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Prepping for Climate Change: The Effects on the US

Prepping for Climate Change: The Effects on the US One of our new writers believes the climate change threat is real, and on our doorstep. What do you think? Does it hurt for a prepper to be prepared for the worst case situation, regardless if climate change is happening now? Let’s do a quick poll: …

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Old Fashioned Preserving: Grandpa’s Recipe for Cured Smoked Ham

Old Fashioned Preserving: Grandpa’s Recipe for Cured Smoked Ham A century ago most of the hog’s meat was cured and smoked to preserve it. This process is still used today by some, but curing hams it’s becoming a lost skill. Nowadays we rely too much on refrigerators. You can buy a hundred pounds of meat, …

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107 Used Wood Pallet Projects and Ideas

107 Used Wood Pallet Projects and Ideas Repurposing is great way to save money, labor, and materials. Whether you’re building from the ground up, need more furniture, or just looking to flex your creative muscles there are plenty of recyclable materials that are super cheap or even free. Snappy Pixels has a gallery of 107 …

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking

How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking Fresh herbs are a wonderful and healthy way to season food, and many of them even have medicinal properties. Some of us are intimidated by the prospect of growing their own herbs, but as Spark People’s tutorial shows us, it just needs a little bit of knowledge …

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How To Build a Solar Heated Large Scale Dehydrator

How To Build a Solar Heated Large Scale Dehydrator If you’re living off the grid or homesteading, you probably already know how challenging it can be to come up with food stores. Preserving food is always an option, but can be time consuming and labor intensive, especially if you’re off the grid. Luckily, Instructables has …

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How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide A Year’s Worth Of Food?

How Much Should You Plant In Your Garden To Provide A Year’s Worth Of Food? Not long ago, people had to think about how much to grow for the year. They had to plan ahead, save seeds, plant enough for their family and preserve enough to survive over the winter months! It wasn’t just a hobby. It didn’t take …

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15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap

15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap What would you do if one day you had to build your own shelter from scratch? No convenient housing materials or modern tools, just you and nature. It probably sounds intimidating to most, but we should remember that people have been building shelters for thousands …

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Ask a Prepper Series: What is Your Bug Out Shoe of Choice?

Ask a Prepper Series: What is Your Bug Out Shoe of Choice? What shoes or boots do you plan on wearing when you have to bug out, and why? This is the simple question we posed to the team over at TruePrepper. Everyone responded pretty quickly and didn’t have to mull it over that long. …

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Principles of Home Canning

Principles of Home Canning Food preservation and storage is pretty high on the list of priorities for anyone who is prepping or homesteading. We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out? We need to be able to get our own food supply …

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DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap DIY pest control is a great way to save money, and may even be a necessity if professional pest control is out of reach. Store bought poison or natural repellents work especially well for a lot of pests, but poison can be dangerous to your family and natural options don’t …

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