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Long Term Food Storage: #10 cans or Mylar-Type Bags

#10 cans or Mylar-Type Bags If you have been shopping for long term food storage recently you've probably wondered about the difference between food producers that use #10 cans or ...
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MRE vs. Freeze Dried Foods

MRE vs. Freeze Dried Food – Do You Know the Difference?

Do you know the difference when comparing MRE vs. Freeze Dried Foods? One of the most common mistakes people make when considering food storage is the mistake that MRE's and freeze ...
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s

Survival Food Storage Do’s and Don’ts

5 Golden Rules of Survival Food Storage Having been in the survival food business since 2008 we have seen a lot of survival food storage companies come and go; as ...
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GMO Free Food Storage

Best Practices to Ensuring GMO-Free Food Storage

We'd like to welcome Phil Cox, CEO of Legacy Food Storage, to our Food Storage Review Series. Phil has graciously shared his knowledge of the issue of GMOs in food ...
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Food Storage Review – Food4Patriots – Consumer Warning!

Food Storage Review – Food4Patriots – Consumer Warning!

Hey guys. Doing our research on food storage vs. marketing companies we came across this gem of a company: Food4Patriots.com. If you have been on Facebook for any length of ...
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Food Storage Review Criteria: Nutrition, Packaging, Quality, and Price

Food Storage Review Criteria: Nutrition, Packaging, Quality, and Price

Nutritional Value of Long Term Food Storage If you’ve done any research, you’ll know that buying food for emergencies is a bit different from routine shopping. While nutritional value is ...
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Types Food Storage Companies

Types Food Storage Companies

Are All Food Storage Companies the Same? Have you ever wondered why #17 at most Mexican restaurants is almost always Chile Rellenos? Or why the menus are eerily the same ...
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Secrets of the Food Storage Industry They Don’t Want You to Know

Food Storage Companies: Are They All Created Equal? As sellers of emergency food storage, we feel that we owe it to our readers to be upfront and honest about the ...
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OvaEasy Egg / Nutriom Food Storage Recall

USDA Recall of Nutriom and OvaEasy Egg Products On February 15, 2014, the USDA and FSIS issued a CLASS I recall of over 220,000 pounds of OvaEasy egg products made ...
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Prepping Supplies: How to Begin Your Food and Water Storage

Would You Like to Begin Prepping, But Don't Know Where to Start? Survivalist 101 contributor M.J. Buchanan shares her tips for beginning the prepping process, including food and water storage, ...
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Boiling water to purification

Introducing the Open Fire Chef and His “Preppers Bean Challenge”

Preppers - Is Your Food Storage Boring? It seems that every prepper, regardless of their reason for prepping, sooner or later focuses on food. I have seen many takes on ...
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s

Stockpiling Food: Tips for Buying Survival Food

Stockpiling Food: Buy the Calories, Not the Servings! Hi all, this is Samson B.K. I wanted to give you a few tips on how to get your best deal when ...
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Kelly Kettle Trekker Review: Good for Boiling Water …

The Kelly Kettle Overview The Kelly Kettle is a unique water boiler that is essentially a water jacketed double walled aluminum chimney with a removable aluminum fire pan. To use, ...
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Survival Knives 101: The Many Uses of a Survival Knife

Survival Knives 101 Intro Survival Knife Uses Choosing a Good Survival Knife Survival Knife Blade Design Blade Steel - Best Knife Steel Different Parts of a Survival Knife Overview: What ...
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Bug out Bag Gear

Bug out Bag Gear Redundancy Solutions

Redundancy in Bug out Bag Gear This may seem obvious but redundancy in bug out bag gear doesn’t always mean having two of something. It’s closer to the old saying, “There’s ...
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Picking the Best Bug Out Bag Backpack

Considerations for a Bug Out Bag Backpack When it comes to a bug out bag backpack, there’s a spectrum of options. At one end, there’s literally a non-descript bag, into which you ...
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Should I Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One?

