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Three Ways for Storing Gasoline

Before, during and especially immediately after a natural disaster, there is always a fuel shortage in the areas affected. People will line up for hours following a hurricane, massive flood or tornado to fill up their cars. After Hurricane Sandy, New York rationed gas to the public. When emergencies happen, you need enough fuel to bug out, cook or power your generator. Here are three ways to safely store gasoline.

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Top 5 Food for Survival Posts

Preparedness is no longer just for the doomsday preppers, but becoming a way of life for over three million Americans. Prepping for a disaster is encouraged by our government, as well as many worldwide humanitarian organizations. A natural disaster can strike without warning at any time—leaving you without power and water. Having a stockpile of non-perishable emergency food storage is imperative to survival. For the novice and the seasoned prepper and survivalist alike, here are five articles about food for survival and food storage survival.

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27 Emergency Vehicle Kit Essentials

If you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area, you are no stranger to power outages, floods and going days without, possibly weeks without city utilities. You are prepared by keeping food, water, flashlights and extra batteries in the pantry, garage or basement, but do you have an emergency vehicle kit? An emergency vehicle kit is a bug-out bag that stays in your car, filled with all the essentials to see you through until help arrives. Like your disaster kit at home, your emergency vehicle kit includes food, water, a way to stay warm, but also tools like a shovel and other important things to help get your car back on the road if you are stranded. In this article, you will find 28 essentials to keep in your car.

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Five Alternative Weapons for Survival

Sometimes during a survival situation, a firearm isn’t your best choice. The loud report will give away your location and you might run out of ammo. During a zombie apocalypse or any other major disaster or end of the world situation, having a stockpile of alternative weapons is a good idea. Machetes, an axe, air guns, slingshots, and spears make excellent hunting and self-defense weapons. Check out the five best alternative weapons for survival in this blog post.

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Throwback Thursday—Preparedness: Anticipation and Planning

When you hear the term prepper or survivalist, do you image someone who has spent his or her life savings building a million dollar underground bunker, while wearing a tin foil hat? Preparedness and survival isn’t just for the paranoid. It is for everyday people. From tornados, to flooding and hurricanes to the accidental house fire, all American should prepare for disaster. In this beginner’s guide, Cheaper Than Dirt helps you learn what to prepare for, how to build a bug out bag and what kinds of things you need to store in case of emergency.

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The Essential Preppers Guide to Long Term Survival

Prepping is more than just stockpiling food, water, candles and lighters for a week, but about learning how to become self-sufficient in case the worst happens. This means that long-term storage solutions, self-defense, training and learning new skills is very important for the prepper and the survivalist. Preparing to live off the grid for long-term means you need a way to grow food, like-minded individuals to form a prepper community and skills to barter and trade for goods and services. In this article, Cheaper Than Dirt lists the ten most important articles on prepping and surviving long term.

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Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes happen without warning and can have devastating consequences. After Northern California experienced its worst earthquake in 25 years, it is a good reminder for us to be prepared for anything. In this article, Earthquake Preparedness, I give you all the fundamentals on how to create an earthquake survival kit and how to protect yourself when the violent shakes start to happen.