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Prepper to Prepper: Basic Food Storage Advice

Getting started with food storage can be a challenge. Where do you start? Do you go with the advice from old-timers and stock up on wheat, beans, and canned tuna? Really. What is a new prepper to do to get some good, basic food storage advice? One of my Facebook readers, a nice young man who goes by SD, asked: Hi everyone. My wife and I are getting ready to tackle the bulk food storage monster. We are looking to …

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65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From the Great Depression

It was the best of times, it was the very worst of times. America’s Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation and subsistence survival for many families. Decades later, many survivors of those years hold on to the survival lessons they learned, from hoarding pieces of aluminum foil to eating lettuce leaves with a sprinkle of sugar. Frugality meant survival. Today, most of us aren’t living quite the same bare-bones lifestyle of the Great Depression, and photos …

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28 Pieces of Weather Wisdom From the Pioneer Days

This year when I was getting ready to plant my spring garden, I was a little hesitant to plant according to frost date this year. In February, I had seen a local farmer post on Facebook something that sounded to me like pioneer weather wisdom: February thunder brings a May frost. It sounded like something out of the Farmer’s Alamanc. We had a thunderstorm on February 2, this year, and while our last frost date is usually around Mother’s Day …

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