Should I Build a Bug Out Bag or Buy One? Survivalist 101 sells both the bags/packs and much of the contents for the do-it-yourself assembler of a bug out bag ...
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Coghlans Emergency Stove: Survival Gear Review

Why You Need an Emergency Stove In Your BOB Everyone has their own opinion of the “ideal” survival gear, I know I certainly do. The problem with having an idealistic ...
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Bug Out Bag List: Going Beyond the Basics of Food, Water, and Shelter

Room to Spare? Include Convenience Items on Your Bug Out Bag List We've already covered the basic items that should go in your bug out bag, but if you have ...
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Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was ...
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Blackout prep emergency supplies

Hurricane Kit: The Top 10 Essentials You Must Include

Hurricane season 2013 began with tropical storm Andrea, which brought high winds, tornadoes, and record rainfall to portions of the southern and northeastern parts of the US. Fortunately, it didn'€™t cause massive amounts of damage but it was the first warning for residents of hurricane prone areas to get prepared for hurricane season ...
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How to Make a Bug Out Bag – Lighten Your Load and Get It Organized

Two of the most important aspects to consider when deciding how to make a bug out bag for yourself or your family are weight and accessibility. If you can'€™t carry ...
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Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit: How to Survive a Rural Breakdown

Vehicle breakdowns can happen anywhere, but with the availability of cell phones and roadside assistance services, most people don'€™t bother to carry an emergency car kit. Even fewer know how ...
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Bug Out Bag Essentials - The 10 Items All BOBs Must-Have!

Bug Out Bag Essentials – The 10 Items All BOBs Must-Have!

Bug Out Bag Essentials. Every article that you read about how to build a bug out bag is going to have a list of 50 or 60 items that you ...
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Survival Kit for Hurricanes

Survival Kit for Hurricanes: Prepare Ahead of Time

Hurricanes bring to mind destructive winds and heavy rains, but in fact, the wind is often the least of your worries! It's OK though because we'€™ve put together an excellent ...
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Bug Out Bag Packing List

Bug Out Bag Packing List – Why You Need One

Why Do You Need a Bug Out Bag Packing List? Putting together a bug out bag is not difficult, but putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug out bag requires ...
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zombie bug out bag

Zombie Bug Out Bag – Items to Pack Beyond the Norm

Zombie Bug Out Bag Must-Haves Some people believe in the possibility of a Zombie apocalypse and others don'€™t, but the capacity for a naturally derived or chemically engineered virus that ...
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The Ultimate Bug Out Bag List

The Ultimate Bug Out Bag List

Putting together a bug out bag is really not that difficult if you have a bug out bag list to go by. However,  putting together a comprehensive, well packed bug ...
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What Should Be in a Bug Out Bag?

What Should Be in a Bug Out Bag?

If this is your first foray into the land of bug out bags, many of the items that are on the must-include list may seem bizarre, and you probably have ...
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What Is a Bug Out Bag?

What Is a Bug Out Bag?

What is a bug out bag? In a nutshell, a bug-out bag is a way for you to be better prepared to leave your home, office or vehicle in a ...
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Blackout prep emergency supplies

Hurricane Kit: The Top 10 Essentials You Must Include

Hurricane season 2013 began with tropical storm Andrea, which brought high winds, tornadoes, and record rainfall to portions of the southern and northeastern parts of the US. Fortunately, it didn'€™t cause massive amounts of damage but it was the first warning for residents of hurricane prone areas to get prepared for hurricane season ...
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Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit: How to Survive a Rural Breakdown

Vehicle breakdowns can happen anywhere, but with the availability of cell phones and roadside assistance services, most people don'€™t bother to carry an emergency car kit. Even fewer know how ...
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Survival Kit for Hurricanes

Survival Kit for Hurricanes: Prepare Ahead of Time

Hurricanes bring to mind destructive winds and heavy rains, but in fact, the wind is often the least of your worries! It's OK though because we'€™ve put together an excellent ...
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Gunshot Wound Treatment – Survivalist Style

As a gunsmith and competitive shooter, I know a lot about firearms but I have never been in a firefight. Not knowing about Gunshot Wound Treatment in the event I am in ...
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Water Storage: Storing the Most Important Emergency Item

