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How to Prepare for and Survive a Hurricane: 10 Steps to Survive

Survive a Hurricane

A tropical storm officially becomes a hurricane when winds get above 74 miles an hour. A hurricane can appear anywhere along the eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane winds are just one danger. The storms can cause devastating flooding and surges of seawater that destroy everything in their path.

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 claimed over 1,500 lives in Mississippi and Louisiana. Services weren't restored in many areas for weeks, and in some ways, New Orleans hasn't yet recovered.

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5 preppers and their survival stories

5 preppers and their survival stories

The whole point of being a prepper is that you can overcome adversity in the worst of circumstances. However, no matter how well-prepared you are, bad things can happen.

Maybe you feel a bit too confident in your abilities, or maybe fate just strikes. Either way, with quick thinking and survival knowledge, these five people survived experiences that would mean almost certain death for most folks.

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Are you a prepper? Find out if you have the prepper signs, attitude and skills.

Prepper Attitude, Signs and Skills

People come in all types, and preppers are no different. However, regardless the differences, preppers share one thing in common: the desire to be prepared when disaster strike. Whether or not you engage in activities beyond preparedness, this one premise will run through your daily life in a surprising number of scenarios.

Below we have detailed a number of signs, skills, and attitudes that are common among preppers. Though you may not identify with every single one, chances are if your scorecard has more checks than blanks, you might be a prepper.

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How to make use of paracords during disaster

How to use Paracords during disasters

Every prepper who earns that title knows how useful paracords can be. Originally produced for use in parachutes during World War II, paracord has become one of the essential tools in any respectable bug out bag. Sold by the length and made into a lightweight, nylon rope, paracords can find application in a dizzying number of situations.

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How to Hide Yourself in Public

How to hide yourself in public

Hiding right in the middle of the public eye can be a huge asset, whether you need to get by unnoticed or not. These ten tips will help you learn how to conceal yourself right out in the open through a variety of different methods and tricks. Whether you just want a little privacy - or you feel you're actually in danger - these tips are guaranteed to help you stay under the radar.

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Secret Tools and Tricks to Create a Safe Campfire

Secret Tools and Tricks to Create a Safe Campfire

There is nothing quite like sitting around a campfire with your friends or family in the great outdoors. The fire can help keep you warm after the sun goes down as well as provide you with a source to cook some hotdogs or roast some marshmallows for a delicious s’more. Sometimes getting a fire burning can be difficult, so I created this guide with some tricks and tips to help you create a safe campfire the next time you are camping.

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10 Great Survival Stories of Pets

10 Great Survival Stories of Pets

We are not the only ones who can get stuck in situations where we need to use survival skills to stay alive. Animals can have also fall into this category, and in most situations, the best way for them to survive is to get help from us. I enjoy watching Animal Planet to learn more about the animals around us, but I have also seen some great survival stories of pets. They may be tragic to hear, but they end happily. Here are ten stories that are unforgettable for me:

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Ultimate Guide to Camping

Here are some things you need to know before you set out on an adventure.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans leave the comfort of their homes to sleep in a tent, RV, or simply under the stars. There are lots of reasons to rough it on a good-old fashioned camping trip, from physical health benefits to stress relief. (Who needs a Tempur-Pedic mattress when there’s a sleeping bag?) In order for a safe, comfortable, and exciting experience with Mother Nature, learn all the camping dos and don’ts to fully enjoy the Great Outdoors!

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Could Street Gangs Attack Your Home in an Emergency Situation?

Street Gangs Attack

Most national news sources cover only the crimes that meet criteria for driving news coverage and selling ads. Riots in Berkeley, California and other similar cities showed numerous masked people battling in the streets and gangs attacking businesses. Windows were smashed, stores were robbed, fires were set and citizens beaten and kicked. You also saw law enforcement officers sitting idly by while citizens were left to defend themselves against the masked marauders.

But they're also not a street gang. Most street gang violence occurs in poor communities. Their actions on their own turf give us some tips as to what they might try in your neighborhood in an emergency.

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