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  • Ebola and Prepping: What You Need to Know

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with ebola, ebola outbreak, what to know about outbreaks

  • Disaster Preparedness Overload

    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

  • How to Make Your Own Ice Cream

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, Food Storage and was tagged with DIY ice cream, homemade ice cream, making your own ice cream

  • 'Doomsday Preppers' Star Jay Blevins Talks Self-Reliance And Prepper Expos [Interview]

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Prepping and was tagged with doomsday preppers, east cost preparedness convention, jay blevins, prepper expos, preppers, self-reliance, SEPS, survival, survivalists

  • DIY Home Cooling Techniques

    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:
    Window Shades
    As much [...]

    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks and was tagged with cooling the home naturally, DIY cooling tips, natural cooling techniques, passive cooling options

  • Glyphosate Resistance Is Posing Major Obstacle For Farmers

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Homesteading and was tagged with biotech, dupont, farming, food supply, glyphosate, glyphosate resistance, GMO crops, gmo seeds, honeybees, monsanto, roundup ready, superweeds

  • What Can a Prepper Learn From Ferguson, Mo.?

    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.
    While [...]

    This post was posted in Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with LRAD, military, police, police state, prepper

  • Top Safety Tips for Parents with Small Children

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with keeping kids safe, parenting safety tips, safety tips

  • 6 Ways to Prepare for Off Grid Living

    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

  • Raising Farm Animals for the First Time

    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 [...]

    This post was posted in Food Storage, Homesteading, Prepping, Self Reliance and was tagged with farm animals, farming, raising animals

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