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8th Bushcraft Magazine May Bank Holiday Meet

The 8th Bushcraft-Magazine May Bank Holiday Meet A Bushcraft Show Not To Missed…. On the weekend of the first May Bank Holiday, this year falling on 28th April – 1st May, the Bushcraft Magazine is holding its eigth annual gathering in Egerton, near Ashford in Kent. The May Meet is a great opportunity to book …

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Essential Survival Aids – Cooking Stoves

ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL AIDSCooking StovesOne of the top 5 survival skills is being able to procure your food and then be able to successfully cook that food.​Fortunately, nowadays there are many survival aids which will allow you to do just that with relative ease. Modern design, and high quality manufacturing materials, means it is possible to …

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How To Tie Knots For Survival Essential Prepping Skill

How To Tie Knots For Survival Essential Prepping Skillit is well worth learning this skill – knowing how different knots can be used in different circumstances will make sure you remain safe and secure. Some knots can be adapted for many situations and are multi-functional, whilst other are very specific to a certain task – either …

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Bushcraft Skills V Prepping Equipment

Bushcraft Skills V Prepping Equipment Prepping and Bushcraft go hand in hand, they overlap in so many areas it hard to see how they can exist without each other. Going back to the very early ages, man had no prepping equipment at all, all the tools were either found or improvised from natural objects in …

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Best LED Head Torch For Bugout, Camping and Hiking

Could This Be The Best LED Head Torch For Bugout, Camping And Hiking? Bugout and Wild Camping are essential skills to practice whenever you can, and having a good wild camp kit, with the right gear is also essential.As it starts to get dark you normally find yourself beavering away setting up your camp and …

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EDC Everyday Carry Essentials For Preppers

What Are The EDC Everyday Carry Essentials For PreppersPreppers EDC [everyday carry] will consist of mostly the same gear for emergency survival.IT does, however, begin to change as you see people personalising their EDC to fit their particular situations. For example: If I were going to, or working in an harsh environment, I would consider an emergency shelter …

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Training And Practice For Bugging Out

Training And Practice For Bugging OutAll prepers have supplies and equipment to help survive a disaster situation.We have a plan if X,Y or Z were to happen – we all have escape plans if you need to get out of your area, away from the possible danger.In a hurry:  Skip straight to my wild camp kit …

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Top Survival Foods You Must Store When SHTF For Prepping And Survival

Top Survival Foods You Must Store When SHTF For Prepping And Survival My list of top survival foods you must stockpile and store before the SHTF.Also bear in mind the fact that your food stockpile is not all about waiting for the SHTF – no way. In fact a good food storage system will cover …

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Best Knots For Survival Fishing

All Preppers Need To Know Best Knots For Survival FishingProcuring your food by fishing is the most straightforward, easiest and least time consuming method of obtaining food in a survival situation.Everything about fishing can be simplified and made a very straightforward process. However, one of the most annoying parts of successfully catching fish is when one slips …

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Doomsday Prepping – The Ultimate Prepper

Doomsday Prepping – Are You Ready For Anything? I’m a Doomsday Prepper and I’m prepping for everything..!Yeah right, of course you are… We here that all the time from the more extreme preppers around the world. But what does it actually mean to different people who consider themselves to be preppers? Prepper Level 1 (basic)Some …

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The Wilderness Gathering a Festival of Bushcraft 2017

The Wilderness Gathering 2017A Festival of BushcraftIs Now A 5 Day Event Undoubtedly the best Bushcraft & Survival show to visit The Wilderness Gathering – A Festival Of Bushcraft The very 1st Wilderness Gathering took place in 2003 at The Bison Centre, West Knoyle in Wiltshire, and every year the show gets bigger and better,Over the …

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EDC Must Have Gear | FireMask F60

EDC Must Have Survival Emergency GearCarrying your EDC to and from work is common amongst us preppers. But there are areas we travel in that make an EDC essential and there is one item that is absolutely essential to pack.The FireMask F60:   Skip straight to video review here:  |   Skip straight to prices & availability here: …

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Win A Rechargeable Zanflare F1 LED Torch

THIS PRIZE DRAW HAS NOW ENDEDFREE TO ENTER DRAWWin A Rechargeable Zanflare F1 LED TorchIn a hurry:  Skip straight to ‘Enter Free Draw here:  Completely free to enter prize draw for the excellent Zanflare F1 torch but you need to be in it to win it..! Quick Review Of The Zanflare F1 Here’s a rundown of …

