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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 9: A Helping Hand

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After Steve and Ned finished testing the solar generator switch without any issues, they rounded up Jeff and Sammy to go over gun safety tips and do some target practice. Ned instructed Jeff on loading and using the handgun while Steve introduced Sammy to safety, cleaning, and use of the rifle. After about an hour, Jess called them all in…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 73: December 1st 2019 – December 7th 2019

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The view from the hill. It was a chilly early morning out hunting on our survival homestead for some of our tribe members, but a productive one that resulted in two bucks being harvested. Hello Pack. It’s been a windy, chilly, and muddy week here on our survival homestead this week. Most of our preps at the moment involve hunting…

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Survival

Here’s How to Survive an Armed Robbery

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The stick-up is a crime nearly as old as time: a robber, sometimes more than one, threatens you with harm or death if you don’t part with your valuables. It is one of the first proper violent crimes many criminals commit, and one of the most common threats in many places, rural or urban, all around the world. The simple…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 72: November 24th 2019 – November 30th 2019

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Happy Thanksgiving, Pack! I hope you enjoyed a bountiful dinner and the loving company of family and friends. Approximately one minute after the Thanksgiving turkey is served each year the grandkiddos become allowed to sign Christmas songs. Doing so before the November holiday always costs them a Christmas present. Christmas is my favorite time of year – well, it is…

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Survival

Thanksgiving Survival Lessons from The Pilgrims

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Thanksgiving will soon be upon us, fellow preppers. In our politically correct society, this honored tradition of sitting down to a massive family meal and giving thanks for all of our many blessings, will surely bring about controversy again this year. The liberal talking heads on television will be bickering about Christopher Columbus, the pilgrims, and Native Americans as the…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 71: November 17th 2019 – November 23rd 2019

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Hello, Pack. We have had the usual Ohio weather this week, rain followed by winter weather, and then in what seemed like just a few hours later we actually got a taste of fall temperatures. We have been doing mostly indoor preps this week, other than tending to the livestock. We worked on some inventory lists and built a few…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 8 – Table Talks

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Ned Crankston awoke on the couch the next morning to the smell of breakfast cooking. He sat up and ran a hand through his hair. “Good morning neighbor” Steve said from his seat at the table. “Breakfast is almost ready. You have just enough time to wash up if you like, first.” “Thanks, I’ll just be a minute.” Ned headed…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 70: November 10th 2019 – November 16th 2019

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Hello Pack. Winter has arrived on our survival homestead folks, or at least it feels like it. Only in Ohio could you go from wearing sleeveless clothing to cracking ice in a poultry waterer in such a rapid amount of time. One day this past week we had 60 degree weather, the next day we had temperatures below freezing. In…

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10 Ingenious Uses for Sandbags

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Sandbags. One tool that is indispensable for dealing with rising water, be it from a river that has crested its banks or a biblical deluge that is turning a once dry suburb into a drowned wasteland. Sandbags are laborious to fill and take time to emplace, but there is little that can do what they do for preventing and mitigating…

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