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Going Off Grid – Part III

After we had established the ability to heat our home in an emergency with a wood burning fireplace, my wife and I decided that back up power would be the next logical step.  Unsure about the current state of solar technology, we decided to look into a stand by generator. By Virginia Tom, a reader [...]

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Benefits of Raising Chickens

'Chicken Whisperer' explains benefits of backyard poultry

I came across an article talking about raising chickens in your yard.  I think it’s a great idea.  Unfortunately we live in an HOA neighborhood, and that kind of thing is frowned upon.  Normally I would say do it anyway, ...

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Foraging Feral Food: Trout Lily

Craving feral food? Now’s the time to hit the woods. The Trout Lily is blooming! Before going wild on this gem of the woodland, you should have an introduction to this short-lived blooming beauty. In the creek bottom near the ...

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Whole House Heating From A Single Wood Burner Or Open Fire

Almost like Grans – but hers had no temperature gauge! 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 ...

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Video: Super Shelter Modified for the Eastern Woodlands Part 1

Video: Super Shelter Modified for the Eastern Woodlands Part 1

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Deal of the Day: Victorio Hand Crank Grain Mill Only $59.95 FREE SHIPPING!

Deal of the Day: Victorio Hand Crank Grain Mill Only $59.95 FREE SHIPPING!

You Need a Grain Mill in a Serious Type Scenario Today we are announcing this Fantastic “Deal of the Day” from My Patriot Supply.com  This product automatically receives free shipping! Whole grains contain natural fibers, vitamins and minerals needed to ...

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Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did ...

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Going Off Grid – Part I

In 2006 my life was humming along the normal path of middle class Americans.  Living near a major metropolitan area, mid 30’s, working for a fortune 500 company, married, kids, two cars, house  in the suburbs, 401k, health insurance, life ...

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5 Methods of Home Food Preservation

5 Methods of Home Food Preservation

Are you interested in preserving food for later? Then you should become familiar with these five methods of home food preservation… CANNING …is the process in which foods are placed in jars or cans and heated to a temperature that ...

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Add a Map to Your Prepping Supplies

Add a Map to Your Prepping Supplies - Space Coast Preppers.com

When you think of your Emergency Essentials (pun intended, folks!), what are the most important items for your survival? To me, food, water, and a fully stocked emergency kit are pretty high up on the list. However, a printed map ...

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