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Learning how to pick locks

Should a lock pick set be part of your emergency preparations? Perhaps. At the very least you should understand how locks work and how they can be defeated for your own personal security.

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A Prepper’s Guide To Nutrition

Make sure you stay well fed and healthy during emergencies. We walk you through the process here.

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The Gray Man Urban Survival Kit

If you live in an urban or suburban area you would face different types of situations during a disaster then those who live in the countryside.

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The Solar Storm of 2012

Almost two years ago to the day, our most bounteous and fantastical celestial body — the Sun — kicked out one of the largest solar flares and coronal mass ejections ever recorded. And it only missed Earth by a whisker.

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goTenna Mesh Teardown

See inside the guts of a goTenna Mesh. What components it's made of, and how it works.

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80 Bug Out Bag List Essentials

The best Bug Out Bag List is how you start making an excellent Bug Out Bag! We've put together all the survival gear you would need in one place. Get it right the first time!

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How To Communicate When the Grid Goes Down

Relying solely on your cellphone to communicate with your friends, neighbors, and family during an emergency is dangerous. Have a backup system! We explain some options in this article.

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How to Make Your Own Faraday Cage at Home

A Faraday cage (a.k.a. Faraday shield) is a sealed enclosure that has an electrically conductive outer layer. Learn how to make one here!

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Demonstrating Ultra-Portable Amateur Digital Stations

Very often I’m asked about ultra-portable amateur digital comms. So I thought right now would be an excellent time to kick off the ultra portable digital comms series.

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Best Disaster Preparedness Apps

Nowadays nearly all of us have the ability to carry an entire libraries worth of information around with us in our pockets - and receive timely and important emergency information in ways never even dreamed of less that 20 years ago.

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