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.

Prepper Networking In Good Times And Bad

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Have you finally decided that prepping alone just isn’t going to work, but don’t really know how to connect with other like-minded individuals – or have reservations about doing so? You are not alone. Most preppers grasp that the lone wolf approach to survival is not their best option for …

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Things to Scavenge for when SHTF

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Scavenging for essential items to survive thrive after a SHTF doomsday disaster should be a part of your weekly prepping routine and factored into the family’s self-reliance budget. Most preppers stockpile preps to increase their family’s chances of survival, but that is only step 1 of the process. Tossing a …

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How To Raise Cattle As Part Of Your Survival Plan

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Raising cattle as part of your survival plan can vastly increase the beef and dairy yields on your prepper compound. But, raising cattle takes a lot of time, space, money, and knowledge. Before venturing out to your first livestock auction, educate yourself about cattle husbandry to avoid an epic – …

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How to Set up an Apothecary Patch

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This week on our homesteading survival retreat was spent with my husband and son-in-law running heavy equipment to improve our ½-mile uphill into the middle of the woods driveway after a winter and spring of historic rains. During this time, I worked on our apothecary patch. Growing your own medicine …

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Should Prepping Run Your Life?

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Should prepping run your life? The short answer is absolutely yes! Prepping is not a hobby, it is a self-reliant lifestyle choice. When you fully adopt a preparedness routine and approach the matter as a form of “life assurance” regardless of where you are, doing anything, and feeling confident about …

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64 Healthy Foods for Your Survival Stockpile

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Stockpiling food in preparation for a long-term disaster is essential for your survival. But, if you do not stash the right type of food, truly healthy food, the chances of you and your loved ones making it through a SHTF scenario, could be greatly diminished. The amount of manual labor …

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DIY Laundry Detergent Step By Step

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Make your own laundry soap to ensure your do not carry or transfer germs and other contaminants on your clothing during a long-term disaster and to save a pretty substantial amount of money you can use to stockpile other essential preps in the process. DIY laundry soap is just that, …

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