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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How to Protect Your Survival Homestead

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Home and perimeter defense should be at the foundation of your survival plan , no matter how large or small your prepper retreat or bugout location. The first step in developing a perimeter defense plan is not doing a little math to figure out how much fencing must be purchased. …

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Top Protein Sources on the Survival Homestead

Protein, it is an important part of our daily diet now, but will become even more vital during a long-term disaster. Our bodies require more protein for energy during high-stress situations, and a SHTF scenario will definitely be one of those situations. On a daily, really an hourly, basis, we …

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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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Financial Advice for Preppers

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No matter what type of specific doomsday disaster you may be preparing for, a nearly identical scenario of domino effects will ultimately occur during any long-term nationwide event. Financial collapse and hyper-inflation planning must be factored into any apocalyptic scenario you are prepping yourself and your loved ones to survive …

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