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Month: April 2018

Sewing & Mending Kit Essentials For Preppers (And Everyone Else!)

Sewing & Mending Kit Essentials For Preppers (And Everyone Else!)

One of those basic skills everyone should know how to do is to sew and mend their own clothes. It is still a skill I am learning, but one that I feel strongly about improving when I can. We have saved a lot of shirts by sewing the seams back up so my kids could wear them again. I have sown more buttons on than I care to think about. However, those small little kits sold in the stores are good…

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Could We Handle Food Rationing Now?

Could We Handle Food Rationing Now?

In WWI (somewhat) and WWII definitely, food rationing was one of the few ways that governments in the United States and Britain could keep the soldiers fed as well as its citizens. Everyone was expected to do their share and stay within the guidelines of food rationing. In addition to the food rationing, citizens were heavily encouraged to “do their part” in their duty to their country by growing food and making every bit count. Citizens were encouraged to make…

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What Place Does Extreme Frugality Have In Your Life? How Can You Live In Extreme Frugality?

What Place Does Extreme Frugality Have In Your Life? How Can You Live In Extreme Frugality?

One of the ideas that have been on my mind has been extreme frugality. I am currently in saving money mode (which is normal) while trying to amp up my frugality game. I am back to using paper coupons, digital coupons, Ibotta, SavingStar, and much more. I’m paying a lot more attention to sale flyers and really deciding if I need any of that which, by the way, is in direct conflict with the stockpiler in me! However, along with…

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Improving Soil with Chicken Litter

Improving Soil with Chicken Litter

(In March, I wrote an article for the Rootsy Network where I am a guest contributor. I love what they are doing over there! If you are into homesteading, self-reliance, and do-it-yourself, you must check them out!) Most homesteaders struggle to find ways to dispose of all the waste that livestock can produce. One of the easiest ways to dispose of the waste is to add it to the garden. Gardening is fun, but gardening is a lot less fun…

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Dear Preppers, Please Don’t Ignore Your Eyes!

Dear Preppers, Please Don’t Ignore Your Eyes!

As preppers, we try to prepare for what we can. We stock up food, water, and first aid supplies. We try to learn and practice new skills. We read and read some more books and blogs. We do what we can. However, all the prepping in the world will not do you any good if you can’t see well. This happened to me recently. I noticed over the last couple of months that I was overly tired at night, having…

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