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Urban Street Survival by TheUrbanPrepper

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Storing Water Part 1: The Most Forgotten Food Storage Item

While you’ve been busy accumulating your food storage, you might have been putting off the one, most important essential: Water. That’s understandable. After all, there’s plenty of water coming out of your tap right now; availability is not a … [Read more...]



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How to Tell If You’re Having a Heart Attack


Would you know how to recognize the signs of a heart attack if you or someone you know was having one? Over a million people have a heart attack every year. About half of those will die, and many more will suffer permanent heart muscle damage. The … [Read more...]

Sheltering In-Home VS Bugging Out


Sheltering in Place: There are many reasons you would have to stay where you are at; family, finances, job, time, etc. If you have to stay where you’re at, there are things you can do to increase your odds at surviving at your location, like … [Read more...]

6 Winning Designs from INDEX’s Survival Structure Contest


Having a practical survival structure option is crucial in an emergency. This is why the Dutch non-profit organization INDEX recently held a structural design contest (structural design refers to the creation of buildings, homes, furniture, etc.) … [Read more...]

What to do if you get Caught by a Gator or Croc


Two of nature’s most skillful predators are the alligator and crocodile. Why? Crocodiles and alligators will eat just about anything if given the chance, and they have all the predatory characteristics needed to make it happen. These intelligent, … [Read more...]

Aquaponics – Entrepreneurs Embrace Technology that Holds Key to Strengthening Local Food Systems and Increasing Food Security


Imagine a sustainable closed loop farming system that is completely self-sufficient, economically viable, environmentally friendly and scalable to the point that it could help insure that the world’s future food needs are met. That is the realization … [Read more...]

The Big Uh-Oh

My local paper, the Sacramento Bee, recently ran a a series of articles centered around the fact that beginning this month, the first members of the Baby Boom Generation will now be entering retirement age. The series told how starting the first … [Read more...]

Store for Thirst First

I felt like I couldn’t last an afternoon without my bottle of water, so how would I fare in an emergency? The other day, I spent the afternoon helping at my daughter’s school. I usually carry around a bottle of water with me, but I had forgotten … [Read more...]

Survival After Collapse


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Che’s Top Ten Prepper Skills & Occupations

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First Aid for Wounds

For most people, the sight of blood coming from a wound, whether it is yours or someone else's, can be very upsetting. To prepare for this possibility, it’s wise to study first aid in advance, so you can stay as calm as possible and take proper … [Read more...]

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Emp, Electromagnetic Pulse Survival Guide

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Emergency Preparedness on a Budget, Part II

In my last post, I shared my list of ways anyone can start preparing for an emergency without spending much money. Although these steps are important, of course, not all preparation is going to be free. (After all, the reason we’re preparing to … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Time to Winterize Your Grab and Go Bag


With the change of seasons, it’s time to update your Grab & Go Bag—or 72-hour Kit, Bug-out Bag, Emergency Kit, Evac Kit, or whatever you prefer to call it! Update both your personal kit and one for your car. BABY STEP 1: Update Your Personal Grab … [Read more...]

Using an AED Machine


You’re spending the day at the mall with some friends--shopping and having a great time--when you suddenly hear someone cry out for help. What do you do? You look and see a crowd of people screaming, staring at something. You rush over and notice a … [Read more...]

Water Storage Solutions


Water Storage Solutions As I've learned more the past year about being prepared for everyday situations as well as emergency situations, I've discovered one area I am sorely lacking in is water storage. My efforts in this area have been almost (but … [Read more...]

The Shelf-Life of Strawberries


Here is some interesting information about how long strawberries last provided by Food Insurance If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

Quake, Rattle, and Roll: What to do During an Earthquake

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Stay safe by learning what to do during an earthquake, whether you're indoors, outdoors, or on the road. INDOORS When an earthquake or other disaster occurs, many people hesitate, trying to remember what they are supposed to do. Responding quickly … [Read more...]

Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies: A Nineteenth-Century Treatise on Boxing, Kicking, Grappling, and Fencing with the Cane and Quarterstaff


Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies is the treatise of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, a master swordsman who participated in more than fifty duels, fought under twelve flags, battled gangsters, and was constantly involved in the great conflicts and … [Read more...]

The REAL Signs of Drowning


“Help! Help, I’m drowning!” That’s what most of us expect from a drowning person, along with splashing and waving arms. These are signs of “aquatic distress,” in which the person recognizes that they are in danger—but they are not yet drowning. … [Read more...]

Emergency Shelter

Since 2007, more than 14 million people worldwide have reportedly lost their homes in natural disasters. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms—these types of disasters are a possibility no matter where in the world you … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Building your Food Storage

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If you’re just starting out, building a long-term food storage supply can seem a little overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. About two years ago we published an article giving you 15 Tips for Shopping for Food Storage and now here are 5 tips to … [Read more...]

Survival 101: Foraging for Edible Plants

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Learning to forage for edible plants is just as important to your survival as knowing how to build a snare or trap. If you're lost in the wild without an emergency food supply, foraging can act as a temporary solution to give you the energy and … [Read more...]

Prepper Skill – Pickling Eggs

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Child Safety


Disasters can cause panic, fear, and greatly traumatize those involved. Preparation for these conditions ahead of time can minimize the stress of the event, and promote safety for you and your children. father daughter Whether a disaster occurs … [Read more...]

Self-Sufficiency through Urban Agriculture?


From Detroit’s famous Urban Gardening projects to New York’s “green roofs”, city and suburban dwellers are using every conceivable sunny spot, no matter how small, to grow edible plants in what seems to be the new national past time, becoming more … [Read more...]

Collapse Survival Secrets


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Communicating During and After a Disaster

Even though we can’t prevent earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, or other disruptive events, learning what communication options are available during and after a disaster will help you better protect yourself and your loved ones. Establishing a meeting … [Read more...]

Staying Charged and Connected in a Major Disaster


Superstorm Sandy left millions of northeasterners without power, some of whom may have to wait more than a week before it’s restored.1 Lack of power to charge important electronic communication devices like cell phones, smart phones, and laptops are … [Read more...]

Storing Water Part 2: What To Put Your Water In

It’s very important that you read this four part series in proper order. For Part 1, Click Here. You can’t just store your water in any old container, leave it down in the basement, and forget about it. You aren’t going to want to hear this, but … [Read more...]

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Ham Radio For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Easily Understanding and Getting Started with Ham Radio (Ham Radio for Beginners, Ham Radio General, Ham Radio Books)


All of Your Questions About Ham Radio Answered! Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just .99. Regularly priced at .99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. You’re about to discover how to get started with one of the … [Read more...]

Basic First Aid


Unless you’re in the medical profession, chances are your kids know more about basic first aid than you do at this moment. Kids usually get some basic first aid training and refreshers as part of their school curriculum but adults rarely have the … [Read more...]

Win a Free 14-day Membership to the Survivalist Digital Archive!


Have a chance to get your own membership to the Survivalist Digital Archive! For the first time in history you can gain access to a centralized survival training program that will take you from a concerned hobbyist to a survival pro. This program … [Read more...]

3 Emergencies in 30 Days where Solar Power Would’ve Helped


At the beginning of March, a pole fire caused a 7-8 hour power outage for many residents of Orem, UT—one of which was me. As my husband and I scrambled in the dark trying to find our spare flashlights, I quickly realized that we were not as prepared … [Read more...]

Shopping for Your Food Stores

There are numerous companies across the U.S. that are selling emergency disaster and/or survival food stores in different quantities from single cans to one year bulk pallets. Some companies out there are selling old Cold War surplus and old Y2K … [Read more...]

Returning Home


If you think evacuating from your home would be difficult, how would you feel about returning to your home after the emergency? Would you know what safety precautions to take? How would you deal with the emotional trauma of seeing your home after the … [Read more...]

