Teaching Kids How to Prepare

My experience tells me that kids are more capable of adopting a prepper’s lifestyle than many of their adult counterparts. It’s fun, it engages their imagination, and they don’t yet have to worry about being self-conscious as their non-prepping friends and colleagues make fun of them or think they are crazy. Kids are resilient and …

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Common Desert Plants and Trees Produce Excellent Foods

There are a number of cacti and trees in the desert southwest that provide an assortment of edible, and sometimes tasty foods. You can enjoy fruit buds, seeds and starchy components of certain trees simply by knowing where to get and how to prepare them. Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular and …

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A Peach Salsa Canning Recipe Worth Surviving For

If you’re on the hunt for some peach canning recipes in order to make the most of this year’s harvest, then this salsa variant may be the answer.  It ticks all of the boxes in terms of being healthy, zesty, delicious and shelf-stable, and it’s also really easy to prepare.  Ingredients: 3 lbs of diced …

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Canned Foods That You May Not Know About

A lot of people don’t realize how many different types of canned foods are available in stores or online.  In fact, most of us walk right past items that are perfect additions to our stockpiles without even knowing they are there.  However, many of these foods can help to round out our emergency food supply …

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Why Oatmeal is Such an Important Stockpile Item

Oatmeal is one of the best dry-goods that anyone can include in their stockpiles.  Not only does it serve as a fast and easy meal, but oatmeal also provides us with a number of important benefits both in and out of the kitchen as well.  Here are a few examples of why you definitely want …

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Parasite Problem?  Try These Natural Remedies

Parasites are difficult to control under normal circumstances, let alone in the wake of a major disaster.  Contaminated water, improper sanitation and tainted food are just a few examples of likely culprits that have the potential to make a significant portion of the population sick.  While most parasitic infections are easy to treat if basic …

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“Fallout: When and How to Protect Yourself Against It” – 1950’s Educational Film

It is an animated Cold War preparation short film about what Fallout is and how to protect yourself against it. While the information provided might actually be somewhat useful in case of a reactor accident (e.g. Fukushima), it is also fun to watch as the harms of nuclear fallout are smiled away by an animated …

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How to Treat Injuries Involving Impalement in the Field

Wounds from impaled objects are some of the nastiest and most difficult to treat for a number of reasons. It is essential to follow some basic steps when rendering first aid to an impalement victim in order to minimize serious and potentially fatal injuries. Let’s take a look at some basic techniques that you can use to …

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Most People Lack Basic Skills Needed in a Post-SHTF World

Gadgets, apps, automation and all of the other conveniences of modern life have left us lacking when it comes to practicing basic skills. Things like arithmetic, writing, reading comprehension and basic knowledge about science are all things that we will need to utilize in a post-SHTF world. Yet, very few of us have enough experience …

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How To Make A Swedish Fire Torch

The Swedish Fire Torch – Imagine a wood fire that is completely self-sustaining, burns an incredibly long time, and even features a built-in cooking surface… well this is it! This video demonstrates, step-by-step, just how easy it is to make a Swedish Fire Torch (or “Canadian Candle” as it is sometimes referred to). Also shown …

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