When it comes to bugging out or bugging in during a disaster, there is no shortage of opinions. In fact, just about any time two preppers get together, the conversation eventually turns to what each would do when SHTF. One person may opt to bug out, citing his well-stocked bug out bag and detailed plans

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If the thought of raising rabbits never occurred to you, consider what’s been happening at your local foodstore lately. The rising cost of meat is forcing many families to look for new sources of fresher, tastier and definitely cheaper meat. Chicken comes to mind first. Chicks grow to maturity fast, but the downside is they’re

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As one concerned about your family’s emergency foods, it’s inevitable that you one day wonder how to grow your own herbs. Among emergency foods, herbs are a bit like frosting on a cake. Let’s face it: the most critical foods in most survival food pantries can be, well, a bit boring. After all, there’s only

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Preparedness plans are not always the first thing that come to mind when you decide to work on a comprehensive emergency survival program. For many, the first thing they do is run off to the grocery store for baskets of extra food. But creating down-to-earth, well-considered preparedness plans is a much more fruitful way to

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When building your survival food pantry, it’s not always easy to know which survival foods to buy. Fortunately, you have two relatively easy solutions: You can buy some of those “survival food” cans or packages that offer very long shelf lives so you don’t open them until you need them, Or… You can run down

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Are you guilty of one of the 10 top emergency food storage mistakes? Let’s find out. Growing your emergency food stores can be a fantastically mind-easing activity. Imagine knowing that should the worst happen, you’ve got the foods you and your family will need to live through it without experiencing hunger. What can go wrong,

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Just about every new prepper we speak with inevitably asks the question, “How much emergency food should I store?” It’s a great question because, fired up by enthusiasm and not much research, you may be tempted to race off to the nearest food store to mindlessly stock up on tons of energy bars, canned soups,

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I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but the world out there is going crazy. Violent crime is at an all-time high. Our political system is broken. If you have not started figuring out how to take care of yourself and your family you need to. In the US, the annual inflation rate

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Container gardening is one of the first things many beginner preppers think about as they rev up their prepper lifestyle. And why not? It’s one of the most rewarding and practical things you can do to protect your family against a long term disaster. When space is at a premium, container gardening is often the

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Raising backyard chickens can play an important role in ensuring you’ll always have a steady, protein-rich food supply. The nice part is, it’s a lot simpler than many beginner preppers think! Why would you even consider adding a pen full of chickens to your backyard? Here’s what experienced preppers tell us: Fresh, Delicious Eggs Every

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