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38 Principles of Self-Sufficiency

Change the way you look at everything.  Rethink your entire lifestyle. Develop discernment about people. When you invest, invest first in the right people. Look at yourself honestly. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Seek the counsel of others you trust. Find like-minded people who can be part of a mutual support group and who you can cooperate with. Find alternate methods for doing everything. Develop an instinct for what doesn’t feel right. No matter how good something looks or …

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50 Emergency Uses for a Phone Camera

In an emergency you’ll need to provide and receive help, and after it’s over, you’ll have to return, repair, and rebuild. Central to this is communication and documentation. Our society loves red tape, especially after disasters. Below are 50 ways a phone camera can be used in an emergency to document, record, and relay important information. Any camera could be used for some of these things, but the phone camera carries a distinct advantage. It can immediately transmit your pictures. If you …

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Food Storage: Where do I begin?

When I was finally convinced that we needed to start a supply of food storage, I kept it simple. I know there are many books, websites and planners out there to help, and I have used some of those to get some tips and suggestions after I made my initial plan, but all you really need is a pencil, some paper and some time. Start small I started off with a small goal – having a week’s worth of food. …

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