Spring Foraging: DIY Guide to Using Dandelions for Everyday Purposes

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Foraging Preparation for Spring Dandelion“For people who wish to harvest, process and use their own herbal medicine, I can think of no better introduction than the dandelion.”  Gregory L. Tilford, herbalist There are already signs of spring. Tuesday March 20th, 2:16 p.m. is fast approaching. What can we do today while we’re waiting for the spring plants to burst. . . Read More

The Best Pepper Spray to Keep With You

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best pepper spray to keep on hand girl holdingEvery level of prep needs a pepper spray. It can provide simple protection from everyday assailants, or it can even be an effective and non-lethal option to defend yourself without rule of law. The immediate burning pepper spray inflicts leaves most attackers temporarily blinded and struggling in pain. However, the more someone is exposed to. . . Read More

Guide to Edible Bark: Using Trees for Medicine & Food

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edible bark tree medicine foodWhen people think of edible plants, trees and bark are probably not very high on the list of what comes to mind. Sure, using bark as a major food source is only something you’d do in the most desperate imaginable survival situations. However, regardless of whether you’re in a survival situation or not, bark and. . . Read More

The Prepper’s Guide to Aquaponics: Urban and Soil-less Food for When SHTF

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Aquaponics is the combination of two food growing methods to make a more sustainable and independent system that has many benefits for a prepper. Hydroponics, or growing plants without soil and aquaculture, or farming aquatic animals, are combined so that the animal waste feeds the plants. It’s a little more complicated, but first let’s talk. . . Read More

The Best Gas Masks for Preppers and What to Look For

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A gas mask is technically a kind of respirator which focuses on filtering out chemicals and gases. They are a very specific tool, that won’t protect you from everything, and is definitely overkill for some hazards. Still, you can find relatively cheap and modern gas masks to protect your body and your respiratory system from. . . Read More

Acute Mountain Sickness: Signs, Prevention and Treatment

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The journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) reports that 33.5% of the population lives below an elevation of 100 meters above sea level. That means that, in any major disaster, getting out of Dodge often means heading for the hills. There’s a possibility that we might have to abruptly relocate from a. . . Read More

Augason Farms Review: Black Bean Burgers and Black Beans & Rice

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Augason Farms has grown into one of the most popular choices in the US for survival food and ingredients that can be stored long-term. They’re based in Utah, which is home to many Mormons and survivalists – two categories of people that are huge buyers of food for long-term storage. The Mormon Church requires all. . . Read More

What We Can Expect from the 2018 Flu Season & the Best Ways We Can Protect Ourselves

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Every year there are predictions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the severity or the mildness of worldwide influenza. This year is no different. From many reliable sources comes this prediction: “It’s going to be BAD.” This assessment is due to the severity of the Australian influenza during their recent winter. . . Read More

August Farms vs Legacy Food Storage: Long-Term Food Storage Comparison

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Beans and rice is a food combination long known for being a low-cost and nutritionally potent. For both of those reasons, it’s a combo you see very often in long-term food storage products marketed toward preppers, campers, and survivalists. Augason Farms and Legacy Food Storage are two of today’s leading brans for long-term food storage. . . Read More

Top 4 Medicinal Mushroom Powerhouses

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For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on mushrooms for nutritious food and powerful medicine. Thankfully, they figured out which mushrooms are beneficial to humans and which are likely to get you killed—a process of trial and error that we, as modern humans, ought to be deeply grateful for! However, much of. . . Read More

A Prepper’s Guide to Bleach

There is some debate surrounding bleach in the prepping community. Bleach is a powerful cleaning agent, which can even be used to purify water, but it has a short shelf life and many storage restrictions. Those who are planning for long-term SHTF scenarios don’t like to rely on bleach as their disinfectant. Yet, to disinfect. . . Read More

Best Pressure Canners for Preppers

Pressure canners are important for any prepper that wants to preserve their own foods. For meats they are wonderful because you can have very tender meat from tough cuts and a long shelf life without refrigeration. Anyone can pressure can! Pressure canners are important for any prepper that wants to preserve their own foods. For. . . Read More

Best Pressure Canners for Preppers

Pressure canners are important for any prepper that wants to preserve their own foods. For meats they are wonderful because you can have very tender meat from tough cuts and a long shelf life without refrigeration. Anyone can pressure can! Pressure canners are important for any prepper that wants to preserve their own foods. For. . . Read More

Are You Pandemic Prepared? How to Prepare for Pandemic and Survive, Too

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It seems like every time we turn around there is some deadly disease in the news. In recent years, there has been Ebola and the Avian influence A (H7N9) virus. There has also been MERS-CoV and many more. While these are epidemics of serious proportion, they are not yet pandemics, but they could be. The. . . Read More