a Bug Out Bag!

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As most people know Sedona, Arizona has a fire that is still burning called the Slide Fire (no this isn’t the bump fire accessory for an AR-15).  I live about 10 to 15 miles from the fire which made for quite a hazy past few days and even sore throats and headaches here in Flagstaff. 

Why Not Chickens? Beginners Guide for Preppers

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As a prepper I think self-sufficiency plays a big part of being able to be prepared so why not try raising chickens.  Here are some reasons to have chickens as a prepper. Chickens are easy to raise. They really don’t take too much work and have a big upside. Chickens are cheap to buy.  Depending

EDC: Everyday Carry, What to Carry and Why!

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EDC is simply short for Everyday Carry.  It refers to the things you have on you or in your pockets at all times.  As preppers we usually seem to have a few more things we carry than many other people.  This is a picture of the normal things I carry all the time. This is

Bugging Out to a Foreign Country

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We normally think of the top bug out locations as somewhere in the redoubt (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, East Oregon and East Washington) or possibly just somewhere away from people, but there seems to be some other options.  Are there any other places that could be decent bug out locations?  It seems that there are some

What is a Prepper’s Most Valuable Tool?

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Usually we think of our most valuable tool as something like our guns, our food or water storage, or maybe some specific material tool, but what I want to discuss is how we as individuals are our own most valuable tool.  We, as people, are the ones that will ultimately determine how we react during

Top 10 Dumbest Gun Quotes by Politicians!

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I don’t do to many of these, but every now and then it is good to have these just for fun articles. As most people know there are many politicians who make laws either based on emotion or things they have no idea about.  One of the biggest areas we see this today is when

Bug Out Shelter Guest Post

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Bug Out Shelters Being prepared for the unexpected emergency with a bug out bag can save you and your family’s lives. In case you need to leave your home in a hurry supplies should be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Shelter Supplies Shelter needs to be the main thought when packing for an

What Should You Keep in a Bug out Bag?

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There are many different items that should be in your bug out bag.  First, a bug out bag is a bag with essential supplies and tools to live with when things go bad and you need to get out of dodge.  Many times during a disaster or social collapse the best place for you and

Freedom and Liberty is all in the Perception

Freedom and Liberty is all in the Perception Lately I have really been thinking about and focusing on freedom and liberty and how it is an integral part of being a prepper.  In one of our last posts http://www.beattheend.com/boiled-frogs/ it talks about how little by little things happen that should trigger us to be more

Will We be Boiled Frogs or Will We be Prepared? Guest Post

Are we all on our way to becoming boiled frogs? The metaphor that I’m referring to is the proverbial frog that, when placed in a pot of cold water that is gradually heated, never realizes that it’s in danger and is boiled alive. Yes, I know, real frogs will jump out of the pot —

Off Grid Living Illegal?

Well in the city of Cape Coral, Florida this seems to be the case. Robin Speronis is finding out first hand that her property is really not her own. She lives inside the city limits, but has decided not to use city water and electricity (I’m assuming no gas either as she heats her home

Natural Disaster Safety Guide

Knowing how to prepare for each type of natural disaster is a great thing.  In AZ where I am there really aren’t that many natural disasters that happen here.  The main thing we get is forest fires.  In 2010 a forest fire near our home cleared out many trees on our mountain allowing the rains

Can You Be A Prepper and Not Be Self Sufficient?

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In the world of prepping, self sufficiency is usually just a given, but are these two actually independent?  To really answer this question we need to understand each.   Here is what I believe each thing is and how they can be used together and apart.   Prepping:  “to study or train in preparation of something”.

Survival Pulse – An Online Preparedness Resource

Trying to become more prepared can be overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of blogs that publish useful information regularly, and new ones pop up each day. While it is great to have this information at your fingertips, it is difficult and time consuming to sort through it all to find the information you need. Survival

Benefits of Preppers Giving to Charity and Storing For Strangers.

I have heard from people and seen people commenting that being a prepper is a selfish lifestyle.  I personally don’t understand this mentality.  The first thing I think about when referring to selfishness is someone who only cares about themselves and will do anything to satisfy their own desires.    While there are selfish people

The Bible and Prepping

I have in the past talked about why prepping is beneficial not only to us as individuals, but also to our communities and society in general.  There are many in the prepper community who are Christians and would like to follow what God says in the Bible (If you are not Christian no problem,  but

Guns in a Failing Society

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This is a discussion which has been going on for years should the general population have access to guns for self defense or does it just create more of a problem.  There are many people that feel that guns are barbaric and that because we live in such an advanced world and are so advanced

Prepping for Weather Disasters with Your Kids

As preppers we many times look at the worst of the worst scenarios whether that is total government collapse, EMP weapon, nuclear war or even a zombie apocalypse.  Many times weather disasters are more realistic and there usually seems to be one or two big ones each year.  In my state of Arizona we are

Two Misunderstandings About Survival Skills Practice

Guest Post Because survival skills are a lot like any other physical activity, you need lots of training to improve your skills. However, there are two big misconceptions about training that you need to understand. Muscle memory and practice makes perfect are two common sayings that are not entirely accurate.   Practice Makes Perfect