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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 64: September 27th – October 5th 2019

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Hello Pack. We just finished yet another week without rain. The forecast keeps teasing us with some rain, but it never materializes. The chances of losing our upper pasture to this mini drought are getting greater and greater. I am going to buy more hay, and just figure the pasture is lost. Worst case scenario I have too much hay.…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 62: September 15th – September 21st 2019

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Hello Pack. This has probably been the busiest and most tiring week of prepping in months. Finally, and for real this time, all the hay on our survival homestead has been baled. We put up 225 bales of hay with the help of our tribe members. My former Marine nephew, Conner, who insisted on carrying two 50-pound square bales at…

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Opinion

9/11 Reflections – The Day America Lost Its Innocence

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It has been 18 years since America and everyone privileged to live in this great land, was forever changed. I recall hearing adults talk about where they were and what they were doing when JFK was shot, and during the attack on Pearl Harbor Having not been born during either shocking national incident, I never really fully understood how watching…

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Recipes

The Easiest Peach Preserve Recipe

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Canning jams, jellies, and preserves has become one of my favorite summertime activities. My husband, Bobby, was the canner in the family, and I was the dehydrating expert, until 2 years ago. Since we have a large survival homesteading retreat and are growing and raising the bulk of our own food now, he decided it was time for me to…

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Guns

Steps to Getting Your Federal Firearms License

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Getting a federal firearms license (FFL) is not as difficult as many folks seem to believe, but it does require completing copious amounts of government forms, and paying a fairly nominal licensing fee. A federal firearms license is issued by the United States federal government to businesses, individuals, and partnerships. The FFL allows a person or an entity to sell,…

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