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 EMP Threat Is Real The Government Is Not Prepared

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North Korea claims to be able to hit the United States mainland with ballistic missiles and an EMP weapon. It is long past time to not only start taking the threat of an EMP attack far more seriously, but to educate yourself about what the impact of an electromagnetic pulse …

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How to Set up a Homeschooling Classroom

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You made the big (and wise) leap out of the public education system and are going to homeschool your children. Pat yourself on the back quickly and roll up your sleeves – there’s a LOT of work to do! Before you can start, a classroom must be created to give …

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SHTF Charity Is For Fools

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Do you have friends and loved ones who are still living a “sheeple” life and don’t see the writing on the wall, no matter how much you try to educate them about the need to prep? Me too. You have probably thought about what is going to happen to them …

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20 Things Preppers Should Do More Of

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Being a prepper should always be viewed as a lifestyle and not a hobby – and definitely not as merely a purchase a bunch of survival gear and think you are prepared-type of activity. Preppers are great at planning, making lists, making lists of lists, and stockpiling enough ammo to …

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The Best Off-Grid Homes for Preppers

Off Grid Homes for Preppers

Designing and building an off grid house for a survival retreat is an exciting endeavor, but one that can be full stress, confusion, and governmental red tape. Off the grid homes, contrary to popular belief, can be built anywhere and be as large as your budget will allow. Only a …

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Everyday Carry (EDC) for Kids

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Teaching your children to be prepared is a must, but it does not have to be a frightening process. What type of everyday carry items your kids pack with them depends on several variables: age, maturity, and training are chief among them. Everyday carry items for kids (and the rest …

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Setting up a mutual assistance group

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Being a lone wolf prepper might have a few advantages from an OP/Sec (operational security) aspect, but surviving this way long term just really is not realistic. Forming or joining a mutual assistance groups (MAG) will increase the over all skill set available on the prepper retreat and allow more …

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Prepping For Arrival Of Loved Ones After SHTF

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Do you have unprepared or under-prepared loved ones who will be journeying to your survival-ready home or compound after the SHTF? I don’t mean all of the friends and co-workers who have relentlessly mocked your prepping habit, but your adult children, teens away at college, or siblings – perhaps even …

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