21 Prepper Items to Look For at a Yard Sale or Thrift Store

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The saying is true that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. We recently had a yard sale and it’s amazing to see how people take interest in other people’s discounted belongings. People are looking for a deal is the best way to summarize it. Preppers are much the same way – especially those on a shoestring budget. Some of the best items are those people wanna giveaway for next to nothing. There’s no better place to find a deal than at your local Saturday morning yard sales and thrift stores. Check out these 21 prepper items to look for when you stumble on a yard sale.

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102 Ingenious Pallet Projects & Ideas

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Most preppers tend to be resourceful and learn how to make the best of the things they already have. Repurposing materials into a new function not only is smart but can save you lots of money as well. Pallets can be repurposed hundreds of ways such as making a bed, building a barn or serving as a pot rack for your kitchen. Check out these 102 pallet projects and ideas below for lots of inspiration.

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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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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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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 Reasons to Begin Preparing for an Emergency

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We all prep to a certain degree. Even FEMA recognizes the need for each family to have 72 hours worth of supplies in case of an emergency. To prepare, you don’t have to be considered a kook – more than anything it’s a responsibility everyone should take seriously to keep your family safe if a catastrophe does happen. If you haven’t looked into prepping, you should check out these 10 reasons to get started today.

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Lynx Defense Tactical Backpack

Lynx Defense Tactical Backpack

You’ve read many of our articles explaining how important a bug out bag is for you and your family members in case of a disaster or unforeseen event that leads to mass chaos. Most usually prepare for the 72 hour window of time beyond the actual pinnacle of the disaster – since that will be the hardest time to survive. These 72 hour bags typically contain non-perishable food, water filters, first aid kits, weapons and communication devices – among other things. Choosing a bag that fits your needs can be a challenge with so many on the market these days.

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8 PVC Hacks for Your Outdoor Gear

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PVC has a variety of uses included moving potable water, waste water and chemicals for heating and cooling. PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) pipes are flexible and durable enough that it allows people to construct or repurpose them in a variety of ways outside of carrying fluids. The best thing is that the material is relatively cheap. Here’s a great compilation of 8 examples of how people are utilizing PVC to organize or aid in storing their outdoor gear. Pretty nifty stuff!

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