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9 Ways Our Great Depression-Era Ancestors Reused Or Recycled Common Items

Chances are pretty good that you know someone who lived through the Great Depression. Some of the stories they tell are almost unbelievable. My mother, for example, was a child during the Great Depression and World War II. She always kept some type of snack in her purse, even though …

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PREPAREDNESS

If Society Were to Break Down Tomorrow, The Value Of The Things We Own And The Skills We Have Would Be Turned On Its Head: 25 Items That Will Be Worth Their Weight In Gold After The SHTF

When thinking about what to stockpile in case of a major collapse, it’s easy to get caught up in the big stuff and forget about all the little things. I’m talking about small items we use almost every single day and never think twice about until they’re gone. Things like …

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SURVIVAL

A Disaster Can Happen At Any Time: 5 Survival Recipes From Our Ancestors That Will Help You Fill Bellies In An Emergency Situation

What do you do now if you want a recipe for something you don’t know how to make? You go to the internet, or perhaps to a cookbook, though that’s becoming a rarity. However, if you’re faced with an emergency where you have no power or no access to your …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

15 Foods That Last Forever

Although there are many foods that will last for decades when stored properly (wheat, beans, pasta, etc.), there are some foods that last forever without canning, freezing or dehydrating. If you’re new to food storage, these staples are a great way to start. They’re the longest lasting foods in the …

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PREPAREDNESS

Securing Your Home Means More Than Just Locking The Doors When You Leave Home: 17 Common Home Security Mistakes

Having your home burglarized can be a terrifying experience. Even if you aren’t there when it happens, it can shatter your sense of security and make you feel violated. And if you are there when it happens, your very life could be at risk. According to the FBI, there were 1,928,465 burglaries in the …

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These Could Be The Best Overlooked Survival Skills That Kept The Native Americans Alive

I have a lot of respect for Native Americans — those who populated this land before the first European white man set foot on these shores. History rarely mentions it, but countless thousands of those Indians were killed by disease and carried in the boats of those early traders. But …

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PREPAREDNESS

What Will You do When The Electrical Power Goes Out? Why Low-Tech Prepping Is a Better Option for a Long-Term Grid-Down Scenario

With power outages crippling cities across the nation, the potential for a nasty solar flare, and geopolitical tensions, it might be time to revisit your long term power outage plan. This article from the archives explains why I won’t be investing in pricey generators or expensive equipment. Low-tech prepping is …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

10 Things Our Grandparents Wish We All Knew

The world we live in is certainly different from the one our grandparents were born into. Our resources, challenges, technology and opportunities have changed dramatically. But one thing has remained the same — we are still people. In our hearts, we remain the same kind of creatures our ancestors were. …

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ALTERNATIVE

Top 10 Types Of Meds You Need To Stockpile

Stockpiling medicine is not an easy task: it’s about money, it’s about making the best choice, it’s about availability. You should have at least a month’s medical supply, and the medications you stockpile can be easy to come by and are over-the-counter medications available at any large pharmacy. But others you …

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PREPAREDNESS

Prepping 101 – Preppers List of Supplies

OK, so you have decided that you want to take steps to protect your family from unseen events. You may not know what events to plan for or you could have a much defined idea of the threats you see, but regardless you recognize a need. There are people who …

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