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How to Farm on a Quarter Acre

Farming is a wonderful hobby for many. One of the greatest qualities of any great civilization is the ability to have sufficient food reserves. Any prepper would find it any utter joy not only to have enough food and to produce it themselves is a great victory. Food is not …

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17 Tips to Prep on an Extremely Low Budget

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When you first start prepping, you might have the overwhelming desire to purchase everything you can. I know I felt that way. I was sure that because I waited so long to get prepared that our family faced a dangerous future. I wanted to purchase everyprething at one time. There …

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47 Foods to Dehydrate for Your Stockpile

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Preserving your own food and building up your food storage isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time, money, and effort but putting up your harvest and having food on hand is an essential part of any survival plan. Dehydrating your own food can make the process quicker, easier, and …

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Building a Complete Armory for Less Than $1,500

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Say that you want to build a complete survival armory of guns, but only have $1,500 to spend.  Is it really possible to purchase all of the guns you need and higher quality versions of those guns for that amount of money? Definitely.  In fact, it’s perfectly feasible to purchase …

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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 Do the Heimlich Maneuver

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photo: adapted from Jason Eppink via Flickr Imagine you’re having a meal in a nice restaurant or you’re having dinner with your family. Suddenly, your partner or a nearby person chokes his or her own food. What do you do? A person can only survive a few minutes without oxygen. After …

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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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How to Survive a Trip to a Developing Country

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So you have decided to embark on a foreign trip, and this time it is not to Italy, France or the Bahamas, but to a developing nation often in the past referred to as a third world nation. An estimated 50 million people from industrialized nations travel to the developing …

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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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Making Delicious Dandelion Honey Butter [RECIPE]

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This is something special you can get the kids involved during the spring and summer when fluffy yellow dandelions are popping their heads up in the lawn and in the pastures. It’s amazing how kids will eat what they have made themselves – and you better be sure you give …

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How to Keep Your Chickens Safe and Healthy

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I dreamed of having beautiful chickens, Guinea fowl, ducks, turkeys, geese, peafowl, and even cute little quail running throughout our little homestead. They all come in so many beautiful colors and sounds; not to mention the food they will provide us in the case of an emergency. Before buying up …

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Flamethrowers – Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 10

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The flamethrower. When most people hear those words they usually think about WWII. During WWII the soldier wore a backpack of tanks and carried a “gun”/ wand kind of thing that he used to spew fire 150-300 feet or so ahead of him burning everything in its path. Those were …

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Secrecy in Prepping Part 2: Underground

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Not too long ago I wrote an article called “Secrecy in Prepping” that focused on the realities of stockpiling goods. The article discussed how that if other people knew that you were stockpiling supplies like food, water, medicine, weapons, and ammunition, that this could cause you to become a target …

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How Would You Survive for 10 Years on a Deserted Island?

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No matter how it happened, being deserted on an island can be very stressful and dangerous. However, in this article you are going to learn how to survive physically and psychologically should be stranded for ten years. Though very unlikely, if this should happen to you, you will need to: …

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Prepping for the Full time RVer Part One

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Being a full time RVer myself, I understand the concerns one might still have about being prepared for a SHTF scenario. In my opinion you are ahead of the game already, simply because you are in most cases halfway there. Most likely, you have set up your RV with basic …

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