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16 hours ago

Need some bait or emergency grub rations? Imitate the vibrations of a mole and scare worms to the surface with this simple trick. Follow @practicalprepping #fishing #bait #emergencyrations #worms #wormbait #survivalhacks #survivaltips


🏘Prepare for the worst. 📒Plan ahead. ☢Download ICERS now. 🔦Link in profile or go to www.superessestraps.com/products/icers ICERS outlines a means to plan for life altering events in order to maintain communications among family & friend’s households while assessing sustainability to determine when to shelter in place, bugout, or pool resources. While contact among households is key, ICERS creates 3 incident based Categories with a set of actionable plans when comms are down. The Actions work in concert with predefined Rally Points and “What If” scenarios so that all affected parties can reunite or self-sustain. #icers #disasterpreparedness #shtf #bugout #bugoutguide #survivalguide #emergencyplanning #incaseofemergency #prepping #comms #fema #familyplanning #crisisplan #evacuationplan #offgrid

2 days ago

Answer the two questions below...⁣ ⁣ Hypothetical: 'Solar Key'⁣ A couple of weeks after a SHTF situation, you made it to your Bug Out Location without issue and your group is doing well but the power went out a week ago and you have been struggling to keep your radios and other electronics charged. You have been able to trade spare survival equipment for a large solar panel. You have also acquired several car batteries and cables from abandoned vehicles nearby. However, you are missing a key component to getting your solar array working, a solar controller⁣ After having a discussion with another local, you have found, after asking around, he knows of only one person who owns this particular part. ⁣ This is a problem, as the person in question has a strong dislike for you. He is jealous of your strong position in the community and he dislikes the fact that you prepped for this kind of event and he did not. Over the last few weeks, he has become the most successful trader of machinery and electronic parts for the whole area, gaining some influence amongst locals.⁣ ⁣ The trader has publically voiced his dislike for you to anyone that will listen locally. Luckily, most people know you and ignore his comments.⁣ The trader now feels in a position of power because he knows you need this particular part to complete your solar system. He has mentioned to others that he believes if you were to complete your solar system it would "further increase your standing and influence in the community" ... and this is something he will not accept at any cost.⁣ You need to get your solar system working and he is stopping you from doing that ...⁣ ⁣ 1️⃣How do you approach the matter?⁣ &⁣ 2️⃣What would you do if he refuses to trade the item completely? ⁣ ⁣ Shared in part from Paladin Survival & Preparedness ⁣ Follow @practicalprepping ⁣ ⁣ #solarpower #survivalscenario #shtf #teotwawki #bartering #prepping #doomsdaypreppers #hypothetical #prepper #bugoutlocation

2 days ago

View full article at link in bio, (see our blog ): Your gun should be one in which you're comfortable and proficient. The threat and scenario your planning for may dictate the weapons system you choose. Carry a primary and secondary weapon on your person and vehicle. You handgun should be concealed and your rifle should be in your vehicle if needed. A shotgun, long range rifle, and 22 Rifle should be at the homestead for a last line of defense, perimeter security, and other tasks. Choose a caliber that is widely available, think bartering and scavenging.⁣ You'll want a stockpile of rounds but you'll also want to easily be able to restock if SHTF. At a minimum. A good rule of thumb is to have 7 times the amount of ammo the weapon's magazine holds. So if you AR magazine holds 30 .223 rounds you'll want to have 210 defensive rounds for immediate access. This is a standard loadout for the US Army and is the minimal accepted quantity a prepper should attain. Additional ammo of range quality only can be used for practice. ⁣ 🔫Handgun (for concealment, backup weapon, mid range )⁣ ⁣ Example: Glock 19 9mm⁣. Always carry an additional magazine, one in the chamber, and on your perosn at all times.⁣ ⁣ 🔫Shotgun (for home defense, bird hunting, intimidation factor, close range )⁣ ⁣ Example: Mossberg 500 12 Gauge⁣⁣. Add additional exotic ammo to your arensal such as incideinary shells. ⁣ 🔫.22 Rifle (for small game hunting, pest control, and casual target shooting, cheap ammo )⁣ Example: Ruger 10/22 .22 LR⁣. Choose a magazine fed option. ⁣ 🔫Semi-Automatic AR-15 Rifle (for defense, hunting, best overall option )⁣ ⁣ Example: Colt 5.56x45mm NATO⁣⁣. Consider a mounted flashight and red dot sight. Look for an AR with picatinny rail. ⁣ 🔫Long Range Rifle (for big game hunting and long range shooting, perimeter defense ) from outpost ) ⁣ Example: Winchester M70 .308 Winchester⁣⁣. Your scope should be raised so that iron sights can be used for close range or sight failure.  #shtf #guns #selfdefense #hunting #fightorflight #rilfes #shotguns #pistols #bugout #prepping #prepper

