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Skills To Survive Without Modern Conveniences: 10 Pioneer Skills We Cannot Lose

Living without power, mini-marts, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list of homesteading …

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PREPAREDNESS
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How To Build The Ultimate Survival Medical Kit

Everyone Needs A Survival Medical Kit. It will not matter where you are or what you are doing when misadventure strikes. If you are not prepared to manage a health emergency when it happens, things will get serious quickly. Whether you are camping in the wilderness, exploring a foreign country, navigating …

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Preppers Will Be Far More Prepared Than The Average Citizen: 10 Best Survival Rifles To Protect and Defend Your Family

I decided to write an article identifying and singing the praises of the ten best survival rifles to own. And that’s what the title says at the top of this article. That being said, listing the 10 “best survival rifles” requires real compromises. It’s a cold hard fact that a single perfect …

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PREPAREDNESS

Preparing For Long Term SHTF Event: Tactical Gear List & Considerations For SHTF

I am asked regularly what equipment people should have or need for tactical or hostile situations. I am not a gear-queer and tell people to make maximum use of what they have in their everyday environment, there is no need for camouflage knife, forks, and spoons. I am a great …

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SURVIVAL

Back to Basics: Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies

I wanted to start a new series on the Prepper Journal called “Back to Basics”. I know many of the readers of this blog are already well along their own journey of preparedness so some of the content might be remedial. It has certainly been covered on our site before, but there …

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SELF-SUFFICIENCY

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 small space. …

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The Best Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life 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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52 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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Natural Home Cures For 15 Types Of Pain

Some things are annoying or painful but don’t necessarily warrant a trip to the doctor’s office. It could also be that, because of some disaster caused by man or nature, you CAN’T get to a doctor. In either case, home cures will save you money and make you more comfortable …

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The Most Used Ingredients by Pioneers For A Survival Food Long-Term

Every of you has something to learn from these pioneers While working cattle at my in-laws’ ranch recently I caught myself dreaming about the past, running through a checklist of things I take for granted that George – the ranch’s founder who grew up in the 1930s — never had …

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