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Food / Water Gardening

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Family Farm

Starting a family farm takes passion and hard work. Before you begin, establish what you hope to gain from this endeavor. Some people want to provide fresh food for their families, some want to engage in the lifestyle that farming offers and others want to build a meaningful business that provides for their livelihood.  In […]

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Food / Water

9 Problems With Using Bleach for Water Treatment

I’m sure you’re aware that most authorities recommend you either boil water or use bleach (sodium hypochlorite) if you must treat water for some reason, such as a boil water order or you’ve run out of safe, stored water and now must collect from a questionable source. Now, while I understand their reasoning–mostly likely because […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

How to Cook With Solar Panels and a 12-volt Frying Pan

If you’ve already got a solar panel or two–he used two 100-watt panels–and you can get a portable frying pan (similar to this one) or, better yet, a portable saucepan, you can cook without grid power so long as there’s enough sunlight to push several amps… even directly connected to the frying pan or saucepan! […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies Food / Water

7 Steps to Prepare Your Family for Survival

Popular media has made prepping seem like something only paranoid people do. Yet it’s smart who have a plan for emergencies, like an extended power outage or natural disaster — especially if you have a family to take care of. We’ve all been in a scary situation, whether that’s an earthquake or severe storm. However, […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

DIY Rain Roof Build: Rainwater Harvesting for Survival, Gardening

If you live anywhere with a bit of open space (even your own backyard) you could use this idea to collect a lot of water in a short period of time. Coupled with large collection containers, such as the IBC totes he uses, you might not even realize the grid is down, lol. Plus, the […]

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Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

The First-Timer’s Guide to Hunting Deer

Hunting started as a necessity for humans to support themselves and their families by providing food. Over the years, it has evolved into a favorite pastime and tradition shared between generations. From a food source to a celebrated sport and lifestyle, there’s no shortage of people around the world who love hunting whitetail deer. Whether […]

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Food / Water Gardening

How to Start Your Own Survival Farm

Beyond foraging, one of the only reliable ways to secure food in a lengthy disaster is by growing it yourself. Small farms are more popular than ever, and that means there are a wide variety of resources available that you can use to start your own. This is good news for preppers and survivalists who […]

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Camping / Fire Food / Water Gardening Skills / Knowledge Super Savings Deals Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

Discover How to Thrive Off The Grid

You’re going to be hearing from me more than usual over the next few weeks, but I promise you’ll be glad you did because I’ve got some good things coming your way… For starters, my next book, The Get Home Bag and Compact EDC Kit, will be released by the end of the month. Plus, I’m […]

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Food / Water Gear Reviews

17 Survival and Backpack Water Filters Tested

Ever wonder what survival filter is the best? Maybe it’s a gravity filter or perhaps it’s a pump? Well, the folks at Wideners.com have gone overboard and tested 17 popular water filters for survivalists, including the Berkey filters we all know and love, Sawyer Mini (which I really like for survival purposes), and the Lifestraw, […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water

DIY Salt-Water Survival Bottle (Compact Desalination Kit)

Now this is a really neat idea on how to make a portable/personal DIY salt-water desalination kit using a single-walled stainless steel water bottle (you don’t want it to be double-walled or “insulated” for this project) some 1/4″ copper tubing, a lot of solder, a single right-angle compression fitting, and that’s about it. The best […]