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Posted on August 22, 2014 by Brian Meyer
Who would have thought that the 1995 movie Outbreak might have some future ties to the real world? While the recent outbreak is Ebola instead of Motaba, the ideas behind it are eerily similar.
While this was only a movie, the reality is that there is a fairly large outbreak of Ebola in West Africa right [...]
Posted on August 21, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson
If you’re busy ‘living’ your life, it’s impossible to read the thousands of articles about disaster preparedness. And the truth be known, I think we all get weary of reading the constant debates over how many cans or bags of beans we need to stockpile, or which survival knife is best, or which backpack is [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Most Popular, Prepping, Survival Skills and was tagged with 72 hour kit, disaster preparedness, disaster preparedness plan, lifestraw, prepper, second amendment, survival basics
Posted on August 21, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
There are many advantages to making homemade ice cream. Commercial flavors are readily available in most places but making your own has its particular benefits. Homemade ice cream is more cost effective and superior in quality to even the least expensive brands at the store. Moreover, you can control what is in your ice cream [...]
Posted on August 20, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
Doomsday Preppers star Jay Blevins was inspired to educate others after his appearance on the National Geographic hit show. Blevins is once again playing host a prepper expo rooted in self-reliance training and informational presentations. Blevins is a former DC area Deputy Sheriff and SWAT officer, current author, business consultant, speaker, prepper, father, husband, and [...]
Posted on August 19, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty
Whether your air conditioner went kaput due to a weather disaster or you prefer to "rough it" and not use the appliance, you can still keep your home cool! Referred to as "passive cooling," there's plenty of options for maintaining a comfortable home environment in the summer without an air conditioner. Check it out:
As much [...]
Posted on August 18, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
GMO crops and chemical pesticides and herbicides have become commonplace in American agriculture. The search to garner non-GMO or heirloom seeds can be a lengthy one for both backyard gardeners and professional farmers alike. As with antibiotics, alcohol, and drugs, weeds can build up a tolerance and resistance to substances much in the same way [...]
Posted on August 18, 2014 by Brian Meyer
The recent unrest in the town of Ferguson, Missouri seems more like a wartime environment than simple protests, and much of this has to do with what is turning out to be a far more militarized police force than anyone would have suspected existing in and around a small Missouri town of around 21,000 people.
Posted on August 16, 2014 by Catherine Alford
As parents, our main job is to protect our kids and raise them to become healthy adults. Here are just a few things to think about when considering how to keep your kids safe from harm’s way.
Keeping Kids Safe at Home
In many homes, the kitchen is a main gathering place, so be sure to have [...]
Posted on August 15, 2014 by Brian Meyer
There’s more to moving your life off-grid than preparing for a disaster or apocalypse. As the economy becomes more and more unstable and jobs are less and less secure, the act of moving even a portion of your life off grid can help you stave off the type of disaster that comes in the way [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Homesteading, Most Popular, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with living off the grid, off grid survival, off the grid living, SHTF
Posted on August 14, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the most satisfying aspects of homesteading is producing your own food, and if you consume meat, then it is likely that you have considered raising livestock. But is this venture for you? Taking care of farm animals is a rewarding pastime but one that requires a large amount of time, money, and energy [...]