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5 Unforeseen Problems I Encountered When I Went Off The Grid

5 Unforeseen Problems I Encountered When I Went Off The Grid

🕔12:33, 9.Feb 2018

By Ron Melchiore Good day to all! I contributed an article last year to this site and had a wonderful response from everybody. Our host Claude asked me awhile ago if I would consider writing another article. I was definitely

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12 Pioneer Skills We Can’t Afford to Lose

12 Pioneer Skills We Can’t Afford to Lose

🕔10:30, 6.Feb 2018

The pioneers brought very little with them when they came to settle the wild frontier of North America. Most had basic knowledge or experience from the professions they had left behind. Others were forced to learn new everyday skills in

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Mini-Farming on 1 Acre

Mini-Farming on 1 Acre

🕔09:03, 28.Dec 2017

A lot of people love the idea of being self-sufficient in produce, but just don’t see it as an achievable goal. After all, how many of us really have access to enough land to even come close to self-sufficiency? Well,

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7 Super Cheap Foods To Stockpile That People Usually Throw Away

7 Super Cheap Foods To Stockpile That People Usually Throw Away

🕔11:12, 22.Dec 2017

If your great-grandmother saw half the things you just throw away, I’m sure she’d have some stern words for you. These days, food comes pre-packaged, prepared, trimmed, peeled and neat. While boneless chicken may be convenient for some, practically speaking,

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Turn a Car Battery Into an Emergency Power Source For the Home

Turn a Car Battery Into an Emergency Power Source For the Home

🕔08:27, 21.Dec 2017

Most preppers have some kind of plan for an emergency power source after the SHTF. It might be a generator, wind turbine or solar panels. If you have a river on your land, maybe you’ve set up a water wheel.

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Never Throw Away Your Wood Ash! Do This Instead

Never Throw Away Your Wood Ash! Do This Instead

🕔08:49, 18.Dec 2017

Maybe you’ve heard about old timey uses for wood ash. It’s a remarkably useful substance even today, though. There are several uses for wood ash that may not only be applicable in your everyday life, but that could help you

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How to Make Your Own Hydrogen Generator

How to Make Your Own Hydrogen Generator

🕔08:39, 8.Dec 2017

Today I’m going to show you how to make a hydrogen generator. Its design is simple, and it could definitely be helpful when SHTF. Of course, the version I’m going to build today is really just to give you an

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What Cowboys Built And Did Around The House To Be Self-Sufficient

What Cowboys Built And Did Around The House To Be Self-Sufficient

🕔10:23, 27.Nov 2017

Sunrise on the plains can choke you up. Even in the unforgiving and unhindered spring winds the sky is alive with brushstrokes of the heavens. A cup of hot coffee, sludgy and made from poorly filtered water, is the mornings

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How To Store Six Months of Food When You Only Have Space for One

How To Store Six Months of Food When You Only Have Space for One

🕔10:08, 24.Nov 2017

One of the biggest issues people run into with their preparedness food storage is a lack of space. They simply don’t have enough room to keep all the food that they’ll need in the event of an emergency, leaving them

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DIY Mini Greenhouse For Year-Round Vegetables

DIY Mini Greenhouse For Year-Round Vegetables

🕔10:06, 20.Oct 2017

Making your own cold frame can be a good addition for anyone with a love of growing plants or for those who love living a healthier life with little to no effort. That really is the truth because today we

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Make Your Own Peppermint Oil – The Best Insect Repellent

Make Your Own Peppermint Oil – The Best Insect Repellent

🕔08:33, 1.Oct 2017

Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow, often taking over patches of the garden if left unchecked. Fresh or dried, all mint varieties have myriad uses.  This recipe highlights one of the medicinal qualities of mint – using

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21 Native American Life Scenes from 150 Years Ago

21 Native American Life Scenes from 150 Years Ago

🕔00:24, 15.Sep 2017

It is always fascinating to see how other people live or to speculate how our ancestors went about their daily lives. The foods they eat, how they care for their children, and their basic everyday activities can tell us quite

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How To Make Your Own Solar Water Heater

How To Make Your Own Solar Water Heater

🕔09:19, 5.Sep 2017

Making your own solar water heater is a great way to save some money on your electricity bill with the help of the sun. It’s an easy and efficient way for anybody to create their own water heater using simple

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How to Make Your Own Rocket Stoves (Tin Can & Long Burner Rocket Stoves)

How to Make Your Own Rocket Stoves (Tin Can & Long Burner Rocket Stoves)

🕔11:08, 28.Jul 2017

As you might already know, a few weeks ago we published the first tutorial on how to make your own log rocket stove for free. You are now reading the second part of the tutorial on how to make two

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24 Prepping Items I Don’t Spend Money On

24 Prepping Items I Don’t Spend Money On

🕔11:37, 21.Jul 2017

By Diane Watkins Prepping is difficult when you have very little extra money, and I’ve been living that reality for a few years. Initially, when hard times hit, we pulled back on prepping and began living off some of our

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