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21 Canning Tips for Beginners

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As a child, I would marvel at the canning exhibits at agricultural shows with my mother. The peaches, plums and apricots in the jars displaying the blue ribbons, were perfectly positioned and the color seemed to capture the essence of summer sun-ripened fruit. I could only imagine the taste of …

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The 5 Day Challenge: Learn One Survival Skill a Day for 5 Days

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Trying to learn everything there is to know about prepping and buying all of the survival gear you and your family could possibly ever need is an extremely daunting proposition. Most folks come to embrace the concept or preparedness after becoming worried about national/world events or after living through some …

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DIY Earthquake Kits

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If you live on the West Coast of the United States the reality of a earthquake is very real. In the last 365 days there have been over 7,800 earthquakes in California alone. While the residents of California do not feel many of them, they happen daily. In fact according …

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TACTICAL TRAINING FROM AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER

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Tactical training is one of the most important aspects of your prepping for a SHTF situation. Use the information in this article to start your training regime, or modify any training you may already be doing. Training should be done to build a skill level, and also to maintain that …

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16 Things to Stockpile for the Next Blackout

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Major blackouts are more common now than ever before. Most of us have experienced a blackout for a few hours. A blackout is a power outage that can range from a few hours to months. They might happen because of a major storm, a hurricane, a transformer blowing, or other …

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Handguns For The Elderly

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updated by Reaper on Sep 11th 2017 When we think of homeowners and firearms, we often think about a man defending his wife and kids. However, per the Census Bureau, by 2050, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. A defense firearm for the elderly should be like …

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Preppers on the Run-Chapter 6: Not What It Seems

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“Oh my gosh she’s been bit.” Tears streamed down Sandra’s face. Robby rushed forward with the first aid kit. Susie was still crying, huge crocodile tears. “Mom, here.” He frantically shoved the first aid kit into her hands. “Do something.” Robby’s voice was frantic. He spun around. “Alex, go find …

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Top 10 Biggest Prepper Debates

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What Side Are You On? No matter how long you’ve been prepping you’ve no doubt run across some prepping concepts and advice that you disagree with. Preppers are a very diverse bunch of people. Whether they call themselves bushcrafters, survivalists, preppers, off-gridders, or homesteaders, all have different goals, motivations, skill …

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Societal Collapse: How to Prepare For and Survive It

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When society collapses, it will happen quickly. The time to prepare your family AND organize your neighbors is now! No matter how prepared you are for the SHTF inciting incident, both you and your loved ones will still suddenly find yourselves thrust into the middle of a disaster with copious …

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Mushroom Farming 101

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Mushrooms are a perfect home project because they are grown indoors and outdoors. This means that seasons and weather conditions do not have bearing on your production. They are a wonderful addition to your home cooked meals and a hobby or business a prepper should find exciting. Mushrooms are part …

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How to Get Your Concealed Carry License

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We’re not all going to be near the weapons shed when the SHTF, so we should prepare ourselves to the best of our abilities. Though there are different ways to do so, one of the smallest tasks we can do is to learn how to carry a concealed pistol with …

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How to Make a Bulleproof Bug Out Plan

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All preppers must have a quality bugout plan if they want to survive a doomsday disaster (not just an emergency). Even if you live on an amazing survival retreat and envision bugging in after the SHTF, a day could come when remaining on your homestead would no longer be an …

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50 Bartering Items for Post SHTF

Once the SHTF, you will realize there are things you need that you don’t have on hand. Paper money may not hold any value at this time. Rather, you need to have items or skills on hand that you can use to barter with others for your essentials. Even those …

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What Is MOLLE and Why You Should Care

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MOLLE (pronounced Molly, like the girls name), is the acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. Molle gear is the current Army standard for equipment carrying load bearing packs worn by the combat soldier. NATO troops, especially the United States and Great Britain, utilize the MOLLE system. These systems are often …

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The 5 Best Handguns For Home Defense and SHTF Scenarios

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With home invasions are on the rise in America, defending your home and family is not something anyone should take lightly. While there are many schools of thought on what firearm is best for home defense, a handgun is the best starting point for any homeowner. The handgun is the …

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How to Make Your Own Water Distiller

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Drinking tap water is not as safe as most people may believe. Instead, it can be a cocktail of fluorine, chlorine, plus other chemicals. Now, imagine if the SHTF. Your water mat be contaminated with heavy metals, bacteria, protozoa and even viruses. There are many ways to purify it but …

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How to Insulate Your Attic

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Winters can be brutal on keeping your home heated, especially for off-the-grid living. You don’t want to deplete your power bank by pumping electric-based heat into the home, only to vanish through the rooftop. To ensure you’re not wasting your time and resources, insulating your attic is completely necessary. We’re …

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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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