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How to Remove Pantry Odors

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Among the many annoyances in daily life, strong odors in various areas of your home can be one of them. Say you just cooked fish in your kitchen – how do you get rid of the smell that lingers for days afterward? This is especially relevant to those who like …

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Using Ground Covering Edibles in Survival Gardening

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Have you ever cultivated a garden for yourself? Did you do it thinking about being self-reliant, thinking it will be a strong source of food for years to come with just a little daily effort to manage it? Did you plant it in neat little rows that you dug inside …

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DIY Air Conditioners on the Cheap

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There are a number of challenges to living off the grid, and in a disaster situation, there is unfortunately no way to get around having to deal with them. A lot of everyday conveniences that we take for granted require electricity and gas. In such situations, simple tasks can become …

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The Best Handgun for Home Defense and Urban Environments

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The handgun may well be one of mankind’s greatest inventions, at least in my opinion anyway.  There is a reason I say this. It is because for self defense man has risen from rocks and pointy sticks, to complex machinery made from steel, and other man-made materials. Man made or …

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Garden Uses for Vinegar

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Gardening is a difficult enough skill to pick up without having to worry about all the problems that come with it, like dealing with weeds, pests, animals, and more. Luckily, there’s an easy way to deal with these issues, and it’s available at your local supermarket or gardening store. Vinegar …

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Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 5: Zip Guns

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The Liberator In WWII the United States created a cheaply made, single shot, .45 ACP hand gun called the Liberator. At a cost of about $2 per gun, one million of them were manufactured by the head light division of General Motors in just under three months. The guns were …

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The Ojibwa Bird Snare

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Traps to capture birds can come in as many forms and designs as types of techniques, but they all have the same origin source in that they were constructed to capture food.  Trapping fowl of any type was as a whole, not regulated or tracked in any way. When populations …

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31 Summer Plants for Preppers

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As a prepper, planning a garden is so much more effort than just choosing pretty flowers or picking out neat vegetable varieties. You want to choose plants that offer a lot of benefits for the amount of space they take up. The following plants are great summer plants for preppers …

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Coffee, Green Tea or Dandelion Tea?

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If you prefer coffee over tea fear not, coffee contains antioxidants as well, quinines, chlorogenic acid, and trigonelline, and is purported to help lower the risk of type II diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, colon cancer, and gout. Be sure to keep in mind that coffee has about 85mg of …

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Ladies Step up to the Firearm Market

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Women are coming in at a sizable slice of the shooting culture. Guns don’t discriminate, and shooting is a great equalizer in the playing field. I had always searched for smaller frames on guns to accommodate a lack of choice for women over the years. I have favored Smith and …

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22 Ways to Save Money While Homesteading

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Unless you are one of those well-known millionaire preppers off the coast of California, chances are you need to make homesteading as cheap and effective as possible. Saving money will not only make homesteading much simpler, but also it will also help you increase your stockpile. You will find many …

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Backyard and Outdoor Cooking Methods

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Ok, excuse the wind but we’ve got a little camp out going on out here, and I’d thought it’d be a good day for me to show you some outdoor cooking techniques that you can use if you’re in a jam, and need to be able to cook some food. …

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Homemade MREs for Your Stockpile

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MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, originated from the military. In fact, the military has a whole department in charge of the development of these unique meals. MREs are scientifically designed to last up to 5 years. Crafted to be immediately edible, they provide an average of 1250 calories. The …

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How to Protect Farm Animals from Extreme Heat

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Your livestock are a huge investment of money and time, which is why protecting them during extreme temperature fluctuations, is important. As much work as it may be, ensuring that your animals don’t freeze in the winter or overheat in the summer is beneficial for you. In the long run, …

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How to find the Right Self-Defense Class for Preppers

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As preppers, we are always looking for ways to better our chances of survival, but one aspect that is severely overlooked is self-defense. There are many courses directed at the self-defense craze and some of them are even ‘tailored’ for the preppers. Some of these classes are scams, while others …

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Why We Should All Have a Geiger Counter

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Ahh, memories… I remember back in the day at school we used to have emergency disaster drills. We were all marched out into the hallway and lined up against the wall. We were then instructed to sit down facing the wall, put our heads between our knees and our hands …

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How to Assemble an EDC First Aid Kit and Where to Keep It

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The I-85 bridge in Atlanta Georgia, a major highway for both commuters and vacationers, collapsed last week due to a fire that allegedly started in a shopping cart beneath the bridge. The fire that resulted led to the collapse of one part of the bridge and damage to several other …

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[VIDEO] Building a Ladder with Paracord Rope and Branches

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Hey everyone, We just uploaded a new youtube video showing how to make some DIY ladders with branches and paracord. 4 ways in total, the 3rd one is actually not found anywhere else on youtube: Be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for new videos – we have 7 that are waiting to be published …

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