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How to Start A Vegetable Garden for $25 (link)

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Just a little inspiration if you’re still on the fence about trying a vegetable garden this year:

“You don’t need to spend all that money for a few pieces of wood. For $25, you can build a raised bed vegetable garden WITH plants and grow enough food to make your money back in no time…”…

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Your Belt is NOT a Good Tourniquet! (link)

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Explains why an real C-A-T Tourniquet or SOFT-T Tourniquet should be a part of your preps and that a belt, no matter how tight you think you can get it, is NOT a proper substitute. Spend a few bucks and get something that can truly save a life:

“I recently read an article on a …

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Easy Terra Cotta Candle Heater DIY Project (link)

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I know I’ve posted videos on the topic before but this one’s a bit different in that it uses 3 terra cotta pots of different sizes to make the heater. Note that the link also includes a video on the build:

“No matter whether you are concerned about the heightened risk of social collapse or …

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What Is Food Grade Packaging? The Details Matter… (link)

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It’s never occurred to me to wonder what it REALLY means to be food-safe… I just knew it was good for my long term food storage. There are actually a few criteria that packaging must meet:

“As a prepper, you are probably building a food storage program. If you buy all pre-packaged foods, you don’t …

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Wound Closures When SHTF: Straight to the Point! (link)

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This is a no B.S. discussion on dealing with significant wounds during a SHTF scenario. While a good reference, I might also suggest you purchase The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds: What to Do When There Is No Doctor by Dr. Hubbard [Kindle ed.] of TheSurvivalDoctor.com as a handy reference on the topic:

“Wound Closure …

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33 Awesome Uses of Lemon Essential Oil (link)

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We’ve used essential oils for a few of these ideas in the past but there’s quite a few I wasn’t aware of, including for runny noses (and other health issues), for a variety of skin conditions, and to increase fresh produce longevity, among others:

“When someone mentions the word “Lemon”, I immediately think “fresh, clean …

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Why You Should NOT Eat Your Long Term Food Storage (link)

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This post is about the scenario where food is super scarce and everyone in town is virtually starving to death but you still look nice and plump… from eating all of your food storage! Makes a case for cutting back a little:

“Okay, the title is a bit misleading, its more like a good reason …

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Solar Wagons: Self-Contained Off Grid Portable Power (link)

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Once you get a solar setup beyond a single battery and solar panel you will quickly find out that moving it around is a major chore! The following briefly shows a “solar wagon” that allows you to move your solar power setup around relatively easily. Note: there’s a link to the company that will sell …

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22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin! (link)

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Though not all survival-related, this is a fun post on nearly two dozen ways to turn a simple altoids tin can into something cool! From a mini fishing kit to survival kit, mini BBQ and smore’s snack kit, I’m sure you’ll find something great to try and share:

“Altoids have been freshening bad breath since …

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5 Phone Numbers You Need on Speed Dial (link)

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IMO, the ability to reach out for help at a moment’s notice cannot be overstated, but not all situations require calling 9-1-1. Moreover, making use of your resources–in this case your cell phone–is a wonderful idea! With this in mind, you should have a handful of useful numbers on speed dial and the following post …

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