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New Orelans underwater after Hurricane Katrina

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Hurricane Katrina — Learning the Lessons of the Past

Ten years ago today, America’s costliest and one of the most deadly hurricanes hit the Southern Coast. It took nearly 2,000 lives, hundreds of thousands of homes and did over a hundred billion dollars in damages. We learned a lot from Hurricane Katrina. We saw the worst in people and the best in people. Most importantly, we learned the importance of preparedness. This article lists the top articles on preparing and surviving hurricanes and floods that we have written over the years.

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Keep Your Stash Out of the Trash

Prepping for the future is not overly difficult especially if you have the right tools for the job. Regardless of whether you are wishing to freeze corn on the cob, protect your wild game harvest while still in the field, or even keep important documents safe from the elements, the uses for the FoodSaver are endless.

Green clay container with the words Survival Skills on the outside

Camping & Survival

SHTF Survival: The Government and You

Who can you count on during a SHTF scenario? That depends on the scenario, but when doing your planning there are two at least forces you need to consider. Even in a SHTF scenario, the government will respond, maybe not as quickly as you would like, but it will be there. Second, you will be there.

Picture shows rifle rounds vacuum-sealed in a clear plastic bag

Camping & Survival

Throwback Thursday: Keeping Your Powder Dry—How to Store Ammunition Using a FoodSaver

A big part of prepping is stocking up self-defense supplies—not only to protect your life-saving food and water, but to barter and trade for other goods and services. In addition, a huge part of prepping is OPSPEC—not letting others know what you have. Stockpiling guns and ammo isn’t exactly easy. Where to put it all without others finding out? Using a FoodSaver vacuum sealer, I have started packing my ammo in various sized packages for a more organized and orderly storage of my long-term preps.

Satellite picture of a hurricane

Camping & Survival

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist: Katrina—Years Later

Nine years ago today, the third worst hurricane in Untied States history displaced hundreds of thousands, killed 2,000 and did billions in dollars worth of damage. That hurricane was Hurricane Katrina and it changed the city of New Orleans and its people forever. We are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season and on the even of National Preparedness Month. On this ninth anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, as we take a moment to reflect, I hope that you vow to yourself to prepare your family and your neighbors for any disaster. This hurricane preparedness guide provides a preparedness checklist of everything you need to add to your disaster kit.

man with reloading press loading ammunition

Ammunition

Reloading: Loads for the Bunker

With an ammunition shortage coming and good quality ammunition at a premium now is the time to get the loading press cranked up and rolling. Here is one plan to keep shooting.

Bug Out Bag Checklist

Camping & Survival

Spring Storms Bug-Out Bag Check List

While some of you may still be shoveling snow, other parts of the country are experiencing damaging and fatal floods and tornadoes. Spring has definitely sprung and with that comes not only weird, but also severe weather patterns. Long-range weather forecasters, as reported from Accuweather.com predict a worse storm season this year than we experienced in 2012 with “above-normal amount of tornadoes this season.” Whether you live in Denver and are dealing with late-season snowstorms, or in humid Houston with threats of floods, your spring bug-out bag needs to include three days worth of essentials that will carry you through power outages and utility loss.

Terrorist attacks

Camping & Survival

Terrorism on American Soil—Are You Prepared?

The Islamic State posted a video on Nov. 16 promising an attack on Washington D.C. In the video, a man identified as Al Ghareeb said, “I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before.” Terrorists will strike anywhere, at anytime. We know that ISIS will strike again. Are you prepared? Read the full story and weigh in with your tips or predictions.

A zombie horde is highly unlikely.

News

The Shooter’s Log Top 16 ‘Scariest’ Posts

We have had a terrifying couple of years, from Ebola to stripping the 2A rights of hundreds of thousands of people who draw social security. The Shooter’s Log highlights the top 16 scariest posts Cheaper Than Dirt! has ever published—from zombies to martial law to ammo bans…

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Cheaper Than Dirt! Survive The Night Giveaway

Enter to win a free zombie survival kit, including a Brite-Strike professional knife worth $150. But do it quickly! This contest will be over before you know it. Simply sign up with your email address from Oct. 23 to Nov. 2, 2015 for your chance to win! To enter and see what is included in the survival kit, click to read this post.