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Raising Rabbits in an Apartment

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As a prepper, the real question you should be asking yourself is why shouldn’t you raise rabbits? They are a great investment for anybody looking to stockpile large quantities of meat, fur, fiber, or fertilizer. If you live in a small apartment, it can be difficult to raise most livestock …

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How to Survive a Street Fight

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Fighting has been around since the beginning of time, so naturally violence is in our nature. Even the smallest of men (or women) have the natural ability to unleash their inner violence, and defeat much bigger opponents. However, street fighting techniques aren’t all about how to throw a punch, taking …

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The Best Horses for Homesteaders and Preppers

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The survival uses for horses are abundant. After the SHTF and the power grid ultimately fails, the hooved beauties will once again be the primary mode of transportation in the United States of America. Caring for and training a horse is a massive commitment and requires factoring their needs into …

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Wait! Don’t Throw These 11 Things Away…

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As a homesteader or prepper, it’s important to recognize the value in trash. What’s that saying—one man’s trash is another man’s juice jug? Something like that. There are several crucial household items that often—out of laziness or lack of ingenuity—end up in the trash can. While this habit contributes to …

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10 Tips for Staying Warm in Late Season Hunting

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There are two things you should expect from late season deer hunting, increased deer movement and harsh weather. And if there is anything I have learnt from my many years of hunting in below zero temperatures is preparedness is everything. Also that, the extremely cold weather that characterizes the late …

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110 Homesteading Tools You Need to Buy

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When it comes to homesteading, it’s nearly impossible to predict with any certainty all the projects and repairs you will need to do from day to day. Experienced homesteaders will tell you that having the right tool for the job at hand is invaluable to maintaining your sanity and your …

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The Best Firearms to Survive in the Woods

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I like to think of myself as a prepared person. We spend a lot of time and effort here at Rancho De Los Locos gathering preps in the form of storage food, medical and first aid supplies, alternative lighting, heating, energy, and water sources. All the usual prepper stuff. We …

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5 Legal Ways to Make Money with Firearms

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updated by Reaper on Sep 11th 2017 If you have ever thought about turning your firearms hobby into a money-making venture this is the post for you. Everyday people take their hobbies and turn them into businesses. In this article, we will talk about five ways you can turn your …

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The Best SHTF Handgun Round

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this article was generously contributed by Arnold While we all hope that we won’t ever have to deal with a SHTF moment, we are also not as daft to think there isn’t a possibility of it ever happening. Because of this, we prepare, and the handgun is an essential part …

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The Different Stages of an Shtf Scenario

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We all have at least a rough idea about how a SHTF scenario will unfold. Preppers with a military background who have witnessed devastation while on a tour of duty, know exactly how quickly a societal collapse can occur after a substantial change in reality happens. Understanding the various phases …

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Henry Lever Action .22 Rifle Review

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The Henry Repeating Rifle is one that should be well recognized by any serious Firearms enthusiast. Benjamin Tyler Henry patented his Lever Action Breach Loading Rifle in 1860 after three years worth of design and development. Although it came on the scene in time for the Civil War, it was …

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25 Ways to Prep Without Lifting a Finger

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Maximizing the amount of time, you can spend preparing for the survival of your family after the SHTF can sometimes even be done from the comfort of your favorite chair – or at least very close to it! Practicing your preps to hone survival skills and buying essential emergency gear …

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15 Things to Stockpile for the Next Earthquake

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An earthquake is a scary experience. While mild earthquakes typically don’t do too much damage, severe earthquakes can cause structural damage to your property. They can also knock down infrastructure and eliminate power from your neighbors. If you want to prepare specifically for a blackout, take a look at these …

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SHTF Currency Options Better than Gold

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When society collapses after a SHTF disaster we all know the bills in our pocket will be worthless – as will the coins in the change jar on the dresser, unless any of them are old enough to have been made with real silver or copper. So, what will become …

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15 Canning Mistakes to Never Ever Make

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The sight of jars stacked in neat rows redolent with the taste of summer bounty will be inspiring for those who want to start canning their produce.  Before your start though there are a few mistakes to avoid if you want flavorsome, tip-top quality canned goods through the winter. #1. …

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Revolver vs Semi Auto in a Crisis Situation

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It has been said that a rifle’s purpose is projecting your will across a distance while a pistol is for controlling your immediate surroundings in unforeseen or only vaguely foreseen situations. In other words, a rifle is a deliberate weapon, while pistols tend to be spur of the moment. Crisis …

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15 Things Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Prepping

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Game of Thrones, now in its 7th season, airs on HBO on Sunday nights. This riveting series chronicles the conflicts between several powerful feuding families. It’s based on several books by George R.R. Martin, which even he admits, are somewhat loosely based on a series of wars between two royal …

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Are You Fit for the Nomadic Lifestyle?

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Walking through the environment with all you own on your back. Down a quiet hill, to a crystal clear watercourse for a drink. Refill your bottles as you look around. There is a small blackberry thicket where you grab a snack. You hear a noise as you move off from …

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