How to Build A Barrel Stove

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  Wood is and will be the primary source of off grid heating for preppers and homesteaders.  It is inexpensive, plentiful, and renewable.  Unfortunately, current regulations are strangling the wood stove market.  Prices are climbing ever higher as manufacturers are struggling to meet the emissions requirements set by the EPA.  Fortunately for us, for now …

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5 Chores That Will Still Be There When The Grid Goes Down

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Just because a meteor struck Europe and sunk it into the Atlantic doesn’t mean you won’t have to mow the lawn.  People tend to romanticize SHTF, yet the mundane tasks of daily life will probably still be the norm, albeit there may be a bit more excitement.  You can’t escape the everyday, the every day …

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30 Best Shotguns

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I must subconsciously be looking for a shotgun as this is the second article this week about them.  If you had to pick one firearm to own, the shotgun would be in the top three.  You can’t actually own just one firearm, as you all know, the minimum price of entry into the prepper club …

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Personal Hygiene and Camp Sanitation in a Survival Situation

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  Whether you realize it or not, we live in a pretty sanitized world, over-sanitized if you ask me.  When the switch to the grid gets permanently put to the “off” position things will rapidly change.  You might not have access to easily obtained water (i.e. faucet), garbage pick up will be a thing of …

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21 Things Preppers Should Never Throw Away

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If I dare showed you folks pictures of my garage, basement, or certain select areas of my home you would cast me on Hoarders before Doomsday Preppers.  It takes an act of God to separate me from junk, quite literally, tornadoes, floods, fire, etc.  When I get one of those assemble at home pieces of furniture …

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How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shotgun

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The shotgun, the duct tape of the firearms world.  No other single weapon can bring down a bird in flight, large game, and still be really good at personal defense.  Sure, many other weapons do better at specific tasks, but nothing is as good all around as this trusty stick.  Even so, recent innovations have …

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41 Eco-Friendly Green Ways to Save Money

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It is amazing how much convenience has been added to our lives over the past century.  The entrepreneurial formula is simple, find a task we do everyday and create a product that can do it faster or more convenient.   The paper towel is a great example.  If a spill occurs, just use one and …

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G-MAG Saltwater Charger, Part 1 with Backyard Amusement

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In this video we take a brief look at the G-MAG Salt Water Charger. This off grid device is great for charging both on the run, and on demand. No waiting for a sunny day, just put in salt, add water and charge away. This nifty little device will charge everything, from batteries, AA, AAA, …

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Saturday Survival Serial – Week 17

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If you are new to the series or have missed any episodes, you can find them all right here! Jimmy stood in the snow and fading light with his shotgun aimed at the blood soaked man. He heard steps behind him but didn’t dare turn and look, hoping it was Brad. “Everyone, just calm down. Let’s …

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10 Preparedness Items Under $10

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few days, you might have noticed that the Tin Hat Ranch is giving away preparedness items with every article in appreciation of our fans.  Since we are giving away an item with every article, and we are not made out of money, we decided to …

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