10 Survival Uses for Zip Ties

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Zip ties are an awesome invention dating back to 1958. Much like duct tape they have many uses – some of those that can be directly applied to survival. Zip ties formerly known as cable ties are very impressive in their holding power for their smaller size. When it comes to survival, everyone should throw a bundle of zip ties in their bags. Here’s a list of 10 cool uses for these rascals.

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8 Survival Uses of Cigarettes

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Cigarettes are well known for being a contributor to serious health issues. Love them or hate them cigarettes can actually come in handy in a survival situation. It seems the least likely things can truly end up saving your life or at least help make a bad situation better. Here are 8 great survival uses that might convince you to throw a pack or two in your bag just in case!

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James O’Keefe as Osama Bin Laden Crosses US-Mexico Border with Ease

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In an exposé by Project Veritas, James O’Keefe crosses the US-Mexico border twice. One of those times he was dressed as Osama Bin Laden. On a stretch of the Texas border with Mexico, the reporter was able to cross the river with ease only in water about knee deep. There were no border agents in sight for the 90+ mile stretch of border. Eventually O’Keefe makes it to Interstate 10 where he could easily navigate to anywhere in the US totally undetected. The liars in Washington are telling us our borders are completely secure – what do you think? This opens the flood gates for terror groups like ISIS to take advantage of a clear weakness on our southern border.

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UVPaqlite: Night Illumination that Lasts Forever

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Thanks to Alexis at UVPaqlite.com for sending over her product for me to review. The UV Paqlite is really unlike any product I’ve ever reviewed, but wow it is cool – especially if you’re into alternative ways to light your campsite or have some small illumination around the house at night. At first I thought this would be a “one and done” glow in the dark product, but I was totally wrong.

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Protect Yourself from Harmful Bacteria Using The Copper Shark

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A bacteria outbreak or germ warfare is a distinct possibility in today’s society. While it’s likely something like that could happen, other surface borne bacteria are probably more of an immediate threat to your health. It’s important to protect yourself especially in public places where germs are rampant. The last thing you want to do is take something like that home to your family. While there are many ways to prevent coming in contact with bacteria, this is a cool product that I never saw until this week.

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Wise Food Review: 360 Calories of Goodness Per Serving

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Thanks to Lynx Defense, I was able to try out for the first time some of the Wise Food products. For this particular review I tried out what I hoped would be the best out of all the different food choices he sent me, the Cheesy Lasagna with Meat. Can’t go wrong with lasagna right? Sure, we can eat beans or rice for a lot less money but after a few months of it a few packets of lasagna would be welcomed – and can also serve as a great bartering item!

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The 5 Best Military Surplus Items Under $20

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Prepping and survivalist gear doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it makes more sense to buy used such as military surplus before wasting your hard earned money on something brand new and less durable. Military grade products are extremely durable, highly functional and much cheaper. If you’re on a budget, it’s worthwhile to take a look at these 5 surplus items for under 20 bucks. That’s a hard deal to beat these days.

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10 Survival Foods You Need to Grow Now

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If you prefer not to live your post SHTF life on beans and rice, you can grow your own – assuming you live in an area with a longer growing season or have access to a greenhouse. There’s nothing like growing your own food and enjoying it knowing that it came straight from your garden and from your own hard work. Not only is it enjoyable, but growing the right vegetables and carbs can provide a nutritious benefit to you and your family. Check out these 10 survival foods you need to be growing now.

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10 Tips for Building a Stockpile on a Budget

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When finances are tight, stockpiling food and other needs can be difficult to do. Though nothing replaces have a large sum of money to throw at such a task, there are a few different tricks you can implement that could help your money go a lot further than you may realize. Food and water sources are essential in a doomsday or survival situation, so you have to store those items up regardless of your budget. Check out these 10 tips for building a stockpile on a budget.

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50 Tips to Keep Cool When the Power is Out

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If you’re not on solar or some other form of alternative energy, the chances are much higher than you could go without power for days when you are tied to the grid. Unfortunately those are the risks when you depend on others for your needs. It always seems to happen at the worst times too – in the dead heat of summer. Check out this great infographic for 50 tips on how to keep cool when your power goes out.

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