prepping how to guide

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  The final installment of the eFoodsDirect Fall Survival Guide is a roundup of prepping how-to projects that might just boggle the mind. In just a few short generations, many Americans have become so divorced from the self-reliant mindset and skills of our ancestors that completing a simple home improvement project generates anxiety and a… Read more »


off the grid careers

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  Living off the grid or at your dream survival retreat might be more affordable that you think. Unless you are independently wealthy, an income must still be earned while preparing for a SHTF scenario. More than a few notable accomplished preparedness authors, presenters, and radio show personalities left lucrative and high-powered positions to live more simply… 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 »


traps and snares

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  Would you know how to hunt for food during a long-term emergency or grid down scenario? Food, water, and shelter are the basics of survival. Not enough of one will surely result in the demise of the family or mutual assistance group. Survival snares and traps will help feed the family during a lengthy… 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 »