Organic Fertilizer Options (No Poo!)

Not everyone wants to use manure in their gardens and some may live in areas where they are not allowed to! There are other options out there for organic fertilizer that don’t involve handling #2 while trying to replenish your garden to get #1 results. In a SHTF situation, knowing options to help grow your …

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Preventing and Treating Scurvy

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  Scurvy is one of those little known diseases in modern times. The reason for that is largely due to the access to foods that are high in ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), not to mention the food that have it added as a preservative. In times past, Scurvy was an ailment mostly suffered by those …

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Making Snares for Survival

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The use of snares has been recorded back as long as there have been records kept! It is a simple, yet effective way to trap fur and meat for warmth and survival. The materials are small, lightweight, and incredibly easy to carry around in your everyday carry bag. Of course, being able to make snares …

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Tin Hat Ranch is Headed to Africa!

      Tin Hat Ranch is Headed to Africa! Yes, you read that correctly. The Tin Hat Ranch is heading to Africa, Liberia to be more accurate.  If you’ve been around the Ranch a while you might remember that Spot (or “the other Mike” at the Tin Hat Ranch) runs a nonprofit that is working …

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10 Uses for SHTF Survival Tampons

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      10 Uses for SHTF Survival Tampons  Do you know what the word tampon actually stands for? Tactical Adventure Medical Preparedness Outdoors Necessity (T.A.M.P.O.N.) All kidding aside, a tampon is an F.D.A. class II medical device. And while it is considered so for its intended purpose, Tampons actually can serve a few medical functions. …

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Homesteading Was Once Considered Patriotic

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Once upon a time, the government actually considered gardening the duty of every American. Homesteading was once considered patriotic. In the last 50 years though, there has been a serious shift in how people view food and the great disconnect most Americans now have is unlike anything ever seen before. During World War I and …

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Looking Back in Time to Look Forward.

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      Looking Back in Time to Look Forward. There are many reasons we prep. Most of us feel that our way of life is not going to continue for much longer and things aren’t going to be so easy. Something as small as a power outage can instantly bring us back an entire …

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The most overlooked prep. Part 2

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    The most overlooked prep. Part 2 If you recall, back when I wrote part one of this series, I was ready to go with a plan. You can read part one here if you missed it. I suggest that you do so you can see where this all started. If you are short …

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It’s In The Bag- Teton Sports Tracker +5 Sleeping Bag

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For those of you that have been around long enough, you will remember the Budget Bug Out Challenge from last year.  I hauled a bunch of gear on a 60 mile “simulated” bug out.  the criteria was simple, I set out to find the least expensive gear to fill the bug out bag that could do …

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7 Flashlight Tips From A Flashaholic

7 Flashlight Tips From A Flashaholic By Todd Jones of Effective Tactics Joseph Selema, YOU are the winner of the “LED Rechargeable Outdoor Headlamp”!  Please respond to the email to claim your prize, you have 24 hours! If you’ve watched “The Walking Dead” you may have noticed that having a flashlight is extremely important. Having …

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