3V Gear Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack Review and Winter Gear Dump

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This post and video is my honest gear review on one of my first tactical backpacks – the Paratus 3 Day Operator’s Pack by 3V Gear. I took the pack out on a little weekend adventure and decided to record a quick gear review video for you while I was enjoying the trail.

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The Prepping Dilemma. Preppers Will Be Overrun – By Family And Friends When SHTF

Reading Time: 8 minutesI’ve been blogging for 14 years so I know what I want to achieve when I write a blog post. I failed miserably with this one. The Prepping Dilemma.

You see, there’s no solution here. Nothing I can teach. In fact, I doubt this article will help you at all.  How’s that for marketing? 🙂

I wrote this post for myself.

I debated for weeks whether or not to even publish this. It’s too long. It’s full of questions and has no concrete answers. I did zero SEO (Fellow bloggers that know what that means) and don’t even have a keyword or phrase to focus on. No, it was just me typing away trying to get my mind to wrap around a huge dilemma that’s been bothering me for years. (more…)

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Survival Gear I Didn’t Need And Shouldn’t Have Bought – A Couple Of Real Examples

Reading Time: 7 minutesHow does posting survival gear I didn’t need and shouldn’t have bought help you? I’m hoping by posting a few of my mistakes, you might benefit by finding a more direct route to preparedness and self-sufficiency.

Jumping in blind and head first caused an expensive set-back on several levels. Sharing some of those setbacks every now and then just might help you. That is why I’m sharing the survival gear I didn’t need. (more…)

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Building Survival Kits Beyond The Altoid Tin

Reading Time: 6 minutesBuilding survival kits can be fun and they can save lives too. Or, they may fall short, right?

We cannot predict, with any degree of certainty, what types of emergencies and disasters we might have to deal with. What we can do, and should do, is be as prepared as we can.

Survival Kits Come in Every Size

I don’t know about your home, but here in the Hawkins’ residence, you can barely walk across the room without tripping over some type of survival gear. (more…)

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How To Make Your Own Fiber Supplement For Your Prepper Pantry And A SHTF Event

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn this post, here’s what you’ll learn about making your own fiber supplement:

☑ Adding an important product to your prepper pantry – by making your own fiber supplement.
☑ Why you’ll need a fiber supplement in a SHTF (Poop Hit The Fan) situation and if it’s safe or not.
☑ How to make your own fiber supplement.
☑ An easy way to save money. (more…)

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Survival Podcasts I Listen To

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Update 04/04/2020: Several of the podcasts have stopped recording episodes so I removed those from the list. I’ve also cut down on the number of podcasts I listen to but still listen daily.

Last week Brian Duff of Mind4Survival asked a pool questing on his Facebook group, “Regarding podcasts in general, how do you listen to them“?

My answer was, “Pocket Casts on Android. 16 podcast subscriptions I never miss.”

Another member of the group, Ben W., asked what are those 16 podcasts. I thought that would make a nice blog post topic so here we are. Thanks Ben. 🙂 (more…)

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Your Bugout Food Kit – How To Plan For Bug-Out Survival

Reading Time: 9 minutesA persons gotta eat, right? Are you packing enough bugout food and water in your bag. The right food?

Call it a bug-out bag, 72-hour pack, get-home bag, get out of dodge bag, INCH (I’m never coming home) bag, whatever – your food needs to be accessible, light weight, portable, and provide the nutrients and calories to get you to your destination. Your bugout food should also stay good long term but don’t forget about it until it’s growing mold. Rotate and use it. (more…)

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