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8 Steps to Evaluating your Food Preparedness for Power Outages

8 Steps to Evaluating your Food Preparedness for Power Outages No matter your level of preparedness the power outage can catch anyone off guard. Now we may react and take the right steps quicker than the average person but there is still that sickening feeling with the power goes out. Have you covered all your …

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Have You Taken Prepping Too Far?

Have You Taken Prepping Too Far? At some point, every person who is into preparedness, survivalism, and even homesteading ask themselves if they’ve taken things too far. Especially in the first and second groups, the question may come up more than once – “Am I taking prepping too far?” You may feel like the only thing …

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Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants

Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants Sometimes spring can do some damage on your garden. Before I moved to raised beds I used to stand at the back door and look outside with a frown as small pools would begin to form. Even with collection of raised beds …

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Tutorial: How I Make Coconut Oil Kitchen Soap From Scratch

Tutorial: How I Make Coconut Oil Kitchen Soap From Scratch I thought coconut oil was just a great option for sautéing food. Thanks to this article I have now found out that you can use this stuff to make a completely natural kitchen soap. The move towards producing your own cleaning products is just exploding …

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Homestead Tips: Firewood

Homestead Tips: Firewood There is nothing as human as a fire. There is nothing as fun as humans around a fire. The author begins this article with a sentiment that is very true for those who are heating themselves with wood in the winter. We can never start gathering wood too early. You may be …

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12v Deer and Critter Alarm

12v Deer and Critter Alarm This is a title that will resonate with those gardeners or those chicken keepers out there. It is always a struggle to keep the deer out of our gardens. I mean, I have even struggled dealing with rabbits in my garden. A woman once told me tales of stingy squirrels …

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How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now

How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now Some types of technology are wrapped up so tight that to the average person it seems nearly impossible to be replicated. We have all had that feeling when we are missing the batteries that we need. In that moment with our basic understanding of power …

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Starting Seeds or Buying Transplants: Which is Better for Your Garden?

Starting Seeds or Buying Transplants: Which is Better for Your Garden? Are you aware that gardening is exploding in this nation. There are 1/3 of people making $35000 or less who are gardening and eating out of their home gardens. Its not just a trend for those making little money but the idea that 1/3 …

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57 Best Cabin Plans

57 Best Cabin Plans Building your own log cabin and starting to live off-grid can be a great way to start prepping. For those who don’t know, log cabins can be built for a surprisingly small sum of money (<$20,000) and can be hidden away making them an ideal home for preppers. Cabins can be …

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15 Ways Duct Tape Can Save The Day

15 Ways Duct Tape Can Save The Day We all know the struggle, packing enough gear for your wilderness expedition without making your backpack too heavy. Pro tip: lighten the load by packing duct tape, as a replacement for other items that offer limited use. Duct tape has undeniably earned its reputation for its ability …

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How To Make a Powerful Marigold Extract

How To Make a Powerful Marigold Extract We are always planting marigolds in the community garden to bring those great pollinators. Before reading this great article I had no idea what power these little petals had. Its such an incredible thing when you realize that there are tremendous health benefits growing in the dirt around …

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20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas

20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas Check out these 20+ Impressive DIY Water Feature And Garden Pond Ideas to make your garden awesome this year 🙂 I already have plans to make 2 of them. I personally am having a really hard time prepping my garden this year and this led me to …

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Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: 30 Easy Spending Cuts to Make It Possible

We can all agree that prepping costs money. It’s hard to imagine buying extra food when you feel like you can barely buy groceries to make it until the next paycheck. Thinking about spending over $100 on a prepper purchase is enough to induce a cold sweat for a lot of folks. Over at Preppers …

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How to Grill the Perfect Grass-Fed Steak

How to Grill the Perfect Grass-Fed Steak What great news grass fed beef is? There were many great moments in my life but once people figured out that grass fed beef was great for your body and maybe even necessary it brought me back to red meat. Of course, the issue with grass fed beef …

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How To Cut Sugar Out of Your Life

How To Cut Sugar Out of Your Life We are all aware of the issues that come from eating too much processes sugar. Whether you want to believe that your health and fitness are important to your preparedness or not is irrelevant. The truth of the matter is both health and fitness will come to …

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Make Dried Pineapple With Zucchini

Make Dried Pineapple With Zucchini There are many exciting ways to manipulate the foods that we grow as well as preserve them. I have never heard this one before. For even the most run of the mill backyard gardener they know that zucchini is going to be coming out of their ears come summertime. It …

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You Can Drill Your Own Homestead Well

You Can Drill Your Own Homestead Well One of the best solutions to a fallen water system is the hand drilled well. This process is surprisingly simple when you compare it to the freedom that you get from having access to your own water. If the water treatment plant is interrupted due to disaster you …

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DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap Do you know how the black plague spread so successfully? It came in on a cavalry of rats. With the advent of modern medicine and modern sanitation techniques we rarely hear anything about diseases that are spread by animals except maybe mosquitos. In the event of a serious collapse all …

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Why You Need To Prune Tomatoes and Peppers – And How To Do It!

Why You Need To Prune Tomatoes and Peppers – And How To Do It! Gardens are work. There is no getting around it. If you are going to get into it you are going to spend time weeding and pruning among other things. Sometimes in the early part of the season you can get so …

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How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach

How To Easily Freeze Spinach – A Great Way To Preserve Fresh Spinach Its always one of the first things I harvest each year. The spinach comes early and those delicious baby leaves are just as delicious as the previous years. Its a hard one to beat. I put them in salads, buzz them in …

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5 Tips to Keep Your Homestead Rodent Free!

5 Tips to Keep Your Homestead Rodent Free! Pests are a devious lot. The rodents in particular are so cunning. They live rough lives chased by owls and other predators and have the potential to cause so much trouble in your life. In a disaster scenario or a severe SHTF scenario You will come to …

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How To Protect Cucumber Plants From Beetles And Powdery Mildew

How To Protect Cucumber Plants From Beetles And Powdery Mildew It should come as no surprise that when we plant food other creatures want to eat that food, too. These could be furry creatures or miniscule ones. Just the other day I spotted a little bunny roaming my garden and my immediate reaction was to …

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Five Prepping Things To Accomplish in June

Five Prepping Things To Accomplish in June We live in a click bait world and it can be terrible sometimes. I have a weakness and though this article is not click bait it works that way for me. When I see a number of things to accomplish and a time frame to accomplish them it …

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Make a Mini FIRE PISTON on Lathe

Make a Mini FIRE PISTON on Lathe Thanks to demand and the busy slave labor benches in China most people would never imagine making a mini fire piston from machined metal. The truth that with a few machines you could probably create 90% of your survival kit yourself. When you talk about true preparedness you …

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Realistic Prepping Priorities

Realistic Prepping Priorities   New preppers tend to get either very overwhelmed, discouraged, or both. They set the bar too high and tend to go to the extremes instead of setting realistic prepping priorities. Is a nuclear war possible? Yep. Is a solar flare taking out all electrical power on the planet possible? You bet! …

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