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Mag of Jade Helm 15 military exercise depicting Texas as a "hostile" state

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Jade Helm 15—What if Martial Law Was a Reality?

Martial Law would be one way President Obama could actually take our guns. Operation Jade Helm 15 began this week in seven states. This massive military training exercise, of the likes the country has never seen before have many speculating on what it is exactly the military is training for. Is Jade Helm preparing the U.S. Military for nationwide Martial Law? Are Blue Bell and Wal-Mart in on it? Read to find out all you need to know about Jade Helm and how to survive Martial Law.

Picture shows a shelf stocked full of long-term food cans

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Tips for Stockpiling Non-Perishable Food for Novice Preppers, Part 2

Although this article focuses on tips to help you begin stockpiling non-perishable food items the same tips work in regards to perishable items as well as toiletries and other products such as cleaning supplies. The biggest difference between non-perishable and perishable items are the storage needs because most perishable items need refrigeration or freezing in order to properly store them. Read these tips for successful stockpiling.

Front of a card from the game Conflicted: The Survival Card Game

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Survival—Asking the Tough Questions

Would you be able to eat the family pet for survival? Could you choose between letting your brother and sister survive if you could only pick one? These are they type of tough questions preppers have to ponder. To help you and your survival and preppers community work through the hard issues—there’s an app for that. And a game. Conflicted: The Survival Card Game doesn’t just open up a discussion, it helps you find the loose cannons in your tight knit group. Get a taste of the kinds of questions you will find in the game in this post.

Fuel storage in the back of a pickup truck

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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.

Picture shows a little girl walking in front of a destroyed school bus.

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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.

Disaster scenarios

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The Essential Preppers Guide to The First 24

The first 24 hours of an emergency may be the most critical. If you are stuck without shelter or warmth, you can die of exposure. The first 24 are all about survival. Whether you are lost in the woods, evacuating due to hurricane, floods or a tornado, stuck in severe winter weather or just without power for 24 hours do you have the survival kit to see you and your family through? For the first 24 hours after a disaster, you will need a way to start a fire, find water and construct a shelter. For the ultimate guide in surviving the first 24 hours, check out the Essential Preppers Guide to the First 24.