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7 Ways to Protect Your Family

Your family are the most important people in your life, and you want to protect them from life’s many dangers. Some threats are obvious, like home invasions and natural disasters. Others are more insidious, like online harassment or contaminated water. Either way, you do what you must to keep your loved ones safe.
Here’s seven ways to protect your family, from threats you can resolve with a little foresight to situations that put you between your family and violence.
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Must Have Survival Gear for 2017

It’s 2017, and much as we might wish otherwise, the world isn’t any safer than it was a few months ago. Violent weather remains a threat in many parts of the country. A number of nations are saber-rattling, and the possibility of social unrest ebbs and flows with current events.
Even if you don’t feel threatened by these troubling events, it’s still a good idea to have your survival gear in order. We’ve got a few suggestions to help prepare […]

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Billionaire Bunkers: How the Super-Rich Prepare for Disaster

Disaster preparedness has increased in popularity over the last few decades. No longer are you considered odd for maintaining a healthy amount of emergency supplies, especially if you live in a region where natural disasters are an ever-present risk. Add in social unrest and fears of global conflict, disease, and famine, and being prepared just makes good sense.
The everyday Joes and Janes aren’t the only ones making sure they have the food, water, and resources to survive a disaster. […]

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6 Steps to Pack an Epic Go-Bag for Every Survival Situation

From a major power outage to a natural disaster, you may find yourself in an unexpected circumstance without electricity, food, water or shelter. While you can’t predict these situations, you can make sure you’re prepared.
Military and police agencies require their officers to carry a three-or five-day go-bag with survival essentials and you can do the same. While you may not face similar potential emergencies, you should follow their lead and pack a go-bag, also called a bug-out bag, with […]

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Wild Edibles You Can Find in The City

For many people, urban foraging means finding the latest trendy restaurant or boutique, but in the context of survival, it has a far more serious connotation. Although you might not think of an urban area as a place to forage for food, you can find many edible plants growing there. Wild greens often contain far more nutritional value than commercially grown products like lettuce or celery.
Wild Plant Safety Tips
Your Zagat guide won’t do you any good, but you’ll be […]

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Survival Tips Learned From Watching The Walking Dead

Fans of television’s The Walking Dead are a fiercely loyal bunch—tuning in season after season despite seeing beloved characters killed off in unbelievably gruesome scenes. Then along comes an even bigger shocker—the particularly cruel murder of fan favorite Glenn and relative newcomer Abraham—not by a zombie, but at the hands of the psychotic sociopath Negan. Even if you’ve watched only one episode, it is obvious these characters have incredible survival skills in the face of utter chaos and despair. […]

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Basic Survival Skills You Should Know

Even if you are not an avid fan, there is a good chance you’ve seen at least one episode of Survivor, which aired for the first time in May 2000. If reality shows aren’t your thing, perhaps you’ve watched survival-related documentaries or fictional movies. It’s only natural to question what you would do if faced with potential life and death scenarios such as being stranded in the wilderness. However, most of us do not follow up on those thoughts […]

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Ways to Overcome Cabin Fever

Some sayings have become such a common part of our language that we take them for granted. Cabin fever falls into that category and is defined as: A state characterized by anxiety, restlessness, and boredom, arising from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place. Cabin fever has been in our vocabulary for about 100 years, thought to have originated between 1915 and 1920. While Honest Abe is likely the most famous U.S. president to have been born […]

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Edible Plants You Can Grow Indoors – No Yard Needed

In the three largest U.S. cities, a significant numbers of residents live in apartment buildings. In NYC (population: 8.4 million), Los Angeles (population: 3.8 million), and Chicago (population: 2.7 million), there are a combined total of 2.46 million apartments. In the remaining large cities across America, apartments comprise 15 to 42 percent of all dwellings. If you are a city dweller, there is a good chance you live in a condo or apartment.
For several years, it seemed like people […]

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Which Way Are You Going? – How to Find Directions in the Wilderness Without a Compass

It is a natural human reaction to panic a little when you lose your compass on a backpacking trip in the wilderness. However, it is possible to find directions without a compass. Here are a few tips to help you navigate backwoods territory even without your favorite, trustworthy compass.
The Sun, Moon, and Stars
The Sun: Since the beginning of civilization, humans have relied on the sun to navigate direction. You know that the sun rises in the east and sets […]

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