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Should You Be a Homesteader?

Should You Be a Homesteader?

The worlds of survival, preparedness, self-reliance, and homesteading often overlap. There’s a big movement in our country right now of people who realize the precariousness of our global grid systems, and yearn to be free from the dependence on, and shackle to, modern life. Of course, these interests do not always collide. There are some people who homestead as a simple hobby and interest, some people who prepare for disaster in their urban or suburban homes, and some people who have their primary interest in wilderness survival. If you’ve ever considered homesteading and are already interested in survival and disaster […]

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How to Raise More Sufficient Children

How to Raise More Sufficient Children

If you have a family, especially if you have small children, you probably want to be prepared for their sake. It is a parent’s instinct to make sure they are always clothed, fed, and housed, and that will become even more pertinent when disaster strikes. There is so much more to survival than simply stocking up on goods and supplies, and that includes preparing your children, rather than simply preparing for them. Here are some easy ways to start cultivating a spirit of self-reliance in your children from a young age. Camp Give them a preview of what life is like without […]

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10 Foods You Should Be Growing Yourself (Infographic)

10 Foods You Should Be Growing Yourself (Infographic)

It’s springtime, so if you’re not already planting your survival garden, you should be. While it can take a bit of time, effort, money, and space, to grow a truly self-sufficient garden that will be reliable in a grid-down situation, don’t let that discourage you from taking the first steps towards self-sufficiency now. No matter where you live, odds are you can grow something, even in vertical pots on a small apartment patio or even in your windowsill. This infograhic from ThePrepperJournal.com will give you some ideas of where to start, or rather, what to start! These are the best survival foods […]

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How to Survive WWIII

How to Survive WWIII

To be honest, people have been expecting the next WWIII since I was a kid. That being said, this definitely seems to be one of the craziest times in world history, and tensions are high at home and abroad. We have for years been wondering when the next major global cataclysmic event might hit, or the next major financial crisis, or, of course, this massive nuclear war everyone has been anticipating since the Cold War. As we’ve been covering in our survival news articles, the US recently deployed an aircraft carrier to disputed territory with China, Iran is doing their […]

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Battery Reconditioning-Never Buy A Battery Again

Battery Reconditioning-Never Buy A Battery Again

One of the biggest concerns for long-term self-reliance or survival is energy. Most energy sources that we rely on seem to be finite. Gasoline, propane, coal, even wood, all will run out at some point and are difficult to regenerate. Batteries in particular run out quickly, and rechargeable batteries can be costly and unreliable. But what if you could have nearly unlimited battery power …for nearly no cost? Enough to live off-grid and power all of your electronics and devices? Sounds too good to be true, right? I definitely thought so, but there’s actually a way to do this, and this […]

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Survival Lessons From Venezuela

Survival Lessons From Venezuela

In case you are not too up-to-date on the news, and this would be easy to miss, but Venezuela’s economy has completely crashed and its citizens are starving. They have to wait in line for hours for government rationed food, and they are even crossing the borders in droves to buy food from neighboring countries. The situation has slowly been deteriorating over recent months and they have begun taking to the decrepit streets. What we are witnessing in Venezuela is what many of us have been preparing for here in the US for years. It’s just another reminder that we […]

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Firearm Skills You Need for Survival

Firearm Skills You Need for Survival

There’s no doubt that a firearm is one of the most important survival tools you can own. For home defense, self-defense, self-reliance and disaster preparedness, having a firearm has countless advantages to any prepper. But it’s not as simple as owning a gun, or even knowing how to load, unload, discharge and aim. There are important skills beyond the simple operation of your firearm that are really going to contribute to survival and self-reliance that you need to be mastering and working on now. Guns are not magic wands that ward off bad guys and bring in big game, they […]

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4 Tips to Get More Vegetables Out of Your Garden

4 Tips to Get More Vegetables Out of Your Garden

The ability to grow your own food is one of the most important elements of survival. Whether you’re growing vegetables in a kitchen garden now to save on your grocery bills, or you need to grow them in a survival situation, you’ll want to know a few simple tips to get more out of any home garden. Get Deeper Soil With Raised Beds Raised bed gardens almost always yield more fruits and vegetables because they have deeper, looser, and richer soil. When you build raised beds, you’ll give your plants more room to grow deeper roots, and they’ll then be […]

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3 Survival Myths and Reality

3 Survival Myths and Reality

1. All you need is a bug-out bag While having a bug-out bag is very important, it’s not the end-all be-all to survival. Even if you have it with you when disaster strikes, and are able to make it to some idyllic wilderness cove with fresh water and plentiful hunting, there’s still lots of hard work ahead of you and the supplies and equipment in your bag will only last so long. And let’s be real-you will most likely not smoothly transition from complete disaster and chaos to an idyllic wilderness cove with fresh water and plentiful hunting. A bug-out bag is […]

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Keeping Monsanto Out of Your Garden

Keeping Monsanto Out of Your Garden

GMO plants and seeds are ubiquitous these days and trying to keep Monsanto out of your kitchen can be very difficult. It can also be intimidating trying to keep them out of your garden, especially considering they are now the largest seed company on earth. They even own many smaller seed companies that sell non-GMO and organic seeds. That means it’s hard to avoid giving your money to Monsanto, even if you are buying certified organic! But it’s not entirely hopeless. There are still a few ways in which we can keep Monsanto out of our gardens and seed stashes. Know […]

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25 Survival Skills Everyone Needs

25 Survival Skills Everyone Needs

In our fast-paced technologically-centered modern world, many adults have never learned some of the basic skills need for self-sufficiency or survival. We’ve complied a list of some of the crucial skills everyone should know, for day-to-day life, homesteading, or SHTF. How to change a tire: seems basic, but many people, especially women, don’t know how to do this. But in many scenarios in life, and definitely when SHTF, AAA might not be reachable. How to hand-wash laundry: it’s harder than it looks! How to start a fire: probably the #1 survival skill, everyone should know how to do this Plant recognition: it’s always useful to know […]

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Simply Homegrown [eBook]

Simply Homegrown [eBook]

Click the link below to download Simply Homegrown: Tips for growing your own food Inside You’ll Learn: Why Growing Your Own Food Will Always Be Better Than Store Bought… Growing Food Indoors… The 1 Weird Food That Will Give You More Protein Per Square Foot Than Any Other… Utilizing The Limited Space You Have For Gardening And Much, Much, More Simply Homegrown Tips for Growing Your Own Food_6-14 Having problems downloading or printing? First make sure you have adobe .pdf reader. You can download that free here: get.adobe.com/reader/ Try “Right-Click, Save Link As” to download. To print, you can navigate through […]

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