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Why A “Backyard Homestead” Is All You Need (And Tips For Finding Your Own)

Having a homestead with a huge amount of land is the dream of most people who get the homesteading itch, they dream of have 20 acres or more of prime land out in the middle of nowhere, and going further still they dream or living off the grid. They fantasize about how wonderful it would be living on their multi-acre homestead off the grid while sitting on their front porch watching the garden grow and...

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Camping In Winter? Here’s What You Need

(The Following is a sponsored post). by Billy Cold temperatures and shivers can be an added challenge to the already challenging and adventurous activity of camping. The winter weather conditions can make it difficult for campers and hikers to tread the path, pitch their tents, source food, etc. But, if you’re still determined to experience camping in winters, then here are some important tips for you to keep in mind. Hydration and Nutrition In winters...

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Five Bullet Friday

Hello all, I got this idea for a “Five Bullet Friday” from Tim Ferriss. I decided to do something similar to what he has been doing with his segment because it seems like a great way for me to share some things with you quickly and effectively. However, instead of sending it out by email as Tim does, I’m going to post it on the blog to make it easy for you to comment and...

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Upcoming Food Shortage and Price Increase In The United States

As I’m sure most of you know there have been some serious floods in the midwest, most concerning are Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa because these three states are in the top ten states that generate food for the rest of the country. So look for prices to take a steep upward turn on corn, meat, beans, dairy, poultry, eggs, and soybeans and on any foods that contain these… which is to say that there will...

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Testing The Cheapest Pocketknife on Amazon ($5.94)

If you have been reading this blog for a while then you know that I like a bargain, well, that and the fact that I wanted to do a review for you all of the cheapest priced assisted opening pocket knife that I could find on Amazon. So I went into Amazon.com and did a search for “pocket knives” and then sorted the results by price… lowest to highest… and then ordered the cheapest pocket...

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How I Cured My High Blood Pressure Naturally

  High blood pressure “runs” in my family, and like many others in my family my numbers kept rising slightly every year and then a few months ago I checked it and it was 170/100! However, I think a lot of that rise had to do with stress and anxiety over stuff that was going on in my life at that time… But still, that number was high by current medical guidelines which state that...

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What is The Shelf Life of Bottled Water?

  Note: If you’ve included bottled water in your long-term storage plans then please leave a comment below to let me know what you’ve learned… What is the shelf life of bottled water? That’s a great question and one that everyone who stores more than a case of bottled water has probably asked at some point. From what I’ve read online and from the emails that I’ve gotten from my readers it seems that many...

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What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life? [My Top 20 Checklist]

by Amanda Hermes There is a surprising variety of foods that can last for years, or ever forever, at room temperature when stored correctly. For all of these foods, the storage method is paramount. To protect your food supplies, store them in airtight containers in cool, dry locations away from light. Containers might be bins, jars or cans with lids or even plastic bags that close securely. Buying in bulk is a great strategy, but...

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Wisconsin Knife Laws – A Guide For Knife Carriers In 2019

Even for a legal expert trained in understanding weapon laws, Wisconsin knife laws are often difficult to understand. The primary reason for the confusion stems from the ambiguous wording of statutes that lead to protracted legal battles inside civil and criminal courts. Legislative leaders in Wisconsin have made an effort to clear up the ambiguous language by passing laws defining the meaning of a number of knives, as well as clarify the intent of unclear...

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Missouri Knife Laws – A Guide For Knife Carriers in 2019

As one of the leaders in preserving constitutionally guaranteed rights, the Show-Me State not only recognizes the right of residents and visitors to bear arms, but the state also preserves the rights of residents and citizens to own and bear all types of knives. The Missouri Constitution closely resembles the language written into the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. 23. Right to keep and bear arms-exception “That the right of every citizen to...

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Should a Faraday Cage Be Grounded?

by blogRot. Yes, a Faraday cage should be properly grounded to be more effective at preventing damage to electronics as grounding provides a discharge path for EMP. I’ll cover the why and how below so read on… Electromagnetic Pulse (aka EMP) or a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from our sun produce high-powered electromagnetic ‘rays’ that are very damaging to electrical and electronics based equipment. Rubbing your bare feet across the carpet generates a significant electrostatic...

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How to Escape New York During a Catastrophe

by K.C. About two years ago, we moved our family to New Jersey so that my wife and I could pursue jobs based in New York City. Our commute is about 23-25 miles each way and as a result, we use public transportation to bring us back and forth from work. Since our move, we have experienced an earthquake, a “snowpocalypse” and two hurricanes; the most recent being superstorm Sandy, which wiped out key transportation and...

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Building a Get-Home Bag and Action Plan

by John R (AKA SickSkilz) There have been multiple discussions on getting home during a disaster and the contents of a GHB (get home bag).  In the 11/18 weekly preps, I mentioned that I decided to test out my get home plan with the assumption that I would not have my truck available and would have to travel on foot.   Here is how it went and what I found: I work downtown in a medium to...

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How to Be A Vegan Prepper (and still survive TEOTWAWKI)

by DocJ I have passed my 70th birthday.  A year ago, I ate lean meat, dairy products, eggs, and olive oil.  It was an overall healthy diet.  I was a controlled diabetic dependent on medication, not insulin, statins for high cholesterol, and an ace inhibitor, blood pressure medication, to protect my kidneys from diabetes. Last February, two sisters and two cousins contacted me about starting a program developed by Dr. Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic to...

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The Complete Guide to Raising Goats for Beginners

by Millie from KY Goats are fun, quirky and are great pets!  But we Pack Members are interested in with them for an “off the grid” homestead or SHTF situation.  That being the case, the previous qualities only enhance the fun of having them.  They are a great homestead and often dual purpose animal to raise and enjoy. And they are fun in spite of what some will say!  Perhaps you have heard that “billies” are...