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 Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Seniors

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Prepping with senior citizens poses some challenges, and may benefits as well. An elderly person may no longer be able to physically contribute heavily to the manual labor required on a sustainable prepper retreat, but her or she possess decades of knowledge and skills that can help guide the physical, …

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How to Take Your Bob from 72 hours to 7 Days

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Turning your 72-hour bag into a 7-day survival kit is more than feasible, but doing so in an organized manner is essential if you want to make sure the bag won’t be too heavy to carry. Before you begin making a checklist of items to go into the expanded 72-hour …

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What Rural Folks Should Have in Their EDC

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There are copious amounts of articles and videos published about creating the ultimate EDC (everyday carry) bag and gear. While many of them offer great tips and advice, most forget one very important aspect about surviving the immediate aftermath of a SHTF disaster…where you lives matters – a lot. The …

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The Best Fuel Types for SHTF

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The stockpiling of fuel is one of the most essential aspects of preparing for a long-term doomsday disaster. Unfortunately, so many preppers are doing it wrong – or at least not quite right based upon a lack of complete and accurate information. There are six primary types of fuel all …

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The Domino Effect of Disasters

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When the SHTF, it is going to get messy…very, very messy. The domino effect sparked by either a natural or man-made disaster will be at least as dangerous and life-threatening as the originating event in almost every case. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey clearly illustrated that we …

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The Best Horses for Homesteaders and Preppers

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The survival uses for horses are abundant. After the SHTF and the power grid ultimately fails, the hooved beauties will once again be the primary mode of transportation in the United States of America. Caring for and training a horse is a massive commitment and requires factoring their needs into …

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The Different Stages of an Shtf Scenario

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We all have at least a rough idea about how a SHTF scenario will unfold. Preppers with a military background who have witnessed devastation while on a tour of duty, know exactly how quickly a societal collapse can occur after a substantial change in reality happens. Understanding the various phases …

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25 Ways to Prep Without Lifting a Finger

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Maximizing the amount of time, you can spend preparing for the survival of your family after the SHTF can sometimes even be done from the comfort of your favorite chair – or at least very close to it! Practicing your preps to hone survival skills and buying essential emergency gear …

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SHTF Currency Options Better than Gold

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When society collapses after a SHTF disaster we all know the bills in our pocket will be worthless – as will the coins in the change jar on the dresser, unless any of them are old enough to have been made with real silver or copper. So, what will become …

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