3 days ago

Current Events Based Tactics for Urban Survivalists: ⁣ Avoid high population areas. If you need groceries or supplies, shop in neighboring small towns. Stay home. Practice target hardening. Be gray when in public spaces, blend in as necessary to pass thru. When in a vehicle, keep doors locked, windows up, leave 3 car lengths if space in front, stay in inside lane (travel in multi lane roads, if blocked by crowds, back up or turn around, if not an option push thru slowly if danger becomes evident, if surrounded and your vehicle is attacked it can become a deadly force scenario once your window glass is breached, stay alive. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Following triggering events such as an economic depression or #racially or #socialchange driven riot; society begins to ignore common decency and adherence to laws. Traveling in public spaces that were once safe now become potential warzones for looting, arson, and other criminal behavior. Clashes with police become commonplace. Navigation through these fields may require you to blend in with the rioters then transition to an uninvolved civilian aftwards.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Develop a #baseline . Understand who you are. Decide who you need to be today to avoid creating #stimuluses that would attract attention. This starts before you leave your secure space (home, hotel, vehicle ). This is the planning phase.  This is where you determine what tools and supplies you should carry to aid in the tasks and actions you may need to complete. It includes your clothing, your knife, your shoes, your phone, your jewelry, your ink pen. You have to know what is needed and what will help you blend in. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Before you enter a public space you should increase your #awareness level and prepare for the continual process of observing and processing. Starting with #selfawareness where you acknowledge yourself and conceal distinguishing features. Once you have that under control you should begin being aware of your surroundings. See those around you, events nearby, exit doors, interactions with others, behaviors. Then analyze them. Use the feedback to navigate and avoid attention and threats.⁣⁣ ⁣ #urbansurvival #crowds #mop #grayman #shtf #alwaysready #evasivedriving #mobment

3 days ago

Pleasd don't let me catch any of you out in the wild sticking a thermometer in your water and using a stop watch. Let it get to a rolling boil, then you're good to drink. Too much silly survival knowledge will clutter you. Stick to the basics. #water #boilingwater #survivalhacks #waterpurification #survivaltips 💧🔥 . . . Follow👇 Comment💬 & Share! @practicalprepping @superessestraps Share from @every .day.prepped via @shtf .survival.box

