Thriving vs. Surviving: How to Live Comfortably

Thriving vs Surviving InfographicMost of us in the prepping community spend quite a bit of time thinking about what it might be like if we ever find ourselves being thrust into a survival situation.

If you spent any time at all watching the news after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans or after hurricane Sandy hit the East coast, you undoubtedly saw plenty of footage depicting people who were really struggling to survive. Many of them were extremely hungry, thirsty, cold, and even homeless.

I fully understand that if I don’t prepare for emergency situations, me and my family could very well be the types of people who were digging through dumpsters looking for anything that they could possibly find to eat.
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3 Types of Homemade Waterproof Matches Tested for Effectiveness

waterproof matches infographicWell, this article is a bit of a strange one for me. Originally, my intention was to show you three different methods of how to waterproof matches but things don’t always turn out the way we intend them to.

I was quite excited to write this article and I actually took a bunch of photos to document exactly how you could make these three kinds of water proof matches.

I took the time to make three test batches so that I could figure out which method worked the best. It wasn’t until the testing phase that I realized that this article was about to take a drastic turn.

Read on and you’ll discover what I learned about the three methods that are commonly recommended on the Internet. I think you’ll be really surprised when you see what kind of results I got in my tests.
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How a Serious EMP Attack Will Change Life as You Know It

emp attack infographicOne of my goals here on Preppers Illustrated is to educate my readers about some of the possible threats that could lead to a breakdown in civilized society. By arming ourselves with this knowledge, we can take the necessary steps to become better prepared to survive.

Today we’ll be discussing how an EMP attack could actually set civilization back to the time before electricity was made accessible for practical use in electronic devices.

It may seem like we’ve had electricity forever but it was really only since 1831 when Michael Faraday invented a rudimentary power generator that made the utilization of electricity practical.
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