Tara Dodrill

Tara Dodrill is a homesteading and survival journalist and author. She lives on a small ranch with her family in Appalachia. She has been both a host and frequent guest on preparedness radio shows. In addition to the publication of her first book, 'Power Grid Down: How to Prepare, Survive, and Thrive after the Lights go Out', Dodrill also travels to offer prepping tips and hands-on training and survival camps and expos.

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Wild Carrots Survival Identification and Uses

Wild carrots, or Queen Anne’s Lace (latin name: Daucus carota), as they are often called, are both medicinal and edible weeds. Unlike its look-alike, poison hemlock, this plant can be used fresh and in dried form to make healing tea, herbal infusion, and sweet jelly. Queen Anne’s Lace was brought to the United States by …

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20 Survival Skills You Can Learn While Stuck in Your Home

Learning new survival skills or honing existing ones doesn’t necessarily involve spending a weekend roughing it in the woods or going to some type or training facility. While many of the most important hands-on training does occur outdoors, there are extremely valuable survival skills you can learn right now while sitting inside your home. Watching …

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Foraging for Survival: the Ultimate Guide

Being able to forage during a survival situation can mean the difference between life and painful starvation. Foraging or wildcrafting skills are just as vital to your food security survival plan as the long-term stockpiling of food, hunting, fishing, and trapping. While you cannot garner as much protein from foraged plants, herbs, berries, “weeds” or …

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Amaranth – A Superfood Everyone Should Start Stockpiling

Amaranth is not a single plant or even technically a spice or grain, like so many folks think, but something every prepper should be growing in their survival garden. Amaranth is a group of 60 distinct varieties of grains that have been used both as food and for their proposed medicinal benefits for nearly 10,000 …

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