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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

6 Survival Uses for Charcoal
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6 Survival Uses for Charcoal

6 Survival Uses for Charcoal Survival Uses for Charcoal There is charcoal and then there is activated charcoal or activated carbon. Both are the byproduct of removing water and other constituents from animal and vegetation substances. This articles’ focus, however, will be on charcoal made from hardwoods and its uses in a survival situation. Activated...

Top 5 Guard Dogs to Protect You and Your Preps
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Top 5 Guard Dogs to Protect You and Your Preps

Top 5 Guard Dogs to Protect You and Your Preps Sometimes all the weapons and high tech security systems money can buy can’t replace a living and breathing guard dog to oversee you, your family and your preps. Animal instincts, sense of smell, keen hearing and loyalty are a deadly combination for intruders trying to...

Top Ten Survival Foods You Should Grow
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Top Ten Survival Foods You Should Grow

Top Ten Survival Foods You Should Grow Can you live off your land if there’s an emergency? Can you meet your food needs for even a few weeks? Planning perennial agriculture systems, such as food forests, along with getting some chickens is a really good plan long-term – but if you had to start gardening like it’s...

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12 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly In An Emergency

12 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly In An Emergency Everyone faces a financial emergency at some point: the car breaks down, unexpected medical bills, legal troubles etc.  It can get so dire that rent gets behind or utilities such as water and power are being threatened with disconnection.   Pretty soon, TV or radio commercials singing...

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The Sustainable Living Balancing Act

I’ll take a wild stab and assume we’d all like to save some money, be socially acceptable and not hurt the environment in the process…  That’s not as easy as it sounds.  Some of us gravitate towards the fringe of these traits, but most of us agree that being a greedy cheapskate or a non-washing,...

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11 Point Plan to Bust the Myth of Retirement

11 Point Plan to Bust the Myth of Retirement 11 Point Plan to Bust the Myth of Retirement First, for those of you that are baby boomers (or younger like me), it is important to know that you are not alone in your thoughts and much-altered retirement dreams.  And second, perhaps more important, I want...

Live Food Storage: Homesteading With Rabbits
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Live Food Storage: Homesteading With Rabbits

“Live Food Storage: Homesteading With Rabbits… with LFS systems, a small footprint, and a little FUN labor you will feed your family all they need. One of the other benefits of raising animals is you are no longer a “food hoarder”, you are a producer…” Prepping/ Food Storage Prepping. The term seems like a new...

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