Water Storage: How To Store the Most Important Emergency Item. The average human can survive without food for a month or more depending on the circumstances, but cannot survive without ...
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Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Cleaning Is the Most Crucial Part of Gun Maintenance  This article will explain step-by-step the most basic of gunsmithing skills, cleaning. Of the hundreds of guns I look at each ...
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

Quick and Cheap DIY Prepping Project At  Survivalist 101, we are always on the lookout for unique and practical handmade gear that can be made from simple items or recycled ...
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Quick Tips for Surviving a Disaster When You’re Away from Home

One of our contributors, Zac Ward, shares his take on surviving a disaster that occurs when you're away from home. Whether you are at work or running errands, always be ...
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How to Make a Survival Can Opener Using a Rock

Left Your Survival Can Opener Behind Yet Again? Whether you're a prepper or not, chances are that you have some canned goods stored in your pantry. And like most people, ...
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rabbits-for-preppers

Raising Meat Rabbits – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many ...
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Blackout Preps: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? Over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather. The Weather Channel has even ...
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Using a Shooting Chronograph to Test Reloaded 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ...
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Swedish torch cuts

Using a Swedish Torch for Open Fire Cooking

The Swedish Torch: Easy to Make, Effective, and Free Open fire cooking is an art that has been developed around the world for centuries and it is fascinating to see ...
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Self Sufficiency: Planning Strategies to Save You Money and Time

Self-Suf·fi·cient: Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent  Our contributor, Pat Bellew, shares his family's journey on the road to self sufficiency, along with strategies for planning ...
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Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part Two

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition ...
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Reloading 5.56 NATO Remington

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part One

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a ...
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Build a Self Sufficient Lifestyle in the Burbs, City, or Country

Building a self-sufficient lifestyle is no easy task under the best of circumstances. If you are a city dweller, or even a suburbanite, it can be downright daunting. Don’t be ...
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Skinning Deer By Hand Using the Paracord and Knife Technique

Skinning Deer by Hand I’m sure that you’re all familiar with the old adage “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Well let me tell you, there are ...
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Converting Your Family to a Prepping Mindset for Life’s Emergencies

Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I guess that I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in a cash challenged household and successfully hunting for ...
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Living the Prepper Life

Living the Prepper Life: Why We Became Preppers

Introduction After 9/11 my husband and I moved from Florida to rural Tennessee and began a "prepper" life on just five acres of land. We haven't always been successful at ...
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Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was ...
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Building a squirrel pole in three easy steps

Squirrel Pole: Build a Squirrel Pole Snare in Three Easy Steps

Feeding Your Family in SHTF Situation Imagine if you will S.H.T.F.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no ...
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Pandemic: Risks, Preparation, and Prevention

What is a Pandemic? What’s the difference between a nasty weekend flu that’s going around and a pandemic? Body count. That’s one way to look at a major catastrophe caused ...
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EMP Event - A Real Threat or Trivial Doomsday Scenario?

EMP Event – What You Need To Know to Be Prepared

What is an EMP? In 1952, the classic science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still depicted a moment when all the cars stopped, lights went out, radios went ...
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Dirty Bomb Attack: Facts and Threat Assessment

Dirty Bomb Attack: Facts and Threat Assessment

What is a Dirty Bomb? In simple terms, a “dirty bomb” is a conventional bomb (dynamite, C4) combined with radioactive components (powder, pellets) so that the explosion creates a cloud ...
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Converting Family to Prepping Mindset

Preparing for Catastrophes and Disasters: Tips for Survival

Potential Catastrophes and Natural Disasters There are many potential natural disasters – flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, hurricane, meteor strike, to name a few. In the last fifty years or so, ...
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Survival Myths That Can Put You in Danger of Dying

I was recently watching a show where the character was lost in the woods and looked for moss growing on a tree so that he could figure out his direction ...
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Survival Mindset Secrets of the Navy SEALs

