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  1. Welcome to My Survival Forum

    My Survival Forum is a community of like minded people who are here to learn from each other and prepare for surviving without modern conveniences. Our forum is designed to be a hub of information on a variety of survivalist skills, information, stories, and ideas. Please don't be shy, if you want to contribute to our community knowledge please do.

  2. General Discussions

    General discussions and new member introductions. Great place to get your feet wet.
    1. New Member Introduction

      New Here? Come on in and say hi.

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      Latest: looking for a local group billychang, Sep 27, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    2. General Q&A

      If you have a basic question and you would like it answered come post here. Fast and simple.
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    3. Suggestions and Requests

      Share with me some suggestions and feature requests. I will be glad to try and implement them. Lets build this together.
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      Latest: dog collars ? MKprepper, Sep 15, 2016
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    4. Survival Stories

      Tell your story here.
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      Latest: Beware of flooded roads Keith H., Sep 22, 2016 at 2:30 AM
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    5. The Hangout

      Members can come here and just hangout. Can talk about any topic and just get to know each other. Non Survivalist topics allowed.
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    6. Newbie Corner

      This is a great hangout for first timers. If your just getting starting or just curious come over here and post.
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    7. Reference Material

      A place for experts to come and share their best reference material. Especially important to share good offline resources .
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      Latest: The 15-Minute Shotgun UncleMorgan, Sep 25, 2016 at 4:43 PM
    8. Financial Planning

      Discuss ways to save money, how much survivalist gear costs, and anything else pertaining to money.
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      Latest: Disengaging Arkane, Aug 10, 2016
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  3. Basic Survival Skills

    Covers some basic and some very serious survival skills. Bring anything to the table here.
    1. First Aid

      Will help you survive and function with injuries. Knowing how to do first aid in the wilderness or other away from civilization scenarios can save your life.
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    2. Shelter

      A shelter can be a made made object such as a house or tent or a natural place to find refuge such as a cave or fallen tree.
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      Latest: Dumpster in a bag Tom Williams, Sep 9, 2016
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    3. Fire

      Making and maintaining fire will greatly increase your chance of survival. Fire not only allows you to stay warm but you can also cook, scare away predators, boil water, etc.
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    4. Water

      An average human being can survive 3 to 5 days without water. Finding a water source is your key to survival.
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      Latest: What Water Not to Drink Keith H., Sep 20, 2016
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    5. Food

      Finding edible food that we can digest is a must. Remember ever plant isn't edible. Some will kill you. Learn your basics.
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      Latest: Victorian Farm Episode I Keith H., Aug 12, 2016
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    6. Safety

      Safety briefs, experience, and safe survivalist practices.
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  4. Homesteading

    Everything to do with manufacturing clothing, animal husbandry, plants and herbs, and the butchering of animals.
    1. Animal Husbandry

      The management of animals for our use in either farming or for meat.
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      Latest: fish pond? joshposh, Jul 13, 2016
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    2. Herbalism - Medicinal, Practical, and other Uses

      Using plants and herbs for medicine and other uses.
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      Latest: Healing Plants gracer, Jul 7, 2016
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    3. Gardening and Plant Propegation

      Creating new plants for a variety of sources such as seeds, cuttings, bulbs and other. Everything to do with gardening.
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      Latest: How To Grow Trees Corzhens, Jul 8, 2016
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    4. Community Sharing CSA Ideas

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      Latest: Community post SHTF. lonewolf, Aug 5, 2016
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    5. Food Storage - Canning/Freezing/Butchering/Prep

      In here we discuss different ways to prep and prepare our food, how to make it last as long as possible, and unique ideas on long term storage.
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      Latest: Liquors and Wines MKprepper, Sep 15, 2016
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    6. Other Homesteading

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  5. Intermediate Survival Skills

    After you learn the basics it's time to learn some more long term survival techniques. Who said after you meet the basics you couldn't improve your quality of life?
    1. Mental Preparedness

      Being mentally prepared for the survivalist lifestyle is one that most often gets overlooked. What are some scenarios that could happen? How do you handle being alone? How do you keep your family together?
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      Latest: NUTTERS TexDanm, Sep 17, 2016
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    2. Navigation

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    3. Permanent Shelters

      Building permanent shelters and housing or converting something in nature into a permanent home could be important for long term survival strategies.
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      Latest: Living by the dam lonewolf, Aug 6, 2016
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    4. Other Intermediate Survival Skills