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How To Hide Your Infrared Thermal Image or Body Heat Signature

How To Hide Your Infrared Thermal Image or Body Heat Signature For us mere mortals and preppers, there’s no real 100% effective way to hide from an infrared imaging camera – however, there are some pretty effective ways to make life a lot harder for a IR camera operator to spot you down on the …

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Could your Survive a Blackout

Could You Survive A BlackoutWhat Would You Do In A Total UK Blackout Electricity is taken for granted by just about everyone here in the UK, except in the wilds and maybe us preppers!But, have you ever stopped to think what would happen if there was a total blackout and shutdown of the power grid …

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Survival Cooking using no Bushcraft Equipment

Preppers Survival Cooking Using No Bushcraft EquipmentBushcraft & Survival Skill For Preppers In a survival situation that has suddenly happened or in an unforeseen circumstance, you will probably not have any Bushcraft or Survival Equipment with you so you will have to improvise, and use what you find around you and in your immediate environment.Survival …

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Good Locking Knives For Preppers | Lock Knife For Sale | Review Videos

Folding Lock Knives Review and For SaleThis article is solely about folding lock knives: With video reviews of each locking knife shown, and also links to the lock knife sale page for each one. The locking knife is, without doubt, far more desirable than a non locker, and generally far more useful for everyday pocket …

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Could You Find Supplies After SHTF

Could You Find Supplies After SHTF A prepper is far more ready for the SHTF than your average Joe Soap If the time were ever to come and disaster was to strike, it would be chaos.  As soon as the SHTF, anything could, and probably would go very bad, very fast. As a prep­per you …

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Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed

Top 5 Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed Here’s some survival myths that could get you killed, in fact they are not really myths at all, because some people have some strange ideas about prepping and survival. Even the experts differ on many techniques that should be used if you were ever faced with …

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Good LED Torch For Prepping EDC

Good LED Torch For EDC Everyday Carry remains a topic that is discussed quite a lot among preppers and survivalist throughout the prepping community.So deciding on what items suit the needs of your EDC can need some thought – except a few……A decent torch is one of those items that you simply must have your …

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Top Six Prepping Tips You Must Know

The Top SixPrepping Tips You Must KnowWhen anyone begins to think about starting prepping, they are confronted with masses of good information AND miss-information in equally confusing doses…! This article will help you and stop you wasting your time and money on unnecessary ‘stuff’ right from the start. What are the top six prepping tips …

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How To Survive A Worst Case SHTF Situation

How To Survive A Worst Case SHTF Situation Being able to survive is all about knowledge, preparation and training. If you can survive the for first 30 days of a SHTF disaster, you give yourself a 90% higher chance of surviving that disaster. However, knowing just how to survive a worst case SHTF situation takes a …

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What Is OPSEC

What Is OPSEC..? OPSEC is a military term that’s often used in the prepping and survival world? It stands for: Operations Security or Operational Security and is a measure of whether critical information can be passed on or leaked to a third party.In a nutshell it’s all about making sure none of the bad guys …

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Ultimate Shelter The Tree Tent Hammock

Ultimate ShelterThe Tree Tent HammockFor a while now I have been trying to take a new bit of kit out with me and see how how easy it is to setup – at last I have had the chance, during a three day hike I planned to stop at woodlands that would be the perfect …

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Wood Burning Cook Stove Solo Stove Lite and Pot 900

Test & ReviewSolo Stove Lite & 900ml Cook Pot There are so many cooking systems to choose from these days, and the choice of fuel source is slowly increasing, but do you really need to have a stove that needs you to carry additional fuel..?In a hurry:  Skip straight to video review here:  orSkip straight to …

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Drones Quadcopters and Prepping

Want To Really Know Whats Going OnDrones, Quadcopters and PreppingFor Survival When The SHTF In this article I want to cover the specific uses a drone could have for us preppers if we find ourselves in the mist of a SHTF situation.I use the title “Drones, Quadcopters and Preppers” because I want to be specific …

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How To Be The Grey Man When The SHTF And Hide In Plain Sight

