How to Raise Chickens for Survival Purposes

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Chickens are perhaps the perfect survival livestock because they are inexpensive to purchase and raise, reproduce quickly, and can be raised virtually anywhere. Raising chickens as part of your survival plan offers a myriad of benefits – but only if you can keep the birds alive, safe, healthy, and producing. Learning how to hatch chicks … Read more

22 Clever Uses for Sandbags

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Sandbags are excellent at keeping back flood water, and deserve a spot on every homesteader’s supply list – even if they live far away from the floodplain. They’re really cheap to buy, and have almost as many uses as the often lauded duct tape. Not only is stockpiling copious amounts of sandbags an extremely inexpensive … Read more

The Legality of Living off Grid

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Living off the grid is the solution found by more and more people who either want to prepare for a long-term disaster, or just want a quiet, self sufficient life. However, moving away from crowded cities does imply some legal research about what they can and cannot do. In short, yes, it is legal to … Read more

24 Jobs That’ll Put Food on the Table Post-SHTF

Putting food on the table during a SHTF event is the motivation behind why many folks start prepping. But, we must think ahead to how we will all continue to do the same post-SHTF as stockpiled supplies eventually dwindle, game is hunted out, and society begins to rebuild. Unless an asteroid hits the Earth, life, … Read more

Easy DIY Carpet Cleaner Recipe

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Stockpiling the ingredients to make a DIY carpet cleaner should be worked into every prepper’s budget. Cleaning your carpets might not initially sound like a priority chore on your survival plan list – but it should. The bacteria and germs lurking in carpets can spark or spread illness in a short amount of time. When … Read more

10 Things You Can Do to Prep Right Now

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Prepping can sometimes seem like a daunting and time-consuming task that takes a lot of money to do right, especially for beginners or non-rural preppers. But, that is simply not so. Sure, there are many survival supplies that will have you digging deep into your pocket and activities that require multiple steps and preparation, but … Read more

Top 10 Biggest Killers in the United States and How You Can Avoid Them

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Improving you day-to-day chances of survival dramatically now, before the SHTF, means you must take a long hard look at a specific set of factors that directly and substantially influence the threats you are living under. There are three major issues that impact your overall chances of survival: Medical History And Overall Health Where You … Read more

Prepping for Non-Preppers

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You may have stockpiled all of the preps your family will need to last five years, have mastered a copious amount of survival skills, and live off the grid in a remote area – but are you prepped for accommodating friends, family and non-preppers into your post-apocalyptic life? Turning away a complete stranger is one … Read more

DIY Oil Lamp for Emergency Lighting

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No matter what type of SHTF you are prepping for, expect the power grid to eventually cease to function. Many preppers stockpile oil lamps, and that is a great idea, but learning how to make oil lamps yourself will allow you to put back even more off grid light sources for a fraction of the … Read more

15 Rural EDC Items to Never Be Without

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EDC items you tote with you will be highly impacted by both where you live and where you work. State and local laws will determine what type of self-defense tools can legally be carried, and even what size of bag can be taken with you into work, shops, and restaurants you frequent when away from … Read more

The Top Bartering Skills to Have Post-Collapse

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by Tara When preparing for a doomsday disaster, we must also prep to survive (perhaps even thrive) during what comes next. Stockpiling items for bartering purposes is a common prepping practice, but thinking beyond what might be needed after an apocalyptic event, could vastly enhance the chances of long-term survival. Eventually, society will begin to … Read more

Basics of Homeschooling for Preppers

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by Tara The vast majority of preppers homeschool their children instead of sending them off each day to government school. In fact, there are now more American families (preppers or not) educating their children at home than any other time in the history of the republic. Homeschooling is now legal in all 50 states, but … Read more

How to Heat Yourself in an Emergency

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by Tara Staying warm during a long-term disaster will be as essential to your survival as having access to water and food. Failure to stay warm can lead not only to the obvious frostbite and hypothermia, but also cause a person to become sick at the exact time it is most dangerous to contract even … Read more