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How to Make Essential Oils

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When the SHTF, it’s not going to be the just lack of food supplies, transportation, or telecommunication that should scare you. The worst case scenario to be in (when you’re left stranded with no help coming), is a medical emergency. Hospitals will be chaos centers, and pharmacies would long have …

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Pressure Canning 101

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Before the advent of modern refrigeration, canning was one of a handful of food preservation methods available. Meat could be salt cured and vegetables dehydrated, but to store ready-to-eat foods, there was almost no better option than canning. A quick look at your local grocery will prove that things haven’t …

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How to Start a Permaculture Garden

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One of the key elements of survival is being able to gather or produce food. In any SHTF situation food needs to be produced without the inputs like electricity, fertilizer, and pesticides that modern agriculture relies on. The easiest way to do this is through permaculture. To create a permaculture …

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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

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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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