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September 23 - Just Another Day

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | As you are reading this on an “Alternative Media” website, then you probably have heard a bit of hype regarding September 23, 2017, as potentially being a day of religious “End Times” significance. On this day, the position of the stars, as seen from earth, appear in such a way that some believe it is a ...Read More »

Survival Food: How To Catch A Fish Without A Hook (VIDEO)

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | In a survival situation, your energy output will play a big part in how successful you are at living in a primitive setting. As well, your ability to adapt to the situation at hand is also a necessary mindset to have when left to your own devices. Your first concern in surviving outdoors is shelter ...Read More »

What Will You Eat When Your Garden Is A Flop?

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | I love growing my own vegetables. I spend many fulfilling hours outside every summer, tending to my plants, nurturing my soil, and babying things along, with the birds for music and a basket full of delicious organic food to show for it each day. Except this year. This year, my garden is a flop. Daisy’s ...Read More »

Solar Eclipse MEANING

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | On Monday, August 21st, 2017, America will experience a Solar Eclipse unlike any since 1776, in that the path of “totality” (100% darkness, about seventy miles wide) will stay completely inside of the United States only.  As the America only eclipse of 1776 signified the birth of the “United States”, the America only eclipse of ...Read More »

Living Life The Old Fashioned Way

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | There is a tendency in all of us to compare the old fashioned to the new.  This is especially true in the preparedness community where in anticipation of hard times ahead, we look to our parents and grandparents for ideas for living a self-reliant and sustainable life. I have been thinking about that a lot ...Read More »

Forbes Says Self-Reliant Homesteaders Are “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | It’s always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when I saw that an economist for Moody’s and Forbes had written an op-ed calling self-reliant homesteaders “delusional,” I knew I’d be in for some misinformed hilarity. The article, entitled, “Dear Homesteaders, ...Read More »

Live-Off-The-Land with These 7 Summer Survival Foods

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | By: Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition |  So, summer is here again, guys and gals.  What better time to practice your survival skills?  I have mentioned in articles past that it is a good idea to put away all the high-tech gizmos and get back to the basics of doing things to give your practice realism.  We’re ...Read More »

Cooking Outside: 5 Tasty Ways to Practice Prepping

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Everyone knows that practice makes for perfect prepping. But when is the last time you practiced your off-grid skills by cooking outside? That’s the beautiful thing about summer. You can prep and it feels like a party instead of a chore. Take some time while the weather is hot to hone your off-grid cooking skills. ...Read More »

How To Overcome The Fear Of Pressure Canning

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | At risk of being the last person to come to the party, I have been resisting the call to begin pressure canning.  It is not that I have not tried.  A couple of years ago I was ready to go; I had psyched myself up to learn, purchased a canner, some tools, and dozens of ...Read More »

Smart Survival: This is How You Find Water When There Is None To Be Found (VIDEO)

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Three weeks without food is survivable, but three days without water will kill you. With water being one of your main survival priorities, you want to know multiple ways of procuring this vital resource in an emergency situation. There are hidden water sources in your home, as well as in the wild. Knowing how to fine ...Read More »

Going Rogue: 15 Ways To Detach From The System

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | I am inspired by the very definition of self-reliance: to be reliant on one’s own capabilities, judgment, or resources. Ultimately, it is the epitome of independence and lays the groundwork of what we are all striving for – to live a life based on our personal principles and beliefs. It is a concept rooted in the groundwork  that made America ...Read More »

The Prepper’s Guide to Making Homemade Baby Food (without a Blender or Food Processor)

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | Making your own baby food is easy if you have a blender or food processor, but what if the power is out? When my daughter recently had complications from oral surgery, letting her feast on nothing but ice cream for 10 days seemed pretty counter-productive to healing. While making her very soft diet for 10 ...Read More »

When It Hits The Fan Most Won’t Be Able To Take A Warm Shower… But Here’s How You Will. (VIDEO)

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | The lack of sanitation following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. If the water lines are damaged, or if damage is suspected, do not use the water. Having an alternative to indoor bathing would be advisable if you believe there are questionable water sources. Sanitation-Related Diseases are Common Following Disasters Keep ...Read More »

Fatwood: The Quick And The Tender (VIDEO)

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | When it comes down to it, you want your fires to start quickly and efficiently. Not using excessive fire starting materials (cardboard, paper, wood) can help you save these resources for another time. Fatwood is one of the most efficient ways to start a fire. The small bits of wood drip gooey sap into the ...Read More »

Why I Completely Changed My Family’s Long-Term Survival Plan

Off-Grid & Independent Living |  | For the past five years, I’ve lived the prepper’s dream. I’ve lived on secluded acreage out in the boondocks, with a gate at the driveway to deter those who just wander past. I moved from the Canadian boondocks to the American boondocks (in foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California) and lived the life ...Read More »

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