Category Archives: Life Tips

Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain

 Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain Peek out your window right now. Look at the grass or undisturbed areas in your yard. You will see the broadleaf plantain. Its everywhere. Don’t confuse this wild edible for the banana looking plantain of South American cookery. This wild edible is actually much more effective a plant. This article …

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What Preppers Are REALLY Getting Ready For

 What Preppers Are REALLY Getting Ready For This article is a great, no nonsense, look at the goals of prepping. I find that there are a number of conflated situations that we prepare for but as the author states, ‘we are all just preparing for an interruption in the day-to-day life we’re used to.’ This is …

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How To get Started With Fishing

How To get Started With Fishing Fishing is great. When the weather starts to warm and big ole bass are setting up on beds the fishing gets incredible. The panfish are going crazy and just getting out with a bobber and some minnows is a great time. Outside of being great fun its also your …

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Hiding Out: The Real World Value of Hide and Seek as a Kid or an Adult

Hiding Out: The Real World Value of Hide and Seek as a Kid or an Adult Its always nice to see an article that tells you fun things are the right things to do. This article comes from a great source and one of my favorites to read lately. Of course, this article isn’t all …

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What Are The 6 Areas of Preparedness?

What Are The 6 Areas of Preparedness? Recently, I have become mildly obsessed with the idea of survival niches and the breaking up our survival goals. I think we have reached a point where there is so much content its hard to isolate what you really want to learn. This article offers us some information …

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3 Ways to Use Your Swimming Pool for Emergency Preparedness

3 Ways to Use Your Swimming Pool for Emergency Preparedness Water is one of the big three when it comes to survival. Its on the mind of all survivalists and preppers. We are always looking an easy and innovative ways to increase our water storage. The idea of water storage itself is a bit of …

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Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser

Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser I cant imagine a single prepper or survivalist on the planet that wont fall in love with this tool pegroll. The design is fully customizable and can be made to fit any size effort. When I happened upon the article the first thing that came to mind was: BUGOUT BAG. …

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader

56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It’s not easy, mentally and physically. But that’s not the only thing you need. Realistically, you’ll also need tools, equipment, and supplies to help you live …

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A Financial Collapse Some Time ‘Between August And November

A Financial Collapse Some Time ‘Between August And November Why is everyone trying to predict the next financial collapse? People lost a lot in 2008 and stand to lose more. There are people who took a financial hit that changed their whole way of life. Some had to go back to work and others just …

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Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics

Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics I’ve been carrying my Dutch oven in my car for a few years now and I can’t imagine a camping trip without it. My Dutch oven is one of my essential pieces of equipment and I’ve used it extensively. To avoid burning your food and cook delicious meals …

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How To Hot-Wire A Car When The SHTF (with pictures)

How To Hot-Wire A Car When The SHTF (with pictures) The ability to hot wire and essentially steal a car falls into the same category as picking locks. It doesn’t feel great to have a web browser full of content on the subject but it useful information that could safe your life in a serious …

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying, Owning & Storing Gold & Silver

Everything You Need to Know About Buying, Owning & Storing Gold & Silver Owning gold and silver can be a little frustrating at times. Especially if you don’t quiet understand the fluctuations in the market. Sometimes the value goes up and sometimes it goes down. Then, sometimes it goes down a lot. That’s when people …

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Paracord Zipper Pull

Paracord Zipper Pull Paracord has made its way into many avenues of my life. I am sure you can say the same of yours. This paracord zipper pull is so much more than what it appears to be. When we are talking about fixing a zipper its a great little tool. What this article teaches …

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How To Be A Successful Homesteader

 How To Be A Successful Homesteader Any article with that broad of title has to have at least a few great sentiments. When I started into this article I wasn’t sure if it would be a paint by numbers style article or something else. In my head I was envisioning a step by step breakdown …

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Is CCW Insurance Worth It?

Is CCW Insurance Worth It? Its hard to believe that this is such a good article. That is no reflection of the author. Its merely the idea that litigation has spread so far into every avenue of our lives and that lawyers are so hungry to make a dime by any means necessary that we …

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5 Non-Lethal Defense Products to Protect You During a Break-In

5 Non-Lethal Defense Products to Protect You During a Break-In There is a cost to killing. When you take a life it gets smeared onto your soul. You cannot escape the your actions and the consequences. In the same vein the law can be levied against you as well. We live in strange times where …

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Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist

Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned list. This is a great one. It doesn’t come from a prepper or survivalist website. Rather I thought we go to the source. As peppers we may practice a bugout a couple times a year but for backpackers they think about backpacking every …

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The Urgency of Doing: Knowing is NOT Enough

The Urgency of Doing: Knowing is NOT Enough Its an old concept in the survival world. The title may not seem like something ground breaking. I think many of us wonder how our skills match up in comparison to our political posturing. In today’s world it is easy to be informed and hard to be experienced. That …

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Why the US Navy Blue Jacket’s Manual is the Perfect Addition to Your Bookshelf

Why the US Navy Blue Jacket’s Manual is the Perfect Addition to Your Bookshelf There is an inescapable wave of survival manuals out there. They are plodding at you from every direction like a horde of flesh eating zombies. Every site you visit or link you click, it seems, pushes you towards getting their survival …

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11 Charming DIY Chicken Coops You Will Love

11 Charming DIY Chicken Coops You Will Love I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for a great chicken coop or project. I love seeing the creativity of others in what they house their chickens in. I think chickens in cute coops help to balance the world ending scenarios that we as preppers …

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WSHTF – When Shit Hits the Fan

WSHTF – When Shit Hits the Fan At some point, the world is going to end. There are several possible ways it could happen, and each way has a timeline associated with it. We checked out some theories and narrowed down the time frames for these. While a world-ending event is inevitable, it is not …

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Want to Save Money? Learn To Live With Less!

Want to Save Money? Learn To Live With Less! This is a great article about the simple life. For a long time I read about the simple life through others goals, websites and other information transmissions. I didn’t understand what that meant. I had a hard time believing anything in life could be considered simple. …

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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook I don’t know about you but the thought of buying the right growers handbook or seeking out a gardening book of any kind seems like an incredibly daunting task. The truth is there are just too many of those books on the market. It’s not that there isn’t great …

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31 Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Survival Garden

31 Drought Tolerant Plants & Trees for Your Survival Garden In a country more and more affected by droughts, it’s imperative that adapt your garden. In a long-term disastrous situation, you need a constant supply of food, but if you can’t get the right amount of water for your garden, it’ll surely die. The alternative is to start planting …

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How To Tie a Shemagh (also known as Yashmag, Gutrah, Shmag and Keffiyeh)

How To Tie A Shemagh The Shemagh (pronounced “Schmog”) originated in the Middle East to protect the inhabitants from dust and sun. It is approximately 42″ x 42″. It has been adopted by military forces all over the world as a standard issue garment because of its sheer functionality. The every day uses, and uses …

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