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The weather is warming up, and the outside is calling! This is a great time to plant a garden, kill weeds, and get more involved in outdoor sports such as boating, mountain biking, and hiking – time outdoors is good for your mental health as well as your physical health. But sometimes people pursuing an… Read more »


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When a disaster strikes, you may not have much choice in what your environment is. You can’t control every aspect of your day-to-day life based solely on where you want to be in the event of an emergency. At least, I don’t think that’s reasonable. Even if you normally live in the country, you could… Read more »


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Unexpected bike mechanical failures, unpredictable weather changes, unmarked trails that may make you ride for a number of unplanned miles/hours are just some of the mis-adventures that may require your emergency preparedness planning before you hit the trails. For these reasons, you need to be self sufficient and prepared to fix any problem that you… Read more »


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Here’s the scenario – you are in the aftermath of an Electromagnetic Pulse of some kind. The stores are closed, no services are available and you are in a rural setting. How do you see yourself, stockpiled with all the supplies you might need or just enough supplies to get you by for a little… Read more »


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For years now, I have been envious of those who grew the majority of their own food.  The idea of gardening, for some reason; however, seemed very daunting to me.  The amount of money I could save by growing my own food motivated me to do some research.  I am by no means an expert… Read more »


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Are you trained in first aid? If not, you should be. You can buy or assemble a first aid kit fairly cheaply, but if the only thing you know how to use in it is the adhesive bandages, you may have trouble in an emergency. It will do you little good to have a first… Read more »


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  Author Rick Austin may have another best-seller on his hands. The Secret Greenhouse Of Survival: How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle version now. The first survival gardening book penned by Austin — Secret Garden of Survival: How to Grow a Camouflaged Food… Read more »


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If you haven’t seen National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, you should; Season three to be specific. They aired an episode entitled “We Are the Marauders”. The episode features a man named Tyler Smith and his gang of friends. They call themselves “Spartan Survival”. What’s so special about Mr. Tyler Smith and his pals you ask?  They… Read more »


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What are some things you can learn to do that will make you more valuable to your group when an emergency happens? Instead of preparedness goals like how many more cans of food to store or making a list of things you need to get, maybe evaluate what skills you want to learn. Here are… Read more »