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Have you ever wondered how to make hardtack? Maybe a better question is, have you ever wondered what hardtack is? Yeah, me too. It turns out the answer to both questions is pretty straightforward. Hardtack is a simple, easy to make, long-lasting food that has been around since the Egyptians were building pyramids. Due to it’s durability and portative nature, for centuries hardtack has been carried by everyone from ancient sailors to Civil War soldiers. Here’s how to make your own hardtack: Ingredients: 5 cups flour 2 cups water 3 teaspoons salt Directions: Mix ingredients Roll into ½” rectangular sheet...

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Have you ever watched through your fingers as the host of your favorite survival show chows down on squirming bugs or decomposing entrails, and thought to yourself “Well, I’m a gonner, because there’s no way I’m ever eating that”? Well, don’t throw in the towel just yet.  If you do ever find yourself in a real life food shortage emergency, with some planning and a little knowledge, you won’t have to chase away the buzzards for your next meal. 2,000 calories per day, per person. That’s what it takes for the average human to maintain their health and weight. And...

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Go-bag, Survival Bag, B.O.B. (Bug Out Bag), Shelter-In-Place bag. What you call it doesn’t matter. What you put in it can mean life or death.  Certainly, the contents are somewhat dictated by the situation you’re preparing for, however, there are a number of items that should be found in EVERY bag, and in EVERY situation. Below is a list of category 1 items that should be found in any survival kit. You can never have too many of these items and we recommend you intentionally have multiples as a backup in case the primary item fails, breaks, or gets lost....

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Ok, let’s be honest, when most people hear the word “prepper” they probably imagine a camo covered, gas mask wearing, gun nut, who lives in a backwoods-bunker, deep in Rednecksville… not that there’s anything wrong with that. But unfortunately, this notion has created a stigma around the word “prepping,” and while some choose to go to extremes in preparing for what they collectively call the “SHTF” moment, a growing number of normal less intense people have chosen to become preppers of a more practical variety. What these practical preppers understand is that prepping doesn’t necessarily have to be a lifestyle, but...

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