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Hide Your House From Google Maps
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Hide Your House From Google Maps

Hide Your House From Google Maps Google Maps is here to stay but you don’t have to allow your home to be seen by strangers online!  You can hide your house from Google. Google actually owns cars that travel the United States photography our neighborhoods with their “street view” cameras.  If your home is on...

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers
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SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers

SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers Just about anything can have a use in a SHTF situation.  Looking for ways to use everyday items in an emergency is essential to being fully prepared. The Sensible Prepper brings us 20 uses for wire hangers that you probably haven’t thought of. Transcript for SHTF Uses for Wire Hangers below...

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden
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Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden Using coffee grounds in your garden can produce some amazing effects.  If you’re gardening, you’ll want to consider these tips; even if you aren’t a coffee drinker. Transcript for Using Coffee Grounds In Your Garden below over the years we’ve added hundreds of pounds of used coffee grounds to...

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Rabbit Liver Pate

Rabbit Liver Pate: You can’t beat pate with some crunchy oven toasted bread – or even just crusty fresh bread. INGREDIENTS For Rabbit Pate:200g rabbit liver (trimmed and cut into chunks)2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 small onion (very finely diced)1 clove garlic (finely diced)1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme (very finely chopped)1 teaspoon parsley (finely chopped)generous splash fino...

Prepper Procrastination
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Prepper Procrastination

Prepper procrastination isn’t uncommon; people like to put off tasks, chores and generally tedious things that we don’t feel like doing. But procrastinating on our preps can really cost us if the SHTF when we least expect it.  It is time to break the habit! “Today I examine those insidious roadblocks to getting things done as...

Reduce Your Flu Risk
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Reduce Your Flu Risk

Well, it is that time of the year again.  Are you ready to reduce your flu risk without the flu shot? Avoid The Flu Shot? Every time I run into Walgreens for something my bag has a sticker reminding me that the flu shot is NOW AVAILABLE.  The FDA has given a big thumbs up...

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Rabbit Meat Burgers

Today we bring you a simple recipe for rabbit meat burgers.  This is a great way to replace red meat or just another way to prepare your fresh rabbit meat. Rabbit Meat Burgers Ingredients (makes 2 large burgers) 1 onion, finely chopped 1.5 cups minced rabbit meat .5 cup minced pork belly (bacon will work in...

Preppers Should Be Storing Lime
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Preppers Should Be Storing Lime

Are you already asking yourself why preppers should be storing lime?  It is a valid question if you are not familiar with Agricultural and Quicklime benefits for gardening, livestock, blacksmithing/smelting and more. Preppers Should Be Storing Lime Preparedness Advice has a lot of good information on this very topic.  Read the article now.

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping
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3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping

3 Pillars of Independence In homesteading and prepping   Motive A motivational drive to the survivalist life is independence. Some folks, including myself, want to know they can make it on their own. We stockpile food, ammo, guns and other supplies we feel are pertinent to our independent survival. So now you do the same…...

Honey Is Medicine
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Honey Is Medicine

Honey is medicine, this isn’t something new.  Throughout history, honey was used as a treatment for wounds and heal the sick.    It’s healing properties have been recorded by ancient doctors and in modern times. Whether you’re trying to be more natural in your health and wellness or you’re looking for alternatives for SHTF, honey is...

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili
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Crock Pot Rabbit Chili

Crock Pot Rabbit Chili: Brown your rabbit and onions in oil and add flour. Pop this in the slow cooker and add everything else! Ingredients For Crock Pot Rabbit Chili 1 (3 lb.) of rabbit season flour oil 1 onion, chopped 2 large dollops of tomato paste 1 1/2 tins of chopped tomatoes a handful of...

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag
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The Harbor Freight Survival Bag

The Harbor Freight Survival Bag This amazing survival bag was put together at Harbor Freight Tools.  The concept is going to one retailer to put an entire kit together and this one was done for about $200. Check out the video to get the entire breakdown. Transcript of The Harbor Freight Survival Bag below once I’m...

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit
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Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit

Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit INGREDIENTS For Pure Southern – Fried Rabbit: 1 Young Fryer Rabbit, cut up ½ cup Flour 1½ tsp Kosher Salt ½ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper Butter, oil, or lard Cayenne Pepper –, to taste Cream Gravy: For Each Cup of Gravy Desired: Use 2 Tablespoons of Pan Drippings, 1-½...

