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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

4 Forgotten Ways Your Ancestors Stayed Warm During Winter

Your home’s heating is an essential part of your survival in cold weather. Even if your house is insulated well, it will eventually get dangerously cold if your heating system is off or the power grid goes down. Many homesteaders have fireplaces or wood-burning stoves in their homes, an idea …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

5 Best Survival Knots Learned From Our Grandparents

Knowing how to tie secure knots can be a critical skill in many pastimes and occupations. For firefighter, sailors, climbers and campers, survival can depend on a properly tied knot. They must be able to tie and release knots quickly and tightly using knot forms that will secure heavy objects …

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ALTERNATIVE

We’are Already Living in the Zombie Apocalypse: People Dependent On Technology Are Already Zombies?

Zombies have become very trendy over the course of the last 10 years. Lots of preppers (myself included) use the possibility of a “zombie apocalypse” as the basis for their prepping. Other people look at us like we’re just plain stupid, but here’s some biting reality for you — we’re …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

10 Off-Grid Lessons From Our Grandparents Used A Long Time Ago

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of …

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PREPAREDNESS

What To Do If You’re Captured: If You Try To Escape, You’ll Probably Only Get One Shot If You Try And Are Re-captured, Just Start Over Again Like It’s Day One.

So if you and/or your family were captured as a hostage or kidnapped, would you know how to deal with it? Every situation is different and can be very fluid but here are some things to consider. I’m not going to make this some kind of mini-SERE kind of post. This …

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Conspiracy

A Legend That Turns Out To Be Real? Hibernating Alien Discovered Inside Secret Chamber In The Great Pyramid

Would you believe a story about an alien mummy being found in the Great Pyramid of Giza? In the March 2000 issue of the Egyptian magazine Rose al-Yūsuf, a strange article posed the same question. As the story goes, in the year 1988, a French Egyptologist named Louis Caparat was exploring …

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HOMESTEADING

Why Urban Preppers Should Learn Basic Homesteading Skills

I had a wonderful surprise the other day. A friend of mine from high school, whom I haven’t spoken to in almost 30 years, contacted me out of the blue. It seems he’s also a prepper and recently came across our blog. Recognizing my name, he decided to reach out. …

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HOMESTEADING

40 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

To save money on groceries, you need to first know how far you can stretch a dollar. Sometimes the ways to save money are obvious, sometimes they’re not. When you’re grocery shopping, the ways to save money are often not as obvious as you think. Here are a few ways …

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PREPAREDNESS

Preparation In Case Of Zombie Apocalypse: If Zombie Disease Spreads Through A Virus, You Don’t Want That Stuff Spreading Through Your House!

An impending zombie attack is no laughing matter.What is more terrifying than the walking dead? Not much. This Halloween, make sure you’re prepared for the most terrifying apocalyptic scenario yet! While the chances of an actual disease that spreads and turns mankind into zombies are very low, there are a …

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HOMESTEADING

Living Off-Grid: How To Farm During The Winter

Snow. Oh no! Not so fast. “Why not grow?” is the emergent thinking of more than one Cape Cod farmer. Though small in scale, a bit of all-season growing does exist right here in our neck of New England, with more in the planning stages. Farmer Julie Winslow’s first try …

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