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Prepping for disaster includes learning valuable skills that will help sustain you for years to come should the world forever be off kilter. You need to know how to grow food that will keep your family fed and healthy. In today's world, gardening is a good idea in general. It keeps fresh fruits and ...

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Hiking can be a wonderful pastime and it has become such a popular hobby for millions across the world. It isn’t difficult to see why hiking has become popular though; hikers get a sense of adventure and it can be so rewarding to hike to the top of the world’s highest summits. Some of the sights ...

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Putting things in the basement, your closet or a pantry that will help you live after a major disaster is an excellent idea. Until you have to bug out. Then what do you do? All of your hard work building up a cache of supplies is going to be for naught. You will have to rely on your bug out bag and ...

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I recently found an old elementary school assignment of mine while rummaging through some old things. The assignment asked students a variety of questions about their favorite things, who they would like to meet if they could meet anybody, and where they plan on living when they grow up. One ...

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You want to survive through any emergency but understanding the necessary supplies can often be difficult. One source online tells you one thing and then another expert tells you something completely different and most can find it extremely difficult to know which way to turn. What sort of ...

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A few decades ago, hiking was the most popular sport of its time but over the years, it slightly drifted away. On the decline, fewer people looked to hiking because of the dangers it brought, not to mention the strain it brought to the body but now it seems as though there has become a new craze ...

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Having to leave your home unexpectedly can be a nightmare for most. Your home is your castle and in your own it’s the safest place in the world. Unfortunately there may be times when you have to evacuate and it’s going to be very scary because you are out there alone and sometimes, there may not be ...

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Your first priority when a disaster hits would be to protect your family. Now, it doesn’t matter if you have children or just have your parents or grandparents, they are your family and you may be the only one to help keep them safe. It can be a big responsibility at times, however, when the ...

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Every hiker has the idea of traveling alone at least once or twice in their hiking career. It can be such an appealing thought and very tempting because it’s just you and nature. Having alone time can be good; you have that much-needed time to refresh and actually, you get a sense of what you’re ...

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Civil unrest can be one of the most frightening times for millions and, worryingly, many factors can cause unrest. It can be a simple power cut, community tension or even a State-wide crisis but no matter what triggers unrest, it can be truly dangerous for those caught in the midst. You don’t ...

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Being prepared to bug-out in a matter of minutes is crucial because when disaster strikes, you have very little time to organize what you need. Every minute will truly count when it comes to avoiding disaster because should your home flood, you only have seconds to gather up your possessions and ...

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How are you going to react when a natural disaster hits your hometown? Will you remain calm or will you be left in a panic? Do you even know what to do when a natural disaster strikes? Unfortunately too many people aren’t prepared for a natural disaster and it costs thousands their homes and more ...

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Seasoned hikers know the importance of having the right equipment unfortunately most newcomers struggle to get an idea of what they need. It can be difficult because different hiking trails require different equipment and many newbie’s don’t understand the need for so much equipment. However, ...

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From snake bites to torrential floods, disaster can occur at the worst of times. However, being stuck with little or no help can be very dangerous for everyone. That is why you need to know a few common survival tactics to help keep you safe no matter what emergency arises. Wrap Up When Fighting ...

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In the past few years, hiking has exploded onto the scene with it becoming more and more popular. Some hiking trails run across the world’s most beautiful hotspots and it can be such a unique experience whether it’s a small local trail or the biggest the world has to offer. Though, as most will ...

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Blending In

Blending In

Morning’s first gray light had disappeared hours ago as the warming sun hung overhead. Yucca and sagebrush dotted the withered yellow buffalo grass that blanketed the broken country surrounding me. Junipers and cedars filled the draws of the canyon that stretched out in front of me. Energetic mule ...

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Hiking can be fun, exciting and appealing but there will be the inevitable injury along the way. No matter how many precautions you take or how careful you take a step, you will get injured. In some cases, it is nothing more than a blister or little paper cut but you still need to know how to deal ...

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