Turmeric has taken over the spotlight in the last few years as a spice or supplement with super powers. While many think it is the newest thing to hit the
This tree is so common in the U.S. that you can see it planted on the streets, in parks, and in residential areas (due to its use as a specimen
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The olive leaf has been used for ages for nourishment and medicine. The Bible shares many instances of the olive tree. The olive leaf was used even before Christ. Ezekiel
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As you might already know, a few weeks ago we published the first tutorial on how to make your own log rocket stove for free. You are now reading the
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It’s official: scientists warn that we now are facing a pandemic SHTF. The deadly, frozen pathogens that have been sleeping for millions of years under the Arctic ice and deep
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What do you do in an emergency situation when no doctor is available? Unfortunately, we sometimes find ourselves in these situations. The problem compounds under survival conditions with no 911
Brother Simon created a stir when he appeared at farmer Farrin’s market stand to buy some crusty bread and sharp cheese. The whole marketplace erupted in sound. Word quickly spread,
Distilling water at home can be easy. With a few props, you can have clean water in a few hours. Though this might be an easy option for anybody who
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Before the 1920s, when Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin, western medicine had no effective treatment for infection. Something as simple as a scrape or cut could progress into a blood
Did you know that there is an inexpensive and readily available common household cleaner that has over 50 survival uses and never expires, making it one of the most versatile
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The 4th of July is famous for juicy hamburgers fresh off the grill. After an emergency or unplanned event, it’s important for everyone’s morale to still have access to traditional
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Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a natural product composed of the fossils of tiny algae-like organisms called diatoms. It is a soft white or off-white powder that is slightly abrasive. Food-grade
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There are literally hundreds of ways to earn an income from your off-grid homestead, the trick is finding a way to earn income that still allows you time to enjoy
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Can you imagine eating an entire tree? Probably not. We don’t tend to think of the majority of trees being edible, and only a few parts of the trees we
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It is that time of year again. Ticks seem to be everywhere. I find them on me every time I work outside. My family went camping a few weeks ago
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An EMP is a time machine. In all my studying of the topic the EMP has the ability to either force us back to a time before electricity or sling
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Do you know what the most versatile firearm is for survival? The single barreled shotgun. Why the single barreled shotgun? A single barreled 12-gauge shotgun is by far the simplest
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I look at the prepping lifestyle as getting your preps with as little cash outlay as possible. I spend enough of my cash just trying to get by in the
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Anyone who likes post-apocalypse movies knows what a house that’s been exposed to a nuclear blast looks like – shattered walls blown down to a few feet high, charred timbers
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World War I was a long war that brought hunger and starvation to Europe. Agriculture was disrupted and commercial food production plummeted. The United States greatly increased shipments of food
Why Do People Lie? People lie for various reasons such as, but not limited to: appear credible, appeal to someone, obtain something or get their way or even to diffuse
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When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it was one of the worst natural disasters in modern US history. At least 1,200 people – maybe as high as 1,800 – died
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When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it was one of the worst natural disasters in modern US history. At least 1,200 people – maybe as high as 1,800 – died
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Over the years, the number of cell phones has increased rapidly. In this age, almost everyone has a cell phone and, in particular, a smartphone. Phones have made life much
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‘Good for what ails you,’ bone broth has been soothing, nourishing and feeding people for thousands of years. During the Great Depression, which lasted from 1929 – 1939, bone broth
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The Great Depression was an extremely difficult period around the world as a result of the depression that began in America. Unemployment reached to 25 percent in the United States,
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Remember the high hopes for the “Arab Spring” in 2011? It’s almost forgotten now, apart from one grim legacy – the Syrian Civil War. This has now been raging for
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Survival show hosts make surviving in the wilderness look like a walk in the park. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the bush contains a veritable buffet of food. Unfortunately,
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Thousands of millennia before the first European settlers came to the North American continent, humanity’s ancestors have relied on trees for sustenance, survival and well-being. Even today, the native trees
When you are ready to prepare for any SHTF situation, there are particular items that are absolutely vital. These items often fall into a few categories. The four pillars of
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The idea of consuming bleach horrifies most people. Obviously consuming undiluted bleach should be avoided at all costs, but using a few drops to disinfect water and make it safe
