Survival Firearms on a Budget Few would argue the importance of firearms in an overall prepping plan.  Firearms can provide you with food as well as protecting you and your family.  The reality is, in
Making a Broadhead from a Teaspoon Originally posted on BushcraftUK A lot of folk don’t understand hunting with a bow or crossbow and how it kills an animal. Firstly, a field point is just a
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Turmeric: a Potent, All Natural Antibiotic  Spices come from plants, and many of those plants have strong medicinal properties that are known to fight infections and support our overall health. One of the most powerful
Grow Onions Indoors the Easy Way Onions are sturdy vegetable that can grow with minimal warmth and light. They also store very easily and make a perfect year-round crop to have growing at home. You
How to Easily Restore Cast Iron  Cast iron skillets, pots and ovens can last forever, and they are some of the best hardware you can use for outdoor cooking. However, they are also prone to
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The Amazing Benefits of Dehydrated Potatoes Dehydrating white potatoes is a very easy process that can yield amazing results on a few different levels. However, it is not a very common practice as the emphasis
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How to Make Homemade MREs   by Patrick Blair, for Survival At Home Homemade MREs can come in handy whether you’re preparing for a zombie apocalypse or maybe just a weekend camping trip with the
The Single Most Forgotten Survival Item Written by: Esther for Extreme Survival When stocking for an emergency or survival situation, people generally think to stock food, water, and building materials first. These are all good things to
Building A Better Mouse Trap For Survival Mouse traps are one of the most overlooked but essential survival tools. Maybe it’s so overlooked because no one really wants to think about eating a rat. The
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Oven Canning for Long Term Storage Originally posted by Lisa Lynn for The Prepper Project Oven Canning Dried Goods For Long Term Storage Dried goods make great emergency food if stored properly. But it’s no
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29 Reasons to Use Coffee Filters for Survival Coffee filters are ubiquitous. They are inexpensive, light weight and readily available. Heck, you can purchase coffee filters at the Dollar store, Amazon Costco, the corner grocery
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Prepper Medicine Cabinet Top prepper medicines to stock for survival When there is no doctor and when there is no medicine, what then? Survival medicine is doing what you can with what you have, so
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6 Steps For Car Survival 1. How to Fill Your Gas Tank to Help Survive a Crisis If you’re like the majority of Americans you might be the kind of person who waits until your
Vegetable & Fruit October Growing Guide Originally posted on Allotment-garden.org October is really the last of the hectic months on the vegetable plot. There’s little to sow and plant but still a fair amount to
Freeze-Drying vs Dehydration Understand the food drying processes for backpacking Freeze-dried and dehydrated foods aren’t just relevant to you when you buy Astronaut Ice Cream for your kids at the amusement park. These are two
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Unexpected Uses for Tea Bags Tea bags have a surprisingly-useful number of practical applications that everyone should know about. This is in addition to the health benefits associated with drinking tea that can also be
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Making the Most of Your Firewood Firewood needs to be prepared properly in order to produce heat and energy efficiently. Different types of wood also produce different characteristics that can impact the quality of your
THIS Is How You Make Real Bugout Plans   In today’s post we’re going to go over how to put together a realistic bug out plan. “Bugging out” seems to be on practically every preppers
How To Forage For Food Originally written by Trina Schmidt, Ed.D. for The Survivalist Blog Learning to Forage for Food! Being able to go outdoors and see a plant and know that it is edible
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DIY Bug Out Trailer Built Your Way Originally posted by Guest Contributor on May 13, 2015@prepperjournal Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by Brian Carter and continues in the current theme of discussing vehicular
Tanning Hides at Home Written by: Mike for Off the Grid News   You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for high-priced material made from animal pelts. You can tan hides at home and
Efficiently Plucking Game Fowl for Dinner Hunting and killing popular game foul is the easy part when compared to the struggles that many people have with preparing their kill for dinner. However, plucking a bird
Low Cost Prep: Emergency Antiseptic Wound Care There may come a time when professional medical care becomes scarce and luxuries like modern antibiotics are hard or impossible to obtain. During times like these one of the
Beyond Survival 101: Entertainment Written by: Tanya A, Off The Grid News Your pantry is stocked with food and water, as well as seeds for a garden. You’ve got your bug-out bags packed and ready. 
