50 Badass Military Nicknames To Choose From
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by Tom Marlowe
8h ago
Listening to members of the armed forces talk can sometimes sound like you’re listening to an entirely different language. It’s a shop full of references, lingo, jargon, acronyms, and double speak that can be downright impenetrable to civilian outsiders. And that’s partly the point! soldier inside foxhole Military communications are intended to facilitate brevity, but also to exclude those not in the know or part of the organization. But if there’s one thing you do know about military chatter, it’s that everyone tends to get a nickname. Hopefully, you can do something amazing to earn a good on ..read more
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21 DIY Fire Starters That Light Up Instantly
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by Tom Marlowe
8h ago
Every outdoorsman, Boy Scout, and prepper learns early on about the importance of fire when you’re out in the wilderness. Exposure to the elements is the single biggest issue when folks wind up in an outdoor survival situation, and a warm summer day can turn downright frigid at night if you are exposed to a stiff wind or, worse, get wet. Being able to start a fire quickly using whatever fuel is available is important, but even if you’ve got a lighter, matches, or a flint and steel, starting that fire can be downright difficult without good tinder. Tinder, or firestarter, is the initial fuel y ..read more
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7 Clever Tricks to Store Spam for the Long-Term 
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by Tom Marlowe
3d ago
Oh, spam! Is there anything better if you are a prepper? It’s salty, tasty, ready to eat, and a wonderful source of animal protein that is ideal for long-haul storage. Sure, it’s the butt of many jokes, with some haters even asserting that it lasts forever because it’s not real meat, but that just isn’t true. homemade spam on cutting board Spam has a long shelf life, yes, especially when compared to other kinds of canned meat, but it doesn’t last forever. If you have a big stash of spam as a significant part of your survival pantry, you need to know how to maximize its shelf life so you can de ..read more
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24 Things to Add to Your Family Emergency Binder (PDF Checklist)
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by Tom Marlowe
6d ago
If you’ve ever lived through a major disaster, a sudden death in the family, or some other calamity that completely upended your life and the lives of your loved ones, I know you’re familiar with that sensation of panic and total disarray that follows in its wake. prepper inventory lists Aside from grief and fear, the logistics of life tend to fall apart in such times… If someone is incapacitated or, worse, dies, responsibilities don’t stop with them. The bills don’t stop just because a tornado blew away your house. Utilities still have to be paid when someone is in the ICU. Just because you o ..read more
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50 Spam Recipes For Hard Times
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by Tom Marlowe
6d ago
Spam really is a wonder. Originally designed to help get meat to our troops unspoiled, it’s spread out from there as a convenient, tasty, and versatile option for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, one enjoyed around the world. frying homemade spam in pan But Spam has something of an unsavory reputation in some circles. Seen as a mystery non-meat, food for poor people, or something you eat when you have absolutely no other choice, it has been unfairly denigrated even though in reality it is just seven simple ingredients. It’s a great option for preppers thanks to its long shelf life, no doubt, but ..read more
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How To Make the Easiest Squirrel Trap Ever (Pics)
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by Tom Marlowe
1w ago
You ever heard the expression that squirrels are just rats with good publicity? I think it’s true. Their faces are cuter, their tails are adorably fuzzy and they look more wholesome overall. But in the end, they are just rodents, and so get up to rodent activities. For instance, they can break into your attic and cause all kinds of havoc, and they’ll remorselessly steal food from your bird feeders. With the cost of birdseed today, that is a legit crime as far as I’m concerned… But maybe you don’t want to kill the squirrels to get rid of them. I understand; they are pretty cute. Maybe it’s bes ..read more
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Survival Bars With Oats and Honey to Last for 20 Years
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by Tom Marlowe
2w ago
One of the single most important survival resources, especially in long-term survival scenarios, is food. Sure, lots of folks put emphasis on water because you can only go a few days without it, but just a few days without food means your mental and physical energy tanks are going to be empty, and you’ll be struggling to keep it together. But the problem with storing lots of food for long-term use is that most of it won’t last a long time: Food spoils and requires constant rotation. There are special survival foods out on the market you can buy, but most of them are very expensive on a per-ca ..read more
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49 CB Radio Lingo and Slang Expressions to Know
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by Tom Marlowe
2w ago
Having a CB radio in your vehicle is a great way to keep in touch with other people in your group or other vehicles on the road, particularly truckers but also people like yourself who want to be a little bit more prepared. They are especially useful when cell phone signal is weak, or towers are out of action. communication devices inside bug out bag: a Baofeng HAM radio, walkie-talkies, flashlight and two chemlights But if you talk on a CB radio like you would on the phone, you’re going to clog up the channels. This will only ever piss people off, and you’ll miss important information from wh ..read more
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Why the Height of a VHF Radio Antenna Matters
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by Tom Marlowe
2w ago
If you spend any amount of time getting into amateur radio, there’s no doubt you’ve already seen how important antenna selection and setup are for success. The best radio in the world is no good without a good antenna, and even the best antenna can be hampered severely by improper placement. a Baofeng UV 5R5 HAM radio But particularly when it comes to VHF radio, for any purpose, antenna height is extremely important. But why is that? Why does the height of a VHF radio antenna matter so much? The height of a VHF radio antenna matters because VHF signals are easily blocked or disrupted by obstac ..read more
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9 Radio Etiquette Rules to Always Remember
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by Tom Marlowe
2w ago
One of the very best things you can do for yourself when it comes to ensuring you have continuity of communications in times of trouble is to take up amateur radio, often called ham radio. Baofeng radios are inexpensive, small, and capable of communicating over miles. Completely self-contained, as long as your set is powered, you can broadcast and receive from anyone else that’s out there as long as they’re within range. Old fashioned compared to cell phones, yes, but still incredibly useful and also a worthwhile hobby in and of itself. However, talking on the radio is an entirely different ex ..read more
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