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5 Best Water Storage Barrels of 2022 for Emergencies + Clean Water Storage 101


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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Bottled water will go quickly in an emergency, so have a few water storage barrels ready. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use your emergency water, but it’s best […]

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Survival Tents: What to Look For in a Good Reliable One

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Looking for a good survival tent? Here’s how to find one that fits your needs. Life tents, emergency tents, survival shelters, bug out tents, or whatever you prefer to call them, the survival tent has its place for the discerning outdoorsman. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill camping tent, but an ultralight emergency shelter that can […]

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The 10 Best Portable Water Heaters of 2022 for RVs, Backyards, And More

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. This portable water heater only takes a few minutes to install. After going without electricity, power, and heat for days, I’ll forever make sure a portable water heater […]

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The Best Survival Clothing of 2022 for Year-Round Camping

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. When you head out into the woods, you want to be prepared for any survival situation, even if the odds are that you won’t need to be. Prepping […]

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Mound of Snow with Antlers is Actually a Sleeping Caribou

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When you see how these caribou survive on the open tundra, you’ll be amazed. We know them as caribou, the reasonably large elk-like ruminants that can be found in northern North America and even Greenland. What never ceases to amaze us is how, and more importantly in this case where, animals like this can not […]

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The Best Pocket Chainsaw of 2021 Is Available on Amazon for $24


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A pocket chainsaw is the only gadget you’ll need for splitting firewood. If you’re the designated person on campfire duty, you know that splitting firewood is part of the process. Many campers and Boy Scouts pack hatchets, hand saws, and large chainsaws for camping trips, but you don’t need to do that anymore. Gone are […]

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4 Best Camping Knives


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We’ve gathered some suggestions for the best camping knives so you can be prepared and well equipped. What makes a good camping knife? Sharpness, for one. And utility for another. But mainly, you’ll want something that can execute a range of tasks without any fuss, and that can easily be packed and carried as far […]

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A Scanner for TEOTWAWKI – Part 2, by Tunnel Rabbit

(Continued from Part 1.) ‘Sweeping’ a Band If one can afford to buy several scanners, then that would be optimal. We should have at least three, given the old adage: “3 is 2, and 2 is 1, and 1 is none.” We can keep one spare scanner in a Faraday cage, and store it elsewhere. Then use the other two scanners: One to scan from a list, and the other to sweep the band, or particular parts of a band. Each scanner will have an operator’s manual to help. If I could only sweep one band, then it would be …

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on RINO Congresswoman Liz Cheney. (See the Wyoming section.) Region-Wide I just picked up a copy of an advertising-supported tabloid that I hadn’t seen before, called Out There Outdoors. It is an outdoor recreation paper that is published in Spokane. It gets fairly …

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Preparedness Notes for Sunday — December 19, 2021

December 19th is the birthday of physicist Albert A. Michelson (born 1852, died May 9, 1931), who was the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize in science, for measuring the speed of light. I’m related to him, by marriage.  One of my great-aunts married his brother. – JWR — On Dec 19, 1776, Thomas Paine published “American Crisis”. Here is an excerpt: “These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and …

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