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Camping & Survival

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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Hunting and Outdoors

Throwback Thursday: Dove Season—A Beginner’s Guide

Whether you are a bird-hunting novice, or a seasoned veteran, dove hunting can be one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences you can participate in. It is a great way for new hunters to become acclimated to the outdoors, and it tends to offer a lot more shooting time than deer or other large game hunting. CTD Rob shares a few insights to help you prepare for a successful dove hunting season.

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Camping & Survival

Five Steps to Staying Safe During Civil Unrest

Unfortunately, we live in a world were bad people take advantage of vulnerable situations. Peaceful demonstrations can turn violent in seconds—it takes just a few angry folks to turn a bunch into a mob. The recent Ferguson, Missouri riots and protests have shown how looting can damage a community. Many preppers believe civil and social unrest is right around the corner. Are you prepared? Here are five steps to prep for riots, looting, civil and social disorder and even mild protests. These five steps will help you secure your home, keep you safe and tell you what you need to know for hunkering down at home.

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Camping & Survival

How to Prep for Ebola

The symptoms and suffering from Ebola is horrific. No wonder people are scared. Even though West Africa is experiencing the worst outbreak of the virus in history, Americans are safe. Experts answer the probability question of whether or not Ebola will come to the United States and what the likelihood of our country experiencing a serious outbreak. Prepping for Ebola is easy—if you are prepper. Just like a flu pandemic, you are probably already prepared. Read “How to Prep for Ebola” to learn all you need to know about the virus, what to stock up and how worried you should be.

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Camping & Survival

Quick Camping Tip: Camping With Your Dog

I’m a dog lover and take my pets with me nearly everywhere I go—including camping. Dogs love to be outdoors and yours will get a kick out of going camping with you. However, you and your pup should follow a proper etiquette. Taking your dog camping is fun, easy and should not cause any problems if you follow these 10 rules to taking your dog camping.