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Make These Survival Products Your Next 4 Purchases

It’s all well and good to learn how to make it in an America that bears more resemblance to the days of the Indians than the days of the New York City Stock Exchange, but don’t get so caught up in survival purity that you ignore some of the best tools on the market. The best thing about prepping as a popular trend is that it has led to some extraordinary products. If you want to give yourself the best possible shot at survival, make these four products a priority.

A Personal Water Filter

Whether you’re surviving in the woods or roughing it without running water in your home, the time may come when you’re forced to drink from an unsanitary source. The problem isn’t impurities or dirt; the problem is deadly bacteria. Personal water filters like the one sold by Lifestraw can sterilize questionable water, making it one of the most important survival products out there. Buy one.

A Good Hunting Rifle

Not everyone is comfortable building an arsenal, but even committed pacifists should consider buying a good hunting rifle. If you live in an area without much wildlife to speak of, don’t let that discourage you from getting a gun. It may be that you will want to relocate when disaster strikes, and it may not be easy to buy firearms when that day comes. And obviously, the rifle can double as a weapon of self-defense if necessary.

A Multi-Tool

If you think the old Swiss army knife is still the epitome of the multi-tool, you haven’t seen some of the amazing products they’ve come out with in recent years. These extraordinary tools look like something Q would show James Bond in the 1960s. Some of them have as many as 40 separate functions, suitable for thousands of possible scenarios. A good multi-tool is especially essential for anyone planning to survive in an urban landscape.

A Tent/Tarp

If you think there’s a chance you may have to survive in a wooded landscape, then make sure you have a tent or a tarp in your survival room. Building a shelter on the fly is a good skill set to have, but you’ll be better off if you don’t have to rely on leaves for your only protection from the elements. Tents are better than tarps, but anything is better than nothing.

Thinking the Unthinkable: 4 Frightening Visions of the Future

If we ever wake up one morning and find ourselves face to face with what survivalists call the SHTF scenario, it may be in a form we didn’t expect. You can spend all of your time building a bomb shelter or stockpiling weapons against vile marauders, but if doomsday comes out of famine or frost, they may not do you much good. That’s why it’s important to not only prepare for what you think you see coming, but for those things that you may not see around the corner. Here are five scary scenarios you should keep in the back of your mind when prepping.

Home Invasion: Are You Prepared For a Worst-Case Scenario?

February 5th was an ordinary Wednesday night for a Colorado Springs couple until a trio of home invaders forced themselves into their apartment. What could have ended in abject tragedy, however, turned into triumph. The victimized couple fought back against their assailants, eventually managing to restrain one of the men while the other two fled. While it is certain that the suspects came into the house armed, details are sketchy on whether or not the residents were armed themselves. Either way, it is instructive and more than a little encouraging that the residents were able to make a clean stand.

Your 2nd Amendment Rights Depend on Your Support

Political prankster Mark Dice is a master of using humor to prove a point, but the video he uploaded on February 3rd may not make you laugh so much as make your blood run cold. Hanging around a San Diego college campus, Dice played the part of a petition activist, encouraging passers-by to sign their support for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. Throughout the video, Dice raises the stakes simply to see how ridiculous he can get and still have people sign the petition. Watch the video to be amazed at the ignorance of the populace, but let’s just say that more than a few students were willing to throw their support behind jailing registered gun owners, placing them in detention camps, or even killing them.

Can You Survive the End of the World…In an Apartment?

Most survival preparedness websites and TV shows focus on providing tips for families with a lot of land and resources at their disposal. While this speaks to many Americans and makes for bigger, grander ideas, it doesn’t necessarily reflect everyone’s reality. If you live on a small plot of land or in an apartment, you may not be able to pack an emergency vault full of food and weapons. You may not be able to catch rainwater or build a panic room. That doesn’t mean, though, that you should abandon prudent preparation. Here are some things you can do no matter where you live.