fruits and vegetables

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We all know that when the power goes out, one of the challenges is keeping food cold so that it will be usable longer. If the power is out for only a short time (like only a few hours), as long as you keep the refrigerator closed as much as possible, your food will be… Read more »


ammo

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Have you ever been to a gun show? It’s something else. I can tell you about it from my experience, having been to about 20 gun shows in six states over the past year. Most gun shows focus on guns and ammo. The guns run the gamut; some are brand new with all the latest… Read more »


zucchini

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Many of us grow a garden, whether to supplement our food supply or to store or dehydrate them for future use. We deserve to enjoy the fruits of our labors. There are, however, four friends that can really help your garden do well. Do you plan for them in your garden? Marigold Firstly, we have… Read more »


tracking people in the woods

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  Learning how to track (and not be tracked) could be a life-saving skill during a SHTF situation. This 3-part eFoodsDirect tracking series has focused on the skills that will enable beginning trackers to identify key prints and displacement of the natural environment. The basics of tracking are decidedly low-tech and have changed very little,… Read more »


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I am beside myself again. Here we have yet another incident where a lone deranged lunatic has taken it upon himself to make some sort of sick statement. When is it going to stop? When are we going to band together and say enough is enough? Well, I have something to say about it now, and… Read more »


cabin in woods

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With all the concerns lately about natural and non-natural disasters, including the economy, some people are choosing to prepare a bug-out location they will go to when they are ready to go off-grid. What are some things to take into consideration when you look for a place to bug out? First of all, ideally you’ll… Read more »


apple

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If you plan to eat your stored food on a regular basis, and if during an emergency you plan to shelter in place, and if you have the time and interest in canning, home canning can be a great way to go. I remember my mother sending me down to the basement to get a quart… Read more »


Daughter 9mm

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Wow, where did the time go?  It seems like just yesterday that I was bouncing my baby girl on my knee and now she is a high school graduate.  I can hardly believe we made it through it…the diapers, the ponytails, the dresses…and the BOYS.  Oh the boys.  We have been preparing for this time… Read more »