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Homestead Meat Curing

Homestead Meat Curing — If you’re off the grid, it could seem that your options for storing meat are limited. There’s always canning and dehydrating, but that can get monotonous after a while, especially if you have a few mouths to feed.

If you’re off the grid, it would seem that your options for storing meat are limited. There’s always canning and dehydrating, but that can get monotonous after a while, especially if you have a few mouths to feed. Curing can …

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The Portable Grill That Fits in Your Pocket

The Portable Grill that Fits in Your Pocket — An easy to set up, portable cooking device is valuable in so many situations: hiking trips, camping, and especially survival situations where we won’t have access to our normal conveniences.

Everything you store and use does not have to come from a store. There was a time when people prided themselves on creating impressive tools and projects that fit their needs. Remember, no one can fit your needs exactly.  Here …

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Managing Human Waste During SHTF

How To Build A Small Septic System For Cheap — Knowing how to safely and efficiently get rid or process your own waste is vital for survival. If you do not you could be headed to some really nasty medical problems.

Living off grid often means living in rural areas with little or no utilities available, we are left to fend for ourselves, which is typically the goal anyhow and not a problem. One of the biggest things the rural off …

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5 Things You Didn’t Want to Know About Gardening

5 Things You Didn't Want to Know About Gardening — No one mentions the darker stuff about gardening. Gardening has been romanticized by the media so badly that the reality is lost in the message. Gardening is a lot of work that will cause you to sweat, bleed, want to rip your hair out, and just torch the whole thing.

It’s not all sunflowers and watermelons. Sometimes things can get ugly in the garden. From the outside, it might look like a magic hobby. The truth is there are some hidden struggles when it comes to gardening. You will find …

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Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have

Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have — Along with those items that you store for your own personal use there should always be a little bit stowed away for the purposes of bartering. You know the average American doesn't have much cash stored in their home.

Along with those items that you store for your own personal use there should always be a little bit stowed away for the purposes of bartering.  The barter is an exchange of goods for good rather than goods for money.  …

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DIY Emergency 100 Hour Candles For $1 Each

DIY Emergency 100 Hour Candles For $1 Each - I found a great tutorial that shows you how to make candles that last 100 hours (have a think how long 100 hours of realistic use is!) and only cost a buck to make, this in my books is awesome and make as many as you can!

There are lots of things that preppers lean on in times of crisis. From the mundane to the most extreme. In times of total collapse, people are going to lean on that high powered rifle and all the ammo it …

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DIY Vertical Garden Planter From a 55 Gallon Plastic Barrel

DIY Vertical Garden Planter From a 55 Gallon Plastic Barrel -- This great DIY Vertical Garden Planter can help you grow a lot of food or plants in a small space. This project is easy, cheap and great fun.

The soils are heating up a little more each day. We are going to be planting all the things before you know it. For some plants the soil needs to heat up to about 70 degrees.   i dont think u …

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How To Make A Toothbrush In The Field

How To Make A Toothbrush In The Field - To make a twig toothbrush, simply cut a green twig about the diameter of a pencil and just as long. Pound the end of the twig with a clean, smooth rock. Then chew this end for a minute to moisten and soften the bristles; and finally, brush away.

The correlation between good oral health and overall health has been established by science. That means we need to consider a means of sustaining oral health long after the collapse.  Many of you might already know that a very simple …

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What Cowboys Built And Did Around The House To Be Self-Sufficient

If you think seasoned survivalists of today are the only ones who can offer us advice on how to weather the coming storm you are wrong.

If you think seasoned survivalists of today are the only ones who can offer us advice on how to weather the coming storm you are wrong. To understand this you must first consider the perilous trek from our east coast …

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How To Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden

How To Stop Invasive Plants From Taking Over Your Garden — If you love lilies and black-eyed Susans, but hate the way they're taking over your garden and choking out other plants, here's what you can do: Many plants multiply by dropping seeds and by sending out roots that establish new plants.

The eradication of native plants has caused all kinds of problems. These are world problems that man cannot simply find a way to solve.  However, on a micro scale, there are some plants that need to be dealt with in …

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