Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox
  I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven […]
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Haybox cooking

I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven and a slow cooker.

This method came about during WWII when cooking oil was rationed for the war effort. The air spaces in the hay trap the heat, as will anything similar, such as shredded newspaper or corn husks. You want the hay to be fine, though, so that you can pack…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers

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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers
Prepping is made up of many different aspects of life, and Bushcraft is one of them. You don’t need to be a Navy Seal to understand tactics and defense. You don’t need to be the CEO of a fortune 500 company to invest in gold and silver, and you don’t need to 30 days in […]
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How People Will Become the X Factor in a Crisis

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How People Will Become the X Factor in a Crisis
There is a lot of debate in the preparedness community about how people will react in any sort of SHTF scenario or crisis. This week we talked about how people will become the X factor in a crisis, and how people can either make a bad situation even worse, or a little better. You have […]
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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics for Preppers

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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics for Preppers
This week in the Survivalist Prepper Podcast Lisa and I talked about some of the pros and cons of antibiotics for preppers. Antibiotics are a big concern for people in the preparedness community because some sicknesses and infections are impossible to cure without them. Infections were a major cause of death before the advent of […]
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Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Preppers

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Preppers
One of the great things about being a prepper, is that we are pretty easy to shop for. If we already have something, and we get another one, we will never complain. We all have lists of things we want, but don’t have yet. Even if some of these prepping supplies won’t actually save our […]
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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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When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going

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When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going
The Following is a Sponsored Post: With so much going on in the world at the moment, there is no wonder the survivalist movement is growing by leaps and bounds. A huge number of people are buying land way out in the wilderness and setting it up so that in the event of some kind […]
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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants

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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants
  Everybody likes to get something for free and here’s a huge collection of free manuals for you to download. I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is accurate. Many of them are hundreds of pages long, so take your time reviewing them […]
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25 Unusual Lessons From Long-Term Camping

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25 Unusual Lessons From Long-Term Camping
If you’ve ever gone long term camping, you’ll be nodding your head in agreement, and then will have plenty more observations to add to this list. The more camping and outdoor skills you have, the better. Just a few days ago, I was contacted by a man who is now homeless and plans on living […]
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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now

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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now
The first edible flower I ever ate was a nasturtium. We had giant nasturtium plants growing in our herb garden, nearly taking over, in fact, and decided we would start consuming the orange and yellow blossoms and leaves. They have a peppery flavor with a little bit of a kick. It’s always fun to discover […]
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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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