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28 Survival Uses for Paper Clips

The ability to use everyday objects for practical uses other than what they were originally intended for is part of being a good prepper. Believe it or not, there are a lot of household items lying around can be transformed. Paper clips are one example of an office supply that …

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How to Hand Wash Clothes

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In a SHTF scenario, electricity may no longer be available. Just one of the comforts that will disappear is having clothes laundered. Even if you are lucky enough to own lots of clothes, you will eventually run out of clean ones. Good hygiene will be important in a post-collapse world. …

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How to Dry Herbs for You

Believe it or not, learning how to dry herbs is one of the tasks you must cross off your list in becoming the ultimate prepper. Dried herbs can be used a variety of ways including as a first aid alternative, to treat illnesses and infections, to create tea as a …

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The Amazing Swedish Fire Torch

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The Swedish Fire Torch is a great addition to any base camp or bug-out area. The fire it generates feeds itself, and the contraption is easy to use and build. The technique has been used for many years in Scandinavian countries. For those who are unfamiliar, a Swedish Fire Torch …

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How to Raise Goats

Goats are probably one of the easiest animals to keep. They’re versatile, hardy and they don’t actually require a great deal of attention. Although their playful and curious nature can present certain management challenges, they are easily integrated with other livestock and are very adaptable. Despite popular opinion, goats won’t …

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Here’s How to Use a Scythe

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There’s nothing particularly novel about the scythe. For centuries, this agricultural wonder-tool was commonplace among small-scale farmers. Most knew how to maximize the benefits of these hook-bladed implements, using them to cut fields of hay, grain and weeds. With the advent of horse-drawn ploughs and petroleum-powered harvesters, the scythe slipped …

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Considerations when you’re building a house in the woods

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In the aftermath of a long-term event If you’re extra-prepared, you’ll have already designed and constructed a defensible bug-out location where you can settle and sustain yourself until things calm down. Regardless of the location you settle on, make sure you know as much about the area surrounding your house …

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How to Make a Reliable Water Filter at Home

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Water. It is one of the survival essentials. As anyone who’s made the mistake of not bringing adequate drinking water with them in the woods can attest to, being prepared to easily filter and purify water is a necessity in any survival scenario. Luckily, filtration is possible with readily available, …

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How To Make Wine At Home

If society breaks down, a bottle of wine could be one hell of a bargaining chip. Many of us rely on outside companies to create and bottle wine. This dependence on others, however, can be side stepped. Making your own wine is a simpler process than you might think. In …

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20 Health Benefits of Honey

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When we speak of honey, the word sweet is usually not far behind. It’s because honey contains different types of sugars such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and maltose. It is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers and stocked up for the long winter season. We, humans, then harvest …

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