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Cook Off-Grid Without Power: How Many Methods Do You Have?

Power’s out! All you have to eat is cold food. For hours. For days. How soon will you get tired of that? How soon will the kids? If you haven’t planned for alternative ways you can cook off-grid without power, now is the time to start thinking about it. By having various options for cooking, you can ensure that they always have a reliable way to prepare their meals, regardless of the weather or any other unforeseen circumstances. The morale boost of a hot meal cannot be overestimated!

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Understanding the Two is One, One is None Concept

We preppers love acronyms and catchphrases, don’t we? Store what you eat, eat what you store is a popular one. TEOTWAWKI stands for The End Of The World As We Know It, of course. I’m not sure why this stuff is so popular other than it might make you feel like you’re part of the club when you learn the meaning behind those letters and sayings. One very popular catchphrase is, “Two is one, one is none.”

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110+ Unusual Items You’ll Want for Your Glove Box or Car

How many of you keep ketchup packets in your vehicle’s glove box or center console? No, I mean ON PURPOSE, not the ones you tossed in there because you didn’t have anywhere else to put them as you went through the drive-through, and then you forgot about them. Turns out that’s one of the unusual items for your glove box that some of you keep. Here’s what else you keep (plus the survival reason for saving ketchup packets!)

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What Basic Gardening Gear Do You Need for a Great Garden Season?

Over the years, I have to admit, we have spent more money on gardening than we have ever reaped in an actual harvest. We don’t try to be spendy, trust me, but starting a garden from the dirt up can get expensive, and buying the best gardening gear for women is one of my priorities. The actual tools I’ve used for gardening have ended up being the least expensive because I tracked down the best quality I could afford, and those tools and gear have lasted for years. Here are the essentials you need for every garden season.

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7 Essential Pieces of Wilderness Survival Gear to Carry on Every Trip

Time and again, we see news stories involving people who became lost in the woods during a routine hike or camping trip without having any essential wilderness survival gear on their person. It happens all the time and, unfortunately, sometimes these stories have a very tragic ending. That’s very easy to do if you’re not intimately familiar with the area. In most stories, if the person had taken just a few small items of wilderness survival gear with them, the tragedy could have been merely an interesting anecdote at family gatherings for years to come instead. These 7 basic pieces of gear, that easily fit in pockets or a small pack, make all the difference between tragedy & survival.