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Tuesday, January 31, 2023


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By Morgan

I think running drills is an extremely important part of being truly prepared for an emergency or disaster.

Step one before you get to the drills is to make the plan. Head over to my guide about making your emergency disaster plan to get started on that.

Even if you don’t want to write out the entire plan, at least talk it out first with the household. Give exact step by step examples and instructions for each incident. This is a great time to walk around and assess your home or car or whatever else in case you feel like you’re not ready to take on a full-fledged drill yet. Ask and answer questions, be curious and feel out the best ways that are going to work for you and your household.

I encourage you to do a drill at any point in your preparedness journey. A drill is just that, a drill. It’s to test out your plans, your preps, your gear, etc., and make sure it’s where you hope it to be in a peaceful time. This isn’t the time for everything to be perfect, it’s testing it out and see how it goes.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Sauerkraut Ferment from Start to Finish

A Few Basic Livestock Vetting Needs for Homesteaders

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By Bob Rodgers

If you own livestock, you should learn how to administer routine vaccinations and various shots and how to administer different medicines. Experienced livestock owners will have no problem handling such tasks, but they also can perform procedures like de-horning, de-worming, treating wounds, and castration. 

Think about it like this, if you notice your cow or horse get injured, let’s say, by a rusty nail, you will probably call your local animal clinic and ask for the veterinarian to come by and take a look at the animal. 

However, if your veterinarian is not available due to an emergency, you will probably be instructed to come by and get a tetanus antitoxin injection. You will have to administer it intramuscularly to your animal immediately. Can you do this yourself, or do you look for another veterinarian?

Sunday, January 29, 2023


How to Keep The Government from Tracking Your Every Move

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How to Keep The Government from Tracking Your Every Move

Back when George Orwell wrote his famous novel, 1984, little did anyone realize just how true it might become. Maybe it didn’t happen in 1984, as the book predicted; but we can forgive Orwell for that, considering that he wrote the book all the way back in 1948. 

The one thing that Orwell didn’t predict was people inviting the government to spy on them. For that matter, he didn’t say anything about all the corporations we invited to spy on us in one way or another.

Yet as it stands right now, if you fire up your computer, there are likely hundreds of companies following your every move, looking for opportunities to advertise their products to you; and that’s without considering what Facebook, Google, and the other tech giants are doing. 

We have to accept the fact that those tech giants are all in bed with the government, in one way or another. I’m not talking about them working with any political party to influence elections; I’m talking about the connections that exist to help law-enforcement agencies track and capture criminals, including terrorists. In doing that, they spy on our every move. 

For that matter, who can forget the revelations that Edward Snowden made about the government spying on us, after he left the employ of the NSA and became a whistle-blower. Every bit of electronic communications on the face of the Earth is captured, recorded, and analyzed for potential risks. Even seemingly innocent words can trigger an investigation, when combined together with other seemingly innocent words.

So, how do we fight back? How do we keep the government from tracking everything we say and everything we do?

Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Power Substation Attacks: Who and What is Behind This?

Keep Your Power Out Supplies Together: A 10 Min Prep Project

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Here is a little fictional story that may seem familiar to some of you…

You come home after dark (around 5:30 pm in the winter) to find the power is out.

Darn!  WHERE did you put those flashlights?

No problem, you’ll just use the light on your phone to look for them.

Oh, these candle will do…shoot!  Where are the matches?

Back to searching…

Fifteen minutes later…finally found the flashlights.  Batteries are dead.  Where are the batteries?

Five minutes later.  You’ve found the matches and light some candles.

Now, what’s for dinner.  Let’s eat out!  Oh, nope that won’t work.  The power is out all over town.

Ok…can’t use the stove or the oven or the microwave.  We’ll go with cereal.

Ooopps…we are out of milk.

There is a camp stove somewhere, but the propane for it?  Not quite sure…

Found it!  Campbells chicken noodle soup it is!

Your son needs to turn in his homework.  But he needs a computer to do it.

Pull out the solar charger/generator.  How in the heck do I use this thing?  Did I throw away the instructions or keep them somewhere?

All right, it’s bedtime.  Freezing outside and no heater.  You know there are some extra blankets around somewhere.  Maybe the guest room?  Or the hall closet?  Nope.  Oh, yeah, you moved them to the laundry room.

Now, what about those little hand warmer things?  You could throw one under each person’s blankets.  But WHERE ARE THEY????

Take 10 minutes and move all your power out supplies together.

Why You Should Keep the Power Out Supplies Together?

Friday, January 27, 2023

Building an Off Grid Outhouse .........start to finish

So, Can Chickens Eat Corn?

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Corn is one of the “veggies” (actually a grain) that pops up everywhere. It is in every snack and is a fixture at every meal.

chicken eating corn

It is also a regular ingredient in all kinds of animal feed. This begs the question, can chickens eat corn?

