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I’m guessing people in parts of the country currently digging themselves out from record snowstorms may have trouble sympathizing with those of us here in Northern California complaining of the unseasonably dry, warm winter we’re going through. Last Thursday here in Sacramento we broke the record, last set in 1884, of continuous number of days… Read more »


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There are a lot of good reasons to be a prepper in our world today. Let’s take a look at five of them. 1. The economics in our world are unstable. While it may be tempting to stick our fingers in our ears and sing to drown out reality (like many people we know do),… 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 »


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I know, we’re a few seasons late to the game, but recently, my sons and I started watching The Walking Dead. Over the course the few days of Thanksgiving vacation, we watched quite a bit of the series. As we drove back from our trip, the boys started talking about what their first steps would… Read more »


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  Secret Garden of Survival-How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest author Rick Austin left the corporate world to embark on a labor of love and a quest for self-reliance. Austin has toured the county teachers others how to grow a secret survival garden and become more self-reliant. Austin’s off the grid living advise is… Read more »


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Listen, I’m not Jewish, but there is one thing I do know. Those guys know how to do it right when it comes down to high-quality food. Kosher certification for food is done by state, national, and even international agencies. But what IS kosher? “Oy vey!” There is a LOT that goes into it, so… Read more »


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In the central California area near where I live, they grow 80 percent of the world’s almond crop on 60 million almond trees. These trees won’t produce nuts unless honeybees are there to pollinate them, so to get the job done, every spring California almond growers rent beehives that are shipped by truck from out… Read more »


1 Month Family Food Pack

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I am the only 21-year-old I know that has a personal food storage. I’m sure there are others like me out there, but my friends disagree. I have been teased from here to South Africa (literally) for my month-supply of emergency food and water. But the joke is on those who think they will just… Read more »


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My husband and I bought Jeffrey Smith’s book “Genetic Roulette” a couple years ago, and it was really interesting, so I’m excited that they’ve come out with a movie with the same title.  The movie tells about what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are, how they came to be in our food, and it describes the… Read more »