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How are You Going to Feed Your Animals in a Collapse?

How are You Going to Feed Your Animals in a Collapse? -- Whether you are a homesteader or an urban homesteader who has chickens or rabbits, life is good. It might not always seem good but what makes it really good is being able to go to a farm store and buy a 25lb or 50lb bag of feed and mark it off your list.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Whether you are a homesteader or an urban homesteader who has chickens or rabbits, life is good. It might not always seem good but what …

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Keeping up your Car is Prepping

Keeping up your Car is Prepping - Our nation has been so diluted that we are more worried about the color of our car than how it works. Only when you are put under duress will you look at your car as the incredible machine of survival.

How’s your driving? How is the vehicle that you drive? Now, don’t consider your vehicle by the social media standards but of how well it can perform when you need it most. Things like safety tests, durability ratings and simple vehicle preparedness and organization all make a difference when it comes to a car in …

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Battling Dry Heat During the Winter

In the throws of winter it can seem like staying warm is all that matters.

In the throes of winter, it can seem like staying warm is all that matters. For many homesteaders, the biggest source of anxiety in the winter is watching that wood pile. As the cold increases that wood pile shrinks and the worry only builds. Beyond keeping warm the winter also brings the challenge of drying …

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Recovering the Comforts of Home

Recovering the Comforts of Home - You are going to easily affect the whole mood in the home if you can plug in a generator and cool people of or keep them warm. Also, the generator can be used to deal with losing things in your fridge and freezer.

What disasters do to us, almost instantly, is create a sense of loss that is hard to recover from. Its the loss of our home comforts and how we live on a day to day basis. We lose things like climate control, which is much bigger than you think. We might even lose tap water …

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The Christmas Shoe for Preppers

When you look to the people who survived the cold best you might never thing of those in the North Pole.

When you look to the people who survived the cold best you might never think of those in the North Pole. Well, you might not think of Santa and his elves but what about the Aboriginal peoples of the Arctic that live in the harshest conditions on the planet. They thrive there and have done …

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Christmas DIY to Brighten the Season

Whether its the breast of new fallen snow or the jingling of bells or maybe its the lights of the holiday season, we are all warmed by this time of the year.

Whether its the breast of newly fallen snow or the jingling of bells or maybe its the lights of the holiday season, we are all warmed by this time of the year.  It’s a magical time that all of us have come to love and enjoy. In fact, it’s hard to even understand a person …

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Are you Storing Essential Oils?

Are you Storing Essential OIls? - Essential oils are not going to be something you can reproduce. It takes pounds and pounds of raw plants to create a very little essential oil.  That said, essential oils are not the most effective long term answer because they will eventually run out.

Let’s get the big argument against essential oils out of the way. Its a very simple one but it holds some water in terms of repeatability. However, there are so many benefits to storing essential oils that I would just like to get this out of the way early. Essential oils are not going to …

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Fermented Survival, Powerful Probiotics

Fermented Survival, Powerful Probiotics - Even simply preserving things can turn them into powerful fermented foods. Sauerkraut is one such food that is filed with probiotics and its basically old cabbage and salt that can sit covered in a corner somewhere. All of the microbes and cultures that develop in that time are great for your health.

The abandonment of nutrition happens real quickly when it comes to some prepping methods. It would seem that as disaster hits we fall out of the fresh foods mentality and into the canned and processed food mentality. In some ways its understandable but honestly, we need to think bigger and do more to assure we …

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How To Make Your Own Gunpowder

How To Make Your Own Gunpowder - Now before you decide it's not worth the cost and hit the back button, keep mind that in the long run, you will save a lot of money. Especially if you're somebody who goes shooting on a regular basis. That's why personally, I think it's worth the effort.

Before I explain how to make gunpowder, I’m going to be honest with you about something: The equipment you need to make ammo is, unfortunately, a bit expensive. In fact, you will probably spend several hundred dollars on a handloading setup before you make a single round of ammo. Now before you decide it’s not …

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Bushcraft’s Place in Preparedness

Bushcraft's Place in Preparedness - We have to be very careful with bushcraft. We have to be very careful with our intentions. That is because there is only so much time in our short lives. In other words, what we take from bushcraft should be those things that cannot be replicated by better modern methods. Now there are people who swear by bones and stones. When you have steel you are far superior to anything bone and stone can become.

We have to be very careful with bushcraft. We have to be very careful with our intentions. That is because there is only so much time in our short lives. In other words, what we take from bushcraft should be those things that cannot be replicated by better modern methods. Now there are people who …

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