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How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

How to make your own laundry detergent

Never has getting things clean been so dirt cheap.

The Big Blackout: Why I’m Going Low-Tech to Prep for an EMP

Why I am going low tech to prep for an EMP

When things change dramatically, perhaps we should accept the change and adapt to it, instead of trying to maintain the illusion that everything is the same.

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream with a Mixer

How to make homemade ice cream with a mixer

If you have a hand mixer, homemade ice cream can be yours!

How to Still Be Chill Without a Refrigerator

How to be chill without a refrigerator

Looking for a fun way to spend the hottest week of the summer thus far? Going without a working refrigerator is NOT it.

The Heat is On: How to Stay Cool without Air Conditioning

How to stay cool without air conditioning

All across the country, the mercury is climbing…and staying there, way up at the top of the thermometer. But running an air conditioner at full blast to combat the heat can be very expensive, and for those of us on a budget, the resulting bill can be crippling.

Physical Preparedness: Practical Performance for Real-World Survival

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Stories from Great Depression survivors reveal how physically demanding life became after the crash. The difference in last century and the cliff we’re dangling over now is we’re in a state of soft. Soft bodies, soft drinks, and soft minds characterize today’s society.

Can You Live without a Refrigerator?

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If your refrigerator broke, or you had to go without one for a brief time, would you know how to store food?

Computer Tech Shows the DHS Just How Easy It Is to Breach the Security of the Power Grid

Computer Tech Shows the DHS Just How Easy It Is to Breach the Security of the Power Grid

When the mainstream news warns of an event that is high on every prepper’s list of concerns, it might be time to double up on your efforts to be ready for it.

Garden Like Your Life Depends on It!

Garden Like Your Life Depends on It!

by Holly Drennan Deyo Originally Published at Dare to Prepare WHY ARE FOOD PRICES SO HIGH? Everyone is complaining about sky high food prices. Why are they going nuts? The fault is mostly due to harsh weather conditions of drought, vicious storms, floods, soggy soil, hail, frost and ice, andRead the Rest…

22½ Uses for Emergency Mylar Space Blankets

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by Lizzie Bennett Originally Published at Underground Medic Before going into the huge number of uses for mylar blankets lets look at their primary use. Most people have a mylar blanket in their kit, the question is, do you know how to use it? That sounds like a stupid question, butRead the Rest…

Long Term Water Solutions: Bugging In

Water solutions for bugging in

Water is second only to oxygen in the hierarchy of survival. Without it, in 3 days, you’ll die.  But it goes much further than that.  Water is vital for basic sanitation, for growing more food, for raising livestock, for cooking, and for treating injuries. So even if you have enoughRead the Rest…

Food Security: Ramping Up The Amount You Harvest

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by Lizzie Bennett Originally Published at Underground Medic As preppers we are far more aware of what’s going on around us than the population at large. We are rightly concerned about the future, and food security for the future occupies our minds on almost a daily basis. We know weRead the Rest…

Your Daily Water Usage May Shock You: 25 Ways to Reduce Your Consumption

25 ways to cut water consumption

It’s beyond dispute that the United States is facing a water crisis. On the West Coast, where much of our produce is raised, an on-going drought has California governor Jerry Brown hinting that water conservation efforts might soon become mandatory. On the East Coast, the water is plentiful but isRead the Rest…