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Cold Press Soap

Here is a quick little article submitted by one of our readers. I thought it was a great idea to make soap quickly and wanted to share it with you guys. My name is Amy. I am married, have 2 sons and, live in Ohio. I first wanted to make my own soap because I […]

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Injured ankle

I don’t do well being stuck on the couch. I don’t handle being ‘down’ very well and I seldom take my own advice when it comes to something that limits me. I sprained my foot somehow-don’t even remember really what it was that did it. Could have been that I stepped in a hole in […]

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Portable Solar Power System

It’s been a a while since I put up an article. Life’s thrown a lot of things our way. My daughter has had a couple of medical issues, but we got through those and now things are getting better. So that’s allowed me the chance to get back to work on some projects and I’d […]

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Go Native with your plants.

It’s not easy to sit back and write about preparing for local or national or even global events. Depending on a person’s location what I write about may not pertain to them in a personal way.  I live subtropical and I am blessed with almost a year round growing season, I have the beginnings of […]

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Yes, the title phrase has become a cutesy kitschy self-affirmation. That doesn’t automatically mean it has no merit. I try to use it as a reminder that life, and circumstances, are rarely perfect and that no matter what is going on in my life, I just need to do what needs doing. When we bought […]

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More about Saunya

In the Spring when I was younger I would spend the afternoons on the tractor with Pop tilling up the top ten acres or sitting in the mulberry tree eating berries til I was full and bored. Then I’d climb down and help him plant or help pull irrigation pipe over and connect it to […]

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Test for Brant

This is a test for brant’s userinfo. Share! Like! Follow!

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Then and Now

How come, when asked to describe a prepper or survivalist, people always think of some wild-eyed, camo clad conspiracy theorist? Most folks think of that one goofy ass caricature that probably couldn’t survive a week in any type of real SHTF event. Everybody completely overlooks the 330 million of us in this country who go […]

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Get your mental game into focus

When was the last time you recharged your mental batteries? With all of the survival skills that people take pride in, how many folks ever give the mental aspect much thought? I’m asking this, because I am one of the guilty ones who never really give it helluva lot of consideration. Now granted, I’m not […]

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So you want to be a homesteader

So you want to be a homesteader. Well, why aint ya? Husband, wife, kids, family, job, hair appointment, waiting to win the lottery, hoping the wife can see how getting along with the girlfriend can be beneficial. All are excuses. Yes, we all have family and work commitments, but we have to prioritize our wants […]

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Simple Water Supply Solution

  We’ve all experienced the power going out. Watching your favorite show and the lights go out or maybe coming home from work to find the house dark and stuffy. It’s a serious inconvenience but sometimes it allows us to slow down and evaluate what’s really important in our lives. One of those really important […]

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My Gear List for Alone

The show is obviously getting a lot interest and a number of people want to know what I took and why. So I thought I would break it down for you here. As most are aware we were allowed ten items from an approved list of forty. You’ll see a lot of similarity in what […]

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Streamlight Siege Lantern

We have all been there at some point in our life. You’re sitting in your recliner enjoying your favorite show on the television or sitting down to dinner with family after a long day’s work. The lights flicker a couple of times and suddenly you are plunged into darkness. You wait for a few seconds […]

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