15 Essential Items In Any Bug-Out Bag Originally written by: Randy A., Extreme Survival When deciding on what to pack in your bug-out bag, you need to decide what it is intended to do. Is
A marinade will add flavor and it will help tenderize the meat when making this grilled strip steak garnished with olives and feta cheese. (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press/MCT)
How To Process Big Game and Livestock Big game hunting can provide you and your family with a lot of high-quality natural meat. If you choose to process it yourself, you have even more control
How To Build a Great Campfire Originally posted by Brett and Kate McKay, The Art of Manliness   There is a primal link between man and fire. For ancient man, fire provided warmth, protection from
How to Build a Two-Barrel Septic System Living off grid often means living in rural areas with little or no utilities available, we are left to fend for ourselves, which is typically the goal anyhow
How to make Survival Cement One of the most useful substances one can use outdoors is Survival Cement. The Anasazi were using it 1000 years ago. This mixture of mud and grasses can be used
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Salting Pork the old way Salt pork was a very popular meat in the 18th century. In this video we explain how to prepare you own.   Salting Pork for Preservation Many people have forgotten
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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Winter Originally posted by Mary Lou Shaw for Mother Earth News Every gardener probably has a different version of the “best” way to prepare a backyard garden forthe winter. Because
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  Must Read life after SHTF description If you haven’t read this amazing Best Seller by William Forstche, you’re missing out! This is perhaps the most realistic scenario and description for a full Grid-Down emergency
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Raw Honey: Liquid Gold in Your Pantry Originally posted by Daisy Luther When selecting foods for your stockpile, the most budget-friendly, space-conscious way to do it is by selecting items that multitask.  This criteria places
The Top 5 Ultimate Home Defense Weapons ORIGINALLY POSTED BY ERIC REED, Founder of Gun Rights of America Obviously most of you reading this are well aware of my passion for gun rights. I believe
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How to Make Homemade Fruit Leather Originally written by Nicki Sizemore from Fine Cooking Yields 10 to 12 pieces Summer berries and stone fruit make great jellies and jams, but dehydration is an equally delicious way
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How to Bake Bread in a Coffee Can Can Bread has been around for a long time, but it seems that this tried and true method has been forgotten by the masses. However, this is
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10 Major Natural Disasters Predicted Soon! Scientists have always been making predictions of when a catastrophic disaster will happen. However, within the 21st century, many have made predictions of major natural disasters occurring in the
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Is Health and Fitness an Important Prep? Originally written by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival One of the most important factors that will affect your ability to survive in a post-disaster-collaspe-SHTF world, is your own
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Emergency Sanitation- The Dirty Truth! Originally written by Kellene Bishop and posted on Preparedness Pro Sanitation is one of the ten critical components of emergency preparedness.  In my book, it is usually one of the
How to drill your own well NOTE: your success in drilling will be dependent on the location, geological make-up and water table depth of the area you’ve chosen. For best results consult local drilling codes
Wood to Gasoline Home Refinery First of all, THIS LOOKS DANGEROUS! Please, understand what you’re getting in to and take all necessary precautions when working with any flammable fuels. Second, it looks like it takes
Emergency Medical Transport with Rope Using ropes to carry an injured person   Carrying a person without a stretcher   If a person is lightly injured, and the distance to be carried is short, a
How to Build a Foxhole Radio During World War II, GIs in the field built really amazing simple radios to listen too. These were made with materials that they could get their hands on and
Tinder, Kindling and Starting Fires Quickly Tinder and kindling are often used interchangeably, but they represent two different categories of fire-starting material. It’s important to have an idea of what material works best in order
17 Clever Food Storage Tricks If you’re like most of us, building your food storage out can be a daunting proposition. Not only can it be costly, but it also requires figuring out what kind
4 Easy Steps to Build a Wind Turbine Four Methods: Planning Your Wind Turbine, Assembling the Wind Turbine Head, Building the Wind Turbine Tower, Erecting the Wind Turbine Like old-fashioned windmills, wind turbines generate energy. Instead of using
      Preparation vs Prediction: what matters most Predicting disasters is big business. Insurance companies, governments, communities and individuals rely on good information in order to make choices that benefit their respective interests. However,
