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Month: May 2018

Think Long Term With Perennials When Planting Your Garden and Yard

Think Long Term With Perennials When Planting Your Garden and Yard

Gardening can be a lot of fun especially when you start reaping the benefits from all that work. Some of the hardest work, but greatest reward when planting your garden is planting perennials. Perennials come in several forms, but what you are looking for are plants, bushes, and trees that will produce food every year. From a prepping standpoint, you want a constant food source. Most perennials are not easy to kill or hard to establish. However, if you are…

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Have You Considered Spare Parts for Your Preps?

Have You Considered Spare Parts for Your Preps?

One of the most overlooked parts of most people’s preparations is spare parts for the equipment they plan to use in an emergency or a crisis. We all like to think we are covered when we have the actual items in our possession, but what if they break? What if the power source runs out? When you know you could have fixed the problem with a simple spare part, you will get pretty frustrated pretty fast. What spare parts should…

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Grow and Raise Your Own Food Now So You Can Learn From Loss and Failure Now Rather Than Later

Grow and Raise Your Own Food Now So You Can Learn From Loss and Failure Now Rather Than Later

Growing your own food is not easy. Raising your own food is not easy. Many people think they can just put some seeds in the ground and they will have food. Many more people are easily intimidated by raising animals for meat. However, they think they could do it if they had to when an SHTF happens. The fact is that the truth is very, very different. I have been gardening for many years. For a lot of those years,…

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Simple 72 Hour Kits: A Step-By-Step System for Busy Families Book Review

Simple 72 Hour Kits: A Step-By-Step System for Busy Families Book Review

Simple 72 Hour Kits: A Step-By-Step System for Busy Families by Misty Marsh is a great book about building your 72-hour kit in a way that will be comprehensive and easy to do. Many people find putting together a kit like this intimidating (including me!), but she lays it out in such a way that will not overwhelm you. I like how she breaks down building your kit in simple weekly bites and lets you custom tailor it for your…

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Do You Really Want To Tell People That You Are A Prepper?

Do You Really Want To Tell People That You Are A Prepper?

We all know there is a lot of different kinds of preppers and varying levels of preparedness. When it comes to OPSEC (operational security), I find there are three groups of preppers. There is nothing wrong with these three groups, although, among preppers, there are some disagreements about how deep your OPSEC should go. However, you will find yourself falling into one of the three following groups. The first group is all about OPSEC – they want no one to…

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