Survival Skills and How To Guides

A typical bunker has limited windows and only a few air openings.They're usually underground or in the basement of a building. To survive in an underground bunker, you obviously need to breathe.So, how do you breath in an underground bunker?Underground bunkers, built specifically for the cause of survival of bombs

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Yes. A match doesn’t need any unique, striking surface to light. It can quickly light if it strikes against a hard, rough, or dry surface. Matches ignite by utilising the heat generated from rubbing against a rough striking surface. Do Matches Ignite in Heat? Yes. Matches comprise a phosphorous compound

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The straight answer is yes, they do lose their shelf lie. Do you ever get the feeling that matches are conspiring against you? No, we’re not talking about that old saying. We mean, like, on a literal level. They’re literally conspiring against you. Even when you store them upright and

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Yes, Benchmade can fix centering issues on your knife.It is one of the leading knife manufacturers and offers various knives for different market segments.I bought a Benchmade knife a while back and could not help but notice that its blade was off to the point that it touched the sheath.This

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Yes! Benchmade does sharpen knives for free through the Benchmade LifeSharp services. The service is completely free, genuine, and well-recognized by the knife community.Benchmade sharpens your knife by restoring its original edge that will serve you to the fullest.The blades are freely sharpened throughout their life span. You must agree

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Yes, there is a big chance Benchmade knives from wish.com are counterfeit. Online shopping is risky. One time you might get a real Benchmade knife and other times you may not be so lucky and get a counterfeit.Why do I say it's a risk? Well, when you buy from wish.com,

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Bench-made knives on a straightforward answer should be sharpened at a 30 to 35 degrees angle. Moreover, this knife has different sharpening options. You can also take your knife to a knife sharpening service.Regardless of knowing this, it would help to consider a few factors before sharpening your knife.In a

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You need to open the bomb shelter ventilation from inside. This is done by pushing the center of the bomb shelter ventilator, which slides open. When you need to close the ventilator, also do it from outside so that the process can be made easier. Here is what you should

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Yes, underground bunkers can flood if there is water leaking into any of the rooms. When constructing an underground bunker, you should keep water out by determining where it could enter the structure and reinforcing the areas. At the end of the day, a bunker should protect you from various

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So, you’ve got your underground bunker all set up, it’s all finished and you’re tired, or maybe you’re just planning it, and good planning is vital, but how long can you survive in an underground bunker? A bunker can be an expensive investment but a life-saving one, so it’s important

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Over the past years, the existence of survivors was recognized and on top of that, the latest decade has allowed survivors to appear on several tv shows as they interest the audience with their skills, knowledge, toughness, them being able to adapt to different environments. Many at times, some of

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.There are numerous circumstances that could land you on a deserted island. You have been on a

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Are Preppers Crazy and Paranoid or Not?Preppers are not generally crazy but express that feeling of being

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.The wilderness is one of man’s greatest friends, but it can also be his greatest enemy. The

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.While this question may not be one you like to think about, it is something that you

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Planning ahead comes in handy especially for survivors like me. It allows you to plant and store

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Technology has made life quite simple and exciting you will get everyone having gadgets that help them

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.You can use many ideas to come up with excellent appearing construction, and these survival build ideas

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Several things in this world can be a danger to you and your family. It is always

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.No idea how long the food you have will last or if you can find clean water?

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Everyone needs a survival kit around them whether they anticipate an extreme situation or not. If you

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Most human beings have the tendency to prepare for an unknown future. It is a survival instinct

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.You can either be a prepper or a survivalist, and others can be both. A prepper is

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Fueling your body on outdoor activities is very different compared to your everyday diet. However, it's essential

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.There are no "typical" emergencies when it comes to survival. Every crisis is different from the others.

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Yes, you can buy survival food with an EBT card. In some cases, you may have budgeted

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Water is the most critical supply you can store up in preparation for a disaster. According to

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.A prepper is someone who is preparing for an emergency or for a time when the world

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Carrying a lot of stuff while headed on a camping trip will do you no more good

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Bushcraft is a genre of outdoor activity that typically focuses on living in the wild with only

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.If you have been training and it seems like your runs or workouts lack some intensity, maybe

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Rucking is the task of hiking or walking with a loaded backpack. The word "ruck" is military

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.You need planning permission to develop any property in the UK. Permissions ensure that any structures set

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Rucking is bad for you if you don’t do it right. You could end up with nerve

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.EMP is a nuclear electromagnetic pulse which is a burst of electromagnetic radiation which is caused by

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.The Civil Defense Volunteers of Utah is a volunteer-based emergency response organization. It is tasked with providing

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.You might not think of it as a priority, but your disaster shelter should be customized to

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Yes, while having a fireplace in your long-term serving shelter would make life a little better, it

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.The threat of nuclear war, terrorism, and natural disasters are what most of us worry about. Some

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.If you ever found yourself looking for ways to survive, you would have to look for food,

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.It depends on if you are looking for a short-term solution to shelter needs from natural disasters,

