Monthly Archive: June 2018

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Kentucky Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Kentucky, which is known for its scenic hills and handcrafted bourbons, is also known for being one of the more friendlier knife owning states located in America. As a 19th-century pioneer who fought at the Alamo, Jim Bowie played an integral role in pushing for Texas independence. Bowie received a custom-made knife designed and constructed by a Kentucky native. The knife later became known as the Bowie Knife. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket...

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How Long Does Canned Food Last?

As a general rule store-bought canned foods can remain edible for several years past the listed expiration date on the can, however, canned foods that are eaten past the listed expiration date may not have the full nutritional value as the same foods that are eaten before the given expiration date on the can.

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Review: Darkest Days – How to Survive an EMP Attack to the Grid

Personally, I tend to avoid conspiracies and doomsday predictions, because typically they are, fear-based attempts to drive an individual or groups agenda. At no point in history has any species lived longer than it should nor has any state or collection of states lasted forever. This said I was sent a copy of the book Darkest Days: how to survive an EMP attack to the grid (Link goes to Amazon.com) recently, my review of this book...

This Week on The Homestead: Homesteading Progress and Preps For The Week / June 23, 2018

Good morning everyone… remember… Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of a day. Anyways, we are all up and awake and that’s great, however, I do have some bad news to report… After days of my brain not registering the fact that my email load had dropped from an average of 100 emails a day down to 15 or 20 at that those emails that were being...

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What to Do When You Get Pulled Over by the Police

by Scott G DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney (I’m not a liar), so what I’m telling you is based on my best understanding of the law and experience. For legal advice, you must see an attorney (although they don’t always know what they’re talking about – you may need a second opinion). Speaking as a former law enforcement officer, the one thing we are always on guard against is for anyone armed with anything that...

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Mountain House Classic Assortment Bucket Review

Over the last few decades, I have been more invested in long-term supplies for survival and prepping. After all the evidence shows that it is not a matter of if an event will occur but rather when. By event I mean; flooding, wildfire, home fire, windstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and even the dreaded fabled collapse of our current society. ¹ Now it should be noted that I have invested many thousands of dollars over the...

This Week on The Homestead: Homesteading Progress and Preps For The Week / June 16, 2018

Hello everyone. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve received a number of emails from readers letting me know how broke that they are and how that they could not afford to buy any preps, or homestead, however, the strange thing was that when I emailed back asking what they were doing to try and earn some extra money the conversations went silent. Folks, complaining about being broke isn’t going to help you. As far...

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Budgeting for Fixed or Low-Income Families: My Personal Journey and Advice

For the past 11 years I have been on a fixed income, with a family this not easy nor is it recommended. If you can avoid a fixed or low income, by all means, do so, after all a greater quality of life is essential to spiritual, physical and emotional self. However, the reality is that due to substantially raised costs of living around the United States if you make under 30,000 dollars a year...

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Everything That You Ever Wanted To Know About Honeysuckle Medicinal Benefits

The honeysuckle bushes are good for a whole lot more than making a sweet-smelling wildflower bouquet. Not only are most varieties of honeysuckle edible, the boast copious amounts of medicinal benefits as well. The common and highly invasive vine has been used by herbalist and in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat minor to serious illnesses.

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Where There is No Doctor a Village Health Care Book: Weekly product review

Some reviews are simple to write, some are difficult. This is one of the simple ones, firstly I need to tell you that I purchased this book with the intention of adding to my library of medical knowledge. I did not receive it for free or in exchange for anything. Some purchases can be seen through hindsight with eyes tinged with regret. This is one of those purchases. I purchased this book on Amazon for...