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Butchering Turkey

Butchering Turkey

🕔08:47, 24.Nov 2020

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many families are looking forward to spending some well earned time together. Turkeys are synonymous with Thanksgiving dinner, and most of us just drop by the supermarket to buy one, take it home

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10 Off-Grid Water Systems You Should Have On Your Property

10 Off-Grid Water Systems You Should Have On Your Property

🕔08:13, 5.Nov 2020

The oceans hold 97% of all earth’s water, but don’t bother moving your homestead to the coast if you’re looking for a secure supply for you and your family. Desalinating sea water requires tons of energy, (and money, on a

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How To Preserve Your Whole Harvest For Winter Without Refrigeration

How To Preserve Your Whole Harvest For Winter Without Refrigeration

🕔08:51, 8.Oct 2020

Knowing how to preserve your harvest even without refrigeration is an important way to deal with surpluses and avoid waste, as well as to see you through months when your garden isn’t as plentiful. The first step to successful longer-term

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6 Practical Uses for Autumn-Falling Leaves

6 Practical Uses for Autumn-Falling Leaves

🕔10:54, 6.Oct 2020

Fall has officially arrived, and with it comes many of my favorites such as trees changing colors, football, chili, a break from the heat, bonfires, and looking forward to the winter holidays! What I don’t care for too much would

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One Month $0 A Day Prepping Ideas

One Month $0 A Day Prepping Ideas

🕔08:51, 2.Oct 2020

Our little prepping universe has been hit with a bunch of newbies, who are either fully on board, or are looking for a reason to do prepper-related kind of things. Many of these new preppers are just looking to act

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A Medicinal Garden Kit For Starting A Small Backyard Pharmacy

A Medicinal Garden Kit For Starting A Small Backyard Pharmacy

🕔08:50, 17.Sep 2020

For a very long time I’ve been looking for a seed kit to start a small medicinal garden in my backyard. I’m no spring chicken anymore and as health problems start to creep up, I knew some old-fashioned natural remedies

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Baking Soda – 112 Uses (WWII Series)

Baking Soda – 112 Uses (WWII Series)

🕔09:06, 20.Aug 2020

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2016. Given the events going on around us in the past few months, I believe the information will be helpful to the people who did not get a chance to read the

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13 Genius Seedling Hacks That You’ll Be Glad to Know

13 Genius Seedling Hacks That You’ll Be Glad to Know

🕔10:10, 18.Aug 2020

I recently read some great shortcuts and tips I would like to share for a few gardening and seedling hacks, to make some steps a bit easier. Many of these will provide an environment similar to a mini greenhouse or

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Harvesting Rain Water

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Harvesting Rain Water

🕔11:00, 13.Aug 2020

Emergency water storage is essential to any preparedness system. Your ability to access and clean water sources will assure you have the water your family needs in a disaster. However, storing bottled water in your home is just not efficient.

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15 Cheap Survival Items You Should Stockpile

15 Cheap Survival Items You Should Stockpile

🕔08:31, 7.Aug 2020

Prepping does not have to be expensive, in fact you can find items to stockpile that are very inexpensive. This means that for a minimal investment, you can get a significant amount of survival stocks to ready yourself against any

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The Most Powerful Non-Lethal Weapon Against Invading Rioters

The Most Powerful Non-Lethal Weapon Against Invading Rioters

🕔07:26, 6.Aug 2020

The recent protests and accompanying riots have raised some very real concerns, both in law-enforcement and the citizenry. Countless millions of dollars worth of damage have been done in the last few months, in many cases, destroying businesses owned by

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How To Safely Remove Poison Ivy And Hemlock From Your Backyard

How To Safely Remove Poison Ivy And Hemlock From Your Backyard

🕔08:21, 3.Aug 2020

Both Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) and Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) are considered dangerous to humans, especially children. Therefore, it’s recommended to remove the poisonous pair. Of course, this is much easier said than done. So, as Sun Tzu said: “Know

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16 Things You Must Have in Your Stockpile for This Year’s Hurricane Season

16 Things You Must Have in Your Stockpile for This Year’s Hurricane Season

🕔08:42, 31.Jul 2020

While we’ve all been busy worrying about the pandemic and rioters destroying our cities, the calendar has been marching on. Time, they say, doesn’t stand still for any man, and apparently it doesn’t stand still for a virus either. We’re

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Uncommon Survival Uses for Common Household Items

Uncommon Survival Uses for Common Household Items

🕔08:00, 30.Jul 2020

There’s a bit of a tendency in the survival community to go gadget-crazy. I guess that’s not all that surprising, considering that it’s a male-dominated area and we guys are into gadgets. I actually get a double dose of that,

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50 Homesteading Hacks You Should Know

50 Homesteading Hacks You Should Know

🕔09:08, 28.Jul 2020

New to homesteading? If so, you should consider these 50 homesteading hacks. They’re guaranteed to make your life a million times easier. 1. Start a Vermicomposting Bin If you don’t have a lot of space on your homestead, you might

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