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Preparedness

Why Preppers Need to Focus on Local Food for Self-Reliance

Years ago, I was reading the book Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs. (Great book that I highly recommend!) The premise of the book is that our future economic woes will be based on the scarcity of oil. The author, Wendy Brown, makes an excellent case regarding our dependency on oil, but the thing that really stood out in my mind was how she had changed her family's die [...]

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Health/Food

This Chemical-Free Head Lice Removal Method Works on Super Lice

There's an epidemic in America that's bound to make your head itch the moment you read about it. Just in time for back-to-school, there's an outbreak of "super lice". Because plain old ordinary lice weren't bad enough, super lice don't respond to the normal chemical treatments. Just like antibiotic-resistant infections, it seems that lice have adapted to the pesticide-filled [...]

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Frugality

How to Survive When You Can't Pay Your Bills

Let's talk about poverty. I don't mean the kind you're talking about when your friends invite you to go shopping or for a night out and you say, "No, I can't. I'm poor right now." I don't mean the situation when you'd like to get a nicer car but decide you should just stick to the one you have because you don't have a few thousand for a down payment. I don't mean the s [...]

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Resistance

The Great American Butthurt

I have a confession to make. Kick me out of any possible minority group I might be a part of but didn't know it, but any word ending in "-ism" annoys the daylights out of me. Feminism Racism Sexism Tokenism Words to express our affront are being made up left and right by the mere addition of "ism" to the ends of what were formerly perfectly neutral words. It seems [...]

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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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10 Awesome Ways to Preserve the WHOLE Peach

Originally Published at Nutritional Anarchy Peaches. Over the past two weeks, I've had my hands on 100 pounds of them. There's a large orchard just down the road from me, where I buy "seconds" for canning. However, their seconds are about a kabillion times better than the hard, tasteless orbs you pick up at the grocery store, and they aren't doused in pesticides and th [...]

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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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