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5 Reasons Why You Need 100 Pounds Of Tomatoes

Here’s my recommendation for your end-of-summer food preservation. You need 100 pounds of tomatoes. 100 pounds?  Are you insane, Daisy? Yes – 100 pounds, and more if you can get them. No other item of produce increases in nutrients when cooked and stored like tomatoes.  Canning them is like loading your shelves with vitamins.  These


Propane For Preppers – Part Two

How much do you really know about storing and using propane?  If you are like most folks, you open the valve on your tank and for all intents and purposes, you have fuel.  In the Backdoor Survival series, Propane for Preppers, we are going to unravel the mysteries of propane so that you will know


12 Months Of Prepping: Month Eight

You may be familiar with the saying “behind the eight ball”.  This idiom implies that you are in a tough, difficult or losing position from which it is unlikely to escape. Now surely that is not someplace that any of us wants to be and for that reason alone, we find justification to prepare.  Prepare


“Grid Jihad”: What If You Had A Week To Prep For The End Of The World?

With September 11 fast approaching, so too does the risk of another terrorist attack on US soil. They say this every year as the date approaches, but in 2014, it seems to carry a bit more weight than it has during other years. I’m referring specifically to all of those beheadings and the crazy video threat


National Preparedness Month: Put Your Preps To The Test with 24 Hours Unplugged

It’s National Preparedness Month, and the Professional Prepared Bloggers Association is celebrating by providing you with tons of information from some of the best writers in the niche in our 30 Days of Preparedness round-up! It’s Day 28!!!! It’s time to take your game up a notch with 24 hours unplugged! No fair doing this on a day


National Preparedness Month: Planning Your Pantry

It’s National Preparedness Month, and the Professional Prepared Bloggers Association is celebrating by providing you with tons of information from some of the best writers in the niche in our 30 Days of Preparedness round-up! One of the most important things you can do to celebrate this is to take some time to plan your pantry, so today, on


Every Prepper Needs Coconut Oil In Their Pantry

Let me start out by saying that I discovered coconut oil about a year ago.  At the time, I was semi-knowledgeable about its qualities the most notable of which were that it was a heart healthy fat and that if stored properly, it had long shelf life.  On the other hand, I also knew it smelled


Protesting In The Time Of Police State

How to stay safe when exercising your rights ... By: Stefan Verstappen, www.urbansurvivalstrategies.com - If you’re planning on participating in a peaceful demonstration or protest keep one thing in mind, at any time it could turn into a bloody riot. In the past it has been a common practise for governments to send agent provocateurs to


70 Common Things That Go Wrong During A Disaster

As recent as four years ago, when someone mentioned disaster preparedness, the nature and scope of the disaster was typically something caused by Mother Nature.  Sure, some consideration was given to man-made disasters and terrorism, but for the most part, it was a freak of nature that worried us the most. These days, we worry


Propane For Preppers – Part One

Having sufficient fuel for cooking and heat following an emergency is always an concern for preppers.  If you are lucky, you live in a wooded area and have access to a wood burning stove as well as plenty of wood to feed the fire.  Most of us, though, turn to propane as our primary source


How To Sharpen Razor Blades For The Long Term

These days I have been doing a lot of thinking about my daily hygiene and beauty routine as it relates to a long term survival situation.  I don’t want to appear frivolous but for me, feeling clean and looking nice are an important part of feeling good about myself in general.  I do not think


Survival Skills: How To Find Water In The Wild

Our life depends on having clean water to drink. Knowing ways to find water in the wild will especially be helpful if you are in a bug out situation, or if you happen to lose your way in the woods. The first thing you should do if you are in the wilderness is find a water


12 Months Of Prepping: Month Seven

We have now passed the half way point and are entering month seven of getting prepared one month at a time.  By now you should be feeling secure in the knowledge that you are ready to beat the odds should a natural disaster or other disruptive event occur in your geographical area. Having said that,


Lessons From Ferguson: Prepping For Civil Unrest And Martial Law

Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the event. If you ever had any doubts about that statement, you need look no further than


Eleven Point Plan To Bust The Myth Of Retirement

Four years ago I was both a newbie blogger and a newbie prepper.  To be honest, I had a lot of angst about a lot of things.  Unemployment was rampant, the housing market was in shambles, and people around me were suffering.  As a woman of a certain age, I was upset and wanted to


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