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Off-Grid Food Preservation Methods – How Did People Preserve Food 500 Years Ago ?

For centuries before the medieval period, and for centuries afterward, human beings in all parts of the world used a variety of methods to preserve foods for later consumption. Europeans in the Middle Ages were no exception. A society that was largely agrarian would be keenly aware of the need to store up …

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The Great Dilemma For Any Survivalist Is to Balance Personal Freedom And A Peaceful Home Life With The Reality That They Will Not Last Long Without Relying On A Group: Preppers Who Make Surviving The Apocalypse Even Less Fun

Being forced to endure and survive a catastrophic macro event like a monetary or social collapse is perhaps one of the worst experiences I could imagine.  Such a crisis leads to just about every crime and inhuman action in existence, and, the time required for a culture to right itself …

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Survival Food – 56 Long-Term Survival Foods and Supplies at the Grocery Store

When disaster strikes, there’s a pretty good chance your local grocery stores are going to be stripped bare in a matter of hours. From panicked people trying to stock up on last minute supplies to those who failed to prepare for even short-term disasters and now find themselves facing the …

PREPAREDNESS

When Disaster Strikes, Families Need to Know Where to Find Supplies After SHTF

When the SHTF, preppers will be far more prepared than the average citizen, but over a long enough timeline, even the most prepared among us will run out of supplies or have a crucial piece of equipment break. Since few of us want to spend the rest of our lives …

SURVIVAL

EMP Survival: 3 Ways To Build A Faraday Cage

Storing a few key electronics that would be of use in a protracted power grid failure will ensure that you’ll still receive information, communicate and carry out other critical functions in the event of an HEMP. It’s common knowledge that a Faraday cage is the safest way to protect them. …

PREPAREDNESS

War Is Very Costly, In Terms Of Human Lives And Suffering, Certainly, It Is Also Very Costly to The Economy: 7 Ways the Economy Could Quickly Unravel

There must be more than seven ways, but these are the ones that seem most likely to my mind. 1. Agriculture: Drought You don’t need that new car or that new pair of shoes. Most people can put off until tomorrow, or until next year, most of the purchases that …

ALTERNATIVE

If You Do Not Have Your Economic Survival Strategy Operational At This Time You Are Playing With An Economic Fire That Will Burn Everything You Have In Short Order

Many people today know there is danger on the horizon and want to do something to prepare for it but lack substantial money to buy what they think they will need. They have scanned many good lists online and know what others are stocking up on. There are many good …

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8 Frugal And Forgotten Ways Your Great-Grandparents Made It Through Hard Times

As I’ve grown older, I’ve noticed that life has gotten more expensive. I’m not talking about the almost-natural increase of inflation; that’s to be expected. No, what I’m talking about is the way that lifestyle choices make things more expensive. Things that are considered the “norm” today were considered luxury …

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The Best Winter Survival Items Everyone Should Store In Their Vehicle

I live in a warm part of the country now, so winter isn’t a big deal. Actually, it’s my favorite time of year, because it’s not hot. But it wasn’t always that way. I grew up and learned to drive in Colorado, where the mountains make it so that a …

PREPAREDNESS

Lack Of Preparation In This Type Of Event Will Likely Find You Living Much Poorer Than You Would Like: Are You Ready For An Inflationary Depression?

We are heading into a new depression. It is not coming. It is already here but we are only in the beginning so it may not be easy for many people to see just yet. Once it is easy to see it will be too late for any meaningful actions …