Survival Mindset Secrets of the Navy SEALs – The Will to Survive

Often when we think about survival, we think about tools and techniques that can save our lives in the face of imminent danger. These are definitely important skills to keep ...
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How to Build a Hurricane Kit

A Quick-Start Guide to Hurricane Kits and Preparedness

Build a Hurricane Kit  If you live in the Atlantic states or along the Gulf Coast and haven'€™t yet made preparations for hurricane season, now is the time to do ...
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Survival Kit for Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness Plan – Don’t Hesitate

Hurricane Begins Soon - Do You Have a Hurricane Preparedness Plan? If you live in any of the Atlantic states, hurricanes are a very real threat to you from June 1 to ...
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doomsday preppers

Misconceptions about “Doomsday Preppers”

What Are Doomsday Preppers? Tell someone about your emergency/disaster preparedness plans or mention the words "€œprepper"€ or "survivalist"€ and you will likely get some of these responses: Who has time for ...
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Survival Food Storage Do’s and Dont’s

Stockpiling Food: Tips for Buying Survival Food

Stockpiling Food: Buy the Calories, Not the Servings! Hi all, this is Samson B.K. I wanted to give you a few tips on how to get your best deal when ...
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DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

DIY Prepping Projects: Soup Can Coffee Pot

Quick and Cheap DIY Prepping Project At  Survivalist 101, we are always on the lookout for unique and practical handmade gear that can be made from simple items or recycled ...
Read More
Swedish torch cuts

Using a Swedish Torch for Open Fire Cooking

The Swedish Torch: Easy to Make, Effective, and Free Open fire cooking is an art that has been developed around the world for centuries and it is fascinating to see ...
Read More

Click Here to See Weapon Skills Articles

Field Stripping and Cleaning a 1911 Pistol: In Depth Tutorial

Cleaning Is the Most Crucial Part of Gun Maintenance  This article will explain step-by-step the most basic of gunsmithing skills, cleaning. Of the hundreds of guns I look at each ...
Read More

Using a Shooting Chronograph to Test Reloaded 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington)

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ...
Read More

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part Two

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition ...
Read More
Reloading 5.56 NATO Remington

Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Tutorial Part One

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a ...
Read More
Choosing a Survival Gun - Survivalist 101's Top Three Survival Guns

Choosing a Survival Gun – Survivalist 101’s Top Three Survival Guns

Survival Guns on a Budget  I was asked by the boss to write an article on which survival gun I’d have if I could only afford ONE. When I was ...
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Water Storage: Storing the Most Important Emergency Item

Water Storage: How To Store the Most Important Emergency Item. The average human can survive without food for a month or more depending on the circumstances, but cannot survive without ...
Read More

Quick Tips for Surviving a Disaster When You’re Away from Home

One of our contributors, Zac Ward, shares his take on surviving a disaster that occurs when you're away from home. Whether you are at work or running errands, always be ...
Read More

Blackout Preps: Short Term or Long Term, Don’t Forget the Basics

Have You Reviewed Your Blackout Preps Lately? Over the past couple weeks, we here in the Ozarks have braced twice for possibly severe winter weather. The Weather Channel has even ...
Read More

Self Sufficiency: Planning Strategies to Save You Money and Time

Self-Suf·fi·cient: Able to provide for oneself without the help of others; independent  Our contributor, Pat Bellew, shares his family's journey on the road to self sufficiency, along with strategies for planning ...
Read More

Converting Your Family to a Prepping Mindset for Life’s Emergencies

Prepping Mindset Began with Dad I guess that I was a bit of a prepper by birth. My dad grew up in a cash challenged household and successfully hunting for ...
Read More
Living the Prepper Life

Living the Prepper Life: Why We Became Preppers

Introduction After 9/11 my husband and I moved from Florida to rural Tennessee and began a "prepper" life on just five acres of land. We haven't always been successful at ...
Read More
EMP Event - A Real Threat or Trivial Doomsday Scenario?

