How To Guides

Self Sufficiency in Today’s World

Self Sufficiency in Today’s World

Off grid, offline or even off the net, call it what you will, complete self-sufficiency is difficult in today’s world. Some may even believe they are totally off grid right now but may not be. You may say you have a solar, hydro or wind turbine system in place, but these systems will require maintenance […]

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Living off the Grid, Can It Be Done?

Living off the Grid, Can It Be Done?

Given the state of the country and the world today people are beginning to wonder if they can survive when municipalities can no longer provide for their citizens. Recent natural disasters have proven that some communities are not prepared for a crisis. Antiquated infrastructure that has been patched together for years because of financial woes […]

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Using Punji Stick Traps to Defend your Homestead

Using Punji Stick Traps to Defend your Homestead

When the end of the world as we know it comes down on you with brutal force you may find yourself with limited firearms and ammunition, and you may be unable to effectively defend all aspects of your home at the same time. This is where ingenuity and improvisation come in and may play a […]

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Water Storage Info-Graphic

Water Storage Info-Graphic

The need to store water for an emergency is not rocket science. However, understanding how to treat the water you store, what containers to use is the hard part. This info-graphic from food-insurance covers material we’ve highlighted in our posts in the past however does it in a visually easy to understand way. Click on […]

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Survival Guides

Do You Need a Survival Bunker?

Do You Need a Survival Bunker?

When you hear the term “bunker” what come to mind? Crazed cammo clad men sporting evil black rifles, living in a converted missile silo? Or do you think of your root cellar? Bunkers can be many things to different people, but according to Webster it is a ship’s storage place or an underground bombproof shelter. […]

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12 Survival Things You Can Make With Duct Tape

12 Survival Things You Can Make With Duct Tape

Along with your year supply of food and water do you have your year supply of Duct Tape? All you need to do is google “Duct tape” and you will soon realize how important this sticky substance can be to your long term survival. We put together this list of 12 survival essentials that you […]

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10 Survival Tips You Should Know

10 Survival Tips You Should Know

Every experienced prepper will have there list of essential survival tips. Through the years we’ve learnt what’s worked for us here at Doomsday News.  Here are our top 10 survival tips. Adapt them as you wish. 1. Over Communicate This one is so basic it should be second nature, but so many people leave out […]

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3 Survival Knife Skills You Should Practice

3 Survival Knife Skills You Should Practice

A survival knife is one of the most useful tools to have with you in a survival situation. A good knife can mean the difference between comfort and discomfort, between life and death. However, it’s not enough to have the right tools. You might have the best survival knife in the world, but without the […]

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TEOTWAWKI

What Will Happen When The ‘Big One’ Hits California?

What Will Happen When The ‘Big One’ Hits California?

On Monday, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake threw the city of Los Angeles into a bit of a tizzy.  The ground shook, people screamed and news anchors ducked under their desks.  But it was just a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.  So what would happen if the “Big One” hit California?  What would happen if an earthquake hundreds […]

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Pandemic Survival

Pandemic Survival

The population of mankind has been suffering from the onset of pandemics since the beginning of mass civilization.  In 430 BC, an early version of typhoid fever killed a quarter of the Athenian population in a matter of four years.  Beginning in 1348, the Black Death struck Europe in the form of the bubonic and […]

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Chemtrails – Conspiracy Theory or Real Threat?

Chemtrails – Conspiracy Theory or Real Threat?

Look up in the sky on a clear day.  Among the things you’ll see passing overhead are the sun, clouds, birds, and airplanes.  Often times, these planes leave their own trail of lingering clouds in their wake.  While most pass this effect off as a simple byproduct of jet engine combustion, some worry the result […]

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New Year Countdown to Nuclear Threats

New Year Countdown to Nuclear Threats

2014 holds many possibilities for the United States, among them are nuclear threats. Here are the top 5 nuclear threats for the new year that you need to be aware of. 5. North Korea New Year Announcement from North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has warned that the US would not be safe in the event […]

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Media

55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes

55 Percent Of Americans Believe That The Government Will Take Care Of Them If Disaster Strikes

If a major emergency happened in the United States, do you have faith that the government would take care of you?  Amazingly, even after all of the examples to the contrary that we have seen in recent years, a solid majority of all Americans actually believe that the government will be there for them when […]

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Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Biggest of 2014

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Biggest of 2014

The sun fired off a major solar flare late Monday (Feb. 24), making it the most powerful sun eruption of the year so far and one of the strongest in recent years. The massive X4.9-class solar flare erupted from an active sunspot, called AR1990, at 7:49 p.m. EST (0049 Feb. 25 GMT). NASA’s Solar Dynamics […]

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Fukushima’s Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

Fukushima’s Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

Radiation from Japan’s leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said today at the annual American Geophysical Union’s Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Two radioactive cesium isotopes, cesium-134 and cesium-137, have been detected offshore of Vancouver, British Columbia, researchers said at a news conference. The detected concentrations are much lower than […]

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Is an airplane the perfect carrier for an infectious disease?

