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20 Basic Survival Preparation Tips

Posted on 18 April 2014

Rotate your food stock throughout the year and as you use it and replenish with new purchases. Any food that might be getting near the expiration date may be donated to food banks for a tax write off.

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Weight Loss versus Fitness Focus

Posted on 18 April 2014

The real goal should be to improve your overall level of fitness, lowering the amount of fat you have on (and in) your body while increasing the strength of your muscle mass, flexibility of your joints, health of your organs, etc.

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Hunker Down or Bug Out?

Posted on 18 April 2014

Some prepare to survive for a few days or weeks of travel. Some prepare to survive and defend a static position for years. Plan and prepare in layers so that you remain flexible even as you develop your “best scenario” preparations.

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Ultimate Survival Kit

Posted on 17 April 2014

No matter what “expert” you ask in the outdoor survival industry, you’ll get a different answer about what’s necessary to have in a survival kit. Largely, if you pay attention, you’ll find those same experts have put their name on a “survival kit” project distributed by some vendor. In my mind, having their name on a product lends doubt as to the purity of their recommendations.

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The Bugout Bag

Posted on 17 April 2014

The Bug Out Bag is meant to be that bag which you can grab on your way out the door, for whatever emergency reason, the contents of which can keep you alive for three to seven days.

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Prioritize Personal Preparation

Posted on 17 April 2014

Make sure you’re prepared to take care of your emergency needs first and foremost. No matter what position you serve in, work in, hold or are responsible for, if you can’t take care of yourself then you won’t do anyone else much good for very long.

What’s Your Survival Vision?

Posted on 16 April 2014

When you look at all the different fictional scenarios that have been created to mandate some sort of survival situation you realize that everyone may have a different vision. My (rhetorical) question for you is this: What’s YOUR survival vision?

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Physical vs Digital Reference Library

Posted on 15 April 2014

In the end, the only knowledge you can be guaranteed access to is what you keep in your own brain. So read those books you depend on; study them. Let YOU become your own reference material.

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Movie Quotes Today

Posted on 15 April 2014

One of the things I enjoy doing most as I watch what I consider to be entertaining, is thinking about how some of the key quotes – often used as catch-phrases to promote the movie – can be applied to today’s world in some way. Just for fun, this week I thought I’d take a look at some of my favorite movie quotes from (mostly) recent movies and how I think they might apply to today’s world. Here we go…

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Hurt & Heal: Equally Important

Posted on 15 April 2014

As much as the mainstream media sensationalizes the gun control debate, often demonizing pro-gun supporters, it’s not nearly as sensational to report on citizens who help each other.

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