Alan Urban

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15 Brilliant Uses for Five Gallon Buckets

15 Brilliant Uses for Five Gallon Buckets - And the best thing about them: You can get them for free! Just visit local restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, and other places and start chatting up the workers. Oftentimes they'll just give you their used buckets since they were going to throw them out anyway.

Whether you think of yourself as a prepper, a homesteader, or both, you should be stockpiling five-gallon buckets. As a prepper, they’re great for food storage, building rocket stoves, making water filters, and more. And as a homesteader, they’re great …

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45 Homestead Tools for Off the Grid Living

45 Homestead Tools for Off the Grid Living - The list is organized into four parts: everyday tools, emergency tools, agriculture tools, and luxury tools. If you're not sure about all these tools, just remember, it's better to have something and not need it, than to need something and not have it.

One thing every homesteader will tell you is that things break. Harsh weather hammers away at your fences and other structures, and constant use wears down your doors, windows, and anything with moving parts. So if you truly want to …

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27 Useful Items You Should Have In Your Bug Out Bag

27 Useful Items You Should Have In Your Bug Out Bag - In this article, we'll take a look at 27 multipurpose items you should consider adding to your bug out bag. By having a few really useful items such as these, you won't need to pack near as many tools and supplies, making your bag several pounds lighter which will make a huge difference if you're on your feet all day.

When preparing to survive a disaster, one of the first things you should do is build a bug out bag. If you have to evacuate your home, you’ll need at least three day’s worth of supplies–stuff that will keep you …

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25 Items to Stock From Sam’s Club

25 Items to Stock From Sam’s Club - Granted, Sam's Club doesn't have as much variety as Walmart or your average grocery store, but they have everything you need to cook from scratch: flour, sugar, oatmeal, honey, seasonings, baking soda, vegetable oil, and so forth.

If you’re stockpiling food for an emergency, the most affordable way to do it is to join a store like Sam’s Club or Costco and buy food in bulk. A membership costs around $50 a year, but you’ll save so …

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5 Birds (Besides Chickens) That Are Worth Raising

5 Birds (Besides Chickens) That Are Worth Raising -- Chickens are easily the most popular animal among homesteaders. Even urban homesteaders--who usually only have a small backyard--probably have some chickens running around. And why shouldn't they? Chickens produce eggs and meat, and they're fairly easy to take care of.

Chickens are easily the most popular animal among homesteaders. Even urban homesteaders–who usually only have a small backyard–probably have some chickens running around. And why shouldn’t they? Chickens produce eggs and meat, and they’re fairly easy to take care of. …

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25 Items That Will Be Worth Their Weight In Gold After The SHTF

25 Items That Will Be Worth Their Weight In Gold After The SHTF - If you're stockpiling for a doomsday scenario, don't forget to stock up on all these little things. Not only will you need them for yourself, you can use them for bartering if money becomes worthless or too hard to come by.

There’s an old joke that when the SHTF, toilet paper will be worth its weight in gold. That might sound like a silly exaggeration, but it’s not far from the truth. Toilet paper is so cheap and plentiful that people …

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How to Make Hardtack (Step by Step with Pics)

How to Make Hardtack (Step by Step with Pics) - In this article, we'll show you exactly how to make hardtack along with pictures we took of each step so you know you're doing it right. Once you learn how to make it, I encourage you to fill up several bags, stick them in your cupboard, and forget about them.

If you’re interested in making your own survival food, one of the first things you should learn to make is hardtack. The recipe is very simple (it’s just flour and water), and the final product will last for years–possibly even …

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9 Ways to Store Meat Without Refrigeration

9 Ways to Store Meat Without Refrigeration - This article serves as an introduction to off-grid meat storage. We'll look at methods like smoking, curing, brining, dehydrating, freeze drying, and more. People were storing meat long before refrigerators were invented.

If you’re looking for a way to store meat without refrigeration, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are prepping for an impending emergency, or just trying to live off the grid, food storage is going to be an …

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25 Ancient Remedies That Used To Be Common Knowledge

25 Ancient Remedies That Used To Be Common Knowledge - Before the twentieth century--and even as far back as ancient Egypt--people had all sorts of all-natural herbal remedies for common ailments. In this article, we'll take a look at 25 remedies for things like cuts, burns, aches, pains, heartburn, infections, upset stomachs, diarrhea, and much more.

Common knowledge has certainly changed a lot over the past century. Today it is “common knowledge” that if you can’t sleep, you should just take a sleeping pill. But it used to be common knowledge that if you can’t sleep, …

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17 Homestead Items To Look For At Yard Sales

17 Homestead Items To Look For At Yard Sales - As I'm sure you know, homesteading supplies can be a bit pricey. Even the cheaper items add up really fast. If you want to save yourself hundreds--or possibly thousands--of dollars, start checking Craigslist or go for a drive around local neighborhoods this Saturday or Sunday morning and see what you can find.

Spring is here, and that means it’s yard sale season! People all over the country are doing their spring cleaning and getting rid of old treasures that have been sitting in their closets and attics for years. If you’re a …

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