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How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

August 2, 2014 - by Daisy Luther I have no idea why it took me so long to motivate myself to make laundry detergent. Never has getting things clean been so dirt cheap. The thing that finally compelled me to stop being so lazy was the fact that…well..it was the lesser of two lazies. I ran out and my car is ...

3 Ways to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

May 14, 2014 - Heather Callaghan Activist Post This could save a life some day. Or make a camping trip slightly less inconvenient. Or save you a trip the store when your modern chintzy can opener inevitably breaks the first time you use it (true story for me). These three ways to open a can without a can ope ...

Whole House Heating From A Single Wood Burner Or Open Fire

March 6, 2014 -   by Lizzie Bennett Yesterday I wrote an article that touched on my late grandparents. They lived in Devon, in a chocolate box cottage, thatched roof and stable doors that was built some 700 years before I was born. There was no electricity, no domestic gas or running water, by mo ...

Off Grid Refrigeration

October 27, 2013 - by Tess Pennington It is a fact that our entire way of life is dependent upon gadgets of convenience and being tied to the grid. The grid supplies us with electricity, provides air conditioning to cool our home, the home’s main water supply is pumped by a fuel source, and our food is kept c ...

Survival Basics: 10 Steps for Preparing a Family Emergency Plan

October 3, 2013 - Sometimes it is the simplest things that are overlooked.  Case in point?  The Family Emergency Plan. Here we are, so diligently putting away food, storing water and purchasing gear when perhaps one of the most important aspects of emergency and crisis planning has to do with having a plan ...

Tips for Creating a Pet Preparedness Plan

September 24, 2013 - Anyone who has been hanging out here for awhile knows that my little four legged friend, Tucker The Dog, is an important part of my family.  He is my constant companion and he brings me smiles when I am stressed and comfort when I am sad.  Life without him is unimaginable. Something that ...

How to Sharpen Razor Blades for the Long Term

September 5, 2013 - 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 d ...

Survival Friday: How to Open a Can Without a Can Opener

August 30, 2013 - Have you ever been stuck somewhere with canned food but no can opener?  Or perhaps you were prepared but your cheapie can opener broke?  Now really, this is one area you want well covered when it comes to your preps but just in case you are stuck with out a working can opener, there are so ...

29 Great Reasons to Have Coffee Filters in Your Survival Kit

August 26, 2013 - If you are a coffee-lover, you probably already have a thousand coffee filters stored away in your survival pantry.  But wait!  Coffee filters are useful for lots of things besides filtering coffee. I will be first to admit that there are a lot of lists floating around with suggested uses ...

All Circuits Are Busy: Emergency Collapse Communications

August 25, 2013 - by Tess Pennington Our communications systems are still considered among the world’s most extensive and dependable. However, the infrastructure is extremely outdated and unusual conditions can and do put a strain on our grid. With the rise of natural and man-made disasters and an aging infr ...

This Weeks Harvest: Peaches

August 23, 2013 - By Daisy Luther Nothing says summer like taking nibble from a peach, still warm from the sun, that is so juicy it runs down your chin when you bite into it.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have a tree in your own back yard, the farmer’s markets are bursting with peaches this time ...

16 Food Storage Tips for the Space Challenged Prepper

May 14, 2013 - One of the more common prepper challenges is finding room for stored food and water.  Lucky you if you have a large home with a basement or cellar – you have plenty of space at just the right temperature.  But the rest of us?  Not so much.  Many people live in apartments, c ...

Backdoor Survival Book Festival: Ron Foster and The Prepper Trilogy Revisited

May 11, 2013 - Today I am thrilled to offer an encore giveaway of Ron Foster’s Prepper Trilogy.  I interviewed Ron back in February and he was generous enough to offer my readers another giveaway. Before we begin, however, I would like to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway.  “ ...

Survival Friday: Reasons You Need Salt in the Prepper Pantry

May 10, 2013 -   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 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 taug ...
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