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3 Insightful Tips To Make a Great Bug Out Bag

Sadly, every bug out bag (BOB) is not created equal. At best a BOB will enable you to safely evacuate and keep you alive until you are able to move to safety. At worst a poorly assembled BOB will slow you down, complicate your trip, and cause you stress or injury. Cramming it full of every piece of gear you own isn’t necessarily the best idea, so it’s important to think things through when assembling your personal bug out bag. Check out these 3 fundamental tips to make it as practical and lean as possible.

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This Hardcore Survival Slingshot is a Tool – Not a Toy

We’ve all had toy slingshots as kids – shooting rocks and such, most likely in places we shouldn’t. Until recently it never really occurred to me that they could be used in self defense and not just hunting small game. In a survival situation, ammunition will be scarce and most will eventually run out unless they have a means of making their own – even then gun powder is hard to reproduce without certain key ingredients and those will also be in high demand. Therefore you must learn to utilize unconventional tools and alternative means to protect and hunt.

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Sunrocket: FREE Hot Water Using the Sun!

Don’t wanna deal with building fires to boil or heat water? Let me introduce you to the Sunrocket, a portable solar hot water kettle and thermos. The Sunrocket uses solar thermal technology equipped with a vacuum tube with reflective panels to focus solar energy.

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Hoo-rag: The Absolute Best Survival Bandana

Bandanas are one of the most versatile items you could have in your bugout bag in terms of the number of uses they have. They really could save your life in a number of ways. I’ve most recently jumped aboard the bandana train not specifically for survival uses, but when running or hiking they are nice in keep the sweat out of my face as well as covering my skin in the hot sun, however they are a great addition to your list of survival items. A couple of years ago I bought a few bandanas off the web knowing for certain they wouldn’t be large enough.

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Schrade SCAXE5 Tactical Hatchet Review

If you’ve followed Prepperology in the past two weeks you have gotten familiar with Schrade, Old Timer and Uncle Henry Knives. Schrade sponsored our giveaway which featured the Schrade SCHF26 and the Schrade SCHF27 knives! If you aren’t familiar with Schrade, they are owned by Taylor Brands, LLC an industry leader in manufacturing, designing and distributing high-quality stainless steel cutting tools and accessories.

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My Experience Buying Affordable Solar Panels for Emergency Power

For starters, I am not a solar expert though I have done my share of reading. Being that I’m on a fixed budget I’m not looking to replace my source of power from the grid by any stretch, but I do have a need to produce some minimal power in the case of an emergency to charge phones, walkie talkies, batteries, flashlights or even provide enough juice to run a few power tools.

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10 Awesome Items for Your Prepper Wish List

I wanted to compile a list of 10 important items that every prepper should possess in their bug out bags. Now I know that these items are my opinion and certainly up for debate, but they where chosen based on my prepping knowledge to date, affordability, practical use and overall cool factor. These items make great additions to your wish list and won’t bankrupt your family when looking for gifting ideas.

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Build Your Own Portable Solar Power Unit

Thanks to the hard work of Lasersaber at LaserHacker.com, he’s developed an open source idea for making your own solar power unit. What makes this build so unique is that everything is enclosed inside the frame of a 20 watt solar panel allowing you to plugin a power strip and power your devices easily.

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13 Reasons Bandanas Should Be In Your Bugout Bag

A brightly colored cotton bandana – who would have thought it could save your life? It’s true. If it’s not part of your survival kit or bug out bag, it should be. Bandanas are light weight, portable and make a cheap addition to your goodie bag. Most of all they have several uses, some of which could determine whether you walk out of your situation alive.

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DIY Solar Powered Radio from Yard Solar Lights

Sure you can buy the new hand crank or solar radios these days, but why pay upwards to 60 bucks for one when you can make one for free? If you have a small hand radio and a yard solar light, you can convert it from using batteries and using the sun instead in just minutes.

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