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      Latest: Weapons Tom Williams, Sep 15, 2016
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    5. Hunting / Fishing / Trapping

      Everything from primitive hunting to modern day strategies and uses for weapons.
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      Latest: How to choose a survival knife Arkane, Sep 21, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    6. Cooking and Cooking Utensils

      Cooking outdoors, equipment preparation, making utensils and equipment. Modern and primitive.
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      Latest: Cooking and the gear TexDanm, Sep 17, 2016
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  6. Weapons and Other Useful Objects

    Crafting weapons and understanding what objects to take and what not to.
    1. Weapons

      Essential weapons, high end guns and knives, home made tools, and anything else related.
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      Latest: Your primary defensive carbine(s)? Tom Williams, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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    2. Essential Items

      What are the absolute most important things you need?
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      Latest: Three Basic Survival Tools lonewolf, Sep 11, 2016
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    3. Survival Gear

      Backpacks, tents, boots, and more, all about survival gear.
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      Latest: Anti-Stab Shirts? lonewolf, Aug 2, 2016
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    4. Other Useful Objects

      Anything else useful that doesn't fit in a category.
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      Latest: Using What's Around You lonewolf, Sep 10, 2016
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  7. All Things Primitive

    Anything pre-1900s
    1. Primitive Tools

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    2. Primitive Shelter

      Structures that can be built with primitive tools or bare hands.
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      Latest: Colonial House. Keith H., Jul 25, 2016
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    3. Packs, Bags, and Other Craftsmanship

      Discussion about handmade bags, pouches, clothing, and other equipment.
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    4. Primitive Weapons

      Handmade Weapons, simple or complex.
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      Latest: The Tomahawk & The Ball Headed Club. MKprepper, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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  8. Survival Situations

    This covers different scenarios. Some more likely than others but we take them all very seriously. Bring some options and ideas over on how these might go.
    1. Earthquake

      Earthquake survival preparedness.
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    2. Climate Change

      Climate change, global warming, long term and short term preparedness and discussions.
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    3. Wilderness

      Wilderness survival skills and strategies.
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    4. The Apocalypse

      If society happened to end, what would it take to survive?
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      Latest: Zombies & Enemies! lonewolf, Sep 10, 2016
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    5. Urban Survival

      If disaster strikes in the city, how would you survive?
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      Latest: Roads post catastrophe. lonewolf, Sep 22, 2016 at 2:23 AM
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    6. Other Not Listed Situations

      Any other survival situation not listed, popular topics will move to the front page.
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      Latest: Surviving an Invasion lonewolf, Sep 27, 2016 at 2:20 AM
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  9. DIY - Do It Yourself

    Build your own survival kits or maybe turn your house in to a survival shelter. Know how to make things from scratch.
    1. Survival Kits

      General information about what kinds of things people are putting in kits and reviews for premade kits.
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    2. Farming and Gardening

      Farming and gardening for the self sustaining prepper.
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      Latest: Gardening tools Tom Williams, Aug 1, 2016
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    3. Recrafting and Modifying

      Turning something you have now into something else. Modifying an existing item so that it is upgraded or has a new improved use.
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      Latest: Uses for Garbage Bags Arkane, Jul 18, 2016
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    4. Other DIY

      The Do It Yourselfer's Corner - Bring some of your self made ideas to the table.
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  10. Advanced Survival Techniques

    Advanced Survival Techniques
    1. Creating and Using Electricity

      Methods of generating and using electricity off the grid.
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      Latest: Moonshine as fuel Tom Williams, Jul 8, 2016
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    2. Other Advanced Survival Skills

      Other advanced survival skills not listed here, popular topics will be given a home page thread.
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      Latest: PSHTF Trades/ Employment lonewolf, Jul 31, 2016
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  11. Local Boards

    Need information specific to where you live? Visit our local forum and find people and resources for your specific area.
    1. US States

      We will be expanding this to a list of all states. For now you can just post your info.
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      Latest: PNW CALL OUT Arkane, Aug 4, 2016
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    2. International Countries

      We will be expanding to a list of countries. For now you can just post your location.
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      Latest: UK lonewolf, Sep 23, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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  12. Our Marketplace - Barter Corner

    Buy, Sell, and Trade.
    1. For Sale

      List any items you have for sale. Either items you make or commercial items are allowed.
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    2. Wanting to Buy

      If you're looking for something post it here.
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      Latest: Wanted. Australia Only. Tom Williams, Jul 16, 2016
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