Author: M.D. Creekmore

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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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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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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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Illinois Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

You probably have heard about the ratcheting up of violence on the streets of Chicago. The nightly news has covered the stories of street violence (mostly gang related) extensively, as well as nationally recognized publications such as USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Has the publicity coincided with a push for more weapon control legislation by the Illinois legislature? The answer is no, which is good news for outdoor recreational enthusiasts that use a...

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New York City Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Many weapons law experts believe New York City knife laws are at best confusing and at worst contradictory to the knife laws mandated by the State of New York. Several court decisions have attempted to unify New York state and city law, with many of the cases appealed for further clarification. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here to see what...

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Michigan Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Knife laws in Michigan can create confusion, as an urban area such as Detroit and Lansing pass statutes that are much more restrictive than the knife laws passed at the state level. The major cities in Michigan have followed the legal lead set by San Francisco and New York City. However, Michigan knife laws typically protect the right of citizens to bear arms, as clearly written into the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution....

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The Best Way to Secure Your Home by Scott the Cop

by Scott the Cop If you are truly serious about issues of self-defense then you might be interested to know that the police are not required by law to protect you.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the police have no constitutional requirement to provide anyone protection even if that person has a protection order from a court.  Going one step further, the police cannot protect you.  I should know since I’m a former police officer. Quite simply, the...

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7 Ways to Prepare for and Survive an Earthquake

by Janet Spencer, Catastropharian Extraordinaire In 1994 a friend of mine was in the Northridge earthquake. She was awakened in the middle of the night by her apartment collapsing around her. She crawled out of the wreckage wearing nothing but her nighty. She met her neighbors in the street. Most were cut, like she was, from scrambling through broken glass on their way out of ruined buildings. Some were missing. Most were found. Several were dead....

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How to Make and Save Money Living in the Country

Homesteading is also about earning a living! by D. in Kansas My husband and I were freaking out about the economy in 1978, so moved from a metro lifestyle in another state to rural Kansas where we fenced and planted a half-acre garden. I learned to can, soon filling the basement with Mason jars. We went “off the grid” for a while, so learned to live by the light, getting up early and going to bed...

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Buyer’s Guide: Eberlestock Halftrack Pack Review

by The Angry Prepper Eberlestock’s Halftrack is a great bag (check the current price and availability at Amazon.com).  This bag is made of tough stuff  & is very dependable.  The Halftrack is a 50 Liter bag that weighs about 6lbs. & 12oz.  For starters, this bag has every feature I have ever looked for in a bag.  The first thing I noticed is the excessive amount MOLLE webbing on the outside of the bag.  There...