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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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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 3: Our Family Comes First

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Jess glanced around as they drove through their neighborhood. Several people had their garage doors open and it was clear they were just starting to pack up their belongings to evacuate. They were definitely ahead of most of their neighbors. As they passed by old man Crankston’s house, she saw his vehicle loaded to the gills but still in the…

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Gear

Top Survival Items for your Wallet

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When putting together your everyday carry kit, you need items that can easily be concealed. These are typically small, lightweight items that you can keep in your pocket. You also want to focus on items that you can keep with you 24 hours a day. If you are like me, you probably never let your wallet out of your sight.…

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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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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 2: Should We Stay or Go?

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You can read chapter 1 here, or see all of the chapters here. By sunrise on Wednesday morning, Jess and Steve were both at the breakfast table going over their stockpile inventory and their bug out planning once more. Steve was watching video of the devastation the Hurricane had brought to the Caribbean already. Jess would take the list she’d…

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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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Weathering the Storm Together Novel

Weathering the Storm Together, Chapter 1: Follow the Plan

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Message from Dan: Hey Pack (and everyone else). Starting today, I will post a weekly chapter of a fiction novel that Megan wrote. To navigate through the chapters, you can use this link. I think you’ll love it, and don’t be shy about offering feedback. Megan might decide to continue writing it (we have 11 chapters so far), or she…

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