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The weather can play a huge part for every hiker. When the weather is bad, it can turn a trail into a danger zone with the potential for avalanches and landfalls. There will be times when hiking trails turn into hot ovens with no means of escape; it happens and being unprepared for them is a ...

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Prepping to survive a disaster, whether it is on an apocalypse level or simply one that makes things a little rough for a few months, requires careful planning. One of the things many people automatically assume is the most important thing about prepping for disaster is the food storage. Well, in ...

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Gusting wind violently whipped the barren branches of the cottonwood trees overhead. At eye level the waist high grass of the river bottom frantically whirled from the invisible torrent of air coursing through our region. With wind gushing around me, my gasping breaths of the frigid air failed to ...

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Hiking will be a wonderful activity to undertake but for so many beginners, they don’t know where to start. Everyone talks about how hikers must be prepared for the elements but what does that actually mean? Beginners often get confused about hiking because they hear so much information from ...

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When you think about disaster or some event that leaves the world a more dangerous place than it already is, you probably think about hunkering down in your home. Your home is where your food storage is as well as all of the creature comforts you have come to love and appreciate. There are some ...

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Despite all the planning in the world, stuff happens. You may have a bug out bag packed with matches, a lighter and all kinds of good stuff, but what if you can't get to it, lost it or it was destroyed? Or maybe your pack was soaked and the matches are destroyed. Then you are left to fight to ...

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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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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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