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If you needed one more reason to lay off spraying herbicides in an effort to eliminate all the weeds in your yard, here’s a fantastic one. Dandelions, which are a
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Today I’m going to show you 13 ways to make a shelter out of your poncho. Every shelter that you’re about to see has its own strengths: some will better protect
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We’ve seen it a million times in movies and TV shows: a guy breaks into any old car, ties a few wires together below the steering wheel and, bam, drives
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A tsunami of plasma sweeps from the Sun. The world’s electrical grid is a smoking ruin. A new Dark Age descends on Earth. It sounds like the kind of thing
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Native Americans are renowned for their medicinal plant knowledge. It is rumored they first started using plants and herbs for healing after watching animals eat certain plants when they were
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Editor’s Note: After an EMP or CME (Corronal Mass Ejection) the world will go dark and silent. However, if you have your faraday cage ready and packed with all essential electronics,
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Mullein, formally known as verbascum thapsus, is often times called velvet plant or elephant’s ear due to the hairy leaves that are, rather than being prickly as are most fuzzy
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In any major disaster or SHTF situation, there will always be two critical forces that respond: the government and you. Knowing what the government will do and what you should
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I wrote this free, detailed, step-by-step guide with pictures just to show you how ridiculously easy it is to make your own off the grid washing machine. If you enjoyed it, please
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Nearly every part of the common dandelion, from its brilliant yellow petals, to its roots have been foraged throughout history for food, drink and medicine. A rich source of beta-carotene,
Thrift stores, yard sales, and army surplus stores can be rich hunting grounds for preppers. Often, you can find items that are normally unattainable, such as out of print books
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Beautiful to look at in full bloom, the sunny orange calendula – also known as marigold – has a wealth of herbal uses that are worth learning about. With both
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My grandparents never threw away a thing that could have been used later on. They were the old time preppers: stockpiling and re-purposing almost everything. Today we live in a
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I stockpile a lot of canned goods, from tomatoes to chicken, to beans and beef. But my favorite canned goods are Libby’s chicken Vienna sausages (see picture). So I tried to
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This article was written by dog trainer Lorraine Leibbrandt for askaprepper.com. I. How to Train Your Dog For Hunting In The Field I have always believed that any dog can be trained how
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The firearm world is pretty diverse in terms of calibers and choices. When we narrow it down to rifle rounds, the world really revolves around just a few calibers. Of
Mention a dystopia to most people and they’ll probably think of Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Thought Police and Big Brother. That’s understandable, because there are worrying hints of it in our
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We have seen swaths of Americans without power and basics services for weeks. We have seen the worst from desperate people in these situations. What we have never witnessed is
Soy wax burns cleaner and a lot longer than most paraffin waxes. This is what makes it the best option for survival candles. But an emergency soy wax candle can cost up to
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Shelf life varies, depending on the storage conditions and the food. You will usually see a range indicated for shelf life. For example, rice is listed as 15-30 years, and
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From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a major
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Canning chicken is something our great-grandparents knew all about. Preserving game and surplus meat for the leaner months or for your prepping reserves is a technique that’s well worth getting
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Prepping has an image. It’s not very fair, but it is persistent. When the average person thinks of a prepper they think rural homes, with chickens running around the yard or
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You know what they say about the best laid plans? It’s not uncommon that this also can pertain to preparedness. There are tons of great ideas across the internet that
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This article is about the Privateers who were called the good pirates of the 17th and 18th Century working under the British Crown. They were seizing only Spanish royal ships and
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Whether you enjoy the sticky amber manna that is honey or not, there are a ton of potential uses for it in survival situations, or simply to maintain your everyday
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This article was gladly contributed by Commander Zero. School starts up again this week, so I need to start doing breakfast. Since I’m incredibly lazy, I want something easy and
Allergies can be a real hassle, and they can negatively impact your everyday life. There are many types of prescription and over the counter treatments for seasonal allergies, also known
When going through your food stockpile, you may observe that some foods are past their expiration date even though you have probably been extra careful when you organized your pantry and
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Cattails (Typha latifolia) are one of the most versatile plants on Earth. It is called the “Supermarket of the Swamp” for good reason since it can be used throughout all
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