Category Archives: Self sufficiency

Paracord and Why You Should Include it in your Preps.

One very useful item that I keep in my car, bug out bag and include in my every day carry is paracord (also known as parachute cord or 550 cord).  It is a lightweight nylon rope originally used in the …

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Ergot Poisoning and Grains

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Ergot poisoning is a sickness that can occur from eating rye and other grains that are infected with the ergot fungus.  It transforms the grain into enlarged, hard, dark spur-like structures.  It is most commonly found in rye and symptoms …

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Self-reliance, Can You Really Achieve It?

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All the time I hear people talking about becoming self-reliant. Now the dictionary defines self-reliance as “Reliance on one’s own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence”.

Now the question is can we truly achieve self-reliance. Now I know many preppers and …

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12 Common Prepping Mistakes Made by Beginners

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I have been a prepper since long before the term was in use, over 40 years and during that time I have seen many prepping mistakes made by others or myself.  Here are a few example that may save you …

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Hesitating to Get Your Preps can be Costly.

 

A couple of year ago I had access to a source of IBC 275 gallon totes at a good price.  I let many people know about them and helped quite a few people get them.  However, a number of …

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Economic Warning Signs and What You can Do About Them

 

The last few weeks I have noticed something not to far from where I live that I have never seen before.  There is an impromptu flea market setting up by the side of the road.  Many of these are …

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The Last Trip to the Store

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Everytime there is a big storm or other potential disasters on the horizon, as soon as the public learns of it they rush to the store.  Now being preppers you should not need to, having stored everything that you will …

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Making vinegar is easy

The pioneers considered vinegar a very important food product.  It is useful for preserving food, sanitation, medical care and many cleaning chores.  Pickling vegetables from your garden is a great way to preserve them. Here are links to a couple …

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Some suggestions for beginning preppers.

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I have been prepping in one form or another since my early twenties; I am now seventy years old.  When I started we were called survivalists not preppers.  During this time, I have made many mistakes and went down the …

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Making Gloves with Fingers from Socks

 

The other day I was talking to my Mother-in-Law and we were going through some boxes, she found a project she started years ago before her stroke. Now that she can’t do a lot of the things she used …

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