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How to Prepare Your Home for Blackouts

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In my younger days, every time the power went out, I’d kick myself for not being better prepared. The kids would scream for me from wherever they were in the house. I’d conduct a frantic search for flashlights only to discover the batteries were dead or missing. Do you know …

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Killing Internal Parasites

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Today we will be dealing with a subject that makes most people’s skin crawl as it rightfully should: parasites. Parasites are often too small to see and even microscopic, so they are very easily to be infected with by cross-contamination. The CDC studies report that at the moment over 300,000 …

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How to Battle Harden Your Bug Out Bag

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When it comes to bug out bags, we spend a lot of our time thinking about the different types of gear that we might need in a whole range of situations that we might find ourselves in if the SHTF. We often consider what our skill levels are in different …

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The DIY Paiute Deadfall Trap

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This trap is named after the native Paiute people. They were nomadic hunter gatherers whose life revolved around animals, wild plants, and community. Hunting by trapping, snares, and deadfalls was a way of life. The Paiutes did start using horses after the Plains Indians introduced them to them, but they …

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The Ultimate Guide to Vertical Gardening

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If you’ve spent any time on social media or the wider Internet lately, you’ll have noticed that vertical gardening has become immensely popular. Between urban gardeners and survivalists, it has grown significantly, and for good reason. Vertical gardening is a great step to self-sufficiency, especially in a SHTF situation. Why …

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How to Waterproof Your Boots

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Any hiker, naturalist, or survivalist will tell you that your boots are one of the most important tools you will have when outdoors. If a person doesn’t have adequate footwear in extreme conditions, it can be a death sentence. If you have poor footwear, your ability to move, hunt, and …

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How to Make a Squirrel Tube Trap 4 Ways

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Today we will make a few traps in the “humane eviction” theme for squirrels. These are 3 traps to keep the squirrel alive so it can be relocated, or harvested as you wish. The most common reason to catch a squirrel alive is to move him to a place that …

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How to Make Powdered Milk at Home

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photo: adapted from Derek Rawlings on Flickr.com With prices of dairy products soaring, a lot of people are turning to powdered milk to save some money. Dry, or powdered milk is still faring better than fresh milk, which can cost somewhere between $2.50 to $3.50 a gallon in most places, with …

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How to Handle Toothaches Post Collapse

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I thought I would write this as I still can remember the inhumane pain a few Christmases back when I had some horrible tooth pain when my wisdom teeth decided to come back in. As it was Christmas, I put off getting seen about throbbing jaw pain that came and …

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Do Burglars Avoid Houses With Dogs?

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Research has shown that burglars avoid houses with dogs for a lot of reasons. Intruders are often put off by dogs of any kind, however larger dogs or breeds traditionally used as guard dogs (such as German Shepherds or Rottweilers) are especially seen as a threat by burglars for a …

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11 Plants You Can Grow Indoors

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Imagine having your garden and plants grow indoors all year long! Having fresh vegetables and plants so easily accessible through the winter months. Growing plants indoors has become very popular and is continuously expanding. Luckily, you do not have to be trained in the farming industry for this. This is …

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How to Tie the Monkey Fist Knot

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The monkey fist is a neat little device that originated several hundred years ago on sailing vessels. Often referred to as a sailor’s knot, it started life as a halyard line tied around a cannon ball to toss the mooring line to a dockhand. Another use on ships was as …

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Review of the Mossberg 500

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A pump action shotgun is one of the most reliable and versatile weapons ever made. The Mossberg 500 series may well be the best pump shotgun that you can buy. Some may argue that boast, but in my experience, I stand by that statement. My last Mossberg model 500 is …

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How to Know Your Food Is Spoiled

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There are many methods and theories on how long to keep and use food, or when it has gone bad. There are some signs that are visible, and many that are not. Scientists say that not all bacteria are harmful, and there is a big difference between spoilage bacteria and …

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How to Prepare your Farm for SHTF

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As you are more likely aware, the best way to ensure one’s survival after TSHTF is to move to a rural area, this is why so many city preppers have a dwelling outside the city limits. Indeed, many of these dwellings have been optimized to turn into self-sustaining farms. While …

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