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Prepping

59 Baking Soda Uses You’ve Never Thought Of

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Are you stockpiling baking soda? If not, you should be. The incredibly inexpensive little boxes of sodium bicarbonate compound boasts copious amounts of medical, household, and outdoor uses. Baking soda contains nahcolite (a mineral) and is recovered from dissolved mineral springs. It consists primarily of organic oils and crystalline grains. Getting rid of refrigerator odors and stirring it into baking…

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Prepping

Stocking Up on an Afternoon at Wal-Mart or at Amazon

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Living in the Internet Age of Information Bombardment, it’s easy to get entranced by the idea that you’ll need the one, perfect specialty item or piece of equipment to tick off that box on your prepper checklist.  True, there is a wide world of specialty gear out there, and some of it is nothing short of amazing, and well worth…

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Prepping

Essential Pieces of Gear to Have In Every Emergency Survival Kit

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Discussions or guides that offer recommendations about what supplies and items you should have in what quantities in to order to survive a given type of disaster are common. No two crises and climates are alike, and so this format has merit. Differing climates and situations mandate different approaches. I myself might have written more than a few paragraphs just…

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7 Hunter-Gatherer Skills You Should Practice

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When it comes to prepping, one of the most commonly asked questions revolves around what kind of event is coming and how to make sure you are prepared for it when it comes. There are in fact such a wide range of events that could occur that it’s nearly impossible to prepare specifically for all of them. So, what’s a…

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Recipes

Gypsy Pasta Salad – A Survival Meal In a Jar Recipe

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This is a super simple and quick recipe that makes great use ingredients that come fresh from the garden, are inexpensive shelf-stable commodities – or even foraged from the wild. This dish might not look like the most delicious 1-pot meal you have ever seen, but just wait until you bite into it – the combined flavors over a bed…

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Prepping

How to Get a Reluctant Spouse Onboard With Prepping

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Marriage takes work. We all know that, even if we aren’t married. And things are not always rosy and blissful in the best of times. For preppers, unless you lucked out and married someone equally keen on being ready for any eventuality great or small, you have probably run into friction with your spouse before over any number of things…

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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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Proactive Prepper Training

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For all the research, study and acquisition preppers put into their crisis survival planning, it seems to me many put off actual practice, save for a few specific skills. Sure, plenty of us will get in camping, hunting, hiking and trigger time whenever we can. Those skills are very enjoyable and certainly count as hobbies all on their own. Those…

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