Garden Seeds Success Story


My husband and I were bound and determined to create a garden for our family this year. In years past we'd try, but only half heartedly, and end up with practically no crop. This year, we made garden boxes and filled them with compost and then sat … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget Your Emergency Kit


Bruce Barton, a well known writer, once said “When I think of what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think, there are no little things.” Many people have taken the time to purchase emergency supplies for themselves and … [Read more...]

Alternative Transportation: Last Mile Transport Vehicles


Getting stuck in traffic during an emergency evacuation can potentially become a life or death situation (if anyone has seen the movie, Deep Impact, visualize that congested highway scene at the very end . . .). So, when you plan your emergency … [Read more...]

DIY SuperPail Step-by-Step


The Do-It-Yourself SuperPail ™ Combo is an excellent way for you to store your favorite bulk foods in your long-term storage. And it’s really simple to do—just pick one of the methods we’ve outlined below, and follow the steps. Easy peasy. Package … [Read more...]

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45 Ways to Conserve Water


Have you ever thought about how much water you use in a day? Everyday activities like bathing, washing clothes and dishes, flushing the toilet, and watering your lawn require a lot of water—and we may not even realize how much water it takes. So … [Read more...]

Duracell 1800 Watt Powerpack Product Review


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Inflatable Shelters May Help during Long-Term Emergencies


“In tough circumstances, sometimes all you need is hope. “…but other times you need a blow-up survival shelter featuring a bed, a couch, freeze-dried food, a 50-gallon water bladder, a first-aid kit, a radio and a cookstove.” According to … [Read more...]

How Long Does Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Food Last After Opening?

There are a few factors that determine how long food will last after it is opened. They include the following: The quality of the food at the time it is opened The degree to which food is exposed to oxygen and moisture The degree to which food is … [Read more...]

Food Crises and the WTO


The food and financial crises of 2008 and 2009 have pushed millions more people into poverty and hunger, while changing the parameters of international trade. Both crises have also challenged the fundamentals of WTO rules regulating agriculture, … [Read more...]

First Alert Escape Ladder Product Review


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How to Winterize your Home


The minute winter is over and the temperature creeps up above 40 degrees, I know exactly what I’m supposed to do. Spring cleaning? Bring it on. Paint touch-ups? Love it. Garden prep? Couldn’t start soon enough. But somehow I’m never as enthusiastic … [Read more...]

The Commuter Emergency Plan: Do you have one?


We often talk about making an emergency plan for your family, work, or school, but how many of you have an emergency plan for traveling from your home to your emergency meeting place? Right next to the important documents in your emergency kit, make … [Read more...]

The Rain Barrel: SoCal’s Hot New Backyard Accessory? – See more at:


If California’s (no) water situation seems to be taking up a lot of our attention, it’s because certain circumstances, while unfortunate, provide us opportunities to talk about good preparedness practices that may otherwise slip off our … [Read more...]

Measles on the Rise


What do New York City and Orange County, California have in common? Celebrity sightings. Overpriced real estate. And a recent measles outbreak that has made residents nervous. Experts are calling it the worst epidemic of this particular disease in … [Read more...]

Hurricane Preparedness Mini-Series – Part One


Summer hurricane season is here, and as long as a storm isn’t right on your doorstep, there’s still time to prepare. These five installments about hurricane preparedness will remind you of ways to stay safe and secure before, during, and after one of … [Read more...]

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Emergency Preparedness Tips for College Students – Get the 411 on 911 situations

When you’re away at college, immersed in studying, sports, and social activities, disaster planning might seem like the furthest thing from your mind. However, in reality, a crisis can develop anywhere, at anytime. A little advance planning can save … [Read more...]

Hydroponic Gardening


There are two kinds of emergencies: short-term emergencies and long-term emergencies. More and more people are starting to think about preparing for long-term emergencies and creating a life-style Plan B that would allow them to carry on in a ‘new … [Read more...]

Anatomy of an Automatic Knife


Automatic knives are designed primarily for Military, Police and EMT duty, these knives are simple to open in an emergency. This is done by pushing a firing button or pulling a lever. Check the laws in your area before purchasing an automatic knife, … [Read more...]