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Extreme Weather Gardening

Extreme Weather Gardening - Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. This is a reality that we all must plan and plant for.

Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. After one particularly rough storm, I returned from work to find that my entire neighborhood was covered in shredded leaves. …

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DIY Indoor Vertical Herb Garden

DIY Indoor Vertical Herb Garden - Its so important that we start growing our own food. It comes from the necessity to combat this factory farming epidemic as well as a push towards self reliance.

We can all feel powerless as an apartment or small home urban renters. Even homeowners with small plots of land or none at all feel like food production are laughable. Image Credit: hgtv.com  What can they possibly do to produce …

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Tiny House Guide For Preppers And Their Families

Cute tiny houses

The tiny house has changed the way people are living. It might be hard to understand why or how, but a tiny house gives you a number of options that you might not consider. This tiny house guide will help …

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Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from to Learn

Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from a Digital Nomad — The economy has been pretty messed up now for several years, and all indications are that it's not going to get better any time soon - and may even turn worse: much worse.

Looking at our economy is like looking at two separate but connected realities. That is one of the reasons it so hard to understand. Through one lens we have an economy that is producing jobs and getting things done. Its …

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The Power of Primitive Weapons and Tools

In the wild, a simple cutting tool may be the difference between your life and death. It could be the difference between shelter and dying from exposure. It could mean the difference between having something to defend yourself with or being vulnerable to animal attacks.

The distinction between a wilderness survival situation and an urban survival situation is important. In one instance you are going to have access to lots of resources and materials. Image Credit: Survivalsherpa.wordpress.com In the wild, a simple cutting tool may …

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The Importance of Blacksmithing Skills in SHTF

How to Make a Soup Can Forge — This is a great DIY project for anyone who wants to start blacksmithing on the cheap. Great for SHTF situations to fix knives or even make them. This is an inexpensive tabletop forge out of a soup can (any can really) with a plaster lining.

When you think of skills to survive TEOTWAWKI, what comes to mind? If you had to give #1 and #2 how would you want that to go?  You would probably think of something like military tactics, food growing, survival skills …

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Hiding Food In The Wild

Hiding Food In The Wild — If and when a crisis hits, one of the most important things for you and for those depending on you will be food. Having access to ample backup food, properly hidden somewhere, will make all the difference between life and death of you and your bug out group.

Why on earth would you take food and hide it in the woods? Why not hide it in your home?  Well, there are a number of different things to consider. The first is what happens when you have to leave …

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Is it Time to Harness Wind Power for SHTF?

How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine — 1000 watts is great power for any home. This turbine help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller.

Is it time to consider going off-grid with your power solutions?  1000 watts is a great power for any home. A DIY turbine can help charge the battery bank that powers our off-grid home. With a permanent magnet alternator, generating …

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Three Ways to Survive a Winter Power Outage

Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage — Winter storms must affect more people in the nation than another disaster. They hit giant metro areas like Boston and New York City. Even with underground power lines and a fleet of powerful plows the city and surrounding areas can be paralyzed by powerful winter weather.

We so rarely have to deal with the trials and tribulations of winter. More importantly the cold over time is just not something most of us deal with. We see cold for a few minutes between trips to the car …

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The Power of Wireless USB Charging

There is a powerful way to advance your preps. We are at a point where a whole new group of products is coming out that can be powered by USB. These USB devices offer all kinds of options already.

There is a powerful way to advance your preps. We are at a point where a whole new group of products is coming out that can be powered by USB. These USB devices offer all kinds of options already. Image …

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