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Snails in Your Garden, a Simple Solution, Eat Them.

Snails

The common garden snail found in the United States, Helix aspersa, is a close relative of France’s commercially harvested Helix pomatia and is quite edible. They are delicious and highly nutritious.

A 3.5 ounce serving of snails provides about …

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Animal Trapping can be a Useful Survival Tool

 

Animal trapping has been used to gather food for most of human history.  It is just in recent years that it has been banned.  I live in California which has strict laws on animal trapping.  Leg traps and body …

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Making Corncob Jelly an Other Uses for Cobs

corncob jelly

In a real emergency, we may have to make do with whatever is available. We will need to learn to use the parts of plants that we currently waste.  For example, here is a list of the various things that …

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Bears and the Problems They can Cause in Your Camp or Bol

I know people who have a bug out location (BOL) that they plan to camp in case of a major disaster or economic collapse. Now most of these are in relatively remote areas with wildlife including bears.  If you are …

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Rabies – After TEOTWAWKI Rabies Will be a Major Threat

Since we have been discussing dog bites, and a friend sent me an excellent thought provoking article on rabies, I dog with rabiesdecided this was a good subject to post on today.  As part of this post, I am doing something unusual; …

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Dog Bite Dangers After a Disasters

This is an article on dog bite dangers sent in by one of our readers that i think is something that needs to be taken dog biteinto consideration. The article is from the Wall Street Journal.

Dog-bite danger: After a natural …

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Butcher Knives, How little You Really Need to Butcher a Large Animal

I have wanted to write a blog for some time on what butcher knives are required to process large animals.  Now Butcher Knivesthis is an area in which I am definitely not an expert.  It has been a while since I …

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How to Get Rid of Fleas when There are No Pesticides Available

Fleas, these little bloodsucking pests not only are irritating to man and beast alike, but can also cause severe skin problems in both dogs and cats.  The adult dog flea is a wingless insect equipped with a set of powerful …

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More on Feral Dogs and Other Wildlife that May be a Problem

Every year in our area, we have to build deer proof fences around our family gardens.  These have to be a least 6-foot high or the deer will jump them.  Our chicken coops have to be well built to protect …

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Deadfalls and Snares

I am fascinated by old books written by the pioneers, and every so often, I am lucky enough to find one that gives information that is useful for preparedness.  Today I found a book written in 1907 called “Deadfalls and …

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