Is an airplane the perfect carrier for an infectious disease?

I’ve always thought that air transportation would be the perfect means to spread an infectious disease across the world. We have seen that germs can be spread on flights as there has been confirmed cases of SARS, tuberculosis and influenza caught in this manner. If a virulent infection started in Atlanta and spread thanks to […]

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Equipment

This Is What You Want During A Doomsday Scenario: The X6 Hunter

This Is What You Want During A Doomsday Scenario: The X6 Hunter

When (technically, “if”) the zombie apocalypse occurs, a safe mode of transportation will be vital for getting your loved ones to safety. Luckily, Mercedes-Benz is already all over that problem you’ll face during the end of the world. Meet the Mercedes Hunter X6, a custom-built rugged off-roading vehicle that can handle almost anything the elements […]

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Why a CB Radio is Essential During Emergency Situations

Why a CB Radio is Essential During Emergency Situations

When any type of emergency happens what people usually think of first is having plenty of food, water, and ways to stay warm and safe. While these things are obviously important, having a way to communicate with others will be a crucial tool that many of us may overlook. The following information discusses why a […]

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Civilian Gas Mask Review

Civilian Gas Mask Review

Whether you’re concerned about natural disasters and emergency situations, have a career involving the use of chemicals, or are simply going to be working with pesticides or other toxic chemicals as a homeowner, you can protect your throat and lungs with this Israeli civilian gas mask. This unit is the real deal – a new, […]

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What You Need to Know About Bulletproof Vests

What You Need to Know About Bulletproof Vests

Everyone who has ever seen an action movie knows about bulletproof vests. They are magical, light-weight vest that is completely concealable under clothing and capable of stopping any kind of round- without any damage to the wearer. However, before you decide to test that parking lot shootout from “Back to the Future”; perhaps you should […]

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Videos

China Claims It Can Hit US Military Bases With New Nuclear Bomber

China Claims It Can Hit US Military Bases With New Nuclear Bomber

China has developed a nuclear bomber that us capable of bombing US military bases and allies. In 2013, China released maps which made it clear they could strike US cities and the the radiation from those strikes would devastate the West Coast and do serious damage all the way into the midwest states. An H-6K […]

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Video: How to prepare for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)

Video: How to prepare for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)

An electromagnetic pulse attack on America could completely disable our defense systems, leaving the U.S. in a technology world equivalent to the stone age. IF such an attach were to happen we wouldn’t even be able to figure out who attacked us. An EMP weapon would take out electronic devices including targeting, communications, navigation and […]

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Video: Foraging for Wild Edible Plants

Video: Foraging for Wild Edible Plants

When the SHTF, finding food and water are going to be your top priorities. How will your provide sustenance to you and your family in this time of need, especially when you start to run low on supplies? In this great video from Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen , we learn what plants we’re able to eat […]

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Video: Do you know your weapons?

Video: Do you know your weapons?

Knowing how to defend you and your family is paramount in a catastrophic situation or even day to day life. If you do not understand how your weapons work, you’re putting your loved ones at risk. Watch this video and you will learn the essential skills of handling your weapons.

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Other Recent Posts

100-Foot Asteroid Buzzing Earth Today

100-Foot Asteroid Buzzing Earth Today

| March 5, 2014 |

A newfound asteroid will buzz close by Earth today (March 4), flying safely between our planet and the orbit of the moon, and you can follow the space rock encounter live online. The asteroid 2014 DX110 will zip by Earth at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) today, just days after its discovery on Feb. 28. […]

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Tips for buying survival gear on a budget

Tips for buying survival gear on a budget

| February 26, 2014 |

Tips for buying survival gear on a budget If you are like most preppers you don’t have exorbitant amounts of money to put toward your gear. If you take some time and look in the right places you can get a lot of your gear at bargain prices. Flea Markets Flea markets have lots of […]

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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

| February 23, 2014 |

Few things fuel the imagination quite like the idea of an all-out zombie apocalypse. Everyone has thought about it, at least in passing. Odds are, you could ask the next 10 people you meet what their zombie apocalypse plan is- and they’d have a thought-out and prepared answer before you could finish the question. The […]

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Video: Emergency Natural Shelter Built With No Tools

Video: Emergency Natural Shelter Built With No Tools

| February 3, 2014 |

There’s always a way to build an shelter in the woods when you’re in a pinch. This great video from IA Woodsman will show you how to build a natural shelter with no tools. Enjoy…

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