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Summer Family Prepping Activities

Summer Family Prepping Activities Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Summer time is usually filled with outdoor activities anyway, why not add in some fun activities that also add to your survival knowledge. It’s a great way to discreetly hide ‘survival lessons’ by playing games instead! That trip to the …

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Spring Family Prepping Activities

Spring Family Prepping Activities Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Prepping activities is something that can be done by the whole family and easily turned into a game. The children may not understand that having a race to break down your tent and get it stowed away is actually practicing …

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Calling Professionals Versus DIY

Calling Professionals Versus DIY No one can do absolutely everything, no matter what kind of lifestyle you are living! When it comes to living green, self reliant, and frugally, you tend to try and do as much as possible all by yourself. There are some things, however, when you should really ask yourself if you …

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Realistic Prepping Plans

Realistic Prepping Plans Do a Google search for “prepping plans” and you’ll get back thousands of pages with thousands of ideas on different prepping plans ranging from free to hundreds of dollars. Each one usually claims to be the ‘end all, be all, only one you’ll need.’ The truth is, there is only one prepping …

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3 Tips To Make It Through A Disaster

3 Tips To Make It Through A Disaster Making it through a disaster is something that is a combination of skill, perception, mental fortitude, and just plain luck. Having a bunch of supplies stashed away, a bunker or cabin to run to and hide out, or a pile of guns and ammo to steal from …

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The Unglamorous Side of Prepping

The Unglamorous Side of Prepping Prepping has been glamorized by the media as something it’s not and they’ve done the same thing with homesteading, too! Prepping has been sensationalized and homesteading has been romanticized. The truth is, there is an unglamorous side to both. Both lifestyles seek the same end goal – self-reliance and sufficiency. …

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Spotting the Warning Signs

Spotting the Warning Signs Warning signs are everywhere. Warnings about weather, road conditions, your credit score…it can drive a person crazy! When it comes to warning signs about a disaster though, natural human curiosity kicks in and can make us do some really unwise stuff. It’s human nature: you hear about a flood in the …

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5 Things Before You Buy Preps

5 Things Before You Buy Preps Newbie preppers tend to buy preps and spend a lot of money on things they don’t really need. It can be very easy to get overwhelmed by all of the things you want to do, buy, and accomplish. While perfectly normal, it is a vulnerable time when fear mongering …

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Realistic House Security

Realistic House Security Home security is something on everyone’s mind lately. It seems there’s unrest everywhere you look. From the inner city, to the suburbs, and even out into the country. People are voicing their disagreement and in many cases, violence erupts. The average person needs realistic home security solutions but what can they really …

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Hobbies Can Help You Survive

Hobbies Can Help You Survive Most people never consider that their hobbies can prove to be useful and not just entertaining. In our society, the term ‘hobby’ is usually considered some activity that’s more whimsical than productive. The truth is, there are numerous hobbies out there that are actually very valuable skills to have in …

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5 Reasons to Learn Food Preservation

5 Reasons to Learn Food Preservation Do you know how to preserve food, other than using the freezer? Even then, do you know ways to make your food last longer without any freezer burn? What if there’s no power? You need to learn food preservation that goes beyond the freezer! To understand food preservation, you …

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Family Prepping Activities for Winter

Family Prepping Activities for Winter Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Winter time is one of the hardest times to survive. An innocent hike can turn into a survival situation more quickly than in other seasons. The colder temperatures, quickly changing weather, and possibility of hypothermia increases the chances of …

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Homesteading Leads to Preparedness

Homesteading Leads to Preparedness Homesteading and preparedness are actually two peas in the same pod. Some would argue that survivalism is another pea in the pod of Self Sufficiency. They all basically seek the same end goal – self reliance and the ability to take care of themselves. It’s no real surprise then, when homesteaders …

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Preserving Food with Mylar Bags and Buckets

Preserving Food with Mylar Bags and Buckets Many people have heard about using mylar bags to store food in, as well as using buckets for the same thing. Combining these two practices makes for some solid, long term food storage! The thing is, learning about them can lead to some confusion for newbies just getting …

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Long Term Protein: Do You Have Enough?

Long Term Protein: Do You Have Enough? Protein is one of those things that everyone needs. No matter what you believe, where you live, or what culture you grew up in, you need it. When it comes to survival situations, you need even more than you do right now. Protein is what makes up muscle …

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Family Prepping Activities for Autumn

Family Prepping Activities for Autumn Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Autumn, or Fall, is when the bounty of the garden is harvested, hunting season starts, and all the fun activities that go with Halloween and cooler temperatures. Just about all of these ‘normal’ activities are part of a larger …

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Low and Fixed Income Prepping

Low and Fixed Income Prepping These days, making ends meet is harder than ever! Trying to get prepared on top of your normal bills can be a daunting task. For those on a low and fixed income, prepping can look like something that is impossible to accomplish. The trick is to remember that you have …

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Your Food Preservation Arsenal

Your Food Preservation Arsenal Being able to preserve food is something everyone should know about. How much food have you tossed out because of freezer burn? There are multiple methods of food preservation out there, beyond the freezer! Don’t get me wrong, using the freezer is great for preserving your food. The problem is, most …

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The Power’s Out: What’s Your Plan?

The Power’s Out: What’s Your Plan? You’re sitting at home relaxing when suddenly, the power’s out. Most people simply groan with frustration and complain about being interrupted. The more extreme reactions include freaking out and panicking. The prepper reacts differently to such things. They may be a little put out by the interruption but rarely …

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Whole Foods For Longer Shelf Life

Whole Foods For Longer Shelf Life Preppers tend to want things that will last decades in their stock pile. They look for whatever has the longer shelf life. They buy freeze dried food by the bucket loads and tend to overlook storing whole foods! There are numerous reasons why storing whole foods is a very …

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Getting Ready to Go Off Grid

Getting Ready to Go Off Grid Many people dream of being off the grid. Not having to hook up to a company’s systems, providing your own water and power, is something few ever accomplish. With the ever increasing laws being passed against letting people live this way, getting ready to go off grid takes more …

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7 Primitive Tools to Help You Survive

7 Primitive Tools to Help You Survive If you think about it, a knife is a primitive tool. So is a club, a bat, and a spear. Though simple, these tools brought about a huge change in the human race. They not only helped us survive, they helped us to thrive. With a pointed stick, humans …

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Lots of Apples? Here’s What to Do

Lots of Apples? Here’s What to Do Apple harvests are pouring in and sales at the store are all over the place. It’s apple time and canners are firing up all over the country. Eventually though, you get to the point where you just don’t want to make any more applesauce! You realize that you …

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Post Disaster Communication for Newbies

Post Disaster Communication for Newbies During and after a disaster, information is at a premium. The chaos that disasters bring can make getting any solid information almost impossible. Disaster communication is very different from when you were a kid, playing on walkie talkies or maybe CB radios in your vehicles. The rules are different, the …

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3 Reasons New Homesteaders Fail

3 Reasons New Homesteaders Fail Failure can come in all forms and isn’t always a bad thing. If you think about it, all of the things we use that makes our lives “easier” came about through a lot of trial and error (aka failure). Homestead failure, on the other hand, can have some pretty devastating …

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