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How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

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For centuries cast iron has been the material of choice for the thrifty and now for the health conscious. Why for the health conscious? Because cast iron uses less oil as a well-seasoned skillet becomes non-stick. Small amount of iron are released from cast iron but not enough to make …

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Fish Traps to Catch Your Limit

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Fish is one of the best survival foods you will ever find.  It is packed with protein, full of fatty oils, and can be found in almost any body of water.  However, in a survival situation you rarely have a rod and reel with you.  So now what? The rod …

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Edible Moss

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Moss and lichens are the fluffy, spongy, and scaly growths we find deep in the forest.  We see moss on the ground, on logs, on rocks, and on the side of trees.  It normally thrives in shaded and moist areas. Moss can help you find true North, insulate a shelter, …

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How to Prepare for and Survive a Nuclear Fallout

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A nuclear blast is any massive explosion from a nuclear device or weapon that results in intense heat and blinding light, followed by prevalent radioactivity across the ground, water, and air for miles. Such a blast will devastate anything and everything within its general vicinity. The radiation will leave the …

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Herbal Remedies for Common Pains

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If you’ve been relying on over-the-counter medications to treat your pain for some time now, you may believe that you’re out of luck if you’re in a survival situation with seemingly no way to treat your pain. In reality, nature provides dozens if not hundreds of perfectly natural remedies for …

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The Day The Electronics Died: What Happens After An EMP

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There has been a great deal of talk recently surrounding EMPs. Electromagnetic pulses are a very real threat and one of the most likely SHTF scenarios.  Most countries have the technology, and unlike nuclear weapons these machines are not regulated. It is also very possible for EMPs to occur naturally. …

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Top 5 Best Pistols for SHTF and Home Defense

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One of the most important firearms to own as part of your preparations for SHTF will be the handgun. This is because your handgun is the gun that’s always on your person and that you can access the quickest in an emergency. While it may not have the range or …

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How to Stay Warm Without Electricity

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Frequent hikers, mountaineers, and skiers should already know that regulating body temperature is a key element to survival in the outdoors. In truth one of the biggest challenges during a SHTF situation, especially for those that live in the colder climates, is how to heat your home and stay warm …

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How To Can Bacon

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For a long time canning anything was intimidating to me.  Even after becoming a pickling expert, canning meats seemed out of reach.  Then I had a friend bring me some samples, and I was hooked.  I could not believe that meat could last months or even years on the pantry …

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Irrigate Your Garden with A DIY System

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You have made the commitment to build a vegetable garden on your property, but what about water?  In most of the US, a garden does not get enough rainwater to thrive.  It may struggle through the summer and produce some food, but you would not be maximizing your resources like …

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Essential Oils 101

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Essential oils are extracted from roots, leaves, flowers, or bark of plants, typically through a distillation process. They are a great addition to your prepper stockpile because they have a long shelf life and are used for a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical health issues. Essential oils also …

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DIY Desiccants and Alternatives

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Many preppers and survivalist run across the issue of moisture. They need a way to extract moisture from ammunition, dry food, and other containers.  Moisture can cause mold, rust, bacteria, and all kinds of other issues.  Desiccant packs can be purchased for this purpose, but who wants to spend all …

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Bleach for Survival?

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The possession of a bottle of household bleach can mean the difference between life and death. How you may ask?  Well let’s start at the beginning with the ingredients of bleach. What is bleach made of? Bleach is a chemical compound made from Chlorine and Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic soda or …

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How to Preserve Food like the Native Americans

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In the world where refrigeration is widely available, many of us don’t really think about preserving food much, because quite frankly the refrigerator does it for us. Survivalists however are aware of the fact that when the grid goes down, some if not all of the food we have in …

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Survival Tomahawks: Practical, tactical or both?

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Native American warriors and soldiers in Vietnam spring to mind when we think of tomahawks. When using a tomahawk for military purposes like hand-to-hand combat and forced entry, it is termed a tactical weapon. When used in daily circumstances like chopping kindling, meat, digging and so forth then its use …

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Essential Tools and Gear for Long-Term Survival

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Preparing for emergencies is about accumulating the knowledge, supplies, and tools to handle whatever life may throw at you next. A power outage that lasts a few days, or a flood that requires you to evacuate for several days is just a temporary situation. Temporary emergencies are easier to handle …

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Megadroughts – Are They Coming?

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I think at this point it is fair to say that the dispute on global warming is not much of a dispute. People still argue about what caused it and how severe it will get, but climate change is real. It seems like every year the weather gets more unpredictable. …

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