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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper …

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SURVIVAL

Survival Gardening – How To Grow Lettuce Indoors

Around 80% of  United States residents live in what is considered an urban area.  Unfortunately, that means that many of us don’t have easy access to plots of land to grow a garden on… some of us don’t even have so much as a balcony for an herb garden ! …

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SURVIVAL

Back To Basics: How To Start Your Survival Garden Indoors

Even though you may be planning to have your survival garden mature outdoors, it will be necessary to start some plants indoors. This is especially important to consider if you are going to make use of plants that have longer growing seasons, or ones that require special care. Depending on where …

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PREPAREDNESS
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The Hardest Part Is Not Fleeing But Thinking, Planning, And Acting- The Golden Hour: What to Do in the First 60 Minutes of SHTF

Many people are convinced that civilization as we know it will collapse or, at best, experience a prolonged interruption. Very few of those people are actually planning for it and even less are preparing for it in advance. For those of us actually preparing we have forums, books, videos, and meetings to help us …

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SURVIVAL

How To Make Pemmican: A Survival Superfood That Can Last 100 Years

For Native Americans, developing the process of how to make pemmican was all about survival. They created some of the most useful survival skills ever devised. Fortunately, much of their survival knowledge is still known today. One such survival resource, invented by the Cree Native American Tribe, is what we call …

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If The Worst Should Happen Such As An Earthquake Or Major War, Leaving You Cut Off From Modern Services, It Will Be Up to You to Work Through The Problems You Face With The Tools Available to You

We all like to think that even if something catastrophic happens we will still have at least some access to electricity to run some of our most critical items. It is in our nature to be optimistic when it comes to our well being. Unfortunately the universe has no limit …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

11 Forgotten ‘Antique’ Appliances Your Great-Grandparents Used Every Day

The modern, industrialized world revolves around a myriad of electrical and electronic gadgets. Little is done anymore which doesn’t require electrical power. We’ve harnessed this power for tasks to make our lives easier, as well as more interesting. The electric motor is at the core of many of these devices. By using …

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PREPAREDNESS

For Those That Believe We Are Headed For Difficult Times, They Need to Think Up Their Own Type Of Local Marshal Plan to Help Rebuild Following An Event That Could Fracture The Country

The people that are preparing for some sort of chaos in their future are only doing the prudent thing considering the environment we are now living in. Those with growing piles of supplies for disasters, war or some type of collapse have made the mental leap that is required to …

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SURVIVAL

Emergency Food Storage: How To Build Your Survival Food System

Emergency food storage is easy. Just get a large chest freezer and stuff it full of loaves of bread, meats, cheeses, veggies and you’re all set, right? Not so fast… Today we will cover the following emergency food stockpile topics: Why You Should Never Rely Soley On Your Freezer Basic …

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PREPAREDNESS

The World Is A Dangerous Place, That’s Why You’re Prepared to Protect Yourself And Your Loved Ones: Home Invasion And What To Do…

Home invasion happens. While there are geographical areas more prone to home invasion than others due to socioeconomic and other circumstances, no household is immune. Home invasion could indeed happen anywhere. And you can be guaranteed that as we descend down further into the depths of economic turmoil, home invasion …

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