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Homesteading

The Mittleider Gardening Method

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Simply put, the Mittleider System is the result of ‘Nearly six decades… of almost constant study, research, and field application on food production problems in many parts of the world’ by Jacob Mittleider, which produced ‘a synthesis of the best features of several major methods of gardening’ (quoting Mittleider Soil Bed Gardening). In practical terms, it is a regenerative system…

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Prepping

The Full List of Barter Items for SHTF

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Dictionary.com defines ‘to barter’ as: “to trade by exchange of commodities rather than by the use of money.” In a true survival situation, money basically loses its value (because the most important of the items it can theoretically buy become so valuable), so bartering is much more use. Even so, there are some easily stockpiled, easily carried supplies, many of…

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Survival Food

Here’s the Deal with Expiration Dates

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40% of store bought food in America is thrown out unused, according to the National Resources Defense Council. That is about $218 billion of food wasted every year. About ⅕th  of this is caused by 90% of Americans throwing food out prematurely, for fear of eating it after the safety dates. Having a sound understanding of how little these dates…

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Outdoors

The Full List of Bushcraft Skills You Should Know

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The following list of skills is pretty exhaustive, but it will be of no use if you don’t approach things in the right way. A guide which is often used is Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’. This starts with the ‘physiological’, in order: air (probably a given in any environment), water, food, shelter, sleep, clothing. Then come ‘health’ and security, and…

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Prepping

Basic Survival and Prepping Skills you Need to Know

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As preppers and bushcrafters, we all know that guy. The one with every new gadget, clever tool and toy, but no real idea what he’s doing. Don’t be that guy. Having good equipment is important, but enough practice with the right skills will always make much more difference and eventually could even replace the equipment altogether. If you can make…

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