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DIY Prepper Security

DIY Prepper Security Buying time, that is truly what security is about.  Security stops no one, it only provides enough time for you to react to a threat.  I’ve spent my professional life in the physical and electronic security world, protecting high value assets throughout the United States.  Ultimately speaking, my job is to purchase time. …

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How To Get Your HAM Radio License In 7 Days

      How To Get Your HAM Radio License In 7 Days The HAM Radio license, it seems, is one of the biggest prepping mysteries.  Communications will be very important in any disaster,  be it a local disaster, a regional event like Katrina, or even an all out grid down event.  I myself fell prey …

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Five Ways to Keep Meat without Refrigeration

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    Five Ways to Keep Meat without Refrigeration Written by Sherry Willis   Living on a ranch 40 miles from the nearest grocery store tends to promote food storage.  Especially when the last 7 miles or so of that road were straight up a mountain and were often not passable in the winter.  Since we …

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The most overlooked prep. The out of shape, overweight prepper.

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    The most overlooked prep. The out of shape, overweight prepper.   It recently occurred to me that I have been seriously lacking in one area of preparedness…me. Allow me to explain.   Much like you, I have been building my preps for some time. I am well stocked on all of the things …

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Including Bartering Items in Your Preps

      Including Bartering Items in Your Preps When a prepper gets to a certain point in their journey, they hit the “what now?” phase. They have hit their goals for stored supplies and are on a rotation cycle, they have their paperwork and bags taken care of for a bug out situation, and …

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Five Steps to Start Homesteading Right Where You Are

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  Five Steps to Start Homesteading Right Where You Are. By Sherry Willis   The concept of Homesteading has always held a particular thrill in American culture. The very word calls forth romantic images of covered wagons creaking slowly across a dusty prairie and the triumphant battle against untamed nature. These homesteaders were a tough …

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Dutch Deals: Military Surplus Bug Out Bag

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    Dutch Deals: Military Surplus Bug Out Bag Everybody is always looking for a deal, right? But a deal is only a deal if the product you get in return is a quality product. Buying something at a cheap price does not always mean you got a deal. Sometimes you just got something cheap. That …

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Hitting the Wall – Dealing with Prepper Burnout

      Hitting the Wall – Dealing with Prepper Burnout   I’ve seen it happen countless times.  Someone gets the “bug” for disaster planning and they go pedal to the metal, putting together bug out bags for each family member, buying several cases of freeze-dried food and bottled water, and signing up for first …

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Common Prepper Mistakes – Relying on Untested Gear

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      Common Prepper Mistakes – Relying On Untested Gear     One of the most common mistakes I see preppers make is a reliance on untested gear.  It typically goes something like this.   Joe Prepper comes across a review online for this snazzy new type of camp stove.  Not only will it …

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Say Cheese! How To Make Cheese

      Say Cheese! Written by Amy Queen-Edge.  How To Make Cheese We have raised goats for almost ten years now. At first, it was ONLY for our state’s agricultural exemption.  Reducing land taxes is always a plus, but we soon realized the additional benefits of having goats:  meat, milk and cheese.  When our goats …

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