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How to Practice Bugging Out

How to Practice Bugging Out The bugout has been turned into a bit of a game over the last 5 years and its a real pet peeve of mine. Maybe its the funny Disney kind of name we have given it. I blame much of it on the idea that it was once a focal …

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How to Keep the Hot Sun from Harming Your Plants

How to Keep the Hot Sun from Harming Your Plants The first thing that comes to mind is the bolting of those delicious lettuces that grow in the early season. Once the sun of summer starts hitting those delicate lettuces they are either wilted in the heat or they rush to seed. Of course there …

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6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Attitude in a Survival Scenario

6 Strategies That Will Boost Your Attitude in a Survival Scenario If you read any of the great generals or war commanders you will be faced with the importance of morale. There are a number of great methods these men used to boost attitude or morale in hard times. Perhaps the most notable of all …

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The Four Morons of the Apocalypse

The Four Morons of the Apocalypse We deserve a good laugh. I think for all the reading about the apocalypse and all the planning to thwart our own end there is something very comforting about some comedic writing like this. Make no bones about it, though its enlightening, this article is comedy. There are real …

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The Different Types of First Aid Kits

The Different Types of First Aid Kits The power of a serious first aid kit can be unparalleled in a survival situation. Even something as simple as a hurricane. When you see floods and winds take out power and drop trees in your neighborhood having a first aid kit makes life better. The medicines inside, …

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Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round There is something about a good building project at a low price that gets the blood pumping! These greenhouses are incredible because they work off principals that are unchanging. So much so that greenhouses just like these would have been used in colonial American. …

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Tactical Vest For The Prepper

Tactical Vest For The Prepper We have stuff. As preppers we keep a lot of stuff, for the most part. Depending on the type of prepper you are you may have tons of stuff. Of course, too much is just a waste of money and time. Still, if you are dealing with a serious disaster …

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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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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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Why Living Smaller Is Living Better! The 5 Big Keys To Downsizing

Why Living Smaller Is Living Better! The 5 Big Keys To Downsizing When I hear the word downsizing it often conjures up visions of children growing up and heading off to college. I see mother and father staring at one another inside a once necessary home that has suddenly just become a headache to two …

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The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden?

The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden? Preppers know the importance of having cash on you at all times as part of your EDC. But what is the best way to carry it? Maybe you haven’t given it a thought and keep your extra cash tucked in your wallet. They make …

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A Game Plan For Surviving An Arena Attack

A Game Plan For Surviving An Arena Attack This article asks a question that all Americans must ask themselves. Since the events of 9/11 the best medicine for staying alive has been to avoid crowds. You have seen this advice given all over the internet, news and in books. Of course, the issue is what …

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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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The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide – Survive When Disaster Strikes.

The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide – Survive When Disaster Strikes If you are looking for a nice long read that you can cuddle up with this weekend this is the one. The author has taken a lot of time to really put together a solid read on food storage. There are other topics in this …

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13 Ways to Declare Your Personal Independence

13 Ways to Declare Your Personal Independence We have all heard of the New Years resolution. We have also all blown it, right? This article is asking for you to make a few resolutions for Independence Day. As preppers and homesteaders many of us are on the way to declaring our own personal independence. Sometimes …

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This is Why Location is Key for your Long Term Wilderness Survival Shelter

This is Why Location is Key for your Long Term Wilderness Survival Shelter This author has put it all together in one article. When you are considering a location for long term survival that means your situation is dire enough. You have to focus on several things when you are considering a place for long …

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What is Your Media Diet?

What is Your Media Diet? We often question ourselves on what goes into our body. There is more science and more information about the importance of our diet and the health effects than ever before. Some of the worst diseases have been linked to things like processes sugar and the lack of exercise. We know …

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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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How and Where to Store Ammo

How and Where to Store Ammo Why Stock Up on Ammo? Crisis does not come with a warning, and new legislative measures can be passed almost overnight. A survival situation has no mercy. Also, the Government will not give you a grace period to fill your basement with ammo before they ban it. Even natural …

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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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13 Tips to Survive a Protest

13 Tips to Survive a Protest This is an incredible concept but in 2017 we are dealing with protests is a dangerous things. We have seen the fall of the peaceful protest  on campuses all across American. Though it might make you feel upset that we have reached this point I think its important that …

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69 Percent Of Americans Do Not Have An Adequate Emergency Fund

69 Percent Of Americans Do Not Have An Adequate Emergency Fund Americans do a terrible job at saving money. There is no getting around that. It takes a lot of time and effort to save money. This also tends to mirror their preparedness level as well. Its easy to say this type of thing without …

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