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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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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15 Preps You Can Score at Military Surplus Stores (and 1 You Should Avoid)

There simply isn’t anything better than quality bargain preps when you are working to fulfill all the items on your survival plan wish list. There are many places to score cheap preps: online, in outdoors stores, flea markets, yard sale… and military surplus stores. Far too often, folks think only military gear that has been …

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Here’s Why Jerusalem Artichoke Is a Fantastic Survival Crop

Growing Jerusalem artichokes can keep both your and your survival livestock well fed during a long-term disaster – with barely any manual labor from you required in the process. A single Jerusalem artichoke plant is capable of producing 200 pounds of nutrient-rich tubers that is safe for both humans and livestock to eat. Jerusalem Artichoke …

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