Commodities Trading and the Failing Food Supply Commodities are a potentially-lucrative investment vehicle that has been establishing the value of our food supply for years. The trading of commodities such as wheat, soybeans, corn, rice
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Natural Pain Killers for Emergency Survival From an article originally posted on Survivopedia by Theresa Crouse Before we even start discussing them, you need to understand that just because something is natural, that doesn’t mean
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The 5 Very Best Survival Guns Posted on: Off the Grid News Before I begin this list, I have to make a disclaimer. I am a gun guy. I like AK-47s, AR-15s, M1As, and just
Your Bug Out Location Checklist When it comes to buying a survival retreat or bug out location, location really is the key. Here are some of the top considerations that you need to keep in
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6 hacks to reduce your food waste and save Originally written by Hadley Malcolm, USA TODAY (Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) Americans overestimate how much they can eat and it’s costing them a lot of
Prescription Medications and SHTF Situations Individuals who are dependent on medication to control chronic medical and mental health conditions need to pay particular attention to maintaining a stable supply. This involves careful planning and consultation
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What is the Best Way to Store Coffee? There are a few things to consider before storing coffee beans or grounds over the long-term. Coffee that is exposed to air starts to degrade quickly, and
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How to Make Can Rotator Shelves  You can never find enough uses for scrap wood or used pallet material, and building a unit to store and dispense cans is a great way to organize and
Wheat Storage: How Much and for How Long Wheat and rice can be stored for decades under the right circumstances, and both products provide essential nutrients and carbohydrates. However, there are some things to consider
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How Safe Are Your Stores of Supplies? Ok, so you’ve spent thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours and a lot of brain power on developing a personalized and optimal storage system. How safe is it?
How to Make a Quickie Bow from a Sapling Originally posted by Jason Knight, Alderleaf Wilderness College The following bow making instructions will help you construct an effective bow in a relatively short amount of
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How to Make Healthy and Tasty Dry Dog Food Most commercial dry dog food products contain important nutrients, but many also include preservatives, artificial flavors and a lot of filler material. Dogs benefit from eating
Fish and Long-Term Food Storage There are a number of important factors to consider when it comes to long-term fish storage. Fish are susceptible to dangerous bacterial growth if not prepared properly, and the best
Egg Storage and the Myth of Refrigeration Keeping eggs in refrigerators is a very common practice in the United States, but it is not shared by many other countries around the world. The general perception
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America’s Big Food Waste Problem Americans waste more food than they think, but some new thinking may make a social, economic, and environmental impact. (Photo: Pete Gallop/Shutterstock) Wasting food isn’t just an ethical matter. It’s
6 tips to prepare for a hurricane Learn how planning ahead can help you protect your family, your home and your belongings in a dangerous storm. Content provided by Allstate NASA / NOAA GOES-13 satellite
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Top 10 movies all Preppers need to see This post is an edited excerpt of a 2013 post on Survival Strategies by Fallout Girl Survival under threat has been the greatest challenge to humanity since
How to Effectively Store Potatoes Potatoes provide an excellent and healthy source of carbohydrates, and they are easy to harvest and store. However, the proper preparation of potatoes requires some important steps to avoid spoilage
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Defending Your Bug Out Location: Security 101   The biggest obstacle when it comes to defending a piece of ground is resources, in particular trained personnel, weapons and ammunition. You can have an arsenal at
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Originally posted by Georgia Pellegrini – American Hunter.org 1. Not Aging the Game First Unlike domestic animals, wild ones have a rich, variable flavor, because they are often older at death, exercise freely and enjoy
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Methods of Alternative Refrigeration originally posted on: Provident Living Today   Passive Cooling Here are three methods of alternative refrigeration you can use without electricity. Your best success will come using a combination of all
Originally posted by: T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream Celebrate Independence Day (and a successful hog hunt) with a backyard feast. If there’s ever a time to go whole hog—in every sense—it’s Uncle Sam’s birthday.
