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What Happened In The Year Without A Summer? (1816)

The day was April 5th, 1815, before the Industrial Revolution began. The majority of the population were farmers, raising crops to feed themselves and others. But farmers depend on good weather, with abundant rain, sunlight and warmth. This year, they wouldn’t have enough of these key weather elements to ensure …

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The Best Uncommon Ways To Generate Electricity For Your Homestead

Did you know that there are some very simple ways to generate electricity that won’t cost a fortune? All you have to do is to keep to the basics of using something that spins a magnet to induce a flow of electrons through a metal coil. In fact, if you …

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DIY Beginner Aquaponics Projects

Aquaponics are excellent for growing food for your homestead, or just as a backyard project for the family. If that term is not familiar to you, stick around, you’re about to get a crash course and walk away with enough knowledge to build your own aquaponics system. Aquaponics may sound …

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If You Find This in Your Garden, Burn It Immediately

It is that time of year again. Ticks seem to be everywhere. I find them on me every time I work outside. My family went camping a few weeks ago and found at least two dozen ticks on our tent after coming back from a walk in the woods. Ticks …

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Practical Skills for Hands On and Preparedness Viability

Most professional worker skills today are hinged with our modern day way of life. The majority of people in the United States generally work in services rather than manufacturing / hands-on. Preparedness for the ‘here and now’ Preparedness for the potential ‘after’ Having practical skills are beneficial for the now …

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How To Build A Stockpile For Only $2.75 A Day- Do It Today

Building a stockpile of preps should be your first goal as a prepper. Without some items put up for an emergency you’re no better off than everyone else. When a big old stinking pile of Sh*t Hits The Fan you want to at least be on top of that pile! As …

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5 Old Fashioned Ideals That Can Aid A Modern Day Survivalist

As early as fifty or sixty years ago, whether we realize it or not, modern society was learning basic survival skills. On any given weekend a boy usually could be found under the hood of the car with his Dad, changing plugs or replacing a battery. There was raking and mowing to be done, …

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5 Off-Grid Forgotten Lessons From Amish We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. …

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Wilderness Survival Skills: 7 Unique Ways To Find Water In The Wild

Knowing how to find and where to find water sources is one of the most crucial wilderness survival skills. Failure to find water has massive and compounding effects on both your physical and mental health. In fact, your body is in a constant state of losing water, regardless of the outside temperature. …

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Off Grid Gardening: How to Get 10 Times More Potatoes

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land avoid them because traditional growing techniques take up a lot of space. However, by using the caging technique, you can get a high yield in a …