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How to Make an Oven out of a #10 Can

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The only hard part about making an oven out of a #10 can is finding a can actually still made out of metal. Once upon a time you could walk into any grocery store and buy a metal can of coffee, but plastic is king now and those days are gone. Boy Scouts have been making tin can cookers to…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 8 – Aug 12th – 19th 2018

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This has been an exciting week on our survival homesteading retreat. At first, it looked like Murphy’s Law was going to stick around, but thankfully it did not. At the beginning of the week, Harley suddenly began suffering from the same right leg – shoulder trouble as Ruby. It is just so strange. I doctored Harley, also a high-strung mare,…

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Recipes

Homemade Salsa Recipe

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Salsa is super easy to make and allows you to use of the odds and ends from your garden in quite a delicious way. There are many different types of salsa recipes floating around in cookbooks and on the internet, but this is my very favorite. Our prepping tribe member Matty came up with this concoction, and is is incredible…

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Homesteading

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

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Chickens are a perfect survival livestock, no matter where you live or how much land you own. They provide both meat and eggs, while helping rid your garden area of bugs that can destroy your crops. Most cities and small towns allow chickens to be kept, but may place restrictions on the number of birds, breed types, and the possibility…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 4

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It has been a very sad week on our survival homesteading retreat. We suddenly, and without warning, tragically lost a member of our tribe – a man everyone would probably agree was the most valuable member. My husband’s childhood buddy Mark, although everyone called him Matty (and I never really grasped why) or Mad Dog, collapsed at the local pharmacy…

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Prepping

59 Baking Soda Uses You’ve Never Thought Of

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Are you stockpiling baking soda? If not, you should be. The incredibly inexpensive little boxes of sodium bicarbonate compound boasts copious amounts of medical, household, and outdoor uses. Baking soda contains nahcolite (a mineral) and is recovered from dissolved mineral springs. It consists primarily of organic oils and crystalline grains. Getting rid of refrigerator odors and stirring it into baking…

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