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What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life?

For preppers, nothing is more important than having a stash of food ready and waiting if and when the unimaginable happens. You need to carefully choose the kind of food that you stow away, ideally food with long shelf life, indefinite if possible because you will never know just how long you need to survive on them.

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Holiday Gift Guide

KnifeUp Holiday Gift Guide Around this time each year, millions of us share the same struggle; what should we buy for our family and friends this year for Christmas? It is a tradition as old as the holiday itself. While generations before us gave mostly handmade gifts, and many still do today, the majority struggle with picking out the perfect …

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Ramen Exposed: Does Ramen Expire?

Whether you are someone who is preparing for the apocalypse or a natural disaster or a college student strapped for cash, you have probably asked the question “does ramen expire?” Before you get the answer, you need to learn first a little background about this type of Asian noodle. Ramen noodle is made of wheat and just like most kinds …

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How to Adjust a Bayonet to fit Perfectly

One of our “guys” here at Knife Up had the opportunity to travel to Franklinville, NY to check out a true American Institution.  At least that’s how he sees it, and from what he reported, it looks like I won’t be the first to disagree with him.  The company he visited is the Ontario Knife Company.  Take a wild guess …

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Suburban Survival – Prepping Overview for the Burbs!

First Things First! Right off the bat, you’ll need to know this is not an extensive article on specific, detailed information on an aspect of survival like “how to store gasoline for long term“.  This is an overview of what to look for when you start thinking of prepping for a disaster or emergency in the suburbs. Much is written …

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How to Make a Homemade Natural Fly Trap

  Flies are a nuisance. They multiply fast and hover over the dirtiest places and even areas you do not want them in. While it’s convenient to buy flytraps from the local store, it’s not as cost-efficient and could become just as much of a nuisance, especially with how flies can multiply in one night. In this case, a homemade …

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Super Fast and Affordable Way to Prepare for a National Emergency

How to Prepare your Family for National Emergencies and Survival at Home – A Quick Overview The whole issue of “prepping” has taken on a massive and unstoppable life of its own over the past decade through many countries, but especially in those countries whose economy can support families who have the financial ability to prepare for a catastrophic event …

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How to Store Gasoline – Doomsday Prepper Style

Natural disasters and unprecedented blackouts happen more nowadays. Because of extreme weather conditions and strange viruses like the recent Covid-19 virus, these emergencies seem to grow even more inevitable each day. It becomes ideal to act accordingly by preparing for such happenings. One of the most important things to have in storage is a source of power which in this …

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Knife or Gun : Which is Better for Self-Defense?

Here’s an age-old question, and it’s one that needs to be addressed.  So, is a gun better for defense or is a knife better?  The answer is, YES!  Okay, that’s a cop-out, so I’ll explain a bit better.  You see, there’s absolutely no question that you can find yourself in a position where a gun would be far better for …

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What to Look for in Pocket Knife Brands

Are you wondering “what is the best knife brand?” Well, I used to wonder that too. Basically, if you are new to knife shopping, all these choices, manufacturers, models, and variations make buying a knife a big deal. Like, should you go with carbon steel or stainless steel? How do you know that this $100 knife is better than this …