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Watch Out for These Toilet Paper Eating Bugs

Watch Out for These Toilet Paper Eating Bugs

🕔10:09, 9.Mar 2020

I think I’ve heard it all now… there are bugs out there who eat paper. I guess that shouldn’t be all that surprising, considering how termites go after wood and paper is made from wood fibers. But I guess it’s

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How To Grow Suspended Food Indoors

How To Grow Suspended Food Indoors

🕔11:31, 6.Mar 2020

Some people believe that gardening is seasonal, especially in colder climates. But as a prepper, you probably already know that there are options to having a garden all year round. A greenhouse is an option, but unless you are going

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How to Properly Harvest Seeds and Get a Sustainable Food Source Year Round

How to Properly Harvest Seeds and Get a Sustainable Food Source Year Round

🕔09:22, 5.Mar 2020

Why should you harvest seeds? Harvesting seeds can be tricky, requiring patience, practice and a good amount of knowledge. That being said, it’s an incredibly rewarding endeavor. Properly harvesting seeds can ultimately result in cultivating a sustainable food source year-round.

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How To Protect Your Garden From Pests And Diseases

How To Protect Your Garden From Pests And Diseases

🕔09:44, 3.Mar 2020

There are many things that can happen to your garden that you wouldn’t even consider being a problem, pests and diseases. Either of these can wreak havoc very quickly without a sign that it was there. You need to know

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6 Backyard Plants You Can Turn Into Bread

6 Backyard Plants You Can Turn Into Bread

🕔11:23, 2.Mar 2020

Bread has been a staple of almost every human civilization. The grinding of seeds or nuts into a flour and the kneading of that flour, sometimes leavening, dates back thousands of years. Across ancient Europe, into Africa, parts of Asia,

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The Easiest And Cheapest Way To Filter Water With Shungite

The Easiest And Cheapest Way To Filter Water With Shungite

🕔12:00, 28.Feb 2020

If you’ve never heard of shungite, you’re not alone. This rare mineral compound only comes from Russia. First found near the village of Shunga, in the region of Karelia, Russia, the largest known deposit is in the Lake Onega area.

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The States with the Most Medicinal Plants. Do You Live in One of Them?

The States with the Most Medicinal Plants. Do You Live in One of Them?

🕔13:01, 27.Feb 2020

According to the State of the Worlds Plants Report 2017, there are at least 28,187 plants that are recognized as medicinal. However, we use only a small percentage of these plants. Additionally, there are probably many more medicinal plants that

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5 Forbidden Remedies That Should Be Legal

5 Forbidden Remedies That Should Be Legal

🕔13:25, 24.Feb 2020

When it comes to forbidden herbal remedies, you might immediately think of cannabis or other such mind-altering substances. However, there are many plants that are prohibited due to their intoxicating effects, but also their invasive growing habits. The United States

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6 Make-it and Forget-it Prepper Foods

6 Make-it and Forget-it Prepper Foods

🕔10:58, 17.Feb 2020

Growing food and raising meats is becoming much more difficult for producers around the world. Between radical changing weather patterns and disease, we are seeing more crop loss and livestock deaths than ever before. The numbers are HUGE because we have

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11 Things You Need to Have Ready for when the Power Grid Fails

11 Things You Need to Have Ready for when the Power Grid Fails

🕔09:54, 13.Feb 2020

It finally happens and you hear it… or rather, you don’t hear it. You don’t hear anything at all. Everything just seems so quiet. Must have been how things were, before all the cars and machinery entered our lives. Things

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6 Bug In Mistakes That You’re Probably Making Right Now

6 Bug In Mistakes That You’re Probably Making Right Now

🕔13:07, 10.Feb 2020

Most of the time, it makes more sense to bug in, than it does to bug out. There have been many survival writers who have taken this stance, myself included. Bugging out, especially bugging out to the wild, is something

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Microgreens: The Most Nutritious Indoor Food Source

Microgreens: The Most Nutritious Indoor Food Source

🕔11:14, 6.Feb 2020

You’ll probably have spotted microgreens for sale in your local health food store or in the salad section at the supermarket. Microgreens are bang on trend, and tend to come with a high price tag! The good news is that

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Grow Your Own Toilet Paper

Grow Your Own Toilet Paper

🕔12:08, 4.Feb 2020

Toilet paper has only been in existence for roughly a century and mankind has been around a whole lot longer than that. So how did folks wipe their bottom before toilet paper factories existed? They used plants. Once upon a

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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 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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