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Here’s My 10-Point “Bugout Plan Review” Of One Warrior’s Prepping Journey

Joshua and I agree on most things – but here’s where I think he should improve his bugout plan…

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Uh-Oh! I Just Tested My Bugout Plan And Here’s What Worked (And What FAILED!)

I just tested my family’s bugout plan and hoooo-boy did I ever learn a few things on my trip!

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Top 10 “Military-Grade” Tactics For Surviving A 100-Mile Bugout Hike

It doesn’t matter how tough you are… if you don’t know these 10 “military grade” bugout secrets you’re going to be toast on a 100-mile march.

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11 “Battle-Tested” Bug-Out Items For A 100-Mile Evac (Podcast 456)

Your bugout bag is only as good as what’s inside it… it needs these 11 essential items if you want to have any chance to make it to safety.

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My “Top 10” Essential Features To Look For In A Bug-Out Bag (Podcast 455)

Your bugout bag is your most essential piece of gear… but if it doesn’t have these 10 essential features, your journey can be a nightmare.

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The Great “Get Home Bag” Debate: Responding To Listener Feedback

Most of the conventional wisdom about survival is TOTALLY WRONG and won’t work in a real-life survival situation. Here’s what to do instead.

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The TRUTH About “Get Home Bags” In Your Survival Gear Plan

Your “get home bag” can make the difference between life and death. Here’s the TRUTH about what you need… and what you don’t.

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What To Expect (And How to SURVIVE !) After the Grid Goes Down

Just how desperate will the struggle between life and death be after the grid goes down?

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Does This New Military Study Reveal EXACTLY How Many Pounds To Get Out Of Your Bug-Out Bag?

A new military study reveals exactly how much gear is “too much” for your bugout bag – and how deadly these mistakes can be!

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My Drill Sergeant Showed Me How To Make Improvised Perimeter Alarms To Avoid Detection In Remote & Urban Areas. Now I’m Showing You…

When crisis strikes and resources are low, the unprepared “zombies” of society will target you for your gear! Here’s how to avoid an ambush – even when you sleep!

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Real-World Survival Lessons From Hurricane Fiona! [WL 426]

A “boots-on-the-ground” look at what it REALLY takes to survive an attack from Mother Nature!

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WL 424 – Prepping For WWIII: “Nuclear Armageddon”

Just how close ARE we to a nuclear conflict with Russia? And if we were attacked, how screwed would you and your family be if you saw a mushroom cloud off in the distance? Let’s find out…

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WL 423 – 5 Personal Survival Lessons I Learned From Hurricane Ian

Oh boy… did I ever learn my lessons from this monster of a storm!

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WL 421 – 10 Fun Ways To Challenge Your Survival Skills

Think you have what it takes to survive an SHTF event? Well, let’s find out…

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WL 420 – How To Survive The Most Dangerous 5-Minutes Of Your Life

Are YOU prepared for the most dangerous 5-minutes of your life? Wendell Whitmore thought he was. He was wrong.

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WL 386 – 10 Vehicle Bugout Gear Items (You Probably Haven’t Thought Of Yet)

Bugging out isn’t as simple as telling your spouse to grab their bugout bag and get in the Family Truckster. There are threats that could stop you from even getting ON the road, and then the ones you’ll face while traveling. Here are 10 pieces of gear you should consider adding to your bugout vehicle (and why).

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WL 384 – Bugout Planning Reality Check

It’s one of the SEXIEST topics in survival magazines, online forums, and survival blogs… but it’s also the topic that most people get WRONG, even experienced preppers and survivalists. The problem is, getting this wrong can also be DANGEROUS… if not DEADLY!

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WL 379 – The #1 Prepping Killer (And How To Fix It Now)

Through all the survivalists I’ve talked to, trained, coached, and worked with over the years, there was ONE thing that turned out to be the WORST killer of everyone’s preps. But the good news is, I think I can fix it… right now!

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WL 378 – Military Lessons For Preppers From A Forward Observer

10 years in the Army, it turns out, is a LOT of survival information… and here’s how today’s preppers and survivalists can apply these principles to their own survival and self-defense plans!

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(Video) Hiding Survival Weapons To Save Your Life

I want to tell you a story about the super-cool knife that was stolen (or “borrowed”) from me in 1988… and what this means for when YOU are bugging out with your own survival weapons.

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(Video) Easy Solutions To SHTF Freakouts

Under stress, you’re going to make poor decisions. That means in any SHTF scenario, you need some simple tricks for stress relief, even when bugging out. Our latest Warrior Life TV video tells you the least you need to know to reduce stress during SHTF.

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WL 361 – 10 Suckiest Bugout Bag Fails

I review a LOT of gear… but in this week’s podcast, I tell you the WORST fails I’ve seen, even in some EXPENSIVE bugout bags and packs on the market.

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Remote Bug-Out? This 1 Tiny, Cheap Item Let’s You Sleep Easier

Tired of losing sleep, with those pesky skeeters trying to make a withdrawal from your blood bank? A fellow Warrior, Jacob from Louisiana,

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I Walked 100 Miles With My “Bugout Bag”. Here’s What I Learned…

Each year in the 10th Mountain Division, I walked over 100 miles with my rucksack (equivalent to a bugout bag), and let me

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Q: “Should I Build A SHTF Survival Team For A Collapse?”

In a SHTF event, are you safer as part of a “survival team” or facing the aftermath of a disaster or collapse by

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