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6 Essential Oil Uses for Survival

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When SHTF, it won’t take long before pharmacy and store shelves are completely wiped out. One of the leading causes of death following any type of disaster or extended power outage is illness caused by poor hygiene and lack of sanitation services. People will suffer from infections, and even a …

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How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

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For centuries cast iron has been the material of choice for the thrifty and now for the health conscious. Why for the health conscious? Because cast iron uses less oil as a well-seasoned skillet becomes non-stick. Small amount of iron are released from cast iron but not enough to make …

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How To Can Bacon

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For a long time canning anything was intimidating to me.  Even after becoming a pickling expert, canning meats seemed out of reach.  Then I had a friend bring me some samples, and I was hooked.  I could not believe that meat could last months or even years on the pantry …

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Essential Oils 101

Essential oils are extracted from roots, leaves, flowers, or bark of plants, typically through a distillation process. They are a great addition to your prepper stockpile because they have a long shelf life and are used for a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical health issues. Essential oils also …

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DIY Desiccants and Alternatives

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Many preppers and survivalist run across the issue of moisture. They need a way to extract moisture from ammunition, dry food, and other containers.  Moisture can cause mold, rust, bacteria, and all kinds of other issues.  Desiccant packs can be purchased for this purpose, but who wants to spend all …

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Bleach for Survival?

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The possession of a bottle of household bleach can mean the difference between life and death. How you may ask?  Well let’s start at the beginning with the ingredients of bleach. What is bleach made of? Bleach is a chemical compound made from Chlorine and Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic soda or …

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How to Dig a Spring on Your Own

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Whether you buy a piece of ground with the eye to establishing a survival farm or you already have a piece of ground with a spring you my want to look at digging, and ensure you have adequate water in a WROL situation. And that may not be so far …

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How to Turn Your Old Clothes into Rugs

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Our grandparents and great grandparents knew the importance not wasting a single thing. When something seems to be at the end of its life, there might be a new life waiting for it, one that will make it just as useful as it was. That concept applies to your old …

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Getting Started Living off the Land

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Many preppers want to start living a life that will become self-sufficient. There is a dream of living off the land and off the grid. Most want to do it simply because it offers a simpler way of life that is not caught up in the consumer rat race in …

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