EMP Event – What You Need To Know to Be Prepared

What is an EMP? In 1952, the classic science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still depicted a moment when all the cars stopped, lights went out, radios went ...
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fish-in-pond

Raising Fish for Food: Backyard Fish Farming for Survival

Raising Fish for Survival Food Raising fish for survival food has gained popularity in recent years as more people seek to provide a healthy food source for their families. Due ...
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rabbits-for-preppers

Raising Meat Rabbits – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many ...
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Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

We Thought We Knew Everything About Raising Cattle... When we decided to buy a homestead in rural Tennessee, we wanted a more peaceful, quiet existence. We didn’t necessarily want to ...
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Preparing medicinal herbs

Preparing Medicinal Herbs: Create Natural Remedies in Your Kitchen

Ten Ways of Preparing Medicinal Herbs One of the most important things about herbal medicine is how it’s prepared. There are many different methods of preparing medicinal herbs, such as ...
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Winterizing your chicken coop - 4 ways to avoid frozen chickens

Winterizing Your Chicken Coop: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Frozen Chickens

As most anyone who has raised chickens will probably tell you, they are, overall, pretty easy to care for. Regardless of whether they are raised in the confines of a ...
Read More

The 8 Best Medicinal Herbs You Should Grow in a Survival Garden

Medicinal Herbs to Grow in a Survival Garden There are hundreds or possibly even thousands of medicinal herbs that you could choose to plant if you have unlimited space and ...
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Herbal medicine for survivalists

Herbal Medicine for Survivalists – History and Benefits

People have gotten sick since the first time that Eve got the sniffles, but “modern” medicine has only really existed for about the last 100 years. So what did everybody ...
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Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers

Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers: Honeybees as Livestock

Honeybees - The Forgotten Livestock When we think of livestock for survival and in general, we tend to think of four legs and fur. However, in terms of return in ...
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Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Kind

Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Livestock for Your Needs

Once you have decided to take the livestock plunge, it is time to get down to the serious business of choosing what type or types of stock you will raise ...
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Homesteading Livestock for Survival

Raising Livestock as Part of Your Survival Plan – What to Consider

In preparedness, as well as in our normal lives, my family has adopted a strategy of self-sufficiency on the homesteading model. While food storage, arms and ammunition, communications gear and ...
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The Importance of Herbal Medicine in Your Survival Medical Kit

How to Treat Your Conditions Naturally Modern medicine is certainly a miracle, but have you ever considered what would happen if we didn’t have access to the technology physicians rely ...
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Choosing the Best Foods for Canning

Choosing the Best Foods for Home Canning – Which Foods Are Safe?

How to Choose the Best Foods for Home Canning Last week, I sat in the kitchen watching as my in-laws carefully canned a dozen quarts of tomatoes from their beautiful ...
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Home Canning Basics

Home Canning Basics – It’s Not Just Your Grandmother’s Hobby Anymore

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning is one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will ...
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Cold Weather and Extended Season Survival Garden

Survival Gardening: Extended Season and Cold Weather Tips

A steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year as possible is a good thing in the best of times. In a long term crisis it can ...
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Survival garden seeds

How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

So you’re ready to start survival gardening, but where do you begin? Step one is to adjust your mindset. Don’t think of it simply as one of your preps, but ...
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Emergency Fund Survival Seeds

Survival Food Never Tasted Better: How to Build a Survival Garden

A lot of time has been devoted to the subject of food storage in the prepper/survivalist community. While food storage is a vital part of your preps, a survival garden ...
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Skinning Deer By Hand Using the Paracord and Knife Technique

Skinning Deer by Hand I’m sure that you’re all familiar with the old adage “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Well let me tell you, there are ...
Read More
Building a squirrel pole in three easy steps

Squirrel Pole: Build a Squirrel Pole Snare in Three Easy Steps

Feeding Your Family in SHTF Situation Imagine if you will S.H.T.F.  Be it from a complete socioeconomic fall out or a natural disaster, the grid is down, there is no ...
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Choosing the Best Foods for Canning

Choosing the Best Foods for Home Canning – Which Foods Are Safe?

