How to make a water filter with garbage

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Being able to decontaminate water is a critical skill to anyone wanting to be more self-reliant.  Whether it is cleaning the well water to your homestead or enough water for your critical survival needs, you need to know some ways to decontaminate. The best way to insure that you decontaminate against bacterial contaminates is to boil water.  There is no …

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How to use Map and Compass

by  c.caudill on October 27th, 2014
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I am entirely surprised at how little value most people put into land navigation skills.  This is one of those skills that was a MUST HAVE skill for anyone venturing into a wilderness situation during the founding of our country.  It has only recently been seen as not important with the increased technology of both map making, and Global Positioning …

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Spirituality and Religion during Survival and Preparedness Events

by  c.caudill on October 22nd, 2014
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When I write blog pieces that are my opinion (such as this one) I never research anything beforehand, because at their root they are opinion pieces and should be my opinions and not those of others.  However it occurred to me as I started writing this that I had not seen anything on this subject anywhere else.  I suppose that …

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How to tie the most useful knots

by  c.caudill on October 20th, 2014
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As of late I have been getting a lot of requests for knot videos.  I have already done several so I thought would put them together in one place to make it easy to share with you and your outdoor friends. Knot tying is one of those things that is incredibly valuable to any outdoor pursuit.  On a deer hunt …

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How to stay warm outdoors, when it is cold outside

by  c.caudill on October 16th, 2014
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Whether it is for survival, hunting, hiking or similar staying warm when it is cold outside is both an important objective to having a good time as well as survival.  This is certainly one of those topics that can get out of hand when it comes to personal preferences.  I understand that and do not want you to think that …

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How to eat maggots (and other tasty treats).

by  c.caudill on October 14th, 2014
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So you think you are serious about survival but you would NEVER eat a maggot, then I would suggest that you are simply NOT serious about survival.  I get in this discussion on a regular basis with those that want to do practice survival and preparedness.  If you have never been hungry, and I mean starving hungry, you will not …

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Facts Made Simple

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Ebola certainly is a deadly virus, there is no mistaking it.  However, many of us in the survival community get really focused in on things at times and allow them to get overblown.  That does not mean there are not a few things you can add to your preps to make sure you are taken care of in the event …

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Media and Survival – I Am Embarrassed By “Us”

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Media is the means of mass communication (TV, Internet, newspapers, podcast, radio) regarded collectively.   When I was growing up the media was obviously the TV and radio.  That is how the vast majority of folks got their news and entertainment.  Today however with the internet being included, which means social media is also included, that definition is incredibly broadened.  For …

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The Big 5 Stressors Leading to Death During Survival and Preparedness

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Knowledge is power right?  Getting yourself and those that you care about in a better position, mentally and physically, before a preparedness event is what we are all about.  In this blog post we wanted to discuss the things that cause us stress during these types of events.   Stress can kill.  Mainly because it puts a person in a …

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Can you kill someone?

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Before I start this post I want to warn you that I am going to hurt the feelings of a bunch of armchair, forum loving, survivalists.  You may actually be one yourself.   You know who I am talking about, the guys and gals who sit on facebook, twitter, and forums throughout the day and share their EDC.  I regularly …

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