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Introduction to Homesteading

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Homesteading dates back to the Homestead Act of 1862. Settlers from various walks of life, single women, slaves, and immigrants fresh off the boat, took up the gauntlet to build a home and live free on 160 acres for five years. During that five-year-period, they were charged with making improvements …

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The Best Survival Guns You Could Ever Own

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One of the most important elements of prepping, along with food, water and first aid, is security. A disaster scenario will be a dangerous time for you and your family, so you must be prepared to protect them. In order to do it you must have the necessary tools to …

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50 Uses for Silica Gel Packets

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If you recently bought new clothing, shoes, or even electronic devices, then you surely came across those white packets that say “Do Not Eat”? Like most people, you are tempted to toss them away with the rest of the wrappings, and by doing so you actually throw away one of …

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How to Easily Dig a Well on Your Property

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Just about everyone can agree water is a top priority in a disaster/SHTF scenario. That’s why it is highly recommended that you stock up on as much water as you can. Specifically, you should stock enough so that every person in your group has at least one half gallon of …

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Critical EDC Keychain Survival Items

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It doesn’t matter where you are or what time of year it is, there are certain tools that if you have them handy, will make surviving a disaster or grid down situation easier. Disaster may strike when you least expect it and when you don’t have access to your bug …

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How to Prep if You Live in a Senior Retirement Place

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If you currently reside in a senior retirement community and worry about the state of affairs in our country and across the world, there is hope. One thing you can do to make sure that you and those around you are ready is to start getting prepared. Just because you’re …

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How to Build a Log Cabin From Scratch

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The definition of a cabin is a small house usually built in a rural area. Traditional wooden cabins in the 1800s and 1900s were made from whole logs or split logs to give the traditional “log cabin” look. These days a wooden cabin may be built in your backyard for …

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How to Survive a Personal Assault

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Even in “normal” times, there are those people out there who are prone to violence and theft, including home invasion, armed robbery or assault. The problem is that these people exist and wreak havoc even when they know that police and other authorities are available to pursue them. Following a …

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Top 6 Ways Start a Fire with Sticks

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As a prepper, no matter what event you feel is threatening our world and our way of life, you can rest assured that being able to start a fire with sticks is one basic skill you will need at some point. In addition, there are many different activities you participate …

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The Ultimate Guide for Surviving Inside Your Vehicle

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We talked a lot about choosing the best bug out vehicle as well as equipping it for emergencies. But, with 55,000 Americans dying each year in car crashes, it’s critical taht we leave Doomsday aside for a moment and address personal emergencies while driving. First off, I highly recommend you start packing …

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22 Primitive Skills You Need to Master

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Imagine, a massive solar flare blasts out from the sun causing an electromagnetic storm that fries the grid and any electronics along with it. All un-shielded digital information, late model vehicles, and communications down for good.  Even systems and machinery that rely on basic circuitry would be rendered inoperable by …

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Can You Bug In if You Live in the City?

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Can you bug in if you live in the city? Absolutely you can. There are just some adjustments you need to make to your planning so that you can increase your chance of survival. Although most experts may recommend that you get out of the city if possible during a …

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The 6 Critical and Basic Survival Needs

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Although many preppers have specific events in mind that they are preparing for, there really is no way to predict with any certainty what a post-SHTF world will turn into. But there are six basic survival needs that, if met, should help you stay alive longer than anyone else. Obviously there …

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Root Cellar Basics and 10 Cellar Plans You Can Do Yourself

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If you’re a prepper planning to have your own survival garden or food forest to sustain you following a SHTF event, then you will likely need a good way to store harvested food without refrigeration. Even if with solar or hydro powered refrigeration, you will have to use a smaller …

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How to Make a Zeer Pot (“Fridge” Without Electricity)

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Most preppers know that a natural disaster or severe storm typically means the power will go out at least for a short period of time and many have prepared ways to live without refrigeration for several days until power is restored. But what if following a SHTF event, the power …

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5 Survival Stories Too Harrowing to Be True

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When you’re out in the wilderness, the warm weather, beautiful scenery, and the distance between yourself and the stress of daily life in town may seem perfect. But if you become lost, or if something happens that severely inhibits your ability to walk out, that fine day of hiking can …

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11 Types of Rope You Should Know

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Before heading off to the store to get yourself kitted out with rope for your camping trip or stocking up your survival gear it’s best to know the inherent qualities of various types of ropes and their uses before parting with your cash. Bear in mind that ropes last around …

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Making a DIY Outhouse

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An outhouse is a small building, usually separate from the main house, that is used for privacy to cover a dry toilet (uses no water) or pit latrine. An outhouse is typically used in locations where water is limited, expensive, or even unavailable. These are more common now in third …

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30+ Fire Tinder and Kindling Options to Start a Fire

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Starting a fire is one of the most important survival skills anyone can learn.  A fire means the difference between freezing and being warm. It means the difference between eating a cold meal and a hot meal. It means being able to cook the meat you kill and the fish you catch.  …

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14 Survival Strategies That Are Downright Deceptive

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There are basically two types of preppers getting ready for SHTF, those who are ready and willing for a fight and those who will avoid a fight as long as possible but fight back when needed. The major difference in probable outcomes for the two classes is the first type …

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