How to Build an Emergency Survival Shelter

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Getting lost or stranded in winter storm conditions can happen to anyone. You could be hiking in the backcountry, or you could simply be driving to a family Thanksgiving. A serious winter storm, complete with "white out" blizzard conditions, can leave anyone in a bad situation. RELATED: How to Build a Winter Emergency Car Kit [STEP-BY-STEP] The rule of thumb is that a … [Read more...]




15 Surprising “TSA-Friendly” Preparedness Items

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Since the creation of the TSA, packing your bags and heading to the airport has become a continuing source of confusion and anxiety for the American traveler. What's allowed? What's banned? Do I have anything in my backpack that could land me in a TSA interrogation room for the next 10 hours? This has made traveling a nightmare scenario for preppers seeking to stay … [Read more...]




Top 10 Survival Myths That Are Actually True!

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If you're a regular here at The Patriot Caller, you know that we just love to call BS on the so-called "advice" that frequently gets passed around the campfire, water cooler, or often the inbox. So much of what we think we know about survival -- classics such as sucking out snake venom, cauterizing wounds, and drinking water from a cactus -- are basically completely bogus or … [Read more...]




10 Survival Myths That Will Get You Killed in an Emergency

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If you’re a prepper, then the name of the game is survival. But what happens when the "survival" tactics you've been taught turn out to be a pack of lies? Unfortunately, there's a TON of misinformation swirling around the survivalism movement. Some of it simply doesn't work at all, putting your plans in serious danger of failure or collapse. Some of these myths will … [Read more...]




10 Reasons a Bandana Must be Part of Your EDC Kit

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Thanks to Hollywood, armed robberies, and inner-city gang culture, bandanas have gotten kind of a bad rap... That's a shame, because they're the Swiss Army knife of survival attire. Most people don't know how valuable this $1 item can be. It might even save your live some day, but only if you know how to use your bandana properly. Bandanas can be used in all kinds of … [Read more...]




30 Survival Uses for Duct Tape

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We all know that duct tape is the mother of all "handyman hacks." Its uses are basically endless, ranging from basic repairs, to DIY duct tape wallets, all the way to making a duct tape tuxedo. For peppers, however, tuxedos are low on the list. Instead, those interested in the art of self-reliance need to be aware of all of the SHTF benefits that are associated with stashing … [Read more...]




10 of the World’s Most Amazing Working Dogs

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Dogs may be man’s best friend, but some of them go far beyond our basic expectations of their species. In fact, it is more common than you might realize for dogs to have important jobs that help keep all of us safe. These four-legged workers are also useful for farming and a long list of other tasks. Consider the lesson of each of the dogs listed in this video gallery … [Read more...]