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Recipes

Interactive Interview With Grannie Pam

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Photo courtesy of Grannie Pam Peters Many of our longest The Survivalist Blog readers requested a recipe section be added to the website. Dan thought that was a superb idea and got busy creating a new section that would provide useful survival, homesteading, and off grid cooking recipes. The recipe section request sparked an idea for another new, and I…

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What I Did to Prep This Week

What I Did To Prep This Week. Week 2: Hay Epic Fail, Historic Tomato Seed Success And Herd Expansion

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Hello The Survivalist Blog community. This week on the homestead was another hot one mixed with the ill-timed brief yet, fierce storms. The wettest year on record continues in my beautiful neck of the woods. We are merely alternating between desert-like conditions and flash flooding. The ever changing weather has made it especially hard to do anything, including tending to…

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Homesteading

How To Manage Your Goats

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Goats are perfect animal to have on a survival homestead. Even if you live in suburbia, you should have enough space to keep a Pygmy or Nigerian Dwarf goat – they are not any larger than a typical family dog. There are approximately 200 different breeds of goats. A goat will provide the family with both milk and meat. Some…

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Homesteading

How To Raise Rabbits From A to Z

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Rabbits are one of the best survival livestock options. They are far less expensive to buy and keep than nearly any other meat source – and of course reproduce rapidly. You don’t need much space at all to keep even a fairly large colony of rabbits, making them an ideal source for a prepper who lives on only a small…

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DIY

3 Homemade Mosquito Traps That Are Dirt-Cheap

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Summer is my favorite time of the year, but I (like all of you, I imagine) could do without all the dang mosquitoes that come along with it. Trying to pull weeds in your survival garden while getting the blood sucked out of your legs and arms by those vile insects, is absolutely no fun at all. You could dig…

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Homesteading

Food Preservation Done Right

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You work tirelessly for weeks and months to create a bountiful harvest and cultivating livestock. You spend countless hours hunting in the woods and at your favorite fishing hole, to ensure the family will have enough food to get through the winter and to stockpile for emergencies. All of those efforts will be for nothing if the food grown, raised,…

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Opinion

My Story of How I Became a Prepper

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My journey to become a prepper started in 2011. Until one fateful day in July, I had mocked my beloved husband’s survivalistic tendencies. I would roll my eyes when I walked into the root cellar substitute room in our basement to grab something and had to maneuver around his buckets of long-term storage food and other preparedness gear. My Bobby…

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Homesteading

Watchdogs and Guard Dogs for Survival

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No survival homesteading retreat or bugin home regardless of location, would be complete without a dog. Not just any dog will do. To protect your home/retreat, family, or livestock, requires specific breeds of dogs that are trained to enhance their natural watchdog, livestock guardian dog, or herding tendencies. During a SHTF scenario, keeping what you have will be a 24/7…

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