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When Things Go South or What to Expect When SHTF

planning for shtf

First off, let me explain my reasons for writing this and tell you a bit about my experiences. That way you will know what I say is truth. I served for 15 years in the British Army, serving during the 1990’s in Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Kosovo and saw ... Read More

Canning Cherries: Jam and Preserves

canning cherry jam

Disclaimer: Even though this article is about canning cherries, I am not even going to pretend to be an expert! I'm telling you all about my canning adventures because it wasn't that long ago that I had never canned anything in my entire life. If I ... Read More

An Important Update On the Current Silver Market

buying silver in the current market

Current Silver Market Conditions This article has been contributed by Chris Slife who has been in the precious metals industry for five years and has long been a student of the precious metals markets. He has given advice on the purchase of precious ... Read More

Canning Weird – Moving Beyond Jams and Salsas

Canning Weird

I think just about everyone who learns to can foods starts with water bathed strawberry jam and tomato salsas. Some then progress to vegetables and fruits, and if they are really brave, step up their game and start pressure canning meats. When I ... Read More

6 Essential Attributes of Successful Survivalists

Having lived off the grid for the last 7 years, you see 'em come, and you see 'em go.  The dozens of people we've seen succeed in this lifestyle and the dozens of people we've seen fail has given us a keen eye to the attributes necessary to be a ... Read More

Backward Ideas About Backyard Farming

backyard farming

Starting your own backyard farm can be fun and rewarding. You can have fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables that come strait from your own backyard. If you want a backyard farm you may have put it on the back burner for a number of reasons. You may feel ... Read More

Survive the Family Road Trip With These 13 Tips

family road trip survival

I've traveled more than 16,000 miles in the past 3 years on road trips with my family. I go into more detail about our travels and these tips in my radio show, but here are some of my favorite family road trip survival tips for surviving hundreds of ... Read More

The Top 8 Deadly Myths About Survivalism

myths about survivalism

Our survivalism story, in a nutshell Hi! I'm Sheila. For the last several years, our family, my husband Dan, our son Jesse and I, have been living what some may call the “survivalist” lifestyle.  Actually, we live  the off-grid (so far off the grid ... Read More

Herbal Solutions for Sunburn

herbal sunburn remedies

Sunburn happens. If you have very fair skin, it can happen year round, but for most people, sunburn is an annual summertime event, despite their best intentions to avoid it! Avoiding sunburn by using sunscreen, covering up with long sleeves and ... Read More

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