Preppers and Ebola: What You Need To Know

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  The recent Ebola outbreak in Africa has gone from bad to worse, with the possible spread worldwide alarming many officials.  The civilized world has not seen an epidemic outbreak of a deadly in almost a century.  There is virtually nobody left on the planet with a memory of the devastating effects, as house to …

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Preppers: 5 Things To Ask Your Doctor

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Just about every person I know avoids the doctor like the plague, myself included.  I have to be dragged kicking and screaming to make a well visit to the doctor.  From a logical prepper standpoint, regular visits to the doctor make sense.  You want to know if things are going wrong with your greatest prepping …

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Canning Tips For Beginners

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Canning is a cornerstone for any prepper or homesteader.  This method of preserving this year’s harvest to keep throughout the winter increased the probability os surviving to next year’s harvest.  Most of the world now views canning as an unnecessary hobby, but we know better, it is a skill every prepper must learn.  It can …

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How To Make A Living Off The Grid

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No matter how hard we try you have no choice to deal in currency in at least one situation, when the tax man cometh.  Lots of folks dream of living off the grid to avoid generating bills and to take control over their destinies.  No more electric bill, fuel bill, water bill, gone.  Even so, …

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DIY Solar Panels

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All of us here wish we were completely off the grid, running our lives on alternative energy.  Solar is the most popular choice today, unfortunately solar power can be quite expensive.  Lucky for us we can save quite a bit of money if we want to make our own panels.  This DIY video is very …

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64 Ways to Re-purpose A Pallet

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OK, we admit it, at the Tin Hat Ranch we have a soft spot for pallets.  Call it a love affair, quite possibly.  Every time we see one of these articles we have to share.  Pallets are plentiful and cheap (or free), so maybe some of you might put a pallet to one of these …

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50 Things You Should STOP Buying and START Making

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I’ve said this dozens of times, we are removed from the skills of our ancestors because of convenience.  We use washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and lawn mowers, out of convenience.  The same is true for food, the food we eat, we eat out of convenience.  While the original intent might have been fine, the loss …

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5 Ways a CME Can Change The World

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The Carrington Event, ever heard of it?  As a prepper, this event should be known and studied by all.  September 1-2, 1859 one of the largest geomagnetic storms ever witnessed took place.  The sun had spewed charged particles directly towards the earth in a Coronal Mass Ejection.  Aurorae lit up the night skies, from the North …

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70+ Homestead Hacks

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Every once and a while someone puts in an extraordinary amount of time to pull together a bunch of information on the web and makes a nice compendium on a particular subject.  This is one of those articles, from how to weigh a pig without a scale to a DIY smoker made from a flower …

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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 18

If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here! Jimmy was exhausted and it was only noon. People were nervous, anxious, and he didn’t blame them. With a sickness going around and no luxurious hospitals around, even the common cold made people wary. Jimmy had the …

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