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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Best Ways to Smoking Meat, Can Last For Years

Oh the delicious flavor of smoked ribs, brisket, or even fish and seafood… It’s a distinctive flavor, but varies significantly based on your methods. It can be sweet and fruity, or deep and woodsy, or anything in between. The beauty is that you can mix and match and blend to …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Survival Herbal Recipes From Our Ancestors

There are many ways to use herbs and they’re easy to grow even if you live in a small apartment because they’re small enough to pose as house plants. A bonus is that they’re fragrant, pretty, and easy to take care of. They’re great to use fresh to season food, …

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PREPAREDNESS

Post SHTF Currency: How to Survive When Money Becomes Useless

In the event of a social collapse, it will become everyone for themselves. Those who have prepared for that moment may feel like they are sitting pretty, but that does not mean their initial preparations will be sufficient forever. All it takes is one unaccountable factor to throw your plans …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

4 Things Made Better In Your Grandparents’ Time You Can Find In Thrift Stores

The trope of “things were better in the good old days” is often just that. An empty trope of viewing the past through rose-colored glasses of idealism and bias, which clouds our judgment of the future and present day. We can certainly agree that great strides have been made in …

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SURVIVAL

The 4 Very Best Calibers For Hunting Big Game

The answer to the question – what is the best all-round rifle caliber for big game? – has been debated among hunters and gun enthusiasts for decades. Everyone will tell you something different. The truth, though, is that there is no correct answer, as the best all-around hunting caliber is …

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PREPAREDNESS

The Lack Of Planning By Society Will Make This A Reality If It Is Allowed: How Will You Cope With A Lower Standard of Living?

The forces are mounting that will eventually overwhelm most Americans and send their standard of living to unknown depths. Americans that have only known the post WWII prosperity are ill equipped and educated to deal with depression level living. Easy credit and instant gratification have created a nation of whining, …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

8 Survival Foods Made by Soldiers During WWI

Sing me to sleep, the bullets fall Let me forget the war & all Damp is my dugout, cold is my feet Nothing but biscuits & bully to eat. Popular soldier’s song, circa 1918, recorded in the diary of Archie A. Barwick. Thirty-two countries of the world were called to arms …

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PREPAREDNESS

Prepping Is About Foreseeing Bad Situations And Planning Ahead So Your Family Will Be Safe: 5 Strategies To Survive In The City When SHTF

When we think of survival and disaster preparedness the images most people conjure up are basically rural. Preparedness is all about being ready to harvest the essentials from the land, and there’s a distinct echo of pioneer families about it all. If you’re one of them, being ready for the …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

How To Open A Can Without a Can Opener

One of the scenes or opportunities to learn something from American Blackoutwas the scene where the Yuppie guy was trying to open a can of peaches that he apparently had stolen. I guess the Yuppies didn’t have a can opener in their fancy apartment so the guy had to use his …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

10 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat

We all know our market vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild edibles? Here are a few common (North American) goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild… first of all, please note that you need to know with …

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