Yes, chickens can eat corn. Chickens are able to digest raw or gently cooked corn, cracked corn, and maize easily and all are filling, nutritious foods. Corn is a good source of carbohydrates and has a fair amount of essential vitamins such as A, B6 and C, and calcium.

No surprises there. Chickens are able to eat all kinds of seeds and other grains, so it makes sense that corn is a viable food source for them.

However, just because they can eat it easily does not mean they should be eating it all the time, or eat the same corn that you had at dinner last night.

Keep reading to get all the info you need for feeding corn to your flock.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

10 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Home and Homestead from Intruders

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You work hard to make your home and homestead into a place of refuge, peace, and security. But what happens when a trespasser enters your land, or worse, an intruder breaks into your home?

intruder peeping through a window

Naturally, that sense of safety you’ve built up over time is going to be shattered.

It can be a frightening and traumatic experience, that’s for sure, and expensive too. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your homestead from unwanted visitors.

By being proactive you can make intruders feel less sure when assessing your property, and increase the chances that you’ll catch them early if they do try to trespass or break-in.

With a little luck, they will skip your fortified property entirely for one a little less difficult to crack!

But no one ever said that protecting your home and property from intruders was going to be easy. In fact, it can be confusing and downright difficult at times.

But with the right methods and a little expert insight you can make it a lot less likely that someone will successfully trespass onto your property or break into your home for any reason.

This article will share ten ways to help keep your property safe from intruders.

A Simple Guide On How To Use A Ferro Rod

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Bushcrafters and survivalists alike both consider tools like the flint and steel to be the ultimate fire-starting tool to have in the backcountry.

fatwood shavings and uberleben zunden ferro rod

However, Ferro rods have grown in popularity in recent years as an excellent alternative to the classic fire starting tool.

If you are an avid camper or prepper, then you know the value of having one of these in your main kit as well as your backup kit.

Using a Ferro rod does require a bit of technique to master, but there is nothing quite like throwing a shower of sparks onto some dry tinder only to be greeted by the familiar crackle of the woodland material turning into a flame.

For many, myself included, it is a sense of accomplishment to turn a simple action of striking a Ferro rod into a roaring fire to keep you warm and safe.

This guide will give you some handy information on what a Ferro rod is, plus tips and tricks on how to use this tool to throw off massive sparks.

First, let’s look at what a Ferro rod is and how it differs from a traditional flint and steel.

What Exactly Is A Ferro Rod?

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Last-Minute Preps on a Shoestring Budget

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Good Day, guys and gals! This piece will present you with some ideas for cost-effective preps to help round out your stockpiles and give you an extra edge. We’re all feeling the “bite” caused by the price increases everywhere: at the grocery stores, the gas stations, the drugstores, and the hardware stores. It’s only going to get worse before (and if) it gets better.

There are plenty of long-term food supplies and companies you can use for foods with shelf-lives of twenty-five years or more, I understand. I also understand that many of us can’t afford them. First, let’s put out one precept I hope you’ll adopt as your own:

There’s no shame in not having enough money for something: you do the best you can with what you have and keep a positive outlook on it. 

There! Now, let’s get into it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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35 Tiny Important Items Every Prepper Needs

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35 Tiny Important Items Every Prepper Needs

35 Tiny Items Every Prepper Needs

Preppers know that it’s not about having a lot of things, but having the right things. And when it comes to being prepared for any situation, those little items can make all the difference. Here are 35 tiny items every prepper needs:

Monday, January 23, 2023

A 240-Year-Old Recipe for Pickling Eggs

10 Great Survival Furniture Ideas Anyone Can Build

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Furniture is one of those things that you take for granted until it is gone. Everyone who heads into the woods on a hunting or camping expedition and is forced to sit on a log, boulder or the hard yet strangely soggy ground knows what I’m talking about.

wooden chairs for outside

Furniture helps us rest more comfortably but also organize our belongings and even keep our tools ready for use.

It is a technology that we are so inured to in daily life we almost take it for a landscape feature unto itself. Chances are good that will no longer be the case in the aftermath of a major disaster.

Between forced evacuation and the likely or even probable destruction of your home, the furniture that you utilize day in and day out might be history along with a sizable amount of your other possessions.

That means that in a long-term survival situation you might actually have to repurpose or create new furniture if you want to make use of it.

It is far from a luxury, as having the right furniture will allow you to rest more comfortably, be more productive and even protect important supplies and equipment.

To help you achieve this we are bringing you 10 awesome survival furniture ideas that anybody can make with just a little bit of effort.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

The Top 6 Historical Egg Preservation Techniques!

When Did Venezuelans Realize They Were Facing Hyperinflation?

