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Chainsaw, Tree Felling, and Debris Removal Equipment

Friday, 19 September 2014 02:26 Written by
Published in Getting Started
The following guide will cover the required items for chainsaw operations, tree felling, and debris removal. This guide is intended for someone new to using a chainsaw, the occasional chainsaw user, human powered alternatives, and anyone interested in clearing debris following a storm. The example equipment used in this guide…

Survival Gardening: How to Build an Underground Greenhouse

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 14:44 Written by
Published in Food
You may already stocking your garden or above-ground greenhouse with the right crops for survival—but did you know that with an underground greenhouse, you can grow year round, even in the unpredictable environment of a apocalypse. The benefits of an underground greenhouse far outweigh the effort to construct one. It's…

Prepare to Bug Out on the Water

Saturday, 09 August 2014 16:15 Written by
Published in Getting Started
If the worst happens and a natural or man-made disaster is imminent, you will want to move your family to safety as soon as possible. While some preppers are focused on finding an out of the way location in the woods or out in the desert, bugging out on the…

Emergency Water Supply

Thursday, 21 August 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Water
Clean water is taken for granted by the average American. We simply open the faucet, and out pours water that can be used for drinking, cooking, and conducting personal hygiene. The primary purpose for any public utility water system is for safe human consumption and for conducting proper personal hygiene.…

Basic First Aid Kits

Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical
The key to medical preparedness is planning for the possibility that you may not be able to receive professional medical treatment when an injury or illness presents itself.  In the present, we simply go to a family doctor, urgent care center, or emergency room when medical assistance is needed. The…

Shelter in Place

Thursday, 14 August 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Getting Started
Certain types of events, such as chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, may make going outdoors dangerous. Likewise, you may want to limit the outdoor environment from entering your home. Shelter in Place is the act of taking immediate refuge, whether it is at your home, work, or vehicle, and limiting…

How to Communicate When the SHTF

Monday, 28 July 2014 05:45 Written by
Published in Preparedness
If the worst happens and the apocalypse comes, you are going to need more than a reliable vehicle, a safe place to hide, and enough granola bars to last you several weeks. You’re going to need a way to communicate with others. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can…

Caffeine From Home

Thursday, 07 August 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Food
While it may not rate very highly on the “must have” or “survival” lists, caffeine is something many of us consider completely normal and may even rely on. Withdrawal aside, caffeine has been recorded as a stimulant since man figured out how to leave written documentation and the ability to…

Cut and Come Again Crops

Friday, 25 July 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Food
A multi-purpose item is regularly a money saver, and that extends to growing. When one seed can lead to weeks and months of harvest, there’s better return on the investment in money, care and growing space than a one seed-one fruit harvest. Crop types where they are cut for harvest…
A motorcycle is one of the most fun possessions you can have. Sleek, stylish, fast and reliable, the best bikes offer riders countless hours of enjoyment. But have you ever considered what else your motorcycle might be good for? What use could your motorcycle might play in an emergency? It's…

Building a Bug Out Hub for a Large Group

Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:34 Written by
Published in Getting Started
While individuals and small families can get by with a relatively small place, larger groups (like friends and extended families) will need something much bigger, but it can be challenging to build a hub that is spacious and safe enough for a large group of people. So how does that…

Don't Panic - A Survivor's Story

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Mental Preparedness
You wake up with a blinding headache and blood running down the side of your face. Where are you and what happened? Or, you just shot a beautiful 10-point Buck during an out of town hunting trip, and you suddenly look up to see darkness is already falling and you…

Garden Super Friends - Borage

Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:00 Written by
Published in Food
Today I’d like to take a look at a big, crazy garden beauty. As with many others, it tends to follow the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to inter-cropping, and tastes fabulous with many of the plants it can benefit most.…

Garden Super Friends - Radish

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Food
Today I want to reintroduce you to a humble spring and fall fast crop, one that just doesn't get the widespread attention other companion plants enjoy. It is another that follows the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to companion plants, but…

Garden Super Friends - Buckwheat

Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:00 Written by
Published in Food
Companion planting is something that was originally passed down from grandparents. Science has proven out some, such as Three Sisters and density-planting marigolds with or ahead of cabbages to decrease destructive nematodes. Science has disproved others along the way. In large part, science ignores the practice of guild planting, in…
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