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Tinder is vital to starting a fire. It’s that tiny, easily flammable material that allows any fire to grow hot enough to start burning the small twigs and peelings and other kindling. There are a fair number of common sources for tinder such as bark fibers, steel wool, and vaseline-covered cottonballs, but there are also […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:00 am
The slingshot was a quintessential weapon for every young boy a few decades back. Whether homemade or bought from a catalog, this simple weapon could be used to send rocks zinging into tin cans, glass bottles, and even the occasional squirrel. For a prepper, the slingshot is actually a very useful and easy to build […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: October 24, 2014, 8:00 am
The first focus in preparedness has to be the humans in your group, always. But if you’re taking all of the time, expense, and effort to be totally prepared, you should spare a thought for your pets as well to ensure that they can be taken care of too.   Getting your mindset right Before […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: October 23, 2014, 8:00 am
  Unless you live in an area of the country with a long squirrel-hunting history, these furry little tree-climbers are probably better known as “fuzzy speed bumps”. However, squirrels can actually provide a tasty, nutritious meal for the hungry survivor and is fairly easy to hunt, skin and gut with the proper technique.   What […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 21, 2014, 8:00 am
When dealing with a wound the first and foremost issue tends to be keeping the wound clean and free of bacteria, debris, or other contaminants. Although you know how to keep your hands clean when handling wounds, you may not be as aware when it comes to cleaning cloth bandages. Cloths can be used in […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 18, 2014, 8:00 am
As the cold chills start to return (for most of us at least) it’s time for preppers to begin their fall preparations, and I’ve designed this checklist to ensure that you don’t forget anything! Items are separated by category, so just scroll through and look for which ones you haven’t yet done to double-check. Food […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 17, 2014, 8:00 am
Skunks (aka polecats) have a well-deserved reputation as one of the most obnoxious beasts to run into. Although they can bite and scratch, eat chicken’s eggs and pet food, and even tear up gardens looking for insects it is their fearsome smell that makes them truly memorable. For some however a face full of skunk […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 16, 2014, 8:00 am
We’ve discussed techniques for killing mice and rats before, but even after they are eliminated the filth they leave behind have the potential to be deadly. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is spread from deer mice as well as a few other kinds of mice, and even in modern times with well-trained staff and specialized equipment […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 15, 2014, 8:00 am
Let’s face it, in many ways prepping can be pretty expensive. Stores of food, skills, tools, and other necessities…it can take a toll on your wallet. However, you can acquire useful survival materials easily and cheaply by carefully scrounging for the right bargains at local auctions. Here are some tips and tricks to help you […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 14, 2014, 8:00 am
We’ve talked about the dangers of sleep deprivation before, so how do you get some sleep when you’re stuck in the wilderness without a comfortable bed to rest on? You make one of course! Of course knowing how to make it just right can improve the quality of sleep you’ll get, so lets look at […]
Author: Commmon Sense Prepper
Posted: September 13, 2014, 8:00 am

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