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.

The Top 8 Portable Stoves for Bugging Out

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During a SHTF situation you must have a heat source that functions on readily available fuel to boil water for purification, cook, stay warm, and perhaps even to cauterize a wound. Quality survival stoves must be three things: lightweight, portable, and quick lighting. You might think that all lightweight emergency …

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How Prepping Can Help You Get Ready For Retirement

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Wondering if you can even afford retirement is a questions millions of 40 or 50 something Americans ponder every year. Prepping will prepare you not just to survive a SHTF scenario, but equip you to both survive and thrive during your retirement years. Middle age preppers might feel forced between …

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DIY Feather Sticks in 3 Steps

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Fire sticks, or feather sticks as they are also called, could be one of the most vital things when you’re out in the wilderness. In a survival situation, you want to be able to make not only a quick-starting fire, but a sustainable one to keep you warm throughout the …

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The Ultimate AR-15 Guide For Beginners

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The AR-15 is a versatile, dependable, and highly accurate rifle for both home defense and self-defense purposes. This lightweight rifle has gotten a back rap by liberals, who deem it an “assault rifle” primarily because the anti-gun crowd mistakenly believes the “AR” stands from that dog whistle of a phrase …

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How To Oven And Sun Dry Meat and Produce

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Preserving meat and poultry to ensure your family will continue to have protein to consume during a SHTF disaster does not require any expensive equipment, or even a dehydrator. Drying meat for long-term preservation involves decreasing the amount of water or moisture in the meat to prevent the growth of …

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