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The Quick & Cheap Mead Method

Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:47 Written by
Published in Jobs
Here's a recipe to make a gallon of mead using ingredients you can buy at your local store and no special equipment. No hard-to-get artisan honey, no special mead yeast, no carboys or bottling equipment. The cost of everything will run you about $15 and you can have the mead…

Brewing Mead

Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:39 Written by
Published in Jobs
In my article about considering mead brewing as a trade, I described a lot of benefits to being a brewer, but the biggest joy of all is the final, delicious product that you made with your own hands, and the enlisted help of some honey bees and friendly microorganisms. There…

Purchasing Prepared Meals and Dehydrated Foods

Saturday, 14 July 2012 20:39 Written by
Published in Food
Sometimes, it could make more sense to purchase prepared meals or dehydrated and freeze dried foods. By purchasing these food storage products, you can quickly build your food reserves.  The following article will discuss some of the benefits, cons, and things I have learned along the way. 

Packaging Food Storage Items

Thursday, 12 July 2012 22:29 Written by
Published in Food
If you are planning to store foods for long term storage, your food storage items should be located in a cool-dry-dark area, and free of oxygen. Cool temperatures extend the life of your stored foods drastically. Dry, or moisture free areas, keep your food from spoiling. Lastly, dark and oxygen…

POAB Series: 2 - Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Monday, 09 July 2012 21:04 Written by
Published in On a Budget
So you are prepping on a budget. Let’s discuss one common purchase that I think is really important, and can save you a few dollars in the long run. When purchasing a container to store water for your Survival Bag, buy a Stainless Steel water bottle. 

Our Garden - First Look

Wednesday, 04 July 2012 01:48 Written by
Published in Food
Growing up, I was lucky enough to gain invaluable experience working on a small farm near my house. My employer, Frank, was a 75 year old farmer that had broken his hip a few years before. He had farmed his land for decades, but because of his age and disability,…

Every Storm is a Training Opportunity

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 02:42 Written by
Published in Getting Started
If you live in the Northeast, then you were likely affected by the record setting heat wave and thunderstorms in Late June 2012. While the heat was uncomfortable, for the majority of us, the heat by itself is not a huge concern. It is summer, is expected, and we can…

The Results of Normalcy Bias

Monday, 02 July 2012 10:34 Written by
Published in Financial
Modern American society has no collective memory of serious struggles such as the Great Depression or in most cases, Total War.  With the exception of those few surviving retirees who are well in their 80s, Americans have come to expect perpetual “good times” as a birthright.

POAB Series: 1 - Water Filtration

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:50 Written by
Published in On a Budget
This is a new series that will discuss Prepping on a budget (POAB). Let’s face it; if you are a serious prepper then you know that the lifestyle can be expensive. When people ask about getting into prepping, I always recommend conducting research to determine what is truly needed, before…

She Bakes, I Dehydrate

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:05 Written by
Published in Getting Started
I really enjoy the prepping lifestyle, more specifically the building of my food reserves. My preferred food storage method is dehydrating. I dehydrate between 20-50 lbs of fruits and vegetables a week. In fact, my Excalibur dehydrator is busy almost every day. I meticulously plan the dehydrating schedule, food packaging,…

Origins of the Collapse

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:59 Written by
Published in Financial
While many visiting this site and in the broader “Prepper” realm have differing views of what the degree and final make-up of the struggles ahead will resemble when TSHTF, my personal interactions with fellow like minded individuals have indicated that most see this in some way stemming from some variety…

Local Farmer's Markets

Sunday, 17 June 2012 23:03 Written by
Published in Food
This year I've been going to my local farmer's market each weekend to supplement my food storage. I always bring $50 in cash and an empty trunk. It is amazing how much produce I am able to purchase. Keep in mind that it will not always look like the grocery…

The Mead Brewer

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 01:15
Published in Jobs
Honey lasts indefinitely. Yeast can be re-cultured. Water can be collected from rain. Alcohol will always be in demand. Put everything together and what do you got? A potentially lucrative post-SHTF career, as well as a fun pre-SHTF hobby. Why not master the art now, while the ingredients are still…

Junk Silver Guide

Monday, 04 June 2012 22:16 Written by
Published in Financial
If you want to have silver for prepping purposes, I would concentrate on purchasing junk silver. Some preppers believe that if the dollar were to collapse, junk silver coins would provide an alternative to paper money. Before you get into purchasing silver, first you need to understand what junk silver…

Buying Silver

Monday, 04 June 2012 02:09 Written by
Published in Financial
Now, let me first caveat this article by saying I am new to purchasing silver. I would like to claim that I have extensive experience purchasing precious metals, and I have a safe full of coins and bullion. But, that is not the case. I have spent the past nine…
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