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Seeing that hyperinflation on a global scale isn’t too far off in the future, I wanted to take the time today to address an important issue: when did the mass of Venezuelan society realize that they were living through hyperinflation? This is how things played out here…

Were there people initially deemed as crazy for shouting that hyperinflation was coming?

Hyperinflation was not an effect many people could foresee. The opposition party tried to warn about this, but with the ongoing war between the official party and the Other Side, fake news was rampant. Relying on information coming from one side or the other was challenging. That is the main reason why the inflationary tsunami caught (almost) everyone with their pants down. 

The reality was that the trust level in the official party and their censorship diminished to negligible levels, where it remains until now.

That beings said, most of the economists had a good idea about what could happen. When they talked about our economy, any predictive bad news was credible. Our purchasing power had started to erode steadily in 2012. I noticed some alarming indications during this time.

Were there societal signs of hyperinflation?

Another indication of hyperinflation was the treatment given to the people suddenly called “hoarders” by the mainstream media. Some of these “hoarders” were indeed resellers looking to make easy money, but I am sure some others were only people looking to build up a pantry, just like any of us.

Prison and prosecution were the immediate consequence, even if the supplies were for their own consumption. The prestige of the enforcing agents would rise proportionally to the number of hoarders they could catch. It didn’t matter if these enforcers ruined some innocent’s life. That wasn’t a factor. What mattered was personal glory.

Every year after May 1st, when the President (way before the communists) announced an increase in salaries, prices rose. The merchants did this to absorb their rising costs. Of course, regular people who did not understand the economy could not care less about buying at a higher price because they had money available. We, regularly smart people, got some personal credit by middle February (merchants expected new inventory and were desperate for space) and could get good deals: white line, brown line, tires, etc. 

Things went more or less stable those ten years until the actual thugs took the Main Office. Just see the Statista chart and see by yourselves. After Hugo’s disappearance, our economists issued plenty of warnings predicting a near economic downturn.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

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9 Maps Every Homesteader Should Own

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9 Maps Every Homesteader Should Own

I am one of ‘those’ people – the type that has zero sense of direction. And I am wholly dependent on my cell phone’s GPS to get me just about everywhere. But this could mean big trouble in a grid-down situation, especially if I need to venture off my homestead for food and supplies or if I need to find my way back home when the main roads are shut down.

So, to be completely honest, I really need to learn to read maps. 

In this article, we’ll talk about the most essential maps you should have as a homesteader. Since we might not always be able to rely on our cell phones to get us where we need to go, we need to find paper versions of the maps we need. We’ll discuss some places you can find maps, too, but first, let’s look at the most important maps you should have on your homestead. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

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Some Pointers and Picks for Home Defense

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By Jeremiah Johnson

Good Day, Readers! In this piece, we’re going to cover some recommendations on firearms for your home-defense needs. Needless to say, we’re facing some difficult current events, with the killings that occurred in Texas and New York. These senseless, wanton, reprehensible murders place an unwarranted stigma on gun owners. Aided by armies of leftists and their endlessly-fawning media machinery, Democratic and RINO politicians are calling for more gun control measures.

Yes, they want gun control over the citizen-serfs while handing out billions of dollars worth of weaponry to Ukraine to aid in a proxy war against Russia.

They want gun control while they strike down laws denying entry to the illegal aliens crossing our southern borders, undoubtedly with terrorists hiding in their midst.

They want gun control because they understand that the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States was designed to enable the citizenry to resist any tyrannical rulers oppressing the people illegally, in opposition to our Constitution.

In the midst of that “zoo” and its “zookeepers,” let’s take in a breath and cover a selection of firearms to help protect your home and family. To deal with the “wolves at the door,” you need neither the quackery of politics nor the quagmire of issues emanating from our reverse-role, upside-down “society.” Let’s get into it.

What are the basics?

Thursday, January 19, 2023

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The 5 Principles of Patrolling Applied to Prepping

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When it comes to adapting military procedure, equipment, and terminology to prepping it turns out that some folks usually get riled up.

soldier observing field

Those who aren’t preppers in their daily lives usually accuse preppers of being posers, wannabes, and other derogatory terms.

Many of those preppers feel the need to intricately explain themselves and these choices to anyone who might raise an eyebrow at them.

And then you have people in the military who roll their eyes at the whole affair because they have lived that life and know how gravely inefficient and stupid much of military procedure really is.

The point is that there is a right and a wrong way to do everything and though there might be multiple right ways you can rest assured that there are plenty of wrong ways in accord.

This is one area in particular where we can sort of crib notes from the military. If there is one thing the military has pretty much mastered it is the minimization of risk through adherence to proper planning and other procedures.

Happily, the role and responsibilities of the basic infantryman are built on a foundation of five principles, known as the principles of patrolling.

The Five Principles of Patrolling

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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Get Pandemic Ready: A Simple Guide to Prepare Your Family for the Next One

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