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DIY: Build Pallet Smokehouse for Less than $100

Pallets have taken the DIY community by storm because you can build just about anything using them. Repurposing wood can be done effectively and most of the time, ends up looking great. Most of the plans on the web for constructing a smoker are too small or called for using lots of expensive materials, so sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands and pull a MacGyver. This cool video shows how to make your own pallet smokehouse for less than a hundred bucks.

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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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9 Great Bug Out Bag Infographics

Everyone’s bug out bags are different. Each of us has a hierarchy of importance on the items that are thrown in our bag for when times get tough. There is no right or wrong way to pack your bag as long as it contains the essentials. However it’s always cool to see what other people are thinking and pull ideas from others. There may be something you never thought of and feel it’s a great candidate to include in yours. There are several infographics floating around the web, so we decided to compile a few for your viewing pleasure.

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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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22 Ideas for Your Bug Out Vehicle

While these vehicles may not be practical when if and when gas shortages become an issue, you still need a last hurrah vehicle that will get you through the cramped roads and short tempers. Being there’s no real litmus test for these vehicles, it’s hard to put them in a simulated scenario of what it’ll be like when the SHTF, so maybe these are more for entertainment, but it’s still fun to discuss. Here are 22 different bug out vehicles to help inspire your vehicle design efforts!

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10 Free Preps to Hoard from Your Hotel Stay

My wife and I just got back from a trip where we stayed in a hotel several nights and I noticed all the freebies that come along with your hotel stay. While, I know that you ultimately pay for those things, people do tend to leave these items behind instead of thinking of how they could be utilized for future purposes. While most of these items don’t come in huge quantities, every little bit helps especially if you travel a lot. So technically these aren’t freebies since you most likely pay for them anyway, but most folks don’t think of all the possibilities they leave behind when they close their hotel door for the last time. Just a few nights ago I used a bar of soap we collected from our last hotel stay. Without further ado, here are 10 prepping items you may not have thought about.

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14 Solid Underground Bunkers

Bunkers aren’t just for doomsday freaks. In addition to being essential in the case of an epidemic, nuclear disaster or a war on our home turf, they also come in handy as storm shelters or safe rooms. While an underground bunker is a large investment that is not realistic financially for many people, it never hurts to dream. If you can afford it, building a bunker under your home or yard is an investment in your families future safety.

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7 Necessary Medical Training & Resources You Should Seek

Part of prepping for a disaster may sometimes involve learning skills that may not be applicable until you face a survival or disaster scenario. Some of these skills can still be helpful in every day life especially if they are medical-related skill sets. There are a wide variety of medical skills you can learn, sometimes free or at a low cost to you. If you take advantage of those medical training courses and resources available to you, the medical issues that may arise in a disaster may be easier to handle.

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14 Must Have Medical Kit Essentials for Survival

There are a few medical kit items that we will cover that may seem like common sense to you, but it never hurts to touch on them to make sure everyone understands their importance or to jog some memories. While some of these items may seem unimportant to you, each one has a use that could save your life, so keep an open mind! Most of these can be found at Walmart, Target or your local pharmacy.

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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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