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  • Backpacking 101: How to Get Started

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    One of the best ways to experience the outdoors is on foot. A great way to do that is backpacking, the art of traveling or hiking through the outdoors by carrying one’s belongings solely in a pack. As you can imagine, this activity takes a lot of preparation, planning, and experience in order to take [...]


    This post was posted in Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Equipment, Survival Skills and was tagged with backpacking, backpacking 101, how to backpack

  • The Reluctant Prepper’s Approach

    Posted on July 28, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    There are two types of preppers in the world. First, you have the preppers that do what they do because being prepared makes them feel comfortable and the act of prepping is fun and enjoyable to them.
    Second, you have preppers that only prep because they understand the need for prepping and approach every part of [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with doomsday preppers, reluctant prepper

  • How to Choose a Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

    Posted on July 26, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    If you plan to take part in any kind of boating activity on the water, it makes sense to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) or life jacket. But did you know that you need to choose the right kind of PFD? Life jackets come in all sizes and shapes but not all are created [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Skills and was tagged with Flotation Aid, flotation device, life jacket, Near-Shore Buoyant Vest, Off-Shore Life Jacket, PFD, Throwable Device

  • 5 Ways to Better Secure Your Home in an Emergency

    Posted on July 25, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Imagine this: Disaster has struck and you’ve decided to ride it out in your home so you can be near your supplies and have home field advantage.
    This is great, but if you're anything like most people, your house is in a neighborhood and is far from defendable in its current state. All it'll take is [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles and was tagged with home security, peephole, securing your home, security

  • 4 Steps to Get Out of Debt Fast

    Posted on July 24, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    Depending on the amount of debt you have, it can take several months to several years to get out of debt. But, there are several things you can to do help speed up the process so let’s get to it!
    Track Every Penny You Spend
    Before making a budget, you should first track your spending for two [...]


    This post was posted in Money Saving Tips, Self Reliance and was tagged with budget, budgeting, debt free, getting out of debt

  • Survival Kit Giveaway

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Jacob B.

    We are giving away one of our 72 Hour Survival Kits. Enter to win!
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Food Fire Filter Bucket by Food Supply Depot

    Contains the following items:
    1 - Artisan Oatmeal 4 Serving Pouch
    1 - Harvest 6 Grain Cereal 4 Serving Pouch
    1 - Texan Sunrise Skillet 4 Serving Pouch
    1 - Instant Low Fat Milk 4 Serving Pouch
    1 [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with 72 hour kit, emergency 72 hour kit, giveaway

  • How To Make Salves, Tinctures, And Poultices From Medicinal Trees

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    First aid and medicine will be in short supply when you can't call a doctor. Growing your own medicine is not difficult and doing so could ultimately save your life. The salves, poultices, wound washes, and tinctures which can be made from trees also have a long-shelf life and can be stored for future emergency [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Self Reliance and was tagged with bark tea, bark tincture, growing your own medicine, leaf tea salve, leaf tincture, medicianal trees, medicine from bark, medicine from leaves, off the grid, off the grid pharmacy, poultices, salves, tinctures, wound washes

  • Raising Bunny Rabbits: Tips

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    People raise rabbits for a number of reasons, including for fur, show and food. Less expensive than raising chickens, raising bunnies can turn into a profitable business or side business. If interested in this idea, check out a few tips for raising bun-buns the right way:
    Getting Started
    Before doing anything else, ensure it's legal to raise rabbits [...]


    This post was posted in Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with how to raise rabbits, rabbit tips, tips for raising rabbits

  • Thunderstorms And Beyond: Summer Weather Safety Tips

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Hot weather, hot and humid weather, thunderstorms, hurricanes...summer weather can be brutal depending on where you live, especially if your region is prone to nasty storms. Prepare yourself for unpredictable summer weather by utilizing the following tips...hey, it's a lot better than getting struck by lightening!
    Hot Weather
    Hot weather is often excruciating, especially if you live [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with hurricane safety tips, summer safety tips, thunderstorm safety tips

  • The Vacation Get Home Bag

    Posted on July 21, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Summer is the time for family getaways and vacations, but just because you’re taking time off from work doesn’t mean you should be taking time off from prepping. Instead of thinking about prepping as an act you do when you buy supplies or put in a new garden, it needs to be a lifestyle. Disaster [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Gear and was tagged with 72 hour kit, get home bag, preppers, SHTF, vacation get home bag

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