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Disaster Planning

Is Civil War Coming? If So, What Can I Do About It? (My Top 7 Priorities)

I get this question or something similar to it every so often and, to be honest, it’s a hard one to answer. Why? Because they’re not really asking what they think they are. What they’re really asking is if it’s time to “run for the hills” or not. They’re wanting to know if they should […]

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Defense / Security / Safety

How Do I Defend Myself Without Firearms?

A reader emailed me the other day and asked: “I live in the UK and sometimes in Spain. We do not have access to firearms and even carrying a knife will get a citizen into trouble. We have no amendments which gives us rights. Some farmers can have a shotgun but have to have it […]

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Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

Simple 10′ x 12′ Off Grid Cabin Build

Are you feeling like you need to have an place to get away from it all if things get worse? If so, consider building your own off grid cabin. This one is a multi-part series and well worth the watch if you’re interested in the entire process as I was. And if you want to […]

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Food / Water

Must-Have Survival Food and Storage Systems in the Winter

While it may be summer in the southern hemisphere, in the northern latitudes, winter is adding a frosty filter to everything in sight. Temperatures are dropping, snow is falling and the landscape is getting icy. For homesteaders and those living off the grid, it’s also a very lean season. Fields lay fallow during the cold […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

I’m in my 60’s, Disabled, And New to Prepping. What Should I Do?

I got this email the other day from one of my readers asking my advice about what he can do to get better prepared since they’re getting older and have some health problems. As always, I answered and I figured my answer may help others, so I’m posting it here. FYI, I was given permission […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Adapters for Power Tools (to use different brand batteries in what you already own)

This was a pretty cool find to bring in the new year. And, to be honest, I had no idea these power tool battery adapters even existed. For somewhere around $20-25 each on average–he said they were about $12-18 in the video, although some of the adapters prices vary quite a bit–you can get adapters […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

10 Best Dogs for Going Off Grid and Homesteading

If you’re looking for information about going off the grid, the internet provides a wealth of information — but most of it focuses on things like food, water, and solar panels. There is a lot more to the act of going off the grid than just the basics. One of the things that every homesteader […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

Now That Christmas is Over, Let’s Get Back to Your Survivalism…

I’m sure many folks have become complacent over the holidays, and I don’t blame them. Perhaps I have a bit as well. But now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time to reconsider your preparedness efforts again. With that in mind, have you: Stocked up on Foodstuffs This isn’t just about having more food to […]

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Equipment / Supplies

What’s the #1 Urban EDC Gear to Carry?

I was curious to know since I’m always on the lookout for something I may be missing. Is it a knife, flashlight, or maybe a firearm? Or perhaps it’s something more mundane like your keys or wallet? If you had to ask me before watching this video (and he says as much about a minute […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

How to Find Land for Your Homestead

Going off the grid and homesteading may seem like an unreachable dream for those of us who spend most of our time living in fast-paced, tightly-packed cities like light-speed sardines. Finding land in a city is like hunting for a needle in the world’s largest haystack, but once you escape from the hustle and bustle […]