Homestead and Urban Farm Management
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Homestead and Urban Farm Management

I would venture to say that anyone that thinks Homestead and Urban Farm Management is easy, isn’t doing it.  It is a lot of hands-on work and is often a labor of love. Half the battle is accepting that all your work may result in failures and flops but you must keep going.  It will...

Survival At The Dollar Store
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Survival At The Dollar Store

Whether you’ve just started prepping or you’ve been prepping for years, you know that it can be an expensive venture.  But there are a lot of things you can do to take the costs down.  I know preppers that only stock up on items that are on sale.  Other preppers shop with coupons religiously.  While...

8 Foods You Should Be Storing & How
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8 Foods You Should Be Storing & How

8 Foods You Should Be Storing & How What are you storing?  Are you confused or stressed about why, what, and how to store food? “I don’t believe in storing food you don’t use in your regular life. Why would you invest money and storage on something you’re not using? That makes no sense to...

8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations
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8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations

Tin Hat Ranch has 8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations you should be looking at and some you might not have thought of. If you’re bugging out, you’ll need transportation.  There is no one perfect vehicle choice but there are certain qualities you want to consider when making a purchase or choosing which of your cars...

Mapping Your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective
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Mapping Your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective

Mapping Your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective Whether you’re planning to bug in or bug out, you need to know your neighborhood.  You need to understand in the same way a military would see it. Your Neighborhood – a different perspective “Your neighborhood could be configured in all types of ways depending on where you...

Smothered Rabbit
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Smothered Rabbit

Smothered Rabbit Smothered Rabbit Serves 4 Seasoning Mix: 2 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 3/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp white pepper 1/4 tsp red pepper (cayenne) 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp dried sweet basil leaves 1/4 tsp gumbo filé 1 (2 to 3 pound) rabbit,...

How Secure is Your Home?
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How Secure is Your Home?

How Secure is Your Home? How secure is your home right now?  Are you worried?  Well, today we are bringing you a great article on some easy tips you can employ to improve your home security. “Security at home is of great importance in the prepper community, but it should also be thought about more...

Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms
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Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms

Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms Ingredients for Rabbit Stew with Mushrooms 1 ounce of dried porcini mushrooms 2 heads of garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 pounds mixed mushrooms 4 Tbsp butter 1 rabbit 3 large shallots, chopped 1 cup sherry or white wine 1-2 cups mushroom soaking water 3 cups chicken stock 1 Tbsp fresh...

Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed
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Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed

Cold & Flu Elixir – No Doc Needed I was at the doctor earlier this week for the annual physical.  While I waited I happened to notice that all over the office there were signs announcing the arrival for flu vaccinations.  I have never had a flu vaccination.  But the signs got me thinking that...

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet
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Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet

Rabbit Pot Pie in Cast Iron Skillet This pot pie recipe with rabbit has the filling cooking in the slow cooker while you’re off doing other things, and then you simply assemble it in your cast-iron skillet and bake it in the oven! You can make the crust from scratch, or use the pre-made ones...

Coconut Oil for Preppers
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Coconut Oil for Preppers

Coconut Oil for Preppers “Let me start out by saying that I discovered coconut oil about a year ago.  At the time, I was semi-knowledgeable about its qualities the most notable of which were that it was a heart-healthy fat and that if stored properly, it had a long shelf life.  On the other hand,...

Electricity  Free Food Dehydration
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Electricity Free Food Dehydration

Electricity Free Food Dehydration From a prepper/survivalist standpoint, the more we can do without electricity the better.  Honestly if the SHTF we could be living without it. “Preserving food by drying is easy and you don’t even need to purchase an electric dehydrator.  There are several ways to dehydrate food without electricity and each method...

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The Perfect Backyard Livestock: Rabbits

  We know, they’re cute and fluffy…but rabbits really are the perfect backyard livestock. Here are 7 more reasons to help convince you! 1. Raising Rabbits for Meat If you’re interested in meat production whether you have official acreage or not, there are some good reasons for considering rabbits. Starting a meat rabbitry involves very...

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead
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Growing Garlic on Your Homestead

Growing Garlic on Your Homestead: Garlic is probably one of my favorite flavor “enhancers”.  I can’t think of too many dinner dishes that I leave out the garlic.  Fresh, homegrown, garlic is some of the best you’ll ever add to your dishes and it is surprisingly easy to grow. Growing Garlic on Your Homestead “I...

