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  When developing a self-reliance plan for the family, hands-on training should be a constant priority. The “one is none and two is one” philosophy teaches us to have backup for our backup from a supply purchasing standpoint. To be completely self-reliant, we must use that same mindset as a guide when considering how to… Read more »


72 hours

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If you think that the government is going to come to your aid during a disaster, then maybe you should learn about 72. The rule of 72 is well known to government officials and rescue organizations. It stands for 72 hours, the time when citizens will be left on their own to survive, however they… Read more »


equine care

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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 »


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 »


dandelion recipes

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The dandelion can be used for a host of both natural remedies and delicious food recipes. This wild little plant is useful in combating common ailments and readily available to consume in a survival situation. Dandelions may seem like a nuisance in the yard, but before you mow over the little yellow flowers, pause to… Read more »


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Last week, my friend came to visit so we could do some hardcore geocaching (see geocaching.com for more information). We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to get out again, despite the bumps, bruises, and bites (those darn mosquitoes!). We found hundreds of caches (yes, we’re pretty committed to the game), but near one… Read more »


chopping wood for fitness

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  Self-reliance lifestyle plans are not complete until the importance of physical fitness is addressed.During either an emergency scenario of nearly any duration, a strong back is just as integral to survival as a strong mind shelves filled with food, equipment, ammunition and weapons. Working out in order to survive the demands of a disaster… 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 »