How To Be The Grey Man When The SHTF From James Bond to the SAS, the theory of becoming ‘The Grey Man’ has always been considered as way of disappearing into the crowd, unseen and unnoticed.For a prepper the concept of going unnoticed is essential when the SHTF,  and this is something you must learn to …

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SnugPak Jungle Hammock Review

The SnugPak Lightweight Jungle Hammock The decision between using a tent or hammock is a purely personal one.But, in my opinion, once you have tried a hammock you’ll be hard pressed to want to sleep in a tent again.!Modern hammocks are, without doubt, both comfortable and spacious and in this review I will be testing …

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How To Stealth Camp | Rucksack Setup and Equipment You Need

How To Stealth Camp In The UkThe art of good Stealth Camping is really quite simple, although there are those that want to make it into some sort of science! Essentially Stealth Camping is the art of non detention. It’s all about going into somewhere (insertion) staying for a pre-determined time (observation), and then leaving …

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Lock Knife Or Non Locking Knife For Preppers

Choosing A LockOr Non Locking Knife The lock knife is considered by most knife aficionados, to be a far superior tool than the “UK legal” non locking knife. But is this true?A non locking knife is just as capable of performing the same basic survival and bushcraft tasks that a locker will do.It does, however, have one …

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The Bug Out Bike – Bicycling Survival When The SHTF.

The Bug Out Bicycle Even when you are comfortably pedalling along, a bicycle is still three times faster than walking. That means you would take an average of 3 hours to walk 10 miles as opposed to only 1 hour using a bike. In fact, a half decent rider can easily reach speeds of 17 …

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Basic Survival Skills – Signalling and Communication

Basic Survival SkillsSurvival Signalling And Communication  In a disaster situation where you actually WANT to be rescued, your signalling and communication skills need to be much higher up on your list of survival priorities.In fact these skills rank around number 4, even before food, as a means of being rescued needs to be set up …

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Survival Hammock For Your Bug Out Bag

How To Choose A Survival Hammock For Your Bug Out BagFor the lone prepper a hammock is without doubt one of the best choices for sleeping and shelter when it comes to bugging out.Choosing one to suit your needs is a very straightforward process. In a hurry…!Skip straight to video review here: Skip straight to prices …

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Key Ring Survival Kit

Small Time Prepping With A Key Ring Survival KitAs part of any EDC or a preppers emergency kit, there’s one item is often overlooked – and, as part of your survival kit, it’s probably the easiest to carry around and have with you all the time. The Key Ring Survival KitWith modern technology and manufacturing …

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Best Torch For Camping

Could This Be The Best Torch For Camping & Survival A lot of people view a torch as just something to have handy in one of your kitchen drawers, in case you need it… Of course, being a prepper, I completely disagree.!Skip straight to video review here: A good torch is an absolute necessity and something …

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Basic Survival Skills – Grow Your Own Survival Food

Basic Prepping & Survival SkillsGrow Your Own FoodThere are many reasons to grow your own food other than for pure survival and living of the grid. Cost is the main reason people will farm a portion of their gardens to produce fresh fruit and vegetable for free. Just about anyone can have a crop of …

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Solar Cooker For Preppers and Survival

This could Be The Best Solar Cooker For Preppers And Survival Ever..!! The heart of the GoSun Solar Cooker. In the past I have been out, in the woods, trying out new bushcraft and survival skills.And often thought that watching over my food to make sure it doesn’t burn, can take up a lot of …

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HX OUTDOORS D Fixed Edge Knife Review

Knife Review: The HX Outdoors D – Bushcraft / Tactical / Survival Knife For those of you out there who like an unusual knife, the HX Outdoors D, certainly meets that criteria. In keeping with most Preppers and Bushcrafters, I like my knives. I have expensive knives and cheap knives and they all work fine. I …

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Self Defence For Women

Self Defence For Women I am a great believer in being able to defend yourself and get out of a potentially dangerous situation, without the need to call for help. I also think that this should apply to both men and women. You don’t have to be big or strong to defend yourself. Quite simply, …

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Building A Supply Stash For Hunkering Down And Bugging In

The Importance Of Building A Supply Stash For Hunkering Down And Bugging In Everyone should have at least one months food and supplies stored in their homes before the SHTF If your one of the hundreds of thousands of citizens who haven’t got yourself at least one months supplies of food and equipment, then it’s …

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How To Prepare For A Terrorist Attack