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong
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Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong

Be Prepared for Disasters: 70 Things That Can Go Wrong: Even the most prepared person can make some serious mistakes during an emergency situation.  Being prepared must also be knowing the potential mistakes that can be made, and avoid them. “As recent as four years ago, when someone mentioned disaster preparedness, the nature and scope...

30 Days of Prepping
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30 Days of Prepping

30 Days of Prepping September is Preparedness Month! Over the next 30 days, you are going to have an amazing amount of good information coming your way!  In this first article Preparedness, Mama is kicking off her 30 Days of Preparedness. “This is Day 1 and it’s all about how to organize preparedness information. Our goal over...

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading
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Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading

Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For  Homesteading It is more than avoiding GMOs – heirloom veggies are better for the backyard homestead. “There are two ways that heirloom seeds save money; they cost less than their hybrid counterparts, and you can save the seeds from year-to-year, thereby cutting seed costs.  Hybrid seeds are the result...

Creating Your Own MREs
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Creating Your Own MREs

Creating Your Own MREs As preppers, we have become very familiar with MREs or Meals Ready to Eat.  Some we like, some we don’t…  But if you were making your own to your own preferences and tastes you’d not only like them more but you’re saving money. Better start Creating Your Own MREs “Humans have been...

The Keyhole Raised Garden
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The Keyhole Raised Garden

The Keyhole Raised Garden If you’re a backyard gardener, like me, you’ve probably already put in a raised bed garden.  But have you tried The Keyhole Raised Garden? “Raised bed gardening is my favorite way to garden. I love the ease of set up, harvesting is a snap and, if you set your beds upright, there is little weeding to be...

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Handling Stress with Essential Oils

Handling Stress with Essential Oils No one is stress-free.  But there are healthy ways we can deal with our stress; one of them being essentials oils.  We had Angela Kupper on the We Grow Ours Podcast recently talking about how we can use essential oils in our preps. Mama Kautz has some great information just on...

Recycled Seed Starting Containers
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Recycled Seed Starting Containers

This article TOTALLY appeals to my cheapness!!!  It’s frugaliscious!!! Anyway, gardening can be an expensive venture if you go “No-Limit” on it, buying every doohicky and thingamabob that’s recommended by the “experts.”  If gardening is costing you more than buying healthy food, you might be doing it wrong.  Even growing food for feeding your rabbits...

Tracking Your Expenses
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Tracking Your Expenses

Tracking Your Expenses One of my favorite sayings is as follows, “You go to work all day trading your non-renewable resource ‘time’ for paper money that is barely worth the fabric on which it’s printed”…  I despise money, but I love to have it and spend it.  Our goal at Hostile Hare is to help...

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Super Garlic!

Super Garlic! Super Garlic! My first thought when I hear “garlic” is vampires and Italian food…  But apparently its much more useful than warding off the sparkly immortals and cooking fine cuisine!!!  I still might keep some around in case my creepy New Zealand white rabbits with the red eyes escape their cages… I’m pretty...

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Your Bug Out Bag is Missing These!

When it comes to “bugging out” I usually say “opt out”.  I’ve worked hard to establish a homestead and I wouldn’t want to leave the bunny rabbits behind.  My bug out bag would have to include a rabbit carrying cage and a mini fodder system!!!  That being said, this article addresses some items that aren’t at...

Make An Altoids Candle Stove
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Make An Altoids Candle Stove

Make An Altoids Candle Stove As most of you know, we at Hostile Hare are pyros and alternative fuels junkies… It’s not all about meat rabbits, cages and fodder…  This article is a great read on portable homemade fuel!!!  check it out!! “Sometimes it’s nice to have a fuel supply for cooking that doesn’t involve...

Prepping for Resilience
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Prepping for Resilience

Prepping for Resilience “Yesterday I shared a blog post that I wrote almost a year ago about how to have resilience when the world economic system seems to be failing all around us.  A year later things look even bleaker.  Many experts are saying its not a matter of if the monetary system will fail entirely but...

Home Safety Check List
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Home Safety Check List

Home Safety Check List Home Safety Checklist Checklists rock!  There is nothing quite like the feeling for crossing something off your to-do list…that is satisfaction. Your Own Homestore has created a great one for you.  This is a home safety checklist that can be printed out and used in YOUR home! Take it around the...

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12 Inspiring Square Foot Gardening Plans

12 Inspiring Square Foot Gardening Plans:  Gardening is an interesting hobby. When you have some nice vegetable pots you will derive lots of pleasure by watching their lush growth. At the same time, you will save money and will be able to cook vegetables picked up from your own home garden. But what if you...