6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter

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6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter
Image source: Pixabay.com Experienced homesteaders know that just because the trees go dormant, the hens take a break from laying, and the garden goes fallow it doesn’t mean that you can go into hibernation from December to March. Among the many wintertime tasks on the farm, you can’t forget to include tending to your fruit […]
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20 Survival Principles From the Classic Book, Lucifer’s Hammer

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20 Survival Principles From the Classic Book, Lucifer’s Hammer
A classic noven in the TEOTWAWKI* niche is Lucifer’s Hammer, published in 1977, by veteran science fiction writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. The story line is a classic end of the world scenario. A previously-unknown comet is discovered only months before scientists realize it is on a near-collision course with Earth. Naturally, virtually no […]
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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare

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Prepper Book Festival: Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for DIY Home Healthcare
Over the past few years, I have acquired a sizeable library of books and eBooks on natural remedies. Some are good but somewhat dry, boring, and overly technical. Others are fluff or simply a glorified blog post article. A select few are outstanding and today’s book is one of them. Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs […]
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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!

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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have […]
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Surviving Iceland: My #1 Survival Concern

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Surviving Iceland: My #1 Survival Concern
When my family spent 2 weeks in Iceland this past fall, surviving cold weather was my top concern. Coming from Arizona and now Texas, I tend to go overboard when it comes to preparing for cold weather and packing for this trip was no exception. I knew that our first and most important prep was […]
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7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden

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7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it’s warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you’re looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from […]
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8 Tips For Making Big, Scary Decisions

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8 Tips For Making Big, Scary Decisions
Life is a bit interesting, isn’t it? It is exhilarating, scary, magnificent and confusing. We all trek along this journey of life with plans. Big and small, we all have plans. We have calendars, goal sheets, dream boards and apps that keep us on track. This works great if you know what you are doing. […]
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The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps

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The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps
Image source: Pixabay.com Prepping can easily become an all-encompassing activity, affecting every area of our lives. That’s why many preppers refer to it as a change in lifestyle, and not simply adding something to their already full plates. That actually makes sense, as the attitudes one needs to develop for prepping require looking at life […]
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Avoid the Fake News Trap: 9 Tips to Get Accurate Information

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Avoid the Fake News Trap: 9 Tips to Get Accurate Information
Many of us in the prepper world feel like the news is biased, or at best, incomplete. Lately, “fake news” has been in the headlines, reaffirming that we can’t believe what we see or hear when it comes to the news fed to us by mainstream media. One prime example happened toward the end of […]
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SHTF Cooking Options for Preppers

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SHTF Cooking Options for Preppers
When it comes to SHTF cooking options for preppers there are quite a few options available. On the other side of that coin, there are many options that won’t be available to us in an off the grid situation, and many precautions we will need to take. As preppers we need to not only think […]
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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival

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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival
Image source: Pixabay If you find yourself in a survival situation in the woods, you’re basically standing in a goldmine of potential resources, all of which are literally at your fingertips along the trunks of nearby trees. Knowing just how versatile tree bark can be might just save your life…  
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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis

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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis
When I first began researching survival and preparedness, I can’t tell you how many hours were spent in shock and panic.  I read about the “golden hordes” who would soon, very soon, descend upon my suburban home shooting, stealing, and raping, although not in that particular order. According to some survivalists, we’re approaching a tipping […]
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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones

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Homesteading In Alaska’s Wilderness, With No Cell Phones
  Alaska is often called the “Last Frontier,” with an untamed wilderness that is the envy of off-gridders everywhere. And while most homesteaders only dream of moving to Alaska and “roughing it,” one couple actually did something about it – and they accomplished…
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The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!

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The Essentials of a Well-Made Daypack & GIVEAWAY!
It seems like the daypack, in one form or another, has become ubiquitous in the United States as well as in other parts of the world. However, the daypack in its early form was an elementary affair. Mostly used by settlers and colonialists, Native Americans, trappers, and mountain men when the United States was young. […]
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How To Speak Survival Abroad: SOS Signs And Languages

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How To Speak Survival Abroad: SOS Signs And Languages
  So, it just so happens that you’re on vacation in Italy when SHTF in a small or large way. You were dependent upon your little English-to-Italian dictionary or Google Translate, but somehow it seems inefficient to stop to look up the translation for “help me, I’m choking.” Are there universal words or gestures that […]
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Student Threw A Paper Airplane. He Now Faces 30 Days In Jail.

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Student Threw A Paper Airplane. He Now Faces 30 Days In Jail.
Image source: Pixabay.com ANDERSON, S.C. — A high school student was charged with assault and battery for throwing a paper airplane in class. If he is convicted of the charge, David Michael Elliott, 17, could be sentenced to 30 days in jail. Elliott was arrested, booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center in South Carolina, […]
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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit

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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit
If you’re one of those folks without power, heat, or warmth because of the recent snow storms, you probably know that you need a cooking tool that can bake, boil, fry and saute. It should also be able to function with a variety of heat sources, since you don’t know when the electricity might come back […]
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FREE 2017 Prepper Planner!

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FREE 2017 Prepper Planner!
Prepping is a lot like dieting and exercising. You start off with great intentions, but after a while, the busyness of life distracts you and you end up falling off the wagon. Last year I wrote about falling off the prepping wagon in a big way. You can read my story here…  
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Prepper Book Festival 13: The 299 Days Series by Glen Tate + Giveaway

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Prepper Book Festival 13: The 299 Days Series by Glen Tate + Giveaway
The very first Prepper Book Festival occurred in 2012. Where has the time gone? In looking back, many of the books featured at that time have become a distant memory while others have become classics. One of the books that has withstood the test of time was the first book in the 299 Days Series […]
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Ruger LCP: The Lightweight & Discrete Carry Gun That Won’t Let You Down

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Ruger LCP: The Lightweight & Discrete Carry Gun That Won’t Let You Down
Image source: KC Concealed Carry There was a time when I used to feel bad anytime I bought a Ruger firearm. They made great guns, sure, but the founder’s vision for the right to keep and bear arms in America did not sit well with me — and the designs were strictly function over form. […]
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