How To Prepare For A Terrorist Attack This article has taken me quite a while to write, with a lot of research and hopefully will benefit all you preppers, both old and new, out there in the UK. In essence, no one can really prepare for any form of terrorism. But what you can do is …

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Safety First Aid For Preppers

Safety First Aid For Preppers What is the best emergency first aid survival kit a UK prepper can have that will ensure essential safety first aid can be given to either yourself or any other injured person.The best safety first aid kit cannot be just thrown together.It must be thought out to ensure emergency first …

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Are You Ready For The Prepper Lifestyle

Are You Ready for the Prepper Lifestyle? Living a prepper lifestyle is not only good for preparing for the future, but it’s a great way to live a less stressful life. Many people get tired of the rat race and long for something more calming.A few give up their suburban lives and head for remote …

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When and How to Use Your Survival Seed Bank

When and How to Use Your Survival Seed Bank As you know, timing is everything. That includes knowing when and how to use your survival seed bank. You don’t want to rush and use the seeds too early – but you don’t want to wait so long that you miss out on the right time. …

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How To Store Your Survival Seed Bank

How to Store Your Survival Seed Bank You need your survival seeds in order to start the garden that’s going to keep you and your family sustained for however long it takes, so know just how to store your survival seed bank is very important.Right now, with food still being plentiful and most people able …

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How To Set Up A Survival Seed Bank

How To Set Up A Survival Seed Bank Some people avoid reading or watching the news because they don’t like what’s going on in the world. But avoidance can’t stop what’s coming because you can’t control the things that affect the world’s food supply. There’s an impending sense that a major food crisis is on …

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LifeStraw Personal Water Purification Filter Test and Review

LifeStraw Personal Water Purification Filter –  Test and Review  There may be water everywhere, but would you risk just scooping it up and drinking it? If you were in an absolutely desperate situation where you had nothing to drink for days, then maybe it’s a yes. If your life depended on it, then it might …

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Survival Fishing Kit for UK Preppers

Survival Fishing Kit For UK Preppers When you consider that the UK is an island surrounded by water with many inland rivers and ponds, it makes sense to carry a survival fishing kit as you’ll never be too far away from some water and therefore some fish.In a survival situation or if you decide to …

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Binoculars For Hunting And Survival

Categories: The Importance Of Binoculars For Hunting And Survival Hunting and survival has been a traditional, natural activity that dates back at least 1500-2000 years in the United Kingdom and most parts of the world. It is an important part of who we are as human beings. The use of binoculars appeared as early as …

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More Reason To Start Prepping

Now There Are Even More Reasons To Start Prepping Published July 2016: In the Committee on Climate Change latest scientific report they provide an authoritative assessment of the risks of climate change to the UK. This risk is now significant. Global climate change is happening now.Did you know that the last 14 of 15 years have been …

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Ultimate Airsoft Guide For Preppers.

Ultimate Airsoft GuideHow Can This Help Your Prepping? There is a strong connection between being prepared and military tactics. Both require a plan, both will have a plan A, plan B and even a plan C. Prepping has set ways to go about tasks, exactly the same way as a military campaign. As preppers we …

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How To Make Perfect Beef Jerky

How To Make Perfect  Beef Jerky For Prepping & SurvivalJerky has been making a resurgence lately. Whether it’s due to the maker movement, or the popularity of low-carb diets, this tasty snack has made a comeback. For prepping and survival, Jerky is a very good food to have with you and knowing how to make …

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Top 5 Herbal Plants For Survival

Top 5 Herbal Plants For SurvivalGuest Article by: Gary Johnston Every prepper should have a knowledge of foraging in a SHTF situation – here are the Top 5 Herbal Plants For Survival that are both common and abundant that you can use to help if traditional medicine is hard to come by.There are many plants in the …

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Simple Safe Water Purification

Simple Safe Water Purification Methods For Preppers Water is life – simple as that really. Unless your super human, lasting much more than three days without water spells death, and a quite unpleasant one at that. So what is one of the best and easiest ways to achieve Safe Water Purification?​ There are plenty of …

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BowHunting For Food and Survival

Do Preppers Need To Learn BowHunting For Food and Survival Without a doubt, owning a decent bow and being proficient enough to hit your given target successfully, is a very necessary skill, and something to add to your skillset as a prepper. Being proficient enough to hunt for your food with a bow will give you …

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