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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens

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There are very few things that come to mind on what you should invest in first when you own your property or begin prepping. Chickens should be in that top 5. They’re versatile, adaptable, and ease of growing making them a staple on any farm, homestead or even for a …

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The 12 Permaculture Design Principles

When you look at a garden, there are many systems at work than simply a seed growing, and reaping the benefits from it. All gardens are a self-contained ecosystem with its unique set of challenges. These problems can range from pests, mending soil, or even that beginnings stages of planning …

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Seed Storage for Survival

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When I purchased my first house, I could not wait to start planting.  I was about 26 years old and bought a small, three bedroom on a small lot.  There was no landscaping, and with an agronomic background I started planning right away.  I added a bed with shrubs and …

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What if Martial Law Were Declared in America? Part Four

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This is part of our free, online and highly-praised survival fiction novel. You can read the rest of the parts here. The next morning everyone slept in a little too long except for Marlee, who was heard trying to find something to eat in the cupboards, to no avail. Murphy …

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Top 5 Best Pump Action Shotguns For SHTF

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If you could only have one gun in your SHTF arsenal, what would it be? A pistol? Hunting rifle? Automatic rifle? Muzzleloader? Many would say that the most important gun to have in your arsenal is a shotgun; specifically a pump action model, either in 12 gauge or 20 gauge.  …

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Diesel Fuel from Vegetable Oil

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Vegetable oil has many uses. It can be used to cook up some awesome delicious fried chicken, potato wedges (or chips I guess, if you’re in England), or other unhealthy yummy goodies. Vegetable oil can be used to oil stuff around the house too, no one likes squeaky hinges. It can …

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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Turkeys

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In a disaster or a crisis, food will be one of the main things people will look for. Meat contains proteins that are vital to your body’s continued well-being, and while they can be obtained from nuts and similar foods, they are not present in the same quantities and they …

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How to Make Hardtack

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When thinking about survival situations, food is always a priority.  Sure you can hunt, fish, or gather food.  However, having food available for bugging in or bugging out is an even better option.  In my endless hunt for survival foods, I am primarily looking to fulfill a few needs.  One …

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Will Automation Take Your Job?

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The future is here, and automation is too. What’s it going to be like for mankind, now that automation is with us? That is a very good question. A truly down the rabbit hole type of question. I love these kinds of questions. I suggest you hang on; it’s going …

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Top 5 Best Truck Rifles

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In plain terms, a truck rifle is any general purpose rifle that you keep in your truck or vehicle at all (or most) times, so that you’re always protected. They can be used for hunting, target shooting, besides their obvious life-saving purpose. While it may not necessarily be the most …

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The Best EDC Items for Self-Defense

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Every day carry, just three little words, but they have a huge meaning. Every day carry is referring to items that you keep on your person as you go about your daily life. The items I carry daily may fluctuate slightly but it’s generally the same. I wear jeans every …

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Storing Food in 2 Litter Water Bottles

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Long-term food storage is a concern for many preppers, and there are at least fifty methods of storing food for long-term disasters. Most of these methods are very well and good, but they require in many cases some special skills (such as canning and vacuum sealing) that make them unsuitable …

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Careful With These Poisonous Garden Plants

Gardens are places you can go to eat, relax, and get back to a simpler mindset, but they can also be extremely deadly. When we walk in a garden, we rarely think about how plants can kill us, and some of them can drop us in a matter of minutes. …

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The Ultimate Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking

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There is much pride to be had by creating a recipe that cannot be duplicated. It is not always the ingredients that make the dish. Both the cookware used and the methods of achieving mouthwatering results are becoming lost to today’s microwave happy generation. A bag of ingredients can be …

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Top 5 Semi-Auto Rifles For SHTF

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Search for any online article that talks about which firearms you need to have in your SHTF survival armory, and almost all of them will note you need to include a military-style, semi-automatic rifle that has a large magazine capacity and can send a lot of lead downrange quickly. There …

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What if Martial Law Were Declared in America? Part Three

This is part of our free, online and highly-praised survival fiction novel. You can read the rest of the parts here. Bob woke before sunrise, accustomed to early rises from his military days. He threw back the heavy sleeping bag, swung his legs over the bunk, and climbed out of …

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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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How to Make a Simple DIY Canoe

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Typically when I write an article I am writing based on my own experiences. Yes, believe it or not I actually live or have lived the things I write about! My grandparents were sharecroppers that lived eight people in a four room house on a farm with no running water …

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The Single Most Important Gun to Own and Why

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If you could only own one gun, which one would you choose?  A handgun?  A shotgun?  A defensive rifle?  A hunting rifle? Obviously, it only makes sense to want to purchase the most important gun to own first. You never know when a grid down disaster will happen, so disaster may …

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