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  • 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

  • Getting outta Dodge

    Posted on July 19, 2014 by Lorin John

    Getting outta Dodge-what to do when you need to leave.
    We have all seen this picture, or ones like it:
    A major city is in the path of a hurricane, or wildfire, or some other disaster, and the call goes out to evacuate the city, and chaos ensues. Our transportaton grid just isn’t designed to handle the [...]

    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with bug out, bugging out, evacuation, getting out of dodge, getting outta dodge

  • Focus on These 10 Areas to Start Learning Bushcraft Skills

    Posted on July 18, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Bushcraft is the name we give a collection of skills that all involve thriving in the wilderness.  From knowing how to build a fire in various conditions to finding food by hunting and foraging, to carving and building necessary items from wood and other natural materials; bushcraft is all about surviving long term without the [...]

    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with bushcraft, bushcraft skills

  • The Principles of Leave No Trace

    Posted on July 17, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    As you head outdoors for recreational activities, the three most important words to remember are: Leave No Trace. Leave No Trace is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advocate the responsible use of environmental resources. They accomplish this through educating others about their collection of outdoor ethics, referred to as the Seven Principles.
    The purpose of [...]

    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with camping, camping skills, Leave No Trace

  • Saving The Bees Should Be Important To Anyone Who Needs To Eat To Survive

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    The honeybee population has been experiencing 30 percent declines since 2005. If the little pollinators vanish form the face of the Earth, the human race is not far behind. About every third bite of food we shovel onto our forks was pollinated by a honeybee. Colony collapse disorder has been studied by scientists from around [...]

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with agriculture, beekeeper, bees, colony collapse disorder, dead bees, GMO crops, herbicides, honeybees, monsanto, pesticides, saving the bees, whole foods


    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    The recent news about the EPA’s new definition of ‘tributary’ had me doing some research into EPA related news, recent studies and actions that have been undertaken by the EPA and the current administration, including some of the people in the House and the Senate.
    The EPA and many other government officials and agencies have adopted [...]

    This post was posted in Guest Contributor, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with balance of power, Consitution, EPA, government, rule of law, US Government

  • Beneficial Garden Insects

    Posted on July 15, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    One of the best ways to deal with pest insects who insist on eating your flowers, plant and tree leaves, and whatever's in your vegetable garden? Attracting their natural enemies to your property. Let's take a look at a few of the many beneficial garden insects and what makes them so gosh-darn helpful:
    Arguably one of [...]

    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with beneficial insects pest control, natural pest insect control, pest insect control

  • 5 Reasons Olive Oil is a Prepper’s Best Friend

    Posted on July 14, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Most people think olive oil isn’t good for prepping because it goes bad too quickly, but what you might not know is that olive oil will last for at least 1-2 years if it’s left unopened and stored in a cool dark place.
    That means that as long as you cycle through your stock regularly you [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with olive oil, prepper olive oil, survival uses for olive oil

  • Upcoming Survival/Preparedness Community Events

    Posted on July 12, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy

    Are you new to prepping and survival? Perhaps you grew up on a farm and you think you know all there is to know about self-reliance and sustainability? Think again! Throughout the country, preparedness is taking a front seat and prepper events are being hosted to help you learn the basics or sharpen your skills.
    Preparedness [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Gear, Survival Skills and was tagged with preparedness expo, prepper events, prepper expo, survival expo

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