How to Choose the Best Foods for Home Canning Last week, I sat in the kitchen watching as my in-laws carefully canned a dozen quarts of tomatoes from their beautiful ...
Read More
Home Canning Basics

Home Canning Basics – It’s Not Just Your Grandmother’s Hobby Anymore

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning is one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will ...
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Preparing medicinal herbs

Preparing Medicinal Herbs: Create Natural Remedies in Your Kitchen

Ten Ways of Preparing Medicinal Herbs One of the most important things about herbal medicine is how it’s prepared. There are many different methods of preparing medicinal herbs, such as ...
Read More

The 8 Best Medicinal Herbs You Should Grow in a Survival Garden

Medicinal Herbs to Grow in a Survival Garden There are hundreds or possibly even thousands of medicinal herbs that you could choose to plant if you have unlimited space and ...
Read More
Herbal medicine for survivalists

Herbal Medicine for Survivalists – History and Benefits

People have gotten sick since the first time that Eve got the sniffles, but “modern” medicine has only really existed for about the last 100 years. So what did everybody ...
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The Importance of Herbal Medicine in Your Survival Medical Kit

How to Treat Your Conditions Naturally Modern medicine is certainly a miracle, but have you ever considered what would happen if we didn’t have access to the technology physicians rely ...
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rabbits-for-preppers

Raising Meat Rabbits – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown many ...
Read More

Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

We Thought We Knew Everything About Raising Cattle... When we decided to buy a homestead in rural Tennessee, we wanted a more peaceful, quiet existence. We didn’t necessarily want to ...
Read More
Winterizing your chicken coop - 4 ways to avoid frozen chickens

Winterizing Your Chicken Coop: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Frozen Chickens

As most anyone who has raised chickens will probably tell you, they are, overall, pretty easy to care for. Regardless of whether they are raised in the confines of a ...
Read More
Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers

Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers: Honeybees as Livestock

Honeybees - The Forgotten Livestock When we think of livestock for survival and in general, we tend to think of four legs and fur. However, in terms of return in ...
Read More
Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Kind

Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Livestock for Your Needs

Once you have decided to take the livestock plunge, it is time to get down to the serious business of choosing what type or types of stock you will raise ...
Read More
Homesteading Livestock for Survival

Raising Livestock as Part of Your Survival Plan – What to Consider

In preparedness, as well as in our normal lives, my family has adopted a strategy of self-sufficiency on the homesteading model. While food storage, arms and ammunition, communications gear and ...
Read More

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Cold Weather and Extended Season Survival Garden

Survival Gardening: Extended Season and Cold Weather Tips

A steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year as possible is a good thing in the best of times. In a long term crisis it can ...
Read More
Survival garden seeds

How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

So you’re ready to start survival gardening, but where do you begin? Step one is to adjust your mindset. Don’t think of it simply as one of your preps, but ...
Read More
Emergency Fund Survival Seeds

Survival Food Never Tasted Better: How to Build a Survival Garden

A lot of time has been devoted to the subject of food storage in the prepper/survivalist community. While food storage is a vital part of your preps, a survival garden ...
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Build a Self Sufficient Lifestyle in the Burbs, City, or Country

Building a self-sufficient lifestyle is no easy task under the best of circumstances. If you are a city dweller, or even a suburbanite, it can be downright daunting. Don’t be ...
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Off-Grid Energy: Are the Cost and Benefits Worth It?

How Much Does Off-Grid Energy Actually Cost? The answer is…well, there isn’t one. The amount you will pay to ditch public utilities for off-grid energy is based on a ton ...
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Going Off-Grid - Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge

Going Off-Grid – Three Questions to Ask Before You Take the Plunge

Okay, so you’re convinced that you want to move away from public utilities and become more self-sufficient. Great! But before you start buying up solar panels, you should take some ...
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Off-Grid Living: The Next Big Thing for Survivalists?

Off-Grid Living: The Next Big Thing for Survivalists?

We often hear about people going “off-grid.”  What does that mean exactly?  In fact, what grid are we even talking about? The grid originally referred to the power grid.  During ...
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