Tara Dodrill

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.

How to Start a Neighborhood Watch

neighborhood watch sign

Is starting a neighborhood watch a huge breach of OPSEC for preppers? Not necessarily. Many preppers have yet to take advantage of all being a part of such a community watch program can do to benefit their own families. We are all in this together, even if non-preppers fail to …

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Checklist of Things to Do When Disaster Strikes

house destroyed by earthquake

Prepping for disaster garners us the tools, supplies, and most vitally, the skill set needed to survive any man-made or natural disaster that strikes. Practice runs help ensure you and your tribe are ready for anything from a short-term regional natural disaster to a full scale nationwide apocalyptic event. In …

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How To Make Plantain Salve

plantain salve

Plantain salve has a place of honor in all of our bugout bags and stockpiles. There is a growing shelf of this awesome natural healing salve in our survival medicine section of our prepping storage areas. You can buy organic plantain salve online and at funky little boutique stores – …

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The Ultimate Survival Mobile Chicken Coop

DIY survival chicken coop

Portable chicken coops are ideal for preppers who keep small livestock as part of their survival plan. With a mobile chicken coop you can save both space and money without sacrificing predator proofing materials – and use the meat and egg bird enclosure like a chicken tractor, as well. Preppers …

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