Category Archives: Life Tips

38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items

38 Alternative Uses for Unused Household Items The graphic work of people in the design business never cease to amaze me. This one is something of a life hacks meets a preparedness graphic. I was blown away by some of the ideas on this graphic. These alternate uses are like gold to preppers like me. …

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6 Money Mistakes that Decrease Preppers Survivability

6 Money Mistakes that Decrease Preppers Survivability Managing money is a tough enough task when you aren’t dealing with thoughts of the end times. Just paying bills and not eating out too much can be a practice in sheer willpower. Not to mention we are working harder to make money these days. Most people are …

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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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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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In a Disaster, Your Sense of Smell Is One of Your First Lines of Defense

In a Disaster, Your Sense of Smell Is One of Your First Lines of Defense This is a very interesting article that helps you get back to the very core of what you are. When you are awash in the survival tools you can often forget about the survival animal that you are. Its amazing …

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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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INCH Bag: Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide

INCH Bag: Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide The concept of I AM NEVER COMING HOME is a very terrifying one. In most cases you have invested hundreds of thousands or on your home and the additions and things inside of the home. Not to mention those wonderful memories within the four walls of your home. The very …

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Benadryl as a Local Anesthetic

Benadryl as a Local Anesthetic Another great article about what is possible with incredible modern medicine. The west has created such great medicine that its hard to believe when you look at it. Though you may be put off by Benadryl or you may only use it to deal with the effects of allergies, there …

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Wilderness Starving: Living Off Your Fat

Wilderness Starving: Living Off Your Fat For some of us the idea of living off of our fat sounds like a nightmare. A succession of hunger pangs followed by what could be a short sit on deaths doorstep. Its no survivors dream to be just scraping by on 350 calories a day. There are others …

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Identifying Useful Trees

Identifying Useful Trees It is crucial for any prepper or survivalist to understand the natural world around them. Trees are the source of materials, foods and medicines If you can identify these trees you will have amenities that the average person will not in a survival situation. The author profiles a few different types of …

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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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Homemade Root Beer Syrup (for Fermented Soda)

Homemade Root Beer Syrup (for Fermented Soda) Is there anything better than root beer in a frosted mug in the summer time? I don’t think so. Unless we are talking about a quality home brewed root beer like the one written about in this article. When you start to taste food and drink that is …

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Top 10 Tips for Survival Deer Hunting with A Compound Bow

Top 10 Tips for Survival Deer Hunting with A Compound Bow Hunting deer on public land is one of the most challenging things I have done in my whole life. Its exhausting, demoralizing and some of your best days involved no meat at all. That said, from the outside looking in deer hunting can appear …

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12 Tips To Safeguard Your Home When On Vacation

12 Tips To Safeguard Your Home When On Vacation Though you may lose sleep over the home invasion happening when you are sound asleep that’s not usually how it works. Most of the time home invasions and robberies are planned events that are formulated by people you know or people who see your home often. …

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300 a Month, Menu, Goals

300 a Month, Menu, Goals I am always blown away by frugality and the ability to save money in ways that the rest of us think is impossible. There are families spending $300 a week on groceries and most of it is going towards stuff we shouldn’t be eating. Let me also say that you …

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Building a Simple Barrel Stove

Building a Simple Barrel Stove Are you aware that the wood stove is illegal in some states in American. The act of heating your home seems so elementary because you rarely have any issues with it. Simply set your thermostat when it gets cold and go from there. What happens if the power goes out …

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The 6 Pillars of Preparedness

The 6 Pillars of Preparedness When it comes to prepping, you need to start from the ground and work your way up. Rare is the person who can just go to the store and buy all they need in one shot! Even if you were able to, you still aren’t anywhere near prepared. Just because …

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FIVE Reasons to Avoid Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During Outdoors Activities

FIVE Reasons to Avoid Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer During Outdoors Activities The poor alcohol based sanitizer has taken a lot of heat from the food safety industry. It was once in the pocket books of every mother for miles to see. Now it is pretty conclusive that these sanitizers do very little sanitizing and probably just …

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Tips for Choosing a Good Shower Bag

Tips for Choosing a Good Shower Bag No matter if you are a die hard prepper, camping afficianado or a homesteader you love a nice warm shower. In all three of these situations you may not have access to the water heater and all the benefits of that nice warm shower. This article is written …

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Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects

Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects This article is not from a prepper or survivalist website but offers up a skill that all of us can appreciate. The process is actually a two parter. Its about harvesting rechargeable batteries from various electronics. This is a unique and highly effective skill of its own, for the prepper. The …

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5 Things You Should Never Do During a Home Invasion

5 Things You Should Never Do During a Home Invasion One of the great fears we all have is the home invasion. As soon as you stop fearing ghosts and goblins you begin to fear that boot against the door or waking up to see a person hovering over your bed. Maybe its even just …

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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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