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SOG Tactical + Throwing Tomahawk Review

by Mike I’m always on the lookout for new and better gear.  We should all be doing that, and for most of the readers of MDCreekmore.com, I think that statement holds true. Today I’d like to talk about the SOG Tactical + Throwing Tomahawk. I saw it for sale on Amazon and decided to snap it up for the following reasons: The cheap hardware store hatchet I bring backpacking with me is heavy, dull and clumsy....

HOW TO KILL Cockroaches

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches Without An Exterminator

by Tia G. Growing up, I had the pleasure of never seeing a roach, except on T.V. I grew up with the assumption that only dirty people had roaches. When I moved to Texas, I found out how wrong that assumption was. Even the cleanest of homes can get infested with roaches and it doesn’t take much. My first apartment in Texas appeared to be clean. Nice neighborhood, clean grounds, the apartment itself looked and “smelled” clean,...

the best survival knife in the world

Best Survival Knife for Under $100

Best, this word always brings to mind the 80’s ninjitsu and various karate/TKD/dance kick-boxing martial arts superstars. Best is at subjective and a useless measurement of anything. This said, I and many others, have done enough recorded testing to be able to give you a short list of good survival knives. In fact, I believe quite strongly that as long as you do not want a knife that can be an axe, pry bar, fighting...

Blackberries [early-late July]

Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead

by Bobcat-Prepper “Warning – Positively identify any food in the wild as safe before collecting. Some berries that are dark purple (like pokeberry) or black (like nightshade) are TOXIC.” I have been hiking and running around an abandoned 16 acre field near my home for the last year for exercise, and this spring I started paying attention to some familiar spouts popping up – raspberry and blackberry canes. That got me thinking about how much my...

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

What is the Best Dog Breed for Homesteading?

by Goat Mama 12 I am writing this article to give people some ideas regarding using livestock guardian dogs for protection of livestock, property, and people.  My husband and I moved to East Texas about 10 years ago to live my country dream.  We acquired 25 acres for my horses and soon thereafter I started raising goats.  It was love at first sight so to speak, of goats. My long-suffering husband has had to put up...

bug out bag checklist

Bug-Out Bag Guide and Checklist

by Mike If you are like me, you may find prepping for everything to be a little overwhelming. It can seem that no matter how much you have, there just is never enough. I have read hundreds of articles and watched endless videos on what to carry for EDC and how to make a BOB/INCH bag. I also seemed to focus on one aspect at a time and way overdo it while letting the rest...

chickens on the homestead property

How to Raise Chickens at Home for Eggs and Meat

by Jane W My interest in chickens began at age three when my grandmother would allow me to gather eggs from the nests in the chicken house at their farm. I learned from her to be observant and gentle with animals. When my own child reached that age, I wanted to share some of that magic with him and began considering raising chickens. As an avid reader of Mother Earth News, Organic Gardening magazine and...

bug out vehicle setup

Bug Out Vehicle Tips And Gear Checklist

By Brian D. The world we live in today is unstable.  We face the possibility of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, viral outbreaks, power outages, water shortages, the list goes on and on.  Hurricane Katrina showed proved that the government cannot protect everyone in the aftermath of a large-scale disaster. This was a wake-up call for many that in order to survive you must take your fate into your own hands.  Regardless of personal feelings about...

Homeless Survival Tips – What to do if You’re Homeless and Unemployed

by Urban Nomad These days, “survivalism” has come to mean preparing for great events like nuclear holocaust or total government collapse. But disaster may come on a much more personal level. Individuals can suffer catastrophe as surely as nations can. When they do, it can be even more distressing because individuals feel alone in their suffering. I am talking about personal financial ruin and homelessness. Thousands of people across North America, indeed the world, have already...

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Best Water Filters For Camping & Prepping

by Kirk S  Everyone agrees that you should have an emergency supply of water. Most experts advise that you should have a minimum water supply for 72 hours and the CDC recommends that you have 1 gallon of water for each person in your family for each day. If you have a family of 4 you will need 12 gallons of water for those 72 hours. This is pretty easy to do with bottled water....