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Preparedness

Surviving the Drought: 25 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

If you aren’t already storing and conserving water, it is absolutely your top preparedness priority as our country suffers from the drought that has now reached epic proportions. Forget, for now, about the beans and rice – how are you going to cook them without any water? From a survival aspect, you absolutely must focus on a long-term source of water.  All of your b [...]

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Health

How to Make Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream from Raw Milk

Do you have a source of delicious, creamy raw milk? Or, as our grandparents used to call it, milk? If you do, you probably cringe when you have to go to the store and purchase dairy products from pasteurized milk. Well, cringe no more, because it is unbelievably easy to make your own homemade dairy products, like cottage cheese and sour cream. And by "unbelievably easy" I [...]

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Frugality

30 Frugal Living Tips: Small Changes That Result in Big Savings

People all over the globe are struggling right now to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.  In the United States and Canada, we're watching many more people than we've seen in nearly a decade plunge into poverty due to our failing economy.  We're losing jobs, paying higher expenses, and getting slapped with medical bills that we won't make enough money to p [...]

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Resistance

Backyard Chickens Must Be Registered in North Carolina for Your Own Safety

There isn't much that feels more self-reliant than going out to your backyard hen house to get fresh eggs for breakfast.  There's no need for USDA approval, you know what your hens have been eating, and you don't have to pay a premium price and hope that the farm who raised the chickens that laid those grocery store eggs actually treated the hens humanely.  Bonus points if th [...]

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Featured Articles

How to Prep for a Summer Power Outage

Sometimes people think that a sumer power outage is easier to deal with than a winter one. After all, in the summer, you don't have to worry about freezing to death, which is a very real threat during a long-lasting winter outage. However, a summer power outage carries its own set of problems. Foremost are heat-related illnesses and the higher potential of spoilage for your [...]

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How to Start Prepping in 3 Easy Steps

One day, you're just moving through life with everyone else in your office or at your church, and then, for whatever reason, the reality of how tenuous our current lifestyle is, hits you squarely between the eyes.  You realize that electricity and grocery stores and transportation are all things that you've been taking for granted and that these things could actually disappear [...]

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How to Buy Meat on a Budget (Despite Skyrocketing Prices)

The headline on Drudge Report caught my attention yesterday, In large font, it screamed "Prices for Meat, Poultry, Fish and Eggs are at an All-Time High." To those of us who have been watching the alternative news, this is no surprise. Mac Slavo of SHTFplan wrote about it HERE.  Lizzie Bennett of Underground Medic warned us HERE.  Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse B [...]

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Emergency Lighting: The Importance of Illumination in Your Preps

How important is light?  Well, in the Bible, on the  first day, the very first thing God created was light. This signifies exactly how vital a role illumination plays in  any situation. Any person who has ever moved from the city to the country can agree, there is no darkness quite like that of being in a place where there are no streetlights, no neon signs, no car headli [...]

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Most Popular Posts

Five Reasons Why I'll Never Get a Flu Shot

If you're looking for a deeply scientific treatise on the flu shot, this isn't it. I'm not a chemist, a physician or someone with an advanced degree in biology.  I'm just a mom with an internet connection.  I'm a person who has researched and compiled an assortment of worrisome facts that point in one direction: the flu shot is NOT beneficial. Some of these reasons ar [...]

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The EPA Takes an Ax to Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves Will Soon Be Illegal

When you think of that little dream homestead in the woods, what does it include?  Probably a well and septic system, a little stream bubbling nearby, a chicken coop, a sunroom for winter growing, and a cozy fire to curl up next to. When my daughter and I spent a year living in a cabin in the Northwoods of Canada, our woodstove was our lifeline. It was the only source of [...]

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Brown Bag Ban: Fed Gov Tells Preschool Parents No Lunch From Home Without a Doctor's Note

It looks like the days of trading half of your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for half of your best friend's ham sandwich may soon be over if the federal government has anything to do with it. A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. (source: Momdot.com) Dear Parents, I have received wor [...]

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Tyler Smith of Doomsday Preppers: Apex Predator or Apex Punk?

If there was ever a case study on why preppers should be prepared to defend their supplies, the upcoming episode of National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers would provide a perfect example. “We’re not in it to stockpile. We’re in it to take what you have and there’s nothing you can do to stop us,” Tyler Smith says. “We are your worst nightmare, and we are coming. [...]

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