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.

6 DIY Emergency Candles You Should Try

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Stockpiling candles in preparation for a SHTF disaster can be easier and cheaper than you may think. We do not need attractive and fragrant candles during a blackout, we merely need something that will brightly and safely light our path. Emergency candles can be used not only for light, but …

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7 Easy DIY Survival Indoor Greenhouses

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You don’t need enough space for a full-size greenhouse to kick start a growing your own groceries plan. Even if you are an urban prepper or a suburban survivalist, you have enough space to get seeds started indoors to develop plants to cultivate crops outdoors (or continue growing indoors) in …

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Is Homesteading the Best Way to Prepare?

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Homesteading and prepping are not the same thing, not exactly anyway, but they definitely can and should be linked. Homesteaders and preppers stockpile food, are focused on making available and conserving resources, understand what living off grid truly means, and strive to be self-reliant both now and well into the …

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The Ultimate Suburban Homesteading Guide

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Homesteading in the suburbs is not yet commonplace, but the practice is now deemed more socially acceptable and less frowned upon by at least some homeowners associations. It’s possible to turn a suburban home and backyard into not only a homestead, but a true survival homestead, but keeping it a …

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Preparing Your Homestead for Evacuation

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You can’t take it ALL with you, but if you want to survive, you better start planning right now to evacuate from your homestead with your food and water preps, intact. Grabbing what you can and going is not a plan, it is a recipe for failure…especially if you did …

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Preparing for Multiple Family Living During SHTF

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Are you and your family or tribe (my favorite term for mutual assistance group) truly prepared to bug in on your homesteading survival retreat? You have stockpiled all the essential preps, have crops growing, animals in the barnyard, and trained physically while enhancing your survival skillset – but may not …

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Creating a Self-Reliance Homeschooling Curriculum

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Creating a homeschool curriculum that suits both the academic and self-reliance goals of a prepping family is an exciting endeavor. If you thought setting up the homeschool classroom was fun, the thrill of designing the curriculum is going to knock your socks off! Finally, you have control over not just …

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