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Prepare to Survive: Get a Pack, a Plan, and the Skills You Need

Survival, disaster preparedness and bug-out bags are among the hottest topics these days, and Gun Digest has what you need to be prepared. Make sure you have a pack, a plan, and the skills necessary to survive real emergencies that could occur in your part of the world.

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Home Disaster Plans: 5 People Who Need Extra Considerations

  In the 10 Steps for a Disaster Plan You Can Make Right Now article, the final tip advised to consider people with special needs. Many may think of people with mobility impairments, but that’s not always true. Here are five kinds of people who need extra considerations in a home disaster plan and...

Colorado Wildfires

Where Disaster Strikes – Colorado Wildfires

  The Waldo Canyon fires ravaging Colorado will go down as one of the worst in the state’s history. In Colorado Springs alone, an estimated 350 homes have been destroyed by the flames, according to USA Today. Dangerous conditions forced thousands to flee the area. It’s a dire survival situation. Unlike floods, which tend...

The best survival guns for vacations

Best Survival Guns for Vacations

    For the past 32 years as a cop, I have never traveled on vacation without an off-duty gun.  Whether driving or flying to my destination, I always had an off-duty gun with me. In years past, that gun was usually something small and concealable—a Smith and Wesson .38, a Colt Mustang Pocketlite...

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Video: How to Build the Perfect Bug-Out Bag

    In this video, author and survival expert Creek Stewart discusses survival kit tips from his book, Build the Perfect Bug-Out Bag. Build the Perfect Bug-Out Bag shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek...

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5 Home Survival Kit Essentials You’ll Forget

by Pat McHugh Think fast. The time it took to read that sentence is how long you’ll have to think when disaster hits. If you have a survival kit already prepared, you’re doing better than most people. However, there are five essential items that won’t be in that home survival kit because you use...

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30 Items for a Home Survival Kit

by Pat McHugh Before you gather items for your home survival kit, buy one of those 5-gallon buckets with a lid from Home Depot or Lowe’s. A small plastic trash can with a good lid and handles also works. Mark on the bucket when you last filled it with the items below. They will...