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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 at some point, and this takes learning and practice.

Many preppers plan on hunting and growing food in a collapse. If you have hunted or gardened before you quickly realize that there is an abundance of resources to deal with. It’s not as much about scarcity as it is …

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How To Make An Earthen Water Filter For Radioactive Water

How To Make An Earthen Water Filter For Radioactive Water — It’s amazing that mother earth gives us the radioactive particles but with a little knowledge we can take them away with her too.

There is an argument of which radical SHTF disaster is the most popular. Which has really brought on the survivalist’s movement and then the prepping movement? Well, it has to be a nuclear bomb. The nuclear age rattled everyone.  Some …

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DIY 5-Gallon Chicken Waterer

DIY 5-Gallon Chicken Waterer —For anyone who is homesteading or is just interested in having a chicken coop of their own, a convenient water supply can eliminate a lot of work. There is plenty to be done on a homestead, and one less thing to worry about can make a big difference.

Many Americans have decided its time to enjoy their own inputs. In other words, its time to start producing food on our own land. Image: Instructable.com Not everyone has this kind of land or capability, however, those that are willing …

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Books To Help Newbies Prepare

Books To Help Newbies Prepare — There are thousands of articles, posts, stories, and how-to books out there on just about any subject you could ever want to learn about. When it comes to being prepared though, the pool of information to pull from gets smaller.

Ahh! The building of a powerful prepper library. What an undertaking. This is something to behold.  We live in an age of digital information and its very easy to eschew those dusty old jacketed books for something better! Something digital. …

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Grow Ten Tons of Organic Vegetables for your Survival Garden

How To Grow Ten TONS of Organic Vegetables — If you’re homesteading or have a farm, you are probably always looking for ways to maximize your produce yield. Obviously, you don’t want to lose time or resources on a bad harvest, plus there is always the winter to stock up for. Just imagine, though, if you could master your crops in such a way that you could make a profit from them.

Have you ever considered growing your own food? What about growing all of your own food? Many people grow small amounts of their own food but what about growing all of your own food? It can feel real good to …

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Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid

Using a Wood Burning Stove to Cook Off Grid — Using a wood burning stove to cook off grid is not as easy as many people would think! Sure, anyone could start a fire in the stove, put food into a pot or pan and heat it up but would it taste good? Will it be cooked enough so no one gets sick? There is a real skill involved!

Why do we all have fireplaces and so few have wood stoves? In those expensive condos, you see gas-powered fireplaces that work with things like a remote control are much more common than the old school wood stoves. This has …

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Comfrey The Knit Bone Herb

Comfrey The Knit Bone Herb — If you have no access to a doctor or in a SHTF situation, Comfrey has been known to heal bones and double cell regeneration.

Doctor’s and nurses are hard to come by in an SHTF situation. They go into hiding because they have the skills but not the resources to heal or help. That puts them in a really bad situation.  In America, many …

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Barter With Your Skills To Fill Your Cupboard

Barter With Your Skills To Fill Your Cupboard — With the cost of food continuously going up, people are looking for ways to help cut the bill while still keeping their family fed. If you barter your skills, you may be amazed at the different things people will pay you with, including food!

It’s easy to think of prepping as a set of lists. So many people offer up lists to those who are new to prepping. In fact, people are often collecting food and gear to deal with a disaster. There is …

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Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar

Storing Vegetables Without A Root Cellar — Most people think that if you don't have a root cellar, you can't store vegetables long term. That simply isn't true! Each vegetable can be stored for longer than normal with just a few tweaks here and there, depending on which vegetables you want to store.

Once you are out of the food you are a prisoner. Just remember that. If we have reached a point where the S has truly hit the fan than things are going to get out of hand. Food is going …

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Bugging Out – Will You Make It There?

Bugging Out – Will You Make It There? — When disaster happens, will you stay or will you go? How will you decide which to do or when it’s time to do it? If you decide to bug-out, where will you go and how will you get there? There are lots of questions and they require lots of thought, BEFORE ‘it’ happens.

The bugout is a massive undertaking. It’s often underappreciated.  Not the bugout itself but the planning that goes into it is a big deal. Most of the time it’s oversimplified. That is because we are under the spell of being …

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