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Survivalist Trick: Tuna Can Torch

Survivalist Trick: Tuna Can Torch can give you 2 – 3 hours of light in an emergency situation.  The oil in the can actually acts as the fuel to keep the torch burning. Survivalist Trick: Tuna Can Torch  I know lots of us of tuna cans in our survival pantries, though many of us might...

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Silver and Gold

  Silver & Gold Silver and gold in our current economy.  If you’re keeping tabs on this then you’re not going to want to miss this latest episode of the We Grow Ours podcast. “This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have “Roger Rage” on the show to give us a...

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Prepper Uses for Paperclips

Prepper Uses for Paperclips Prepper uses for paperclips comes down to a good prepper knowing how to use everyday items for emergency needs.  But paperclips can be pretty handy outside of their normal uses in everyday situations too. Check out Sensible Prepper’s video!   Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr,and...

Bleach Survival Uses
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Bleach Survival Uses

Bleach Survival Uses Bleach survival uses should not be overlooked.  Bleach is inexpensive and readily available and storing it for SHTF purposes is a great idea. Don’t put bleach in the laundry room and forget about it.  Yes it is great for whitening your clothes but it also can disinfect, remove stains and can be...

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Sustainable: Making A Penny Battery

Sustainable: Making A Penny Battery: Ready to make a penny work for you?  How about making a penny battery?  It’s true, you can’t buy much with a few pennies these days, but you CAN make a battery with them!   Sustainable: Making A Penny Battery   If you aren’t keeping them in your pockets for...

Rookie Prepper Mistakes
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Rookie Prepper Mistakes

  Are you making any of these 7 rookie prepper mistakes? by some estimates there’s 3 million Americans who call themselves Preppers and Joel Skousen estimates that for every one of them there’s ten more who are thinking about it you know thinking that maybe they need to be Preppers if you’re one of those...

Compact Survival Kit
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Compact Survival Kit

Compact Survival Kit: “In this video, I’ll show you what I keep in my compact survival kit. This kit is designed to hold what I need for a survival situation without a lot of extra weight. You can toss this bag in another bag, in the back of your car, or a variety of other...

5 Traits of a Survivalist
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5 Traits of a Survivalist

There are at least 5 traits of a survivalist.  Let’s be clear that these traits have nothing to do with your stockpile of food or your weapons.  These are the traits that are going to keep you going while preparing, in an emergency or SHTF situation.  If they don’t come naturally to you then you’re going...

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Hard Tack for Survival

Hard Tack for Survival Hard Tack, also called a Ship Biscuit, has been around for a long time.  It may be the very first survival food.  Sailors and soldiers carried these when food was scarce.  These biscuits would fill a belly and never good bad.  There are museums with hard tack that goes back to...

Edible Insects
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Edible Insects

Edible Insects Edible insects are nothing new, unless you live in the United States.  Many other countries have been eating insects for thousands of years.  I have seen a few bugs in lollipops and a chocolate covered cricket but I have to admit that I have yet to take the insect plunge.  But would you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

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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...