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Prepper Food: 5 Fresh Essentials That Must Be On Your List

Think fast: What food items always seem to be on the shortlist when you head to the grocery store? Chances are, foods with the shortest shelf life will be on that list, e.g. milk, bread, eggs, produce. Foods that will spoil or rot within a couple of weeks are also ones that we depend on for variety and a well-rounded diet, and your prepper food storage is incomplete without it. During the virus pandemic and quarantine, these foods are on …

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Learn From My Many Gardening Mistakes

Learn from My Many Gardening Mistakes

  Gardening is one of the top prepper skills needed for survival. Learning how to grow your own food is not something you want to do after a disaster has happened. I can speak from experience when I say there is a lot to learn and you will make a lot of gardening mistakes. It’s far better to make these mistakes now when your world is pretty stable than when you’re just trying to survive day by day following a …

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9 Tips to Avoid the Summertime Prepping Slump

It’s so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other in a haze of heat and laziness. When my kids are out of school and there is no routine I tend to get lazy myself. Then the day arrives when it’s time once again to get the kids ready for school, and we ask, where did the summer go? If your prepping goals have taken a break right along with your pledge …

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Prepper to Prepper: Our best gardening advice

Many, many years ago, close-knit communities would spend hours together in the course of a year sharing from their own experiences what worked and what didn’t when it came to gardening and farming. Much of that old-time, best gardening advice and wisdom has been passed down to younger generations, but unfortunately, most have been lost. One really quick and easy way for you to learn more about where you are in your gardening journey and what areas you most need …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these January bargains

It’s a New Year and time for all sorts of resolutions. Some people resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, and exercise more. These are all great goals, but one that many of us forget has to do with finances. Imagine having extra cash set aside for emergencies — the unexpected trip to the doctor, replacing a set of tires, or replacing a worn-out kitchen appliance. Prepping isn’t just about having flashlights, extra food, and stored water on hand. Financial preparedness …

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8 Reasons to Support Local Farmers

Think about all the items you put in your cart at the supermarket or mega-store. Do you feel you paid a fair price for that product? If you have questions about a particular item, would you know who you could speak to for answers? Where did those potatoes come from, how old is that carton of eggs, and who is being supported by your hard earned dollars? Probably not local farmers. Chances are, it would be difficult, if not impossible, …

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Backward Ideas About Backyard Farming

Starting your own backyard farm or suburban homestead can be fun and rewarding. You can have fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables that come straight from your own backyard, raise bees, and develop your own personal food oasis. If you want a backyard farm you may have put it on the back burner for a number of reasons. You may feel it’s not possible where you live or that buying all the supplies and gear necessary will break the bank. You …

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Why Nutrition is an Essential Part of Preparedness

When you start acquiring your long-term food storage supply, you should keep nutrition and variety in mind. Nutrition is considered a matter of course, but we don’t often think about the importance of having a varied diet. What we think about even less is how nutrition and variety often go together. When you were growing up, did your mom ever tell you to make sure the things on your dinner plate were all different colors? There is a reason for …

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27 Tips from a Master Gardener

A few years ago, I attended a class taught by Marta Waddell, a Master Gardener in Arizona. I’ve referred to my class notes over and over again, and decided they were good enough to pass along to you! This master gardener advice is priceless. It’s never too early to begin dreaming about next season’s garden, and even if you’re in the thick of things with weeding and harvesting, you’ll want these tips. You should also take my quick, 11-question Gardening Self-Assessment to learn …

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8 Tips For Placing Your First Survival Food Order

I’ll never forget my first, official order for survival food. My friend,  Chrystalyn, was a pro at this, and she guided me through a bewildering order form with products and container sizes I didn’t recognize. A #10 can? What was that? A #2.5 can? Is that what I need or is the #10 size better? What is wheat germade and will my kids eat what I’m buying since it’s not in name-brand cans? Survival Food Ordering Made Easy If I …

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