Teresa Fikes

Teresa Fikes
My name is Teresa Fikes. I am a Homesteader, survivalist, prepper, historian, and writer plus much more all in one package deal. I was raised on a small family farm were I was taught at an early age to survive off the land without the help of modern conveniences. I am a writer by profession and a Homesteader by Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

How to Get Your Concealed Carry License

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We’re not all going to be near the weapons shed when the SHTF, so we should prepare ourselves to the best of our abilities. Though there are different ways to do so, one of the smallest tasks we can do is to learn how to carry a concealed pistol with …

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How to Make Your Own Water Distiller

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Drinking tap water is not as safe as most people may believe. Instead, it can be a cocktail of fluorine, chlorine, plus other chemicals. Now, imagine if the SHTF. Your water mat be contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria, protozoa and even viruses. There are many ways to purify it but …

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How to Insulate Your Attic

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Winters can be brutal on keeping your home heated, especially for off-the-grid living. You don’t want to deplete your power bank by pumping electric-based heat into the home, only to vanish through the rooftop. To ensure you’re not wasting your time and resources, insulating your attic is completely necessary. We’re …

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How to Build These 8 Types of Ladders

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Whether you’re trying to make a getaway or restricting access to certain areas of your homestead, you’ll find these handmade ladders do the trick quite well. We’ll cover the following: Build your own rope ladder without wood Build your own rope ladder Build your own framed ladder How to hide …

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How to Make a Travois Like the Native Americans

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The travois, a tool constructed by the Native Americans, is also known to be a drag sled. It was used to carry different items and loads of necessities over the land. It consists of poles attached to a platform, netting, or a basket. The American Native would be attached to …

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Could You Lose Your Land To The Government?

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When all is said and done and you’ve prepped your homestead to the best of your abilities, your worries are supposed to relate to keeping yourself and your family safe, as well as maintaining food, water and resources through various methods described in this website. What you shouldn’t have to …

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DIY Survival Hot Tub with Rain Water

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We’re going to get luxurious this time, survival with flare, if you will. While not a necessity, who wouldn’t admire soaking in a hot tub without wasting valuable spring water storage? We’re going to cover how to assemble your rainwater harvester, and hook it up to pump into a hot …

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