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Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips

Food Storage Lies, Myths and Tips - Food storage is essential for survivalists, homesteaders and anyone that is preparing for the worst. But your situation can become a worst case scenario if you don't know what you are doing. There is so much information on the internet about food storage, how can you hope to figure out fact versus fiction?

The problem is that not all of these claims may be true and many things just seem flat out made up. Can certain foods really have a 25-year shelf life? Food storage is essential for survivalists, homesteaders, and anyone that …

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Why Storing Wheat for Survival is Smart

Why Storing Wheat for Survival is Smart - Start storing wheat berries! Many people have discovered the joys (and ease) of storing wheat berries that can be turned into flour when needed.

Hard red wheat is one of those weird prepper things that comes up when you get into this thing. Never in your whole life, in most cases, have you ever even heard of hard red wheat. You might not even …

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Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: Here’s How!

Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: 30 Easy Spending Cuts to Make It Possible - If you "can't afford to prep" but you are still spending money on any of the things on the list below, then you have willfully signed on for a very difficult future. One that won't just affect you, but also your family.

Its always the money, isn’t it? It seems like so many problems originate from not having the money or assuming we dont have the money. It could be for that big vacation, that extension on the home or prepping.  The …

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Turkey Jerky Vs Beef Jerky: What’s Better?

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Jerky is one of those things every prepper needs to have. Filled with protein, tasty, and easy to store transport, it’s perfect for every bugout bag and every food stash. Most people go for the beef jerky, but did you …

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Morality in a Post SHTF World

The Importance of Good Morale in a Post SHTF World - You will need to get more out of those around you than they may be willing to give. You will be asking people to do things they probably thought they'd never have to do. That is what survival is all about. In that sense you must become a master of  morale or you will get subpar work and effort out of the team that ultimately is keeping you alive.

When you read military history or books on the soldier experience you see how much morale plays in the success of a mission. This will be true in a survival situation as well.  Not only do you need to boost …

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Food Storage Must Haves

What You Should Look for When Shopping for Food Storage - With all of the varying complexities of food storage and food storage companies, it may be difficult to sort through and prioritize what is important and what is not. I don’t know about you but with the dizzying array of things to take into consideration, you just might want to throw you hands up in dismay and yell “help me!!”.

We are watching the beginnings of food scarcity. We are seeing a really nasty situation in the center of the nation.  Farmers have seen epic flooding and many crops have been a total failure. So many farms and states have …

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The Hidden Preppers Pantry Bed

How To Build A Preppers Pantry Bed - There are hidden pantry tutorials on the web even hidden room tutorials but the smart people could have house plans ready to go and know if you are hiding rooms or not. So having hidden storage in plain sight is always the best option.

Food will be worth more than gold and silver if SHTF. So, knowing that, wouldn’t you think it be a wise move to hide some food in case looters and neighbors try and break into your house and take all …

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The 6 Pillars of Preparedness

The 6 Pillars of Preparedness - There are 6 pillars that everyone should have considered and made plans for when it comes to being ready for a disaster situation. The people over at BackdoorSurvival.com have put together a fantastic article that details out these pillars.

When it comes to prepping, you need to start from the ground and work your way up. Rare is the person who can just go to the store and buy all they need in one shot! Even if you were …

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Top 5 Meat Animals Best Suited for Your Backyard

5 Backyard Meat Animal - This is just a great article. When I see an article like this I often think it will be a short list of 5 animals and a short paragraph on each. Even then you wind up getting some great incite on a subject

There is something special that happens when you make the jump from just growing vegetables to raising living creatures. Once you add something like chickens to your land you are stepping into homesteading rather than simple gardening.  There are many …

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Harvesting Wild Birds for Food after the SHTF

Harvesting Wild Birds for Food after the SHTF - This article takes a look at the various types of birds that can be harvested. It also takes an interesting look at laws protecting certain birds. I really like this idea because we don't know which laws will be enforced or how much of law will be enforced in a SHTF scenario. The author also talks about various methods for taking these wild birds in the field. Better to have something other than a bow and arrow for birds.

The idea that food may get so scarce that we turn to harvest wild birds is a terrifying thought right? Well, I spent about 6 hours in a tick-infested blind trying to harvest wild birds this weekend. My fridge is …

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