5 days ago

Early this year all #911services were down for almost 6 hours in the entire state of Michigan. This occurs more frequently than you would think. Usually due to glitches and updates. What if the system crashed indefinitely? Either by man made error or a #cyberwarefare ...⁣ Read the blog at https://www.superessestraps.com/blogs/news ⁣ 🤳1. Know local non-emergency numbers. These numbers ring the same dispatch center as 911 and will get you the same help in the event 911 doesn't work.⁣ 📲2. Have multiple cellular carriers. Often times its the provider network that fails and other phones may work.⁣ 📱3. Keep that old phone left over from a upgrade when you switched from AT&T to Verizon. #911 services work even if you don't have a plan/minutes.⁣ 📻4. Get the same radio that emergency services use. In a SHTF scenario this may be the only way to contact assistance. ⁣ 📳5. Check your local emergency services to determine if they offer #text -to-911 as the #FCC recently required all providers to offer the service within 6 months of a #dispatch center enabling it.⁣ 📢5. Install flashing blue lights by your mailbox. It's standard practice for law enforcement to investigate if they observe this signal. It will also alert your neighbor. ⁣ 👥7. Consider neighborhood and #citizen2citizen assistance programs. There are apps the coordinate this service. #NeighborhoodWatches can also offer similar aid. Use portable radios or mesh networks to communicate.⁣ 📵8. Download our #ContingencyComms Guide and our SHTF #Smartphone Guide at link in bio for more info.

5 days ago

Prove me wrong; a bic lighter over a ferro rod (or firesteel ) all day long! A bic makes sparks even out of fuel. A bic can be waterproofed and drys if wet, it'll still work. Unless you're on Mount Kilimanjaro, altitude won't be a problem. Let’s face it, the majority of people are not bushcraft Instagram warriors and can't create tinder from birch bark and the Eastern Water Lilly Flower. Most of us will make tinder from trashed newspapers or shavings from dry stick. We need a bic. Let's be realistic when it comes to survival. If you find yourself in a scenario where you have to craft a bowdrill to create fires, you've failed along the path somewhere. Follow @practicalprepping for real survival advice for the masses.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🔥P.S. There is nothing wrong with packing a ferro rod as a backup.⁣ ⁣ Follow @superessestraps ⁣ Photo by @hikinghelp#biclighter #cigarettelighter #firesteel #ferrorod #firestarter #selfsufficient #camping #bugoutbag #adventure #everydaycarry #hiking #urbansurvival #fishing #army #survive

1 weeks ago

Cattails can be a great survival resource with many potential uses 🌾🔥. Got any other ideas for them? . . . Follow👇 Comment💬 & Share! @practicalprepping Found on @every .day.prepped

2 weeks ago

Before and After at #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

Is this something you could build with just the tools in your #bugoutbag or truck? If you had to egress the city and had no where to go; could you set up a #shelter to #survive #offgrid until a more established #camp or #bugoutlocation could be obtained?⁣ ⁣ Have you done something like this before? ⁣ ⁣ Don't forget about #targethardening . Make sure the shelter is #offthebeatenpath and out of view of passerbys. Makensure your #campfire can't be seen from the road. Have #permiteralarms , like cans tied to a tripwire. Download our Target Hardening guide for SHTF at link in bio.⁣

2 weeks ago

On Sale: Morse/Tap Code SERE Patches with custom survival kits built into the backing of Velcro.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🎙Includes full international Morse Code Reference Guide.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔒Tap Code (POW Comms ) Table Reference. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📦3mm Storage Tray for added survival kit space.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Tap link in bio to buy or go to www.superessestraps.com ⁣⁣ #morsecode #morsecodepatch #sere #moralepatch #tacticalpatch #survival #tapcode #morse #survivalkit #grayman

