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How to Make Your Own Mask for a Pandemic

How to Make Your Own Mask for a Pandemic

🕔12:24, 13.Mar 2020

It didn’t take long after the coronavirus hit the world before medical masks sold out in the United States. I’m not sure if they sold out before the first case arrived in an American hospital, but it wasn’t long after

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$0 Alternatives to Pain Meds

$0 Alternatives to Pain Meds

🕔12:16, 10.Mar 2020

When you are in pain, you need fast relief. But pain medicines have side effects that you may want to avoid, and now we are possibly facing shortages of drugs. One solution that I have found is using herbs for

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How to Use Herbs and Make Your Own Cold Medicines at Home

How to Use Herbs and Make Your Own Cold Medicines at Home

🕔09:18, 18.Feb 2020

When it comes to dealing with colds and the flu, most of us treat the symptoms and try to get through it. I’ve been reflecting on this a lot lately because of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (nCoV). We

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Making and Using Thermite for Survival

Making and Using Thermite for Survival

🕔11:12, 3.Feb 2020

Long ago I came to the conclusion that no matter how much I stockpile, it won’t be enough. That’s why I’m always continuing to increase my stockpile. Of course, that process is slow, as I have to fit it in

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The Police and Military when SHTF – Friend or Armed Foe?

The Police and Military when SHTF – Friend or Armed Foe?

🕔10:40, 30.Jan 2020

Preparing to survive in a post-SHTF world is challenging. More than anything, we have to realize that we’re preparing blind. We don’t know what sort of disaster we’re facing or what the post-disaster world is going to look like. With

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The Easy and Practical DIY Snares to Catch Small Wild Game

The Easy and Practical DIY Snares to Catch Small Wild Game

🕔12:07, 27.Jan 2020

Trapping is one of the most overlooked and underutilized skills in the prepping and survival world. Apart from being mostly overlooked its also rarely practiced because of its nature. In other words, few people build traps or own them, and

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A Forgotten Wild Edible: Pine Bark Flour

A Forgotten Wild Edible: Pine Bark Flour

🕔10:29, 23.Dec 2019

Bark pealing was a traditional practice amongst the Sami people of northern Scandinavia and of many different indigenous tribes of North America. Some researchers argue if the bark was used as a common food in their diet or just used

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Survival Uses for Your Good Old Leather Belt

Survival Uses for Your Good Old Leather Belt

🕔09:16, 15.Nov 2019

One important part of survival which can be easily overlooked in our world of modern survival gadgets, is the ability to improvise. When I got started, as a teenager, not only didn’t I have the money to buy all those

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How Does This Man Grow Oranges in Nebraska’s Cold Winter?

How Does This Man Grow Oranges in Nebraska’s Cold Winter?

🕔09:29, 1.Nov 2019

Every once in a while you run into someone who’s really got it. Such is the case of 85 year old Russ Finch, a retired mailman who has embarked on his second career as a geothermal expert. Actually, Russ has

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How to Identify and Use Kratom – the Painkilling Plant that Substitutes Opioids

How to Identify and Use Kratom – the Painkilling Plant that Substitutes Opioids

🕔07:59, 18.Oct 2019

Derived from a type of evergreen tree, kratom contains two alkaloid compounds called mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These act directly upon the nervous system to induce a calming, pain-relieving effect. Although originally from Asia, kratom has slowly started to gain popularity

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Why You Should Replace Your Painkillers

Why You Should Replace Your Painkillers

🕔08:11, 11.Oct 2019

My mother sat me down on her bed and her eyes were already red from tears. I was around 15 years old and had no idea what was going on. “I have to go away for a little bit, Jim,”

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How to Harvest Your Own Seeds from Garden Plants

How to Harvest Your Own Seeds from Garden Plants

🕔08:06, 19.Sep 2019

It is easy to save seeds from one year to the next if you know what you are doing. Every plant is different and some seeds require specific strategies for harvesting and saving, but these general rules work for most

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DIY Home Remedy For Bronchitis

DIY Home Remedy For Bronchitis

🕔07:30, 16.Sep 2019

As the temperatures start to drop and colder months are approaching, you might be wondering when the first bout of bronchitis might hit. If not bronchitis, a nasty cough from the common cold can even stop you in your tracks.

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Homemade Fermented Honey Garlic

Homemade Fermented Honey Garlic

🕔08:54, 10.Sep 2019

Garlic and honey are two wonderful ingredients from nature. Both of these have strong anti-inflammatory properties and are great as a home remedy for fighting both colds and the flu. Besides having strong anti-inflammatory properties, honey and garlic are also

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All-Natural Fruit Tree Bait for Insects: It Works!

All-Natural Fruit Tree Bait for Insects: It Works!

🕔05:27, 3.Sep 2019

We planted a small orchard on our place about ten years ago and were delighted when it started to produce fruit a few years ago. Our delight quickly turned to dismay, however, when–after a year or two–we discovered that much of

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