Economic Collapse Prep 101

Economic Collapse Prep 101 - Start preparing today because we never know what tomorrow holds!

While there are many signals to consider and the market is a complicated place, most people believe that we are eventually going to come face to face with a serious economic collapse. There are serious implications that go along with this. It would mean that we could face things like hyperinflation and the cost of …

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Animals on the Urban Homestead

Animals on the Urban Homestead - The urban homestead is a phenomenon but its one the many people are missing out on. They are not taking advantage of the food they can produce, the fabric and the meat!

You have more power than you know. You have more control then they would ever let you know. That is the power of understanding zoning laws in your area. The urban homestead is a phenomenon but its one the many people are missing out on. They are not taking advantage of the food they can …

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SHTF Forever Foods

SHTF Forever Foods - If you're new to food storage, this is a great way to get started. You'll immediately have a stockpile of foods that are guaranteed to be good to eat whenever you might need them. Heck, even if you don't ever need them, maybe your kids or grandkids will. They'll still be edible!

Did you know there are some foods that will literally last longer than you? Some foods need light and humidity to go bad, so as long as you keep them dry and in a cool, dark location, they can last practically forever. If you’re new to food storage, this is a great way to get …

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The Most Important Pieces of Preservation

The Most Important Pieces of Preservation - Most people don't understand all the parts and pieces of the preservation game so it's important that we talk about them. This won't cover every piece or method but it will give you a nice list to use when considering dry or wet canning.

Heavy gardening and heavy preservation go hand in hand. They have to. If not you are going to spend the latter part of your summer giving food away. That is great but even neighbors get tired of your squash and your tomatoes. So instead of focusing just on a bigger garden, you need to also …

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Making your own Groceries for SHTF

Making your own Groceries for SHTF - Cooking skills go a very long way and you need to know the basics, at the least. As preppers, we so readily purchase bulk items like beans and unmilled wheat but we have no idea what to do with these things! 

We all know that the store shelves will go bare when the SHTF. That is a well-known fear and a well-known fact. Its a struggle that we must all face but we can overcome it. There are lots of skills that come up when we talk about preparedness. One that doesn’t get the attention it …

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Rendering and Using Lard

Rendering and Using Lard - Lard can be used for all sorts of things and it is such a great ingredient. It imparts such incredible flavor on foods. The process of rendering lard is very simple.

Lard is amazing. Let’s just be honest about it. It got a bad rap in the late 80s and early 90’s because many people thought it was the sole purpose of their heart problems. While the American public ate processed foods and sucked on cigarettes they wagged their fingers at things like lard, bacon, eggs …

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The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival

The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival - Lighters are convenient but have limited uses. Matches can only be used once and need a strike surface. Both matches and lighters are terrible in wet conditions. Compression pistons and the traditional flint and steel can be finicky in wet conditions as well.

Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire on a moment’s notice is an easy task with the right skills and tools. Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire on a moment’s notice is an easy task with the right skills and tools. There …

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Its the Season for DIY Crafts

Its the Season for DIY Crafts - Crafts also know no age boundary. You can make all sorts of things that pique the interest of kids and adults of all ages. While the word "crafting" may sound hokey in this modern age. I encourage you to push it and spend time this winter getting into your own crafts.

There is something about crafting that ignites the fire of youth inside you. It is reminiscent of elementary school art class. You have that tremendous collection of materials strewn about and the air is filled with possibility. Truthfully, its something we don’t do nearly enough of.  DIY crafting should be something kids and parents do …

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Its Time to Plan Next Years Garden

Its Time to Plan Next Years Garden - You can also focus on eco-friendly gardening to help creatures like bees find your garden and proliferate nearby. They need all the help they can get.

As the weather begins to cool we often watch in horror at the thought of our garden succumbing to the chill. We know that certain plants will die after the first frost while other, hardier, plants may carry on. Still, just because the garden is cut down by the cold does not mean that you …

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Preparedness Tasks to Look Forward Through the Winter

Preparedness Tasks to Look Forward Through the Winter - There is plenty to do. You just have to commit to doing it.

While the spring and summer can be incredible times, they come to an end. You never feel like more of a prepper than when your garden is in full force and you are outside building and doing. You are camping and using your skills. It’s all so fun! Of course, it all comes to an …

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