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How to Make a Rocket Stove

by Randy As a frugal and self, sufficient individual, you may be interested in an alternative to the earthen block, tin can or commercially made, version of a rocket stove.  Here is another effective alternative to those found in articles that are circulating on the internet, YouTube or in “Prepper Blogs” these days. I have not seen anyone touting or describing how to turn common black stove-pipe fittings into a rocket stove so I will try...

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How to Properly Take Care of Egg Laying Chickens

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 other...

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Owning Physical Gold & Silver Tips and Suggestions

by Bob When owning physical gold & silver there are a few general concepts to understand: Don’t tell the world! (2 or 3 is enough) You aren’t planning on using them in regular retail businesses in normal times. The best thing that can happen to them is you leave them to your heirs (you never needed them). They preserve wealth over time (they are not intended to “make money”). They are low-cost insurance for emergency...

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Prepping For Beginners – Simple Ideas on How to Get Started

By A Different Drummer There are many aspects of personal preparedness that make sense, and I know firsthand that once you take a trip down the rabbit hole, the path to preparedness can be daunting at best, if not completely overwhelming.  To this overwhelming state of mind, I wish to remind everyone that you must walk before you can run. I know it sounds obvious, but once you start “waking up” to the real world...

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How to Install an Off-Grid Water Well at Your Homestead or Cabin

by Sandra Ogden Getting out of the city and choosing to live “out in the country” is a goal of many people nowadays.  “Homesteading” sounds so idealistic; getting back to the basics and living the dream!  What most don’t realize is homesteading is hard physical work and has a lot of unknowns. It requires a lot of planning, prioritizing, setup money and manual labor.  You need shelter, water and food and lots of common sense. When...

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Mini Farming on a 1/3-Acre Suburban Lot

By: JenMar Gather together a group of preparedness minded folks and the conversation invariably turns to pulling up stakes and moving to the country to create a self-reliant home and life. But, for many, moving is not an option. Work, family, kids, health, personal responsibilities are all valid reasons keeping people in their present location. It may not be what we want, but it is where we are right now. We don’t have to postpone...

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Bug Out Bike – Building a Bug Out Bicycle

by Barry B Bikes in a TEOTWAWKI situation may be the standard form of transportation and highly valued.  I’m speaking more about mountain bikes (MB) than the traditional multi-speed road bike. Mountain bikes are a great utility vehicle. They can traverse rough terrain, are rugged, and geared to make pulling a small trailer much easier. This article is more about other things that you might need to support your bike, but first a few things...

What Is EDC The Beginner's Guide to Everyday Carry 9

What Is EDC?: The Beginner’s Guide to Everyday Carry

by S. Loch Pennsylvania For some odd years, I have found myself going deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of Every Day Carry (EDC) and, as many of you have modified or improved my EDC and most likely will continue to do so as the years go by. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home from school, the weekend or the summers when I could grab my gear and hit the woods. This was...

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How to Cure Fungus Problems on Fruit Trees

By Kate in GA While this technique will work with all perennial plants, my focus for this article is really on the perennials in the garden.  I will specifically talk about fruit trees. However, this will work on all perennial plants that may be giving you problems. Let me start by saying that I have never seen this technique mentioned in any book or anywhere on the web.  If you ask a master gardener in...