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Is there anything more versatile than honey? It adds a unique sweetness. It stores forever. It has precious calories. It even has medical uses. Honey is the ultimate substance for self-reliance folks. Everyone with a passing interest in personal heal...

Illinois: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Land, Structures, Dwellings, Vehicles Crime Class: Misdemeanor. Felony for repeated trespass onto state supported property. Fencing Required?: No, if markers/signage posted. Signag...

The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly or Concealed, No Permit Needed Dirk Bowie knife Butterfly knife Ballistic knife Razor Dagger Push Dagger Gravity knife Caution Advised Any knife w...

If the AR-15 is the king of the rifle world then its progenitor, the AR-10, in all of its many variations is certainly the queen. While the shooting world is benefiting from downsizing bore sizes to sub .30 caliber there is still a valid need and, fran...

The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly: Any kind of knife Legal to Carry Concealed without a Permit: Any knife with a blade less than 3 ½” except any dirk, dagger, or stiletto Legal to Carry Concealed with Permit: No changes to above; forbidd...

It is the stated goal of many preppers to get clear of the big cities, to move out of their over-commercialized towns and to get off the “beaten trail”. Each and every one a euphemism for getting away from society and living life on their own terms i...

Communication is essential in an emergency, especially when you’re separated from others in your family or survival group. When internet and phone communication might be out of the question, radios could be our best bet. However, navigating the world...

West Virginia: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land, Vehicles Crime Class: Misdemeanor, Felony Fencing Required?: No, but qualifies certain offenses. Signage Required?: Yes, for certain types of prope...

Most preppers are planning on carrying lots of gear with them when the time comes to bug out, or just when they are facing an uncertain and potentially dangerous situation. The load carriage solutions for hauling this needed gear are typically split...

The icicle hitch is perfect for securing a line to a rod. This is a slide and grip knot, meaning the load can be moved from one line to another. This is the loop method variation. You can find the “end method” of tying it here. Below are the steps fo...

Most trained civilians are prepared to use force in self-defense either at their home, to repel a home invasion, or in a public place, to halt an attack. These are the two typical settings for all kinds of self-defense scenarios, and there are many s...

The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly or Concealed Any kind of knife South Dakota Knife Law Overview South Dakota can barely be said to have laws covering knives at all; you can carry absolutely any kind of knife you please, and...

Oklahoma: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land Crime Class: Violation, Misdemeanor, Felony. Fencing Required?: No. Signage Required?: Yes, for certain statutes. Verbal Notice Required?: Yes, for ce...

Petroleum jelly has been a household standard ever since it hit the global market back in 1872 under the brand name “Vaseline.” But, does vaseline ever expire? Technically, vaseline is sold with a “best by date” of about 3 years, which means it does...

As most serious students of self-defense know, as do all police officers, professional soldiers and people who have been through some hair-raising and life-threatening situations, your body and your mind undergo massive stresses when in a time-is-life...

Whether you’re looking to stock up your car with extra fuel, or run a gas-powered generator, gasoline is an essential item for any prepper. But, storing fuel is tricky because gas can go bad and cause problems for your engine. Just how long does gasoli...

Today, virtually every motor vehicle you see on the road to say nothing of the vehicles manufactured has multiple computers on board that run everything from the engine to collision avoidance and crash safety systems, and do so with far greater efficie...

Bleach is a prepper mainstay. Useful for keeping germs at bay on utensils, containers and surfaces, it is also handy for other sanitation concerns, especially those concerning bodily waste. There’s seemingly nothing bleach cannot do and it does it al...

Vermont: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land Crime Class: Misdemeanor, Felony. Fencing Required?: No. Signage Required?: Yes, instead of verbal notice. Verbal Notice Required?: Yes, instead of fen...

Myself and other authors in the prepping sector spend plenty of time writing about many survival situations so that you can be better prepared for them, but as its said a picture is oftentimes worth a thousand words, and if that is the case then a vide...