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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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Homesteading

Planting and Growing Moringa Trees

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Moringa trees are not only entirely edible, but they grow rapidly and boast a gigantic amount of nutritional value. In typically only takes just a few months for a moringa tree to grow large enough to be harvested for food and natural medicine. The Moringa is a tree of many names, and even one highly descriptive nickname: The Tree of…

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Homesteading

How to Free Range Rabbits

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You can, and should, be free ranging rabbits. You neighbors, maybe even your significant other might think you are nuts, but the benefits to raising meat rabbits in this manner far outweigh the initial weird looks you will surely receive. Free ranging livestock is the most humane, natural, money-saving way to raise your animals. Keeping livestock this way will cause…

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