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Survival

What Are You Going to Do If…?

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When you stop and think about it, it is pretty scary and more than a little bewildering to consider just how much can possibly go wrong, and in all kinds of ways. It’s enough to make you button up the house and never come out. Ok, I’m exaggerating. A little. Not much, but a little. In seriousness, it can actually…

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Guns

Smoothbore Barrels and Rifled Barrels

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The barrel is the heart of any firearm. All other components that comprise a gun exist to fire ammunition through the barrel. It is the barrel that holds the projectile, and contains the gasses produced by the combusting powder that accelerate it along the interior, called the bore. The accuracy, range and power we take for granted with modern firearms…

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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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Homesteading

Elderberry Tincture and Cough Syrup

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Elderberries are a go-to- remedy for many herbalist families. These dried berries come from the Sambucus Nigra plant, and they contain natural, immune-boosting compounds. Evidence shows us that these compounds help us to beat colds and the flu easier and quicker. You can use elderberries to make your tinctures and cough syrups. The processes don’t take long. Tinctures require only…

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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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Guns

Why Are Gun Sales Up in the U.S.?

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Ask any gun shop owner what they like least about the business of selling shooting irons, boomsticks and related gear and they’ll probably give you an answer with something to do about the feast or famine nature of it. The gun market goes through phases like any other, with periods of steady, even frenzied purchasing being punctuated by precipitous drops…

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Homesteading

How to Store Your Harvest

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There is nothing as depressing as taking the time to grow enough food for the winter, only to find it spoiled just a short while afterwards. From apples and pears to potatoes and squash, this guide will teach you exactly how to store and manage the dozens of crops from your harvest, to have a steady food supply throughout the…

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Homesteading

Is Treated Lumber Safe for Raised Beds?

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Over the years there has been a lot of talk about pressure treated lumber and its use in gardening, and specifically for raised beds. Like most things, the more people talk about a particular topic the more the truth gets diluted, and the myths and incorrect facts get shared as truths. In this article we are going to look at…

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