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Aug 11

Survival DIY: How To Melt Aluminum Cans for Casting

This DIY is for the SERIOUS preppers out there that really want to know how to do anything. I can’t see myself ever setting up this inferno to melt down cans, but I suppose it’s worth a look so at least you know how to do it should the SHTF! The molten netal can then …

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Jul 28

The 5 Most Useful Knots Video Tutorial

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Jul 19

5 Make-Shift Survival Lights When Electricity Goes Out

If you’re like me, you’ll read this article and think…”Flashlight anyone?” Truly, battery operated LED flashlights should be everywhere…in your house, your car, your pocket….Your MOM’s house, car and pocketbook. However, you never know where you might be when the SHTF or power goes out. The reality is, you may not be at home, and …

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Jul 17

6 Mind-Blowing Tactical Products Every Guy Needs 

Every now and again the tech world comes up with some interesting products and tactical innovations that might interest you if you’re a SHTF prepper. While none of the products on this list will totally blow your mind, you might find you could use one or two of them. The lighter pictured above is super …

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Jul 09

DIY Pill Bottle Firestarters

Many survivalists may get a little snooty about what constitutes tinder for starting a fire. If you’re a purist, it is thin, dried twigs and grass. If you’re the-ends-justify-the-means type of survivalist, anything that will burn fierce and briefly is tinder. My husband likes to buy the enviro-logs and their tiny tinder fire-starter counterparts. Recently, …

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Jun 09

How to Use Charcoal as First Aid

I have kept activated charcoal (in capsule form) in my medicine cabinet for over ten years now. If you don’t already know, charcoal is known for binding to toxins in the GI tract and carrying them out. If you were to show up at the hospital, presenting with some kind of toxin reaction, they will …

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Jun 08

18 Urban And Wilderness Survival Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud

As big of a MacGyver fan as I was, his solutions were always so far fetched it was comical. These are all much more survival based, practical and they actually work! Sorry, no bombs made from chewing gum and paperclips here. : ( BUT, no one said a soda can or a cell phone might …

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Jun 03

10 Everyday Reasons To Be A Prepper

I think that being a prepper is a wonderful thing. Not a lot of people know the community well, but we have a pretty good idea here at IYSK. “Prepping” is being prepared for a widespread disaster so you would know how to survive without our modern day conveniences. This isn’t paranoia, it’s common sense. …

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May 26

32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Have

My little girl isn’t yet 20 months, but as we live life on the road campground to campground, we’re trying to impress upon her the importance of self-reliance and survival skills. A few nights ago, we collected our own tinder and kindling for building a fire, and taught our tot to help. She LOVED it. …

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May 24

How To Filter Water To Be Drinkable

One never knows when potable water may be scarce or completely inaccessible. Here’s how to make a sort of  “Brita” filter on the fly if you had to. Read the directions thoroughly….you’re bound you remember them if ever you’re in an emergency situation and need to make pale potable water. Thanks to Off the Grid …

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