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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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How To Make A Year-Round Self-Sustaining Garden

How To Make A Year-Round Self-Sustaining Garden

🕔06:25, 9.Sep 2019

Editor’s note: This article was written by one of our readers, Ornela Freimane. The title of the article is How To Make A Year-Round Self-Sustaining Garden because it talks about the Aquaponic system and how this is a great way

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How To Make Potted Meat

How To Make Potted Meat

🕔07:58, 5.Sep 2019

When you think of potted meat you probably think of Armor. Ritz cracks and that weird gelatin on top might come to mind, too. If you are like me, you think of great memories on the couch with dad. We

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Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread

Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread

🕔07:29, 29.Aug 2019

Many preppers believe that we are on the cusp of the next economic collapse. This collapse would likely lead to the Great Depression 2.0 in America. Thoughts like these might come from the fact that we have eclipsed the 20

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The Ruth Stout No-Work Gardening Method

The Ruth Stout No-Work Gardening Method

🕔08:07, 8.Aug 2019

Learning how to grow your own vegetables is one of the smartest choices you can make. Not only is it satisfying to know that you can provide for yourself and your loved ones, but you can also be sure that

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How to Make Spam

How to Make Spam

🕔06:36, 29.Jul 2019

Are you a fan of Spam?  No, not the junk email kind…the meaty canned mix that’s been around since WW2, when it was a much loved (or loathed) troop staple.  It’s ubiquity and reputation was such that American GIs even

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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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