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How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

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Taking a little effort now will ensure a bountiful growing season next spring. You will want to do a few things to get your beds ready and waiting for planting. After the rush in summer and fall in the kitchen to prepare, can, dry and use everything you’ve grown, it’s …

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The Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Seniors

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Prepping with senior citizens poses some challenges, and may benefits as well. An elderly person may no longer be able to physically contribute heavily to the manual labor required on a sustainable prepper retreat, but her or she possess decades of knowledge and skills that can help guide the physical, …

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How to Take Your Bob from 72 hours to 7 Days

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Turning your 72-hour bag into a 7-day survival kit is more than feasible, but doing so in an organized manner is essential if you want to make sure the bag won’t be too heavy to carry. Before you begin making a checklist of items to go into the expanded 72-hour …

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The Megalist of Survival and Prepping Gift Ideas

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Whether you’re looking for a birthday present or one for the holidays, a prepping gift should definitely be on your list, whether or not the person receiving it preps or not. Much better to give them something useful than something they’ll throw in the back of the closet and never …

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What Rural Folks Should Have in Their EDC

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There are copious amounts of articles and videos published about creating the ultimate EDC (everyday carry) bag and gear. While many of them offer great tips and advice, most forget one very important aspect about surviving the immediate aftermath of a SHTF disaster…where you lives matters – a lot. The …

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Sorry, Non-preppers. Here’s Why You’re Dead Wrong about Us

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Non-preppers, or as my self-reliant pals like to call them, “sheeple” are 100 percent wrong about the five million or so Americans who choose to prepare for looming disaster and live a self-reliant lifestyle. Six years ago I was functioning under the misconception that I was a non-prepper married to …

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How to Survive Extreme Cold Away from Home

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As a prepper, your goal is to prepare for the worst-case scenario. You could have all the gear in the world, but if you can’t survive in cold climates, you’ll quickly find yourself up shit creek without a paddle. Even if you live in a warmer climate, you’re still at …

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The Best Fuel Types for SHTF

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The stockpiling of fuel is one of the most essential aspects of preparing for a long-term doomsday disaster. Unfortunately, so many preppers are doing it wrong – or at least not quite right based upon a lack of complete and accurate information. There are six primary types of fuel all …

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How to Protect Farm Animals from Freezing Temperatures

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Even though most farm animals can keep themselves warm in cold weather, it is still important to take extra care of them in extreme temperatures. Animals that are wet and left outside in very cold weather can get frostbite, causing them to lose ears, tails, they will most likely get …

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12 Types of Knives You Need for Survival

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There is no more iconic piece of warrior equipment than the naked blade. Mankind has been hunting, warring, and killing for thousands of years. Though technology may advance, materials get better, new techniques are developed, the human remains the same. He still requires food, clothing, shelter, and protection from harm. …

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Glock 19 Gen 4 Review

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First off, I wish to thank my readers who’ve trusted my articles since the beginning. I pride my articles in the fact that I provide factual (as well as opinionated) evidence for everything that I write about. In order for a handgun review to be legitimate, the person writing the …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Grey Water

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Recycling water is just as possible as recycling plastic bottles. You might not realize that some of the water you use on a regular basis is considered grey water. There are ways you can safely reuse grey water, especially in a survival scenario or once an SHTF situation calms down. …

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Body Armor for Preppers: Yay or Nay?

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You’re sitting at home, then all the sudden you see a news broadcast saying the economy has collapsed. You’re shocked, not quite sure what exactly is about to take place. Then, you change the channel and see mass panic in cities. There’s riots in the streets, people looting to get …

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7 Ways to Keep Your Soil Fertile

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The fertility of your land doesn’t remain constant, especially if you deplete the soil by growing vegetables and fruit. Just like anything else, your land must be nourished and properly cared for to continue growing food to supply your family. Keeping your land fertile first requires that you used that …

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How to Clear a Room Tactically

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Imagine you’ve spent hours (or even days) traveling to your bug out location after SHTF, and you find that your BOL has already been occupied by looters. Without knowing how to clear a room properly, you could find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly situation. It also gives …

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How to Dehydrate Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs

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When it comes to dehydration, there are few better options when it comes to preserving in-season produce. Dehydrated foods, if properly stored, last for months. If dehydrated food is stored properly, some homesteaders even claim that dehydrated food can last up to a year!  Unlike canned and frozen foods, the …

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How to Heat Your House with Wood

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No matter if you want to save on bills to use that money to prep or if you are working on your retreat, you will need to heat your home with wood. Within this, you will learn how to do that, along with learning what common mistakes to avoid. Where you …

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How to Safely Bug Out from the City

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There are different types of disasters that could destroy life as you know it in a city (natural causes, or caused by mankind). The worst thing you can do as a prepper, is not have a plan for the worst-case scenario. If a disaster strikes the city you live in, …

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Uses for Salt Besides Putting It in Your Food

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When it comes to sprucing up a bland dinner or adding flavor to homemade pickles, there are few ingredients that can compare with good ol’ fashioned salt. Salt allows food molecules to be released into the air and gives the food a distinct aroma and flavor. It highlights and suppresses …

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