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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How About an Aquaculture System?

The thing about DIY projects is once you have tackled enough of them they get a lot less intimidating. You get used to the learning curve and you get used to that aha moment when things fall into place.

The thing about DIY projects is once you have tackled enough of them they get a lot less intimidating. You get used to the learning curve and you get used to that aha moment when things fall into place. However, …

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How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass

How to Determine Directions to North, South, East, and West With Out A Compass — Whether on a casual walk in the woods, hunting, or backpacking, it's easy to get turned around. Now you'll know which way is up, or at least which way is back towards home.

Orienteering is a big deal. It’s something that we don’t get to practice very much. This is because we have created easier methods for telling direction. Streets get us to where we need to go and they have done away …

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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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8 Tips for Getting The Best Sleep While Camping

Young couple sleeping in a tent

While many people like to relax and sleep quietly indoors, with a huge cushioned mattress and a handful of soft pillows, others love exploring the outdoors. Are you one of those excited to sleep outdoors? Or maybe you just want …

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How to Create an Urban Emergency Evacuation Kit for Work

How to Create an Urban Emergency Evacuation Kit for Work -- Natural and man made disasters can force offices full of workers to evacuate. In big cities a disaster may also affect public transportation. In an emergency, you may be on your own and forced to improvise.

Disaster can strike at any time. Will you be prepared to react if you are away from your preps at home?  Do you have a plan to get home from work?  Image: wikihow.com Along with a plan, you will also …

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