originally posted by: Thomas Miller, personalliberty.com   There are many things that are nice to have. My car is nice to have. Would life be difficult without it? Yes. Would the lack of having a
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originally posted by Carmela Tyrell, Survivorpedia.com   Building a survival farm is not easy. But it sure is rewarding, I’ll tell you that. For those who choose to build a survival farm, it is very
Originally posted by Matt Louv, Backpacker.com In many parts of the world, eating bugs is commonplace. Insects are actually the most abundant protein source on the planet, and many of them boast dense concentrations of
by Eat Tomorrow Foods staff writer: We hear it all the time…“How many calories are in that meal? Food storage companies battle constantly over claims that their foods are the most “caloric”, or that portions
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Growing up, dandelions were always the enemy… I remember my Dad devoting hours each summer to vigorously spraying them when they would pop up in the yard. I also remember how annoyed I was during
  There are all kinds of survival foods out there designed to last a long time and provide optimum nutrition while being lightweight and small enough to carry in a a backpack. There are canned goods,
  We all like to know what we are buying. A can of tomato sauce should be made of nutrient-filled tomatoes and herbs, right? Well, sadly, shopping for healthy foods is not as simple as
  It seems that nowadays, everything takes its toll on the nation’s food supply. From climate change, natural disasters to emergency situations… these things can all hinder your ability to shop for food the way
  Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and 25 of his House colleagues called on President Barack Obama to release willing farmers from their Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts in order to produce additional grain. With Americans
When the water you’re hoping to drink might be riddled with parasites or bacteria particles, you can’t afford to skimp on water purification. In the very circumstances that put you in contact with questionable water
    The most historically American crop is also the most versatile. Corn (Zea mays) is essentially grass that has been cultivated and bred to the size it is today. Originally cultivated in Mexico 7,000
Food Storage for Safety and Quality
by P. Kendall and N. Dimond Quick Facts… Place perishables in the coolest part of your car during the trip home. If the time from store to home refrigerator will be more than one hour,
Whole Foods’ Anti-GMO Swindle
Cute labels saying products haven’t been genetically modified are designed to profit off of fear, not protect you with science. Writing about science-and-society controversies can be a bit like running laps on a track, or
American Farm Bureau to Court: Stop EPA Privacy Abuses
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Environmental Protection Agency’s public release of farmers’ and ranchers’ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday. The EPA
What to Do When the Power Goes Out
    Storms and bad weather can cause power outages. How do you keep food safe in the refrigerator and freezer? The following information will help you decide what to do. Be Prepared If you
Meat safety at risk from new rules, staffing shortages
An inspector at the White Oak Pastures processing plant in Bluffton, Georgia examines chicken carcasses. This role will soon be turned over the production plant employees.Brant Sanderlin/MCT Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article1945773.html#storylink=cpy   The risks of
How Monsanto Annihilated a Paradise
  Death has come to the beautiful island of Molokai, long considered an “old Hawaiian” paradise complete with waterfalls, lush rainforests and sprawling hills. It came in the form of a mighty Trojan Horse promising
Emergency Food Myths
When it comes to preparation we’ve heard it all. So many people feel that all they really need is a gun. The philosophy is that they will be able to use the gun literally, or