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Amaranth Superfood- Storing And Using It For Survival

Amaranth Superfood- Storing And Using It For Survival

🕔07:11, 11.Jul 2019

Here at Ask A Prepper, we like to focus on things like the lost ways and ancient knowledge. The forgotten skills that were the difference between life and death are dissolving in the storm of convenience. It’s pretty terrifying when

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How to Grow Medicinal Herbs On Your Windowsill

How to Grow Medicinal Herbs On Your Windowsill

🕔07:57, 9.Jul 2019

I am a firm believer in growing your own medicinal herbs and I have quite a few in my garden. But what if you don’t have garden space or if your garden is already full growing crops to feed your

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The Lost Ninja Superfood

The Lost Ninja Superfood

🕔07:02, 1.Jul 2019

History is filled with unique characters and unique groups of people, many of whom we can learn things from. Each of these groups had to find a way to survive the hardships of life, often times overcoming great obstacles along

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How I Survived Alone for 10 Months Living Off the Land

How I Survived Alone for 10 Months Living Off the Land

🕔10:31, 24.Jun 2019

Editor’s note: Mary Calder is one of our most dedicated readers and member of our small community here on Askaprepper.com. This is her 10-month struggle to survive off the land in a life-threatening situation, from which we can all learn

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The Antibiotic Honey That Shouldn’t Be Missing From Your Stockpile

The Antibiotic Honey That Shouldn’t Be Missing From Your Stockpile

🕔08:08, 18.Jun 2019

One of the tricks that makes prepping easier is to stockpile things that have more than one use. Duct tape is the classic example, of course – it’s practically a miracle substance. Vinegar isn’t far behind. As well as being

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Heirloom Seeds Vs. Hybrid Vs. GMO

Heirloom Seeds Vs. Hybrid Vs. GMO

🕔09:58, 14.Jun 2019

Buying seeds used to be a simple process, but not anymore. Walking into an agriculture store or garden center and grabbing a packet of lettuce seeds used to be something you could do without worry. Now, the three vastly different

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10 Prepping Items You Can Buy at the Salvation Army

10 Prepping Items You Can Buy at the Salvation Army

🕔11:26, 13.Jun 2019

I have to confess, I don’t normally think of the Salvation Army as one of my top prepping stores. I’ve shopped for prepping equipment and supplies at a lot of different places through the years. Even so, I’d kind of

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How To Make Dandelion Honey Butter

How To Make Dandelion Honey Butter

🕔07:37, 11.Jun 2019

Birds chirping, grass turning green, people gathering outside, moods seem to be lifting…all signs point to it being spring! Oh, and let’s not forget one of the most obvious signs…a nice yellow field of dandelions in the lawn. There is

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8 Ways to Use Your Rancid Oil for Survival

8 Ways to Use Your Rancid Oil for Survival

🕔07:09, 3.Jun 2019

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by an idea left in a comment by Left Coast Chuck, one of our most respected readers and opinion leaders. Cooking oil is one of the key elements in any prepper’s food supply. It’s

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The Most Common Plants Venezuelans Are Using To Treat Themselves After The Pharmacies Ran Dry

The Most Common Plants Venezuelans Are Using To Treat Themselves After The Pharmacies Ran Dry

🕔07:58, 30.May 2019

As far back as 2014 the country of Venezuela was experiencing political and social violence and scarcity of food and resources. Its hard to believe its been 6 years since Hugo Chavez died of cancer. At the end of that

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6 Items You Should Probably Not Stockpile Long-Term

6 Items You Should Probably Not Stockpile Long-Term

🕔07:24, 17.May 2019

We’ve all found how difficult building a survival stockpile can be. There are so many choices and decisions to make, that it’s easy to take a wrong steer somewhere along the way. Everyone has their own idea of what’s the

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39 Items You Can Compost

39 Items You Can Compost

🕔06:42, 14.May 2019

There are excellent reasons why you should make compost at home instead of throwing away your rubbish. Finding space for landfills is becoming a worldwide challenge, and throwing away rubbish that could become compost is like throwing away money. Compost

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Is It Legal To Go Off The Grid In Your State?

Is It Legal To Go Off The Grid In Your State?

🕔08:33, 10.May 2019

Living off grid is not illegal in any of the 50 states – at least not technically. There are many simple off the grid living activities you can do anywhere, but some of the most essential infrastructure aspects of disconnecting

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8 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow Indoors

8 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow Indoors

🕔07:50, 3.May 2019

Growing medicinal plants indoors vastly increases your ability to cultivate a comprehensive survival apothecary. Starting healing herb and plant seeds indoors is always a great idea, but there is so very much more you can cultivate than the typical native

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How To Make Sauerkraut – The Most Effective Probiotic

How To Make Sauerkraut – The Most Effective Probiotic

🕔06:15, 30.Apr 2019

If you like  cabbage and want better gut health, you’re in luck. Sauerkraut is not only tasty, and very inexpensive, but it also works as a great probiotic. Like other fermented foods, it can boost your intestinal flora by adding

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