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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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How to Survive a Terrorist Attack

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updated by reaper 12/04/2017 There are many types of disasters, ranging from natural disasters, pandemics, to an economic collapse, which people can prepare for in advance. Perhaps one of the more terrifying types of disasters to prepare for is a terrorist attack. Preparing to survive a terrorist attack is a …

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Slingshots for Survival. Because when SHTF, You’ll Be David

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We’re all familiar with slingshots: Y-shaped weapons and a rubber strips attached to both points which launch projectiles.  While some see them as a toy rather than useful survival tools, the truth is that the slingshot can be one of the most versatile and effective weapons in your arsenal if you …

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Here’s what Camping can Teach you About Prepping

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Some of my favorite memories are from camping trips. I’ve been lucky enough to hike in Yellowstone, Monongahela, Rocky Mountain National Park, Acadia and many parks and forests around my home region of Eastern Ohio. The pictures I’ve taken don’t do justice to the experiences I’ve had, experiences of freedom, …

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How to Make an Emergency Evacuation Plan

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It’s important that you make an emergency evacuation, because you and your family may not be together in one place when a disaster or chaos strikes, and a LOT of things can and will go wrong.  Planning is among the most important stages of prepping.  If you haven’t created a …

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How to Secure Your Campsite when Bugging Out

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Whether you have the best-laid plans to bug out to a secure location, one you have set up ahead of time, or you don’t have anywhere to go when you bug out, there is a good chance you’ll be camping at some point. But unlike a building that has walls, …

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How to Bulletproof Your Car

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There are many reasons why you’d want to bulletproof your car. Maybe you live in a crime-ridden neighborhood where shattered windows and stolen cars are the norm, or maybe you want to be prepared for a speedy bug out. While some people can afford to buy an armored car, they …

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How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

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Most preppers agree that hand sanitizer is an excellent personal hygiene product to have in a survival situation.  It’s convenient to store and use, and it’s a fast and efficient way to kill bacteria and germs on your hands. The strong alcoholic content of hand sanitizer also means it is …

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Everything You Need to Know About Expiration Dates

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If there’s one thing that apocalyptic movies got right, it’s that when faced with a disaster, people will strip the shelves of the nearest grocery store bare in a matter of days. People will rush in and out, grabbing anything and everything that they think can help them survive for …

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How to Know When to Bug Out

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When a long-term disaster strikes, it can be confusing to know what to do. You need to determine beforehand whether you will bug in or bug out. Unless you have a well-stocked bugout location and a means to get there safely, bugging in is, in most cases, your best option. …

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