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Everyone has their favorite movies that they watch. Films act mostly as a source of entertainment.You can

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Are you looking for underground bunker plans? If so, you are not alone. I am often on

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Underground bunkers may seem like a recent idea, but they have been built for decades, especially during

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Matches are an incredibly useful item, letting you light a flame wherever you are.Better for long use than lighters but less cumbersome than a firestarter, matches are a crucial addition to any toolkit or camping gear, as well as just being useful to have around the house.But if you’re caught

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An atomic bomb mushroom cloud is a mixture of water vapor, debris, and clouds of smoke moving through the air after an atomic bomb explosion.I was curious to know more about atomic bombs and why they form mushroom clouds. It is in line with my paranoid nature that anything can

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.A Lockback knife is not just the normal knife you use for defense purposes. This type of

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Knife-only survival is the ultimate technique you will ever have to master. For most people, that is

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Distinguishing between a pocket knife and a switchblade can be quite difficult. These two types of knives

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Winchester pocket knives come in different styles, and so are the locking mechanisms to keep the blade

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Butterfly knives are used in self-dense. Their appearance may be deceiving and you may be tempted to

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Having your knife's blade break is not a pleasant experience, especially when trying to survive outdoors. I

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.The butterfly knife is used as a utility blade and for self-defense. It’s mainly used as a

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Over the years, I have learned a few tricks for dealing with pocket knives. The most important

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.I carry canned foods when camping to minimise my load, especially if I will be moving around

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What exactly is stropping? I believe, and many experts agree that Stropping should be the last stage in sharpening your bushcraft knife. Stropping usually involves polishing the edge of a sharp knife on a leather strap or belt. Most times stropping will come after honing, which takes away the burr

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If you want to be literal, bushcraft is the skill needed to survive in the bush. These are tactics and survival techniques required when you are living in the wild. You need bushcraft when you go camping or hiking in a remote area without any inhabitation. These skills include fire

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Roasted chestnuts are a very healthy snack.It’s one of the reasons why people take chestnuts on their camping and hiking trips.They can be eaten raw or roasted depending on what you like.Learning to roast chestnuts on an open fire is a valuable skill, especially if you love the outdoors.You will

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There are a lot of conflicting arguments from experts regarding this question.But despite the difference in opinion, most of them seem to agree that fire has weight.According to one of them......fire weighs approximately 1.3 grams per litre. That is mainly because of the density of gas and air present in

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Staying warm during your camping trip is crucial. To build a steady campfire, you need wood like oak and ash. These are the best types of wood that will burn for a long time. You can buy the wood before your trip or at the campsite. If you are permitted,

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Starting a fire with sticks is a big part of off-grid living.It's also a necessary survival skill for disasters and emergencies.Luckily sticks are found almost anywhere.When you are out camping, hiking, or fishing and lose your fire equipment, you can use sticks to start a fire.Critical survival skills like starting

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A fire blanket is a fire-resistant blanket used to extinguish unwanted fires. When you have a fire breakout that you need to put out, you throw the blanket on top. The blanket will suffocate the fire. You should always pack a fire blanket for a camping trip, especially if you

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Cooking can be a fun activity, especially if you are a family person. Your family will always require food at all times, especially the kids. There are different ways in which you can prepare a dish. When you choose the grill, you need to understand the dos and don’ts of

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Learning how to cook with wood is essential for fishing, camping and hunting trips. You will have a hard time outdoors if you can’t cook on an open wood fire. You also have to know so that you can pass down the skills to the children. Each time I take

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Campfire in a can is a portable fire pit mostly suitable for camping.I discovered this majestic invention while planning a family camp.I have always wanted to pass survival skills down to my children.So every chance I get, I take them camping, fishing and other outdoor adventures.The great outdoors has a

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Hangfire occurs when the firing pin hits the primer, and a delay transpires before the gun fires. This can happen for various reasons like faulty primer, defective firing pin, or other issues related to the cartridge. On the other hand, you can experience a misfire if the cartridge completely fails

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Disasters and emergencies such as fires can happen anytime and the effects can be very devastating.For this reason, it gets me so paranoid to the point that I teach and equip my family with basic skills on how they should stay prepared at all times.As a way of staying prepared,

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When using a fire extinguisher, you should always aim low and target the fuel causing the fire to burn.How to properly use a fire extinguisher?Fire extinguishers are common tools owned by the majority of people and present in many public areas.They are simple tools to use when the instructions are

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Hunting from a boat can be a fun activity. However, it does have some risks you need to protect yourself from. For instance, two duck hunters seated back-to-back in a boat should be watchful of their zone-of-fire. Each one of them will have a zone of 180 degrees. If you

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To get an efficient and airtight stove, you will need a lining of firebrick.The firebrick will insulate the stove and ensure most of the heat is retained.The bricks will also prevent the metal from coming into direct contact with fire.That will minimize the degradation of the stove metal.If you want

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Are you having a problem with mosquitos in your yard? Are they finding their way into your house and causing sleepless nights? Well, you don’t need to worry about it anymore. You can quickly get rid of the mosquitos without needing to use any chemicals. One of the best ways