2 weeks ago

We might all be #offgrid soon... A June 10th report exposed emerging #HEMP threats posed by #China . This comes a little over a year after a March 2019 Executive Order designed to boost the Electric Grid & Other Critical Infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed dangerous weaknesses in U.S. planning and preparation for civil defense protection and recovery. A #HighAltitudeEMP would cripple the US causing #SHTF fuel shortages and medical services disruption the same day, food shortages within 2 days, potable water supplies within 3 days, and civil unrest the dame week. Unlike a localized #poweroutage , there would be no outside help or resources in a nationwide #griddown #blackout and it's likely a foreign power would invade under the guise of "assisting" the US to #nationbuild .⁣ ⁣ 📥Download our Contingency Comms and Smartphone Survival guides for info on how faraday projected devices could aid post-SHTF. (Link in bio )⁣ ⁣ 📥Download our ICERS template and create a crisis response plan. Google "ICERS Plan".⁣ ⁣ EMPs are one of those things that many people think is fake, or over-blown, or a conspiracy theorist’s dream. But they are real. EMPs can be either natural, from things like extreme solar #geomagnetic disturbances, or man-made like a large #thermonuclear detonation or a #cyberattack . If they are coordinated with physical attacks then things can get real dicey real fast.⁣ ⁣ As the U.S. Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from #EMP Attack points out, “the physical and social fabric of the United States is sustained by a system of systems - a complex and dynamic network of interlocking and interdependent #infrastructures whose harmonious functioning enables the myriad actions, transactions, and information flow that undergird the orderly conduct of civil society.”⁣ ⁣ Download report @ https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CHINAempTHREAT2020logo.pdf

2 weeks ago

Two @practicalprepping points here: 1, if you don't have a garden get started now. We've seen how quickly a shortage can occur. After COVID-19 hit; can foods, fresh meat, frozen vegetables, toilet paper all became scarce. Be your own food source. 2, without harmful pesticides or a greenhouse; pests can pick away at your growing garden. Use predator insects to defend your greens.⁣ ⁣ Look closely and you’ll see the tiny wasps coming out of the container⁣ ⁣ Using predator insects can really help control pests with little effort from us, great when we are busy with other tasks like defending your homestead, hunting, scavenging, etc.⁣ ⁣ Shared from @robsallotment ⁣Follow @practicalprepping #garden #gardening #kitchengarden #organic #heatwave #veggiepatch #veggie #vegetables #growyourown #organicgardening #shtf #prepping #homestead #foodshortage #predatorinsects #offgridliving

2 weeks ago

By order of the government, wear a mask. They will keep you and others safe. Uh, yeah just be careful where you get yours. With that said, there are definitely times and places where a mask should be worn. Our take is that the government should not require it for individuals. Because a mask can reduce spread, we actually sell and make them, (in a more sterile environment than this lol ). If your job or environment requires you to wear one, check us out before you pickup one from the gas station counter. #comply #masks #governmentoverreach #covid19 #coronavirus #n95 #filtermask

2 weeks ago

Our 💊 #medicinecabinet and #firstaid hide. ⁣ ⁣ 1. Tourniquet ⁣ 2. Trauma Pack⁣ 3. Bandages⁣ 4. Bug, Sun, Rash Protection ⁣ 5. Antibiotics⁣ 6. Painkillers, Fever, Inflammation. ⁣ 7. Creams, Topical Ointment, Antibacterial.⁣ 8. Alcohol, Peroxide, Povidone Iodine.⁣ ⁣ Do you have medical essentials for #wildernesssurvival of #worstcasescenario emergencies?⁣ ⁣ Med Kit by @durationhealth ⁣ Micro Survival by @superessestraps

2 weeks ago

Had a nice trip on the river. Now we just need to get things organized on the raft. Would you believe we didn't have any paper towels on board? Follow @superessestraps #rivertrip #river #raft #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

Signing off for the night. Too much relaxing to do and not enough signal since we're not near our @weboost on the river at #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

We're floating! #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

Water landing touchdown. Fingers crossed this raft slides off like butter on a corncob 🌽 at #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

A monster load halfway down the trail. River here we come at #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

Towing the raft with the #bugoutbuggy at #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

Clearing of trail underway! #thelandbysuperesse

2 weeks ago

At #thelandbysuperesse ready to clear out our trail to the river. It's a half mile of an overgrown #firebreak but it's the only way to get our #homemaderaft in the #water at our #offgrid #camp .⁣ ⁣ Pole Saw Check⁣ Chain Saw Check⁣ @silkyeurope Katana Boy Saw Check⁣ ⁣ #superessebugout #jeep #jeepgladiator #bugoutvehicle #cabin