Baby Steps into Solar

      Baby Steps into Solar. The Tin Hat Ranch recently took the plunge into going solar which we shared with you in The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power.  We realize that while most preppers have a solar system in there ultimate prepping plans, it could be a far way off. This could …

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Homesteading Will Lead to Preparedness

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  The lines between a homesteader and a prepper are extremely gray, almost non-existent depending on the topic at hand. A homesteader, out of necessity, will practice many of the same behaviors that a prepper does. They put extra food up just in case of an emergency. They have to always look toward the future: …

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5 Ways to Hide Your Things in Plain Sight

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        5 Ways to Hide Your Things in Plain Sight. We all know the value of keeping valuables from prying eyes. I think by now we all also know that we need to keep cash on hand in case of a SHTF event. Without power, our current form of currency, also known …

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Sunforce Solar LED Motion Light

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  Sunforce Solar LED Motion Light Gear of the Mornin’ has been an on and off staple at the Tin Hat Ranch for sometime.  GOTM, as it is internally known here at the Ranch, focuses on finding interesting and useful items for the prepper.  We usually pick from three types of items when we choose …

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Getting Your Body Ready for SHTF

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      Getting Your Body Ready for SHTF. Steven Stavola Much has been written about having the things you need in an emergency situation.  You can find articles about gear, food storage, and other necessary skills in many places.  One thing you don’t hear about though is preparing the most important tool – yourself.  …

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The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

    The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power. Humanity has survived since the dawn of time without electricity, yet today’s society would collapse in an instant should the grid go down for any length of time.  Most of us do not need electricity to live, but even in a grid down scenario, electricity gives …

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How Not to Get Blisters When Bugging Out.

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      It doesn’t matter if you are bugging out on foot, hiking, backpacking, or running, blisters seem to form with ease while doing any of these activities. One blister in the wrong place can bring you to a screeching halt in a hurry. This could spell catastrophe in a bug out or back …

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DIY Off Grid Solar- Solar Safety and the Battery Box

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Safety is the most often overlooked aspect of any DIY project.  It’s usually an afterthought at best, but something with this much power and potential for property destruction and injury, it should be at the forefront.  Join us as we run through the things you need to be concerned with in your DIY Off Grid …

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6 Sure Fire Ways To Shed Prepper Pounds..with the Fit Bit Surge

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Your car has a gas gauge.  Most cars today have some sort of computer that calculates the energy in versus the energy out, or gas mileage.  These tools help you to know when it is time to add in more energy.  The human body these features as well, but they don’t react as fast.  We …

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How to Make Rope from Trash Bags

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    How to Make Rope from Trash Bags The art of making your own rope is a dying skill. Its is super easy to run out and buy some. Most preppers own enough paracord to wrap completely around the earth 5 or 6 times. But making rope is a skill that every prepper should …

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