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7 Reasons Preppers should have a Garden!

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It is about that time when your plants will start blooming.  So it is about that time to get the garden going.  This is one of my favorite times of year seeing all the new sprouts and then actually enjoying the fruits of my labor. Growing a garden is a very important thing to do

Managing Food Storage Wisely: Guest Post

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At the heart of emergencies lies the fact that no one ever knows when they are going to hit. A sudden storm could ravage through town, or a local attack could put the community into lock-down mode. Although some poke fun at those who stock up on bread, milk and eggs before a common snowstorm,

9 Items in Your Bug Out Bag You Never Thought About

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Here’s the problem with bug out bags: you fill them to the brim with all the essentials you think you need then, one day, you read an article or buy an eBook that tells you about this other item you had no idea you need it. What do you do? Do you add it to

Guest Post Eco Friendly Cleaning Solutions

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions If you have tried and tested multiple expensive cleaning solutions that sometimes do nothing but waste your money, maybe it is time to take a greener approach. When you look at the warning labels on the detergent bottles you keep under the sink you might want to reconsider using them altogether. There

How To Prepare For A Hurricane – Procedures That Communities Use

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How To Prepare For A Hurricane – Procedures That Communities Use A hurricane is a dangerous storm, so communities must use efficient preparation procedures whenever a hurricane approaches. Awareness Procedures Many communities get information about hurricanes from a national weather service. The service lets communities know if conditions will cause hazardous weather. For example, if

Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions Recipes from Scratch Guest Post

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Maintaining an entire household in a perfect condition is a challenging task that can also take a lot of time, depending on the condition of the property. Plus, it can be pretty expensive provided that you opt for a bunch of cleaning detergents, widely advertised as efficient and capable of removing all the grease and

Practically Free Raised Garden Bed

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Because Josh and I are trying our best to be less reliant on grocery stores, the government and outside services in general, a clear choice in becoming more self-sufficient was to start a garden. We honestly weren’t sure how we were going to do with this challenge because neither one of us really has much

Simple Survival Tips Anytime You Are Stuck in the Wilderness- Guest Post

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Survival Tips Anytime You Are Stuck in the Wilderness By Lee Flynn Camping, hiking and even exploring mountains and woods can be exciting and thrilling, especially if you consider yourself an avid nature lover. Whenever you are planning to take a trip to the woods or a new environment altogether, there are a few survival

Wearing Body Armor as Part of Your EDC

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Your garage is home to piles and piles of food. Your home’s security is on point. All the weapons you need are safely stored. However, do you have the protection you need? There’s no date set for when a civil collapse or doomsday will stir the nation into a chaotic mess. When such occurrences become

Will Keeping your Home Safe be the Same After TEOTWAWKI?

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What are some things you should do to make sure your home is more safe and that it will be locked down during or before a break in or in a TEOTWAWKI scenario?  Here is a great article from Preppers Survive and a very cool info graphic.  Below the infographic are some of my thoughts on

10 Dollar Store Prepper Finds!

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Today Megan and I went to the Dollar Tree dollar store.  It is an actual dollar store and nothing over $1 (.99 Only stores seem to be a little better and have a little more, but we don’t have one here). So I decided to set out to see what I could get for $10

Just Another Reason to have a Bug Out Bag!

Slide Fire

As most people know Sedona, Arizona has a fire that is still burning called the Slide Fire (no this isn’t the bump fire accessory for an AR-15).  I live about 10 to 15 miles from the fire which made for quite a hazy past few days and even sore throats and headaches here in Flagstaff. 

Why Not Chickens? Beginners Guide for Preppers

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As a prepper I think self-sufficiency plays a big part of being able to be prepared so why not try raising chickens.  Here are some reasons to have chickens as a prepper. Chickens are easy to raise. They really don’t take too much work and have a big upside. Chickens are cheap to buy.  Depending

Top 10 Jerry-Rigged Projects for Preppers

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In the US these days more in the rural areas we see things that we may think of as Jerry- rigging(also Jury-rigging).  Most of the time we just scoff at some of the ridiculous things that are done, but work.  Probably one of the most notable “Jerry-riggers” we think about is someone who didn’t even

EDC: Everyday Carry, What to Carry and Why!

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EDC is simply short for Everyday Carry.  It refers to the things you have on you or in your pockets at all times.  As preppers we usually seem to have a few more things we carry than many other people.  This is a picture of the normal things I carry all the time. This is

Essential Alternative Cooking Tools for Preppers and Survivalists

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As preppers and survivalists we need to be prepared for many different types of situations.  If there were to be a total collapse having your food storage would be extremely beneficial, but it doesn’t do you any good if you have no way to cook it. Here are some alternative ways to cook your storage

Couponing for Preppers Part 1

Couponing for Preppers Part 1 If you’ve read my other articles, you’ve heard me say that this whole prepping thing is very new to me and I’m pretty much learning as I go. But I’m learning oh so much! And although couponing is quite a bit of work, it really can pay off in the

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Become a More Self-Sufficient Prepper by Making Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent As Josh previously explained in one of his articles, being self-sufficient as a prepper is just as important as having items stocked up for an end of the world scenario. And as I previously stated, I’m hoping to be able to test out

The Perfect Prepper Home

I apologize to my readers that I have not gotten out an article in a while.  I have been with busy with home projects as my wife and I just bought our first home two weeks ago.  As this is right now taking most of my time I thought a post about what a prepper

7 Essential Items to Keep in Your Vehicle

Emergency Preparedness on the Highway: 7 Essential Items to Keep in Your Car If you’re like most car owners, chances are there’s some junk in your trunk. Time to clear it out and make space for some items that just might save your life one day. You probably think that you already have them—but then