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Grow A Week’s Worth Of Livestock Feed For Pennies! (VIDEO)

Preparedness |  | Over the last few years, prices for livestock feed has steadily risen for various reasons, making it more difficult to feed our chickens the organic diet we prefer they have. In order to cut costs, we looked into creating a fodder system that would sprout seeds such as wheat, barley, oats, clover, dandelion, alfalfa, sunflower seeds and ...Read More »

10 Simple Strategies For Becoming A Prepper

Preparedness |  | No one really knows how many preppers exist in the world but it is safe to say that there are three to four million in the United states alone.  Even though at first blush this sounds like a huge segment of the population, in round numbers that is still only slightly more than 1% of ...Read More »

The Self-Reliance Manifesto: More Than 300 Resources To Guide You On The Path To Radical Freedom

Preparedness |  | Self-Reliance. It’s a revolutionary word these days and I thought it deserved a manifesto. Manifesto: noun man·i·fes·to ˌma-nə-ˈfes-(ˌ)tō A declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. ~~~~~ Have you happened to notice that our society is out of balance? The consumers outnumber the producers at such a rapid clip that we can’t possibly ...Read More »

Here’s Why A Prepper Homestead May Not Be A Good Plan For Survival

Preparedness |  | Lots of preppers are convinced that they’re going to “live off the land” should the world as we know it come tumbling down around our ears. Seed banks are stockpiled, books are purchased, and people are confident that they’ll be able to outlive everyone else based on the sweat of their inexperienced brows. But no matter ...Read More »

Small Space Prepping: 25 Ideas for Stashing Your Stockpile

Preparedness |  | The biggest challenge in small space prepping is finding storage areas for your supplies. While I don’t recommend stacking food buckets to the ceiling in the living room where you receive visitors, there are all sorts of charming ways to hide preps in plain sight as part of your everyday decor. As well, just a few ...Read More »

The No-Excuses Guide to Self-Reliance in the Suburbs

Preparedness |  | Do you live in the suburbs but yearn for the farm life? The two do not have to be mutually exclusive. There’s a guide that can help you realize your self-reliance dreams no matter where you live. As most of you know, I moved last year from my 5-acre farm in Northern California to my ...Read More »

Sustainable Farming: Starting A Quail Flock

Preparedness |  | Getting started raising quail requires a little more effort than raising chickens, but they’re well worth it.  Domesticated quail has a delicious, mild flavor that’s not gamey and they’re prolific layers.  If you’d like to learn more about the different breeds and their requirements, go here. Chicks or Eggs Day old chickens, ducks, and turkeys ...Read More »

The 10 Personality Traits Of Successful Survivalists

Preparedness |  | Have you ever noticed that most preppers have a lot in common? There are certain personality traits that seem to be present in nearly every single prepper and survivalist I have met, and the more prevalent these traits, the more successful they are at prepping and survival. We do a lot of talking about what ...Read More »

How to Survive When Prepping Just Isn’t Enough

Preparedness |  | Have you noticed a sense of urgency in the prepping community lately? Maybe it’s the tensions with North Korea. Maybe it’s the slow-motion collapse of the brick-and-mortar retail industry. Maybe it’s a contagion from the other places around the world that are actively preparing for the potential of nuclear war. Whatever the reason, it seems like natural disasters are becoming ...Read More »

The 9 Best Essential Oils For Your Survival Kit

Preparedness |  | There are many reasons why learning about essential oils is useful for preppers.  Not the least of those reasons is to lessen the reliance on expensive and often ineffective and toxic pharmaceuticals.  How often have you filled an expensive prescription only to have side effects or find that the drug simply did not work.  Other ...Read More »

101 Low Cost Items To Barter When The SHTF

Preparedness |  | I would be preaching the choir if I told you that it is wise to gather extra supplies that you can use for bartering in a post-collapse world.  The issue for many, however, is that their budget allows no room for extras.  Finding funds for long term personal preps, let alone daily needs can be ...Read More »

What You Need To Know About Using Old Medicine For Survival

Preparedness |  | When it comes to survival medicine, I make no claim of being an expert.  I am, after all, a mere layman with no medical training.  On the other hand, I do possess a good deal of common sense so when something seems a bit off, I do my own research and make decisions based upon ...Read More »

34 Ways To Use Salt For Survival: Everything You Need To Know

Preparedness |  | One of the very first things I did when I first started prepping was to bolster my pantry with basic staples that could be used for a variety of purposes.  When it was suggested that I store salt, and lots of it, I was a disbeliever. After all, conventional mainstream wisdom had taught me that ...Read More »

Survival Basics: Prepping for An Unexpected Power Outage

Preparedness |  | You don’t have to be a prepper to realize that power outages can happen anytime, to anybody, and anywhere.  Some outages are planned, some are the result of Mother Nature kicking up a storm, and some are the unexpected result of a natural or man-made crisis.  More recently, the threat of a cyber-attack or terrorist ...Read More »

Are You Guilty Of These Prepper Mistakes?

Preparedness |  | Webster defines an expert as a person “who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area”  That being said, when it comes to preparedness, is anyone ever really an expert? Let’s be realistic. Every prepper, myself included, was a novice at one time or another.  Along our journey, we have ...Read More »

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