newbie preppers

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  Oh, I wish I knew then what I know now. Odds are, at least a few times in your life this phrase has either rolled of your tongue or crossed your mind. We were all once prepping newbies, and likely made at least a few mistakes when first embarking on a self-reliant lifestyle or… Read more »


self-reliance tips

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Buying the perfect homesteading property, planting rows and rows or crops, and purchasing long term storage food as a part of a backup plan is a good start to becoming more self-reliant, but those preps alone will not ensure success or long-term survival. Living off the grid or making the decision to live more self-reliant… Read more »


homesteading tips

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Although there is great value in taking a class, watching videos, and reading books to enhance your self-reliance skills, spending some time in an Amish enclave offers an irreplaceable hands-on experience. In my experience, the Amish are savvy businessmen. When approached with respect and a sincere desire to learn, an Amish man would likely agree… Read more »


root cellar

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Root cellars are making a comeback in a big way. The once commonplace structures are now being made with a wide-variety variety of earth-friendly and upcycled materials. When constructed properly, the food storage units can also be used as a storm shelter or temporary bugout location. When building an earthen root cellar or storm shelter… Read more »


survival gardening

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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 »


efoods black friday

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“Survival is not about being fearless. It’s about making a decision, getting on and doing it.” Bear Grylls Black Friday deals come every November, and where we decide to spend our dollars says a lot about what we value most. Every offer from eFoods gives you deals on items you will definitely use–delicious food and… Read more »


prepping for animals

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  Livestock both small and large must be kept healthy to provide food and milk for the family during a long-term natural or man-made disaster. When the food supply chain is interrupted for even a short period of time, grocery store shelves will empty in a matter of days – if not hours. The natural… Read more »