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Everyone who learns to use a bump key has their reasons.While some learn for selfish reasons like breaking into houses, others do so as a precautionary measure.Well, I have kids and I believe in advance preparation, so I had to learn how to use a bump key as one of

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Family time is a great way to spend time hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, among others. However, it is always good to be aware of the risks of red wasp stings when involving in outdoor activities. I am 45 years old, married with kids, being the head of the family, and

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Our homes are among the places that we hope are safe and can get rest anytime that you want. However, it can be frustrating if you cannot open your window for natural ventilation. Therefore, it is important to know how to open a window without having to break it. It

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Water is an essential part of human living. Water is even more crucial when you are out camping because it is not much you can achieve without water. Water has numerous uses when you are out. It might be to quench your thirst, maybe take a shower or even just

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Spending some time outdoors, such as camping offers one of the greatest experience. However, this comes with a greater level of preparation since many things, if not well planned, can go wrong in the camping expeditions. One such challenge is how to keep your food and drinks cold whilst camping.,

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Camping is a thrilling experience filled with adventures at every corner.However, this fun might be soiled by the pouring rain.Typically, when out camping, people carry wood to act as a source of fuel.In addition, they use wood when making food and to light fires to see in the piercing darkness.Sometimes,

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What could be better than the aroma, taste, and experience of cooking your favourite dish over the campfire? Campfire cooking is not only fun, but it also makes your camping trip unique and memorable.Interestingly, with the right kitchen tools, ingredients, and skills, anyone can prepare delicious food over a fire. Here are

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.In survival situations like during camping trips, starting a fire comes top on the priority list as

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.Water resistant matches are a must-have item for people with a sense of adventure. It is essential

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.There are a number of draw knives, each modelled to suit its purpose. There are curved draw

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DISCLOSURE: DisasterShelters.net is reader supported so if you buy any products featured on this site I may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure here.A campfire, also known as a bonfire, is an essential centrepiece for a night at the beach

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With all of the chaos of recent years, an apocalypse has never seemed like a more real possibility.This article will give you all the knowledge you need to build a basic long term survival shelter to safely house you and your loved ones. So if you're wondering "how to build a

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Choosing the right bug out location is key to surviving a SHTF scenario.Whether it’s a natural disaster, societal collapse, or some other kind of long term survival crisis, you need to have a secure, well-supplied place to head to.Without shelter and safety, you will find surviving difficult. This guide will help

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Have you ever wondered how to use a SAM Splint? Of course you have, that's why you're reading this. Because as you probably know...SAM Splints can be literal life savers in emergencies but understanding the best way to use them and in what situations is not always clear.So in this

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It's a common question I'm asked...What are the must have everyday carry items I need?When deciding what you’d like to put at the top of your EDC list, consider the likelihood of you needing each item, though bearing in mind that the intention is to be ready for any potential

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Why would you even need to learn primitive cooking methods as a prepper? Because...Should an apocalypse ever occur, your beautiful stainless steel kitchen appliances are inevitably going to fail you at some point, no matter how prepared you are with backup generators and other alternative power sources.Learning to cook food

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Sure, some people might think you’re crazy right now, but when you and your family are safe in the event of Sh*t Hitting The Fan, they’ll be the ones begging to hide out the end of the world in your perfectly protected home.So how do you fortify your home for

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Bugging out a vehicle can be vital in a state of emergency so learn from this beginners guide to bug out vehicles exactly what you need..Remember, if you find yourself in the middle of a disaster zone and need to get out of there as soon as possible, a bugged

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I've heard this question often... "How to start a fire without matches or a lighter when in the wild?" and that's what I'll attempt to answer today. Picture the scene; you've decided to go camping. You're smelling the open air, feeling the wind on your face and it's beginning to

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Before we cover how to build a tarp shelter in 3 simple steps just remember this fact...Anything has the potential to ruin your trip out into the woods or into nature and nothing more so that not having shelter should bad weather or an emergency strike.So it’s important that you

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Before I cover how to start a fire for beginners let me just remind you...Lighting a fire is one of the most basic survival skills that everyone should know. But very few people would be able to light one if pushed to, especially without a lighter or matches.Most people know

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What do you think of when prepper food recipe ideas come to mind?I bet you think the same as me...Many long-lasting foods suitable for preppers are fairly bland. Rice, beans, and other canned produce lasts for years but it gets boring fairly quickly. This article will give you an overview of

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If you've ever wondered how to build an underground bunker you're in the right place...I probably don't need to tell you that a bunker is typically a defensive military fortification, usually built underground, to protect people and their valuables from falling bombs or other threats. Or that bunkers became popular during

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Wanting to prepare for worst case scenarios makes sense.Disasters can happen at any time to anyone - they’re not prejudiced.No one should be foolhardy enough to believe that their perfect little bubble might not ever burst.Some people like to go all out in their prepping. Building an underground bunker, getting

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