prep week 14
What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 14 – SEP 23rd – 29th 2018

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It has been a week of rinse and repeat here on our survival homesteading retreat. I didn’t really focus on how long it takes to get the hay and firewood in each year until I started writing about it to share here with the pack. Weather and equipment issues (rinse and repeat…again) plagued some of our efforts, but 90 percent…

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Recipes

Flu Soup Recipe

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This recipe has been handed down in my family for generations, which each woman who tucked it away in her cookout altering it slightly along the way – until complete perfection was achieved. This is a vegetable-soup based recipe that uses up whatever grew in great abundance in your garden and is therefore filled with powerful nutrients to help you…

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prep week 12
What I Did to Prep This Week

What I did to Prep This Week – Week 12 – Sep 9th – 15th 2018

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Well Pack, it was a week of frugality, functionality, and flooding here on our survival homesteading retreat. I could call it a three Fs kind of week, but thanks to the flooding and some barbed wire entangling, there was another F tossed about by a few of our tribe members during work details…but I won’t chat about those outbursts here.…

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DIY, Prepping

Taking Care of Dental Emergencies Post-SHTF

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Medical preps are the most difficult aspect of any survival plan – and toothache remedies are not exception. Actually, it is usually a bit more difficult acquire a quality toothache and SHTF oral care and repair kit than it is to buy or assemble an emergency medical kit. Growing your own apothecary should be a top priority for all preppers.…

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prep week 10
What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 10 – Aug 26th – Sept 1st 2018

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Harvesting and preserving time may be over, but there is still plenty of hot, sweaty, and dirty work going on here on our survival homesteading retreat. Our preps this week were primarily focused on moving downed trees that had been drying, chopping them up, and then splitting them to make firewood. Bobby and I had several “date nights” out enjoying…

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DIY

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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prep week 8
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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