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Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF
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Keep Your Humanity When The SHTF

Hypotheticals There’s a lot of hypothetical situations for a grid down, SHTF scenario, and widespread apocalyptic events.  A question that goes along with preparing for such a breakdown is this: how do you keep your humanity or do you abandon it during such an event? I don’t claim to be an expert on sociological for...

DIY Self Sufficiency Projects
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DIY Self Sufficiency Projects

Self Sufficiency Projects don’t have to be expensive or terribly difficult.  If your goal is to live more self sufficient then these DIY Self Sufficiency Projects are for you.  We’ve compiled some of the best DIY projects out there for you to use in meeting your goals.  A self sufficient life takes time and effort to...

Live Show – BackYard Livestock Integration
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Live Show – BackYard Livestock Integration

Let’s talk livestock integration!  This week on the We Grow Ours show, the guys go live for their first broadcast on 1100 KFNX Phoenix.  They are reviewing an earlier show on BackYard Livestock Integration with rabbits, quail, and aquaponics. BackYard Livestock Integration Rabbits Nick does some impressive rabbit math to show us how much meat...

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Rabbit Recipe Enchiladas

Rabbit Recipe Enchiladas Today we bring you another awesome rabbit recipe with a south of the border flare!  Enjoy! Enchilada Sauce 3 tbsp chili powder 3 tbsp flour 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 3 cups of rabbit broth (or chicken broth, or even water) 1...

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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...

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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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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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5 Easy Steps Into Backyard Homesteading

  I call it Backyard Homesteading but you may have heard other names like, urban homesteading, suburban homesteading or backyard farming. But the basics are the same – taking the space you have and raising food on it and reclaiming vintage skills. It’s funny that in 2014 it has become a somewhat trendy thing to...

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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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...