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DIY

30+ Small Cabin Plans for the Homestead Prepper

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If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you’ve probably realized that one of the best ways to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, is an off-grid location. As a prepper or future homestead owner, you have several options. You can try to find an existing home and pour money into it to renovate it as an…

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Gear

The Most Reliable Brands of Duct Tape Money Can Buy

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Duck tape, also known as “duct tape” has been in use since the early 1940’s. Believe it or not, it was first manufactured for the military and called “duck” tape, because it was waterproof. It wasn’t until the mid-1940’s that it became popular for HVAC use and thus was called “duct” tape because of its ability to effectively seal HVAC…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 3: Our Family Comes First

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Jess glanced around as they drove through their neighborhood. Several people had their garage doors open and it was clear they were just starting to pack up their belongings to evacuate. They were definitely ahead of most of their neighbors. As they passed by old man Crankston’s house, she saw his vehicle loaded to the gills but still in the…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 2: Should We Stay or Go?

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You can read chapter 1 here, or see all of the chapters here. By sunrise on Wednesday morning, Jess and Steve were both at the breakfast table going over their stockpile inventory and their bug out planning once more. Steve was watching video of the devastation the Hurricane had brought to the Caribbean already. Jess would take the list she’d…

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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 1: Follow the Plan

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Message from Dan: Hey Pack (and everyone else). Starting today, I will post a weekly chapter of a fiction novel that Megan wrote. To navigate through the chapters, you can use this link. I think you’ll love it, and don’t be shy about offering feedback. Megan might decide to continue writing it (we have 11 chapters so far), or she…

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Prepping

A Prepper’s Guide to Tires

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If you’re not mechanically inclined, you may not give much thought to the importance of tires for your vehicle, other than keeping them properly inflated. If you’re a prepper, you should know the importance of maintaining your vehicle so it’s ready to go if a crisis happens. Smart preppers keep their gas tank close to full at all times by…

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